COMETSA Development Agencies are the Socio-Economic Development Arm of the Cometsa GoC International (Pty) Ltd, although they are independent and have independent Board of Directors. The administration is performed on a fee basis by Cometsa Development Agencies Management (Pty) Ltd. Each Agency produces its own financial reports. These financial reports are not consolidated into Cometsa GoC International (Pty) Ltd, since the agencies are separately registered companies. The agencies implement and/or support their projects in the communities, and sometimes collaborate with each other. Most of the projects are funded by independent individual and/or organization donors who identified Cometsa as a preferred implementing organization. The agencies/enterprises also identify and implement community development projects on behalf of the Corporate Social Investment units of companies.
COMETSA “RELEASE” Concept is the foundation of Cometsa Development Agencies
- R = Recreation. At Cometsa we believe in the slogan “Body, Mind and Soul”. That means that a healthy mind in a healthy body will results in a healthy soul.
- E = Entertainment (incl. Music). We develop talent in modern, traditional, and global entertainment and music.
- L = Leisure. Our country, South Africa, has got the best weather in the world. As a result the leisure industry holds great future for the country.
- E = Education. Education is the central part of our programmes. We have realized that the level of literacy in our country is not sufficient to improve our competitiveness level in the world. It cannot be ignored.
- A = Arts (inc. Culture). Africans are naturally gifted in art. We would like to make sure that this gift is enhanced and preserved. We also believe in exchanging our cultural heritage with the rest of the world.
- S = Sport. Cometsa was founded through sport, soccer to be specific, and grew into areas of the RELEASE concept. Sport will remain key mobilization instrument for our organization.
- E = Environment (incl. Community). We teach and motivate our staff, members and clients to take care of their environment and use renewable and environmentally friendly sources of energy.
COMETSA Development Agencies cover the following development sectors, to the non-profit benefit of the rural and urban communities:
- Education and Capacity Development: COMETSA Capacity Development Agency NPC
- Sport & Recreation: COMETSA Sports Development Agency NPC
- Entertainment, Music, Art & Culture: COMETSA Mafrika Development Agency NPC
- Public Management & Leadership Development: COMETSA Development Agencies Consolidated NPC