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    About Us

    RMA is the warm African sunrise that welcomes warmth, comfort and care to the lives we touch. Just like parents who care for their children, the brand promise of RMA is to be caring and compassionate so that clients can go through life’s challenges a little bit easier.

Active Citizenship

RMA lives by its caring and compassionate way. We see it as a privilege to help communities further their skills. We enjoy seeing people being educated, reaching for their dreams and achieving their goals. We live to see the joy on people’s faces when they’re empowered and improve their standard of living. Lending a helping hand is what warms our hearts.

Corporate Social Investment can have a significant impact on South African society, offering opportunities for both economic and social progress. RMA understands the impact it has on its pensioners by investing in their skills development. The education, experience and abilities of an RMA pensioner not only enhances their own lives but also adds economic value to their dependants, communities and the economy as a whole.

We believe that through education and training, enterprise development and the building of relevant infrastructure we can create sustainability.

RMA’s CSI policy renders support to the following three key areas:

Education: early childhood development, specific interventions at primary and high school level and Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET)
Health: disabled people, HIV/Aids and infrastructure/equipment
Social Development: poverty alleviation, women and children at risk and capacity building

In addition to the mobile prosthetic and orthotic clinic and the regular clinics held for pensioners, RMA also has a tracing programme that traces the beneficiaries of employees who are either injured or who have died as a result of a work-related injury. RMA goes the extra mile to ensure that these beneficiaries are found in order for them to receive the relevant pension and other benefits.

RMA has funded numerous projects through its social fund.

"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom."
- Nelson Mandela

Life-long Care For Our Beneficiaries

Pensioner Medical Plan (PMP)

In order to deliver on its promise to provide Caring, Compassionate Compensation, RMA recognised the need for a formal structured programme to address the medical needs of disabled and injured workers through proactive medical interventions.

Key features of the PMP ensure that disabled employees are effectively classified and obtain regular medical services as required. Each region has a dedicated pensions medical case auditor (PMCA) responsible for the co-ordination of patient needs and for the administration of the PMP plan in that region. RMA identifies and uses preferred healthcare providers that are locally based, to minimise patient inconvenience while maximising cost-effectiveness of treatment, including patient transportation costs.

Mobile Clinic

RMA, in partnership with medical orthotists and prosthetists, Marissa Nel & Associates, has a mobile prosthetic and orthotic clinic that travels to pensioners who have been disabled or physically challenged as a result of their work-related injuries. Some of the pensioners live in far-reaching rural areas with little accessibility to the treatment facilities available in the cities.

The mobile clinic offers unique medical access to pensioners insured by RMA and travels both within South Africa and to six neighbouring countries. The structure of numerous mobile and assessment clinics per year enables RMA to interact with, and understand the social needs of, the pensioners that fall within the initiative.

During visits to these pensioners, prosthetic limbs are made, and repairs are done, on-site. To further deliver on our promise of Caring Compassionate Compensation, the socio-economic circumstances of these pensioners are assessed and, where necessary, they are assisted with numerous food projects and upliftment programmes. These include the provision of seeds and gardening implements from the social fund, house renovations and the donation of shoes and clothes. The mobile clinic recently celebrated a decade of care.

Enterprise Development

RMA has invested generously in Enterprise Development (ED), a powerful tool to assist in the creation of jobs and address poverty.

In 2015, RMA engaged with a level 1 BBBEE supplier to assist with the roll-out of its ED programme, with a total value of R5 million. Seven beneficiaries from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban were selected. The aim of this ED programme is to promote economic growth and reduce poverty by building stronger SMMEs that are more inclusive. It is also aimed at diversifying RMA’s supply chain and entrenching its position as a socially and economically responsible corporate citizen.

The programme’s positive impact includes:

  1. Improved turnover by the portfolio by 23%;

  2. Job creation – 25 direct and indirect jobs within the portfolio, which has an average social impact on 100 lives that were improved. The average cost per job created was R200 000;

  3. Enhanced efficiency and compliance of the portfolio, ensuring its sustainability;

  4. An economic activity ratio of 1:173 i.e. R8.56 million of economic activity was generated; and

  5. Entrepreneurial prowess was heightened within the portfolio.

RMA Helping Develop Businesses

At RMA, we are all about seeing businesses and communities reach their potential. An enterprise development initiative embarked upon by RMA in 2016 resulted in a contribution of R372 698 to Shanduka Black Umbrellas. As a non-profit enterprise development incubation organisation, Shanduka Black Umbrellas partners with the private sector, government and civil society to address the low levels of entrepreneurship and high failure rate of 100% black-owned emerging businesses in South Africa. The businesses are assessed for their credit risk and an advisory committee offers their technical experience to assess the weaknesses and strengths of the businesses.

Ongoing support through the incubation centers and the office infrastructure linked to these include:

  1. Bookkeeping services at standard rates;

  2. Access to networking & marketing events;

  3. Ongoing mentoring;

  4. Assistance with finance access; and

  5. Workshops aimed at business and personal development.

RMA identified two suppliers for this programme, allowing these youth-owned suppliers to participate in the incubation programme for 12 months.

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