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Teleresources and ONLY the BEST gives back and changes young lives for Mandela Day 2016


JOBURG – To celebrate Nelson Mandela Day 2016 and give their 67 minutes of service to South Africa for Mandela, Teleresources and ONLY the BEST lent their hands to giving the Adelaide Tambo School in Soweto some much-needed TLC.

Nelson Mandela Day is a global call to action which celebrates the idea that every individual has the power to transform the world and the ability to make an impact. The idea behind the campaign is that Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years, so the public is asked to start with just 67 minutes of serving their country.

On the day, Teleresources and ONLY the BEST decided to extend their existing relationship with Adelaide Tambo School and donated toys, encyclopedias and other educational books to pupils.

The sales department and skills development and business support managers also got their hands dirty by cleaning out classrooms at the school.

School Principal, Mr Memani said he was thankful to have continued support from ONLY the BEST and Teleresources. “These companies always put us first in everything that they do and ONLY the BEST and Teleresources have become part of the Adelaide Tambo School family.”

MD of ONLY the BEST and Teleresources, Gillian Johnson said she was pleased to continue the relationship with the school because both companies have a passion for empowering people, great loyalty to skills development and a commitment to taking ownership of improving the country by giving back to the less fortunate.

The pupils of the school were excited to receive their toys, for many it was the first time they had ever received a toy, while the talent teams of both companies were honoured to be able to share a life changing experience with them.

The staff of ONLY the BEST and Teleresources were so moved by the experience of giving back to Adelaide Tambo School that they have committed to participating in the 67 minutes for Mandela initiative every year and have pledged continued support for the school.


Finding the Ability in the disability.

20th July 2015

On the 20th July 2015, Only the BEST and Teleresources Pty (Ltd) staffing solutions spent 67 minutes of Nelson Mandela Day in schools around the country which cater for children with disabilities. Our talent team donated 535 books to the libraries of schools which were visited, across Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. Readers are LEADERS.
Only the BEST and Teleresources has been placing people with disabilities within major corporates around the country. Our offering is beyond placement, it’s a passion of empowering lives and finding the ability in the disability.
People with disabilities are often discriminated against in communities, and many companies do not have the knowledge or resources to provide sensitization training and programmes centred around employing people with disability. The new labour law implemented as of 1 May 2015, enforces companies to increase their Employment Equity on disability placements from 2.5% of net profits to 7.5 %. Companies failing to adhere to the new amended law face penalties. Only the BEST and Teleresources has positioned itself to assist business in achieving these targets.
For every job placed in South Africa, twenty lives are improved, this has a direct impact on the economy and society. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to contribute positively to our economy. In September 2014, Statistics South Africa released the Census 2011 Disability Report which stated that 7.5% of the population are persons with disabilities. The Census and quarterly labour reviews assists employers to set their Disability Employment Equity Targets.
Only the BEST and Teleresources understands the social divide this creates, as most people with disabilities have no assistance in workplace readiness. As a company who believes in giving everybody “fair opportunity”, Only the BEST and Teleresources has undertaken this disability program with enthusiasm.
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