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What’s up at Ennead this August...

Sibusiso “Shorty” Mkhwethane passed his PLANT Ivan Masemola 04-Aug SAFETY REGULATIONS ASSESSMENT and is now John Smith 12-Aug qualified as a RESPONSIBLE PERSON. This will Nomkhosi Ncwana 12-Aug enable him to take out permits on the plant. He is Nick Parker 13-Aug just waiting for his Official Arfon Davies 23-Aug Appointment Letter to this effect. Judy Vermeulen 25-Aug Also, he received his LONG Mutondi Ramabulana 30-Aug SERVICE JACKET for 5 years uninterrupted loyal service And then, just so that we don't forget, along with Doctor Ngwenya. birthdays coming up in September:

Outstanding work from Brian & Nathi from Matla regarding: 1)The H2 plant coding and redlining. Due to their know-how and expertise the issue was resolved quickly and pain free. 2)The Outside Transformer's electrical coding. They are not qualified to do such coding but still tried, Eskom and ABB are satisfied with the outcome.

Corrie Pelser 02-Sep Vusi Nkambule 03-Sep MxolisiMtsweni 06-Sep Hennie Ellis 07-Sep Thomas Ndlovu 13-Sep Keith Ferguson 14-Sep Klaas Moloelang 14-Sep Tommie Fourie 21-Sep Matilda Nhlapo 23-Sep Lawrence Myeza 27-Sep Themba Nxumalo 28-Sep

We're introducing the Silly Billy Award where you, as Ennead employees, nominate your co-workers for silly things you caught them doing. So during the month, when you come across some “silliness”, I want you to email me at LiesleD@ennead.co.za with the full scoop. I'll keep the nominations and by the end of the month I'll announce the winner of the Silly Billy Award in the newsletter! And naturally I'll include the details as to what they did to deserve the award. Keep a sharp eye out and let's have some fun!


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When? 24 September Where? At the Hockey Farm Time: 10:00 – 16:00 Who? You and your partner and your kidz. What? A day of games and fun and laughter and bonding! Why? Do we need a reason to get together with our colleagues and have a blast? Food and transport will be arranged - just bring your own drinks or buy them from the club. More information to follow…SOON! Please let your supervisor know if you will come so that we can prepare a budget.

Claudine represented Mpumalanga at the Inter-Provincial Hockey Tournament in held in Randburg in August! Well played!!

Jaco Botha got his CMII certification this month! Nicely done!!

On 17 August all the supervisors (minus one absentee) got together at head office for a pow-wow with Claudine, Nomkhosi and Liesle. The focus was on empowering your supervisors to be the best leaders they can be for you. There was a minimum of head-butting and a lot of laughs and the outcome of the meeting was a positive one. This is what some of the supervisors had to say: - Great meeting for bouncing ideas and directing traffic! - Loyalty and professionalism to our company is key! Anything that makes anyone unhappy just needs to be discussed with management if it involves management. – - If we know what makes one unhappy, we can try to fix it. If we know what makes one happy, we can try to keep it that way. – - Too little time for all the issues, but affective. Must do it more often…. -

Just a quick note to answer a question that seems to be on many lips – the increases that Ennead awarded were not performance-based - contrary to what the increase letters said. We apologize for the error.


Newsletter - August