Continental China was founded in 1949 by the Rosenthal tableware manufacturer from Germany. The vision was to create a brand of vitrified hotel ware that would be synonymous with affordable quality and style. Today Continental China is not only a respected brand in South Africa, but also exports to North America, Europe, and Africa. To satisfy the demands of today’s diverse dining environment, Continental China has created a wider spectrum of design and innovation. Continental products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality, durability, and style at our factory in Blackheath, on the outskirts of Cape Town, bringing together over 60 years of experience.
Continental China proudly stands by the quality of our products, driven by our in-depth knowledge of the demands of the professional food service industry. Our ability to consistently deliver a quality hotel ware range and outstanding service has made us a trusted and preferred supplier.
Our product ranges can be viewed at our showrooms in Cape Town or Johannesburg or through our appointed Distributors.
In the past Continental China organized charitable donations on an ad hoc basis. As the socio economic needs of the surrounding communities became greater, the Company received more and more requests to assist worthy causes.
During 2002 the Board of Directors decided to make the charitable donations count by formalizing the structure. The aim was to contribute to the socio economic development of the surrounding communities. The employees of the Company were asked to nominate charitable organizations from their communities. The Company received the contact information of several organizations in Blackheath, Eerste River, Macassar, Mfuleni and Gugulethu.
The first monthly financial donations started in December 2002, and sixteen years later we are proud to say that we are still associated with organizations that are making a difference in our community.
Blackheath Primary School, situated in Blackheath, uses the monthly financial assistance exclusively for their feeding scheme. They believe that Education is a bridge to a better future for the impoverished learners from the Happy Valley community. The daily feeding scheme project includes porridge before school and one cooked meal per day for 400 children. The feeding scheme improves the attention and focus of the children on their school work, as well as their daily attendance.
CENIDA (Centre for the Intellectually Disabled), situated in Macassar, was founded by Mignon Leitch in 1997 after two children with Down syndrome burnt to death in Chris Hani Park. It was clear that the community needed a specialized care facility and Cenida is committed to providing this professional service. They employ three teachers for the 22 pupils, and the monthly financial contribution from the Company is used towards the salaries of the teachers.
Child Welfare, is operating in the Eerste River area, and the monthly financial assistance is towards the “Eye-on-the-Child-Project”. This project has 67 community volunteers that are involved in following up on high-risk families in the community. They also provide safety and protection to abused, abandoned and neglected children, through the operation of safe houses.
Steinthal Children’s Home is situated in Tulbach, and the Company is supporting the “Smiling Face Project”. The aim of this project is to provide each of the 160 children with a Christmas gift at the end of the year.