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Putprop is a hive of activity

In a forward-thinking move towards environmental sustainability, Putprop a niche player in the property sector, has recently begun to install bee hives on certain properties in and around Gauteng. This eco-conscious initiative reflects the company's commitment to fostering biodiversity, supporting pollinators, and contributing to the overall health of the local ecosystem.

The introduction of beehives aligns seamlessly with their dedication to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. By creating a habitat for bees, Putprop not only enhances the natural beauty of its surroundings but also actively participates in addressing the global concern of declining bee populations.

Bees and other pollinators are fundamental for the health ofecosystems and food security. The installation of beehives at Putprop House isa initial strategic move to support local ecosystems, halt the loss of biodiversity, and contribute to the preservation of these vital pollinators. 

We acknowledge the challenges facing global bee populations, including habitat loss and degradation, pesticide use , and the effects of climate change are compounding these stressors on bee populations worldwide .Through this initiative, we aim to inspire other businesses to adopt environmentally friendly practices to create an environment that helps bees thrive.

In its extensive commitment to sustainability, Putprop aims to over time integrate educational elements into its beekeeping initiative. This encompassing approach may involve hosting workshops, seminars, and community outreach programs to heighten awareness regarding the vital roles played by bees and the significance of environmental conservation. 

Additionally, as a part of this initiative, Putprop plans to distribute the honey produced by its beekeeping efforts, further engaging the community and emphasising the tangible benefits of supporting bee populations and preserving the environment.

Social and Community Initiatives

Social Initiatives

After the successful completion of our past projects, the Board again gave approval for a budget of R300 000 for the current year.

Various projects were examined by the Social and Ethics Committee, with an emphasis again on projects involving children and education as well as supporting initiatives where possible in the areas we operate in.
During the year the Social and Ethics Committee (SE) met on two occasions.

Approval was given for the following funding:

Mandeville Disability Swimming

Mandeville Disability Swimming is home to the largest and strongest squad of disability swimmers in South Africa headed up by Paralympian, Tadhg Slattery. Tadhg competed as part of the South African Paralympic swimming team at six Paralympic games. His first games in 1992 gave him his first Paralympic gold medal in the 100m breaststroke in a world record time.The school offers courses and instruction from Learn to Swim to Elite Swimming. These options are tailored specifically to previously disadvantaged learners from schools for the physically disabled. Putprop contributed funds to provide tracksuits for current participants.

R21 000.00
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Give Love and Serve Care Centre

This organization is dedicated to feed and clothe abandoned children primarily but serves and feeds all those people overlooked by society.It operates mainly in the East Rand in areas such as Benoni and Kempton Park.We donated funds towards their feeding scheme for babies which was utilised for food and other baby products as well as other clients of the centre. This benefitted 67 participants.

R50 000.00
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United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa

The primary goals of UCPA is to provide their clients with quality nursing care and stimulation in the form of creative occupational therapy, Aqua Hydro Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physio Therapy and visits to events and places of interest. Each day is based on planned activities and events, based on “themes”.Current strategies are those of self feeding, floor  play and stimulation of fine and gross motor skills. We assisted in the purchase of a new washing machine and tumble dryer. 

R54 000.00
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Thokani Teslie

We sponsored a young boy, the son of one of our staff members, who needed a life enhancing operation in a rural area of Zimbabwe. Transport to and from the hospital, as well as the services of a medical specialist in a private facility were covered.

R16 000.00
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Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Group believes that it must assume responsibility to ensure that all its properties comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements.

It was noted in the previous annual report that the services of a specialised health and safety consultant would be considered in order to review our properties and ensure they meet the standard of compliance required by the various legislation. The Board considered this proposal during this review period and appointed a consultant to review all our properties. Where necessary, procedures have been implemented where shortfalls have been identified.

Covid-19 Add on’s

The additional protocols as dictated by government and best practice has now been added to this review process and implemented with immediate effect.

Energy Efficient Initiatives


To make informed energy efficient decisions linked to effective implementation, we need to evaluate the most practical and cost-effective means to manage our utilities.

The following initiatives have been implemented where applicable:

  • An energy efficient programme that will focus on and monitor energy spend and its efficiency. We have initiated programmes to introduce more efficient light fittings and globes in all future refurbishments undertaken. Consideration is given to the fitting of energy efficient lighting, as well as the implementation of metal halide lamps in lieu of fluorescent lighting. This in many instances results in greater levels of illumination with greater energy efficiency. With the current cost structure of electricity supply in South Africa, this program can have financial benefit for our portfolio as well as our tenants.
  • A water conservation and management program. The program will monitor the consumption of water to highlight variations in consumption, enabling early detection of water wastage and system defects. All new refurbishing’s carried out are using low flushing mechanisms. New initiatives will be investigated, together with our tenants and local suppliers, to reduce consumption where practical.
  • Climate change. In pursuing our financial activities and objectives, we believe we have a responsibility to make a contribution to reducing our carbon footprint and thus slow down climate change.
  • A utility audit in respect of water and energy consumption is essential. This necessitates, by implication, that this is an on-going process. As a result, we intend to audit all our properties in the course of the next 12 - 24 months with a view to determine which properties, if any, are  in need of remedial action and then to determine the appropriate response.