The underlying principle of all ZCBF initiatives is that of self-sustainability. The ZCBF was set up as a facilitating agent meant to bring projects together with the people and funding to make them happen, nurture them to independence, then step back and watch them grow. This has not always been as simple as it sounds, and in the past this lead to the ZCBF becoming involved with the ongoing management of projects for extended periods of time, often becoming over-extended in terms of its resources. Over the past two to three years, there has been a strong focus on consolidation in the interest of the future sustainability of the organisation, and many of the early ZCBF initiatives and partnership projects are now operating independently.
Matshana Crèche and Pre-School
The Matshana crèche and pre-school caters for 164 children from birth to 6 years of age. The crèche was funded by Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) to effect some improvements. Funding provided was used to construct 3 new classrooms, 4 VIP toilets, installation of ceiling boards to all existing classes, painting work and fencing of the institution. All the renovations and construction of new facilities have now been completed. The ZCBF was appointed Project Managers and ensured that good workmanship, cost and time management. The funding to the value of R 921 000.00 was approved Richards Bay Coal Terminal.