30 November 2022 – Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) won four awards at the FoodBev SETA Gala Awards Evening held on 23 November 2022.
“What a resounding success for CCBSA as we received four awards, the most awards by a single entity for the evening. It speaks volumes about CCBSA’s commitment to skills development and building capability in our people and unemployed youth in the societies in which we work,” says Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) managing director Velaphi Ratshefola.
CCBA received the following awards from FoodBev SETA Gala Awards:
1. Most Unemployed Learnerships Completed
2. Responsive Organisation: Employed Bursaries
3. Most Unemployed Learnerships: Employer funded
4. Most Unemployed Learnerships: SETA funded
The criteria considered aspects such as application and approval for discretionary grants from 2019 to now, learner registration, learner completions, permanent absorption of learners, and use of Accredited Training Providers.
FoodBev SETA chairman Alan Campbell and the CEO, Nokuthula Selamolela indicated that they truly valued CCBSA’s partnership, contribution and proactive approach to skills development.
Special mention was announced for CCBSA being bestowed the Responsive Organisation: Employed Bursaries Award, for providing additional bursary contributions. CCBSA was asked to support with disbursing additional bursaries during the year and this helped the SETA meet its annual financial obligations.
Ratshefola expressed his appreciation and congratulations to the CCBSA Learning & Development Team, specifically the Skills Sustainability department, which ensured it goes above and beyond in this area.
“Their commitment to this partnership has taken years to build and included countless late nights, taking up office space at FoodBev SETA offices when we need hundreds of documents to be captured, looking for opportunities to enhance all funding opportunities and ultimately building the winning capabilities in our business,” said Ratshefola.
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is a proudly South African company that began operating as a legal entity in July 2016, after the merger of six non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling operations. We are a level 1 B-BBEE empowered company. We employ over 7 000 people at 13 manufacturing facilities across the country. As a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) and a bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, our vision is to refresh Africa every day and make our continent a better place for all. We manufacture and distribute Coca-Cola beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunities for our customers, our employees, our communities, and our shareholders. We conduct our business ethically, transparently, and conscientiously. We espouse an inclusive business culture to reflect our African identity. We accelerate sustainable, profitable revenue growth across all categories and offer an innovative portfolio of products that respond to customer needs and consumer preferences. Profitability is important, but not at any cost. People matter. Our planet matters. We do business the right way by following our values and partnering for solutions that benefit us all.