Struandale, Port Elizabeth based Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA) Engine Plant was recently recognised in the Ford Motor Company‘s President Awards, for its progress in the field of Health and Safety.
Doctor Bonakele Qabaka received an award for Excellence in Health and Safety Leadership in the company’s global awards. Dr. Qabaka joined FMCSA’s Struandale Engine Plant nearly two years ago and has since actively supported the implementation of the new Safety Operating system. In so doing, he continuously challenges those involved to work actively towards creating a safe work environment.
“It is an honour to receive this accolade,” commented Dr. Qabaka. “I strongly believe in the slogan ‘batho pele’, meaning people first and I am grateful to Ford for providing us with the platform that makes this possible.”
FMCSA’S HIV/AIDS team was also honoured with an award for Implementation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme. The HIV/AIDS team lead by Kurt Bothman, Ivy Appolis, Serano Vardy and Siphiwo Dyani worked tirelessly in their efforts to establish an external support partnership with the Automotive Industry Development Centre in rolling out HIV/AIDS prevention programmes at supplier work sites.
“I’d like to thank the whole team for their hard work and dedication. This award is a testament to the collective effort required to succeed in such initiatives,” commented team leader Bothman.
FMCSA congratulates all the award recipients on achieving these coveted accolades and showcasing the FMCSA operation as a leader on the global stage.