Monday, 13 July 2015 – Sandton, South Africa. The Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce (GALXCOC) invited Ornico to participate in cleaning the London/Vincent Tshabalala Road and Jukskei River for Nelson Mandela Day and the team is excited to get involved. The “Blitz Clean Up Day”, taking place on 17 and 18 July in Alexandra Township, aims to get the community, business and the public sector to spend their #67Minutes meaningfully.

According to GALXCOC, whose objectives include the advancement of local industrial, commercial and community interests “poor infrastructure and environmental degradation hinder private sector investment in the Alexandra community”. The “Blitz Clean Up Day” in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Shell, Sanlam, Adreach Foundation, Bowman & Gilfillan and Brand South Africa will help to lay the foundation for further development.

“Alexandra occupies a treasured place in my heart. It was the first place I lived away from home.” – Nelson Mandela

In his early days as a young man in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela lived at Alexandra Township. He was also part of the group who rallied residents for the first Alexandra bus boycott and to-date the local community ensures that Alexandra remains progressive, despite of challenges.

Ornico’s involvement in various initiatives in Alexandra, most notably the ongoing collaboration with Gordon Primary School, makes the business familiar with some of the challenges that the community grapples with. We would encourage businesses and individuals who are still deciding how to spend their 67 minutes to consider heading to Alexandra Township.

Should you or your company want to get involved and contribute to this cause on 17 or 18 July, take down the contact details below:

Lerato Moemise
011 440 7887




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About the Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce (GALXCOC)

Established in 1969, the Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce & Industry supports the interests of the citizens on local, provincial, national and regional business issues.

The Chamber maintains and promotes the free and private system on a non-party political basis in the activities of the Greater Alexandra region along with associations created for similar purposes and to undertake projects desired to further these interests in the local community.

Contact details:

Communications Manager: Lerato Moemise
Tel: +27 11 440-7887