By Ashley Turnbull , TCM Marketing Executive Johannesburg, 06 December 2007 Habitat for humanity facilitates the provision of quality housing for disadvantaged communities, bringing dignity back to the people. Those who receive houses have to complete a programme teaching them the values of home ownership, also becoming involved in building houses for other people in their community. Due to studies showing that communities who do not have adequate housing are vulnerable to disease, Habitat for Humanity’s initiative helps those who receive houses to live healthier lives. Ian Russel (ABSA); TCM CEO, Andrea Cornelli; Proud new home-owner of the home sponsored by TCM; Iqbal Hassim(TCM Corporate Sales Director); TCM, in conjunction with HP and ABSA (including Telkom, SAS Institute and Software AG) have built ten houses in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni. The companies have financed the building material and supplied the labour with their own staff to build these houses at the end of November 2007, culminating in a handover ceremony that took place on the 30th of November. The above initiative demonstrates TCM’s, alongside ABSA, HP, SAS Institute, Telkom, TCM and Software AG’s commitment, to South Africa through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. To create a sentiment that home-building projects such as this one contribute to nation building To create a sentiment that each South African can make a difference TCM is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity South Africa in making housing a reality and is committed to continue with initiatives in providing a better life for all South Africans. From left -Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Councilor Duma Nkosi; TCM CEO, Andrea Cornelli; Proud new home-owner of the home sponsored by TCM.