Sasol in Society

Surprise birth at Sasol Swartgoud

A simple wrong turn resulted in expectant mother Phumi Mahlambi, who was on route to hospital with labour pains, ending up at Sasol Swartgoud in Mondeor, Johannesburg where she unexpectedly went into labour and gave birth to her new baby son, Lwandle

On hearing her call for help, Phumi and her mother immediately received assistance from Sasol Swartgoud Franchise owner, Letitia Visser and her team who called in emergency services and an ambulance. 

Sasol Swartgoud and Sasol are delighted to hear that both Phumi and Lwandle are both healthy and are both recovering at home after the miracle birth.  Team Sasol is so pleased that we were able to assist the mother and child during this emergency. It was a truly unique event, one that Sasol would like to celebrate and remember with the family.

As a caring organisation, Sasol has decided to support the family further through its Friendly Neighbour initiative, which is a unique Sasol concept. Sasol and its Retail Convenience Centres are customer centric and integral to the communities that it serves, not only in products and services, but also in delivering social impact initiatives that contribute to the upliftment of the communities that it serves.

Says Palesa Mokaba, Vice President of Marketing at Sasol Energy Business: “Through Sasol’s Friendly Neighbour social impact initiative Sasol matches acceptable franchisee proposals for support or co-creates concepts and matches rand-for-rand up to an amount of R20,000 per initiative. We applaud Sasol Swartgoud Franchisee Letitia Visser for her recommendation and making R10 000 in cash available to support baby Lwandle. Under the Friendly Neighbour campaign, Sasol has matched the amount and R20 000 has been paid over to Phumi Mahlambi.

Handover by Mika Chauke, B2B Specialist at Mobility Retail Marketing

The donation comes in addition to two beautiful hampers filled with much needed baby accessories and gifts donated by Letitia Visser and by Sasol’s Mobility Retail team. The hampers included gifts including clothing items including rompers, beanies, a dummy and bottle, face cloths, nappies, blankets, bibs, a diaper bag, bath sets and caps.

Sasol is a force for good. The company is proud of its South African heritage and develops and implements programmes and initiatives that positively impact people’s lives.

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