Each cup design was developed after visiting children at the uMbuyisa Children School of Arts and Culture, where they painted their representation of Africa day, Youth day and Mandela Day.
uMbuyisa is a registered non-profit organisation run by Tshepo Ramutumbu, situated in Orlando West Soweto. They provide children aged 6-18 a safe environment to do homework, learn computer skills, painting and gardening. The school was initiated in 2002, with an aim to uplift the community and currently is responsible for 60 kids. The school is sometimes visited by tourists as it is located in Vilakazi street, one the tourist attractions in Soweto.
As a previous community project Detpak donated computers with an installed art program and plans to continue doing more for the School.
"IMLVELO" A XHOSA WORD MEANING "ONE'S ROOTS"
In Grade 5, Mbali lives with her Mom, uncle, aunt, brother and sister.
Mbali was able to provide for her family, when she made her first sale of her painting to a Tourist and was able to buy food and electricity.
"uBUNTU" A TERM MEANING HUMAITY FOR OTHERS
A nation referred to as the rainbow nation because of its cultural and racial diversity, the design is inspired by South Africans embracing the concept of uBuntu as a way of defining who we are through others.
Sisanda is 8 years old, in Grade 2, lives with her Mom, Granny and Sister and is known for her caring personality and compassion.
She shares tomatoes grown at the school with her family and neighbours and is adored in the community.
"uHURU" A SWAHILI WORD MEANING FREEDOM
9 years old, Tumi is in Grade 4 and lives with 11 family members. The inspiration for her art comes from her freedom to express herself through her love for dancing, and playing games.
Detpak is working with uMbuyisa School of arts as part of its Community Initiative.
Detpak is a speciality converter of paper packaging providing a full range of products focussed on the food service markets. In line with global standards, it is situated in Aeroton, Johannesburg South, with most of its employees living in the Soweto area. With a total 244 employees, Detpak aims to play an active role in its community and in that of its employees.
Detpak's previous projects include donating paint, paint brushes, and crops for the school garden.
By choosing these cups, you support Detpak's initiative to donate a portion of the sales back to the school to continue making a difference.
While comprising of 95% board from renewable sources, paper cups are lined with a thin coating of polytheylene (PE) on the inside of the hot cup. This lining is required for the cup functionality however renders cups unrecyclable in standard recycling facilities and have resulted in used cups being routed to general landfill.
As a cup manufacturer, Detpak holds its social responsibility in high regard and have highlighted the plight of these cups to Mpact Ltd, our majority shareholder, who has a large footprint in the recycling sector.
Mpact has built a Liquid Packaging plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng in July 2017, capable of recycling up to 25 000 tons of cups and Tetrapack products. This enables cups to be rerouted from landfill to continue in the paper value chain as secondary packaging or paper cores.
Our discreet logo on the base of cups is a sign of our quality commitment and investment in recycling in South Africa. For more information click here.
Tshepo Ramutumbu, the Chairperson of uMbuyisa School of art and culture, was born in 1975 in Orlando West Soweto. At an early age of 9 years he was exposed to the art of dancing and formed part of the Dancing Youth club in Soweto. He then continued studying Fine Art and later was involved in the Standard Bank Art Gallery where he taught and conducted visual arts for students.
His involvement with the Youth Club at a young age inspired him to start his own after school initiative, to continue uplifting the community, and share his expertise in Arts and culture with kids in his community. In 2002 he started uMbuyisa School of Arts and Culture, named after the man carrying Hector Pieterson in the famous picture of the June 16 uprising. He believes in helping others to discover their true potential.
Tshepo’s aim is to give back to the community that raised him and ensure that this generation of kids reach their true potential.
|Description||Item Code||Size||Carton Qty|
|AFRICAN SPIRIT CUP 360ml||R210P5049||360ml / 12oz||500|
|AFRICAN SPIRIT cup & lid combo pack||R210P5060||360ml / 12oz||500 cups & white lids|
|AFRICAN SPIRIT CUP 240ml||R110P5049||240ml / 8oz||500|
|AFRICAN SPIRIT cup & lid combo pack||R110P5060||240ml / 8oz||500 cups & white lids|
|*Each carton contains a random mix of cup designs|
|Description||Item Code||Size||Carton Qty|
|360ml DETPACK LID WHITE||V200S0001||360ml||1000|
|360ml DETPACK LID BLACK||V200S0029||360ml||1000|
|240ml DETPACK LID WHITE||V100S0001||240ml||1000|
|240ml DETPACK LID BLACK||V100S0029||240ml||1000|
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