Community give back: Brightening children’s lives on Mandela Day

The staff at RICTS made it their duty to brighten up a few smiles in the township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town -- more specifically the Kuyasa Educare Centre on Mandela Day 2018. Members of the team spent some quality time with children from the centre making them feel like little celebrities.
The RICTS operations department team took time out to fix up and stabilise the jungle gym area at the centre, as well as repositioning the tyres in order to broaden the play area. In addition, they replaced fencing, electricity power points, broken lights and switches. An IBR roof sheet was replaced and paving was sponsored by RICTS.
RICTS staff spent quality time enjoying a morning of reading, dancing and singing with the tiny tots. Staff then split up into teams to prepare lunch for children and centre staff members. They made a fire and barbecued some sausage (boerewors), making ’boerie’ rolls and serving fizzy drinks as a welcome refreshment. After the meal each child was given a treat – a party pack filled with some sweets.
RICTS staff members also donated a few essentials such as 120 plastic plates, cups and bowls for children to use at meal times at Kuyasa Educare. A fire extinguisher and basic first aid kit (to bandage small scars and bruises) were also donated.
The RICTS team believe in giving back to their communities and will continue to assist where they can.

Patience bears fruit

A new mobile school in Tafelsig on the Cape Flats is helping to transform the community. RICTS is proud to have constructed the school which consists of nine classrooms, a kitchen, two ablution blocks, an admin block and a repurposed storage container to accommodate Grades 1 to 3.

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They are built rapidly, but they last longer

Just imagine a building that is built just in a few months, but of high quality, have a long-term capacity and a fire-resistant technology that delays fire effect in the unfortunate event of fire. This is how RICTS Holdings (Pty) Ltd prides itself. The company, located in Western Avenue, Vincent in East London, held an event to officially introduce its existence in the Eastern Cape Province.
"This is a 10-year-old company in the construction industry, but we had started working in the Western Cape, and hence the launch of the Eastern Cape branch” Eastern Cape company director Xolani Bekani said.

The company provides alternative building solutions to schools, clinics, residential and commercial buildings.

"We are experts in the manufacturing, supply and installation of modular type buildings. Our products are good; because they are Agrèment certified and have the structural guarantees.

“We have a manufacturing plant to produce our products which makes our work easier”.

“There are already some buildings in the Eastern Cape, such as Schornville Primary School in King Williams Town. We remember that Schornville Primary School had been in the news because of the unsafe conditions of its existing buildings. Now that’s in the past, the school was completed successfully”, Bekani said.

He claims that their fire resistant technology is up to 2 hours, which enables one to salvage their possession before the building is destroyed.

Bekani claims that it is a solution to the problems of rural structures, especially when disaster strikes and emergency buildings are required. Bekani claims that their structures are quick to assemble and can last for a period of up to 20 years.