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MENLYN PARK SHOPPING CENTRE

CANAL WALK SHOPPING CENTRE

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CAPE TOWN • SHOP 655 • TEL: 021 555 3696

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CONTENTS

114 TOWNSHIP ECONOMY

REGULAR

120 TRANSFORMATION IN SPORT

66 DIGGING DEEP FOR VALUE

6 EDITOR’S LETTER 8 FEATURED ORGANISATIONS 140 TOP EMPOWERMENT AWARDS

ARTICLES

152 SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

38 BLACK EMPOWERED EQUITY FUNDS

SPECIAL FEATURE

102 YOUNG MOVERS & SHAKERS

28 TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF TRANSFORMATION 10 FOREWORD BY TASHMIA ISMAIL-SAVILLE 44 FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN AFRICA

50 TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

78 THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT

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CREDITS, CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

COVER STORY 14 KGALEMA MOTLANTHE Former President Kgalema Motlanthe was recently awarded the Top Empowerment Lifetime Achiever Award and says that he believes this accolade should ser ve to inspire others to devote their lives to the transformation of this countr y.

CR EDITS CEO R A L F FL E TC H E R AS S O C I AT E P U B L I S H E R LEE-ANN BRUCE HEAD OF BRAND J U S T I N DA N I E L S K E Y AC C O U N T M A N AG E R S LU N GA Z I W E L E P H Y L L I S WASA R I R E V U FLO R A H N E M AO R A N I R E S E A R C H M A N AG E R SA N D R A B O C K

INTERVIEW

RESEARCHER TA R RY N JACO B S

22 ZODWA NTULI H e a d o f t h e B - B B E E C o m m i s s i o n , s p e a ks a b o u t t h e c h a l l e n g e s of making companies comply with t ra n s fo r m a t i o n l e g i s l a t i o n.

TO P C O STU D I O P R O D U C T I O N D I R E C TO R VA N FL E TC H E R G R O U P E D I TO R FI O N A WA K E L I N

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F E AT U R E S E D I TO R ELSKE JOUBERT

134 CAR REVIEW

DESIGNERS M E L I S SA C LO E T E C H R I S T I N E S I L J EU R

CONTRIBUTORS HON. NALEDI PANDOR

RYLAND FISHER

Naledi Pandor was

Ryland Fisher has more than

appointed as the Minister

35 years of experience in the

of International Relations

media industry as an editor,

and Cooperation on

journalist, columnist, author,

30 June 2019.

senior manager and executive.

ANTON PRETORIUS

DONNA RACHELSON

Anton Pretorius is a

Donna is a driven entrepreneur

seasoned journalist,

with a passion for helping

currently working for

women, entrepreneurs and

Wineland Magazine.

corporate go-getters make

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their mark.

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Ed ito r’s L etter

thanks in the upfront section of the first edition, he identified the purpose of the magazine – which still holds true today: Impumelelo has been designed to identify and recognise excellence among black companies and entrepreneurs in South Africa. This bumper 19th edition continues to provide a platform for our country’s most empowered organisations and individuals to share their inspirational stories – and for your reading enjoyment and edification includes articles such as: • Top 10 BEE strategies to improve your rating • Skills development and training for transformation and empowerment by Honourable Minister Naledi Pandor • Youth empowerment: Young movers and shakers, including the Youth Employment Scheme initiative • Township economies • Transformation in sport • Technology and its impact on how we work • Top black- empowered equity funds. 2019 marks a quarter century of democracy and while government policies and programmes such as B-BBEE, the Black Industrialist Programme, the Preferential Procurement Transformation and empowerment are central to

Policy Framework Act, the Employment Equity Act, and the

sustainable long-term economic growth and stability in

Youth Employment Service initiative have worked together with

South Africa, ensuring we vanquish the triple-headed

committed members of the private sector to ensure we tackle

hydra of poverty, inequality and unemployment. For

our Gini coefficient head-on, the road is long and much still

19 years Impumelelo: Top Empowerment has tracked

needs to be done.

the changes, possibilities, growth, challenges and successes of our journey of transformation.

A publication of this nature is the culmination of months of teamwork. Thank you Elske Joubert, Nicole Forrest, Melissa

In the year 2000, following a discussion with then-MP

Cloete and Daniel Bouwer. We hope you enjoy the read.

Cyril Ramaphosa on the importance of a publication to champion B-BBEE, the first volume of Impumelelo was published, focusing on South Africa’s Top 300 blackempowered companies. Richard Fletcher, the founder of Topco Media, was still at the helm, and in his letter of

EDITOR’S TOP READS:

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114 TOWNSHIP ECONOMY 6

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FOREWORD

“Now is the time to join us. We say: if not us, then who? If not now, then when?”

a n i nte g ra l p a r t o f t h e so l u t i o n: we n e e d t h e m to h e l p p rov i d e p l a c e m e nt s fo r yo u t h wo r k o p p o r t u n i t i e s, te c h n o l o g y a n d k n ow l e d g e su p p o r t a n d f u n d i n g to g row t h e i nf ra s t r u ct u re to su p p o r t t h e p ro g ra m m e. I n o n l y t h re e m o nt h s o f Y ES ’s o f f i c i a l o p e ra t i o n, m o re t h a n 25 0 c o m p a n i e s h a ve a l re a d y jo i n e d t h e m ove m e nt to h e l p c h a n g e l i ve s, o n e ye a r a t a t i m e. T h ro u g h t h e s e c o m p a n i e s, we’ve a l re a d y fo u n d p l a c e m e nt s fo r 4 6 0 0 yo u t h i nto h i g h q u a l i t y o n e - ye a r wo r k ex p e r i e n c e s w i t h ove r 1 5 0 0 a l re a d y p l a c e d i n t h e m a r ket. We’ve e m b a r ke d o n s i g n i f i c a nt p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h i n s p i r i n g p a r t n e r s t h a t a re p rov i d i n g eve r y t h i n g f ro m

i n n ova t i ve c h a n n e l s, te c h n o l o g y, n ew c o l l a b o ra t i o n s,

re s e a rc h a n d g u i d a n c e a ro u n d b e s t p ra ct i c e, to

u n l o c k i n g jo b - r i c h va l u e c h a i n s i n n e g l e cte d b u t

ex p o su re to jo b m a ke r s fo r o u r yo u t h, to n ew d i g i ta l

h i g h - p ote nt i a l p a r t s o f t h e c o u nt r y, a n d by i nv i t i n g a l l

p h o n e - b a s e d g a m i n g to o l s t h a t h e l p u s i d e nt i f y

c o m p a n i e s a n d i n d i v i d u a l s to jo i n u s o n t h i s jo u r n ey,

s t re n g t h s, we a k n e s s e s a n d g o o d jo b f i t s fo r o u r

we’re s ta r t i n g to m a ke i n ro a d s. A n d a s we to g et h e r

yo u t h, w i t h o u t re q u i r i n g fo r m a l q u a l i f i c a t i o n s o r

w i t h a h o s t o f p a r t n e r s b r i n g o n l i n e n ew S M M Es i n

a t ra d i t i o n a l i nte r v i ew.

f u t u re va l u e c h a i n s su c h a s g re e n e n e rg y, u r b a n fa r m i n g w i t h hyd ro p o n i c s te c h n o l o g y a n d ot h e r fo u r t h

At t h e s a m e t i m e, w i t h t h e h e l p o f p a r t n e r s,

i n d u s t r i a l 21s t c e nt u r y o p p o r t u n i t y s p a c e s,

we’re e q u i p p i n g o u r Y ES yo u t h w i t h c u t t i n g - e d g e

t h e p o s s i b i l i t i e s s ta r t to b e c o m e e n d l e s s.

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Y ES wo r ks a g a i n s t a b a c kd ro p o f su p p o r t i ve p o l i cy

a s s i s t i n g i n wo r k p l a c e b e h a v i o u r, b u i l d i n g g row t h

t h a t wa s evo l ve d i n a u n i q u e p a r t n e r s h i p b et we e n

m i n d s et s a n d c o nf i d e n c e, a n d i m p rov i n g t h e q u a l i t y

key ro l e - p l a ye r s. T h e i d e a fo r Y ES c a m e f ro m t h e

o f t h e p l a c e m e nt fo r t h e yo u t h a n d e m p l oye r.

p r i va te s e cto r, wa s m a n d a te d by g ove r n m e nt, a n d n ow p o l i cy m a ke r s h a ve evo l ve d p o l i cy to su p p o r t a n d

T h e re’s o n e c o m m o n t h e m e r u n n i n g t h ro u g h e a c h

i n c e nt i v i s e i t w i t h i n t h e p r i va te s e cto r. Y ES l e g i s l a t i o n,

o f t h e su c c e s s e s we’ve e njoye d so fa r: c o l l a b o ra t i o n.

p u b l i s h e d t h i s ye a r by t h e d t i, a l i g n s w i t h t h e B - B B EE

C o n s t r u ct i ve a n d m e a n i n g f u l p a r t n e r s h i p s h e l p

C o d e s o f G o o d P ra ct i c e: C o m p a n i e s t h a t i m p l e m e nt

u s e d g e c l o s e r to t h e l o f t y g o a l o f o n e m i l l i o n

Y ES a n d re a c h p re sc r i b e d ta rg et s c a n m ove u p a n

wo r k o p p o r t u n i t i e s.

e nt i re l eve l o n t h e i r B - B B EE sc o re c a rd. S o, n ot o n l y i s t h e re a so c i a l i m p e ra t i ve fo r d r i v i n g d ow n yo u t h

T h a t nu m b e r w i l l b e s i m p l y i m p o s s i b l e to a c h i eve

u n e m p l oy m e nt i n S o u t h Af r i c a, t h e re’s n ow a l so a n

w i t h o u t t h e m i n d s o f t h e c o l l e ct i ve. B u t to g et h e r,

i m m e d i a te b u s i n e s s i n c e nt i ve to d o so.

wo r k i n g i n n ew wa y s a n d su p p o r te d by n ew l y ex p a n d e d p o l i cy, we c a n o p e n u p yo u t h p a t hwa y s

A s Y ES e nte r s a p h a s e o f a c c e l e ra te d g row t h, we c a l l

i nto e c o n o m i c i nte g ra t i o n. T h a t c a n c h a n g e t h e

fo r t h e c o l l a b o ra t i o n o f c o r p o ra te p a r t n e r s. T h ey ’re

f u t u re o f o u r e c o n o my.

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By Fiona Wakelin

F o r m e r P re s i d e nt Kg a l e m a M ot l a nt h e wa s re c e nt l y a wa rd e d t h e To p E m p ow e r m e nt L i fet i m e Ac h i e ve r Aw a rd a n d s a y s t h a t h e b e l i e ve s t h i s a c c o l a d e s h o u l d s e r ve to i n s p i re ot h e r s to d e vote t h e i r l i ve s to t h e t ra n s fo r m a t i o n o f t h i s c o u nt r y.

C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s o n w i n n i n g t h e To p E m p owe r m e nt L i fet i m e Ac h i eve r Awa r d. W h a t wa s t h e s i g n i f i c a n c e, fo r yo u , o f w i n n i n g t h i s a wa r d? T h e To p Em p owe r m e nt Awa rd s a n d C o nfe re n c e s h i n e a l i g ht o n t h e h i s to r y a n d a c c o m p l i s h m e nt s o f e c o n o m i c t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n S o u t h Af r i c a a n d a s k u s to re m e m b e r a n d re c o g n i s e t h e l i n e a g e o f b l a c k c i t i ze n s a n d f re e d o m f i g hte r s w h o s t r u g g l e d fo r a n d c o nt r i b u te d to t h e d eve l o p m e nt o f e c o n o m i c e m p owe r m e nt w i t h i n o u r d e m o c ra cy.

“TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IS THE SILVER JUBILEE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S DEMOCRACY, A MILESTONE TO BE CELEBRATED”

I t re m a i n s i m p o r ta nt fo r u s to re f l e ct o n t h e jo u r n ey o f e q u a l e c o n o m i c p a r t i c i p a t i o n ove r t h e l a s t t we nt y - f i ve ye a r s: c o l l e ct i ve l y we n e e d to i d e nt i f y t h e c h a l l e n g e s t h a t c o nt i nu e to re s t r i ct t h e e f fe ct i ve a n d su s ta i n a b l e

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KGALEMA MOTLANTHE INTERVIEW

“IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO REFLECT ON AND ANALYSE OUR JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION” i m p l e m e nta t i o n o f i n c l u s i ve g row t h a n d e q u i ta b l e

f i r s t s e cto r to a d o pt a c o m p re h e n s i ve B EE sc o re c a rd

d i s t r i b u t i o n o f we a l t h. We s t i l l h a ve a ve r y l o n g wa y to

fo r t h e i n d u s t r y. T h i s i n i t i a t i ve by t h e m i n i n g i n d u s t r y

g o to a c h i eve t h e ove ra rc h i n g g o a l s o f S o u t h Af r i c a’s

p a ve d t h e wa y fo r ot h e r s e cto r s to f u r t h e r i g n i te

N a t i o n a l D eve l o p m e nt P l a n − a n d p l a t fo r m s su c h a s

t ra n s fo r m a t i ve m e a su re s a n d re su l te d i n fa r- re a c h i n g

To p Em p owe r m e nt o f fe r s t h e p r i va te s e cto r, p u b l i c

d eve l o p m e nt i n t h e w i d e r p r i va te s e cto r.

s e cto r, a n d c i v i l so c i et y i m p o r ta nt o p p o r t u n i t i e s to m a p o u t t h e f u t u re a n d d r i ve t h e a g e n d a o f

I d e d i c a te t h i s a wa rd to t h o s e m i n ewo r ke r s w h o s t i l l

t ra n s fo r m a t i o n t h ro u g h c o nt i nu e d a p p l i c a t i o n a n d

c o nt i nu e to p ro d u c e we a l t h f ro m d e e p d ow n i n t h e

d i a l o g u e exc h a n g e s.

b owe l s o f t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n re e f, b u t w h o s t i l l h a ve to s t r u g g l e fo r t h e i m p rove m e nt o f wo r k i n g c o n d i t i o n s

Ch a m p i o n i n g e c o n o m i c e m p owe r m e nt i n S o u t h

a n d wa g e s. T h i s a wa rd s h o u l d s e r ve to i n s p i re

Af r i c a i s s i g n i f i c a nt i n i t s s t re n g t h to c o nt r i b u te

ot h e r s to d evote t h e i r l i ve s to t h e t ra n s fo r m a t i o n

towa rd s re a l i s i n g t h e m a c ro v i s i o n o f i n c l u s i ve g row t h:

o f t h i s c o u nt r y.

ta c k l i n g t h e w i d e s p re a d c o n c e r n a b o u t t h e sc a l e a n d c o n s e q u e n c e s o f i n e q u a l i t y; a n d a d d re s s i n g

P l e a s e s p e a k a b o u t t h e j o u r n ey o f t r a n s fo r m a t i o n

t h e fa i l u re o f e c o n o m i c g row t h to t r i c k l e d ow n to

i n S o u t h A f r i c a ove r t h e l a s t 2 5 ye a r s . W h a t we r e

t h e p o o re s t.

t h e m aj o r m i l e s to n e s i n te r m s o f v i c to r i e s a n d c h a l l e n g e s?

B u s i n e s s, g ove r n m e nt, c i v i l so c i et y, p o l i cy m a ke r s a n d t h e w i d e r p u b l i c s h o u l d c o nt i nu e q u e s t i o n i n g h ow

T h e d e m o c ra t i c d i s p e n s a t i o n m e a nt t h a t fo r t h e f i r s t

we c a n e n su re t h a t t h e b e n e f i t s o f g row t h a re m o re

t i m e t h e d i s e nf ra n c h i s e d s e ct i o n o f t h e p o p u l a t i o n

e q u i ta b l y a n d w i d e l y s h a re d.

wa s n ow i n c l u d e d. We n ow h a d u n i ve r s a l su f f ra g e a n d c o u l d wo r k o n t h e c h a l l e n g i n g a n d o n g o i n g jo u r n ey o f

Founded upon social, moral and economic imperatives,

b u i l d i n g a u n i te d, d e m o c ra t i c, n o n - ra c i a l, n o n - s ex i s t

the genesis of black economic empowerment was largely

a n d p ro s p e ro u s S o u t h Af r i c a o f o u r d re a m s.

strengthened in the mining industr y in the mid -1990s. Mining was identified as a priorit y for black economic

Twe nt y - f i ve ye a r s i s t h e s i l ve r ju b i l e e o f S o u t h Af r i c a’s

empowerment as it was and still is a key contributor to

d e m o c ra cy, a m i l e s to n e to b e c e l e b ra te d, h oweve r,

South Africa’s economy.

we m u s t c o nt i nu e s t r i v i n g to re a c h fo r a d e m o c ra cy w i t h a g ove r n m e nt o f t h e p e o p l e, by t h e p e o p l e, a n d

G e n e ra t i n g a n ex te n s i ve i m p a ct i n a l l s e cto r s ove r

a c c o u nta b l e to t h e p e o p l e.

t h e p a s t 25 ye a r s, B - B B EE i s re c o g n i s e d a s h a v i n g h a d t h e m o s t p ro fo u n d i m p a ct o n t h e m i n i n g s e cto r

T h e p e o p l e a re c e nt ra l i n a ny d e m o c ra cy. Pe o p l e

a s t h e m i n i n g i n d u s t r y wa s o n e o f t h e f i r s t s e cto r s to

s h o u l d n ot b e l e f t o u t, m a rg i n a l i s e d o r u n h e a rd.

f i n a l i s e t h e d ra f t i n g , a d o pt i o n a n d i m p l e m e nta t i o n o f

Pe o p l e d o n ot o n l y h a ve c o n c e r n s, c o m p l a i nt s

B EE l e g i s l a t i o n. T h e M i n i n g Ch a r te r su b s e q u e nt l y d rew

a n d re q u e s t s, t h ey a l so h a ve su g g e s t i o n s. We m u s t

f ro m t h i s l e g i s l a t i o n a n d t h e m i n i n g s e cto r b e c a m e t h e

re c o g n i s e t h e we a k n e s s e s ove r t h e p a s t ye a r s a s

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION s m a l l s te p s towa rd s s t re n g t h e n i n g o u r d e m o c ra cy. I t i s

b et we en the various pe oples of South Africa, while

i m p o r ta nt fo r u s to re f l e ct o n a n d a n a l y s e o u r jo u r n ey

advocating for human rights and democracy.

o f t ra n s fo r m a t i o n a n d l e a r n t h e l e s so n s n e e d e d to i m p rove a n d a d va n c e d e m o c ra cy i n S o u t h Af r i c a.

We are acutely aware of the ef fects of the low - grow th economy which South Africa has endured over the last

The National Development Plan (NDP) calls for a capable

decade, where the poor get poorer and government

state. We need to create and strengthen the state so

systems fail.

that it preser ves institutional memor y and capabilities by placing the authorit y to select and appoint senior

This goes against the fundamental principles of our

managers, i.e. Directors General in the Public Ser vice

Constitution, which promises to “improve the qualit y of

Commission, and to appoint them on a permanent basis

life of all citizens and free the potential of each person”.

as opposed to the current contract system. I n re s p o n s e to t h i s, o n e o f o u r F o u n d a t i o n’s i n n ova t i ve “C o h e s i o n , c o l l a b o r a t i o n a n d i n n ova t i o n t h r o u g h

p ro g ra m m e s i n c l u d e t h e D ra ke n s b e rg I n c l u s i ve G row t h

d i a l o g u e a m o n g e q u a l s ”. P l e a s e te l l u s a b o u t t h e

F o r u m: a g a t h e r i n g o f t h o u g ht l e a d e r s to g e n e ra te

Kg a l e m a M ot l a nt h e F o u n d a t i o n .

d i a l o g u e a n d exc h a n g e, d eve l o p a ct i o n p l a n s a n d b u i l d a g re e m e nt i n m a p p i n g o u t t h e wa y fo r wa rd to

O u r m i s s i o n i s to p ro m ote, fo s te r a n d e n a b l e ra t i o n a l

a c h i eve t h e ove ra rc h i n g g o a l s o f t h e N D P.

a n d i n c l u s i ve d i sc o u r s e to u n l o c k c re a t i ve so l u t i o n s to b re a k d e a d l o c k , a n d p rov i d e p l a t fo r m s to b o o s t

T h e F o r u m c o n s i d e r s t h e n e e d s a n d vo i c e s o f a l l

e d u c a t i o n a n d yo u t h d eve l o p m e nt.

p a r t i e s i nvo l ve d , i n c l u d i n g c o m m u n i t i e s , t h e p r i va te s e c to r, g ove r n m e nta l b o d i e s , p o l i t i c a l g ro u p s , t ra d e

The Foundation ser ves the South African public’s

u n i o n s , yo u t h , v u l n e ra b l e m i n o r i t i e s , c i v i l s o c i et y,

interests by facilitating sustainable access to the

a n d t h e p u b l i c – c e m e nt i n g t h e i d e a t h a t S o u t h

e conomy for the b eneficiaries. We work to pursu e the

A f r i c a , a n d A f r i c a , n e e d b et te r c o o p e ra t i o n a n d

Foundation’s obje ctive to provide monetar y and non -

i nte r- d i s c i p l i n a r y d i a l o g u e b et w e e n a l l to b e s t ta c k l e

monetar y socio - e conomic development contributions

global challenges.

by under taking public b enefit activities within the Republic of South Africa. These activities ser ve to

The D rakensb erg Inclusive Grow th Forum is one of our

promote re conciliation, mutual respe ct and tolerance

contributions to socio - e conomic development in

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South Africa by building a share d future towards

we are also opening a maths, science, coding and music

prosperit y for all.

academy for high -school learners in Giyani, Limpopo.

H ow i m p o r ta nt i s t h e r o l e o f e d u c a t i o n i n r e d u c i n g

H ow i m p o r ta nt i s d i a l o g u e a m o n g e q u a l s?

t h e G i n i c o e f f i c i e nt i n S o u t h A f r i c a? We a re g i ve n su c h a s h o r t t i m e i n t h i s wo r l d – we Ed u c a t i o n i s t h e b e s t e q u a l i s e r. I t i s a key p i l l a r i n o u r

s h o u l d m a ke t h e m o s t o f to d a y a n d e m b ra c e t h e

F o u n d a t i o n, a n d we p l a c e t h e we l l - b e i n g o f o u r n a t i o n

d i f fe re nt o p p o r t u n i t i e s we h a ve i n t h e p re s e nt to

a t t h e h e a r t o f o u r wo r k w i t h t h e b e l i e f t h a t e q u i p p i n g

e n g a g e w i t h p e o p l e f ro m a l l wa l ks o f l i fe.

l e a r n e r s w i t h 21s t - c e nt u r y s k i l l s w i l l h e l p p re p a re S o u t h Af r i c a fo r t h e F o u r t h I n d u s t r i a l R evo l u t i o n a n d

P l a t fo r m s su c h a s To p E m p owe r m e nt a n d t h e

l a y t h e f u n d a m e nta l b u i l d i n g b l o c ks to c re a t i n g a n

D ra ke n s b e rg I n c l u s i ve G row t h F o r u m o f fe r u s t h i s

i n c l u s i ve so c i et y.

u n i q u e c h a n c e to m e et, n et wo r k , c o nve r s e a n d exc h a n g e u n d e r o n e ro o f w i t h m a ny p e o p l e f ro m

We a re i nve s te d i n, a n d c o m m i t te d to, c re a t i n g a n

a b ro a d s p e ct r u m o f so c i et y.

e nv i ro n m e nt t h a t b o o s t s a c c e s s to te c h n o l o g y a n d d r i ve s d i g i ta l l i te ra cy – t h e s e a re t h e key s to u n l o c k i n g

B y e m b ra c i n g t h e s p i r i t o f o u r F o u n d a t i o n’s m ot to

t h e p ote nt i a l fo r o u r yo u t h to c re a te a p o s i t i ve,

“ D i a l o g u e A m o n g Eq u a l s”, we h o p e to e n c o u ra g e

c o n n e cte d a n d i n c l u s i ve f u t u re i n t h e d i g i ta l a g e.

p e o p l e to p a r t i c i p a te i n a n d c o nt r i b u te to m a ny d i a l o g u e s e s s i o n s a t t h e su p p e r ta b l e, i n t h e wo r k

Our education programmes include “AI in Africa”, a

p l a c e, b et we e n c o m m u n i t i e s, a m o n g d i f fe re nt c re e d s,

girls - only educational bootcamp that addresses the

c u l t u re s a n d o rg a n i s a t i o n s.

systematic exclusion of youth in a variet y of 21st- centur y careers. It is a power ful plat form for girls to acquire

I am honoured to engage in dialogue with a range of

new tools and knowledge, and improve their prospects

people from all sectors of societ y on a regular basis and

at female digital inclusion. This nationwide initiative

I encourage all South Africans to par ticipate in impor tant

teaches youth the concepts and ethics of digital

discussions on the multitude of plat forms available,

technology and how to apply technology to their

including social media and informal set tings, so that we

daily lives to create solutions for their communities.

may continue our journey towards realising equitable

In par tnership with the Malungani Family and Peu Group,

transformation for all.

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20/20 INSIGHT

CREATING JOBS THROUGH SME GROWTH

Project5 0 (P t y) Ltd is a division of 20/20 Insight, along with the 20/20 Development Trust which provides development funding to SMEs. 20/20 Insight integrates elements of South Africa’s development ecosystem for improved impact, through cost- ef fective innovative solutions to key stakeholders. Project5 0 is based on one key principle: No one can do it alone. Most entrepreneurs, even those with great potential, struggle to grow their businesses because they are tr ying to do it all. Entrepreneurs carr y the responsibilit y of job creation in South Africa and we all need to rally behind them to help them succeed. Project5 0 brings together various resources to suppor t high - potential entrepreneurs in their quest to grow their businesses. Project5 0 is 20/20 Insight ’s flagship development

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programme aimed at creating over 50 0 jobs through growing high - potential SMEs to turnovers exceeding R50 - million. Project5 0 is designed to identif y high - potential SMEs and provide them with suppor t in preparation for becoming large corporate entities.

THROUG H SM E GROW TH

ADVISORY BOARDS

We allocate advisor y boards to each SME. The boards are led by retired corporate executives who act as executive mentors guiding the entrepreneur through the formulation and implementation of their grow th strategies. This helps the entrepreneurs to avoid some of the basic pit falls in the entrepreneurial journey and be guided to untangle themselves should they falter.

Funding is provided to par ticipating SME beneficiaries through the 20/20 Development

FUNDING

NTRODUCTION

Trust which works with sponsors, development finance institutions and par tner banks to provide development financing.

Project50 works with reputable business schools and other educational institutions

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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to register par ticipating entrepreneurs in courses that will equip them with sound theoretical background on business strategy and growing a business into a corporate entit y.

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20/20 INSIGHT ADVERTORIAL

VALUE TO SMES • Access to affordable funding • Entrepreneur development • Development of competitive growth strategies • Re - evaluation and redesigning of business model • Strategy implementation support

CORPORATE ESD VALUE • Compliance with ESD codes and bonus points (job creation, designated groups) • Expanded ESD budget through external funding • High impact ESD programme with clear success measures • Reduced risk and cost in Project5 0 consolidates the fragmented resources in South Africa’s development

preferential procurement

ecosystem and ef fectively increases the oppor tunit y for SMEs to grow and create

• Reduced dependency of

sustainable jobs.

beneficiary SMEs on corporate supply chain

PROGR AMME OVERVIEW The Project50 consists of three 3 - year programmes, each providing development suppor t appropriate to the business operations before moving on to the nex t phase. An SME can enter the programme at any of the three phases depending

BANKS, DFIS AND ESD FUNDS • Reduced risk in SME financing

on its status upon registration.

SOCIAL VALUE

PRIMARY TARGET AND PROGR AMME OUTLINE PER PHASE

• Economic growth and Job creation • Reduce SME failure rate • Reduce waste in SME development resources

Contact: Finch House Rivonia Gardens Office Park 33 Wessels Rd, Edenburg 2128 T: +27 (0) 11 234 8998 F: +27 (0) 86 516 5295 email: Project50@2020insight.co.za

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By Ryland Fisher

Zo d wa N t u l i , h e a d o f t h e B - B B E E C o m m i s s i o n , s p e a ks about the challenges of making companies comply with t ra n s fo r m a t i o n l e g i s l a t i o n.

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Z O D WA N T U L I I N T E R V I E W

More than 80% of the complaints received by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (B-BBEE Commission) relate to fronting, which is a major concern, says the head of the commission, Zodwa Ntuli. Interviewed at her office in Centurion, she said that fronting was the reason why the BEE legislation was amended in 2013 – leading to the formation of the commission – and it remains a serious challenge in South Africa. The sectors where they receive most complaints about non-compliant companies are construction, transport, mining, engineering and ICT – and most of these relate to fronting. “It is going to take not only the commission’s oversight, but also the governance committees of various companies to scrutinise their own BEE deals to make sure that those are not fronting deals,” she said. “We are really concerned about that. We cannot do anything about what happened in the past, but we should be able to deal with it going forward. Cooperation between the government, private sector and regulator is going to be very important.” The government’s inability to deal with fronting was one of the main reasons the BEE Act, passed in 2003, was amended in 2013. “After a decade of implementation, the then Department of Trade and Industry (dti) conducted a review of how we were doing in terms of that legislation and how it had been applied and operated. The review identified a number of gaps, key to this being the lack of monitoring of how it was implemented,” said Ntuli. “Arising from the lack of monitoring was the scourge of fronting that was taking place in the country, which could not be dealt with because there was not a mechanism in the 2003 legislation to deal with it.

“This is why Parliament passed amendments to the Act, to deal with the gaps identified by the review. Part of that was the creation of the B-BBEE Commission as the regulator to monitor and ensure that the legislation is implemented properly.” The commission was not set up immediately. It was only established in 2016 and is still in the process of establishment. “Among the amendments to the BEE Act in 2013 was the provision to criminalise fronting as a practise which undermined what the empowerment legislation was intended to achieve,” said Ntuli. “Fronting is not only misrepresenting your B-BBEE status as a company, but also a criminal offence. If you say you have black ownership and you do not have it, it is a criminal offence. If you submit a B-BBEE certificate to an organ of state for tenders or bid concessions and that certificate sells you as an empowered company when that is not the case, it is a criminal offence.” Asked if anyone has been convicted for fronting, Ntuli said there were processes in terms of which they assess compliance. “There are still many companies that are not complying. Our first strategy is to drive compliance. We encourage companies to understand the requirements and to formulate B-BBEE schemes and initiatives that comply and achieve the objectives of the Act. “In this case, the Commission is an adviser to the companies, helping them do the right thing. We also advise people who are supposedly beneficiaries of the B-BBEE legislation. “We assist companies or any person that needs advice relating to BEE. You can send us a written request to clarify any aspect of the B-BBEE legislation and we will clarify it for you.

“Where companies are not sure whether upcoming transactions are BEE-compliant or not, we provide advisory opinions. They can present that transaction to us in detail and we will analyse it to check whether it is compliant or not. If there are areas they need to remedy, we can advise them how to correct that. “We also provide information sessions to anybody who makes a request. We do this for boards of companies, the public and government departments, so that we can make sure that there is more awareness of what is expected in terms of the B-BBEE legislation. “Through our compliance-driven strategy, we expect to reduce the level of fronting because we expect all transactions that are being concluded to be compliant so that at the end of the day, we will get real value in the hands of black people.” But the Commission also has a corrective enforcement strategy. “Where there are deals that have already been concluded and do not comply with the Act, if there is a complaint, we will investigate it. If we believe a deal can be remedied, we will make recommendations on how it can be corrected. “We will put timelines to it and the parties involved will monitor them and, where they do not comply with those remedial recommendations, we have no choice but to refer them for prosecution. “There are many transactions that happened before the legislation was amended, but those transactions are still running. We are more likely to recommend that they be corrected if we find that there was something wrong with them. If they are not corrected, we will prosecute. “However, for new transactions, people know that fronting is a criminal

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“The will to do the right thing is beginning to be entrenched in how companies are doing business” offence and are aware of what needs to happen. Where there is blatant criminality, we refer those cases for criminal prosecution to the SAPS and the National Prosecuting Authority.

codes. For instance, the financial services sector codes or the tourism codes will have additional things that they will measure with regards to the entities in that space.

“Once the findings are made, the deal would either be a fronting deal or a misrepresentation or just general noncompliance, depending on the merits of the case.

“Once we have referred it for criminal prosecution, it is out of our hands. We are not criminal investigators. The legislation gives us powers to do general oversight on what is happening with regards to BEE and to ensure that the legislation is adhered to.”

“After receiving that information, we give the companies feedback on their B-BBEE performance, but we can also conduct site visits if we doubt the report submitted, so that we can verify if the report is legitimate.

“Those are the critical changes that came in 2013 with the amendments, but they are forward-looking in terms of what we did not have as a country before and what we would like to see going forward.”

“At the end of the year, the Commission is required to produce a report which tells the country, based on the reports submitted and information contained in B-BBEE certificates, how we are doing as a country with regards to B-BBEE. We released our first report in August 2018.

One of the problem areas identified by the Commission was to strike a balance between enforcement and creating awareness.

