Published On: 19 March 2024


The recent THINK South Africa Roadshow got traction when Trevor Mvundura, our Country CEO, conducted a series of activities – kicking off at the Head Office in Hillcrest on March 1, and continuing throughout the country at the Mangaung office in Bloemfontein, the Fezile Dabi office in Sasolburg, the Centurion office between Pretoria and Midrand, the Vhembe office in Louis Trichardt, and finally the DOH office in Sekhukhune.

In his opening remarks, Trevor welcomed all colleagues at THINK by reiterating that they are the most valuable resource for the longevity and sustainability of our organisation. He explained that this is part of a leadership demonstrable initiative to outline the focus of THINK’s working environment, which is very much defined by the culture and values our organisation embodies.

Trevor further explained that since its inception over 10 years ago, THINK has been at the forefront of ground-breaking initiatives and research.

Our highlights and significant achievements within the public health sphere over the past decade include job creation, championing over 500 000 improved health and treatment journeys, and screening over 18 000 people in their own communities with our mobile digital X-ray vans. 194 World Health Organization countries follow guidelines informed by THINK’s clinical research, and 467 facilities have been supported with our Health Systems Strengthening initiatives. Furthermore, THINK has amassed direct foreign investment to promote health programmes in South Africa.

The unpacking of future plans and growth trajectory for the next decade was shared with all THINKers throughout the roadshow.

Trevor outlined that THINK is a value-based organisation that promotes values as a cornerstone of its DNA. Values in the context of THINK are predecessors of acceptable behaviour traits and patterns in the workplace.

The significance of values in fostering a positive culture are profound, as they influence behaviour and decision in the workplace, and this is evidenced by attracting and retaining fit for purpose members of the internal community. However, at THINK this has been taken a step forward by cementing and ingraining Core Values – which then become principles and guides for the cultural cornerstone, as they are a source of THINK’s distinctiveness and need to be at top of every THINKers’ mind daily.

“Our values – making a difference, kicking or pushing the paradigm through innovation, and caring about people and outcomes – guide our daily functions as teams to ensure we create a healthy and productive environment,” says Trevor.

Fellow THINKers shared positive sentiments regarding the roadshow.

Desere DeWet, our People and Culture Manager, joined Trevor on the road. “This initiative provided a platform for reinforcing our collective ethos, fostering a shared sense of purpose and strengthening our organisational culture. While the roadshow served to integrate new team members, its primary focus was on cultivating a deep understanding and embodiment of our core values across all levels. Moving forward, we remain committed to nurturing this alignment, ensuring that every member of our team is empowered to contribute to our shared vision and mission.”

Partnership Coordinator, Camilla Lund, thoroughly enjoyed the roadshow at Head Office on March 1.

“I thought it was very nice and inclusive. It was great to have a joined meeting with everyone from various departments, and to have the opportunity to get updates on the exciting organisational developments our colleagues have been working on. It was also a good reminder to revisit our organisational culture and values.”

These sentiments were reiterated by Nicolene Vurdarajulu, from our People and Culture department.

“The strategic plan for the new year was highly appreciated, as it gives a perspective and background – especially to incoming THINKers, making the onboarding process smoother. The work that is conducted at THINK is amazing, and really a game changer. It feels good to be part of a reputable company with a global footprint.”