Chemetrix Investment in Deaf Community

The Deaf community is one of the most marginalised groups in South African society today. Over 80% of Deaf youth are unemployed and one organisation is working tirelessly to shrink this number, despite tough social and economic challenges.


About eDeaf

eDeaf is South Africa’s leading Skills Development training provider for Deaf youth. It is a BBBEE Level 2 company, with a Deaf CEO at the helm. The organisation strives to improve the social and economic lives of the Deaf community through a variety of empowerment and skills development programmes.

By adding value, not only to the individuals they train, eDeaf creates employable Deaf individuals who are able to contribute in a meaningful way to the economy. Their successful programs reduces the reliance on social grants and provides a boost to the economy.



An inspiring partnership

Chemetrix has partnered with eDeaf since 2017. Over the years, Chemetrix has sponsored 34 unemployed Deaf school leavers, as well as provided project funding. The team has been sincerely invested in the lives of the Deaf community and committed to making a difference, not only to individuals, but also as a contribution to the improvement of the country.

A big part of eDeaf’s mission is to sensitise the “hearing” community and help more of us see what life is like for Deaf persons. The organisation’s facilitators are Deaf which ensures learners are taught in their first language, South African Sign Language. This results in a greater success rate and better-prepared young adults who are entering the workforce.

Just like eDeaf, Chemetrix believes that we are stronger together. Great partnerships and supporting solutions that ensure everyone thrives are at the heart of future success for both organisations. It is our honour to be associated with an organisation doing remarkable work and we encourage our industry at large to support eDeaf’s work as well as greater inclusion of the Deaf community.

To learn more about eDeaf, visit their website:


Chemetrix Backs Yes 4 Youth

SA Youth is supported by the Presidency, YES, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention.

The initiative is explained best by the pledge that we are signatories to.

“Through my company’s participation in the YES initiative, I hereby register my organisation with the Youth Employment Service (RF) NPC (registration number 2017/267641/08). I agree with the CEO pledge, acknowledging the critical role that youth play in shaping our economy and our country. I acknowledge that my participation in the programme is giving youth their first chance at a work opportunity and I undertake, as far as possible, to ensure youth are nurtured and encouraged in their placement.

Together with my organisation I am committed to being a co-creator in a future that works for all South Africans, with an understanding that we are subscribing to the values and philosophy of YES. This is based on humanitarian development and socio-economic principles, in the building of a pathway to guide and empower young unemployed South Africans into economic participation. Given the scale and implications of South Africa’s youth unemployment situation, the country and YES must succeed together.”

Chemetrix believes that, through our participation in this program, we are doing our bit however small it may be, to be better corporate citizens. Through this program Chemetrix has an opportunity to not only provide job opportunities, but also provide much needed skills to equip our youth for the future.


We are very proud to announce that we have appointed no less than 11 youth for the 2022 calendar year:

Collen Tshakhosi
Warehouse Clerk Trainee

Thulani Hlatshwayo
Warehouse Clerk Trainee

Rachel Londanie
General Cleaner

Boipelo Motsamai
Transactional Sales Intern

Ongezwa Mangindana
Transactional Sales Intern

Nompumelelo Tamara Ndelu
Transactional Sales Intern

Tankiso Lawrence Ngake
Customer Technical Support Trainee

Thembelihle Nkosi
Sales Office Assistant

Andiswa Msomi
Transactional Sales Intern

Samukelisiwe Shabalala
Trainee Administrative Clerk

Ipeleng Rakgotla
Computer Support Assistant