Ntuli said that the Commission does daily media monitoring to check on BEE deals and would sometimes call companies to bring the deal to the Commission to look at. But the Commission also receives complaints and makes findings and recommendations. “Most people come to us directly, others come through their lawyers, but any person can lodge a complaint if they suspect fronting or a misrepresentation of their B-BBEE status or general noncompliance with the B-BBEE Act. “The Commission will look at the merit of every complaint and once we have investigated, we will issue our findings. Our findings are supposed to be published in the normal course.” The Commission is also supposed to receive annual reports on empowerment from JSE-listed companies, all organs of state and public entities. “In these reports, these entities are supposed to tell the Commission how they are doing in terms of compliance with B-BBEE legislation. They must measure all the elements, such as ownership, management control, skills development, enterprise and supplier development, socio-economic development, and the additional elements that are unique to the sector

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“The Commission also has to ensure that there is greater transparency with regards to BEE deals. “In the 2013 legislation there was an amendment to create transparency. Every BEE transaction of R25-million or more must be filed with the commission of which we will keep a register. “That requirement started to take effect in June 2017. Every BEE ownership transaction of R25-million and above must be reported to us. We look at whether it complies with the requirements and register it. “If we pick up things that are not compliant, we are required to notify the companies and give them feedback on what we are concerned about. We give them time to remedy that and, if they fail to do so, we launch an investigation where we make findings on whether we feel the deal is compliant or not.

“Since our establishment, we have found that many people do not really know the requirements of BEE and rely heavily on consultants,” said Ntuli. “Our job is to make sure that we create enough awareness to ensure that people are aware of the requirements, so that when you enforce, you do so with confidence. There are instances when you pick up that a situation is capable of being remedied, and then you can remedy that. But where there is clear and blatant criminality, we are not lenient. We refer those to the criminal prosecuting authorities and criminal investigating processes immediately. “So far, our strategy is beginning to show some results. We are receiving increasing requests for advice, proactively from companies, and companies are also beginning to become more transparent about what they are planning to do. “Companies are now coming to us to check their deals before they announce them, to ask whether we think this deal is compliant.

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“That is positive because it means that the will to do the right thing is beginning to be entrenched in how companies are doing business. This is the main thing for us, because if you want to do the right thing, you will come for advice. If you do not want to do the right thing, you will cut corners, hoping that we will not find you. But if we do find you, obviously we will not be lenient towards you. “The services are here and they are free. If you implement a deal that is noncompliant, it is because you wanted to.” Ntuli said that, while the Commission was not opposed to the use of consultants, there have been instances of companies being misled by consultants. “Consultants have a role to play because they do advise companies. They have a much closer understanding of the company’s vision, so they would be able to provide advice. “We have a problem with consultants who give advice that helps the company to circumvent. When we pick up those influences, while we are investigating the company, we also will investigate the consultant. If we make our findings, we will also make them in respect of that consultant, because companies pay for these services. The last thing anybody expects is for a consultant to mislead a company and to aid it to flout the law. We really have a very strong opposition towards those kinds of consultants. “What encourages us is that a lot of our clarification requests are coming from consultants. They send us requests to clarify certain things. If they are not sure when they are advising their clients, they come to us. “If you are a consultant, don’t try to become the ultimate interpreter of the B-BBEE legislation. That is the job of the Commission. If you are not clear about something, consult the Commission. We’ll

tell you what the interpretation is on that. If you do not agree with our interpretation, then you can approach the courts to give you an interpretation that will resonate with what you would like to see. “We do not have a problem with consultants, but we do have a problem with those consultants who are selling models that are creating fictitious BEE schemes. “Some consultants are advising companies to create employee schemes that are fictitious. Recently we have seen many companies who have been advised to create a not-for-profit organisation as a holder of the shares in the company and the company would have some beneficiaries that are supposedly black, somewhere. When you look closer, absolutely nothing has changed in the structure of the company and the not-for-profit organisation does not even play a role in the company. “There is also the relationship between consultants and verification agencies. Some consultants position themselves as intermediaries between verification agencies and measured entities. Often, the verification agent relies on information submitted by the consultant without verifying it. That is contrary to the rules of verification. A verification agent must verify itself that what the company is claiming is happening, and you cannot do that by just dealing with the intermediary. You need to deal with the company itself. You must conduct interviews. If this does not happen, the B-BBEE levels and the points allocated in the certificate are not worth the paper they are written on, because they are just based on what the consultant has provided, without verification.” “Through our compliance-driven strategy, we expect to reduce the level of fronting” Last year, the commission made two findings against verification agents

SAB&T and BEE Matrix, who were issuing certificates without following the verification process. They had to refund companies to which they issued certificates and, in the case of BEE Matrix, had to undertake not to do any verification for five years. “The verification agent is like an auditor in a company. When you are not able to trust the verification process, then everything is completely out of order. We should be able to bring that level of trust and the independence into the verification process. People should not think it is okay for a company to shop around for a level. You can’t say I want Level 2 and then you go to a verifier that will give you a Level 2. If all verification agencies are applying the rules as they should, then the outcome of what is presented and verified should be the same because you are following the right process.” Ntuli said the commission was still struggling to get the buy-in of private companies and government departments, but she was hopeful because they have only been operating for the past two years. “There are more than 400 JSE-listed companies, but only 121 reported for the financial year 2017. We only received four reports from more than 700 government departments and organs of state. The SETAs are required to report on an annual basis and we did not even receive a single report from them. It would seem that government and the private sector are not taking B-BBEE seriously.” “The state-owned entities (SOEs) and the government departments are supposed to be very tight on the requirements and not award contracts to companies that are not compliant. A number of state entities and government departments are still awarding contracts to companies that have a non-compliant BEE status.”

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NAIDU CONSULTING PROFILE

NAIDU CONSULTING About Naidu Consulting Naidu Consulting is a Level 1 B-BBEE, ISO accredited (ISO 9001; 14001 & OHSAS 18001) South African professional services provider established in 1999 to provide consulting engineering services. We are consistently an award winning firm that offers and delivers a comprehensive range of high quality, skilled professional services in the transportation, water and sanitation, structures and economic development sectors with diverse offerings within each sector. Our team, comprising more than 180 people, more than 60% of whom are youth, includes highly qualified, professionally registered, skilled and experienced engineers, technologists, technicians, project managers, quantity surveyors and construction managers. We utilise leading technology, hardware and software across our service offerings. Vision To be a leading provider of quality, economic and innovative engineering solutions that will be renowned for social and environmental awareness. COMPANY INFORMATION

Mission To provide professional engineering services promptly and efficiently – always mindful of our clients, stakeholders and community needs.

Year founded: 1999 Founding members: Selvan Naidu and Jennifer Naidu Number of employees: 180 Number and location of branches: 3 Branches: Durban; Pretoria and East London BEE Scorecard BEE contributor level: Level 1 BEE procurement recognition level: 135% Expenditure on staf f skills development as a propor tion of total payroll: 16% Total procurement sourced from black- owned and - empowered enterprises as a propor tion of the total procurement spend: 28% ≼51% black ownership: YES Black ownership: 10 0% Black woman ownership: 32%

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By Fiona Wakelin

In the year 20 0 0, following a discussion with then - MP Cyril Ramaphosa on the impor tance of a publication to champion B - BBEE, the first volume of Impumelelo was published, focusing on South Africa’s Top 30 0 black- empowered companies. Richard Fletcher, the founder of Topco Media, was still at the helm, and in his let ter of thanks in the upfront section of the first edition, he identified the purpose of the magazine – which still holds true today:

I m p u m e l e l o h a s b e e n d e s i g n e d to i d e nti f y a n d re c o g n i s e exc e l l e n c e a m o n g b l a c k c o m p a n i e s a n d e ntre p re n e u rs i n S outh Afri c a. Tu r n t h re e p a g e s a n d t h e re o n a d o u b l e p a g e s p re a d a re m e s s a g e s o f su p p o r t f ro m M a d i b a a n d n ow - P re s i d e nt R a m a p h o s a:

Th e a rriva l o f a l o n g d re a m e d - o f d e m o c ra cy h a s g ive n u s th e c h a n c e to b u i l d a S outh Afri c a n n ati o n. Th e raw m ate ri a l s o f fre e d o m, ju sti c e, a n d e q u a l it y b e fo re th e l aw, h ave b e c o m e p a r t o f th e fa b ri c o f ou r l ive s. Fo r S outh Afri c a n s, th i s i s, a n d wi l l re m a i n a lways, a m o m e nt o f p ro fou n d i m p o r ta n c e i n ou r l ive s. Am o n g a l l th e n ew o p p o r tu n iti e s, wh i c h a re now o f fe re d to th e p revi ou s ly d i s e n fra n c h i s e d m a jo rit y o f ou r c ou ntr y i s th e fre e d o m to e nte r i nto b u s i n e s s a n d e ntre p re n e u ri a l e nte rp ri s e s, to exp re s s n ew i d e a s, e n e rgy a n d a m b iti o n. A ri s i n g g e n e rati o n o f b l a c k b u s i n e s s m e n a n d wo m e n i s e nte ri n g th e m a rketp l a c e, b oth i n th e i r own c o m p a n i e s a n d a s m e m b e rs o f th e m o re p ro g re s s ive wh ite o rg a n i s ati o n s. Th ey a re s et ti n g out to c re ate a n ew b u s i n e s s wo rl d, o n e b oth n ati o n a l a n d i nte rn ati o n a l i n its s c o p e. Th ey h ave th e fre e d o m now to a c h i eve ‘ I m p u m e l e l o’, wh i c h i s th e i s iXh o s a wo rd fo r ‘ su c c e s s’, a n d th e su bje ct o f th i s p u b l i c ati o n. – Nelson Mandela

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“For 19 years Impumelelo has tracked the changes, possibilities, growth,challenges and successes of transformation in South Africa”

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F o r 19 ye a r s I m p u m e l e l o To p Em p owe rm e nt h a s

T H E E C O N O M Y – G D P G R OW T H S I N C E 19 94

t ra c ke d t h e c h a n g e s, p o s s i b i l i t i e s, g row t h, c h a l l e n g e s

The South African economy expanded 1.1% year- on -

a n d su c c e s s e s o f t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n S o u t h Af r i c a – a n d

year in the four th quar ter of 2018, af ter an upwardly

w h i l e t h i s i s a jo u r n ey w i t h a l o n g wa y to g o, we h a ve

revised 1.3% grow th in the prior period while markets

m a d e s i g n i f i c a nt s t r i d e s s i n c e 19 94.

had expected it to advance 0.6%. Slower grow th was seen in internal trade, utilities and public administration

I n 2 0 0 3, t h e B ro a d - B a s e d B l a c k Ec o n o m i c

while the agricultural sector shrank. In 2018, the GDP

Em p owe r m e nt (B - B B EE) s t ra te g y wa s p u b l i s h e d a s

advanced 0.8%, below an upwardly revised 1.4% in 2017.

a p re c u r so r to t h e B - B B EE Act, N o. 5 3 o f 2 0 0 3.T h i s

GDP Annual Grow th Rate in South Africa averaged 2.76%

g ro u n d b re a k i n g p i e c e o f l e g i s l a t i o n wa s fo l l owe d by

from 1994 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7.10%

t h e 2 013 B - B B EE A m e n d m e nt Act Act N o. 4 6 o f 2 013.

in the four th quar ter of 20 06 and a record low of -2.60% in the second quar ter of 20 09. - Trading Economics

The fundamental objective of the Act was to advance economic transformation and enhance economic

T h e su m m a r y b e l ow s h ows t h e tota l wo r t h o f e a c h

participation of previously disadvantaged people in the South

i n d u s t r y a s we l l a s i t s ove ra l l c o nt r i b u t i o n to t h e tota l

African economy. In this article we take the temperature of

e c o n o m i c va l u e o f S o u t h Af r i c a fo r 2 018. I t i s ra n ke d

transformation of a number of key sectors in the country.

f ro m b i g g e s t to s m a l l e s t.

T H E E C O N O M Y – G D P G R OW T H S I N C E 19 94 R 6 4 0 3 6 8 228 613

22. 39 %

R478 69 2 5 3 8 116

16.74%

R4 31 6 6 8 773 614

15.10 %

R 3 8 6 8 8 3 873 8 0 5

13. 5 3%

R 273 19 2 5 5 6 98 3

9. 5 5%

R 273 19 2 5 5 6 98 3

8.0 6%

R170 5 3 0 3 4 0 0 5 8

5.96%

R170 5 3 0 3 4 0 0 5 8

3.77%

R74 157 4 3 3 15 6

2. 59 % 2. 31%

R 6 5 931 79 2 241 E l e c t r i c i t y, gas and wa te r

A g r i c u l t u re, fo re s t r y a n d fishing

Construction

Personal services

Mining and quarrying

Tra n s p o r t, s to ra g e a n d communication

M a n u fa c t u r i n g

Trade, catering and accommodation

G e n e ra l g ove r n m e nt services

F i n a n c e, re a l e s ta te and business services

0

G OV E R N M E N T S P E N D I N G I N 2 019/2 0 15. 2 %

R 278. 4 b n R 262. 4 b n

14. 4%

R 222.6 b n

12. 2 %

R 211.0 b n

11.6%

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11. 5%

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11. 4%

R 2 0 2. 2b n

11.1%

R112.7b n

6. 2 % 0

Post school education a n d t ra i n i n g

Debtservice costs

Community d eve l o p m e nt

Economic d eve l o p m e nt

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TA K I N G T H E T E M P E R AT U R E O F T R A N S F O R M AT I O N I N S O U T H A F R I C A E D I T O R I A L

AG R I C U LT U R E T R A N S F O R M AT I O N AC R O S S S E CTO R S

T h e Af r i c a n F a r m e r s’ A s so c i a t i o n o f S o u t h Af r i c a (A FASA) h a s b e e n a t t h e fo re f ro nt o f p u s h i n g fo r t h e

MINING

t ra n s fo r m a t i o n o f t h e a g r i c u l t u re s e cto r a s p a r t a n d

M ining is an impor tant foreign - exchang e e arner,

p a rc e l o f t h e b ro a d e r a g ra r i a n re fo r m g ove r n m e nt

with gold accounting for more than one - third of

p o l i c i e s p ro m ote.

expor ts. South Africa is also a major producer of coal, manganese, chrome, platinum (world’s larg est

A FASA‘s s e c o n d Ag r i b u s i n e s s Tra n s fo r m a t i o n

producer), and diamonds (4th - larg est producer).

C o nfe re n c e, w h i c h to o k p l a c e i n 2 018 a n d fo c u s e d

The M ineral and Petroleum Resources D evelopment

o n va l u e c h a i n i nte g ra t i o n a n d fa r m i n g a s p a r t

Act (M PR DA) re quires the M inister of M ineral Resources

o f t h e F o u r t h I n d u s t r i a l R evo l u t i o n, su c c e e d e d i n

and Energy to set socio - e conomic targ ets through the

p ro m ot i n g s m a r t p a r t n e r s h i p s b et we e n i nve s to r s a n d

M ining Char ter.

l a n d ow n e r s a n d a m o n g s t fa r m e r s t h e m s e l ve s.

Ac c o rd i n g to t h e d ra f t M i n i n g Ch a r te r 2 018, a

I n 2 0 0 8 t h e Ag r i B EE Tra n s fo r m a t i o n Ch a r te r wa s

m i n i m u m o f 70 % o f tota l m i n i n g g o o d s p ro c u re m e nt

g a zet te d a n d i n 2 017 t h e A m e n d e d Ag r i B EE S e cto r

s p e n d m u s t b e o n S o u t h Af r i c a n - m a nu fa ct u re d

C o d e wa s p u b l i s h e d.

g o o d s a n d a p p o r t i o n e d a s fo l l ows: 21% f ro m b l a c k e nt re p re n e u r s, 5% o n b l a c k e c o n o m i c a l l y e m p owe re d

T h e o bj e c t i ve s o f t h i s A m e n d e d Ag r i B E E S e c to r

wo m e n e nt re p re n e u r s a n d 4 4% f ro m b l a c k e c o n o m i c

C o d e a r e to fa c i l i ta te B - B B E E i n t h e s e c to r by

e m p owe r m e nt - c o m p l i a nt c o m p a n i e s.

i m p l e m e nt i n g i n i t i a t i ve s to i n c l u d e b l a c k S o u t h A f r i c a n s a t a l l l eve l s o f a g r i c u l t u r a l a c t i v i t y a n d

In the case of ser vices, the draf t Char ter states that a

e nte r p r i s e s by :

minimum of 80% of the total spend on ser vices (excluding

• P ro m ot i n g e q u i ta b l e a c c e s s a n d p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n

non - discretionar y expenditure) must be sourced from South African companies and appor tioned as follows: 60% on black economically empowered entrepreneurs, 10% on black economic empowerment women entrepreneurs and 10% on black economic empowerment- compliant companies. – Barrick Mining Review

t h e e nt i re a g r i c u l t u ra l va l u e c h a i n • D e - ra c i a l i s i n g l a n d a n d e nte r p r i s e ow n e r s h i p, c o nt ro l, s k i l l e d o c c u p a t i o n s a n d m a n a g e m e nt o f ex i s t i n g a n d n ew a g r i c u l t u ra l e nte r p r i s e s • U nlocking the full entrepreneurial skills and potential of previously disadvantag e d individuals

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• F acilitating structural changes in agricultural support systems and development initiatives to assist black South Africans in owning, establishing, participating in and running agricultural enterprises • S o c i a l u p l i f t m e nt • Increasing the extent to which communities, workers, cooperatives and other collective enterprises own and manage existing and new agricultural enterprises, increasing their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training. M A N U FACT U R I N G The manufacturing sector accounts for 13% of GDP (global average is 18%)

“Africa’s greatest wealth has been seen to be its natural resources”

and approximately a third of this contribution comes from the automotive sub sector – which as a whole contributes in the region of 7% to GDP. Automotive manufacturing takes place in three provinces: Gauteng (Nissan - Renault, BMW

provide valuable structures to

and Ford); KwaZulu - Natal ( Toyota, Bell Equipment); and the Eastern Cape

suppor t these objectives.

( Volkswagen, Mercedes - Benz, General Motors and Ford engines). M a n u fa ctu ri n g th e fu tu re Suppor t and incentives from the state for the automotive industr y include the

Traditionally Africa’s greatest

Automotive Production and Development Plan (APDP) and the associated

wealth has been seen to be its

Automotive Incentive Scheme (AIS). This policy suppor t has resulted in

natural resources and primary

sustained investor confidence.

sector extraction, relying on other developed economies for

The South African Automotive M aster plan (SA AM) is a roadmap to 20 35 with

secondary beneficiation and

targ ets that include expande d vehicle production, doubling employment,

imports. Now we stand on the

an incre ase in local content to 6 0 % , and an incre ase in the contribution of

brink of a major disruption to

black- owne d suppliers.

this paradigm. Digitisation will transform the continent’s economy

There are several industr y- led initiatives aimed at facilitating suppor t for existing

into one that is exports-based.

companies on this transformation and black supplier development journey. Incubator structures, private advisor y ser vices and cluster initiatives such as East

Data, connected infrastructure

Cape Automotive Industr y Forum (ECAIF) and Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC)

and industrial ecosystems will

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TA K I N G T H E T E M P E R AT U R E O F T R A N S F O R M AT I O N I N S O U T H A F R I C A E D I T O R I A L

Higher Education and Training (DHET). S k i l l s d eve l o p m e nt a n d vo c a t i o n a l t ra i n i n g h a s b e e n key to jo b c re a t i o n a n d re d u ct i o n o f p ove r t y. T h e fo c u s o f t h e S k i l l s D eve l o p m e nt Ac t, 19 9 8 (A m e n d e d 2 0 0 8) wa s to: • E m p owe r t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n wo r k fo rc e w i t h s k i l l s • E n su re e m p l oye e s a c c e s s m o re o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r s k i l l a c q u i s i t i o n • C re a te s p a c e fo r t h e n ew e nt ra nt s to t h e l a b o u r m a r ket to g a i n together create the perfect storm for

educational and skills levels and

wo r k ex p e r i e n c e, i nt ro d u c e

Africa to manufacture smart factories

an education and training system

t ra n s fo r m a t i ve to o l s t h ro u g h

of the future.

that was fragmented, dysfunctional

t ra i n i n g a n d e d u c a t i o n to re d re s s

and unequal. From 1994 to 2009,

u nfa i r d i sc r i m i n a t i o n p ra ct i c e s i n

According to a Frost & Sullivan White

the Department of Education was

t h e l a b o u r m a r ket.

Paper by the Manufacturing Leadership

responsible for higher and technical

Council, the manufacturing industry

vocational education delivered

Fu r t h e r i n g t h e n a t i o n a l s k i l l s

through the universities and further

d eve l o p m e nt a n d t r a i n i n g

education and training (FET) colleges.

i m p e r a t i ve, D H E T p r e s e nte d t h e

will look completely different in the next 10 to 15 years as industries become high-tech engines of mass customisation.

N a t i o n a l S k i l l s D eve l o p m e nt P l a n The then Department of Labour

to t h e p o r t fo l i o c o m m i t te e o n

was responsible for workplace skills

higher education and training in

“Highly automate d and information -

programmes, delivered largely through

Au g u s t 2 018. T h e n i n e p r i n c i p l e s o f

intensive, the factor y of tomorrow

the Sector Education and Training

t h e P l a n we r e o u t l i n e d a s fo l l ow s:

will look like an inte grate d hardware

Authorities (SETAs). This split in the

1. L o c a t i n g t h e N S D P w i t h i n a n

and sof t ware system, fu elle d by

education, training and workplace

vast quantities of information from

skills production created difficulties

2 . C o nt r i b u t i n g to t h e c o u nt r y ’s

ever y corner of the enterprise and

in delivery and the education and

so c i o - e c o n o m i c o bj e ct i ve s

b eyond, moderate d by analy tical

training levels of the population did not

3. A d va n c i n g a n e q u i ta b l e

systems that can identif y and

improve much. The education, training

a n d i nte g ra te d sy s te m

ex tract insights and oppor tunities

and skills system was described as

from that information, and comprise

ineffective and inefficient.

i nte g ra te d p o s t - sc h o o l sy s te m

4 . G re a te r i n c l u s i v i t y a n d c o l l a b o ra t i o n

of intellig ent machines that le arn,

5. F o c u s o n su p p o r t sy s te m fo r

act and work alongside highly

In 2009 government created

skille d human b eings.” – Frost &

the single ministerial portfolio of

Sullivan White Paper

Higher Education and Training. The

l e a r n e r s a n d e m p l oye r s 6. S t ro n g e m p h a s i s o n a c c o u nta b i l i t y

portfolio shifted the higher and

7. U n d e r s ta n d i n g d e m a n d

TRAINING AND SKILLS

further education and training

8. S te e r i n g S u p p l y – Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s

D E V E LO P M E N T

functions associated with colleges

The 1994 democratic government

and universities from the Minister of

inherited a population with low

Education to the new Department of

a n d P rov i s i o n 9. S te e r i n g Fu n d i n g – Fu n d i n g

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FINANCE

The period since 1994 has seen the

targeted sectors of the economy.

Since 1994 financial services have seen

South African economy undergo

Recognising the unique position

strong growth and investors cite this

profound restructuring which has

that financial institutions hold in the

sector as one of the key motivations for

included policy initiatives such as

development of South Africa, two unique

investing in our economy. In the South

the Broad-Based Black Economic

elements exist in the FSC scorecard

African context, access to finance and

Empowerment Strategy, the

over and above the five elements in

financial services are key to achieving

Microeconomic Reform Strategy,

the Codes of Good Practice. These

economic and social transformation.

Transformation Charters, Sector

are: Empowerment Financing and

Codes, Codes of Best Practice, the

Access to Financial Services. These

Meaningful transformation of the

Black Industrialist Programme and the

elements are intended to accelerate the

financial sector includes issues such

Financial Sector Regulations Act (2017).

transformation process as they focus on

as access, lower rates, appropriate

making financial services accessible

product development, procurement,

“In 2017 the Financial Sector Code

to the previously unbanked and under-

empowerment financing,

was amended to ensure it was in

served. They empower the previously

socio - economic development,

line with the dti Codes of Good

disenfranchised through the provision of

employment equit y and skills

Practice. The year 2018 saw the

affordable housing, financing of black

development. True transformation

sector contribute R640 368 228 613

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises

of the financial sector means that

to the gross domestic product of

(SMMEs) and agricultural activities,

it will work for all South Africans,

the economy (22.39%).

and investing in various types of

enabling all citizens to save, borrow, insure and transact.

transformational infrastructure that help The Financial Sector Code (FSC)

create the necessary platforms to grow

commits all participants to

the economy on an equitable basis.”

Structure of the South African

actively promoting a transformed,

– Government Gazette 1 December 2017

f i n a n c e s e c to r a r r a n g e d

vibrant and globally competitive

a c c o r d i n g to va l u e o f a s s et s:

financial sector that reflects the demographics of South

S ou rc e s B a rrick M i ni ng R eview

B a n ks

Africa, which contributes to the

Pe n s i o n f u n d s

establishment of an equitable

Frost & Su l l iva n White Pa p e r

Lo n g - te r m i n su re r s

society by providing accessible

Gove rnme nt Gazette

C o l l e ct i ve i nve s t m e nt sc h e m e s

financial services to black people

S tat sSA

S h o r t - te r m i n su re r s

and by directing investment into

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TA K I N G T H E T E M P E R AT U R E O F T R A N S F O R M AT I O N I N S O U T H A F R I C A E D I T O R I A L

1997

Constitutional Cour t of South Africa a b o l i s h e s c a p i ta l p u n i s h m e nt i n t h e c a s e o f S v M a k wa nya n e a n d A n ot h e r

2000

Hansie Cronje, Herschelle Gibbs, Pieter Str ydom and Henr y Williams are accused by the New Delhi police of alleged match fixing

2001

S o u t h A f r i c a a n d I n d i a s i g n a d e c l a ra t i o n o f i nte nt o n c o - o p e ra t i o n i n h e a l t h a n d medicine

2004 The third democratic elections are held and won by the African National Congress

2008

N a t i o n a l i s t Pa r t y i n South Africa pulls out of the coalition g ove r n m e nt fo r m e d t wo ye a r s e a r l i e r, and the African N a t i o n a l C o n g re s s assumes full p o l i t i c a l c o nt ro l

2005

1994

South Africa holds its first f u l l y d e m o c ra t i c e l e ct i o n s and Nelson Mandela is swo r n i n a s f i r s t d e m o c ra t i c p re s i d e nt

The African National C o n g re s s re c a l l s P re s i d e nt T h a b o M b e k i a n d e l e ct s d e p u t y l e a d e r Kg a l e m a M ot l a nt h e to re p l a c e T h a b o M b e k i a s p re s i d e nt u nt i l A p r i l 2 0 0 9, w h e n n ew e l e ct i o n s w i l l b e h e l d

2009 National and p rov i n c i a l e l e ct i o n s a re h e l d. J a c o b Zu m a i s e l e cte d p re s i d e nt

2012 2013

P re s i d e nt N e l s o n Mandela calls on g ove r n m e nt a n d business leaders wo r l d w i d e to f i n d wa y s to p rov i d e a c c e s s to t re a t m e nt fo r p e o p l e l i v i n g w i t h H I V/A I D S

T h e Tr u t h a n d Reconciliation Commission re l e a s e s i t s f i n a l re p o r t

2006

2007 J a c o b Zu m a i s e l e cte d chairman of the African National C o n g re s s

Nelson Mandela i s a wa rd e d the Amnesty I nte r n a t i o n a l Ambassador of Conscience Awa rd

2010

South Africa hosts the FI FA Wo r l d Cu p

The 14th Dalai Lama is unable to attend the 80th birthday celebration of fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, having been refused a visa to enter South Africa

T h e 2 014 N a t i o n a l El e ct i o ns ta ke p l a c e a n d t h e Af r i c a n N a t i o n a l C o n g ress re m a i ns i n p owe r w i t h 249 se a t s i n Pa r l i a m e nt, w h i l e t h e D e m o c ra t i c A l l i a nc e w i ns 89, t h e Ec o n o m i c Fre e d o m Fi ghte rs 25

2016

and th e I nka tha Fre e d om Par t y 10. T h e re m aining 27 se a ts are fill e d by re p rese nta tives from nin e sm all e r p ar ti es. Final re p or t by Pub li c Prote ctor T huli M a d onse l a on R 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 of pub lic exp e nditure on Presi d e nt J acob Zuma’s private N kandl a resi d e nc e is re l e a se d M unicipal el e ctions – th e po litical par t y with th e majorit y in most municipaliti es is th e Af rican N ational C ongress, howeve r, th e D e m o c ra ti c A lli anc e g ains th e key m etros of J ohann esburg, Pretori a and Po r t Eliza b eth

Axing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, along with his deputy Mcebisi Jonas by President Jacob Zuma sees the rand plummet. The ANC’s 54th National Elective Conference — the country’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa wins the party’s top spot in a hotly contested battle against Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 1 9 TH E D I T I O N

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Thabo Mbeki becomes P re s i d e nt of South Africa

2014

President Nelson Mandela dies

The #FeesMustFall protests gain momentum countr y wide, culminating in a march of 5 0 0 0 students to Parliament President Zuma sacks t wo finance ministers in one week: Nhlanhla Nene was ousted and replaced by ANC back bencher Des van Rooyen, However, at the time, following corporate pressure, Van Rooyen was replaced within a week by Pravin Gordhan

20 02

1999

P re s i d e nt N e l s o n M a n d e l a c a l l s fo r a s u m m i t ove r t h e C o n g o c o n f l i ct

2017

2015

P o l i c e o p e n f i re o n a g ro u p o f s t r i k i n g M a r i ka n a miners, killing 3 4 a n d i nj u r i n g a p p rox i m a te l y 78

Jacob Zuma is relieved of his post as Deput y President of South Africa, following the verdict in Schabir Shaik ’s trial, and is to stand trial in 20 06

1998

C o n s t i t u t i o n o f S o u t h A f r i c a c o m e s i nto e f fe ct

2011

TIMELINE

2018 Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as President of South Africa

2019

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NPI GOVERNANCE CONSULTIING TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION By Nicole Forrest

The preamble to the Constitution acknowledges the injustices of South Africa’s past and commits to “heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic social justice and fundamental human rights”. It adds that by adopting the Constitution as supreme law, we as South Africans will “improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person”. Before the advent of democracy, the apartheid government systematically excluded all non-white South Africans from having meaningful participation in the economy. As a result, our country is one of the most unequal societies in the world, with a minority of individuals controlling a majority of the assets. In an effort to create the inclusivity and equality envisioned by the Constitution, the government created a national empowerment strategy that focused on uplifting the historically disadvantaged: Black people, women, youth, disabled people and rural communities. B-BBEE was put in place within this framework to create a more representative distribution of wealth and opportunity. Born out of those basic rights necessitated by the Constitution, the system was not only a moral initiative that redressed the wrongs of the past, but also a pragmatic growth strategy that brought the black majority into the mainstream economy. To ensure the effective broadening of the country’s economic base, various laws, policies and codes of practice were created. This resulted in the B-BBEE environment being regulated by the Constitution, Broad-Based Economic Empowerment Act (B-BBEE Act), Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework and the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

CEO of NPI Governance Consulting, Israel Noko

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) promises to move South Africa towards a more inclusive and prosperous society, says CEO of NPI Governance Consulting, Israel Noko, whose company

Add to this the interaction these pieces of legislation have with the Companies Act, Income Tax Act and others, and there’s little surprise that many companies find B-BBEE difficult to understand and apply. This was where Israel Noko, CEO of NPI Governance

is helping organisations make B-BBEE decisions that

Consulting, saw an opening to effect meaningful

make business sense, while ensuring we stay the

change in the business environment. By decoding the

course to transformation.

complex legislation, Noko has been able to provide

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NPI GOVERNANCE CONSULTING ADVERTORIAL

NPI Governance Consulting clients with

a more fertile ecosystem for fair and

solutions that help them take advantage

empowered business, organisations

EMPOWERING PREDICTIONS

of the opportunities presented by B-BBEE

must often go through a paradigm shift –

Israel Noko, CEO of NPI

with as little difficulty as possible.

which takes time.

Governance Consulting, spoke to

“Whilst B-BBEE implementation has had

“Often, when companies are trying to

about what he believes the

many challenges, there are small pockets

institute transformation, they’re doing

next 25 years will look like in the

of success. This became an opportunity

it with the mindset of making change

B-BBEE consulting industry.

to learn from these successes and to

happen in four weeks. This approach

change the narrative around B-BBEE. We

will lead to a disasterous effect for all

look at it from the basis of what they are

stakeholders. It’s about engaging with

already doing. A lot of companies are

all the stakeholders in a meaningful

• More businesses established

imlementing B-BBEE, so it’s more about

way; taking them on board and giving

• Increased efficiency in

documenting what they have. We’re very

them an opportunity to have a say

passionate about the opportunities we

in what transformation can do for

can create for the youth, thus, we try to

the organisation.”

