N ot everything that can be done in Witbank is about personal indulgence. What makes Witbank special is their concern for the marginalized and helpless. Many of the residents have pooled their resources and come up with successful charities and organizations to help their fellow residents. This is a place where community mean something more than a group of people living together in one place.
The Jabez House Project
Food and clothing for the poor was the purpose of Jeanette Kruger who began the Jabez House Project in 2001. She received help from other residents and businesses in Witbank and now have enough to feed 450 families. All she wants is to make sure every individual is given the opportunity to stand tall and be fed and clothed properly. They have begun counseling services as well in the hopes of being able to restore the dignity of those who have not been so lucky in life.
The Witbank SPCA
This is something you find in most developed countries. The Witbank SPCA is a group that cares for animal’s rights. They believe that if one can be taught how to treat animals with respect this will naturally flow to people interaction and mutual respect. They have several programs like Adopt a Pet, Pet Care and Grooming, and fundraising through special events.
Although the Witbank Dam is known for being one of the largest water reserves in South Africa, it has been in the news lately due to poor maintenance. It would be a shame for the residents of Witbank to lose all their water sports facilities because of lack of attention to the infrastructure. Here is where they go to fish, boat, surf, skydive, and swim.
Kingdom Kids Children Home
Through the efforts of James and Valerie Potgeiter, Kingdom Kids Children’s Home was built in 1989. Their passion for children drove them to put their efforts in helping abused and abandoned kids. With the help of the rest of the Witbank community, this endeavor has managed to offer the following services: family reconciliation, preservation, and reunification.
With so much going for the people of Witbank: work and community care, they have also managed to find time to indulge in certain R&R activities. Here are some of the more popular entertainment activities that have made possible in Witbank:
This is a multi-purpose stadium in Witbank but used primarily for football and rugby. It is the home base of the Black Aces and also known as Puma Stadium.
Witbank Golf Club
This 1907 golf club has an 18 hole golf course. It was built by one of the coal mines owners and has attracted attention from golfer all across the world. True to the spirit of community and camaraderie, the club is open to visitors and has a clubhouse, conference center, Pro Shop, and driving range.
The Witbank Golf Bowls Club
Established in 1955 as part of the Witbank Golf Club, the Witbank Golf Bowls Club turned a small, run-down building into its home base. The effort was an amazing display of equality among everyone with top officers and business people doing hard labor beside regular members to build the club. Even their 1973 expansion program was a similar effort which has given new meaning to the concept of community spirit.