TLT Accountants is not like other accounting firms: we take our place in our community very seriously. At the centre of everything we do is our belief that we can only prosper if our community at large prospers too. To make our contributions meaningful, we have partnered with a broad range of organisations that promote education and community building, caring for the disabled and environmental concerns.
Schools and Communities
We identified the Vastfontein Batho Pele Christian School and Community Transformation organisation as one that makes a tremendous difference. This non-profit organisation takes in children and adults from the communities of Soshanguve and Hammanskraal to be part of their initiatives to offer a decent and meaningful education. Where facilities and resources are scarce, Vastfontein steps in to turn children into future leaders, as well as equip adults with the skills they need to make them self-sufficient and lead sustainable lives.
Their community transformation programmes include care homes, a school, a wellness centre, an adult agricultural education initiative and a church. Their wellness centre serves the community through volunteers offering their time and services, with a doctor, social workers, occupational therapists and a child psychologist all working at Vastfontein on a voluntary basis.
Vastfontein aims to break the cycle of poverty by making education the centre of efforts to uplift those who need it most.
TLT Accountants offers assistance to two organisations that care for the disabled.
The SA Guide Dog Association for the Blind has worked tirelessly to offer independence and dignity to the blind since 1953. They have a nationwide footprint, training guide dogs and providing blind citizens with the means to care for and understand their dogs. Their operations are costly, however, and they need continuous support from the public to continue with their excellent work. TLT Accountants is proud to partner with the SA Guide Dog Association and assist wherever we can.
The St Giles Association for the Physically Disabled in Johannesburg cares for adults who have major mobility difficulties or physical disabilities. The home offers medical care for those who need it, as well as physiotherapy and training programmes to allow each resident to develop skills. They place a lot of emphasis on restoring dignity to the disabled, where care is not simply about coping, but rather about developing and thriving. The St Giles Association currently has more than 50 adults in their care.
TLT Accountants is firmly committed to environmental preservation and conservation efforts. Sustainability in our own operations is important, but only when paired with support for those who actively work to restore and preserve South Africa’s abundant natural resources.
Birdlife SA is one of the organisations we have partnered with, where we support their scientific development initiatives. Their primary aim as a non-profit organisation is to build greater harmony between people and the natural world, where human activity does not threaten bird life of all types. Their conservation initiatives work actively to maintain bird sanctuaries and biodiversity areas where terrestrial, sea and migratory birds live and thrive.
The Stop Rhino Poaching initiative was started in 2010 in response to the growing threat to black and white rhino in southern Africa from poaching. More than 5,000 rhino have been poached in South Africa since 2008, with only around 20,000 rhino left in the wild. Stop Rhino Poaching actively works to fund and supply security personnel who protect rhino as well as hunt down poachers. So far, the organisation operates in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Swaziland, ensuring that poachers cannot be untouchable once they cross borders. TLT Accountants offers regular support and assistance to Stop Rhino Poaching.