Singita Kruger National Park is very committed to stimulating the local economy. The aim is to support the viability and growth of small businesses on the outskirts of the park.
Monthly spend on local suppliers and contractors has doubled in recent years. Daily transport for staff is sourced locally, as are services such as waste removal, uniform alterations, fruit and vegetables supplies and the supply of wood.
Singita is involved in assisting local schools in myriad ways, such as conducting an Environmental Education Programme in collaboration with a selected local primary school, painting classrooms and planting indigenous trees in school grounds.
The Singita-organised and funded Growing to READ programme ensures that 10 local pre-schools provide their young learners with an ever-improving quality of early childhood development aimed at enhancing their cognitive, social and physical skills.
Singita also provides assistance to the wider community by supporting a programme that provides the Welverdiend region with access to fresh water through boreholes, water tanks and piping.