COVID-19 - To all our customers and partners,
Any optimism that 2020 will be a year of improved economic conditions has been shattered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the past few months have probably been the most uncertain in living memory. Above all else safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and the community at large is our number one priority and we have taken extensive precautions to limit the spread of the virus.
The Mitak plant is operating under strictly controlled health and safety conditions and, with the hands-on involvement of the Mitak in-house clinic, we are confident that all possible precautions against the spread of the disease within Mitak are being taken.
The following measures have been put in place:
- Screening of all employees on return to work
- Temperature screening of employees and visitors entering Mitak
- Induction for all employees on internal controls and best practice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Disinfecting the workplace and communal areas
- Compulsory wearing of face masks
- Maintaining social distancing at all times
- Provision of hand santisers and disinfectant soap throughout the works
- Regular disinfecting of the communal area
- Procedure to be followed in the event of employee presenting with COVID-19 symptoms
In the meantime, we are staying close to the latest COVID-19 trends, government legislation and medical best practice and will respond as the need arises.
We wish all of you a safe journey through these very difficult times.
Mitak apprenticeships and internships
Artisanship is a cornerstone of economies and skills development. Mitak promotes it as a career path by upskilling people, especially young people, via apprenticeships, experiential learning and internships for undergraduates.
Mitak is constantly running apprenticeship and experiential learning initiatives and there are plans to develop these and take more learners through them each year. Training and development form a continuous process and learnt skills are directly transferred to the workplace.
Mitak also focuses on employment equity and promotes a fair and non-discriminatory environment. Mitak’s transformation committee ensures this throughout its activities.
Mitak addresses employee health via an on-site clinic, which provides occupational and primary healthcare services. A qualified nurse is on-site every day and a doctor comes in weekly. Any injuries that happen on-site are swiftly attended to.
Partnering with an aftercare centre
Mitak’s community work focuses on empowering women and on the welfare of children. The initiatives have partnered with the Thokoza aftercare centre Setshabelo to help it to harness youngsters’ talents and to expose them to work opportunities. Children from grade R to grade 12 are assisted with their homework, assignments, and to prepare for tests and exams. The centre also provides extracurricular activities and hot meals.
Partnering with the Love Trust
Mitak also partners with the Love Trust, an organisation that is changing education in SA’s townships. Love Trust has built a world-class school in Tembisa that educates orphans from homes below the poverty line. Together with the Love Trust, Mitak seeks to restore hope to children and their families.
Another fruitful partnership with the Love Trust is working to found a teacher training centre in Leondale in the near future. This facility will be aimed at educating aspiring educators in early childhood development.
Mitak continues to look for opportunities to assist its communities.