Impumelelo Top Empowerment

shift that passion to our clients. Once they

government • Less red tape for SMMEs • Opening up of government

start to grow, they’re not just doing it for

Looking at the NPI Governance

the B-BBEE points, but also for the

Consulting operation, it’s clear that Noko

long-term.”

practices what he preaches. Eighty-seven percent of the organisation’s employees

Ensuring that companies are able to

are black, while 75% are women and

institute B-BBEE in a way that furthers the

85% fall into the ‘youth’ category (18–35).

objectives of the B-BBEE Act – instead of

The company also champions youth

paying mere lip service to its provisions –

development, with a successful internship

has been a major focus for Noko and

programme that enables individuals

his organisation.

to enter the consulting industry, contextualise their academic knowledge

“Companies tend to be reactive

This is what he hopes to see:

supply chain to small businesses • More women in leadership positions • Decisions made for the longterm benefit of South Africa • End of tenderpreneurship • Use of technology to streamline procurement

and, ultimately, build a career.

rather than proactive when it comes

processes

to transformation. What we’ve seen in

“We’ve achieved 100% absorption in

the past few years is that companies

terms of our internship programme.

tend to implement B-BBEE as a last-

That in itself has improved staff morale

for small businesses from

minute scheme rather than a strategic

in the organisation and, in turn, has

government

programme that has been planned in

also enabled us to build retention in

a way that makes business sense.

the organisation.”

“We are committed to making sure that

With a mission to pioneer equitable

our growth solutions deliver excellent

growth in Africa, NPI Governance

results for our clients. We want to ensure

Consulting is committed to delivering

that they are always improving and

excellence to its clientele.

• On-time payment solutions

Contact: NPI Governance Consulting Telephone: +27 (0)11 259 4018 Email: info@npiconsulting.co.za

enhancing their B-BBEE programmes, and making sure that the impact they have is

In helping companies drive economic

meaningful. We also want to make sure

transformation with B-BBEE decisions

that we’re getting a lot of value out of

that make business sense, Noko and his

government compliance and ensuring

team are ensuring that wealth will be

that our clients are competitive.”

generated in South Africa for the benefit

Noko adds that, to ensure B-BBEE creates

of future generations to come.

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By Nicole Forrest

I n 2 018, t h e a s s et m a n a g e m e nt s e cto r i n S o u t h Af r i c a h a n d l e d a p p rox i m a te l y R4.6 - t r i l l i o n i n p r i va te e q u i t y a n d a s s et s – n e a r l y t h e e q u i va l e nt o f t h e c o u nt r y ’s G D P fo r t h e s a m e ye a r. At t h i s va l u a t i o n, i t ’s c l e a r t h a t t h e i n d u s t r y p l a y s a c r u c i a l ro l e i n t h e g row t h, d eve l o p m e nt a n d evo l u t i o n o f o u r e c o n o my a n d so c i et y.

I n a so c i et y l i ke S o u t h Af r i c a’s, w h e re u n e m p l oy m e nt

e nv i ro n m e nt, i s B - B B EE. A s t h e va r i o u s s t ra te g i e s w h i c h

i s h i g h a n d fo s te r i n g a d i ve r s i f i e d e c o n o my i s e s s e nt i a l

fa l l b e n e a t h t h e u m b re l l a o f B - B B EE m ove u s towa rd s a

to c re a te su s ta i n a b l e g row t h, t h e a s s et m a n a g e m e nt

so c i et y t h a t e n su re s p ro g re s s fo r a l l, i t c a n b e a rg u e d

i n d u s t r y i s p i vota l n ot o n l y i n i m p rov i n g o u r e c o n o m i c

t h a t a s s et m a n a g e r s c a n o n l y f u l f i l t h e i r f i d u c i a r y d u t y

o u t l o o k , b u t a l so o u r so c i a l o u t l o o k. W i t h h e a l t hy c a s h

i f t h ey i nve s t i n a m a n n e r t h a t f u r t h e r s t ra n s fo r m a t i o n.

f l ow, t h i s s e cto r c a n a s s i s t i n e ra d i c a t i n g p ove r t y a n d re d u c i n g i n e q u a l i t y – t wo i m p o r ta nt o bj e ct i ve s o f t h e

R e s e a rc h f ro m t h e I nte r n a t i o n a l M o n eta r y Fu n d,

N a t i o n a l D eve l o p m e nt P l a n.

t h e O rg a n i s a t i o n fo r Ec o n o m i c C o - o p e ra t i o n a n d D eve l o p m e nt a n d ot h e r s, i n d i c a te s t h a t ex t re m e

A s s et m a n a g e r s m a ke i nve s t m e nt d e c i s i o n s to g row

i n e q u a l i t y i s n ot o n l y b a d fo r e c o n o m i c g row t h,

c l i e nt s’ c a p i ta l a n d o bta i n g o o d ret u r n s. T h e s e

b u t a l so f u e l s p o l i t i c a l a n d so c i a l i n s ta b i l i t y. T h i s,

p ro fe s s i o n a l s a l so h a ve a d u t y o f c a re towa rd s t h e i r

i n t u r n, m a y d ete r i nte r n a t i o n a l i nve s t m e nt a n d

c l i e nt s w h i c h re q u i re s t h e m to a ct w i t h s k i l l a n d d u e

d e c re a s e b u s i n e s s c o nf i d e n c e to f u r t h e r g row t h.

d i l i g e n c e a n d i n t h e i r c l i e nt s’ b e s t i nte re s t s. A s i d e

A s a re su l t, i t i s v i ta l t h a t a s s et m a n a g e r s ta ke i nto

f ro m g o o d ret u r n s, i nve s to r s a l so w i s h to ret i re i n a n

account the social impact of their investment strategies.

e nv i ro n m e nt t h a t i s s t ro n g , b a l a n c e d a n d p e a c e f u l;

Ag a i n s t t h i s b a c kd ro p, i t i s su r p r i s i n g t h a t t h e fa c e o f

h e n c e, a s s et m a n a g e r s m u s t m a ke i nve s t m e nt

a s s et m a n a g e m e nt i s s t i l l p re d o m i n a nt l y w h i te.

d e c i s i o n s t h a t w i l l f u r t h e r su c h a g o a l. Ac c o rd i n g to 27fo u r I nve s t m e nt M a n a g e r s’ O n e o f t h ey key s t ra te g i e s fo r ta c k l i n g p ove r t y a n d

B EE.c o n o m i c s Tra n s fo rm ati o n i n S outh Afri c a n As s et

i n e q u a l i t y, a n d t h e re fo re c re a t i n g a m o re s ta b l e

M a n a g e m e nt su r vey, a n a n nu a l re p o r t fo c u s i n g o n

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O N TH E U P S I D E Ac c o rd i n g to 27fo u r, 81% o f a l l a s s et m a n a g e r s a g re e t h a t t h e B - B B EE sc o re c a rd s h o u l d b e c o m p u l so r y fo r ret i re m e nt f u n d s. Fu r t h e r to t h i s, 8 5% b e l i eve t h a t a p p ro p r i a te ta rg et s fo r b l a c k ow n e r s h i p a n d m a n a g e m e nt s h o u l d b e s et by t h e Fi n a n c i a l S e r v i c e s C o u n c i l, w i t h 6 0 % b e l i ev i n g t h a t c o m p l i a n c e s h o u l d b e a re q u i re m e nt fo r l i c e n c e s. W i t h su c h a l eve l o f e nt hu s i a s m , i t i s d i f f i c u l t to u n d e r s ta n d w hy p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n t h e i n d u s t r y a p p e a r s to b e so l ow. t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n a s s et m a n a g e m e nt s e cto r, b l a c k a s s et m a n a g e r s (BA M S) a re re s p o n s i b l e

Pa r t o f t h e p ro b l e m , a c c o rd i n g to M a n a g i n g D i re cto r

fo r o n l y R49 0 - b i l l i o n o f t h e n e a r l y R 5 - t r i l l i o n p r i va te

o f O l d M u t u a l I nve s t m e nt C o r p o ra t i o n, K h a ya G o b o d o,

s e cto r a s s et p o o l. To p u t i nto p e r s p e ct i ve h ow d i s m a l

i n a n a r t i c l e w r i t te n fo r B u s i n e s s D ay, m i g ht b e t h a t

t h i s i s, b l a c k S o u t h Af r i c a n s m a ke u p 8 0 % o f t h e

t h e re i s to o n a r row a fo c u s o n t h e p o r t i o n o f a s s et s

p o p u l a t i o n. W h i l e t h i s ra t i o i m p rove d s i g n i f i c a nt l y

m a n a g e d by b l a c k f i r m s. Lo o k i n g a t d a ta re l e a s e d

b et we e n 2 0 0 9 a n d 2 018, w i t h t h e nu m b e r o f b l a c k-

by M o rn i n g sta r, b l a c k i nve s t m e nt p ro fe s s i o n a l s

ow n e d f i r m s i n c re a s i n g t h re e - fo l d a n d f u n d s m a n a g e d

m a n a g e 18.5% o f reta i l a s s et s “exc l u d i n g f u n d s o f

u p by 24 3% , t h e re i s s t i l l a l o n g wa y to g o.

f u n d s, m u l t i - m a n a g e r a n d m o n ey m a r ket f u n d s”. T h i s i s e f fe ct i ve l y 75% o f t h e tota l reta i l a s s et s a va i l a b l e fo r

T h e P u b l i c I nve s t m e nt C o r p o ra t i o n (P I C) i s a t te m pt i n g

m a n a g e m e nt. W h i l e t h e re i s n o e m p i r i c a l ev i d e n c e,

to f u r t h e r t h e p ro g re s s o f t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n t h e a s s et

G o b o d o b e l i eve s t h a t t h i s s i t u a t i o n i s l i ke l y to b e

m a n a g e m e nt i n d u s t r y by i n c re a s i n g t h e a s s et s

b et te r i n t h e i n s t i t u t i o n a l i n d u s t r y b e c a u s e t h e re i s

c o nt ro l l e d by b l a c k m a n a g e r s. At p re s e nt, 14 o f i t s

m o re p re s su re o n m a n a g e r s o f i n s t i t u t i o n a l a s s et s

18 m a n d a te s l i e w i t h f u l l y b l a c k- ow n e d f i r m s. T h i s

to t ra n s fo r m.

i s e n c o u ra g i n g n ews c o n s i d e r i n g t h a t t h e a s s et m a n a g e r i s t h e l a rg e s t a n d m o s t su c c e s s f u l i n Af r i c a,

T h e nu m b e r s l a i d o u t by 27fo u r ’s B EE.c o n o m i c s a l so

h a n d l i n g a p p rox i m a te l y R 2- t r i l l i o n i n a s s et s.

m a ke t h e s i t u a t i o n s e e m l e s s d i re. Fro m t h e re p o r t, i t wo u l d a p p e a r t h a t 48% o f f i r m s a re m o re t h a n 9 0 %

T h e c o r p o ra t i o n’s B - B B EE D eve l o p m e nta l A s s et

b l a c k- ow n e d a n d 19 % o f t h o s e a re m o re t h a n 5 0 %

M a n a g e r P ro g ra m m e c o m m e n c e d i n 2 0 0 9 to t ra n s fo r m

b l a c k- wo m e n ow n e d. I n a d d i t i o n to t h i s, t h e re s e a rc h

t h e a s s et m a n a g e m e nt i n d u s t r y a n d i n c re a s e t h e

fo u n d t h a t 96% o f f i r m s h a ve e i t h e r a Leve l 1 o r Leve l 2

p a r t i c i p a t i o n o f b l a c k i nve s t m e nt p ro fe s s i o n a l s. I n

B - B B EE c o nt r i b u to r s ta t u s.

a B u s i n e s s R e p o r t a r t i c l e, P I C H e a d o f C o r p o ra te Af fa i r s D e o n B ot h a s a i d: “T h i s wa s to b e g i ve n e f fe ct

THE NUMBER OF BAMS GREW BY 243% FROM 2009 TO 2018

t h ro u g h a l l o c a t i o n s to b l a c k a s s et m a n a g e r s a n d h o l d i n g t ra d i t i o n a l e s ta b l i s h e d f i r m s a c c o u nta b l e to t ra n s fo r m a t i o n ta rg et s.” A s i d e f ro m t h e s m a l l p o r t i o n o f a s s et s b e i n g h a n d l e d, f u r t h e r p ro b l e m s a re p re s e nte d w h e re, o f t h e 48 BA M S ,

Although the number of BAMs is low, B - BBEE

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TH E N U M B E R O F BAM S G R E W BY 2 4 3% F R O M 2 0 0 9 TO 2 018

A l t h o u g h t h e nu m b e r o f BA M s i s l ow, B - B B EE sc o re c a rd i nfo r m a t i o n s h ows t h a t t h e a ve ra g e l eve l o f e q u i t y ow n e r s h i p by b l a c k p e o p l e i n t h e to p 10 i nve s t m e nt b u s i n e s s e s s i t s a t 26% . Ad d i n g to t h i s, 5 0 % o f t h e l a rg e s t f u n d m a n a g e m e nt b u s i n e s s e s a re l e d by b l a c k exe c u t i ve s. T h e A l exa n d e r F o r b e s S u r vey o f R eti re m e nt Fu n d M a n a g e rs to J u n e 2 017 i n d i c a te s t h a t t h i s m e a n s 6 0 % o f t h e tota l i n d u s t r y a s s et s u n d e r m a n a g e m e nt a re ove r s e e n by b l a c k exe c u t i ve s.

Aluwani Capital Par tners Kagiso Asset M anagement

I n G o b o d o’s wo rd s, t h i s p i ct u re i s “n ot, by a ny m e a n s, o n e t h a t s a y s we h a ve a r r i ve d i n t h e p ro m i s e d l a n d, b u t c e r ta i n l y a n i nte re s t i n g p i ct u re wo r t h c o n s i d e r i n g a n d wo r t h d e b a t i n g”. C o n s i d e r i n g t h i s, a s we l l a s s ta t i s t i c s f ro m t h e S o u t h e r n Af r i c a n Ve nt u re C a p i ta l a n d P r i va te Eq u i t y A s so c i a t i o n t h a t i n d i c a te 8 0 % o f e m p l oye e s i n t h e i n d u s t r y a re b l a c k , o n e i s s t i l l l e f t asking why such chang e remains almost und ete ctab l e.

Mazi Asset Management Mergence Investment Managers Ta q u a nta A s s et M a n a g e r s Remaining 43 BAMs O f t h e 4 8 B A M s i n t h e m a r ke t, t h e t o p f i ve c o n t r o l a p p r ox i m a t e l y 6 5% o f t h e a s s e t s a va i l a b l e f o r m a n a g e m e n t. T h e r e m a i n i n g 3 5% i s d i v i d e d a m o n g 4 3 f i r m s .

U N D E R S TAN D I N G LOW YI E LD S T h e h i g h nu m b e r o f f i r m s e nte r i n g t h e m a r ket a s we l l

c o u l d wo r k , “ t h e re n e e d s to b e a w i l l i n g n e s s to m e nto r

a s f i r m s’ va r y i n g l eve l s o f c o m m e rc i a l m a t u r i t y c o u l d

a n d p rov i d e a c o n d u c i ve e nv i ro n m e nt fo r yo u n g

b e t h e re a so n t h e m a r ket a p p e a r s to b e re l a t i ve l y

p e o p l e to b e c o m e f u n d m a n a g e r s”.

u n c h a n g e d. I n 2 018, o n l y t wo BA M s – Ta q u a nta A s s et M a n a g e r s a n d A l u wa n i C a p i ta l Pa r t n e r s – m a n a g e d

T h i s s ta n d p o i nt i s su p p o r te d by t h e nu m b e r s s et o u t i n

a s s et s va l u e d a t m o re t h a n R 5 0 - b i l l i o n. T h e p ro b l e m ,

t h e B EE.c o n o m i c s re p o r t. A l a rg e p e rc e nta g e o f f i r m s

h oweve r, l i ke l y s ta r t s a t a l eve l fa r b e l ow t h e t wo to p

p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n t h e su r vey o f fe re d b u r s a r i e s to b l a c k

BA M s i n t h e c o u nt r y.

s t u d e nt s a t h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n i n s t i t u t i o n s. 27fo u r a l so n ote d t h a t i t i s “ i n s p i r i n g” to s e e t h a t o n e i n 10 f i r m s

M a p a l o M a k hu, fo u n d e r o f f i n a n c i a l e d u c a t i o n

s p e n d m o re t h a n 2.5% o f t h e i r l ev i a b l e a m o u nt o n

p l a t fo r m Wo m a n & Fi n a n c e, b e l i eve s t h a t we n e e d

b u r s a r i e s fo r b l a c k s t u d e nt s.

to e d u c a te t h e yo u t h. B y d e my s t i f y i n g w h a t a s s et m a n a g e r s d o, i t ’s l i ke l y t h a t m o re yo u n g b l a c k

A f u r t h e r o b s ta c l e fo r BA M s i s a l a c k o f a c c e s s to

p e o p l e w i l l b e e n c o u ra g e d to p u r su e a c a re e r i n t h e

m a r ket s a n d c a p i ta l d u e to i n a d e q u a te su p p o r t f ro m

i n d u s t r y, s h e w rote. M a k hu a d d e d t h a t, w h i l e c re a t i n g

t r u s te e s. P re fe r r i n g t r i e d - a n d - t r u s te d a s s et m a n a g e r s

re g u l a t i o n s a n d e n a ct i n g l e g i s l a t i o n w h i c h re q u i re s

ove r e m e rg i n g f i r m s, i nve s to r s te n d to s t i c k w i t h a s s et

c o m p a n i e s to a c h i eve c e r ta i n l eve l s o f t ra n s fo r m a t i o n

m a n a g e r s w i t h g o o d t ra c k re c o rd s a n d l o n g s ta n d i n g

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re p u ta t i o n fo r p rov i d i n g g o o d ret u r n s. T h i s i s

n ex t g e n e ra t i o n o f a s s et m a n a g e r s, w h i c h i s e s s e nt i a l

u n d e r s ta n d a b l e w h e n c o n s i d e r i n g t h a t p e o p l e’s l i fe

to g u a ra nte e i n g t h e su s ta i n a b i l i t y o f t h e s e cto r i n

s a v i n g s a re u su a l l y o n t h e l i n e.

t h e f u t u re. I n a d d i t i o n to t h i s, w i t h o n l y t wo m o nt h s b et we e n P re s i d e nt C y r i l R a m a p h o s a’s l a u n c h o f t h e

At p re s e nt, o n l y 15 BA M s h a ve b e e n i n t h e b u s i n e s s fo r

Yo u t h E m p l oy m e nt S c h e m e ( Y ES) a n d t h e su r vey,

m o re t h a n 10 ye a r s a n d 23 fo r l e s s t h a n f i ve. Ad d i n g to

12.5% o f re s p o n d e nt s p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n B EE.c o n o m i c s

t h i s, a l t h o u g h 6 3% o f BA M s a re p ro f i ta b l e, o n l y a t h i rd

we re a l re a d y e n g a g i n g i n t h e Y ES i n i t i a t i ve.

s h ow p o s i t i ve n et p ro f i t fo r a p e r i o d o f t h re e ye a r s. Ka ra b o M o r u l e, M a n a g i n g D i re cto r o f O l d M u t u a l

Another solution may be to institute regulator y changes.

Pe r so n a l Fi n a n c e, a c k n ow l e d g e d t h a t t h i s i s t h e

Compelling retirement funds to allocate savings to black

re a so n fo r b l a c k- ow n e d a s s et m a n a g e r s ex p e r i e n c i n g

firms is one possible path and, considering the case

d i f f i c u l t y i n a c c e s s i n g a b ro a d e r m a r ket.

of instruments like Linked Investment Ser vice Providers (LISPs), regulator y requirements are likey to be the best

H oweve r, M o r u l e a d d e d t h a t t h e i nve s t m e nt g i a nt h a s

approach in some instances.

i m p l e m e nte d s t ra te g i e s to c i rc u mve nt t h e s e b a r r i e r s. “To b a l a n c e o u r f i d u c i a r y a n d re s p o n s i b l e i nve s t m e nt

LISPs increase the ease with which investors can switch

d u t i e s, O l d M u t u a l Pe r so n a l Fi n a n c e h a s d eve l o p e d

bet ween por t folios and reduce costs. As a result, they

a n a p p ro a c h to su p p o r t b l a c k- ow n e d a s s et m a n a g e r s

are ex tremely popular. The problem with black- owned

t h a t a l so ta ke s i nto a c c o u nt, a m o n g ot h e r c r i te r i a, t h e

LISPs? There are none. If LISPs and other investment

s i ze a n d s ta b i l i t y o f i nve s t m e nt te a m s, t h e s t r u ct u re o f

ser vice providers were required to have cer tain levels of

t h e b u s i n e s s a n d i nve s t m e nt te a m s, a n d i t s u n d e r l y i n g

black ownership and equit y before they may become

i nve s t m e nt p h i l o so p hy.”

operational, it might be one way to resolve this issue.

BAR R I E R S TO E NTRY FO R BAM S

L a c k o f a c c e s s to f u n d i n g

Fur ther regulator y adjustments might set minimum thresholds for investment into education funds and employee development. This will likely contribute to fur thering the progress of transformation in the industr y. In addition to this, financial (rewards) could

L a c k o f t r u s t fo r n ewe r f i r m s

be given to those asset managers that create incubator programmes and the like to provide backing for

To o few b l a c k d e c i s i o n - m a ke r s

I n s u f f i c i e nt t i m e i n t h e m a r ket

promising BAMs struggling to enter the market. U l t i m a te l y, to e n su re t h e d e m i s e o f p ove r t y a n d i n e q u a l i t y, t h e fo c u s m u s t b e to su p p o r t e nte r p r i s e s a n d c re a te m o re jo b s to f u e l t h e e c o n o my, i n c re a s e

D IVE R S I F YI N G R E TU R N S W i t h 41% o f f i r m s s p e n d i n g l e s s t h a n 1% o f t h e i r reve nu e o n t h e p ro fe s s i o n a l d eve l o p m e nt o f t h e i r s ta f f, t h i s i s c l e a r l y a n a re a i n w h i c h i m p rove m e nt i s n ot ju s t p o s s i b l e b u t n e c e s s a r y. U p s k i l l i n g BA M s to f i l l p o s i t i o n s a t t h e a s s et c o n su l t i n g l eve l – w h e re d e c i s i o n s a b o u t w h i c h m a n a g e r s to i nve s t w i t h i s m a d e – w i l l a l so l i ke l y i n c re a s e t h e a m o u nt s i nve s te d w i t h BA M s. W h a t i s e n c o u ra g i n g to s e e i s t h a t 6 6% o f f i r m s h a ve a s k i l l s d eve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e i n p l a c e. T h i s i n d i c a te s

b u s i n e s s c o nf i d e n c e a n d e n c o u ra g e f u r t h e r i nve s t m e nt. P u r s i n g we a l t h a t a l l c o s t s w i t h o u t e n su r i n g t h a t we a l t h i s w i d e l y a n d fa i r l y d i s t r i b u te d w i l l o n l y s e r ve to exa c e r b a te i n e q u a l i t y a n d s t u nt g row t h. W h a t i s n e e d e d i s a n a t t i t u d i n a l c h a n g e to e n su re t h a t we p ro g re s s p e o p l e ove r p ro f i t s. Sources: 27F o u r I n v e s t m e n t M a n a g e r s Alexander Forbes Business Day City Press

a c o m m i t m e nt to b u i l d c a p a b i l i t y a n d m e nto r t h e

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Building Sustainable Communities Togethe

ABOUT PALABORA MINING COM

COPPER

Building Sustainable Communities Together PALABORA

MINING

COPPER

ABOUT PALABORA MINING COMPANY

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

VERMICULITE

ABOUT PALABORA MINING COMPANY

VERMICULITE

Palabora Mining Company (Pty) Limited (PM producer of refined copper and operates an cave mine, smelter and refinery complex. T Palabora Mining Company (Pty) Limited (PMC) a major are Copper, Magnetite andisVermiculite. About Palabora Mining Company producer of refined copper and operates an underground block Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited is an incorporated operative subsidiary cave mine, smelter refineryandcomplex. rehabilitation of The roads primary products of Palabora Mining Company (PMC); a copper mine that also operatesandConstruction COMPANY SHAREHOLDING In collaboration with the Ba-Phalaborwa as a smelter and refinery complexare in Ba-Phalaborwa Copper,Municipality, Magnetite and Vermiculite. COPPER

VERMICULITE

VERMICULITE

Limpopo Province in South Africa. Since its incorporation in 1956, Palabora Copper (PC) has been South Africa’s sole producer of

MAGNETITE

MAGNETITE

COPPER

MAGNETITE

Municipality and other strategic stakeholders, PC

PALABORA GROUP STRUCTURE

OWNERSHIP

established a road rehabilitation project which

Palabora (Pty) Limited Palabora Mining Company (Pty) Limited (PMC) is aCopper major The mine is located within the small mining involves tarring of roads and streets in Namakgale. refined copper although it mines other by-products such as magnetite, Palabora Mining (PC), an operative subsidiary of COMPANY SHAREHOLDING and wildlife town of Phalaborwa, within Sou Namakgale is the biggest township in Phalaborwa vermiculite, sulphuric acid, anode slimesand and nickel sulphate. producer of refined copper operates an underground block Limited PMC, came into operation in Africa’sCompany Limpopo province. Of the eight (8) and speculated to be amongst the biggest PALABORA GROUP STRUCTURE Ba-Phalaborwa communities, five (5) are ru OWNERSHIP 2013 following the advent of a cave mine, smelter and salvation refinery complex. The primary products townships in Limpopo Province. This project was also Majeje, Selwane, Makhusha Chinese Investment becomes a Palabora to Palabora Copper Mashishimale, Copper (Pty) Limited Broad-Based Black Economic 74% there are two (2) and Maseke. are Copper, and Vermiculite. in support of the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality’s IDP Additionally, The ChineseMagnetite Consortium acquired PC inan 2013 when PCsubsidiary was facing two Palabora Mining (PC), operative of Empowerment (BBBEE) Broad-Based Black Economic Occurrence of the first scenario would have resulted with the loss of COMPANY SHAREHOLDING Empowerment employment of more than 3 500 employees (direct (BBBEE) and indirect),

GROUP STRUCTURE transaction that commenced OWNERSHIP while the second scenario withPALABORA more than 700 employees from off-

within PMC.

Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited stream (smelter). Palabora Mining (PC), an operative subsidiary of Company Limited PMC, came into operation in EXECUTIVE The Chinese Consortium approved R10.4-billion to extend the life of the MANAGEMENT 2013 following the advent of a mine to beyond 2033, R878-million to refurbish the smelter to ensure that Broad-Based Black Economic PC continues to produce copper rod and R261-million to construct the Empowerment (BBBEE) floatation plant to improve copper recoveries, operational efficiencies transaction that commenced and lower operational costs. Palabora Copper within PMC.

74%

(Pty) Limited

Transfer of skills to locals

EXECUTIVE The smelter refurbishment project and construction of the floatation MANAGEMENT

26%

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plant are implemented in partnership with China’s Beijing General

Executive Members Palabora BEE Investment

Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (BGRIMM). In addition to technology transfer, BGRIMM has contractually committed to

(Pty) Limited

60% (6%) Phalaborwa, and transfer new skills to PC employees to empower them employ 90% of unskilled labour and 80% of the semi-skilled labour from

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BBBEE partners

Black South Africans to operate and maintain the refurbished smelter once completed. Leolo Community Trust

(10%)

Community Development Initiatives

Executive Members

Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited PMC is an enduring symbol of

The mine is located within the small mining To date, Palabora Copper has collaborated and wildlife town of Phalaborwa, within South opportunities and prosperity for th withLimpopo various strategic stakeholders, including EXECUTIVE Africa’s province. Of the eight (8) Ba-Phalaborwa community, who Ba-Phalaborwa communities,Municipality five (5) are rural: MANAGEMENT the Ba-Phalaborwa to rehabilitate recognise that not only is the mine Palabora Copper Mashishimale, Majeje, Selwane, Makhushane the biggest Ackson Malatji Road, Zakes Ngwasheng Road and employer in the area, b (Pty) Limited and Maseke. Additionally, there are two (2) also a source of pride and part of t Maphutha Malatji Road in Namakgale Township in townships, namely Namakgale and Lulekane Palabora Investment shared identityBEE of the town. as well as Phalaborwa town. Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality. The amount spent on (Pty) Limited

74%

26%

26%

(6%)

As a good corporate citizen, we abide by the the rehabilitation of these roads is over R44-million.

PMC is an enduring symbol of constitution of South Africa, laws and legislatio opportunities and prosperity for the in reference to “Freedom of Movement”. The major scope of work for the project entailed Palabora BEE Investment Ba-Phalaborwa community, who We haveLeolo taken into consideration that every Community Trust recognise that not only is the mine (Pty) of the country has the right to seek the rehabilitation ofLimited approximately 21 km citizen of (10%) the biggest employer in the area, but employment and work anywhere in the count (6%) roads. The work included upgrading alsoNamakgale’s a source of pride and part of the However, we have endeavoured Executive Members drain structures such as side drains, underground shared identity of the town. to prioritise locals for employment in BBBEE partners

overhauling of the smelter, which2013 was outdated and facing shutdown. following the advent of a

townships, namely Namakgale and Lulekan as well as Phalaborwa town.

programmes. Company Limited transaction that commenced within PMC.

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BBBEE partners

ostensible scenarios; (a) culmination of the life of theoperation mine, and in (b) no PMC, came into

60%(10%)

storm water drains and subsoil drains, as well as the in order Ba-Phalaborwa to address local econo Leolo Community Trust Palabora Employee Trust As a good corporate citizen, we abide by the conditions. construction of roadside curbs. constitution of South Africa, laws and legislations It is for this reason that Palabora Copper in reference to “Freedom of Movement”. We have taken into consideration that every Together with other strategic partners andhas in initiated various community projects to continue building strong relationships with citizen of the Palabora country has the right to seekTrust Employee collaboration with Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality, surrounding communities and key employment and work anywhere in the country. Palabora Copper established a Pothole Repair stakeholders working together to build a However, we have endeavoured sustainable future for all. to prioritise locals for employment Project to re-seal streetsinin Phalaborwa. The Ba-Phalaborwa in order to address local economic major scope of work for the project entailed the conditions.

(10%)

Black South Africans (10%)

rehabilitation and sealing of 29 identified streets.

Since 2013, the Chinese Consortium – through PC – has spent more than It is for this reason that Palabora Copper has initiated various community projects to In 2013, PC strong collaborated with Ba-Phalaborwa R186.5-million in socio-economic development initiatives in Phalaborwa. continue building relationships with the Palabora Employee Trust Municipality and other strategic stakeholders to These include: surrounding communities and key stakeholders working together to build a sustainable future for all. TH

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restore the deterioration of roads in Ba-Phalaborwa and also in areas which form part of the routes used by our trucks. As part of this initiative, PC rehabilitated Plaston Road, which is a 7 km stretch from White River to N4 highway. Enterprise and Supplier Development Programmes Palabora Copper has implemented enterprise and supplier development programmes to empower Phalaborwa’s small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) so that they are able to grow and shine the economic candle of Phalaborwa beyond the life of PC. Renovation of schools Palabora Copper has renovated Block C of Matome-Malatjie High School in Maseke Village and painted Lepato M. High School in Makhushane to ensure that pupils study in a conducive environment. Instilling the love of soccer in the youth Palabora Copper understands the positive effect of sports on the youth. As a result, Palabora Copper supports township sporting events and has hosted soccer tournaments to instill the love of sports in the youth. Energy Management Programme Mining activities are inherently very energy intensive, hence PMC launched an Energy Management Programme in 2012 to curb the forever-growing, half-a-billion rand energy bill. PMC collaborated with a consulting company, resulting in the employment of 12 energy specialists and project managers that would, in conjunction with mining personnel, identify, implement and sustain energy cost-saving projects. As a result, 117 initiatives were identified, and following stringent technical and financial adjudication processes, 31 projects were implemented. Due to their productivity approach, over the past five years the company has saved R232-million through avoided energy costs consisting of: •

Electricity savings worth R181-million

Coal and liquid fuels savings worth R43-million

Water savings worth R8-million.

With the help of external funding mechanisms worth R28-million, the Energy Management Programme had a net benefit of R173-million at the end of July 2017.

employment. This is reflected in the utmost importance it accords the safety and health of its employees in order to remain efficient and profitable as a business. The company has written and developed its code of ethics to follow strategic imperatives, which include: providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and contractor employees; practicing sound environmental management to ensure the sustainable biodiversity of the natural environment within which it operates. Palabora Copper acknowledges and respects its stakeholders’ interests and concerns; striving to be a leading corporate citizen within the mining industry and supplying a high standard of quality products and services both reliably and responsibly at national and global level. Palabora Copper is certified as a Top Employer. Going green The company is a certified ISO 14001 business, which subscribes to world leading practices. Located directly adjacent to the world-renowned eco-tourism attraction, the Kruger National Park, Palabora Copper coordinates several onsite wildlife management and cultural heritage programmes as part of its ongoing sustainability drive. Over the past years, Palabora Copper has retained a record of being one of the safest mines in South Africa, and Africa at large. This is particularly due to its stringent SHEQ regulations and procedures in place and the effective management of contractors on site. CONTACT

The Employer of Choice

Address: Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited, PO Box 65,

Since its inception, Palabora Copper has been at the forefront

1 Copper Road, 1389, Phalaborwa, Limpopo

of employment practices in the local mining industry. Palabora,

Tel: 015 780 2911

which employs on average 3 700 employees, aims to remain

Email: lydia.radebe@palabora.co.za

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By Nicole Forrest

Even with the consid erab l e chall eng es the contin ent fac es, the Four th Industrial Revolution is Africa’s to lose.

