16 May, 2024

Championing Causes, One Stride at a Time: Six Runners, Six Charities, One Comrades Marathon Journey

On the 9th of June 2024, six Macsteel volunteer runners will literally go the extra mile for charity. These runners will take part in the Comrades Marathon, to not only beat their own personal best times but also raise funds and awareness for six charities.

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The Comrades Marathon, often referred to as the Ultimate Human Race, holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of individuals, both locally and internationally. This prestigious ultra-marathon, held annually in KZN, embodies the spirit of resilience and unity, drawing participants from diverse backgrounds to test their physical and mental limits.

With true camaraderie that this event is known for, Macsteel has chosen to go beyond individual achievement and leverage the race as a platform to champion meaningful causes. The six charities already have a long-standing relationship with Macsteel Cares, a CSR initiative by Macsteel, which invites all caring citizens and corporates alike to join the effort in support of the runners and the organisations they represent.

Each Macsteel runner will proudly support one of the six non-profit organisations based in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The six NPOs and the Macsteel runners who will be representing them are:


Sheperds Keep

Shaun Nieuwenhuis will be representing Shepherds Keep, a home for abandoned babies. The home provides a safe place for abandoned babies with or without HIV from birth to six months.

Benjamin Generation

Malachia Mokento Galane will be representing Benjamin Generation, a safe haven which protects and cares for the most vulnerable children in our society. Offering a range of comprehensive care services, from infancy to adolescence, including education and foster care.

Made for More

Mbulelo Tshikila will be representing Made for More which aims to include, empower, and equip people with disabilities through sport and mental health programs. Their Sports Coach Mobility programme represents a proactive approach to addressing the challenges of delivering sports programs for people with disabilities in informal settlements, townships, and rural areas.


Abe Shenyana Nkomo will be representing CHOC, the childhood cancer foundation SA, an organisation advocates for the health and well-being of children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or life-threating blood disorders and their families. They offer psychosocial, emotional, and practical support to augment the e¬fforts of the medical fraternity.

Makabongwe Pre-School

Thulani Ngema will be representing Makabongwe Pre-school who provides affordable and sustainable education to children aged 3 to6. The school aims to help reduce illiteracy and provide a good foundation for their next phase of education. They help the children grow and mature holistically, teaching them in a loving way in accordance with their Christian ethos.

West Park School

Christopher Majola will be representing West Park School, a public school that helps learners who face intellectual challenges ensuring they receive support to achieve their educational and vocational needs.

Together, we can make a meaningful impact and uphold the spirit of community, driving positive change and leaving a legacy of compassion and support.


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