Cell C girl website Launch

Mobile Network Cell C in partnership with Tomorrow Trust, a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 that helps children from orphaned and disadvantaged backgrounds throughout their education, launched their CSI (corporate social Investment) initiative, Cell C Girl, a website on 4 September at the Mall of Africa Ster Kinekor Imax theatre. The launch was to introduce the extension of the Cell C take a girl child to work program which is a day where girl children are taken to the work place by various companies to see what the people who work there do on a daily basis the program has been in South Africa since 2003.

During the launch the girls heard talks from different women, which focused on the main 3 areas, Skye Wallace one of the girls who was a beneficiary of a bursary said the bursary provided for her in ways that she did not expect like rent contribution, data, study skills like tips and tricks that help during exams. She also spoke about what being in university helped her to understand and learn about herself. Asnath Mahapa motivated them to dream bigger than their circumstances, to believe in themselves and know that there is nothing they cannot achieve even in a male dominated field like aviation.

The program which is driven by social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has been expanded into a website which focuses on 3 areas Study, Life and Inspiration. The website created for girls aged between 14 and 24,allows them to get study tips like what subjects to take in high school in order to follow a certain career (Pure Mathematics and Science to be a pilot); advice about life issues (such as how to solve problems at home from qualified social workers); what careers best suit them (from career advisers through the girls creating a profile on the site) and stories to inspire them from top achieving women in South Africa like founder of the African College for Aviation Asnath Mahapa and Actress; United Nations high Commissioner for refugees ambassador; Cell C take a girl child to work day alumni and previous host of learners in her workplace, Nomzamo Mbatha. The website has icons where the girls can create their curriculum vitae (CV), get access to resources like study guides for studying. The program also offers 30 bursaries to university which include data; cell phone; rent and food allowances so the girls can have a good experience and not worry about those things. After the launch the girls were treated to a movie ( Skyscraper)

Suzette van de Merwe, the managing executive for cell C CSI said helping girls complete their education, gain skills that are relevant for the job market and help women become independent is the government and global objective in the advancement of women and creating gender based transformation.


Girls can apply for bursaries via the links on the Cell C girl website on www.cellcgirl.co.za or call Tomorrow Trust on 011 447 7707 and find out how to apply



The last few years have been tough for the commercial transport industry and tyre Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but this has not hindered Goodyear’s continuing commitment to introducing innovative solutions to all of their customers around the world. Just over a year ago, Trentyre, a subsidiary owned by Goodyear South Africa, introduced FleetFirst - a tyre management solution servicing fleets across South Africa.


“As Trentyre, we recognised the need for a ‘one-stop shop’ that is inclusive of maintenance, roadside assistance and service offering for fleets. All over South Africa, fleets are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a need for a service that is readily available to cater to all their needs, reducing down-time and total cost of ownership in this recessionary climate that is focused on cost saving,” said Piotr Czyzyk, Commercial and Trentyre Director.


Recently joining Goodyear South Africa leadership team as the Trentyre and Commercial Director, Czyzyk stated, “In my years working in the Commercial Product Business Unit (PBU) across Europe, I have always observed how fleet customers implemented strategies to improve their bottom line and one of those strategies is increasing efficiencies, ultimately cutting costs. Cost to maintain, cost to service, cost to keep fleets functional, cost to replace are always key factors considered by fleet owners. Trentyre’s FleetFirst is specifically designed with the fleet customer in mind to help them reduce total cost of ownership, keep fleet on the road, and thereby giving fleet owners the peace of mind to focus on their core business.”


As one of the few providers with a nationwide offering, Trentyre views FleetFirst as a comprehensive product and service solution that gives fleet owners peace of mind. “Our greatest advantage is that we offer an efficient, one-touch point service throughout the lifecycle of a tyre, across the country, accessible at any time of the day. Our fleet management solution is not about selling tyres but helps drive the correct behaviours that will help our customers save their total cost of ownership, as we do the right things in terms of servicing, maintenance and getting customer fleets going, at all times,” said Czyzyk.


Trentyre customers enjoy a premium truck tyre service, which focuses on the complete lifecycle management of commercial truck tyres. The emergency roadside assistance service, complemented by a 24/7 call centre, has a unique mapping system which ensures downtimes are kept to a minimum. The adaptable internet-based fleet management system is tailored to the specific needs of our customers and enables work to be carried out in locations across South Africa. Customers get more mileage from their truck tyres which have gone through retreading, extending the life of truck tyres whilst providing a similar performance to that of a new tyre.


“Innovation is the progress made towards simplifying yet improving current processes and products. With the growing number of fleets, it became a priority for Trentyre to find a solution that would offer specialist tyre management to deliver optimum tyre solutions,” explains Czyzyk. Innovation is no new thought to Goodyear, the multinational company is celebrating 120 years of existence in 2018, donning the year ‘120 Years of Innovation’. “FleetFirst is a response rather than a reaction. That is what innovation is about,” concluded Czyzyk.


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