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 has in position a long-standing Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme, which focuses on:

  • Education;
  • Environmental conservation;
  • Women empowerment;
  • Youth empowerment; and
  • Skills development.

The objectives behind the programme are to enhance the ability of marginalised people to participate in the local economy and to promote initiatives geared towards engendering environmental sensitivities and awareness, whilst also encouraging active staff participation.  Through this programme, Dube TradePort Corporation is making a significant contribution to the upliftment of communities surrounding the Dube TradePort precinct.

CSI Initiatives

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.

The programme includes the following initiatives:

  • 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.