“Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” is an Nguni idiom meaning a person is a person because of other people. The gift of ‘ubuntu,’ an African ideal where humane-ness drives all interaction, is Africa’s gift to the world. As a truly African brand, the Ornico community lives and drives an innate sense of ubuntu in all operations. Believing that a brand is brand because of the people around it, Ornico values its employees, clients, networks and equally important, the surrounding community.
People will make your brand if you make a difference in their lives. For clients, this mantra translates to providing top notch services, tending to mutually fruitful relationships, and nurturing alliances and networks across the continent. For the community, Ornico employees band together and change the world through contributing to the betterment of its surrounding communities. From the smallest acts of kindness to long term projects, there’s always a need for a helping hand.
In the years that have passed, Ornico has been associated with a variety of initiatives through once-off donations and ongoing projects. These have also included pro-bono work done for non-profit organisations across South Africa, and recently, into the rest of Africa.
The CEO SleepOut | Santa’s Shoebox | 64 Blankets | Itlhokomeleng Association for the Aged and Disabled | Yebo Mpilo Career Guidance Project | Siyabonga Dorah’s Ark | Senwabarwana Primary Schools in Limpopo | St. Francis of Assisi Pre-School | Partners for Possibility Programme / Gordon Primary School | Mukuru Promotion Centre | TEDxJohannesburg & TEDxSoweto | 702 Walk the Talk