This Youth Day, rural and township retail experts, Exemplar REITail partnered with Delivery Ka Speed to bring about positive change for good to the communities of Mabopane and Thorntree in Gauteng.
As a company that is renowned for empowering, uplifting and upskilling the local communities within which its retail assets are based, Exemplar’s core mission is to bring about positive societal change on a micro-economic level.
Established in July 2021, Delivery Ka Speed is a township food delivery service that strives to promote impactful change by creating employment within the communities where its services are available.
It is this shared desire for positive change in South Africa that made the partnership the perfect fit.
Both Exemplar and Delivery Ka Speed identified various initiatives throughout Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal that are ideal candidates for the 2023 Exemplar and Delivery Ka Speed partnership. With a focus on empowering the youth, education, Mandela Day and mental well-being, monthly drives will be held to invest in nominated community initiatives.
“We have been driving our #ChangeforGood initiatives at a centre level since 2018 but wanted to take it up a level,” explains CEO of Exemplar, Jason McCormick. “We love the Delivery Ka Speed ethos and story and believe this partnership is the start of a long collaborative journey.”
This month the team handed out 250 food hampers to local NGO’s in Mabopane and Soshanguve.
Community members were invited to nominate deserving beneficiaries via the Delivery Ka Speed, Mabopane Square and Thorntree Plaza social media channels. “We wanted the communities to play an integral role in these donations,” explains Jason. “No one knows the key role players and those in need the way the community does. In this way, they are able to play an active role in thanking those phenomenal community members and initiatives that are driving positive change within the area on a daily basis.”
The top five nominated beneficiaries were Oratilwe Foundation - Extension 10, Soshanguve; K & M Foundation – Block B, Mabopane; Love in Action - Block N, Mabopane; Thusanang Foundation - Extension 4, Soshanguve and Jehovah Jireh Orphanage Centre - Block GG Soshanguve.
“This initiative allows our app users to contribute by nominating the NGOs in need of the hampers so that apart from them getting their food, ka speed… they also get to contribute meaningfully in their community. Throughout the #ChangeforGood campaign we will also be launching Delivery Ka Speed at the Exemplar centres so that post the event, the jobs will remain”, adds founder and CEO of Delivery Ka Speed Godiragetse Fareed Mogajane.
Delivery ka Speed is a business developed by the youth of Hammanskraal, with a mission of providing convenience to the township market, while cultivating the culture of sustainable gig work for the unemployed township youth. They strive to drive the wheels of change into multiple townships, nationwide.
Exemplar is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a niche focus on rural and township retail real estate within South Africa. The Group’s portfolio consists of 26 assets across five provinces.