19 July 2018
The Trust started operating in 2010 between SMSA and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) on the following aspects: social economic development, skills development and enterprise development.
SMSA’s contribution towards the Trust started from 2010 when, as a gesture of goodwill, donations and contributions were made if there were requests from communities or other organisations.
The projects and programmes the SMSA Trust has implemented are as follows:
Community Cleaning Project
The objective of this project is to alleviate unemployment in surrounding community areas by utilising community members to assist in the cleaning of stadiums during all of the events taking place.
Community Damage Assessment Project
The aim is to provide permanent employment and upskill community members to conduct the damage assessments of the stadiums after events has taken place.
The objective is to assist the informal traders living and trading in the surrounding communities to earn a living to support their families and grow their small business into a profitable enterprise.
Community Golf Driving Range
The aim is to provide the members of the surrounding communities with access to a golf driving range and to improve their skills through sports development.
Ekhaya Health and Wellness Centre
SMSA is assisting Ekhaya Health to provide the community surrounding the Dobsonville stadium with accessible and affordable health and wellness care.
Orlando Pirates Learning Centre and Rand Stadium Training Centre
This project is assisting Orlando Pirates to uplift and develop the community in the area surrounding the Orlando Stadium through educational initiatives which has been created specifically for the learners in Orlando and its surroundings.
Community Waste Recycling Project
The objective is to assist the communities surrounding the stadiums by making them part of the recycling process at all of the events and thereafter donating the funds received from the recycling to a special project in that community.
Soweto Motorbike Training School
The aim is to assist the Soweto Motorbike Training School to become a profitable enterprise that is supported by SMSA and the community surrounding the Rand Stadium area.
The Soweto Drift Academy
The aim is to assist the Soweto Drift Academy to become a profitable enterprise, providing the community with access to the legal drifting.
Community Football Training Pitch
The objective is to provide the surrounding communities with a world class training pitch to improve their football skills and to host regular community football tournaments (i.e., sports development).
SMSA Football Club
The aim is to assist the team to win their respective leagues and continue to promote the development of the football game and keeping the youth of the street, by providing them with a healthy alternative to spend their excess time.
Mama Joy (Pty) Ltd
The aim is to render optimum customer service to their clients with guaranteed satisfaction on their first- rate line of products handled with the finest workmanship and exceptional performance delivered timely and efficiently to meet the customer’s and/or clients need at all times.
Ad Hoc Projects
These projects and donations that have been undertaken by the SMSA Trust to fit the objectives as stipulated in the trust deed. All of these projects have been implemented and have been a huge success.
Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP)
The Expanded Public Work Program (EPWP) is one of the many programmes offered by the Gauteng Government. The EPWP aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities at the EPWP.
Skills Development Projects
The aim is to address the skills shortage currently experienced in our specific event related industry, through composing company and/or industry related learnerships.