Volkswagen’s PeoplePavilion turns 5


Volkswagen Group South Africa’s multipurpose facility, PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage celebrated its 5th anniversary on 6 December.

From Left to Right: Thembela Makasi, gym member since 2013; Christo Klue, gym member since 2013; Moegamat Isaacs, gym member since 2013; Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director, VWSA; Loyiso Malotana, gym member since 2013; Clyde Swartz, gym member since 2013; Buyile Gqubule, Manager, VWSA PeoplePavilion
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Since officially opening its doors in 2013, PeoplePavilion has welcomed nearly half a million visitors who have attended various events such as sporting matches, exhibitions, conferences, birthdays and weddings. At the end of November 2018, the facility recorded another landmark when it hosted over 100 000th visitor. The milestone surpassed the previous record of 93 012 visitors achieved in 2016.

The R30-million facility is one of its kind in the South African automotive industry and Volkswagen Group production network. PeoplePavilion is a sports, recreational, rehabilitation and community facility operating for the benefit of all Volkswagen Group South Africa employees and their families. The PeoplePavilion aims to create a sense of belonging and engagement for Volkswagen’s employees in Uitenhage.

PeoplePavilion boasts of a fully equipped gym with a qualified trainers and a full time bio kinetics practitioner, a multi-purpose hall that is able to service different indoor sporting codes and can host functions of up to 500 people, outdoor field for rugby, soccer, cricket and baseball. 

“Our PeoplePavilion is multi-purpose facility where our employees and their loved-ones can work out to maintain good health and also socialise by participating in different sporting codes on offer. I am proud that many of our employees and people living in the Nelson Mandela Bay area have found good use of our facilities. The number of visitors is indicative of the success of our facility,”

said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa. is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company est. 2015, is a Member of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA), and Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Ambassadors, with a global reach of over 10 million

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