Efforts to feed as many children in South Africa gains momentum as Add Hope welcomes new beneficiaries on board
Did you join us for some so good family fun at the our Kaya FM Family Day at the Joburg Zoo on 31st March? If you did, have a look at these photos and see if you can spot yourself!
This week saw KFC’s Add Hope ‘Journey of Hope’ campaign scoop a Gold Award in the Corporate Responsibility category, as well as the overall Gold Winner for campaign of the year at the annual PRISM awards, the South African public relations industry’s signature event rewarding and recognising South Africa’s cream of the crop.
To imagine you can offer anything less than world class products and service in Africa is naive and short-sighted. Companies should be laying down the best they have to offer from the outset with a view to establishing themselves as market leaders and setting industry benchmarks, writes Bruce Layzell, KFC general manager New African Markets.
In the spirit of sharing, KFC South Africa knows that spending time together is one of the most important things we can do. With that in mind, KFC has found a unique way to bring fun and special moments to its fans this summer.
Yum! Restaurants International continues to expand its KFC footprint on the African continent and a carefully considered approach saw the number of KFC restaurants in new African markets grow to 63 at the end of 2012.
3rd and 4th November 2012
18th November 2012
Two months. 4100 kms. 5 Beneficiary stops. R27 million for 2012
See Riaan cross the finish line as he reflects on the Journey of Hope and chats about the highlights and lowlights he has experienced along the way.
In this episode Riaan leaves Durban and makes it to Joburg, where he meets the children of MES in Hilbrow, Joburg.
4th November 2012
28th October 2012
I woke up with a bittersweet feeling today. Sure, I’m relieved to be done with the cycling. It’s not easy riding 100+km every day, especially when you have no energy, but the Journey has also been amazing.
On Saturday, 27 October, a group of KFC Mini Cricket children went to OR Tambo to say farewell to the Proteas Test team as they left for Australia. Neither expected what happened next, a last minute practice session of Mini Cricket - right there in the departures walkway.
I planned on smashing around 140km today but the Journey wasn’t going to let my last few days be easy. I was riding into strong headwinds and so only managed just over 100km.
I clocked 100km today. Even though I’m tired and week, having the finish line so near has given me renewed mental energy. I can’t believe that there are only two more cycling days to go till I reach Johannesburg.
Hallelujah! The sun finally came out today. What a difference those golden rays have made to my mood and my motivation levels. Having the end in sight is also lifting my spirits.
In this episode Riaan makes it to a 1000 Hills and cycles down to Durban with Jacques Rudolf (Protea Cricketer) and Dave Timm.
23 October, 2012. As part of the KFC Mini-Cricket campaign to get children from across South Africa living active and balanced lifestyles, AB de Villiers had an exclusive KFC Mini-Cricket coaching session with youngsters from Arcon Park Primary School, Vereeniging today.
The weather was awful today. No surprises there. It was wet and windy and just downright miserable.
I know I said this yesterday, but today had to be one of the toughest yet. Everything is wet. The weather, the road, me, it’s all soaking.
Shew, day 40 was not an easy one. The weather hasn’t been great. When it isn’t raining then it’s overcast and the relentless greyness is getting to me.
Today I left Howick and cycled all the way down from the top part of the “p” to the bottom and then began the loop through towards the “e”.
After spending the weekend resting and tending to various media obligations, I got back on the bike and back on the road starting at the KFC on Durban’s North Beach.
Today I visited the 1000 Hills Community Helpers in Inchanga in the Midlands. What an incredibly special place.
KFC launched its third year of involvement in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme at a festival held at Sacred Heart College, Observatory with 250 kids getting active on the field.
This week on the Journey of Hope TV episode, Riaan Manser takes a tumble outside Middelburg which results in a trip to the doctor for rib x-rays.
I was drenched for 12 hours today. The rain and mist are relentless. It’s not doing much for my spirit.
Today was meant to be a rest day but I decided to push on due to the kilometers that I lost on Friday. I’m a goal oriented person and don’t like to feel like I’m falling behind.
It’s always nice when I get some company on the road. Today Jono from Idols joined me for a bit. What a lekker guy.
Traffic and road detours meant heavy delays in my departure from Flagstaff. It took me nearly 3 hours to navigate my way out of the area.
Today started about 30km outside of Mtatha. I was on the road by 6 am. Nice and early, which is just the way I like it.
Today was a big day even though it was a day off. I went to visit the Waterfall Community Pre-School, which is one of the schools in Umtata’s Waterfall location that JAM provides food to.
Riaan has been cycling for a few weeks and in this episode we see him make it through Stellenbosch, George and PE before heading up to Bloemfontein to meet the children at Lebone Village.
7th October 2012
The day started about 11km out of Umtata. It was sunny and it looked as if I was in for a glorious day. I had ridden just a few of those kilometres when a thick blanket of mist and rain came down on me.
After a great weekend off with Vasti I was feeling well rested and ready for the week ahead. I was on the road by 5:15.
Today was a tough one. I got onto the road later than usual. A few journalists came round the campsite this morning so I gave some interviews and only started riding at 9am.
Since leaving Bloemfontein the scenery has changed from dry and flat to fertile farmland where cows and sheep were my only company. It’s a relief to be back in the lush coastal forests of the Eastern Cape.
In this episode Riaan highlights the plight of hunger and tells us how Add Hope is helping feed hungry children across South Africa.
It was blisteringly hot today. I woke up with an awful headache that still hasn’t gone away. I’ve also developed a cough. I’ve had it for about 3 days now and am a little nervous about it getting worse.
Today’s leg of the Journey took me back over the border from the Free State into the Eastern Cape again. It’s a strange feeling because I’m essentially going back the way I came.
