Social Responsibility

  • Deli Fights Hunger: On the recent International World Hunger Day, Deli Spices George decided to give back to the community by delivering some much needed nourishment. A consignment of Janpap super maize meal was dropped off at J.J. Watson, the old-age home in George central as well as at two crèches in the area who are totally dependent on donations to operate. It was a heart-warming and humbling experience for the Deli staff, made unforgettable by the warm smiles of gratitude from old and young alike.`
  • Vista Nova School, with its two campuses in Rondebosch and Pinelands, caters for children with Cerebral Palsy, physical disabilities and other barriers to learning. These disabilities preclude learners from attending a mainstream school, as these schools are generally unable to cater to their particular needs. Vista Nova strives to give these learners a quality education by providing remedial teaching and therapeutic intervention to learners from the age of three through to Grade 12 (18 years of age). Learners come from across the greater peninsula area and cover all socio-economic groups. Deli Spices recently donated towards the running cost of the bus that transports disabled learners from previously disadvantaged communities to Vista Nova.
  • The Delft TB & HIV Clinic receives 30 000 visits on a monthly basis. Not only does the clinic care for those living in the nearby townships, but it also provides a service to people living hours away. Most of the patients are expectant mothers, children and HIV/Aids patients. Deli Spices recently committed to funding a doctors/counsellors’ office in the new TB and HIV Clinic in Delft.
  • The Khayelitsha Day Hospital trauma unit receives more than 8 000 patients every month and is the only facility in the area that operates 24 hours a day. Deli Spices recently funded equipment for use in the trauma centre.
  • Afrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centers of excellence in South African Townships. Their aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens. Their name is a representation of “Afrika”, the mothering, empowering African atmosphere, mixed with the word “Tikkun” which loosely translated means change or transformation. Together the values of compassion, caring and helping and the African values of community warmth and sharing encompass the vision of this NGO, which is to care for vulnerable children in townships in a compassionate manner that is sustainable over time. Deli is proud to be able to assist in carrying the burden, by donating some aprons, knives and peelers to this very worthy organisation.
  • Deli Spices aims to make a greater impact in the community by being responsive to the needs of the people where we live and work. Deli Spices donated various spices to The Haven, The Ark, Edge Church in Atlantis and the St. Nicholas Church in Elsies River.
  • We at Deli Spices believe that BEE is imperative to our business. Our BEE Scorecard has contributed to our success and we are proud of these results.
  • Getting things moving with Meals on Wheels - Meals on Wheels. Deli donated spices towards the Meals on Wheels Cook-off competition.   The event was held at the Sencit Old Age Home in Strand in the Western Cape. It was a memorable day for all involved, creating lots of smiles, laughter and even a bit of dancing! Fun aside, it was time well spent making a real difference in the lives of less fortunate South Africans.
  • Jonga Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that screens and manages eye health for disadvantaged people in South Africa. They focus on providing eye health care services to all demographic, social and economic segments of the South African population who have limited access to eye care and further provide visual aids to sustain functional vision at the community level. Deli recently supported an outstanding charity initiative that allowed for 1257 children to have their eyes tested in Khayelitsha township, in Cape Town. Of those tested, we were thrilled to be able to provide reading glasses to over 186 kids, some being schooled at the Zenzeleni Waldorf school, who prior to that were struggling to read because of poor eyesight.
  • Helping however we can - Sinethemba Special Needs Facility. Sinethemba, a non-profit organization for special needs individuals, provides a day care facility that focuses on caring for children with severe special needs ranging from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy. Deli is particularly proud to have been able to get behind and support such an important initiative. Deli Spices also assisted with donations at fundraising events held by Sinethemba.
  • We love a braai - Junior Kom Braai Meesters. Few things go with Deli Spices better than a good old South African braai. That’s why we are beyond proud to have been the official flavour sponsor of the Junior Kom Braai Meester Kampioenskappe 2013.  Over the course of several months, young kids competed against one another to take the title of Junior Kom Braai Meester - being judged (amongst other things) on their use of Deli Spices while braaiing!
  • Adding a bit of spice to the Twilight Run - Community Chest Twilight Run. Every December, the Cape Town city centre comes alive for the Twilight Run - at which no winner is declared and no medals are awarded, yet year after year it attracts more than 20 000 entries. This year Deli put on their running shoes and joined in! The money raised at this awesome event is ploughed back into communities across the Western Cape.