Over the past 30 0 years, industrial revolutions have

The digital developments of the Third Industrial

driven the advancement of humankind in previously

Revolution commodifie d information, data

unimaginable ways. The advent of the steam engine

and te chnology, enabling us to develop new

drove mechanisation and urbanisation, and the age

te chnologies at an even faster pace than b efore.

of science and mass production brought with it gasoline

This te chnological expansion laid an impor tant

and combustion engines. While the gap bet ween these

foundation for the Four th Industrial Revolution (4I R),

first t wo revolutions bordered on 20 0 years, the transition

which is characterise d by advancements in g enetics,

from the second to the third industrial revolution took

biote chnology, nanote chnology, 3D printing and

only 50 years.

ar tificial intellig ence.

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AFRICA RISING EDITORIAL

Historically, as repetitive, task- based jobs were made

unemployment and lack of skilled workforce. Together,

cheaper, easier and safer to per form, with the advent

these factors could deepen unemployment in the region.

of new technology, productivit y increased and profits were maximised. However, these increased ef ficiencies

Raymond de Villiers, a speaker and consultant who

and improved cost management methods of ten led to a

assists companies with adapting to the t ypes of changes

decline in jobs. In addition to this, unequal development

brought about by the 4IR, says that when it comes to the

heightened and increased regional divides and

4IR, “Job creation and the workforce is a massive issue

marginalised the most vulnerable societies.

for South Africa because we can’t just drop technology in with no sense of what the implications are for people

It is understandable then that the African continent is

af fected by it.” Minister of Communications Stella

so preoccupied with the 4IR. Unlike its predecessors, the

Ndabeni -Abrahams acknowledges that this wave of

4IR is all - inclusive and comprehensive. The technology

industrialisation poses the threat of redundancy for many,

t ypical of this era is merging the physical, digital and

especially those in Africa. “Existing jobs are expected

biological worlds and impacting all disciplines, economies

to go through step - changes in the skill sets required to

and industries. This technological revolution will therefore

per form them. The 4IR provides us with a new and unique

change the pat terns of production, consumption and

oppor tunit y to address youth unemployment by adapting

employment. As a result, it has the potential to pose

our education methods to catalyse innovation and upskill

major threats to players who don’t keep abreast of

the nex t generation for digital transformation,” she says.

developments. This is already clear from the jobs that have undergone rapid grow th and increases in skills

Taking into account that of the 1.2 billion people in Africa

requirements, as well as those that have been threatened

more than 60% are under the age of 25, as well as the fact

by redundancies.

that those who are usually best positioned to adapt to the changes brought about by an industrial revolution grew

According to ‘Is the Four th Industrial Revolution

up when that way of functioning became the norm, the

Relevant to sub - Sahara Africa?’ – a study focusing on

continent holds huge economic potential as an investment

the prospects and constraints of the 4IR to economies

destination. It is also highly likely that Africa may be able to

in sub - Saharan Africa – the 4IR is expected to trigger a

adapt and fill those jobs created by the 4IR.

“double - breasting dilemma” in the region. This dilemma is a result of the influence of the 4IR on skills development

According to Ndabeni -Abrahams, “Knowledge and

and job dislocation, combined with the existing mass

ICT skills will become critical to Africa unlocking future

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INDUSTRY 1.0 Mechanisation, s t e a m p o w e r, weaving loom

INDUSTRY 2.0 Mass production, assembly line, electrical energy

1784

1870

INDUSTRY 3.0

Automation, computers, electronics

1969

INDUSTRY 4.0

C y b e r- p hy s i c a l systems, Internet of Things, cloud computing

TODAY

oppor tunities. Upskilling is essential to ensure sur vival

potential to position countries in the region to pursue the

and social consent; a critical responsibilit y falls on the

failed industrial agenda and boost economic grow th.

state and business for continuous, targeted training and

However, the grow th of general purpose technology – a

re -training initiatives. Government and business should

hallmark of the 4IR – that will suppor t such advancements

work to assist workers and communities with the changes

will require modifications of existing institutional and

required to be par t of the 4IR.”

physical infrastructure, as well as organisational and social transformation.

Africa must therefore become more driven by ser vices, less dependent on natural commodities and more

Such change requires an enabling regulator y

dependent on those of the 4IR, namely information,

environment, where the right mix of institutional

data and technology. The continent ’s citizens must

arrangements and developmental policy exist.

foster digital skills to transition from low-skill, low- pay

Institutional and regulator y frameworks flowing

jobs to high -skill, high - pay employment. According

from these policies can influence the actions of key

to the World Economic Forum, digital skills must be

stakeholders, which could signal readiness for the 4IR.

developed, the grow th of the digital economy must

An ef fective policy framework should aid in building

be enhanced through digital disruption of all economic

institutional, economic and regulator y confidence, all

sectors, and public - private par tnerships must be

essential at tributes of an investment destination.

leveraged to ensure Africa can maintain its ‘Africa rising’ narrative. It will be no small feat to accomplish.

In South Africa, the former Depar tment of Trade and Industr y has introduced the Industrial Policy Action

Despite these challenges, the 4IR still presents endless

Plan, which is aimed at suppor ting industrialisation and

oppor tunities for economic restructuring in sub - Saharan

optimisation of the 4IR. By implementing plans such as

Africa. The technology of the revolution can potentially

these, which bring 4IR technology and combine it with

scale up production, increase employment and create

low production costs, emerging economies are of ten

new markets and products. As a result, the 4IR has the

able to leapfrog in the value chain and solve societal

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AFRICA RISING EDITORIAL

THE FUTURE IS AFRICAN Various formal policy initiatives have been developed in an effort to improve the region’s ability to benefit from the 4IR: Shaping the future of education, gender and work Ensuring that talent is developed and deployed to suppor t economic and social grow th and development. Africa Skills Initiative Connecting education and training providers, government, businesses and civil societ y to create jobs and build a skilled workforce. Internet for all issues, including creating jobs. According to De Villiers, South

Focusing on providing digital skills,

Africa is well - positioned to do this because of our relatively

connectivit y and the roll - out of

mature infrastructure and young population. Ndabeni -Abrahams

infrastructure to create millions of new

confirms this, saying, “Africa has shown digital leapfrogging

Internet users.

capabilities in the past through successful digital transformation – the area where we are seeing grow th occur in Africa.”

Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative

With this in mind, governments on the continent must focus

Seeking to at tract private investment into

on providing a strong institutional architecture that suppor ts

public infrastructure development by

technological transfers and programmes that encourage

at tracting financing.

innovation, including tax incentives that boost acquisition and innovation in production capabilities. Even with the threats it poses to jobs in sub - Saharan Africa,

Sources

the 4IR can position countries in the region to pursue the failed

Technology Analysis & Strategic

industrial agenda by expor ting digital ser vices and suppor ting

Management

intra - regional trade. It also brings with it the potential for

Brand South Africa

communit y, ser vice and infrastructure transformation which will

Money web

generate long -term benefits. If the correct policies are put in

The Guardian

place and the appropriate regulator y environment is created,

World Economic Forum

Africa could find itself at the centre of the 4IR.

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INTERVIEW MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH

MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE PRINCIPAL Please give a brief over view of the

Growing recognition for online

company and its current products

education is another challenge. The

and ser vices.

World Economic Forum calls online learning “ the future of education” in

Motheo T VET College is one of the

its Global Shapers repor t, as it helps

four public T VET Colleges in the

make education more accessible.

Free State. The College comprises a Central of fice, three campuses,

What are your company’s key

three satellite campuses, the Centre

transformation milestones?

for Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator, a Plot and National

To ensure the prompt commencement

Ar tisan Academy.

of teaching and learning at the star t of ever y term. The College at tained

We offer a programme mix of both

an accreditation of IS090 01:2015 by

Engineering NC(V) and Report 191

the British Standards Institute.

and Business Studies NC(V) and NAME: PROF: DIPILONE MONYADIWA MARIANNA PHUTSISI

Report 191 programmes. Training of

I also came up with the concept of

disabled students (deaf, blind and

establishing an Ar tisan Academy

physically impaired) are catered for at

with the intention of fast-tracking

the majority of our campuses.

the development and provision of

OCCUPATION AND POSITION:

ar tisans in line with the National Skills

PRINCIPAL:

What do you see as the key

Recognition and suppor t of people

MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE

challenges for transformation

with disabilities.

FIRST JOB:

in your sector? In this countr y we are one of the best

LECTURER AT SEFIKENG COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BEST ADVICE AND WHO GAVE IT: THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR SUCCESS (GIVEN BY MY FATHER) BEST BUSINESS BOOK READ

The TVET College sector is still a male -

T VET Colleges that are providing

dominated sector. We have few female

outstanding suppor t to people

principals, not more than 10 out of 50

with disabilities. We also promote

TVET Colleges in South Africa. Even

women into senior positions within

with those that are in higher positions,

the College. We have three women

there is a lot of resistance from others.

campus managers, as well as women in middle management.

THIS YEAR:

We need to encourage science,

OWN IT: OPRAH WINFREY IN HER

technology, engineering and

What skills do you think the new

OWN WORDS

mathematics education.

generation of black leaders are going

MOST INSPIRING BUSINESS

to need?

LEADER:

It is estimated that by 2020, as many

OPRAH WINFREY

as 80% of all future jobs will require

HOW YOU RELAX:

science, technology, engineering and

FAMILY TIME

mathematics (STEM) education and

face -to -face – leaders of ten rely

the South African government has

heavily on digital devices for

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY (IN ONE SENTENCE): HARD WORK PAYS OFF.

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begun work on solving this shor t fall and using programmes to reach out

• L eadership skills – people should be consistent in their leadership. • B uilding relationships and trust

communication. • Data - driven decision - making –

to the youth by encouraging them to

managers must rely on internal data

pursue STEM.

to make key decisions.

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MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE ADVERTORIAL

MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE THE GATEWAY TO EMPLOYABILITY

M ot h e o T V E T C o l l e g e i s o n e o f t h e

p rov i s i o n o f a r t i s a n s i n l i n e w i t h

t h e l e a d S E TA . We re c e nt l y e nte re d

fo u r p u b l i c T V E T C o l l e g e s i n t h e

t h e N a t i o n a l S k i l l s D eve l o p m e nt

i nto a s i g n e d a g re e m e nt w i t h t h e

Fre e S ta te, s e r v i n g t h e M ot h e o

S t ra te g y ’s (N S D S) ta rg et o f

M I CT S E TA i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h D i g i l a b

a n d X h a r i e p D i s t r i ct s. T h e C o l l e g e

p ro d u c i n g 3 0 0 0 0 a r t i s a n s by 2 0 3 0.

to t ra i n 5 0 fe m a l e s t u d e nt s to

c o m p r i s e s t h re e c a m p u s e s, a

We h a ve a S EDA - f u n d e d “ D e s i g n

q u a l i f y a s S a te l l i te I n s ta l l e r s.

c e nt ra l o f f i c e a n d t h re e s a te l l i te s.

a n d L i n e M a nu fa ct u r i n g I n c u b a to r ” p roj e ct i n B l o e m fo nte i n to

T h e C o l l e g e a l so o f fe r s a b ro a d

B l o e m fo nte i n c a m p u s fo c u s e s

s e r v i c e t h e c o m m u n i t y i n te r m s

nu m b e r o f l e a r n e r s h i p s, a c c re d i te d

m a i n l y o n t h e t ra i n i n g o f B u s i n e s s

o f p l u m b i n g , e l e ct r i c a l s e r v i c e

s k i l l s p ro g ra m m e s a n d a nu m b e r o f

S t u d i e s N C( V ) a n d R e p o r t 191

and enhancing the building and

c o m m u n i t y d i re cte d p ro g ra m m e s.

p ro g ra m m e s. Tra i n i n g o f d i s a b l e d

c o n s t r u ct i o n s e cto r.

s t u d e nt s (d e a f, b l i n d a n d

T h e C o l l e g e s e r ve s i nte r n a t i o n a l

p hy s i c a l l y i m p a i re d) a re c a te re d

T h e c o l l e g e h a s fo s te re d

s t u d e nt s f ro m t h e n e i g h b o u r i n g

fo r a t t h i s c a m p u s.

p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h a s p e ct r u m o f

s ta te o f Le sot h o.

l o c a l b u s i n e s s e s, g ove r n m e nt H i l l s i d e V i ew c a m p u s s e r ve s

i n s t i t u t i o n s, m u n i c i p a l i t i e s a n d

B l o e m a n d a Tow n s h i p w h i c h i s 8 k m

par tners who assist with skills

f ro m t h e c e nt ra l o f f i c e.

d eve l o p m e nt w h e re a c c re d i ta t i o n i s n ot yet i n p l a c e.

Contact: a: c/o St Georges and Aliwal streets p/o: Private Bag X20509

T h a b a’N c hu c a m p u s i s i n t h e s e m i - r u ra l a re a o f T h a b a’N c hu,

I nte r n a t i o n a l p a r t n e r s h i p s i n c l u d e

Bloemfontein 9300

w h i c h i s a p p rox i m a te l y 70 k m f ro m

C o l e g Gwe nt (U K ), N o r t h l i n k

t: 051 406 9300

B l o e m fo nte i n C B D. T h i s c a m p u s

T V E T C o l l e g e (C a p e Tow n), We s t -

h a s a p ro g ra m m e m i x o f b ot h

Lot h i a n C o l l e g e (S c ot l a n d) a n d

f: 051 406 9434

e n g i n e e r i n g a n d b u s i n e s s s t u d i e s.

Wa r w i c ks h i re C o l l e g e G ro u p i n Le a m i n g to n S p a (U K ).

e: marketing@motheotvet.co.za w: www.motheotvet.co.za

I n o rd e r to a d d re s s t h e c u r re nt l o c a l e c o n o m i c c h a l l e n g e s su c h a s u n e m p l oy m e nt a n d p ove r t y,

M e m o ra n d a o f Ag re e m e nt a re e nte re d i nto b et we e n t h e U n i ve r s i t y

Social Media:

t h e C o l l e g e h a s e s ta b l i s h e d

o f Fre e S ta te, t h e C e nt ra l U n i ve r s i t y

t h re e s a te l l i te s i n s t ra te g i c a l l y

o f Te c h n o l o g y a n d t h e M a n g a u n g

Twitter - Motheo TVET College

ta rg ete d a re a s.

Ch a m b e r o f C o m m e rc e a n d

Facebook - Motheo TVET College

I n d u s t r y.

YouTube - Official Motheo TVET

We h a ve e s ta b l i s h e d a n A r t i s a n Ac a d e my w i t h t h e i nte nt i o n o f

M ot h e o T V E T C o l l e g e o p e ra te s

fa s t - t ra c k i n g t h e d eve l o p m e nt a n d

c l o s e l y w i t h S E TA s a n d B a n k S E TA i s

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA By Honourable Minister Naledi Pandor E d u c a t i o n h a s b e e n i d e nt i f i e d a s t h e m o s t e n a b l i n g c o nt r i b u to r to s o c i o - e c o n o m i c d e ve l o p m e nt i n a ny s o c i et y. I t i s fo r t h i s re a s o n t h a t d e m o c ra t i c S o u t h A f r i c a h a s m a d e e d u c a t i o n a n a p ex p r i o r i t y i n t h e w i d e ra n g e o f p o l i c y a c t i o n s d i re c te d a t a d d re s s i n g t h e ve r y n e g a t i ve a n d d i s a b l i n g e f fe c t s o f a p a r t h e i d e d u c a t i o n p o l i c y.

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING EDITORIAL

Ad d r e s s i n g exc l u s i o n

n e a r u n i ve r s a l a c c e s s to sc h o o l i n g fo r a l l c h i l d re n

There are inade quacies in all are as of societ y in

o f sc h o o l - g o i n g a g e. Ef fo r t s d i re cte d a t i m p rov i n g

South Africa primarily du e to the le gacy of apar theid.

sc h o o l i n g o u tc o m e s a t h i g h e r su c c e s s ra te s i n s e n i o r

Ine qualit y and exclusion in e ducation have b e en

c e r t i f i c a te exa m i n a t i o n s h a ve b e e n s t re n g t h e n e d.

par ticularly high for black pe ople and women. Currently, more than 70% of students in higher Eve n t h o u g h re c e nt re s e a rc h i n d i c a te s t h a t t h e re

education are black, with more than 70% from families

i s s i g n i f i c a nt c h a n g e, t h e u n e q u a l a c c e s s to

that did not have access previously. One of the most

h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n re m a i n s a c h a l l e n g e. I n o rd e r

significant changes is the fact that female students

to a d d re s s t h e p a s t exc l u s i o n o f b l a c k p e o p l e f ro m

constitute a majorit y in our universities and colleges.

h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n, a ra n g e o f i n i t i a t i ve s h a ve b e e n i nt ro d u c e d.

Tr a n s fo r m a t i o n a n d e m p owe r m e nt I t i s n a i ve to a s su m e t h a t a c h i ev i n g i n c re a s e d

C o m p u l so r y e d u c a t i o n fo r a l l c h i l d re n wa s

a c c e s s o f b l a c k s t u d e nt s a n d wo m e n s i g n a l s

i nt ro d u c e d i n 19 94. To d a y S o u t h Af r i c a h a s a c h i eve d

t ra n s fo r m a t i o n a n d e m p owe r m e nt. T h e i nve s t m e nt i n su p p o r t o f fo u n d a t i o n a l a c a d e m i c p ro g ra m m e s h a s re su l te d i n i m p rove d g ra d u a t i o n ra te s a n d su c c e s s i n f i e l d s o f s t u d y su c h a s e n g i n e e r i n g , sc i e n c e a n d m a t h e m a t i c s. N i n e o u t o f 10 (94.3%) S o u t h Af r i c a n s c a n re a d a n d w r i te – i n 19 94, i t wa s ju s t 61% . We h a ve a l so a d d e d a ye a r o f sc h o o l i n g to p re p a re c h i l d re n fo r sc h o o l (G ra d e R). W i t h ove r 70 0 0 0 0 c h i l d re n a c c e s s i n g e a r l y childhood education in the last financial ye a r, we h a ve e s ta b l i s h e d a f i r m fo u n d a t i o n fo r a c o m p re h e n s i ve e a r l y c h i l d h o o d d eve l o p m e nt (EC D) p ro g ra m m e t h a t i s a n i nte g ra l p a r t o f t h e e d u c a t i o n sy s te m. We a re ta rg et i n g sc h o o l s w i t h p o o r i nf ra s t r u ct u re a n d a b o u t 2 0 0 o u t o f 5 0 0 h a ve b e e n re p l a c e d. We a re m a k i n g p ro g re s s w i t h u p g ra d i n g t h o s e w i t h o u t wa te r a n d s a n i ta t i o n a n d a b o u t h a l f t h a t we re i d e nt i f i e d i n t h i s g ove r n m e nt te r m , h a ve b e e n f i xe d. T h i s ye a r we w i l l s p e n d R 6.8 - b i l l i o n o n fe e d i n g l e a r n e r s t h ro u g h t h e N a t i o n a l S c h o o l N u t r i t i o n P ro g ra m m e (N S N P ), w h i c h i s s i x t i m e s m o re t h a n t h e R1. 2- b i l l i o n a l l o c a te d i n 2 0 07/0 8. We w i l l s p e n d R18 5.5 - m i l l i o n o n l e a r n e r s w i t h i nte l l e ct u a l d i s a b i l i t i e s t h i s ye a r – a l m o s t t h re e t i m e s t h e R72- m i l l i o n f ro m l a s t ye a r.

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING EDITORIAL

There has also been progress in technical and

i n n ova t i o n i n n a t i o n a l p r i o r i t y a re a s. I n 2 0 0 8 we

vocational education. There were 358 393 students

s p e c i f i e d a re a s (we c a l l e d t h e m “g ra n d c h a l l e n g e”

in technical and vocational education in 2010 and the

a re a s) i n w h i c h we a i m e d to c a ta l y s e l e a d i n g - e d g e

number increased to 703 70 5 students in 2017.

i n n ova t i o n: g l o b a l c h a n g e, re n ewa b l e e n e rg y, s p a c e sc i e n c e, t h e b i o - e c o n o my, a n d t h e hu m a n sc i e n c e s.

The increase in black universit y graduates from 11 339

T h e s e a re n ot s i m p l y g ra n d c h a l l e n g e s. T h ey a re

in 19 94 to 20 513 in 20 0 4, and more recently 48 686

g l o b a l c h a l l e n g e s t h a t c a n o n l y b e so l ve d t h ro u g h

in 2014, also points to progress in transformation and

g l o b a l c o l l a b o ra t i o n a n d c o o p e ra t i o n. G ove r n m e nt ’s

empowerment.

ro l e i s to c a ta l y s e i nve s t m e nt i n key m u l t i - d i sc i p l i n a r y a re a s t h a t w i l l d r i ve i n n ova t i o n i n a l l sc i e n c e s.

I n J a nu a r y 2 018 f re e h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n t h ro u g h a n a t i o n a l b u r s a r y fo r p o o r a n d wo r k i n g - c l a s s s t u d e nt s

South Africa, in par tnership with several other African

wa s i nt ro d u c e d. T h e n ew b u r s a r y i s b e i n g p h a s e d i n

countries, made histor y when they se cure d the right

ove r f i ve ye a r s a n d t h i s ye a r ’s a l l o c a t i o n o f m o re t h a n

to co - host the Square K ilometre Array (SK A) global

R3 0 - b i l l i o n h a s b e e n p rov i d e d to su p p o r t ove r 75 0 0 0 0

radio telescope. The bid, suppor te d by South Africa’s

s t u d e nt s i n p u b l i c c o l l e g e s a n d u n i ve r s i t i e s.

construction of the exciting M e erK AT telescope, a pre cursor for the SK A , and several human capital

I t i s g ove r n m e nt ’s ro l e to i nve s t i n, p ro m ote a n d

development programmes, has contribute d immensely

c a ta l y s e sc i e n c e a n d te c h n o l o g i c a l i n n ova t i o n i n

to raising interest in science, te chnology, engine ering

S o u t h Af r i c a. G ove r n m e nt a ct s a s a c a ta l y s t fo r

and maths across Africa. >>

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ADVERTORIAL PM SKILLSHOUSE

PM SKILLSHOUSE

WHAT WE BELIEVE LEARNING At PM Skillshouse, we believe that training is a force for good and that by empowering individuals with practical knowledge and understanding, we can give them some of the tools they need to succeed. We build this vision every day; bringing it to life in auditoriums, boardrooms, training rooms, classrooms, community halls, churches and playgrounds so that we fundamentally touch and change the minds, hearts and lives of others in a real and practical way.  

OUR JOURNEY Started in 2014 by our founder, entrepreneur and training activist Portia Malatji from Limpopo Maphalle Village with a mere R30, PM Skillshouse is a dynamic, futurefacing company. We aim to solve the issue of lack of financial education in communities and address the issue of unemployment. We are driven to change lives through consumer

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FOUNDER, PORTIA MALATJI We are PM Skillshouse We are brave We are passionate We are ready We believe in data

FOUNDED IN 2014 financial education training that is meaningful, relevant and inspiring. We use local languages and stories to solve problems while creating jobs. To ensure we deliver on this big audacious goal, we have created our Vision 2020: training one million people by the end of 2020. We’re well on our way!

121 490 PEOPLE TRAINED (JUNE 2019)

We’ve trained 121 490 people to date and are adding to this number every day. We’ve also empowered 324 trainers across the country with the skills training and accreditation they need to start and grow their own training businesses. Website: www.pmskillshouse.com Facebook: PM Skillshouse Learning & Development Instagram: pm_skillshouse Linkedin: PM Skillshouse

324 TRAINERS EMPOWERED ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA CONTACT Address: Sovereign House, Office 2, 5th Floor, Cnr Mullins & Sovereign Street, Bedfordview, 2700 Email: info@pmskillshouse.co.za Tel: 011 615 0527

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING EDITORIAL

As a result of our focus on

First, there needs to be a closer

with an inclusive academic profile

astronomy and par tnerships with

link bet ween the needs and

and intellectual tradition.

multinational companies relate d

oppor tunities in the economy and

to information and communication

training of fered in our institutions.

Fifth, while the increased presence of

te chnology, the engine ering

Second, a greater expansion in

female students is very positive, many

re quire d for radio astronomy is

the training of ar tisans is urgently

women have indicated they feel unsafe

thriving, with African exper tise

needed. Third, too many of our

on campuses and often face physical

b e coming a sought- af ter source of

students register in fields that are

threats and sexual harassment.

innovation for these companies.

not a priorit y for our grow th and development objectives.

It is clear from this brief indication of

However, despite all these positive

critical issues facing higher education

achievements much more needs

Four th, many of our institutions

and training that while we have had

to be done to ensure sustained

have not transformed into open

progress since 1994, a great deal

transformation and empowerment.

transparent democratic institutions

more remains to be achieved.

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Gauflora now trading as Tefla is a black owned, BBBEE Level 1 contributor. We are a one-stop shop with an experienced Project delivery on time and within budget.

and qualied team of professionals

Tef la offers a wide range of services, among others:

capable of designing, planning and

Civil Engineering Services

implementing projects of all magnitude.

Turnkey (Design and Construction of Roads, Stormwater, Bridges, Bulk Water and Sewer Reticulation Services).

General Building Services Construction of Houses, Halls, Corporate Buildings, Places of Learning etc.

Landscaping and Horticultural Maintenance

With over 10 years’ experience, the company has managed to forge a reputable national footprint in the Civils, Facilities Management and Landscaping industries.

• Landscape Installations. • Horticultural Maintenance.

Facilities Management • Waste Management. • Landscape Maintenance. • Hygiene and Pest Control. • Car Wash Services. • Professional Cleaning Services. • Day-to-day Operation and Care.

NOW TRADING AS:

Tel: 011 394 2132 Fax: 086 566 7277 Email: info@tefla.co.za Address: 193 High Road, Bredell, 1619

www.tefla.co.za

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EKURHULENI ARTISANS AND SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE INTERVIEW

Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre P l e a s e c o m m e nt o n t h e

a r t i s a n s, t hu s h a v i n g a n i m p a ct

h i s to r y o f E AS TC a n d t h e

o n t h e s k i l l s d eve l o p m e nt i n SA i n

s e r v i c e s yo u o f fe r.

g e n e ra l. T h e re i s a hu g e i nte re s t

Eku r hu l e n i A r t i s a n s & S k i l l s

f ro m h i g h sc h o o l k i d s wa nt i n g

Tra i n i n g C e nt re re a l i s e d i n 2 0 0 6

to ta ke u p a r t i s a n t ra i n i n g a s a n

t h a t t h e re i s a hu g e g a p i n t h e

a l te r n a t i ve o pt i o n to yo u r n o r m a l

e d u c a t i o n sy s te m a n d t h a t i s

a c a d e m i c u n i ve r s i t y e d u c a t i o n.

w h e re we a re a l re a d y m a k i n g a d i f fe re n c e a n d w i l l c o nt i nu e

W h a t s e r v i c e s a r e o f fe r e d by

to d o so i n t h e f u t u re. O u r

M o b i l e Tr a i l e r ?

p ro g ra m m e s a re d eve l o p e d to

A l l c i v i l wo r ks, i n c l u d i n g we l d i n g ,

e q u i p t h e p e r so n w i t h e s s e nt i a l

c a r p e nt r y - i n d u s t r i a l, p a i nt i n g ,

s k i l l s i n a wo r ks h o p e nv i ro n m e nt

d e c o ra t i n g a n d b r i c k l a y i n g.

ove r a s h o r t p e r i o d o f t i m e. O n

A l t h o u g h we o f fe r t h e s e r v i c e

c o m p l et i o n o f t h e c o u r s e t h e

o f M o b i l e Tra i n i n g , we a l wa y s

t ra i n e e w i l l b e c o m p ete nt i n

re c o m m e n d t h a t t ra i n i n g ta ke s

specific skills in one of the

p l a c e a t o u r c e nt re, w h e re

13 t ra d e s o f fe re d. T h ey w i l l b e

l e a r n e r s c a n i nte ra ct w i t h ot h e r s

OUR AWARDS WON:

a b l e to s ta r t wo r k i n g i m m e d i a te l y,

a n d h a ve a c c e s s to a f u l l y

• ACQ Global award

e i t h e r a s a n e m p l oye e o f a

e q u i p p e d s k i l l s t ra i n i n g c e nt re. I t

• WQC Award

l a rg e c o r p o ra t i o n o r a s a n

a l so d e p e n d s o n t h e nu m b e r o f

• COI – Business Excellence Award

e nt re p re n e u r, a n d a s a re su l t

l e a r n e r s fo r u s to b e a b l e to o f fe r

• 2016 FP&M Seta Achiever award –

a l so p rov i d e jo b s to ot h e r l e s s

t h i s s e r v i c e.

CEO: SEAN KEITH ANTHONY FENN

Best Training Provider

fo r t u n a te i n d i v i d u a l s.

• 2017 South African Construction W h a t i s E AS TC ’s c o nt r i b u t i o n to

Award – Best Training Excellence

W h a t a r e s o m e o f yo u r m aj o r

t h e g r ow t h o f t h e e c o n o my

m i l e s to n e s , a c h i eve m e nt s

a n d e m p l oy m e nt ?

Fenn says: “One of the biggest

a n d c h a l l e n g e s?

O u r m i s s i o n i s to e m p owe r

challenges to youth employabilit y

A s p e r o u r m i s s i o n s ta te m e nt, we

p e o p l e a n d c o nt r i b u te to so c i a l

are usable skills. We focus on

fo c u s o n e q u i p p i n g i n d i v i d u a l s

u p l i f t m e nt by p re s e nt i n g s h o r t,

equipping our youth with real skills

w i t h p ra ct i c a l s k i l l s a n d h a ve

p ra ct i c a l - o r i e nta te d s k i l l s

to enable employabilit y. These

t h ro u g h t h e ye a r s m a n a g e d to

c o u r s e s. O u r a i m i s to e q u i p

skills are linked to the needs of

a c h i eve t h a t.

individuals with the necessar y

business and to make it possible

s k i l l s a n d d eve l o p m e nt t h a t w i l l

for learners to have a hope and a

What are some of the trends

e n a b l e t h e m to b e e m p l oye d

future in our economy.”

yo u ’ve n ot i c e d i n t h e i n d u s t r y

i n t h e c o m m e rc i a l s e cto r o r to

ove r t h e l a s t 13 ye a r s?

b e c o m e e nt re p re n e u r s i n t h e i r

T h e re h a s b e e n a s te a d y g row t h

ow n r i g ht.

o f a r t i s a n s’ sc h o o l s o p e n i n g u p i n t h e c o u nt r y ove r t h e p a s t

T h i s i s a c h i eve d by p rov i d i n g

13 ye a r s. We h a ve a l so n ot i c e d a

t h e s e i n d i v i d u a l s w i t h su p e r i o r

s h i f t i n t h e g ove r n m e nt fo c u s o n

t ra i n i n g i n t h e i r s p e c i a l i s t f i e l d s.

f u n d i n g f ro m t h e m o re a c a d e m i c

O u r o bj e ct i ve i s to e q u i p e a c h

t y p e to m o re fo c u s o n t ra i n i n g o f

p e r so n w i t h s k i l l s fo r l i fe.

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ADVERTORIAL EKURHULENI ARTISAN SKILLS AND TRAINING CENTRE

Ekurhuleni

COMPANY INFORMATION

Artisans and Skills Training Centre Ekurhuleni Ar tisans and Skills

by their respective employers to

Training Centre realised in 20 0 6

improve on their skills. Courses

already that there is a huge gap

are tailor-made to suit specific

in the education system and that

requirements of the employer’s wide

is where we are already making a

range of needs through practical

dif ference and will continue to do so

training courses.

in the future. Our programmes are developed

Our courses are af fordable to place

to equip the person with essential

them within reach of lower income

skills in a workshop environment

groups. Our ultimate goal is to

over a shor t period of time. On

restore the self- esteem and self-

completion of the course the trainee

confidence of the unemployable

will be competent in a specific field

or “school drop - outs” and provide

and will be able to star t working

them with the necessar y skills to

immediately, either as an employee

be financially independent and to

of a large corporation or even as an

provide for their families.

entrepreneur, and as a result also providing jobs to other less for tunate

Ekurhuleni Ar tisans and Skills

individuals.

Training Centre of fers a number of non - accredited skills courses and

COUR S E CONTE NT I S TAILOR - MADE

numerous SETA - accredited courses

TO S UIT

in 13 trades up to learnership

• Artisans already employed in the

level. We are also in the process

industry and wanting to improve

of acquiring private college status

their skills.

so that we can cater for a wider

• Artisans readying themselves to do

corporate market.

their Trade Test. • People that want to change careers.

Our students will be an asset to any

• School drop - outs that show an

company in the sense that they

interest in and have the ability to

already have the necessar y skills

work well with their hands.

training to be productive from day

• College and university students who

one.

need to gain practical experience. OU R VI S ION

• School-leavers who want to specialise in one of these trades;

The vision of Ekurhuleni Ar tisans

who have just passed matric with no

and Skills Training Centre is to be

future plans in place yet. They now

the skills training centre of choice in

have the opportunity to evaluate

South Africa and the continent.

