SADD’s Annual Report: June 2011 – May 2012
Guest speaker Bernie Pearce spoke abut the hardships she's faced in the 17 months since her husband Adrian was killed whilst cycling. Of the pain and difficulties she has had to cope with as a single mother in both dealing with her own grief and trying to protect and comfort her daughters especially in everyday situations where their father would have been with them, school open days etc.This tragedy has prompted her to get involved with cycle safe KZN
Membership of SADD continues to grow slowly, assisted by our constantly updated website.
1. 2011 saw us go into the final stages of the Lotto School project, and more than 500 social workers and school guidance counselors were trained. A total of 1 670 schools throughout KZN received the manual (plus DVD and posters), 450 in the Western Cape and 20 in Gauteng. This is a project that SADD is extremely proud of.
- 2.The Lotto Taxi Project was completed in September 2011 and training sessions were conducted in both Zulu and English. We worked in conjunction with Santaco – the Taxi Association. 20 Rank officials were trained to go into 20 districts in KZN.
- 3.SADD and SAB (South African Breweries) University project
This is a very successful on going project. Training and awareness was done at the following Universities – Wits, UCT, NMMU (Port Elizabeth) DUT, CPUT, North West University, Stellenbosch and Rhodes University.
SAB were able to re fund this project in 2012.The project aims to teach about units of alcohol (UOA) as relates to blood/breath levels, to bring down drink driving, to teach more responsible drinking patterns, identify problem drinking and to give treatment details.
World Day of Remembrance:
Once again we remembered the victims of Road crashes by erecting banners, flyers and posters at the Chatterton circle. We invited the Mayor, and various other dignitaries from the Department of Transport, SAPS, Hospital Emergency Units and Fire Department to join us. We received good media coverage.
In December 2011 we were advised that we had received further funding from the National Lotteries Board. Unlike the 2 previous amounts, this was not for a particular project but funding to assist in our overall operations.
AlcoFreeFeb continues to grow each year and in 2012 we received excellent media
Coverage and double the funding as in the inception year.
FIA Foundation/Road Safety Fund:
In March 2012 we were advised that we were the recipient of funding from the FIA Foundation/Road Safety Fund for a Road Safety research project in Pietermaritzburg.
We were one of only 2 NGO’s in Africa to receive this funding.
Funding and donations:
SADD is very grateful for the continued and ongoing support from many people and companies without whom we would not be able to continue our work.
Caro Smit, Sarah Zondi, Thandi Nkomo (part time) , Charlotte Sullivan and Suzi Krugel
Di Gower Jackson – volunteer
Lotto Taxi project – part time (2011) Matthew Makhaye
Thank you to those staff and volunteers that give their time so generously and support SADD.
We are very small staff but are able to make a huge difference to Road safety.
To name some of our supporters/sponsors:
South African Breweries
Anglo Gold Ashanti
Dieter Gloeck & Institute of Govmt Auditors
Zylem (Platt family)
Hawk Electronics (computer support)
Julian Titshall (website hosting)
Sandy and Stu Lund
October 2011 Newsletter
- This is a quick note to let you all know that “Miracle Women -coping with adversity” will be on ETV on Tuesday 18th at 7am, with stories about Jess Foord- rape victim, Caro Smit-Founder of SADD- and many others.
People are dying at unacceptable rates on our roads and the authorities are not doing enough. How many more must die?
Firstly, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and membership of our cause. As we go into the closing months of 2010 we need you more than ever before.
Now that we are past the World Cup (and didn’t we all feel proud to be South Africans?) an update on what is happening at SADD.
We were recently asked why we are so ”negative” at SADD? Why do we call ourselves South Africans AGAINST Drunk Driving?
Well to answer this question we would like to give some FACTS!
SADD is coping and surviving in these hard economic times, and is still doing excellent and much needed work.
SADD is at a critical point in its history. On the one hand we have received tremendous recognition and accolades for the work we have done (and are doing), but on the other hand we are facing a financial crisis.
SADD Annual General Meeting 24 February 2009
Held in SANCA Offices, Hoosen Haffejee Street, Pietermaritzburg with guest speaker Inspector Chris Coucourakis, of R.T.I. PMB
• Apologies for the late News letter. Caro has been very busy as she has had to do private education to help pay for her bond as well as all her SADD work.
• Caro must be congratulated on being made a Director of Global Safety Project -- GRSP (SA)!
• This year has been very busy fundraising, but thank goodness it is beginning to pay dividends. The following fund raising projects and donations have been made.
1. Tavern and Shebeen Project, partly sponsored by SAB, was run in the PMB area. 56 Taverns and Shebeens were visited. It was a very interesting project, and we were well received, and did good education about Alcohol Abuse and Drinking and Driving/Walking.
September 2007 (1)
03 Septemer 2007
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September 2007 (2)
06 September 2007
Our 2 DVD’s are finished, and look very good. “Seat Belt Use” & “Drinking/Driving/Walking.” We have handed out about 200 already to Traffic Officers and Traffic Education Officers at the RTMC/ GRSP (SA) Conference 22nd Aug ‘07.
ANNUAL REVIEW: 2006 – 2007 SADD’s 1st AGM Report.
CHAIRMANS REPORT AND ANNUAL REVIEW: JAN 2006 – May 2007
1. SADD is a new registered N.P.O., a Section 21 company and it has Section 18 A status.
SADD is a member of the Global Road Safety Partnership. (SA) G.R.S.P.
Breathalyzer Partnership with Dept of Health.(DoH) December/January. 88,000 handed out with SADD Business Card in it to mainly Taverns and poorer areas.
They were impressed at how much we have achieved so far.
I cannot believe it is 3 Months since the last Newsletter.
I have been completely out of line in the long delay.I am now trying to commit to a monthly Letter ,so you know what is happening, and what is being done.
Apologies for the long delay since the last letter. (11/4/06)
Have been extremely busy, and will give a short summary of what has been achieved in the last month or so.
FROM CRISIS ON CALL - OCTOBER 2006 NEWS LETTER
Alcohol abuse is costing the country between 10 to 20 billion rand every year. People’s lives being affected directly or indirectly due to alcohol abuse, cannot be measured in financial terms.