Petrol Attendant

Andrew Molefe started as a petrol attendant 34-years-ago with Shell, through their transformation programme, he was invited to become a retailer.


Johannesburg, South Africa (31 January 2020) – In South Africa, companies have a responsibility to build the nation. That is one of the core values of energy giant Shell. They believe in enabling progress in the country, by developing entrepreneurs.

Shell not only uplifts these individuals, but also the communities from which they come. They achieve this through programmes which train and empower previously disadvantaged people within their business, and which provides them with the skills and resources to themselves empower other people.

Andrew Molefe is a perfect example of empowerment in action. Andrew started working at Shell as a petrol attendant 34 years ago. He worked himself up through the ranks and today runs his own retail site. Shell assisted him in setting up his business and creating awareness around it in the community. Because of this, Andrew is a wonderful role model and inspiration to his employees.

Andrew’s daughter shared her thoughts on how this one investment in her father changed their lives. She said not only was their family helped, the aunts, uncles and cousins were also uplifted and beyond that, but the entire community has even thrived.

Shell believes that, in the South African context, businesses can’t just focus on profit. They believe that companies have to create jobs and contribute to the economy. Their nation-building programmes are not only uplifting entrepreneurs and their communities but are also actively supporting South Africa to a better place as a whole.

As part of the #SAINC nation-building initiative, Shell is joining a network of purpose-driven brands to share stories of positive progress in South Africa. These stories are being featured across social media in small snippets, just like the one below, but you will also be able to watch the full-length features live on television. You will find the airing times below:

01 February 2020 – SABC2 – 14:30
18 February 2020 – Business Day TV – 16:00
20 February 2020 – Business Day TV – 12:00

Watch a snippet of the story below:

Sources: Regency Global
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