STATISTICS/ DEMOGRAPHICS/ HISTORY Year founded: 2006 Holding company: Tefla Group Number of employees: 54 Number and location of branches: 1 BEE level: 1 (135% recognition) Trade affiliations: • Ekurhuleni Captains of Industry Forum (ECOIF) • Progressive Business Forum (PBF) • Association of Private Providers of Education Training and Development (APPETD) • Proudly South African • LEADSA Memberships: • Department of Higher Education and Training • Progressive Business Forum (PBF) • CETA • EW SETA • FoodBev SETA • Mictseta CONTACT DETAILS Physical address: 43b Maxwell Street, Kempton Park, 1619 Telephone number: 011 394 1488 / 011 970 3082 / 3 /5 Fax number: 011 394 3154 Email address: queries@eastc.co.za Website: www.eastc.co.za

all the trade options and choose the course and career prospects

OU R M I S S ION

that appeals to them. A little

Our mission is to empower people

entrepreneurial spirit combined with

and contribute to social up - lif tment

the right course will go a long way

by presenting practical - orientated

towards building a prosperous and

skills courses, through superior

successful private business.

training, in a market- related need

• Employees who have been sent

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Tel: 011 394 1488 / 011 970 3082/3/5 Cell: 082 605 1134

EKURHULENI

ARTISANS AND SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Instrumentation with Process Control Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Electronics Property Maintenance Boilermaking & Pipe Fitting Cutting Torch & Plasma Cutting Boilermaking & Co2 Welding Data Cabling (LAN) Road Maintenance Auto Electrical Hydraulic Pneumatics Panelbeating Spraypainting Petrol Mechanic Diesel Mechanic Services Brakes Basic Air Brush

“ASSISTANCE WITH STUDENT LOANS AVAILABLE” “SATURDAY PART TIME CLASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE” “NEW COURSES START EVERY MONDAY”

Accommodation

• R900 for 3 weeks • Student to supply own food and bedding

Who Should Attend ?

NO MATRIC REQUIRED Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre Ekurhuleni Training Centre

@EastcQueries @ekurhuleni_trainingcentre

Fax: 011 394 3154 Email: queries@eastc.co.za Address: 43b Maxwell Street, Kempton Park, 1619

www.eastc.co.za

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

DANIEL GIBHARD

Skills Development Corporation (SDC) recognises its obligation to raise the profile of education, training and skills development within South Africa. We are an accredited training provider and have aligned all our courses across many different SETAs to fall within the critical skills requirements of South Africa, whilst ensuring we maintain the highest principles, core values and ethical standards.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FIRST JOB: Site cleaner on my uncle’s construction site BEST ADVICE: If people don’t laugh at your dreams, they aren’t big enough. HOW YOU RELAX: Time with my family BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Always be a man of your word

CONTACT DETAILS

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE KEY CHALLENGE FOR TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR SECTOR? Skills development is one of the most important parts of sustainable transformation in South Africa. The key challenge for transformation in our sector is the lack of quality education. Another challenge is the disbelief that SETA-accredited training providers can provide free education and training, which will create an opportunity to empower the youth to begin their journey of financial freedom and stability. The biggest challenge we deal with daily is other training providers constantly looking for shortcuts, focusing on quantities rather than quality, and pushing for higher numbers to reach higher turnovers. WHAT SKILLS DO YOU THINK THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK LEADERS ARE GOING TO NEED? The new generation of black leaders in South Africa could potentially be one of our learners which is why we implant fundamental skills that have become overlooked in recent years and are not taught at school level. We believe that all new generation leaders should be skilled in ethics, attire, personal finances, timekeeping, etiquette and regulations, following policies and procedures. Most importantly, having respect for your fellow South Africans regardless of their age, gender or race. HOW IS THE DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY CHANGING THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS?

011 900 3115

info@sd c o rp.c o.z a

www.sdc o rp.c o.z a

The constant drive for sustainability will always change the way we do business because people evolve, needs change and to stay ahead, we as a company need to adapt. For us to achieve sustainability, we have focused on delivering new ways of working, widening our ser vice offering and expanding our capabilities to attract new and retain existing clients. We have recently developed SDC Wealth, which is an authorised Financial Ser vice Provider, focused on providing our learners with full-time employment after successful completion of their learnerships. WHO DO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST AND WHY? Our admiration starts with a famous quote by Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”. We admire the fact that our students are there to empower themselves by gaining an education, but most of all we admire our staff for all their hard work and dedication in making this possible for our learners. DESCRIBE THE BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY SDC PRIDES ITSELF ON

Third Flo o r, Bl o c k B, Cresta J u n c t i o n , Judges Avenu e, C res ta ,

The saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” – that for us applies now more than ever. Skills development needs to be approached with patience because developing a skill takes time. Our end goal and main focus lie in furthering our learners’ abilities and ensuring that they have a solid foundation from which they can obtain full-time employment. We proudly stand by our slogan: “We are the difference” because we do make a difference in people’s lives.

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TRANSFORMING EDUCATION THROUGH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY VISION AND MISSION To d el i ver to p q u a lit y e d u c a t io n a n d t ra in in g d eve lo p me n t s e r v ic e s to ou r c lie n t s. To co ntrib ute to t h e s u c c es s o f o u r c lie n t s, e n h a n c e t h e ir b u s in e s s a n d c re a te in n ova t ive s olu t io n s to the ir c h a l l en g es – l ea d i n g to in c re a s e d p rod u c t iv it y a n d in c re a s in g we a lt h in t h e e c on omy. By p rov i d i n g ex c el l e n t c u s to me r s e r v ic e s w it h p a s s ion , c o mmit me n t a n d exp e r t is e, we will e nsure t h a t a l l c u s to m er n e e d s a n d exp e c ta t ion s a re me t . To t rea t ever y p er s o n a s a s p e c ia l, u n iq u e a n d d is t in c t ive in d iv id u a l a n d to b e f u lly resp o nsive to t h ei r i n teres t s a n d n e e d s. To a p p re c ia te t h e d ive r s e c u lt u re s o f o u r c ou n t r y. T h a t a l l wo rk u n d er ta ke n is re s u lt o r ie n ta te d w h ic h w ill le a d to c o n s t r u c t ive a n d u s e f ul o utc o m e s, s u c c es s es a n d a c h ieve me n t . To l ea rn o n a d a y-to - d a y b a s is f ro m a ll ou r c lie n t s a n d to ta ke re c o mme n d a t io n s o n b o a rd to c o n t i nu o u s ly i m p rove on s e r v ic e s to a c h ieve c u s tome r s a t is fa c t io n .

OUR SERVICES S DC p ri d es i t s el f on b e in g a b le to offe r a ll o u r c lie n t s in n ova t ive s olu t io n s a n d s e r v ice s a s p er b el ow : •

Ac c red i ted L ea r n e r s h ip P ro g ra mme s

S k ills Au d it

Ac c red i ted S k ills P rog ra mme s

W S P / AT R/ P ivo ta l p la n

En terp ri s e Deve lo p me n t B e n e fic ia r y

A p p lic a t ion for S E TA g ra n t s

S u p p l i er Deve lop me n t B e n e fic ia r y

S k ills D eve lop me n t Wo r k s h o p s

S o c i o -ec o n o mic D eve lo p me n t B e n e fic ia r y

H u ma n Re s o u rc e S o lu t io n s

L ea rn er S o u rc in g a n d P la c e me n t

E mp loy me n t E q u it y ( p o lic y d eve lo p m e nt a n d re p o r t in g )

Par tner/Shareholder: Rainelle Naidoo Operations Manager: Mandi Gibhard Marketing and Communications Manager: Kyle Gardner Sales Manager: Mikaela Robertson HR Manager: Lusanda Grace Ye a r f o u n d e d : 2 0 1 2

011 900 3115

info@sdcorp.co.za

Number of employees: 58 Number of branches: 2 BEE partner: Rainelle Naidoo F i n a n c i a l y e a r- e n d : F e b r u a r y Holding company: SDC Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd Bank: FNB

www.sdcorp.co.za

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

UPSKILLING LEADERS OF TOMORROW Boosting South Africa’s economy through skills development

The Skills Development Corporation recognises our obligation to raising the

BENEFITS

profile of education, training and skills

Level 2 B-BBEE contributor with 51% black female ownership

development within South Africa. We, as an

Sourcing of unemployed candidates, both abled and disabled

Able to host any number of unemployed or employed learners in any industry

standards in carrying out all our business

Learnerships can be hosted onsite or offsite

operations. Through our strategically

Being an accredited training provider, we ensure that our clients are eligible for the tax

accredited training provider, maintain the highest principles, core values and ethical

specialised structure, we render excellent

allowances of R80 000 per abled learner and R120 000 per disabled learner, referred

and affordable training initiatives that

to in Section 12H of the Income Tax Act of South Africa

ensure quality of learning for people who were previously disadvantaged. We have campuses located in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Access to additional B-BBEE points

Deliver top quality education and training

Provide excellent customer service with passion, commitment and expertise

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S K I L L S D E V E L O P M E N T C O R P O R AT I O N A D V E R T O R I A L

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accredited Learnership Programmes Accredited Skills Programmes Enterprise Development Beneficiary Supplier Development Beneficiary Socio-Economic Development Beneficiary Learner Sourcing and Placement Skills Audit WSP/ATR/Pivotal Plan Application for SETA grants Skills Development Workshops Human Resource Solutions Employment Equity (Policy Development and Reporting)

Let us assist you in improving your B-BBEE rating.

FULL QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications applied for:

The following is indicative of the learnerships (full qualifications): SAQA ID

Full Qualification (done over a ONE YEAR period)

NQF

Credits

61755

General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice

1

121

23833

National Certificate: Business Administration

2

130

67465

National Certificate: Business Administration Services

3

120

50080

Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management

4

136

57712

LP 74630 Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management

4

150

93996

LP 71489 Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations

4

132

83946

LP 23654 National Certificate: Management

3

120

67464

LP 59276 Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing

4

139

49648

National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)

2

138

CETA • SAQA ID 24273 National Certificate: Community House Building (Level 2) ETDP • Skills Development Facilitator (Part Qualification)

CONTACT DETAILS Third Floor, Block B, Cresta Junction, Judges Avenue, Cresta, Randburg, 2194 010 900 3115

WR SETA SAQA ID

Full Qualification (done over a ONE YEAR period)

58206

National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations

NQF

Credits

info@sdcorp.co.za

2

120

www.sdcorp.co.za

MICT SAQA ID

Full Qualification (done over a ONE YEAR period)

NQF

Credits

61591

National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing

3

130

78964

National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support

4

163

78964

Further Education and Training Certificate: Systems Development

4

165

48573

National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support

5

147

NQF

Credits

3

130

@skills.development.corporation @TheDevelopment

TETA SAQA ID

Full Qualification (done over a ONE YEAR period)

57831

National Certificate: Freight Handling

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BOON AFRICA INTERVIEW

BOON AFRICA A synonym for boon is blessing – and it is this conscious appreciation of opportunities that resonates through Boon Africa, not only among its staff, but the communities the company ser vices. Offering a niche mix of logistics, tax in Africa, construction (civil and building) as well as B-BBEE consultation, Boon Africa is on an exciting trajectory. We spoke to CEO Muhammadh S Amod to find out about their journey, offerings and bright future.

to oversee the sustainability and growth of construction in South Africa. A CIDB grade is determined by the contractor’s financial and technical capability.

“Boon is a relatively young company in that we started in 2017; however, the combined experience of the team amounts to 35 years and in two years we have already achieved more than R30-million turnover.

BOON AFRICA PROJECTS

“The nominations for a number of awards in three different categories, ranging from achieving excellence in young executive entrepreneurship to infrastructure and community development, correlates beautifully with our vision of creating a balance between making a profit and giving back to the community. “Our sector is missing young, vibrant individuals who are willing to provide an unsurpassed experiential perspective. I grew up in Chatsworth, so I have a personal appreciation for the immensely positive impact that infrastructure development provides for community.” The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is a national body that was established

The highest grade possible is 9 (currently only 178 companies have reached this pinnacle) and after only two years Boon has reached grade 7, with every intention of attaining grade 9 avidly and as soon as possible.

• Manenburg upgrade and regeneration in 2017 – exceeding the CPG target by 600% utilising local content (workers and companies) • Limpopo access road • Houghton Residential Apartments • Gugulethu low-cost housing project – 200 houses

CEO: MUHAMMADH S. AMOD

CONTACT DETAILS

012 012 5046

TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY “Transformation in our sector has not been robust; unfortunately there are loopholes in the B-BBEE codes of good practice, hence, many technicalities are used to get away with counterproductive fronting, which in turn means the realisation of true transformation is being hampered. “The five biggest companies in South Africa have a 1-5 rating. But overall the sector is moving – and the trend is certainly positive”.

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By Nicole Forrest W i t h m i n i n g s t r u g g l i n g to re c ove r f ro m m a s s i ve l o s s e s o f m a r ket c a p i ta l − a n d re s o u rc e s i n a c o n s ta nt s ta te o f f l u x − a s u s ta i n a b l e s o l u t i o n i s n e e d e d to e n s u re t h e S o u t h A f r i c a n e c o n o my g et s b a c k o n i t s fe et.

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D I G G I N G D E E P F O R VA L U E E D I T O R I A L

Ac c o rd i n g to S ta t i s t i c s S o u t h Af r i c a, m i n i n g c o m p a n i e s h a d a to u g h g o o f i t i n t h e 12 m o nt h s to 3 0 J u n e 2 018. D e s p i te g row i n g 15% to R482- b i l l i o n, t h e i n d u s t r y i s yet to re a c h t h e s a m e h e i g ht s i t d i d i n 2 016 w h e n i t wa s va l u e d a t R 5 6 0 - b i l l i o n. A s a m a i n s ta y o f t h e c o u nt r y ’s e c o n o my, i t i s e s s e nt i a l m i n i n g re g a i n s i t s s t re n g t h. D e s p i te va r i o u s c o s t - s a v i n g i n i t i a t i ve s, a b ove - i nf l a t i o n i n c re a s e s c o nt i nu e to p u t t h e m i n i n g s e cto r u n d e r p re s su re. A l m o s t a l l p l a ye r s i n d i c a te a d e c l i n e i n e a r n i n g s b e fo re i nte re s t, ta xe s, d e p re c i a t i o n a n d a m o r t i s a t i o n. La b o u r c o nt i nu e s to b e t h e b i g g e s t d r i ve r o f c o s t s, s i t t i n g a t 4 6% o f o p e ra t i n g ex p e n s e s. “C o s t - s a v i n g i n i t i a t i ve s c o u l d n ot o f f s et t h e i m p a ct o f c o s t i nf l a t i o n. T h e i n c re a s e d c o s t s a n d p ro d u ct i o n c h a l l e n g e s m e a nt a we a ke n i n g i n ye a r l y re su l t s. To g et h e r w i t h t h e g o l d a n d p l a t i nu m i m p a i r m e nt s, i t m e a nt t h a t t h e i n d u s t r y re c o rd e d a l o s s fo r 2 018,” s a y s M i c h a l Kot zé, P w C Af r i c a’s E n e rg y U t i l i t i e s a n d R e so u rc e s Le a d e r. G o l d a n d p l a t i nu m we re t wo o f t h e h a rd e s t - h i t c o m m o d i t i e s, ex p e r i e n c i n g d e c l i n e s o f 4% a n d 5% , re s p e ct i ve l y − a b i g c o nt r i b u to r to t h e su s ta i n e d c o nt ra ct i o n o f m i n i n g , a s t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n i n d u s t r y i s h i g h l y ex p o s e d to t h e s e p re c i o u s m eta l s. Ac c o rd i n g to A n d r i e s R o s so u w, E n e rg y a n d M i n i n g A s su ra n c e Pa r t n e r a t P w C, “T h e d e c re a s e i n ra n d p r i c e s, a s we l l a s we a ke r p ro d u ct i o n fo r g o l d a n d p l a t i nu m , a re p u t t i n g d e e p - l eve l S o u t h Af r i c a n g o l d a n d p l a t i nu m p ro d u c e r s u n d e r s i g n i f i c a nt p re s su re, a s re f l e cte d i n t h e m a r ket c a p i ta l i s a t i o n o f t h e s e e nt i t i e s.” O f p a r t i c u l a r c o n c e r n to t h e i n d u s t r y i s e n e rg y – h ow m u c h i t c o s t s a n d h ow re l i a b l e t h e su p p l y. Powe r c u t s i m p l e m e nte d by Es ko m , w h i c h su p p l i e s 9 0 % o f S o u t h Af r i c a’s e l e ct r i c i t y, p o s e a m ajo r t h re a t to m i n e s. P ro d u ct i o n a t A n g l o A m e r i c a n P l a t i nu m a l o n e fe l l by 6% i n t h e f i r s t q u a r te r o f 2 019, t h a n ks i n n o s m a l l

p a r t to t h e l o s s o f o p e ra t i n g t i m e a s a re su l t o f l o a d s h e d d i n g. T h e m i n i n g b e h e m ot h l o s t 14 0 0 0 o u n c e s o f p l a t i nu m i n F e b r u a r y 2 019 a l o n e w h e n t h e n a t i o n a l u t i l i t y i m p l e m e nte d f i ve s t ra i g ht d a y s o f p owe r c u t s. I n M a rc h, t h e N a t i o n a l E n e rg y R e g u l a to r o f S o u t h Af r i c a (N E R SA) a n n o u n c e d e l e ct r i c i t y c o s t i n c re a s e s o f 9. 41% i n 2 019 a n d a f u r t h e r 8.1% i n 2 0 2 0. T h i s i s a m ajo r c a u s e fo r c o n c e r n i n t h e m i n i n g s e cto r. M i n e s a n d t h e m i n i n g s e cto r a re by fa r t h e b i g g e s t u s e r s o f e l e ct r i c i t y i n t h e c o u nt r y. I n c re a s e s su c h a s t h e s e n ot o n l y i n c re a s e t h e c o s t o f g et t i n g c o m m o d i t i e s o u t o f t h e g ro u n d, b u t a l so o u r a b i l i t y to p ro c e s s ra w m a te r i a l s i nto m o re va l u a b l e o re. Ac c o rd i n g to M i n i s te r o f M i n e ra l R e so u rc e s a n d E n e rg y Gwe d e M a nta s h e, t h e h i g h c o s t o f e n e rg y u n d e r m i n e s o u r c o u nt r y ’s m i n e ra l b e n e f i c i a t i o n a m b i t i o n s. S p e a k i n g a b o u t m a n g a n e s e a t t h e l a u n c h o f t h e M a p u n g u bwe I n s t i t u te fo r S t ra te g i c

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communities. Reser voirs and pumped storage R e f l e ct i o n’s Th e Futu re o f M i n i n g i n S outh Afri c a:

schemes can also lead to the loss of thousands

S u n s et o r S u n ri s e? h e s a i d: “O u r b l a c k i ro n i s i n

of hectares of land, destroying wildlife habitats,

d e m a n d eve r y w h e re. B u t we c a n’ t b e n e f i c i a te i t h e re

agricultural land and entire communities. As a

b e c a u s e o u r e l e ct r i c i t y p r i c e s a re p ro h i b i t i ve l y h i g h.

result, intensive management is necessar y to

T h e s e e l e ct r i c i t y p r i c e s m a ke b e n e f i c i a t i o n

«ensure that these water sources are developed,

a d re a m.”

used, managed and controlled in a manner that is advantageous for all.

S o u t h Af r i c a a l so c o nt i nu e s to s t r u g g l e w i t h wa te r s h o r ta g e s. D e n n i s G i b so n, Ch i e f Te c h n i c a l O f f i c e r

At present, wind and solar energy have the greatest

a t B l a c k a n d Ve a tc h M i n i n g , s a y s t h a t su c h sc a rc i t y

potential to solve our energy problems. The

re q u i re s m i n e s to d r i ve u p e f f i c i e n cy a n d u s e l e s s o f

technical theoretical potential for wind power, if

t h i s p re c i o u s c o m m o d i t y.

wind farms were to be installed across the countr y, would be enough to meet the entire world’s

I n o u r c u r re nt sy s te m , u s i n g c o a l a s o u r m a i n so u rc e

electricit y demand. Adding to this, South Africa has

o f e n e rg y, we re q u i re a m a s s i ve a m o u nt o f wa te r to

one of the highest levels of solar irradiation in the

g e n e ra te e l e ct r i c i t y. O n t h e ot h e r s i d e o f t h e c o i n, a

world – double the amount required by countries

hu g e a m o u nt o f e l e ct r i c i t y i s re q u i re d to m ove a n d

in Europe to successfully meet their growing

p u r i f y wa te r. A s a re su l t, i n a wa te r- sc a rc e c o u nt r y

energy needs.

l i ke S o u t h Af r i c a, wa te r a n d e n e rg y m a n a g e m e nt s h o u l d b e c a r r i e d o u t i n a n i nte g ra te d wa y.

As these clean energy technologies become more readily available and bat ter y technology advances,

Considering the elements at play, hydro ele ctric power

they become increasingly price competitive, making

might se em a fit ting solution to the combine d water-

them an at tractive option for mines. However,

energy problem. Reser voirs, run - of- river and pumpe d

government and NERSA will need to deregulate

storag e schemes all have the potential to optimise

the energy market to boost more competition and

scarce water resources while also g enerating much -

encourage the development of water- ef ficient

ne e de d power for the national grid.

energy production technologies. Mining industr y players will also need to come to the par t y and

However, hydroelectric power generation comes

reduce their use of water and energy. It ’s likely

with its own set of challenges. This energy source

that this strategy will not only have the benefit of

may create its own set of social issues as it can result

reducing mines’ demands on national resources,

in limited accessibility to water for people in rural

but also improving their bot tom line.

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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) makes a valuable contribution to the socio-economic development and prosperity of the people of South Africa by regulating the energy industry in accordance with government laws, policies, standards and international best practices in support of sustainable development. NERSA is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of Section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40 of 2004). NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006), Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001) and Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No. 60 of 2003). NERSA’s mandate is further derived from written government policies as well as regulations issued by the Minister of Energy. NERSA is expected to perform the necessary regulatory actions in anticipation of and/or in response to the changing circumstances in the energy industry. The Minister of Energy appoints Members of the Energy Regulator, comprising part-time (Non-Executive) and full-time (Executive) Regulator Members, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Energy Regulator is supported by staff under the direction of the CEO.

Jacob Modise Chairperson

Maleho Nkomo

Deputy Chairperson

Chris Forlee

Full-Time Regulator Member and Chief Executive Officer

Yusuf Adam

Part-Time Regulator Member

Nomfundo Maseti Full-Time Regulator Member : Piped-Gas and Electricity

Kulawula House, 526 Madiba Street, Arcadia, 0083 Po Box 40343, Arcadia, 0007 (021) 401 4600

(021) 401 4700

www.nersa.org.za

info@nersa.org.za

@NERSA_ZA

@NERSAZA

Muzi Mkhize

Full-Time Regulator Member Petroleum Pipelines

Fungai Sibanda

Part-Time Regulator Member

NE R S A R E C EI C ES PFMA C LEAN AU DI T AWARD FO R 5TH CO N S ECUTI V E YEAR We a re prou d to annou nce t hat NERS A i s on ce ag ai n t h e re ci p i e nt of t h e Publ ic M a nage me nt Finance Ac t ( P FMA) Cl e an Audi t Award for 2017/ 18, awa rded by t he Aud itor- G e ne ral of S out h Afr i ca.

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INKOMATI-USUTHU CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON WATER USERS WITHIN CROCODILE RIVER CATCHMENT T h e S o u t h Af r i c a n We a t h e r S e r v i c e i s su e d a S e a so n a l

n ot a p p l i e d. F a i l u re i n t h i s c o ntex t re fe r s to s to ra g e

Cl i m a te Wa tc h (J u n e to O cto b e r 2 019) o n 31 M a y 2 019. T h e ove r v i ew i s su c h t h a t El N i ñ o - S o u t h e r n O sc i l l a t i o n

i n t h e d a m (i f t h e d a m s to ra g e d ro p s to b e l ow 2 0 m i l l i o n m 3 ), t h e n t h i s wo u l d b e c o n s i d e re d a fa i l u re.

(EN S O) re m a i n s i n a m o d e ra te El N i ñ o s ta te a n d

T hu s, t h e fa i l u re to su p p l y wa te r to h i g h p r i o r i t y u s e r s

fo re c a s t s i n d i c a te i t w i l l re m a i n i n a t l e a s t we a k

(Ec o l o g i c a l Wa te r R e q u i re m e nt s (E W R), t h e c ro s s -

El N i ñ o s ta te t h ro u g h o u t s p r i n g. C a u t i o n h oweve r i s

b o rd e r f l ows to M oza m b i q u e a n d B a s i c H u m a n N e e d s).

t h a t EN S O fo re c a s t s a re we a k i n w i nte r a n d s p r i n g. The investigation looked at historical data and T h e re i s a n e a r l y i n d i c a t i o n o f d r i e r c o n d i t i o n s ove r

predictions of the future. Historical data indicates that

e a s te r n p a r t s o f t h e c o u nt r y d u r i n g s p r i n g (Au g u s t -

when no water restrictions are in place, releases from

S e pte m b e r- O cto b e r) a n d c o n n e cte d to t h i s, e a r l y

the Kwena Dam are approximately 5 m3/s or more, while

s p r i n g fo re c a s t s fo r e a s te r n p a r t s o f t h e c o u nt r y

the introduction of restrictions at their current level

i n d i c a te a l owe r nu m b e r o f ra i ny d a y s a b ove 15 m m ,

reduces the release to approximately less than 3.5 m3/s.

b u t h i g h e r nu m b e r o f d a y s a b ove 5 m m. T h i s su g g e s t s t h a t ra i nfa l l m a y s t i l l b e re g u l a r, h oweve r l e s s i nte n s e

A s to c h a s t i c a n a l y s i s wa s c a r r i e d o u t w i t h t h e s e t wo

t h a n n o r m a l. W i t h re g a rd s to te m p e ra t u re s, m o s t l y

re l e a s e sc e n a r i o s to d ete r m i n e t h e r i s k o f fa i l u re o f t h e

h i g h e r t h a n n o r m a l a re ex p e cte d fo r n o r t h e r n p a r t s o f

d a m. T h e s ta r t i n g s to ra g e u s e d i n t h i s a n a l y s i s wa s fo r

t h e c o u nt r y.

1 M a y 2 019 a t w h i c h p o i nt t h e d a m wa s 57% f u l l. T h e c ro s s - b o rd e r f l ows u n d e r t h e s e t wo sc e n a r i o s we re

T h e I U C M A h a s n ote d w i t h c o n c e r n t h a t so m e

a l so a n a l y s e d.

wa te r u s e r s w i t h i n t h e Cro c o d i l e R i ve r c a tc h m e nt we re n ot a d h e r i n g to t h e d i re ct i ve to re d u c e wa te r

Figure 3.1 (A) shows the probabilistic traje ctor y of the

c o n su m pt i o n. A s su c h a sc e n a r i o wa s m o d e l l e d

dam with restrictions impose d, that is, rele ases re duce d

by I U C M A to i n d i c a te t h e r i s k a n d i m p l i c a t i o n o f

to 3.5 m3/s. This plot shows that with the current level

t h i s n o n - a d h e re n c e.

of restrictions there is a minimal chance of the dam empt ying this ye ar. H owever, should b elow averag e

T h e d a ta i n d i c a te s t h a t t h e re i s a h i g h e r r i s k o f

rainfall persist, there is a 25% chance of the dam

b u l k wa te r su p p l y sy s te m fa i l u re i f re s t r i ct i o n s a re

failing nex t ye ar. H ence, incre ase d restriction might

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b e require d nex t ye ar unless above

(EWR) are also shown as reference since

normal rainfall is re ceived this ye ar.

these are the flow requirements that are targeted at the outlet from the

Figure 3.1 (B) shows that without

Crocodile catchment. Theoretically,

imposing restrictions, Kwena Dam will

the EWR can be fully met with the

still not empty this year but there will

current restriction rules.

It is clear from these analyses that imposing restrictions on users during times of drought is not optional but an absolute necessit y. While South Africans may

be a greater than 50% probability of the dam failing next year. This is an

However, if no restrictions are put

unacceptably high level of risk.

in place, there will be no flow at the outlet to the catchment for

The results of an analysis of cross-

approximately 12% of the time. This

border flows into Mozambique is shown

would result in a serious contravention

in Figure 3.2 which expresses the flows

of the Interim IncoMaputo Water Use

as a duration curve.

Agreement (IIMA) entered into with the

The Ecological Water Requirements

Republic of Mozambique.

conceivably opt to take the risk and not restrict their use during drought (hence, a risk get ting no water at some time in the future), the National Water Act is clear about the rights of the Reser ve (ecological water requirements and basic human needs) and

Figure 3.1: Probabilistic trajectory of the Kwena Dam:

International Obligations,

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I N T E R V I E W I N K O M AT I - U S U T H U C AT C H M E N T M A N A G E M E N T A G E N C Y

INKOMATI-USUTHU CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY

MAKING WAVES Dr Jennifer Molwant wa

An inter view with D r Jennifer Molwant wa, E xecutive: Water Resource Management at Inkomati - Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

B r i e f l y te l l u s m o r e a b o u t yo u r s e l f a n d h ow yo u

The core mandate ensures that there is sustainable

ended up at IUCMA.

use of the water and that South Africa meets the international obligations that guarantees water to

I have a younger sibling who is an educator, just like my

eSwatini Kingdom and Republic of Mozambique.

parents. I attained my PhD in Biotechnology at age 32 and have been in water resource management since.

Being a woman leading a male - dominated division

I was appointed to the governing board based on my

comes with its own challenges, but I managed to rise

skills, qualifications and strategic and governance

above the storm through my leadership st yle and still

experience.

managed to build a healthy environment where people are not judged by their gender, but by the qualit y of

Due to the passion I had for the water resources

work they produce.

and the vision for the institution to contribute to the National Development Plan (which I co - authored

In the near future I want to see the IUCMA as a leader in

in the National Planning Commission, led by former

Water Resources Management and a learning hub for

Minister Trevor Manuel) targets, when the COO position

all future CMAs. My wish for IUCMA is to use the water

was adver tised, I applied and my appointment was

resources to per form a transformational role where

suppor ted by my Executive Management Psychometric

historically deprived people can have access to water.

test scores, which were superior.

This is now possible with the land redistribution policy of government. I wish the young team of of ficials to at tain

Thus, I fell right into the position like a hand in a glove.

a high and professional work ethic.

I am proud to have been appointed for the first time in the institution as female senior manager, as the other

W h a t h a ve yo u p e r s o n a l l y d o n e to i m p r ove

four are male.

p r o d u c t i v i t y, p e r fo r m a n c e a n d s u s ta i n a b i l i t y i n t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n?

W h a t a r e t h e c h a l l e n g e s a n d r ewa r d s o f a c c e pt i n g t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s o f t h i s p o s t, a n d h ow h a s yo u r

I have introduced internal control systems and business

o r g a n i s a t i o n i m p r ove d s i n c e yo u r a p p o i nt m e nt ?

processes which have enhanced the per formance of

W h a t i s yo u r l o n g - te r m (fo u r to f i ve ye a r) p l a n fo r t h i s

our managers. We have improved accountabilit y and

o r g a n i s a t i o n?

timeous repor ting. I have also introduced quar terly staf f contact meetings where I share the vision for that

The IUCMA is just over 10 years old, being the first in the

quar ter. I also encourage staf f to write research papers

countr y, and one of the only t wo existing Catchment

on topical issues. I review those papers and submit them

Management Agencies (CMAs).

for publishing in the International Scientific Journal.

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DEBAR CERAMICS PROFILE

DEBAR CERAMICS

COMPANY INFORMATION Year founded: 2013 Founding member: Letsosa Matona Number of employees: 188 Turnover: R54 - million Operating profit: R2.69- million Net profit: R1.47- million

Debar Ceramics (Pty) Ltd is a newly established player in the sales,

EMPOWERMENT STATUS

installation and maintenance of non-ferrous wear-resistant materials.

>50.1% black shareholding 25.1– 50% female shareholding

Established in 2013 as a broad - based

of ferings into animal mitigating

black- owned enterprise development

products and industrial plant

initiative, Debar Ceramics was par t

cleaning markets. It now employs

of the Black Umbrellas enterprise

188 people from the Lephalale

development incubation programme

communities.

5 –25% female executive directors >50.1% black staf f 5 –25% female staf f CONTACT DETAILS

in Lephalale, where the company is based.

>50.1% black executive directors

CEO: Letsosa Matona

Vision To be a leading and emerging black-

Financial Administrator: Bongi Sehume

As the five major players in the

owned company providing wear

wear- resistant linings industr y were

solutions to industry in

majorit y white - owned, CEO Letsosa

Southern Africa.

Chris van der Bank

experienced black- owned company

Mission

Email: admin@debarceramics.co.za

in the sector, especially in Lephalale.

Providing a comprehensive range

Website: w w w.debarceramics.co.za

Matona identified the need for an

of products and ser vices; being The company filled this gap,

competitive, cost- ef fective, ef ficient

backed by Matona’s 13 years’

and employing competent sales and

experience and 13 tilers who have

operational team.

a combined 16 years of experience in the industr y.

HR and Admin Manager:

We have been responsible for the design, manufacturing and usage of

In 2015, Debar Ceramics was

fibreglass grating sheets as animal

enrolled and accepted into the Black

mitigating boxes for protecting

Umbrellas programme and is now

Eskom’s electrical poles in game

in its four th year of premium

parks and reser ves.

Physical address: 34B Marula Mile, Louis Botha Drive, Lephalale, 0555 Postal address: P.O. Box 6412, Onver wacht, 0557 Telephone: (014) 763 1095 AWARDS Debar Ceramics has placed first in the following categories at the Black Umbrellas National Enterprise Development Awards: • 2016: Best Ambassador

residential incubation.

