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BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa CEO Tim Abbott gave over the keys for a fresh out of the plastic new BMW X3 to the Rhino Orphanage's founder, Arrie Van Deventer

BMW Group SA gives BMW X3s to NGO’s and Universities

BMW Group South Africa is celebrating the beginning of generation of the BMW X3 by giving 20 locally build vehicles worth more than R15m to selected universities and Non-Governmental Organisations.

The first organisation to get its BMW X3 20d is The Rhino Orphanage, a Limpopo-based philanthropy committed to sparing stranded child rhinoceroses.

In a function on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Tim Abbott  gave over the keys for a fresh out of the plastic BMW X3 to the Rhino Orphanage’s founder, Arrie Van Deventer.

The Rhino Orphanage will in the long run get two BMW X3s.

The Orphanage is the main master, committed, non-business focus that looks after stranded and harmed infant rhinos with the main point of releasing them once more into nature.

Van Deventer established it in 2012 because of an absence of particular facilities committed to raising child rhinos without guardians as an in light of the fact that the present poaching crises.

The Rhino Orphanage is the world’s first organisation of its kind and has spared more than 15 rhinos since Van Deventer established it.

Van Deventer said the donation was critical for the Rhino Orphanage.

“The donation excites us that BMW are occupied with what we are doing, and what we’re attempting to accomplish. The BMW X3 is perfect for us, as it’s a hearty, roomy auto with brilliant rough terrain abilities, which we will utilise constantly. It’s likewise productive, so won’t be costly for us to run,” said Van Deventer.

Abbott said BMW Group South Africa was eager to help the NGO securing South Africa’s unprecedented normal legacy through the Rhino Orphanage.

“It’s simply one more way we can give back,” said Abbott.

However, the carmaker said it will announce the names of colleges and specialised universities also chosen to get car donations  at the appropriate time.

Abbott said the Group will continue with this philosophy by providing BMW X3s to engineering facilities at specialised universities and colleges,

Abbott said BMW Group South Africa has a long history of supporting the cause of education in South Africa.

In the interim, said Abbott more than 1900 kids benefited from Plant Rosslyn’s Early Learning Center, and the Group has bolstered 144 schools in different ways.

“Before the current year’s over, at Ntsha Peu Primary School in Shoshanguve, BMW Group South Africa will have finished a PC focus, a library and a multi-sports office,” said Abbott.

“We’re honoured to give back, and giving 20 cars to the right organisations and commitment to charitable causes,” said Abbott.

Abbott said the selected NGO is dedicating its efforts to South Africa as we [BMW Group SA] have been for the past 45 years.

He added that donating BMW X3s to selected technical colleges and universities was a natural extension of BMW’s long-term support for education in South Africa.


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