Bova Cares – Mandela Day

Bova Cares – Mandela Day

This passed Mandela Day celebrated 100 years since Tata Madiba’s birth. In order to commemorate his philanthropy, we wanted to support a cause that makes an invaluable impact on our community – the iCare Foundation. iCare is a community-based NPO that deals directly with children living on the streets in the hope of giving them a brighter future. The reason for their homelessness can be attributed to many factors, with the largest being abuse, severely dysfunctional families, peer pressure and poverty. The organisation offers support through a great number of initiatives involving outreach, rehabilitation, housing, education and work skills. Over the years, Bova Safety Wear has partnered with iCare through the provision of safety footwear that is donated to the work skills programme where individuals are provided training in an area of their interest. These include, but are not limited to: bricklaying, panel beating, security, cooking and welding. With a R10 000 donation in mind to assist with training more individuals through the work skills programme, we asked our online community to share their favourite Nelson Mandela quotes or moments using the hashtag, #BOVACares100 – with each engagement contributing R100 to the donation. Participants also stood a chance to win Branded Bova Safety gear for taking part. “The responses were fantastic, with many individuals taking the liberty to share pictures of themselves at iconic places in Mandela’s life or with Madiba monuments,” said Bova Brand Manager, Predahni Naidoo. “We were thrilled to reach our target of R10 000 and further support an organisation that is providing sustainable solutions to our community through the upskilling of individuals.” To find out more...
Now Introducing Our Inaugural Range of Sisi Safety Wear

Now Introducing Our Inaugural Range of Sisi Safety Wear

Through extensive research and consultation with women in industry, Sisi has launched a range of safety wear that challenges the status quo that one size fits all. With an understanding that not all women are shaped the same, Sisi introduces the first range of locally manufactured safety wear to offer 3 UNIQUE CUTS FOR WOMEN: Standard, Extended and Maternity. Incorporating internationally recognised finishes, such a VizLite™ reflective tape and YKK zippers, Sisi has once again shown its commitment to empowering the lives of the women who shape our world. OUR LOCALLY MANUFACTURED RANGE FEATURES THREE DIFFERENT CUTS: THE STANDARD CUT: This cut caters for the typical differences between a woman’s and a man’s body, accommodating for the hip and bust areas. THE EXTENDED CUT: This cut has been designed to accommodate for a bust size that is not typically proportional to the waist area and a larger posterior that is not typically proportionate to the hip area. THE MATERNITY CUT: This cut has been designed to accommodate for a bust size that is not typically proportional to the waist area and a larger posterior that is not typically proportionate to the hip area. All trousers and jackets are sold separately to ensure that those with large bust areas, but small hip areas, or vice versa, can still ensure a comfortable fit. This Sisi range further caters to the functional requirements of women in industry, placing emphasis on creating garments that not only fit comfortably, but also address the practical requirements of those wearing safety wear in the field, often in the company of men.  Apart from the extensions made...