• 2017: Best Per forming Company

As one of the few black-owned During their first year of incubation,

and –managed companies in this

Debar received immense business

industry, due to our highly experienced

training and mentorship and was

personnel, we were named the National

repor ted to be among the best

Overall Winner at the Black Umbrellas

per forming small businesses in the

National Enterprise Development

Lephalale incubation hub. In 2017,

Awards in 2018. This cements our

Debar Ceramics diversified its ser vice

position as an industry leader.

• 2018: Overall National Winner:

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VNA INVESTED IN ENGINEERING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VNA is a 100% Black Economic Empowerment business entity and a Level 1 contributor, as verified by SANAS. COMPANY INFORMATION Year Founded: 2000 Founding Members: D u r b a n - b a s e d V N A i s a 10 0 % B l a c k Ec o n o m i c E m p owe r m e nt c o m p a ny, Mr Vikash Narsai

so p h i s t i c a te d i n t h e s k i l l s, k n ow l e d g e a n d ex p e r t i s e d e m a n d e d o f S o u t h

Number of Employees:

Af r i c a’s b u i l t e nv i ro n m e nt, a n e nte r p r i s e w i t h a n i n h e re nt c o m m i t m e nt to

262

a n d u n d e r s ta n d i n g o f Af r i c a a n d t h e u n i q u e e n g i n e e r i n g n e e d s o f t h e

Number and location of

Af r i c a n m a r ket.

Branches: 7 – Durban, Pinetown, Edenvale,

V N A , a m u l t i - d i sc i p l i n a r y p ro fe s s i o n a l s e r v i c e s c o n su l ta n cy, i s p o s i t i o n e d

Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein,

a t t h e c u t t i n g - e d g e o f S o u t h Af r i c a’s b u i l t e nv i ro n m e nt s e cto r a n d h a s

Cape Town, Beau Bassin (Mauritius)

a u n i q u e s e l l i n g p ro p o s i t i o n, b a s e d o n d e l i ve r i n g h i g h l y i n n ova t i ve a n d su s ta i n a b l e e n g i n e e r i n g so l u t i o n s w i t h i n t h e c o m m u n i t i e s i t s e r ve s,

e s p e c i a l l y t h o s e i n t h e m o s t r u ra l a re a s. T h i s i s ex te n d e d by p rov i d i n g

CONTRACTS AND AWARDS

c o m p re h e n s i ve a n d i nte g ra te d e d u c a t i o n a l p ro g ra m m e s, i m p rov i n g t h e q u a l i t y o f e m e rg i n g c o nt ra cto r s a n d s m a l l - sc a l e e nt re p re n e u r s a c ro s s i t s

• T aking responsibility for

a re a s o f o p e ra t i o n.

Infrastructure Delivery Management and Road Asset

V N A’s b a s i c b u s i n e s s m i s s i o n i s p re m i s e d o n a s s i s t i n g i n sc u l pt i n g t h e

Management by KwaZulu-Natal’s

e m e rg e n c e o f S o u t h Af r i c a – a n d Af r i c a – a s a n ew e c o n o m i c p owe r h o u s e

Department of Transport.

a n d h a s o n - b o a rd t h e e n d - to - e n d ex p e r t i s e n e c e s s a r y to m e et t h e evo l v i n g d e m a n d s o f e m e rg i n g m a r ket s.

• In 2017, VNA was presented with the South African Construction

W i t h i t s to p p roj e ct m a n a g e m e nt a n d b u i l t e nv i ro n m e nt s p e c i a l i s t s, a s s et

Award (SACA) for the ‘Best

m a n a g e m e nt a t t r i b u te s a n d u l t ra - h i g h - te c h f l e et o f ve h i c l e s, V N A i s a n

Consultancy of the Year.’

i n n ova t i ve b u s i n e s s b re d to c o n s ta nt l y a d a pt to ove rc o m i n g S o u t h Af r i c a’s e c o n o m i c, so c i a l a n d e nv i ro n m e nta l c h a l l e n g e s, d e l i ve r i n g su s ta i n a b l e

• Winning the 2016/17 national CPSI award for best innovative

a n d c o m p et i t i ve b u i l t e nv i ro n m e nt so l u t i o n s fo r t h e b e n e f i t o f l o c a l c o m m u n i t i e s, u r b a n a n d r u ra l.

service delivery for the Free State Department of Police, Roads and

I t fo c u s e s o n p roj e ct m a n a g e m e nt, c o n s t r u ct i o n m a n a g e m e nt, c o s t

Transport Contractor Development

a d m i n i s t ra t i o n, b u i l d i n g e nv i ro n m e nt c o n su l t i n g , e n g i n e e r i n g su p p o r t

Programme – given that VNA had

a n d so l u t i o n s, t u r n key p ro fe s s i o n a l s e r v i c e s, ro a d i nf ra s t r u ct u re, b r i d g e

been the programme manager

i nf ra s t r u ct u re a n d s p e c i a l i s e d p a ve m e nt c o n su l t i n g , c o m b i n i n g e f fe ct i ve

since 2014.

m et h o d o l o g i e s w i t h t h e l a te s t t re n d s, c o nt i nu o u s l y re - i nve nt i n g i t s b u i l t e nv i ro n m e nt so l u t i o n s.

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VNA CONNECTING AFRICAN COMMUNITIES “Our pioneering project methods have contributed to the realisation of countless highlights. Most notable was the responsibility for Infrastructure Delivery Management and Road Asset Management by KwaZulu- Natal’s Department of Transport. Another achievement was receiving the South African Construction Award (SACA) as the ‘Best Consultancy of the Year’ in 2017, he said.

COMPANY DETAILS Physical address Corporate Of fice: Park 20 0 0, 10 Kyalami Road, Westmead, Pinetown Durban, KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa Postal PO Box 70803, Overpor t, 4067 Telephone +27 31 207 8121

A further highlight marking the company’s capability was the Free State Department of Police, VNA founder, Mr Vikash Narsai,

Roads and Transport Contractor

established VNA in 2000, thus

Development Programme, winning

birthing his vision of offering

the 2016/17 national CPSI award for

exceptionally competitive construction

best innovative service delivery, given

project management and built

that VNA had been the programme

environment solutions for urban and

manager since 2014.

Email info@vnac.co.za Website w w w.vnac.co.za

rural communities. Durban-based VNA’s footprint extends across KwaZulu-Natal,

Mr Narsai added: “Our single

Gauteng, Free State and the Western

most significant achievement

Cape. The company also has offices

was the recent acquisition of

in Mauritius, providing an international

Automated Road Rehabilitation

operational presence.

Business Systems (ARRB Systems), through a competitive international

“Our activities and operations are

procurement process involving

diverse and include construction

23 countries.”

project management, construction management, built environment

This is a global distribution network

consultancy, engineering, specialised

involving businesses in Australia, USA,

pavement and asset management,

India, Sweden and South Africa.

infrastructure delivery and development

“This acquisition enables our

management, and cost administration

expansion into the International Road

and management,” said Mr Narsai.

Asset Management market segment, giving impetus to our further business

Economic sectors in which VNA is

growth aspirations,” Mr Narsai said.

active include commercial buildings and offices, cultural and religious

Commenting on the 4IR and its

interventions, education, healthcare and

impact on life and work, Mr Narsai

sciences, hotel and leisure, industrial,

says the company’s intent is to lead

mixed-use developments, residential,

change and innovation in both

retail, retirement and assisted living,

pavement management and other

roads, rail and transport.

built environment aspects.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT By Fiona Wakelin

WE TAK E A LO OK AT H OW ES D CO NT R I B UTES TO T R AN S FO R MATI O N I N TH E CO U NT RY.

W H AT I S E N T E R P R I S E S U P P L I E R D E V E LO P M E N T ? E S D c o m b i n e s t h e fo l l ow i n g p r o g r a m m e s i n o r d e r to a d va n c e e c o n o m i c t r a n s fo r m a t i o n i n S o u t h A f r i c a: • S u p p l i e r d i ve r s i t y (m a k i n g su re su p p l y c h a i n s

Tra n s fo r m a t i o n o f o u r e c o n o my i s a c r i t i c a l g row t h fa c to r; o rg a n i s a t i o n s t h a t a re s e r i o u s a b o u t e m p ow e r m e nt, a n d t h e c o n c o m m i ta nt h i g h - l e ve l B - B B E E s c o re c a rd s , h a ve g e a re d u p to e n s u re t h e y p rov i d e p ro g ra m m e s fo r t h e i r s u p p l y c h a i n a n d e nte r p r i s e s u p p l i e r d e ve l o p m e nt ( ES D). T h e fo l l ow i n g i s a l i s t o f 21 p ro g ra m m e s o f fe re d by s o m e o f t h e b i g b u s i n e s s e s a c ro s s s e c to r s i n S o u t h A f r i c a

re p re s e nt t h e c o u nt r y ’s d e m o g ra p h i c s) • P re fe re nt i a l p ro c u re m e nt (e n c o u ra g i n g s ta te d e p a r t m e nt s a n d a g e n c i e s to b u y g o o d s a n d s e r v i c e s f ro m b l a c k- ow n e d b u s i n e s s e s) • S u p p l i e r d eve l o p m e nt (e n a b l i n g su p p l i e r s to e nte r t h e su p p l y c h a i n) • E nte r p r i s e d eve l o p m e nt (c a p a c i ta t i n g S M Es a n d t h e re fo re t h e e c o n o my)

M I N I N G A N D C O N S T R U CT I O N I n 2 016 , R121- m i l l i o n w a s d i s b u r s e d to 110 c o m p a n i e s Anglo American

t h a t e m p l oy e d 3 9 9 2 p e o p l e a n d g e n e ra te d a

F o u n d e d i n 19 89, A n g l o A m e r i c a n’s ES D

t u r n ove r o f R 6 9 2 - m i l l i o n.

p ro g ra m m e, Z i m e l e, fo c u s e s o n s u p p o r t i n g S M M E s a n d yo u t h t h ro u g h u p f ro nt m e nto r s h i p,

I n re c e nt y e a r s , i t h a s fo rg e d p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h

and funding oppor tunities.

i n s t i t u t i o n s s u c h a s t h e N a t i o n a l Tre a s u r y J o b s F u n d , T i g e r B ra n d s a n d S h a n d u ka B l a c k U m b re l l a s

T h e fo c u s i s o n a s s i s t i n g S M M E s t h a t c a n p rov i d e

o n s c a l a b l e i nte r ve nt i o n s a i m e d a t g row i n g S M E s

s e r v i c e s to A n g l o s o p e ra t i o n s a ro u n d t h e c o u nt r y

i n s e c to r s s u c h a s a g r i c u l t u re, m a n u fa c t u r i n g

o r c re a te j o b s i n m i n i n g c o m m u n i t i e s . I t s n et wo r k

and ser vices.

o f wa l k- i n c e nt re s a ro u n d t h e c o u nt r y e n a b l e s e nt re p re n e u r s to a c c e s s k n ow l e d g e, f u n d i n g

To fa c i l i ta te t h e f u n d i n g p ro c e s s , A n g l o A m e r i c a n h a s

a n d s u p p o r t.

p a r t n e re d w i t h A b s a to p ro c e s s l o a n s.

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Murray and Roberts T h e M u r ra y a n d R o b e r t s K h u l a N a t h i E nte r p r i s e a n d S u p p l i e r D e ve l o p m e nt E x p e r i e n c e, i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h R a i zc o r p, i nve s t s i n ta l e nte d e nt re p re n e u r s , c re a t i n g e m p l oy m e nt a n d d e ve l o p i n g t h e i r c a p a c i t y to p a r t i c i p a te i n t h e s u p p l y c h a i n. M A N U FACT U R I N G SAB S A B ’s e nte r p r i s e s u p p l i e r s e ve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e – t h e S o u t h A f r i c a n B re w e r i e s Ac c e l e ra to r – p rov i d e s s u p p o r t to b l a c k- ow n e d b u s i n e s s e s w i s h i n g to b e c o m e p a r t o f t h e S A B s u p p l y c h a i n. T h e S A B T h r i ve F u n d s u p p o r t s ex i s t i n g b l a c k- ow n e d s u p p l i e r s w h o re q u i re c a p i ta l to g row. Massmart Massmar t is a South African - based globally

Shoprite

c o m p et i t i ve re g i o n a l m a n a g e m e nt g ro u p, i nve s te d

S h o p r i te’s H o m e m a d e P ro g ra m m e c o a c h e s

i n a p o r t fo l i o o f d i f fe re nt i a te d , c o m p l e m e nta r y,

e m e rg i n g s u p p l i e r s t h ro u g h e a c h s ta g e o f t h e i r

w h o l e s a l e a n d reta i l fo r m a t s . T h e M a s s m a r t S u p p l i e r

d e ve l o p m e nt j o u r n e y.

D eve l o p m e nt P ro g ra m m e p rov i d e s o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r s m a l l a n d m e d i u m m a n u fa c t u r i n g b u s i n e s s e s

Pick n Pay

t h a t a re p ote nt i a l s u p p l i e r s to M a s s m a r t a n d i t s

P i c k n P a y ’s s m a l l b u s i n e s s i n c u b a to r E nte r p r i s e a n d

reta i l d i v i s i o n s , i n c l u d i n g G a m e, M a k ro a n d

S u p p l i e r D e ve l o p m e nt d i v i s i o n h a s t h re e s p e c i f i c

B u i l d e r s Wa re h o u s e.

a i m s: • I n c re a s e l o c a l p ro c u re m e nt by a c c e l e ra t i n g s m a l l

Vo l ks w a g e n T h e N t i n g a P ro j e c t i s a n i n i t i a t i ve by Vo l ks wa g e n S o u t h A f r i c a ( V W S A) to i d e nt i f y a n d d e ve l o p b l a c kow n e d s u p p l i e r s w i t h i n m oto r m a n u fa c t u r i n g a n d to p rov i d e t h e m w i t h a s u p p l i e r c o nt ra c t o n c e t h e y h a ve

s u p p l i e r s i nto t h e s u p p l y c h a i n • I m p rove a n d d e ve l o p g re a t q u a l i t y a n d ra n g e o f l o c a l p ro d u c t s a t c o m p et i t i ve p r i c e s • P rov i d e s m a l l p ro d u c e r s a n a t i o n a l p l a t fo r m by i n c re a s i n g a c c e s s to n a t i o n a l a n d re g i o n a l m a r ket s .

s u c c e s s f u l l y c o m p l ete d a n 18 - m o nt h t ra i n i n g a n d m e nto r s h i p p ro g ra m m e.

E N E R GY A N D C H E M I CA L S

C h ev r o n S o u t h A f r i c a

Sasol

I n 2 016 , C h ev ro n S o u t h A f r i c a l a u n c h e d a n E nte r p r i s e

Sasol grows and sustains S M M Es by providing te chnical

a n d S u p p l i e r D e ve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e a i m e d a t

and business development suppor t through mentoring

i m p rov i n g a c c e s s to i t s va l u e c h a i n fo r b u s i n e s s e s

and coaching. In addition, they provide loan funding

t h a t a re 51% b l a c k- ow n e d a n d a re a b l e to c o nt i n u e

to qualif ying S M M E suppliers through the Sasol S iyakha

a n d s u s ta i n g row t h t h ro u g h a d d i n g va l u e w i t h i n

Enterprise and Supplier D evelopment Fund – the Sasol

C h ev ro n’s va l u e c h a i n.

S iyakha Fund.

R E TA I L

L o c a te d i n S a s o l b u rg a n d a s a re s u l t o f a p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h t h e t h e n D e p a r t m e nt o f Tra d e a n d I n d u s t r y

Wo o l w o r t h s

(d t i ), a R 5 3 - m i l l i o n S a s o l B u s i n e s s I n c u b a to r fa c i l i t y

Wo o l wo r t h s’ e nte r p r i s e s u p p l i e r d e ve l o p m e nt

w a s o p e n e d i n 2 016 to p rov i d e s ta r t u p S M E s w i t h

p ro g ra m m e p r i m a r i l y s u p p o r t s e m e rg i n g S M E s

b u s i n e s s d e ve l o p m e nt s u p p o r t, f u n d i n g s o l u t i o n s ,

i n Wo o l wo r t h s’ s u p p l y c h a i n.

i n f ra s t r u c t u re a n d o f f i c e s .

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I CT

a n d s e c to r s fo r t h e b a n k , wo r k i n g w i t h o rg a n i s a t i o n s s u c h a s Te c h n o S e r ve to p rov i d e t ra i n i n g a n d

Te l ko m

a c c e l e ra t i o n to e m e rg i n g fa r m e r s . T h ey a l s o s u p p o r t

Te l ko m’s Fu t u re M a ke r s Ente r p r i s e S u p p l i e r D eve l o p m e nt

F i nTe c h i n n ova t i o n a n d c o l l a b o ra t i o n t h ro u g h R I S E .

P ro g ra m m e wa s l a u n c h e d i n 2 015 to o f fe r su p p o r t to s t ra te g i c s ta r t u p s a n d ex i s t i n g s m a l l b u s i n e s s e s a s

I n 2 015 A b s a a n d t h e R oya l B a fo ke n g n a t i o n

we l l a s ot h e r e nt re p re n e u r i a l ve nt u re s a l i g n e d to t h e

l a u n c h e d a s u p p l i e r d e ve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e

te c h n o l o g y s e cto r a n d t h e Te l ko m va l u e c h a i n.

i n P h o ke n g , N o r t h We s t, a i m e d a t s u p p o r t i n g S M E s i n t h e p rov i n c e.

MTN T h e M T N S A F o u n d a t i o n a n d t h e D a ta c o m b

Nedbank

D eve l o p m e nt H u b ( D D H ) p ro j e c t i s p a r t o f M T N ’s

N e d b a n k o f fe r s g row i n g b l a c k- ow n e d b u s i n e s s e s

Ac c e l e ra te d B u s i n e s s D e ve l o p m e nt P ro g ra m m e t h a t

t h a t m e et s p e c i f i c c r i te r i a f l e x i b l e f i n a n c i a l s o l u t i o n s

h a s h e l p e d ove r 10 0 S M E s . D D H p rov i d e s to o l s to

c o m b i n e d w i t h s p e c i a l i s e d m e nto r s h i p p ro g ra m m e s

t h e s e l e c te d I CT S M E s t h ro u g h a 12 - m o nt h b u s i n e s s

i n b u s i n e s s s t ra te g y a s w e l l a s a n u m b e r o f re s o u rc e s:

d eve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e. T h e t ra i n i n g h e l p s t h e s e e nt re p re n e u r s a c c e s s m a r ket s , te c h n o l o g y a n d

• F l e x i b l e l e n d i n g to a c q u i re f i x e d a s s et s

s p e c i a l i s t s k i l l s t h a t w i l l h e l p g row t h e i r b u s i n e s s e s .

• C u s to m i s e d c re d i t • M e nto r s h i p a n d t ra i n i n g

F I N A N C I A L S E R V I C ES

• N et wo r k i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s

Sanlam

FNB

T h e S a n l a m E nte r p r i s e S u p p l i e r D eve l o p m e nt

Vu m e l a , a n i n n ova t i ve f u n d i n g m o d e l t h a t f i n a n c e s

P ro g ra m m e, i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h t h e A s s o c i a t i o n fo r

‘ t h e m i s s i n g m i d d l e’ i n t h e S M E s e c to r, w a s

S a v i n g s a n d I nve s t m e nt S o u t h A f r i c a (A S I S A), a i m s to

e s ta b l i s h e d i n 2 0 0 9 by F N B B u s i n e s s B a n k i n g a n d

s t i m u l a te t h e d eve l o p m e nt a n d e c o n o m i c g row t h o f

E d g e G row t h . T h e o b j e c t i ve w a s to i nve s t i n h i g h

b l a c k- ow n e d S M E s w h i c h a re a l i g n e d to t h e i r s u p p l y

g row t h s m a l l - , m e d i u m - a n d m i c ro - s i ze e nte r p r i s e s

c h a i n. T h e p ro g ra m m e o f fe r s b u s i n e s s d e ve l o p m e nt

w i t h g o o d e c o n o m i c a n d i m p a c t ret u r n s .

s u p p o r t, i nve s t m e nt s u p p o r t a n d a c c e s s to m a r ket s . Vumela was capitalise d in 2010. Within the first four Liberty

ye ars, R 9 0 - million had b e en investe d into eight high -

Liberty’s Blue Skies Enterprise and Supplier Development

grow th S M Es and a total of 4 0 0 jobs had b e en cre ate d.

Programme provides growth and expansion opportunities to high-potential SMEs in various industries by providing

T h e s e c o n d f u n d w a s l a u n c h e d i n 2 015 a f te r a

them with the financial and non-financial business

f u r t h e r i nve s t m e nt o f R10 0 - m i l l i o n f ro m F i r s t R a n d a n d

development support they need to scale up and establish

R127- m i l l i o n f ro m t h e J o b s F u n d. W i t h i n t h e f i r s t y e a r

themselves as primary service providers to Liberty.

o f l a u n c h i n g t h i s s e c o n d f u n d , R4 3 - m i l l i o n h a s b e e n c o m m i t te d to f i ve i nve s t m e nt s t h a t a re ex p e c te d to

Absa

c re a te ove r 1 8 0 0 n e w j o b s.

A b s a ’s e nte r p r i s e s u p p l i e r d e ve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e fo c u s e s o n s t i m u l a t i n g e c o n o m i c g row t h by p rov i d i n g

The first fund of its kind in South Africa, Vumela’s main goals

e m e rg i n g S M E s w i t h a c c e s s to f i n a n c e, p ro d u c t s

are to invest in and develop entrepreneurial companies in

and ser vices, as well as business oppor tunities,

order to help alleviate poverty in South Africa by creating

t h e re by e n a b l i n g t h e i r g row t h a n d d e ve l o p m e nt by

jobs and to generate a return for its beneficiaries: the

p rov i d i n g t ra i n i n g , b u s i n e s s d eve l o p m e nt s u p p o r t

Shalamuka Foundation and the FirstRand Group.

a n d a c c e s s to m a r ket s . T h i s i s o f te n d e l i ve re d t h ro u g h p a r t n e r s h i p s – fo r exa m p l e, d eve l o p i n g d i g i ta l B D S

Standard Bank

to o l s s u c h a s t h e Aw et h u V i r t u a l I n c u b a to r A p p w i t h

In 2018, Standard Bank worked with more than

t h e Aw et h u P ro j e c t. A b s a fo c u s e s o n ke y s e g m e nt s

12 0 0 0 SMEs across Africa and invested more than

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT EDITORIAL

“ACCESSING FUNDING REMAINS THE BIGGEST CONCERN AND CHALLENGENGE“

T h e a n n u a l S ta te o f   E nt re p re n e u r s h i p re s e a rc h c a r r i e d o u t by S e e d Ac a d e my   i n S o u t h A f r i c a s u r ve y e d m o re t h a n 1 0 0 0   e nt re p re n e u r s  a c ro s s t h e c o u nt y. T h e re s u l t s i n d i c a te t h a t   m o re n e e d s to b e d o n e to i m p rove t h e   e nt re p re n e u r i a l  e c o s y s te m . “ We’ve u n d e r ta ke n t h i s su r vey fo r fo u r ye a r s a n d i t i s S o u t h Af r i c a’s l a rg e s t a n d m o s t re fe re n c e d e nt re p re n e u r su r vey. We s e e s m a l l p ro g re s s i n te r m s o f b u s i n e s s su r v i va l ra te s, reve nu e i n c re a s e s a n d m o re wo m e n e nt re p re n e u r s, b u t w h a t we re a l l y n e e d i s fo r s ta ke h o l d e r s i n t h e e c o sy s te m to p u l l to g et h e r a n d m a ke m ajo r t raj e cto r y c h a n g e s t h a t su p p o r t a l l e nt re p re n e u r s, f ro m s e e d t h ro u g h to sc a l e - u p s ta g e s. We s t i l l d o n’ t h a ve t h e b a s i c s

R30 - million to grow and develop small enterprises,

r i g ht: e a r l y - s ta g e f u n d i n g a n d h i g h - i m p a ct b u s i n e s s

providing them with help to access finance, tap into

su p p o r t t h ro u g h o u t t h e e nt re p re n e u r i a l jo u r n ey.”

new markets and value chains, and access business development suppor t. The 2018 My Fearless Nex t

O n a ve ra g e, S o u t h Af r i c a n e nt re p re n e u r s a re

campaign facilitated the leap from par t-time to full -

e m p l oy i n g b et we e n t wo a n d fo u r p e o p l e b u t

time entrepreneurship. In the same year Standard Bank

t h e e c o sy s te m re m a i n s d i f f i c u l t to n a v i g a te, w i t h

contributed to the broadening of economic oppor tunit y

s eve ra l e nt re p re n e u r s re p o r t i n g t h a t t h ey d o n’ t k n ow

and job creation through black economic empowerment

h ow to a c c e s s a va i l a b l e su p p o r t. Key c h a l l e n g e s

deals in the transport and mining sectors.

fo r e nt re p re n e u r s i n c l u d e: i n a b i l i t y to ra i s e f u n d s, f i n d i n g c u s to m e r s, we a r i n g to o m a ny h a t s fo l l owe d

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

by l a c k o f g u i d a n c e, s l ow s a l e s, c u s to m e r s p a y i n g l a te a n d u n p re d i cta b i l i t y o f b u s i n e s s c o n d i t i o n s.

Sun International T h e S u n I nte r n a t i o n a l Ente r p r i s e S u p p l i e r D eve l o p m e nt

Typical entrepreneurs in South Africa are mostly

P ro g ra m m e fo c u s e s o n b l a c k- ow n e d S M M Es w i t h i n

e ducate d; have prior work experience; var y

t h e i r to u r i s m su p p l y c h a i n, f ro m fo o d a n d b eve ra g e s,

in ag e (not just young pe ople) and are driven

c a s i n o a n d g a m i n g to l o g i s t i c s a n d m a r ket i n g.

to entrepreneurship through seizing oppor tunities rather than through ne cessit y. The numb er of women

Ts o g o S u n

entrepreneurs continu es to grow slowly, and currently

A s p a r t o f i t s e f fo r t s to u p l i f t a n d s u p p o r t b u s i n e s s e s

the oppor tunities available are mostly for men and

i n a l l i n d u s t r i e s w i t h i n to u r i s m a n d h o s p i ta l i t y, Ts o g o

youth - owne d businesses.

S u n h o s t s a n a n n u a l s u p p l i e r s h ow c a s e, o f fe r i n g s u p p l i e r s a n o p p o r t u n i t y to s h ow c a s e t h e i r p ro d u c t s

T h e n u m b e r o f fo r- p ro f i t s o c i a l e nte r p r i s e s h a s

a n d s e r v i c e s n a t i o n w i d e.

i n c re a s e d by 10 % s i n c e 2 017, d e m o n s t ra t i n g t h a t b u s i n e s s e s w h i c h a d d re s s s o c i a l a n d c o m m u n i t y

TRANSPORT

i s s u e s a re o n t h e r i s e.

Imperial Enterprise

O f t h e b u s i n e s s e s t h a t a re p o s t reve n u e, o n l y

I m p e r i a l l a u n c h e d t h e i r S i n a w e P ro g ra m m e to g et h e r

5% h a ve a t u r n ove r o f g re a te r t h a n R 5 - m i l l i o n.>>

w i t h t h e Aw et h u P ro j e c t. T h e p a r t n e r s h i p re s u l te d

Shockingly, 22% of entrepreneurs have revenue of

i n t h e c re a t i o n o f a n E nte r p r i s e a n d S u p p l i e r

less than R10 0 0 0 per year and the majorit y of post-

D eve l o p m e nt F u n d t h a t e n s u re d s u p p l i e r s w i t h i n t h e

revenue entrepreneurs (26%) have revenue bet ween

I m p e r i a l va l u e c h a i n

R50 0 0 0 and R10 0 0 0 0 per year. >>

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Donna Rachelson, CEO of Seed Academy gives her comments on the role and importance of ESD.

The risk appetite for funding early - stage and perceived ‘risk y’ entrepreneurs is low.

Enterprise and supplier development programmes

Recommendations

For the first time, the research in the sur vey considered

Funders need to play a far more active role in educating

ESD programmes. A game changer is having a mentor

entrepreneurs about their processes and put in place

aligned to the entrepreneur’s business – this is a

inter ventions that assist entrepreneurs to become

key success factor. Few entrepreneurs have mentors

‘ funding ready’. They should also be allocating risk-

through their ESD programmes yet over whelmingly

based funding to early- stage entrepreneurs together

believe that the mentors added significant value to

with appropriate business development suppor t.

their businesses. The ESD sector as a whole needs a refresh. These Funding

inter ventions need to be tailor- made, with appropriate

Accessing funding remains the biggest concern and

mentorship and a core focus on business and grow th

challenge. Entrepreneurs are largely self- funding and

strategy. The industr y may need a framework to ensure

are not applying for funding because they don’ t know

qualit y of programmes. Fur ther, we need a culture

where or how. While 73% of entrepreneurs require funds

where it is okay to fail and grow at a steady rate without

to grow their business, 28% require less than

pressure of key metrics such as revenue grow th and job

R10 0 0 0 and 30% needed less than R50 0 0 0.

creation over unrealistic time frames. Rather, proactively identif y entrepreneurial 

Key s t o s u c c e s s f o r e n t r e p r e n e u r s :

oppor tunities for massive job creation and

• S t ro n g p e r s o n a l n et wo r ks

developing innovative inter ventions to identif y the

• P ro p e r b u s i n e s s p l a n n i n g

‘right ’ entrepreneurs with teams to actively drive

• Ac c e s s to b u s i n e s s s u p p o r t s e r v i c e s

these. The industr y should collaborate to focus on

• T h e a b i l i t y to p re s e nt fo r n e w m a r ket

successful entrepreneurs who can create massive

opportunities

employment rather than focusing on many qualif ying

• B u s i n e s s fo c u s

small enterprises and exempted micro enterprises.

B u s i n e s s fo c u s i s c r u c i a l b u t 47% o f b u s i n e s s e s

In addition to this, we ne e d to “align the suppor t

a re e n g a g e d i n b u s i n e s s - to - b u s i n e s s, b u s i n e s s -

provide d by government and other role - players

to - c o n su m e r a n d b u s i n e s s - to - g ove r n m e nt

as the current e cosystem is disjointe d, with ver y

i n i t i a t i ve s a l l a t t h e s a m e t i m e – m a k i n g m a r ket

lit tle cooperation and coordination. This results

fo c u s d i f f i c u l t.

in misalignment to the se ctors that are highlighte d in key e conomic policy documents.”

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MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS ADVERTORIAL

MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS

FUELLING TRANSFORMATION Masana Petroleum Solutions is a black-owned and -managed marketer and supplier of petroleum products in various business-to-business sectors of the economy.

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WE ARE STARS SAFETY – We strive to operate without incidents and act swiftly if they occur

SAFETY

TEAMWORK

TEAMWORK – We drive cooperative and collective efforts to delight our customers ACHIEVEMENT – We deliver through our diverse, competent and talented

SERVICE EXCELLENCE

ACHIEVEMENT

people RESPECT – We act with consideration towards one another and our customers

RESPECT

SERVICE EXCELLENCE – We strive to exceed customer expectations

S i n c e o u r e s ta b l i s h m e nt 14 ye a r s a g o, M a s a n a h a s

c u l t u re. T h e p o l i c i e s a re n ot o n l y u s e d to d r i ve t h e

c o n s i s te nt l y m et a n d exc e e d e d o u r c u s to m e r s’

va r i o u s i n i t i a t i ve s r u n by M a s a n a, b u t a l so a s a

ex p e cta t i o n s. O u r p r i m a r y fo c u s l i e s i n t h e c o m m e rc i a l

g u i d e l i n e to a l i g n t h e s e p ro g ra m m e s w i t h key b u s i n e s s

ro a d t ra n s p o r t, m i n i n g a n d a g r i c u l t u ra l s e cto r s,

s t ra te g i e s. O u r so c i a l re s p o n s i b i l i t y p roj e ct s p ro m ote

a n d we h a ve e s ta b l i s h e d s i g n i f i c a nt re l a t i o n s h i p s

e m p l oye e e n g a g e m e nt a s we l l a s c o l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h

a c ro s s t h e s e i n d u s t r i e s w h i l e b u i l d i n g a re p u ta t i o n fo r

c u s to m e r s a n d s ta ke h o l d e r s to b e n e f i t p a r t i c u l a r

d e l i ve r i n g q u a l i t y p ro d u ct s a n d s e r v i c e exc e l l e n c e.

S o u t h Af r i c a n c o m m u n i t i e s.

W i t h m o re t h a n 5 8% b l a c k ow n e r s h i p a n d 27% b l a c k-

B ro a d l y, o u r p ro g ra m m e s a i m to c o nt r i b u te to

fe m a l e ow n e r s h i p, we u n d e r s ta n d t h e i m p o r ta n c e o f

e c o n o m i c g row t h, e m p l oy m e nt c re a t i o n a n d s k i l l s

e m p owe r m e nt i n u p l i f t i n g t h e n a t i o n a n d e f fe ct i n g

to e n a b l e t h e s e e nte r p r i s e s to su p p l y u s a n d o u r

su s ta i n a b l e e c o n o m i c t ra n s fo r m a t i o n. I n l i n e w i t h

c u s to m e r s w i t h h i g h - q u a l i t y a n d c o m p et i t i ve l y p r i c e d

t h i s, o u r e nte r p r i s e a n d su p p l i e r d eve l o p m e nt (ES D)

p ro d u ct s a n d s e r v i c e s.

p ro g ra m m e g o e s b eyo n d t h e b ox- t i c k i n g m i n d s et a n d a i m s to m a ke a p o s i t i ve, su s ta i n a b l e d i f fe re n c e.

