SPAR are partnering with FutureMe, a social enterprise that connects enthusiastic young people with progressive businesses to their mutual benefit. About 400 Grade 11 and 12s will spend a day connecting with employees from SPAR stores across the company, then 70 of them will be selected to attend the one-day boot camp. 30 to 40 of these will be selected to undertake the learning journeys into the SPAR world, and those that show real interest and aptitude for a career in SPAR will be further immersed in work experience opportunities. Pick n Pay, meanwhile, have launched their third annual Mandela Day Food Drive with the goal of collecting 500 tons of food or enough to produce two million meals. To reach this ambitious goal, the drive will run over a three-week period compared to one weekend previously. The food collected supports the 530 beneficiary organisations in FoodForward SA’s national distribution network, helping to meet immediate needs and also to help in stocking FoodForward SA’s warehouses with staple food reserves for months when supply is low. And in news of the not-so-nice, Woolies are being accused by a business that rejoices in the name of Sexy Socks, for bringing to market a set of socks with pictures of bicycles on them, something Sexy Socks had already apparently done, some years ago, because putting bicycles on socks requires a leap of genius that doesn’t come round more than once in the life of the average sock manufacturing business.
Comment: Nice work from two great nation builders. And open season once more on Woolies, discovering once again that truly there is nothing new under the sun, not even socks with bicycles on them.