Corporate Social Investment

Dube TradePort Corporation recognises and acknowledges that South Africa faces numerous socio-economic challenges which are currently negatively affecting the growth and development of the country and its people.

Both the public and private sectors have a critical role to play in overcoming the deficiencies created by poverty and the under-development of people. As a concerned and responsible citizen, Dube TradePort Corporation has long-demonstrated its belief in contributing towards making a positive impact on overcoming barriers to development.

Dube TradePort Corporation's Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives focus on meeting the following socio-economic objectives:

  • A focus on conservation, environmental awareness, education and waste management;
  • A focus on infrastructural development and enterprise creation or reconstruction in under-developed areas;
  • A focus on rural communities and urban renewal programmes; and
  • A focus on education and skills development in increasing the sustainability of surrounding communities. The objectives are aimed at enhancing the ability of marginalised Black people to participate in the local economy.

The organisation's comprehensive and long-running CSI programme encourages active staff participation. Through its dedicated financial support and regular staff participation, Dube TradePort Corporation is making a significant contribution to the upliftment of communities in areas surrounding the Dube TradePort precinct.

Dube TradePort CSI Programmes

During the past several years a range of educational institutions, including Nkosibomvu Secondary School, Trubel Primary school, Hambanathi Primary School, La Mercy Primary School, Umdloti Primary School, Sontshenge Primary School, Blackburn Primary School, Sarasvati Primary school, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mangosuthu University of Technology and Durban University of Technology, have all benefited from one or more of Dube TradePort Corporation's CSI initiatives.

DTPC's CSI programmes include the following:

  • Food for Recyclables Programme;
  • Employee involvement initiatives;
  • School Uniforms Programme;
  • Solar Power Installations;
  • Internship Programmes;
  • Bursary Programmes;
  • Provision of Science Laboratory Kits;
  • Provision of Text Books;
  • Provision of Rain Water Harvesting Facilities.