So, every year during the second term of the school calendar, my team and I embark on our School Hygiene Campaign which is aimed at teaching the little ones the importance of practicing general hygiene and most importantly washing hands (how fitting). We work hard to ensure that the presentation is always fun, colourful and interactive. And of course, we always come bearing awesome gifts. This campaign was first initiated in 2015 and since then we have managed to visit over 240 schools and see over 50 000 learners in the foundation phase across Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. (more…)
In the wake of the COVID-19 or what we have all come to know and refer to as the Coronavirus, the world has been caught by surprise. A scary surprise and reality that we all have to live with.
Governments all over the world, with the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) have put measures and regulations in place in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.
Part of these measures and guidelines include social distancing, avoiding touching our faces and washing our hands as frequently as possible.
Above all these measures, the measure that seems to have received the most attention, is washing of hands (with good reason), however it has also come with its own set of challenges; Overnight we have had an influx of so many companies and people claiming to manufacture disinfectants and hand sanitizers. While that may be good and well, please remember that disinfectants and sanitizers should meet requirements as per regulatory bodies such as the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications and South African Bureau of Standards. This is done to ensure that any product that is claimed to be a disinfectant or sanitizer should meet or exceed the performance claimed on the label and material safety data sheets. Always make sure to purchase disinfectants and sanitizers from reputable suppliers and when in doubt, request for documentation that proves the products’ compliance.
Yours in safety and hygiene,
Studies have shown that at least 30% of learners miss school due to their monthly periods because they cannot afford sanitary towels as well as other essential hygiene products. Through a combined effort with the PCS employees, we were able to donate more than 800 packs of sanitary towels to Kabelo Secondary School in July 2019.
From Left: Phomolo Matabane ( Atok Aluminium Solutions), Malehope Mogale (Farmhouse Fresh Produce), Patricia Makwela (Galeadi Events and Soft-Play)
Miranda Chauke (Bonus Newspaper)
Polokwane Chemical Suppliers (PCS) held its first Bucket of Hope Enterprise development program on the 10 July 2019 at their head office. The initiative is aligned with their plan to develop and give back to the communities they operate in. Young and upcoming entrepreneurs entered the competition but only six(6) made it to the main stage to present their businesses.
The 6 entrepreneurs had 10 minutes to present their business to the panel which included PCS Management. The panel asked questions for clarity and to decide who goes to the next round of the competition. Out of 6 entrepreneurs, only 3 made it to the last round for final assessment. During the final assessment, the 3 businesspersons had to clearly outline what it is that they would do with the prize money and only 1 entrepreneur had a thorough explanation of her business needs and expansion plans.
Starting a business can be exciting, yet daunting. No one really understands the financial sacrifices you have to go through in order to get your business ahead. That is why we have decided to launch the Bucket of Hope Enterprise Development Initiative because we understand how a little can go a long way. Submit your company profile and motivational letter today and stand a chance to fuel your business.
24 October 2018
Miranda Chauke (Bonus Newspaper)
Enjoy a luxurious bubble bath with Polokwane Chemical Supplier’s (PCS) new bubble bath range. The new bubble bath range, Sensit, is a match made in bubble heaven and it was launched on 22 October 2018, a day when the PCS family also celebrated the company’s 25th birthday. The luxurious bubble bath is an improved formula of the original Phatsima bubble bath range and is available in 3 lovely fragrances; Apple Spring, Cherry Blossom and Attraction. (more…)