Vodacom turns to charity in SA

vodacom_ceo2.jpgTHE visually-impaired in South Africa are set for an early Christmas gift from a leading mobile network services provider this weekend when the Premier Soccer League takes a festive season break.

That however will depend on the number of goals that the country’s three Vodacom-sponsored teams will score.

Vodacom sponsors Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Through the initiative, the company donates R10 000 per every goal that the teams score in every league match.

The funds are donated to charity organizations that help restore the eyesight of visually-impaired South Africans.

Chiefs play struggling Free State Stars on Wednesday while ironically, Pirates take on fellow Vodacom-sponsored side Celtic in Johannesburg.

This weekend Chiefs tackle Platinum Stars while Pirates and Celtic take on Amazulu and Free State Stars respectively.

Mthobi Tyamzashe, chairman of the Vodacom Foundation, said, “With these cause-related campaigns, we have raised awareness of the work the projects are doing to assist communities and people on the one hand, and of Vodacom’s commitment to become a caring corporate citizen on the other.”