B y a d va n c i n g t h e s e e nte r p r i s e s, we u l t i m a te l y a i m to i m p rove t h e q u a l i t y a n d c o s t - e f fe ct i ve n e s s o f

Eve r y c o m p o n e nt o f o u r ES D p ro g ra m m e i s a i m e d

t h e p ro d u ct s a n d s e r v i c e s we o f fe r to o u r c l i e nt s,

a t re f l e ct i n g t h e c o m p a ny ’s va l u e s a n d c o r p o ra te

i m p rov i n g o u r e f f i c i e n cy a t t h e s a m e t i m e.

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MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS ADVERTORIAL

C S I I N I T I AT I V E S OUR PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS O u r c o r p o ra te so c i a l i nve s t m e nt (C S I) i n i t i a t i ve s su p p o r t o u r e f fo r t s o f b e n e f i t t i n g S o u t h Af r i c a n c o m m u n i t i e s a n d m a k i n g a p o s i t i ve,

• D iesel: We offer 50ppm diesel

su s ta i n a b l e d i f fe re n c e.

for industrial applications and mobility by South Africa’s largest

Far more than providing financial suppor t for causes, the initiatives Masana suppor ts are reflective of our conviction to create oppor tunities, assist the vulnerable and grow the nation through education.

manufacturing, mining, power and transport companies. • A dditised petrol: Developed

S o m e o f t h e key fo c u s a re a s fo r o u r va r i o u s C S I p roj e ct s a re h e a l t h c a re

by BP, this advanced high-

su p p o r t a n d H I V/A i d s p ro g ra m m e s; e d u c a t i o n; d eve l o p m e nt

performance fuel has proven

p ro g ra m m e s fo r yo u n g , fe m a l e a n d d i s a b l e d p e r so n s; r u ra l c o m m u n i t y

benefits for cars, i.e. cleaner

d eve l o p m e nt; a n d e nv i ro n m e nta l c o n s e r va t i o n a wa re n e s s a n d wa s te

engines and fuel economy,

m a n a g e m e nt p ro g ra m m e s.

among other attributes. • I lluminating paraffin: Mainly

All of this speaks to our belief in “ fuelling excellence”, providing customers

used in domestic applications,

with the best products and ser vices in a highly competitive market while

illuminating paraffin (IP) also

creating oppor tunities for the communities in which we operate.

has uses in the industrial arena, often as a solvent in the manufacturing of products like paint and polish. • H eavy furnace oil: Derived from crude refining, heavy furnace fuel is a heavy black residual fuel that can be burnt in furnaces and boilers to generate heat. • Castrol mining lubricants: We distribute high-performance, cost-saving lubricants in the mining industry; for example, engine, transmission and hydraulics oils.

WHO WE HAVE SUPPORTED

• B itumen: Our bitumen

• Mangwato Primar y School • Voorspoed Mine • Nelly Kgaka Pre - primar y • Emathonsini Old Age Home • Nelson Mandela International Day • Designer Tours • Ngwanangwato Secondar y School

comes in a variety of grades (35/50, 50/70, 70/100), with specifications varying to meet clients’ particular needs based on a series of physical tests that define safety, solubility, physical properties and durability of the product. • BP FleetMove: A cashless and paperless fleet management system that provides real-time information of your fleet’s fuel usage.

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A D V E R T O R I A L I N V I N C I B L E VA LV E S

INVINCIBLE VALVES

PAYING IT FORWARD Invincible Valves has a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) strategy that has been formulated for maximum impact through education and skills development. These projects have a strong developmental approach and utilise company resources to benefit and uplift communities within South Africa. This is the heart of Invincible Valves and its Team.

Education over a broad spectrum is

sessions, and for every staff member

our focus for the majority of

we train, we invite and host at least one

our CSI projects. We encourage

community member to go through the

and support early childhood

same training. This way we are equipping

development, sports development,

people with skills and creating interest in

orphaned and vulnerable children,

different fields.

youth skills development and healthcare education.

We partner with a local artisan school as well. For every Invincible Valves

Over the years we have partnered with the

staff member who goes through

S.A.M.E. Foundation where we are actively

the course, we offer the same to a

involved in supporting schools’ upliftment

community member.

programmess and the education facilities

The Invincible Valves team assisting in the painting of the farm school where we also donated a huge amount of sporting equipment and continue to partner with the school for further improvements to their facilities.

in Southern Africa, often with very little to

We encourage people to follow through

no additional resources. These projects

and seek employment as apprentices

have a huge impact for the scholars,

and complete their trade. This gives them

OUR OFFICES

educators and the wider community.

a new skill, tradesman potential and later

Invincible Valves

We aim to create a safe, well-equipped

business opportunities which may result

Tel: +27 11 822 1777

learning space for students that

in the next step of supplier development.

Fax: +27 11 822 3666

are committed to completing

Through a mentoring programme we

A: 33 Shaft Rd, Knites, Germiston

their education.

are able to assist our community with

Email: enquiries@invalve.co.za

entrepreneurship, business Every year we select a number of non-

and personal development. We currently

profit organisations which receives a

have three mentees

cash donation from us on a monthly

in the programme, where knowledge

basis. This is our way of creating

transfer takes place, goals are set and

consistent cashflow which in turn gives

business plans are implemented.

Web: www,invalve.co.za

these organisations the comfort of being able to budget for their needs.

We are proud to be involved with these initiatives. We track the ongoing

We have an in-house training facility

impact and strive to generate more

which is used for educating our own staff

opportunities as we lead the way to

as well as those from our community.

being good corporate citizens of

We enjoy hosting professional training

South Africa.

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Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd was established in 1982 and since has grown to a medium sized enterprise located in Knights, Germiston Invincible Valves prides itself on service excellent and flexibility by striving to enhance our customer’s bottom line. Our 6,500m² facility in Knights is made up of 4,500m² under roof being our stores and workshop. The facility is fully equipped to offer a one-stop resource for valves and ancillary equipment which we transport globally. As an approved BBBEE Level 2 supplier to all major industries within South Africa, we maintain expertise and experience across a broad spectrum of industries and applications with a wide range of products. We offer a comprehensive range of local and imported valves and accessories for the mining, petro-chemical, power generation, water, sewerage and general industries. We have agents in all major centres around the country and service all four corners of the globe. We offer an in-house rubber lining service for valves, pipes, fittings and vessels which is utilized by many of the country’s major valve manufacturers. In addition we offer complete service, repair and valve reconditioning services for all types of valves. Our Core Values: We believe in treating our customers with respect. We grow through creativity, invention and innovation. We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning. Our Mission Statement: Build long term relationships with our customers and clients, to provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology. Our Purpose: To be a leader in the Valve Industry by providing enhanced services, customer service and profitability. Our Vision: To provide a quality service that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers. Invincible Valves is a proud supplier of quality valve products and ancillary equipment backed by service excellence around the globe. It is the combination of these values that allows us to form lasting business relationships.

Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd

If it's not INVAL®, it's not Invincible 33 Shaft Road, Knights, Germiston TEL: +27 (0) 11 822 1777 | FAX: +27 (0) 11 822 3666 EMAIL: enquiries@invalve.co.za | WEB: www.invalve.co.za 1 9 TH E D I T I O N

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PROFILE

I N V I N C I B L E VA LV E S

INVINCIBLE VALVES PAMELA DU PLESSIS MANAGING DIRECTOR

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Pamela du Plessis DIRECTOR: Michael Gomes PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 33 Shaft Road, Knights, Germiston, 1406 TELEPHONE: 011 822 1777/011 027 1831 EMAIL: enquiries@invalve.co.za

Invincible Valves is a proud supplier of

country’s major valve manufacturers.

quality valve products and ancillary

In addition we offer complete service,

equipment, backed by service

repair and valve reconditioning services

excellence around the globe.

for all types of valves.

The company was established in 1982 and has grown to a medium-sized

COMPANY MISSION

enterprise located in Knights, Germiston. Invincible Valves prides itself on service

To provide a quality service that

excellence and flexibility by striving to

exceeds the expectations of everyone

enhance our customers’ bottom line.

of our esteemed customers.

Our facility is fully equipped to offer

COMPANY CORE VALUES

a one-stop resource for valves and EMPOWERMENT STATUS

ancillary equipment which we transport

We believe in treating our customers

globally.

with respect. We grow through creativity, invention and innovation. We

BEE SCORECARD

As an approved supplier to all major

integrate honesty, integrity and business

Overall BEE Status: Level 4

industries within South Africa, we

ethics into all aspects of our business

maintain expertise and experience

functioning.

Procurement Level: 100%

across a broad spectrum of industries and applications with a wide range of

BROAD-BASED BEE WEIGHING POINTS LEVEL IN RESPECT OF:

products. We offer a fully comprehensive range

Black Ownership: 26%

of local and imported valves and

Black Women Ownership: 13.26%

accessories for the mining, petro-

Ownership: 23%

chemical, power generation, water,

Preferential Procurement: 18:47%

sewerage and general industries.

Enterprise Development: 10.66% Skills Development: 6.23%

We have agents in all major centres

Rating date: 20/04/2017

corners of the globe.

Verified by: Moore Stephens

around the country and service all four

We offer an in-house rubber lining service for valves, pipes, fittings and vessels, which is utilised by many of the

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OUR OFFICES Invincible Valves Tel: +27 11 822 1777 Fax: +27 11 822 3666 A: 33 Shaft Rd, Knites, Germiston Email: enquiries@invalve.co.za Web: www,invalve.co.za

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About the company Dyrex is a mining construction company situated in Kriel, Mpumalanga.

Our Vision To be the Number 1 company renowned for the provision of qualit y ser vice, value and excellence to all our clients.

Our Mission To be excellent, professional, compliant and reliable at all times.

Our Values Integrit y Transparency Empowering Ser vice Deliver y

Services Our ser vices are delivered by a team with years of experience that are passionate about developing each project they work on.

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DYREX PROFILE

What we do Concrete work Stone - dust barriers and sampling

We install • Underground and overland conveyor structures • Slings • Cable Anchors

Reclaiming of: • Air crossings • Underground stores • Underground cables • Underground belt structure

Building of:

COMPANY INFORMATION

• Ventilation walls • Structures underground

DIRECTOR:

• Mat packs

MISS NOMVUYO KETISO

• Conveyor belt structures • Brat tice t ype walls underground

REGISTERED NAME:

Drilling and blasting of dykes

DYREX PTY LTD

Sealing of boreholes

2007/025396/07

COMPANY REGISTRATION: VAT NUMBER: 4560249445

Roof support : • Installation of cable anchors

BEE SCORECARD:

• Oslo straps

LEVEL 2 B-BBEE CONTRIBUTOR

• Roof bolts CONTACT

Service hire:

Email: nomvuyoketiso@yahoo.com

• Miners • Ar tisans

Cell: 076 872 8081

• General labourers

Office:017 648 2323

• Aides

Fax number: 086 464 9029

Sweeping of travelling ways

Sanifa Zunguza

Conveyor belt cleaning and operating

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SCORING BIG ON TRANSFORMATION By Elske Jouber t

To p 10 B - B B EE s t ra te g i e s to i m p rove you r ra t i n g The Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment (B - BBEE) strategy was published in 2003 as a precursor to the B - BBEE Act 53 of 2003 with the aim of advancing economic transformation in South Africa. B - BBEE aims to ensure that South African citizens who were previously excluded can now have meaningful participation in the country’s economy. In line with this, a major objective of the programme is the creation of capacity at all levels through employment equity, socio - economic development, preferential procurement, and skills and enterprise development. Former Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe echoed this sentiment at the Black Business Quarterly Awards: “Transformation is well recognised as a change management strategy, which aligns people, processes and technology initiatives – irrespective of the industry – in order to survive and evolve in a business environment. Changing the structure of the South African economy will result in it being more inclusive and sustainable, with opportunities for all, integrated value chains and less barriers to entry. In South Africa, the transformation agenda is critical in all our endeavours and decisions.” PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE B - BBEE CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE The then Department of Trade and Industry (dti) proposed a number of amendments in 2018, including the following: YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Youth Employment Service (YES) companies are entitled to increase by one or two B - BBEE recognition levels, says Erika Holmes, partner and head of B - BBEE at Shepstone.

“To move up one B - BBEE level, the YES company must meet the target and achieve 2.5% absorption rate. To move up two B - BBEE levels, the YES company must meet double the target and achieve a 5% absorption

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TO Q UA L I F Y, T H E S E E N T I T I E S M U S T M e et t h e 4 0 % su b - m i n i m u m s fo r e a c h p r i o r i t y e l e m e n t o r, i f a g e n e r i c c o m p a ny, m e et a n

a ve ra g e o f 5 0 % a c ro s s t h e t h re e p r i o r i t y

e l e m e nt s o r, i n t h e c a s e o f Q S Es, a n a ve ra g e

o f 4 0 % i n t wo o f t h e p r i o r i t y e l e m e nt s,

i n c l u d i n g ow n e r s h i p

I m p r ove i t s B - B B EE sc o re e a c h ye a r S c o re f u l l p o i n t s o n t h e s k i l l s d eve l o p m e n t s c o r e c a r d (i f a g e n e r i c c o m p a ny) G i ve 12- m o nt h f u l l - t i m e e m p l oy m e nt c o n t r a c t s t o b l a c k yo u t h (18 – 3 5 ye a r s) a s d ete r m i n e d by t h e h i g h e r o f:

• 1.5% o f t h e l a s t ye a r ’s h e a d c o u nt • 1.5% o f a ve ra g e n et p ro f i t a f te r ta x i n p a s t t h re e ye a r s c o nve r te d to h e a d c o u nt by d i v i d i n g by R 5 5 0 0 0 • A ta rg et s et i n a ta b l e b a s e d o n a n nu a l reve nu e o r h e a d c o u nt

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S C O R I N G B I G O N T R A N S F O R M AT I O N E D I T O R I A L

“Changing the structure of the South African economy will result in it being more inclusive and more sustainable, with opportunities for all”

EXPERT INSIGHTS “A Level 1 B-BBEE accreditation has a positive impact as it supports governmental initiatives for transformation. Economically, it allows companies to improve their business development, client relationships as well as brand awareness, which ultimately leads to companies being positive contributors to the economy.” – Joe Ndala, MD of AECOM South Africa “B-BBEE is more than just getting the best possible level by ticking off compliance checkboxes to avoid penalties and secure contracts. It’s really about meaningful transformation and providing an opportunity for companies to

rate,” Holmes concludes. The table below outlines the numerous levels of B - BBEE recognition achievable through the YES initiative, provided the preconditions are met.

play a greater role in the overall development of South Africa.” – Renai Moothilal, Executive Director of NAACAM

B - BBEE RECOGNITION “Building a globally competitive

Ac h i eve Y ES Ta rg et a n d 2.5% a b so r pt i o n

M ove 1 B - B B EE re c o g n i t i o n l eve l u p o n t h e sc o re c a rd

A rc h i ve 1.5 x Y ES ta rg et a n d 5% a b so r pt i o n

M ove 1 B - B B EE re c o g n i t i o n l eve l u p o n t h e sc o re c a rd + 3 b o nu s p o i nt s to t h e ove ra l l sc o re c a rd

D o u b l e Y ES ta rg et a n d 5% a b so r pt i o n

M ove 2 B - B B EE re c o g n i t i o n l eve l s u p o n t h e sc o re c a rd

South Africa requires business leaders and managers to move beyond the current guilt-tax approach to B-BBEE and reconnect with the spirit and intention of the codes of good practice.” – Luvuyo Madasa, Executive Director of ReimagineSA “Real economic transformation

Note: Information retrieved from www.thedti.gov.za

will result in the visible and tangible AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION FOR LARGE BLACK- OWNED COMPANIES Automatic recognition levels will be given to 51% and 100% black- owned large entities with annual turnovers of more than R50 -million, the same as has been given to Exempted Micro Enterprises (EMEs) and Qualifying Smaller Enterprises (QSEs). This means that if a company is 51% blacWk-owned, it will qualify for a Level 2 BEE status. If the company is 100% black-owned, it will qualify for Level 1 = BEE status.

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inclusion of black people in the mainstream economy across all sectors. That, in turn, will mean greater economic growth that will benefit all South Africans.” – Zodwa Ntuli, head of the B-BBEE Commission

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TOP 10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR B-BBEE RATING Deon Oberholzer, Group CEO of the Gestalt Group, gives tips to improve your company’s rating.

1. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IS ABOUT LEVERAGED TRAINING AND BUILDING A SCORECARD Spending approximately 15% of your total skills budget on short courses would give only about one point for the skills development element. On the other hand, a well-planned strategy working with leveraged programmes and Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) funding that requires a 15% net contribution could result in more than 90% of the points, if not all of them. A proper strategy would include a focus on people with disabilities and programmes that allow for salary inclusion as well as maximise tax breaks, subsidies and SETA funding. Yet, many companies get this wrong and do not optimise their training. Even if companies can afford the full 6% of skills development of black staff, with optimisation there would be enough budget left to train all staff.

2. B-BBEE SCORECARD AND BUSINESS BENEFITS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE Too many companies still regard B-BBEE as some form of poorly conceptualised tax. There is a moral wake-up call here in that if we do not all do our part to make the country work, we may not have an economy left. The B-BBEE Codes provide structure regarding how businesses can contribute. Most companies in the business-to-business sector have some level of pressure from their clients to present a good scorecard. We have found that if you really look at it, the business benefit of a good scorecard vastly exceeds the risk and downside related to ignoring B-BBEE. This pressure will continue to increase, but with some honest assessment, the return on investment could actually be quite high – especially if you align your B-BBEE strategy with your business strategy.

3. KNOW WHAT YOU NEED FROM YOUR B-BBEE PARTNER

In South Africa, we have the reality of a changing landscape. If you are clear on what you need from the partner, the next step is to check that it is realistic. If not, change your expectations. If it is, make sure that it is properly set out in a contract. Too many B-BBEE partnerships fail because there is a lack of agreement and common understanding of the value of the B-BBEE partner.

4. DO AT LEAST THE MINIMUM IN TERMS OF OWNERSHIP If you really don’t want to do a B-BBEE ownership transaction, at least do the minimum. Typically, this is 10.1%. This can add between 14 and 16 points, and save you from dropping a level. For example, if you are stuck at 56 points and are categorised at Level 7 which will drop to Level 8 without B-BBEE ownership, it means you could have been a Level 4 with a properly structured 10% BEE ownership transaction. Properly structured full ownership at 25% would immediately raise the score to a Level 3.

5. PRICE YOUR B-BBEE OWNERSHIP DEALS RIGHT Many B-BBEE transactions are priced at full realisable value to a willing buyer. It is a far more sound strategy to price a B-BBEE transaction on the same principles you would an agreement with a senior manager or new business partner. As a result, the principle would be based on mutual future benefit and not as if you sell to retire. Rather structure the deal for growth and expansion and plan to exit the business together at a later stage. Under no circumstances should you feel pressurised to “give your shares away”, but if the new investor cannot finance the deal from the deal itself, it is probably doomed to failure. A lower and more realistic business value that secures profitable business growth and tempers risk will increase the likelihood of finding a partner that can help grow the business.

6. REACT QUICKLY WHEN YOU GET YOUR SCORECARD FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR

What does a business really need from a B-BBEE partner? Is it just a competitive scorecard or meeting the minimum requirements of a tender? In many instances the answers are more subtle.

The scorecard is often filed and not reviewed until weeks before the end of the next financial year. This is a big mistake. On receipt of the certificate and scorecard from the verification agency, immediately complete a corrective and a strategy review.

Most businesses would benefit from a more diverse strategic perspective. Many companies that have grown and evolved from small beginnings had to make place for more shareholder and investors.

Make sure you understand every single point you missed. Then consider whether you could still do something to improve the existing scorecard and develop a strategy for the next cycle.

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If it is inevitable that a belligerent supplier has to be replaced, leaving it until late in the financial year will have limited scorecard benefits as there will simply not be sufficient procurement from a new and more compliant supplier. You may want to identify junior staff with potential or recruit to meet your needs, but getting recruitment wrong can be detrimental for a business. Start early and leave yourself time to optimise.

7. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT With proper advice and a sound strate gy, B - B B EE compliance can b e much simpler than expe cte d. For example, the codes allow for properly structure d loans to b e re cognise d for enterprise and supplier development. Ask yourself whether you would rather loan R20 0 0 0 0 to a qualif ying b eneficiar y that will help transform and improve your valu e chain or give R14 0 0 0 0 ever y ye ar for the nex t five ye ars to some scheme with a fancy brochure?

8. HAVE A LEVEL 1 PLAN Even if the business le adership has set tle d on a strate gy to achieve a B - B B EE Level 5 or even a Level 8, it is imperative to have a plan to re ach Level 1. Many companies see this as an impossible task and deem it to be financially ruining. It ’s only when each possible point in the scorecard is mapped to the advantage of the business and costed ef fectively that the real cost benefit of B - BBEE can be derived. Level 1 may still be too expensive to pursue, but the most expensive points can be dropped for a sound Level 3 strategy, for example.

9. USE THE CORRECT RESOURCES FOR EVERY STAGE OF THE PROCESS During the first half of the year, review, reset and plan properly. During the second half, implement the plan and check the implementation at the last minute when the profit projections are clear. Then, after year-end, make sure the documentation is correct and up to date before you engage with a verification agency. You cannot delegate the entire project to one person or department. We often find that leadership delegates B-BBEE too far down the chain of command from the key decisionmakers and the plans are neither optimised nor properly funded. Each of the three pillars needs a different core team for B-BBEE transformation:

a) P  roper planning and budget approval require top management This is critical as it sets the scene for the year and frames many of the operational decisions, such as who to appoint and where to acquire products and services. A plan that has not been properly approved by the right decision-makers will fail. b) Effective implementation requires line management Line managers are often the lifeblood of a B-BBEE strategy. If they do not support it, they can kill or at least maim it. Their buy-in and clear role in implementation is critical for success. c) Preparation for verification requires a strong admin team This is not an afterthought but rather an ongoing process of collecting B-BBEE certificates, collating training documentation and keeping everything in the file. Without this, the verification will fail and points may be lost.

10. TAKE THE PAPERWORK SERIOUSLY Even if the paperwork part of the project is delegated to an admin person or team, they need strong support and a clear mandate to build the file during the year. Too many companies have seen their scorecard crash and burn on impossible deadlines and poor paperwork.

BONUS STRATEGY: CONSIDER YES CAREFULLY The recently launched YES initiative can be a great way for companies to improve their scorecard by one or two levels. It is, however, important to compare the cost and benefit as opposed those involved with improving your BEE strategy. YES should be neither a first choice nor a strategy of last resort. It should be viewed as a useful alternative and should be compared to the rest of the Level 1 plan. If the costing and the interest of your business is best served with the YES programme, it should be used. However, if it is more expensive than the Level 1 plan you already have, it may not be the best option. Sources www.econoserv.co.za www.businesstech.co.za www.dti.gov.za www.economic.gov.za

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ADVERTORIAL AET AFRICA

AET AFRICA INNOVATING SUSTAINABILITY

THE HOT NEW PRODUCT PIONEERING GREEN TECH IN AFRIC A Reducing Africa’s carbon footprint has surfaced as one of the major goals for business and government leaders to achieve by 2030. This is largely evident in commitments made by numerous African countries, including South Africa, in the form of National Determined Contributions (NDC) submissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement combating climate change.

sent to market,” says Sandiswa Qayi, Managing Director of AET AFRICA. Hotspot is a geyser sleeve that can be fitted to the spiral element on horizontal and vertical geysers. It heats up the geyser in approximately 30 minutes and produces 50 litres of hot water, allowing consumers to heat the volume of water they need instead of heating a full tank, reducing energy consumption by 27% per month.

For radical change to occur, sustainability needs to become a way of life. NDCs made by government need to trickle down into the fabric of how businesses and society function. AET AFRICA is one such company advocating for a greener lifestyle on the continent. The high cost of electricity coupled with high volumes of energy consumption have prompted AET AFRICA to create a product to address these issues.

“There is a huge amount of competition when it comes to geyser systems, which is why we didn’t want to create a completely new geyser or element,” says Qayi. “Hotspot compliments products that are already on the market. It saves people money as they don’t need to buy a new geyser system, which is why Hotspot has a return-on-investment period of only four months.

“Hotspot is the first of our products that have been commercialised and

“Another great feature of the Hotspot is that it can be installed as a DIY project

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for anyone who owns a geyser,” adds Qayi. Although the product is easy to install and operate, it is recommended that it be fitted by trained professionals to ensure it complies with geyser installation standards and safety procedures. This fits in with the company’s focus on skills development and skills transfer to promote economic development through supplier and enterprise development in the AET value chain. “AET AFRICA is launching a workshop and forming strategic partnerships with plumbers’ associations and institutions of higher learning to empower local people, mainly youth and women,” says Qayi. “This also serves as a way to promote inclusivity of local citizens through innovation, science and engineering.” AET AFRICA hopes that developing skills to further sustainable living will benefit the continent as a whole, contributing to the vision of greener Africa by 2030.

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AET AFRICA PROFILE

AET AFRICA: POWERING INTO THE FUTURE Backed by more than 20 cumulative years of experience in manufacturing, the AET AFRICA trio has pulled out all the stops, which have led to the development of various renewable and energy efficiency products targeting the commercial and residential sectors. Besides their cumulative manufacturing experience, the trio also has expertise and experience in innovation and research of new products, business management, project management, economic development, business development, marketing, and skills development. Since 2012, AET AFRICA has been able to conduct research, paying particular attention to how to conserve, reuse and improve water heating mechanisms that consider the African climate and socio-economic environment. On testing imported plate heat exchangers, which revealed cost implications and nondurability, the company resorted to designing innovative and inventive prototypes that would reuse the wasted heat, providing accessibe and affordable hot water to ordinary South Africans and further pasteurise the water. After successfully producing prototypes, AET also identified a water heating solution to retrofit all electric geysers with Hopspot in order to respond to rising electricity costs and increasing demand for energy without replacing the conventional geysers. Vision An Eastern Cape-based manufacturer and supplier of choice of high quality energy efficiency products and clean technology products using dip moulding process, woven and non-woven textiles in South Africa and internationally. Mission An Eastern Cape-based manufacturer and supplier of high quality, innovative, relevant and uniquely designed energy efficiency; clean technology products and manufacturing components using dip moulding process, woven and nonwoven textiles customised for South Africa and international markets through strategic partners and network of agents. Services ● Heat Raider: waste heat harvesting ● Hotspot (efficiency of a regular geyser) ● Heat and energy regulator lever (on solar geysers) ● Clean and green energy solutions such as filter bags ● Clean energy components manufacturer

M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R Managing Director: Sandiswa Qayi Directors: Michael Romer, Tamsanqa Gxowa FAST FACTS ● Black economic empowerment level – shareholding (%): 80% black-owned and 55% women- and youth-owned startup company ● Level 2 BEE company

CONTACT DETAILS Physical Address: 3-33 Phillip Frame Road, Waverly Office Park, Chiselhurst East London 5200

Achievements ● 2017 Young Women in Energy Award from the Department of Energy ● 2017 Enviropedia Ecological awards “Gold winner for energy efficiency” for Hotspot product ● Global Cleantech Innovation Programme 2016 winner awarded “Most Promising Youth-Led Business” by Minister Naledi Pandor for Hotspot project ● Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards 2016 “Special Innovation” winner awarded by MEC Somyo for both Heat Raider and Hotspot ● 2019 Neighbourhood 4.0 Off-The-Wall Technology Showcase pitch of the day, hosted by the CSIR ● 2019 BBQ awards: The Innovation Hub new and innovative business award

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SANDISWA QAYI

Postal Address: PO Box 783 Stutterheim 4930 Phone: 043 721 3296 Email: info@aetafrica.co.za

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YOURSELF MANAGEMENT

LEADERS IN THE AFRICAN MARKET Yourself Management is a through-the-line marketing agency specialising in the African market. Formed in 2004, the agency is 100% black-owned with a Level 1 B-BBEE score. We offer an integrated approach, where we use below-the-line, above-the-line and digital marketing methods to reach a wide customer base and acquire market share within the African market for our partners.

We par tner with our clients and our interest is

employment. This is done in par tnership with our clients

mutual: to grow their brand. That ’s why we go

in improving their market share and making their

by the name Yourself. We run an averag e of 3 0

brands household names among African pe ople of all

campaigns annually and have a te am of more than

income levels.

3 0 0 employe es operating throughout the Southern

• O ur values: To b e innovative and professional; to b e

African D evelopment Communit y, with a he ad of fice

a te am with inte grit y when approaching or de aling with

in Johannesburg and re gional of fices in Cape Town,

our par tners’ tasks; b eing transparent and accountable

D urban, N amibia and Zambia.

at all times.

We pride ourselves on b eing the preferre d supplier for

WHAT WE DO

some reputable blu e chip companies such as Tig er

We provide excellent marketing ser vices to millions of

B rands, N estle, L’O ré al and Platco D igital (eT V ), among

African consumers.

many others. Our business model focuses on a one - stop shop We have made it our business to know and understand

principle, where we provide any marketing - relate d

the influ ences b ehind the purchasing psychology of

ser vice to clients. We par tner with our clients and invest

the African consumer.

in understanding their marketing strate gy so we can position their brand accordingly within the market.

M I S S I O N , VI S I O N AN D VALU E S • O ur vi sion: To b e the le aders in the African market.

Africa presents a massive profit- making oppor tunit y.

• O ur mi s sion: To impact our communities through.

We provide a rang e of marketing ser vices which are

transformation in an ef for t to empower and cre ate

tailor- made to suit our par tner ’s ne e ds such as:

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YOURSELF MANAGEMENT ADVERTORIAL

“We par tner with our clients and our interest is mutual – to grow their brand”

1. B elow - the - line marketing: • A ctivations – in - store promotions, roadshows, experimental, events and spor ts • S chools and corporate social investment proje cts • B randing 2. Above - the - line marketing: • Adver tising • Radio • Production 3. D igital marketing: • Social me dia • Website manag ement • S e arch engine optimisation • Content marketing • D ata analy tics 4. M arketing ser vices: • Rese arch • D esigns/Cre ative concepts • S trate gy • Public Relations • Client ser vice 5. Rental S er vices: • Gig rigs • S tag e trailers • Activation fle et • M all stands • Logistics and warehousing We have 13 ye ars’ experience in the following industries and markets: • F ast M oving Consumer Goods (FM CG) • B anking • Tele communications • Sof t ware • B roadcasting • H e alth and b e aut y • Luxur y goods • Corporate – business to business • The public se ctor • Automotive • Spor ts

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YOUNG MOVERS AND SHAKERS

By Anton Pretorius

Rocket scientist Siya Xuza has big plans for SA’s energy sector

M ove ove r E l o n M u s k a n d M a r k S h u t t l e w o r t h , S o u t h A f r i c a ’s e xc l u s i ve c i rc l e o f s c i e n c e a n d te c h n o l o g y i n n ova to r s j u s t g ot b i g g e r. R o c ket s c i e nt i s t ro c ks ta r a n d H a r va rd g ra d u a te S i ya b u l e l a Xu za (2 9 ) b o a s t s a re m a r ka b l e l i s t o f a c h i e ve m e nt s a n d e ve n h a s a p l a n et n a m e d a f te r h i m . H e ret u r n s h o m e to a d d re s s A f r i c a ’s e n e rg y n e e d s .

Siyabulela Xuza is a name worth knowing.

he started developing his own rockets

His achievement at the Intel

It’s not just his accomplishments, but

and fuel, using his mother’s kitchen as

International Fair landed him a

also the story behind it that make him

his personal laboratory.

scholarship at Harvard University.

significant. But what makes Siya’s story

There he combined an engineering

worth telling is that, at the end of the

As Siya’s curiosity grew, new horizons

degree and liberal arts, and began

day, he’s just a young man from a rural

opened up before him. After several

conducting research into making

township in the Eastern Cape.

failed attempts and more than six

cheaper solar cells and the viability of

months of building his own rockets, Siya

solar technologies.

His story began in 1994 when at the

eventually found the winning recipe.

age of fi ve, he witnessed an airplane

His science project won gold at the

His homemade inventions for safer,

fl ying over his hometown of Northcrest

National Science Expo, and he was

cleaner rocket fuel has won him

in Mthata, dropping pamphlets during

eventually awarded with the prestigious

prestigious awards all over the world, as

the country’s fi rst democratic elections.

Dr Derek Gray Memorial prize for the

well as the recognition of former US First

“I remember watching the airplane fl y

most innovative project in South Africa.

Lady, Michelle Obama. Today, he’s the

over and it sparked a deep curiosity

youngest member of the African Union’s

within me. How does it work? What

Later, he entered into the Intel International

energy advisory panel, Africa 2.0, and

propelled this plane across the sky?”