Sunday was spent resting my aching body. I can’t tell you how much I needed it. My ribs are still sore so any chance I have to let them heal is a blessing.
23 September 2012
Today was a scheduled rest day, which means no cycling but I did visit the Lebone Village in Bloem. What an amazing place.
Part of my morning routine is a weigh-in. It’s also the part of the day that I dread most. I’m anxious about dropping weight too quickly.
I couldn't find a doctor that was open last night, so tried to give my body a good rest. I still woke up with an aching rib cage.
On the way to Bloem, about 52km past Craddock, I rode into the dry Karroo landscape. As the sun came up it revealed the stark beauty of this uniquely South African place and also a brilliant day for riding.
The temperature dropped to 3 degrees Celsius last night. It’s hard to feel motivated when it’s so cold. The north wind only compounded my feelings of negativity.
My mission to spread hope continued on Heritage day. I was on my bike before most South Africans woke up. I knew this day was not going to be an easy one what with the serious uphills on the way to Bloem.
Being a Saturday, today was supposed to be a rest day, but wanted to make up some lost time so hopped on the bike and left a gloomy Jeffreys Bay behind me.
I was up before dawn and got to see the sun rise over the Bloukrans valley. I couldn’t wait to get going and cross over into the wild and untamed Eastern Cape even though it meant leaving the picturesque Tsitsikamma behind.
Day 7 of the Journey of Hope would turn out to be an eventful one. I woke up this morning and felt okay, but that was soon about to change.
I got to sleep in a little today; it was a scheduled day off. I wasn’t cycling but I still had a PR stop at the KFC on York Street in George at 1pm and a Kfm radio interview to raise awareness of the Add Hope campaign.
I woke up early this morning to the promise of clear skies. The stars shone brightly in the sky as I emerged from my tent but as the sun came up it revealed an overcast sky over Albertinia.
I was up before early, eager to get going. Feeling energised I hit the road and was rewarded with a sunrise so stunning it could have been in a coffee table book.
A lazy start brought in the Sunday in true South African style. I woke up a little later than usual to an icy Riviersonderend.
We woke up before dawn to a crisp & fresh Franschhoek valley, and with a strong cup of coffee watched the sunrise as it revealed a beautiful day for cycling.
The 4100km journey started at SOS Children's Village in Thornton, near Cape Town. The whole team received a very personal and heart warming send off in a very busy and hot Voortrekker street.
26 August 2012
The world’s largest restaurant company, Yum! Brand’s has a dynamic supply chain. Owen Viljoen, Head of Logistics and Operations KFC South Africa shares insights into the quick service restaurant industry.
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11 June 2012
13 May 2012
29 April 2012
26 April 2012
A recent new national offering by KFC South Africa called KFC Delivery currently sees 42 stores delivering KFC in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West provinces. With its steady footprint growth, one can expect KFC to double its offering bringing to total 80 stores in its delivery stable by the end of 2012.
KFC South Africa found itself in the winning category at the Creative Circle Ad of the Year Awards 2011 which took place on Thursday, 22 March 2012, at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg South Africa.
25 March 2012
23 February 2012
26 February 2012
Montsheng Mogorosi, an educator from Bloemfontein, has been named the KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Month for January which recognises the hard work and dedication of the volunteer coaches of the programme.
KFC Krushers is the perfect way to take a moment with your mates to just kick back, let go, dial down and escape into the most chilled beverage of all.
Celebrating 40 So Good years in South Africa
23 January 2012 - Well known fast-food giant Yum! Brands have plans to expand its Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) brand to seven more countries across Africa in 2012.
29 January 2012
Spend R15 or more to enter at selected KFC stores.
Today, KFC ‘s ADD HOPE initiative went beyond the standard campaign parameters and unveiled a magnificent interactive art installation at the Melrose Arch Piazza, Johannesburg in an effort to draw much needed attention to the undeniably worthy cause of child hunger.
It feels so good to give!
Check out our cool new KFC Snax on the run TV ad, and if you want to know more about Living on the run KFC style then why not read the behind the scenes article in Issue 10 of Coupe Magazine at www.coup.co.za or view it here.
KFC is inviting you to share KLEVA ways of making your much hard-earned cash go a long way. In our day and age where the cost living is too high, being KLEVA with your pocket change can go a long way – so send us your ideas via email and hey…you just might bag BIG BUCKS, R1500 in prize money!
This is how KFC and YOU can make a difference in South Africa.
Read the interview with Johann Muller, Mini Cricket Administrator of the Month.
KFC thanks customers for adding their support to World Hunger Relief Month.
The first KFC Mini Cricket festival took place on Thursday 24 February at Orlando West, when the Proteas played their opening group match against the West Indies.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Township TV are joining forces to bring cricket to one of its biggest domestic audiences ever, for the duration of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Act Like A Man. Eat Like One!
Howzat! KFC is happy to announce the winner who will spend a day playing Mini-Cricket with their cricketing heroes and 7 friends!
Yum! Brands Inc. Plans to Double Number of KFC Outlets on African Continent...
Want to know the name of the song used on the new KFC Cream Cheese & Sweet Chilli Twister TV ad?
Cricket South Africa together with KFC Mini Cricket are celebrating the exciting cricketing action...
Hey Kids! Keep busy this holiday with KFC's cool new booklet for little ones.
This holiday is all about families and feasts. Check out how KFC is making this season extra festive.
KFC recently won the Retail Grand Prix Award for the second year in a row.
See how SA's contributions have changed the lives of many children and how you can make a difference by adding just R2 to your KFC meal.
KFC Mini Cricket kicked off with the Easterns Cricket Union festival.
KFC is the proud sponsor of the mini cricket programme.