Free State Business 2021

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Growing shared value in our community

Kekeletso and Kedibone Tsiloane founded South Africa’s first eco-friendly brick manufacturing company in Sasolburg, Ramtsilo Manufacturing and Construction. Kekeletso attended cohort of the Sasol-NWU Enterprising Women Programme in 2017 and was the runner-up in the SAB Foundation Social Innovation 2019 Awards. Above are the ladies with 50 tons of plastic Sasol donated to them. Ramtsilo is part of Sasol’s sustainability projects SMMEs and has an enterprise development relationship with Sasol.

It is Sasol’s aim to achieve a transformed, sustainable, diverse and high performing supplier base through simplifying our processes and accelerating the development of small and transformed businesses and giving them enterprise and funding support. Our economic transformation and local content programme is focused to align with the shared value approach to integrate all our interventions which deal with economic inclusion. This includes a focus on nurturing early stage entrepreneurial talent to enable a mindset for development and agility in our communities. Since Sasol’s Enterprise Development relationship started with Kent

Zikhona Ngubentombi is permanently employed at Rates and Taxes, Metsimaholo Local Municipality after completing the 2018 Sasol Youth Development Programme, a partnership with the Free State Department of Public Works and Infrastructure.

Electrical Services in 2015, the company grew from 24 to 30 employees, increasing their annual turnover by 2019 by 60%. Kent provides solutions in the industries of electrical services, telecommunication, oil purification plants, and recently expanded to warehousing and distribution facilities management. Apart from securing contracts with Sasol in Sasolburg, they also do work for Sasol and other organisations in Gauteng. Another company that benefited from Sasol’s Enterprise Development initiatives is Siyashanela Services. Founded in 2002, their relationship with Sasol only started in 2013. Since then, Siyashanela increased their annual turnover by more than 100% in 2019.