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CHANGING
LANES

With the Changing Lanes Programme, Domino's Pizza source previously disadvantaged and unemployed individuals as employees for its newly launched stores, literally hundreds of young South Africans now enjoy stable jobs and have promising career prospects for the future.


In many cases, the opening of a new Taste franchise store provides people with their first job. In addition, they gain portable skills through the skills training they receive in our outlets.

Taste's five-day "Changing Lanes Life Skills and Job Readiness programme", implemented by Khulisa, includes modules specific to working within the QSR industry, such as the acts that govern the industry as well as a practical overview of what it is really like to work in a Quick Service Restaurant on a day-to-day basis. These modules demonstrate to candidates what will be expected of them and help them to assess whether they are suitable recruits for the industry.

Following this programme, a Domino's Pizza representative is introduced to the candidates in their community environment, to give the potential employer an opportunity to gain an understanding of where the candidates live and of the environmental circumstances that may at times impact on their ability to perform – notably transport issues. This has proved to be a successful retention strategy.

After this introduction between the identified and trained candidates and the employer, the successful candidates begin work at a Domino's Pizza store.

After each programme 30 people are employed and undergo five weeks of Domino's training for which they are remunerated.

Starbucks drives skills and community development

Our team selected for the Starbucks launch was sent to the United Kingdom for between two and three months of intensive training. A full service Starbucks store was built at Taste's head office to be the initial training facility. Using Starbucks as a force for good, we are committed to integrate three streams of employees in our stores: Experienced baristas and managers from within the industry are recruited to provide coffee leadership, as well as mentors to other partners. We also look to recruit students, who can earn an income while studying by working a restricted but flexible number of hours per week. This assists students to pay for their studies and we benefit through the intellectual capital that university students bring to any business. In the third category, our "Changing Lanes" programme seeks our promising candidates young who are either currently unemployed or are school leavers, but live in the areas where stores are based. These young people undergo intensive training and mentoring by experienced staffers so that they are enabled to create coffee industry careers for themselves.

JUST Footprints
Foundation

Just Footprints is an organisation that has great heart and a true desire to add positively to the lives of vulnerable children and we are proud to be associated with them.


  We care – socially responsible business

Creating new jobs

Job creation and enterprise development are critical to developing the South African economy. Taste's franchising business model provides proven and sustainable enterprise development opportunities for small businesses, which are supported by seasoned franchisors. At the same time, franchised outlets create new jobs. (See our Human Capital achievements on page 62 for further details on our job creation success.)

In many cases, the opening of a new Taste franchise store provides people with their first job. In addition, they gain portable skills through the skills training they receive in our outlets.

  Corporate social initiatives

Taste's partnership with the Just Footprints Foundation is an integral part of our corporate social investment (CSI), specifically because it is the opportunity to build young minds and create memories in the lives of South Africa's youth. The programme focuses on establishing social infrastructure and supporting children suffering from serious life-threatening diseases and life challenges.

Just Footprints Foundation, is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2008 with the aim of meeting the need for a unique, safe, secure and nurturing "fun" outdoor camping experience for children.

"Camp Footprints" provides opportunities for these special children to participate in an amazing life-changing adventure, to learn new skills through intentional programming, to develop confidence and enhance their self-esteem. Our campers are encouraged to be fearless, to escape, fantasise and be joyful kids once again.

During the period under review, the Taste Food and Jewellery divisions contributed and participated to various social initiatives such as:

During the period under review, the Taste Food and Jewellery divisions contributed to various social initiatives such as:
• Just Footprints Foundation
• 67-minutes for Mandela Day
• TLC Old Aged Home Dinokeng, Hammanskraal
• "Surfers Not Street Children"
• Uitkoms Home for Girls
• Thembisa Child and Welfare Society
• Phomolong Child Care Centre
• Othandweni Children's Home
• Masabambisani Outreach Centre.

JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Kids in Green clothing eating
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Celebrating Life
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Dancing for joy
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Kids in Green clothing eating
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Celebrating Life
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Dancing for joy
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Defending Life
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Posing for the camera
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Happy Child eating a burger
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Thumbs Up
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Supporting the eldely
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: having fun
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Thumbs Up
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Supporting the eldely
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Supporting the eldely 2
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: kids eating chicken
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: playing grass games
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Bar-tenders
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Handing out gifts
JUST FOOTPRINTS FOUNDATION: Handing out gifts

CHARITIES THAT BENEFIT WHEN WE SPONSOR A CAMP

Choc : Childhood Cancer Foundation - South Africa
Cotlands : Together we bring hope to life
Ithemba Trust
Just Footprints Foundation
Reach for a Dream Charity Foundation

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