Science and Engineering Fair in the US,

he’s recently made a breakthrough in

competing against 1 500 other students

nanotechnology energy solution that will

Naturally, Siya wanted to develop his

from 54 countries across the world. He

change the global mobile market forever.

own airplanes. “I believe that in Africa

won gold and this achievement saw the

Now, after several years in the US,

you need to invent your own future

NASA-affiliated Lincoln Laboratory name

working at the Harvard Centre

instead of waiting for the world to invent

a minor planet after him, known as 23182

for Nanoscale Systems and the

it for you,” he said. He immersed himself

Siyaxuza, located in the main asteroid belt

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s

in the science, and from an early age,

near Jupiter.

Microsystems Technology Laboratory,

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YOUNG MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Siya has returned home to put the power

“I USE MY OWN STORY AS A CASE STUDY

back in the hands of Africans (literally!).

TO INSPIRE HOPE and confidence. When

EDITORIAL

our youth are given the opportunity, Siya’s innovations have led to

the possibilities are endless. There’s

advanced energy-storing capabilities in

reason to be optimistic. My talk at the

micro fuel cells, which will turn everyday

Energy Indaba addressed two pressing

electronic devices, like cellphones, into

points: Firstly, how can youth shape the

personal power plants.

future of energy through transformation and innovation? Secondly, how do we

Siya is the founder and managing

create an enabling environment to

director of Galactic Energy Ventures,

harness the collective potential of the

a company that is developing the

youth towards the energy sector?

next generation of advanced energy storage technologies. Siya’s journey

“DURING MY TIME AT HARVARD, I FAILED

from poverty to stardom is a remarkable

TO ASK MYSELF A CRUCIAL QUESTION:

one. His desire to make a difference

How can I use the resources from my

says a lot about the spirit of the man.

world-class education to improve access to energy in Africa? More than

From humble beginnings to

620 million people don’t have access to

international fame, Siya’s success can

energy on the continent, and providing

be attributed to the fact that he never

access can help alleviate poverty. As

let race or class define the person he is.

a kid from rural South Africa, I could

He never gave up or gave in. He simply

relate to this. I became passionate

went out there and did it.

about using fuel cells to create distributed power generation. In other

THE RISING STAR OF SIYA

words, power that’s not dependent on

We caught up with Siya to get his

the grid. But why fuel cells? Because

thoughts on Africa’s energy needs.

it’s an important platform to push intense research, we developed one

SOUTH AFRICA at the Intel International

of the world’s most scalable micro-fuel

Science and Engineering Fair in the US

cell membranes to improve the price

along with 1 500 other students from 54

of fuel cells for power generation. We

countries. When I was there, someone

published that research in 2013.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY VAN W YK COURTESY OF 21 ICONS SOUTH AFRICA

industrialisation. After four years of “I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF REPRESENTING

asked me: ‘Who do you think you are, as a South African, to come to the US

“AFTER GRADUATION, I WAS FACED WITH

and talk about global innovation?’ With

A TOUGH DECISION: Do I stay in the

all due respect, it’s like Bafana Bafana

US and become the next Elon Musk,

going to Brazil to talk about football

or do I go back home? The Obama

(laughs). I proceeded to win two

administration offered me citizenship

grand awards for my alternative rocket

and funding, encouraging me to stay

fuel project – and more importantly,

and continue my research in the US.

a scholarship to Harvard University.

But my decision to return home was

This achievement showed that South

a conscious one. Reflecting back on

Africans, whether you’re black, white,

South Africa in 1994, many people

male or female, are equally capable of

considered it a country on the brink of

global innovation and excellence.

civil war. But despite our challenges,

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people united at the first democratic

“AS AN ENTREPRENEUR, I’VE EXPERIENCED

them as threats. If you’re a big entity

elections and showed the world that

THE FRUSTRATION OF SECURING CAPITAL.

or company, the best insurance

we can overcome adversity. I witnessed

It’s important to discuss the issue of

you can buy is not by killing off the

the rapid growth of our economy and

funding. Banks have told me: ‘You’re

competition, but rather by purchasing

identified the immense potential of not

too risky for us.’ But I don’t believe

a 25% stake in a company that could

just South Africa, but the ‘Africa Rising’

the problem is necessarily a lack of

be the next Tesla.

narrative too. More than 600 million

funding. The real question is: How do

Africans are between the ages of 18

we coordinate the funding mechanism

“A UNIFIED VOICE IS REQUIRED,

and 35 and the continent is urbanising

that’s available in government and how

particularly when it comes to energy.

faster than any other region in the

do we package the funding in order to

We all need to unite and genuinely

world. I put my hand up and said: ‘I

push the energy agenda?

have the country’s best interest

want to be a part of that story’. “IN THE CONTEXT OF POLICY

generation, it’s also an enabler

“YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A VERY

CERTAINTY, it is vital for us to bridge

of growth. Energy can be used to

IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN SHAPING

the trust between government and

capitalise on regional integration of

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY. I believe that

the private sector. The media has a

pan-African development to address

every single young person is born from

very important role to play in this.

our most pertinent problems like

a spirit of innovation. I was fortunate

In my opinion, I would recommend

industrialisation, inequality and lack

enough to be given the opportunity

that the then Minister of Energy take

of transformation.

and my talents were harnessed.

a closer look at energy storage.

But how do we create an enabling

We need to establish a thorough

“THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. But the

environment to allow other young

framework to define what batteries

emancipation of youth in the energy

people to thrive in the energy sector?

and fuel cells are, and not necessarily

sector is also par t and parcel with

When we talk about transformation,

speak about it as generators, but as

the emancipation of women in the

it’s not merely about fulfilling quotas.

net consumers. Allowing us to do that

energy sector. Because we are not

It’s about creating an environment

will really help us unlock the potential

truly free unless all women are given

where young people can dream and

of the market.

equal oppor tunities.

their families too. It’s important to shift

“BUSINESSES AND CAPTAINS

All of us have an impor tant role to

our perspective because when we

OF INDUSTRY NEED TO CREATE

play. Because if not us, then who? If

see transformation in that way, we’ll

MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for

not here, then where? And if not now,

recognise that it’s in everyone’s interest.

young people instead of considering

then when?”

emancipate not only themselves, but

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at heart. Energy is not just about

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S I YA K H A C O N S U L T I N G I N T E R V I E W

SIYAKHA CONSULTING Siyakha is a small, niche consultancy firm that has focused on providing solutions to achieve transformation since the business first started in 1998.

Full name of company/organisation: Siyakha Consulting Name: Dionne Kerr Occupation and position: CEO Best advice and who gave it: Learn how to say what you need to say in 10

WHAT DO YOU S EE AS TH E KE Y

qualit y standards of B lack suppliers

CHALLEN GE FO R TR AN S FO R MATI O N

by 25% per quar ter base d on our

I N YOU R S ECTO R ?

current programmes. We have

D espite South Africa’s strong

proje cts in water preser vation

e conomic and political

and agricultural development.

foundations, the countr y suf fers

We are focuse d on cre ating jobs

from severe income ine qualit y,

and oppor tunities for gogos and

pover t y, unemployment and a

pe ople with disabilities in township

lack of relevant job skills among

and rural communities. We do

historically disadvantag e d

door- to - door market rese arch in

populations. These deficits thre aten

townships to drive he alth and

the countr y ’s stabilit y and its

financial wellness and personal and

potential to foster grow th and

home hygiene among other things.

investment in the re gion.

We are also set ting up B lack-

words or less, Mark Barnes 1996

owne d manufacturing businesses

Most inspiring business leader: Mteto

BEE is of ten debated as a political

e ach month and our supplier

Nyati – I admire that he is a good man,

tool more than it is seen as a positive

development programmes cover

a good father and gentleman – he

proactive at tempt to equalise

digital skills, industrial activities,

hasn’t lost that since he has become

societ y. The over- complicated

businesses who are using science

successful.

structures and heightened expense

to develop innovative solutions and

of implementation mean that

ser vices companies with their sights

people’s sentiment is usually to

set on grow th.

How you relax: I ride a motorbike on trips around South Africa, or spend time at our little cottage at

purely seek compliance. This is exacerbated by the consulting

D ESCR I B E TH E BUS I N ES S PH I LOSO PHY

approach, which is t ypically centred

TH E CO M PANY PR I D ES ITS ELF O N.

around a scorecard.

A par t of the South African solution.

Physical address: Siyakha House,

When South Africans sincerely star t

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE TRANSFORMATION

The Braes, 3 Eaton Avenu, Bryanston

to b e passionate about buying

IS SIGNIFICANT IN SA?

Postal address: P. O. Box 71112,

local goods and ser vices, cre ating

To achieve grow th, we ne ed to

Bryanston 2021

local jobs and investing back into

put our youth to work. We ne e d an

Telephone: 011 706 9006

this e conomy then we can achieve

engag e d societ y at e ach level. We

Fax: 086 660 7019

e conomic grow th.

ne e d pe ople to b e pulling in the

Hartbeespoort. COMPANY DETAILS: Siyakha Consulting

same dire ction towards a common

E-mail: dionne@siyakha.co.za Website: www.siyakha.co.za

H OW DO TH E CO M PANY ’S CS I

vision of a b et ter South Africa.

SOCIAL MEDIA

PR OJ ECTS CO NTR I BUTE TO TH E

D iversit y provides strength and

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BUS I N ES S AS A WH O LE?

empowerment is not dependence

LINKEDIN: Siyakha Consulting

Our situation is quite uniqu e in

– our focus on transformation

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that we implement development

ne e ds to b e singularly focused

programmes for our clients. This

on making sure that we have

includes supplier excellence

robust, independent, sustainable

programmes where we are raising

businesses, youth, employe es and

the governance, cer tification and

South Africans.

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MAKING AN IM PACT By Elske Joubert

R i vo n i n g o M h l a r i , C E O o f R i ka te c, i s o n e o f t h e yo u n g e s t e x e c u t i ve s i n S o u t h A f r i c a – a n d h e i s ta k i n g t h e te c h i n d u s t r y by s to r m .

“I grew up in a ver y small town called

was because my high school never

now that our President is talking about

Phalabor wa, a town which laid the

of fered it as a subject.”

tablets and it’s only now that we get excited about fibre… that is what we

foundation of my ambition in the tech industr y,” Rivoningo states.

Rivoningo came up with the idea of

call the third industrial revolution. We

Rikatec during his first t wo years at

are literally one revolution behind the

“There are about four mines

universit y. “The initial idea behind

rest of the world.”

controlling the economy of the town

the business was to connect mobile

and in Phalaborwa you either work for

connectivit y with vehicles. I told my

H e al so notes that most jobs – i f

the public sector or the mines – there

par tner this is what I wanted to do

not all – will be in the digital

are no big corporates. In the 50 km

and he fully agreed.”

s pace. S o how do we g et to the forefront of it ?

radius of the town, we have the Kruger gate, so there is a lot of tourism.”

They spent about two years doing

“Let ’s take the example of Uber.

research, trying to understand

In 2010 Uber was valued at just

Growing up in this small town

exactly how vehicles connect.

under US$1- billion. Five years

helped him build his level of

“While conducting this research, I

later, Uber was wor th US$50 -

ambition. “I used to ask myself, ‘ Why

came to understand the whole notion

billion. Now, that ’s exponential

is it that ever yone in this town wakes

of the Fourth Industrial Revolution;

grow th. In Africa, we don’t really

up at 5 am to go work at a mine?’

what was happening around the

see this kind of exponential

That question essentially laid the

world, smart cities, electric cars, self-

grow th because we are just

building blocks for my ambition.”

driving cars… and I realised that in

constantly adapting to technology.

South Africa we were so far behind.” When he finished primar y school

“Where, for example, was Africa’s

and headed to high school,

He said to himself that we, as

par ticipation when Uber was wor th

his objective was to become a

South Africans, need to be ahead

less than US$1- billion?”

businessman. “As a young, black

of the cur ve. “I personally believe

South African I always thought

that Africans are adapters, and not

Commenting on his company and

that the best way to get into

creators, of technology – I was just

the uptake of it in the market,

business was through some form of

really tired of being an adapter.”

Rivoningo notes that Rikatec is a first of its kind in Africa. “We

profession. Eventually I ended up studying to become a char tered

According to Rivoningo (and backed

create information management

accountant at UCT. Now, there’s

up by research), South Africans

systems for vehicles. We assist both

a bit of irony in that, being that I

missed out on both the second and

businesses and vehicle owners with

never even knew what accounting

third industrial revolutions. “It’s only

predictive maintenance; and what

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I mean by that is that our business

your authorit y in societ y. We don’ t

is not reactive. We want to know

necessarily have that spirit of a

when something is wrong or when

Mark Zuckerberg or a Bill Gates

something is about to happen

dropping out of school or universit y

before it does – we want to be

to build a business wor th more than

proactive.”

US$10 0 - billion – we simply don’ t have that culture in South Africa

In terms of the uptake in the

and indeed, Africa.”

market, Rivoningo notes that the company is currently get ting a lot

Rivoningo notes that the journey

of traction. “One of our biggest

to success has been tough,

issues was that most South Africans

however, the fact that they receive

are ver y ‘ techophobic’. As much

recognition for their hard work

as we had this cool concept and

by the likes of Forbes and others,

business, it took blood, sweat and

make it wor thwhile. “It shows that

tears tr ying to prove this concept to

we are making an impact. Impact,

the market.”

I think, is what drives me.”

They succeeded. “We have 17

Noting some of his biggest

50 0 manufactured units and we

challenges, Rivoningo says

are rolling them out incrementally.

that first and foremost, funding

We are also about to go into our

remains a problem. “Here you

second manufacturing production

are, a young person of colour, and

within the nex t quar ter.”

if we’re being honest, there’s a

“ Where there are chall eng es, there are oppor tuniti es to find solutions”

stigma at tached to it. The second I asked him what being

challenge is the demographics.

recognised as one of Forbes 30

There’s a lack of transformation

under 30 means to him. “It means

within the boardrooms. I’ve been

a lot to me. We have been rejected

for tunate enough to sit in front of

many times and not because we

CEOs of big corporations.”

weren’ t capable, but because people didn’ t see and realise what

You enter their of fice, but before

we have done until we showed it

you even open your mouth, you

to them.”

are being profiled. I look young, I hardly even have a beard,” he

He notes that making the Forbes

says jokingly, “and people tend to

30 under 30 list and being a

hold this kind of thing against you.”

young exec in South Africa means the generation with economical

“The CEO most likely spent 20 years

power is listening. “Young people

at the company in order for him to

(under 35) make up more than

have a seat at the table, but here

80% of the population and yet we

you come in and take your seat

don’ t have any economical say.

at the table. However, they of ten

And it ’s not because we aren’ t

change their minds when you open

bright or qualified enough. It ’s an

your mouth and you show them

African issue – your age determines

what you have to of fer.”

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Another challenge, he notes, was

economy? The answer is small

that he never really had the time to

businesses. I recently read a repor t

be a kid.

that stated SMEs need R250 0 0 0 to

“It seems like a small thing, but I

R50 0 0 0 0 in financing. If you go to

WHAT IS THE ONE THING MOST PEOPLE

have had to change my lifest yle

the IDC, you’ll find that their funding

DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

significantly. For example, I can’ t

threshold star ts at R1- million.

just say any thing on social media

QUICK-FIRE Q&A

I’ll tell you two things. Firstly, I don’t like business books, I prefer philosophy books. Secondly, I love to cook – a lot! When I’m

– now there are people looking up

“ Why does the IDC’s funding

in my house, I like to think of myself as the

to me. It ’s really tough being in this

threshold star t at R1- million when

Jamie Oliver of South Africa.

kind of situation.”

the majorit y of star tups and small businesses need bet ween R250

I also asked Rivoningo about the

0 0 0 and R50 0 0 0 0? This means that

importance of entrepreneurship

majorit y of these small businesses

to the health of our economy.

don’ t even qualif y for financing.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Adversity. What I mean by that is, for example, where there is poverty, there is also an opportunity to create wealth. Where there are challenges, there are

“Entrepreneurship is one of the

opportunities to find solutions.

most vital factors to the grow th

“What we need to do is revisit these

of our economy. If someone star ts

policies. We need to ask ourselves,

a business, they are helping the

‘ Where is South Africa going in the

economy in t wo ways. Firstly, they

nex t 10 years?’. We need to keep

“My ambition today,

are creating employment, which

these policies amendable.”

is my reality

YOUR PERSONAL MANTRA?

tomorrow.”

means people earn an income, which in turn means they pay

Rivoningo’s advice for aspiring

taxes. Secondly, these people now

entrepreneurs is to find their ‘why’.

become consumers, increasing

“There’s a misperception that the

consumption in South Africa,

entrepreneurial journey is easy.

adding to the countr y’s GDP.”

Today you can be on a high, tomorrow you can quite easily crash.

And where is South Africa in

Today you can be rich, tomorrow

terms of growing and honing

you can have nothing.

entrepreneurs? “In my opinion, we are nowhere.

Don’ t be driven by money. Be driven

Our fiscal policies are anti -

by impact and tr ying to make a

entrepreneurship. I personally have

dif ference in this world.

only had success with developmental finance institutions (DFIs).

“If you are driven by impact and change, it means you will build

These DFIs are there to promote

resilience to withstand the hard

businesses and entrepreneurs.

times. I am faced with

However, the way policy is written is

challenges ever y day,

not progressive; it is predominantly

however, my purpose is

tailored to mining and manufacturing.

bigger than any challenge.

“Let ’s look at five to 10 years from

“Your purpose will help

now: who is going to run the

you overcome.”

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THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

EDITORIAL

By Elske Joubert T h e Yo u t h E m p l oy m e nt S e r v i c e ( Y ES) i s a n o n - p ro f i t c o m p a ny l a u n c h e d i n 2 018 a s p a r t o f t h e C E O I n i t i a t i ve. D r i ve n by D r Ta s h m i a I s m a i l - S a v i l l e, t h i s i n i t i a t i ve p a r t n e r s w i t h b u s i n e s s e s to c re a te 12 - m o nt h p a i d w o r k e x p e r i e n c e s fo r p re v i o u s l y u n e m p l oy e d yo u t h b et w e e n t h e a g e s o f 18 a n d 3 5. Youth are able to gather valuable work experience

week. “One of the keys to its success has been the

either by being absorbed into sponsoring businesses or

positive relationships bet ween the various stakeholders.

being sponsored into placements like NGOs and SMEs,

YES is not a government institution and receives no

says Dr. Tashmia Ismail - Saville. “Businesses are able to

financial aid from the government.”

enjoy the t win benefits of providing work experience to youth and in the process secure B - BBEE benefits for

Commenting on some of the groundbreaking ways in

their business.”

which YES aims to create jobs for South Africa’s youth, she shares the following: “A good example of where

The youth make up nearly 36% of the South African

YES of fers a unique value proposition is that placed

population and, according to Dr Ismail - Saville, one out

youth are equipped with mobile phones with zero - rated

of three youths is unable to find work or has become

data and a YES app. This app provides the youth with

discouraged from looking.

access to valuable content, including professional development, health and safet y, and financial wellness.

“This is a significant par t of our population who are idle and demotivated. Can you imagine the economic

“ We also enjoy a par tnership with LinkedIn where we

power we could harness if we could find a way to

assist youth to build up their work experience and

create employment for these youths and ensure skills

professional references. On top of this, we use the

transfer to them?”

KNACK app to at tempt to match workplace skills with placements.”

South Africa has a ver y centralised economy with t wo core economic hubs: Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Dr Ismail - Saville relays the impor tance of investing

“Youth come from emerging areas looking to find work

inclusively. “Research shows that South Africa is one of

in these hubs but are unable to cope with the skilled

the most unequal societies in the world. This manifests

work force they find in these hubs.

in a couple of dif ferent forms, including access to capital, skills and social capital/net works.”

“If we can create 1 0 0 0 jobs in an emerging region, we can inject up to R45 - million of new incomes into

While financial capital is one element, longer term

these economies. Suddenly, youth who were previously

benefits are built up through building up net works

unemployed now become a power ful economic force.”

and skills. “If businesses and societ y on the whole are prepared to invest with an inclusive mindset, we can

Dr Ismail - Saville says the organisation can proudly say

create a more sustainable and diverse economy,”

that it is creating more than 850 work experiences per

she concludes.

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PARAGON ARCHITECTS SA TO PROMOTE ARCHITECTURE AS A CAREER OPTION IN RURAL SCHOOLS

An awareness campaign is being developed by Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA), part of the Paragon Group of architecture and interior architecture companies, to counter the lack of awareness about the architectural profession, the critical role it plays in the development of South Africa, and its potential to offer viable career paths in rural areas. PASA was awarded a Level 1 Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating in 2018, reveals Director Thulani Sibande. He highlights that PASA has embarked on a programme to focus on schools in rural areas. “We are looking to target learners from Grade 10, as by Grade 12 they should largely have made up their minds about their future career paths. We need to make learners not only aware of the importance of architecture in society, but how it is a perfect combination of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.” In 2018, PASA invited select groups of learners from various schools to a guided tour of the Paragon head office in Sandton, Johannesburg, where they experienced

PASA Director, Thulani Sibande

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first-hand how an architecture and interior architecture group functions on a daily basis. “It is also important that learners become aware of major architectural trends such as the debate around building efficiencies, as well as the advent of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how this is revolutionising the design space,” Sibande comments. He adds that South Africa still has the lead over the rest of Africa in terms of contemporary architecture and technological innovation. “We are finding that, as we become more involved in the rest of Africa, this gives us an ideal opportunity to inculcate best-practice as it has been nurtured back home.” An exciting project for the Paragon Group in Africa at the moment is Habitat Apartments in Kilimani, a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower in conjunction with Design Source of Nairobi. Under development by Ekco Investments, the project is scheduled for completion by mid-2020.

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B O N I S WA C O R P O R AT E S O L U T I O N S A D V E R T O R I A L

BONISWA CORPORATE SOLUTIONS

THINKING AHEAD

A truly South African, dynamic, enterprising and progressive organisation, Boniswa Corporate Solutions was founded in 2004 by entrepreneurial businesswoman Lynette Masaga. Top Empowerment sat down with this formidable female to discuss the organisation’s vision for transformation.

eventually makes for extinct businesses and ideas. Both the private and public sector should make it their mandate to realise our country’s transformation goals – the 4IR demands this more than

new start, one can always pause, start

ever before.”

again and make a brand new ending.” Commenting on the ethos behind

Noting some of the company’s own

Boniswa Corporate Solutions, she says

transformation objectives, Lynette

that the company’s distinguishing

says Boniswa’s goals are aligned to

character is its passion, respect for fellow

its vision. “We have always been of

colleagues and clients, staying humble

the view that our goals should speak

and having the constant drive to be the

to our current state and projects. We

best in everything it does.

want to improve network connectivity in the deep rural areas of South

She notes that one of her biggest

Africa in the next three

challenges on this journey has been

to five years.”

keeping the company afloat at times.

“CHALLENGES HELP YOU TO DREAM MORE”

However, over the years, they have

She also says that partnering with

managed to turn this challenge into

all operators to ensure connectivity

success by being innovative and

in these areas, is an imperative for

adaptable. “Challenges help you

the company.

to dream more. We have been in operation since 2004 and over the

“Boniswa’s vision is to bridge the

Lynette Magasa’s journey leading up

years the company has experienced

digital divide and contribute towards

to her founding Boniswa Corporate

consistent growth.”

the 4IR by partnering with both the public and private sectors.”

Solutions has been an interesting one. “My journey has enabled me to learn

When speaking about the status

and to understand that it’s okay to stay

quo of transformation – from both a

in my own lane – to chase legacy rather

technological and human resources

than success,” she says. “I used to love

perspective – Lynette says that there are

answering the telephone and whenever

many exciting things happening in the

I said ‘Hello,’ it brought a smile to my

telecommunications sector. “This is quite a

face. I suppose the infinite power of the

momentous time for the sector as we are

universe turned my passion and dreams

at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial

into a reality.”

Revolution (4IR). At Boniswa, we want to be found among those prepared and ready.” Physical address: 329 Roan

The telecommunications sector is fastchanging, so staying grounded and

History, she notes, has shown that

focused is key, says Lynette. “I have learnt

transformation should be at the heart

through my journey that although no

of the country’s objectives. “Lack

one can go back and make a brand

of transformation stifles growth and

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Crescent Corporate Park North, Midrand, 1685 Telephone: 011 312 2100 Email: info@boniswa.co.za Website: www.boniswa.co.za

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By Elske Joubert S o u t h A f r i c a ’s tow n s h i p s a re h i ve s fo r e nt re p re n e u r i a l a c t i v i t y. H ow e ve r, u n l o c k i n g t h e i r f u l l p ote nt i a l re m a i n s a c h a l l e n g e. W i t h t h e N a t i o n a l D eve l o p m e nt P l a n ( N D P ) e nv i s a g i n g t h a t 9 0 % o f j o b s w i l l b e c re a te d by s m a l l - a n d m e d i u m - s i ze d b u s i n e s s e s by 2 0 3 0 , h o n i n g a n d s u p p o r t i n g t h e s e e nt re p re n e u r s i s a n i m p e ra t i ve i n e n s u r i n g t h e e c o n o m i c g row t h o f t h e c o u nt r y.

Approximately 70% of the South African population

of 50% towards our countr y’s GD P,” says Thabiso

resides in townships – an impressive pool of prospective

Maphanga, CEO of the Break Bread Group, a marketing

consumers by any scale – with 30% of the countr y’s

and communications agency active primarily in the

gross domestic profit (GD P) enjoying contribution from

township space.

the informal market. Informal set tlements like Diepsloot and Soweto, for Stok vels and the taxi business in South Africa are both

example, have spending power of R2- billion and

R1- billion industries, enjoying their primar y source of

R5 - billion respectively. However, research conducted

earnings from the township market. “I can confidently

by the World Bank Group shows that only 25% of

say that once this market becomes resourceful and

money generated in townships is ploughed back

properly structured, it can easily contribute a minimum

into the communit y.

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THE BROADER ECONOMY Active, healthy township economies are vital to the success of South Africa’s overall economy. The majorit y of impoverished people live in townships − and most aspire to move to the suburbs. When someone becomes successful, they of ten leave the township and take their success (and spending power) with them, says Stephen Read, founder of Entrepreneur News Net work Africa. “This is not just removing a positive role model from the communit y, it is also removing skills and experience from suppor ting the local school, church and communit y.” Township entrepreneur and founder of Mama’s Spices & Herbs, Mikie Monoketsi, echoes Read: “The more the township economy grows, the bet ter it is for the well - being of our overall economy. This will also encourage both the public and private sectors to invest more in townships – not only with resources, but also with oppor tunities. Another impor tant fact: when the township economy is active and thriving, jobs are being created, which means a reduction in pover t y and substance abuse.” HELPING ENTR EPR ENEUR S Access to markets and financial assistance are what ’s needed to help entrepreneurs thrive in their communities. Says Monoketsi, “It is good and well to hold various events geared at empowering and engaging township entrepreneurs, however, it remains counter- productive if the markets aren’ t accessible to them. We have to really share more information and oppor tunities, in accessible language, and on plat forms they engage with on a daily basis. There are some really great businesses in townships seeking to make meaningful contributions to the economy.” Commenting on what more can be done to encourage and hone township entrepreneurs, Read recommends the following: “All financial assistance needs to be accompanied by mentorship, and entrepreneurs should receive the necessar y access to market oppor tunities. Township residents owning businesses should receive tax- exempt status; this will result in the end - consumer receiving discounts on products. The entrepreneur should also receive additional B - BBEE points through enterprise supplier development (ESD). And lastly, ESD programmes should be situated in townships rather than where it is convenient for the corporates hosting these programmes.” Government should also invest heavily in the grow th of small,

WHAT IS A ‘TOWNSHIP’? In South Africa, a township is a dense urban set tlement usually built at a distance from centres of commercial and industrial activit y. In the apar theid era, this was by design: townships were established as dormitor y towns for black workers in mines and factories, with no internal economic logic and limited social ser vices. In the post- apar theid period, this pat tern has tended to be reproduced because large - scale projects on cheap but poorly located land of fer lower unit costs, despite being far from economic oppor tunities in the core economy. The social, infrastructural and economic costs of this inef fective urban planning are under- estimated and become set in concrete. source: www.csp.treasury.gov.za

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“The will to do the right thing is beginning to be entrenched in how companies are doing business” THE OBJECTIVES OF TOWNSHIP ECONOMY STRATEGIES • •

• •

To create jobs in the township To create opportunities for existing township entrepreneurs to expand, and for new entrepreneurs to emerge To increase the income returns from economic activity including for workers employed in such enterprises To increase asset creation and the better use of existing assets to create value To augment these approaches with the more effective use of public employment (through EPWP and the Community Work Programme) given the significant structural constraints faced by people in townships.

source: www.csp.treasury.gov.za

track record, if the countr y wants to develop new jobs, says Karl West vig, CEO of Retail Capital. “ What township entrepreneurs lack most is access to funding to suppor t increased stock levels, new locations and new channels to customers, all of which lead to growing turnover and more staf f to handle this grow th.”

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“30% of procurement will go to the SME sector and township operators” According to Dr Thamsanqa Maz wai,

suppor t, a lower regulator y burden

special adviser to the Minister of

and lower utilit y costs such as

Small Business Development, the

electricit y and fuel.”

biggest challenge for economic development in rural and township

In 2018, President Ramaphosa

economies is transforming them

announced a R1.5 - billion investment

from markets to active economies.

into the Small Business Fund, to be

“Markets entail a consumption - driven

shared among more than t wo million

societ y. Townships have become a

small businesses.

market for others, but there is lit tle productive activit y happening. We

“At face value, it might sound like a

need to stimulate economic activit y

lot of money, but the reality is that this

in rural and township areas.”

investment barely scratches the surface when it comes to materially changing

Maz wai goes on to say that

the plight of SMMEs,” says Westvig.

SMMEs, which make up 45% of total employment and approximately

“ We would have liked to see a

33% of national income in emerging

significant increase to that value and

economies, are critical in creating

for government to demonstrate how it

jobs and fostering grow th.

has been applied and what impact it has had. Realistically, the fund should

GOVER NMENT SUPPORT

be increased by 20 - fold to make any

West vig says the money allocated by

real dif ference,” he suggests.

government to the Small Enterprise Development Agency of just under

President Ramaphosa also made a

R50 0 - million is welcomed, as this will

commitment that 30% of procurement

help incubate new businesses.

will go to the SMME sector and

“ With the countr y’s balance sheet

township operators.

looking decidedly precarious and Eskom’s saga af fecting small

“If government could provide funders

businesses, as they are unable to

with guarantees, then they would be

trade without power, government

able to raise more capital for funding

has to suppor t the SMME sector – the

at lower rates. The biggest issue is when

lifeblood of our economy – that has

government creates funds for specific

been taking significant strain in the

sectors but gets caught up in red tape

last couple of years.

and those governing the funds aren’t experienced in that particular sector,”

“ With the economy growing at only

Westvig concludes.

1% , there needs to be a significant investment in the SMME sector – not

S ources

just the star tup sector – and we would

w w w.worldbank.org

welcome an increase in access to

w w w.smesouthafrica.co. za

funding which government can

w w w.csp.treasur y.gov. za

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SOWETO OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

GO-KARTING

QUAD BIKES

PAINTBALL

ROCK CLIMBING SOWETO

THE RISE OF TOWNSHIP ECONOMY D eve l o p i n g l o c a l tow n s h i p e c o n o m i e s i n S o u t h Af r i c a

t h e m a r ket a n d s p e a r h e a d e d a m ove m e nt i n S oweto

i s a m a s s i ve t re n d t h a t i s g row i n g ex p o n e nt i a l l y. T h e

t h a t fo c u s e d o n m o b i l i s i n g f ro m w i t h i n.

c r i t i c a l l i n k i t p rov i d e s b et we e n l o c a l m u n i c i p a l g row t h a n d t h e c o u nt r y ’s e c o n o my a t l a rg e i s t h e re a so n

“ I t a l l s ta r te d w i t h t h e i d e a o f c re a t i n g a n o u td o o r

b e h i n d t h e c o r p o ra te p u s h. O n e su c h c o m p a ny

p l a t fo r m fo r p e o p l e to e njoy q u a d b i k i n g a n d g o -

t ra i l b l a z i n g i n S o u t h Af r i c a’s l a rg e s t tow n s h i p i s S oweto

ka r t i n g a s so c i a l a ct i v i t i e s,” Po o e s a y s. “ W h e n we

O u td o o r Ad ve nt u re s.

f i r s t s ta r te d, n o o n e e l s e a ro u n d t h e c o u nt r y wa s o f fe r i n g t h e s e a ct i v i t i e s i n a ny ot h e r tow n s h i p. We we re

T h ro u g h o u td o o r- b a s e d a ct i v i t i e s t h a t i nvo l ve t h e l o c a l

e s s e nt i a l l y t h e p i o n e e r s i n b r i n g i n g t h e s e a ct i v i t i e s to

c o m m u n i t y, D i re cto r Kg o m ot so Po o e n ot i c e d a g a p i n

S oweto. W h e n we s ta r te d S oweto Tow n s h i p Ad ve nt u re s,

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we s ta r te d n ot i c i n g ot h e r tow n s h i p s fo l l ow i n g su i t.”

e njoy a n a ct i v i t y - b a s e d ex p e r i e n c e o f t h e tow n s h i p.

R e a l i s i n g t h e p ote nt i a l S oweto h a s a s a n e c o n o m i c

T h e c o m p a ny a l so p r i d e s i t s e l f o n su p p o r t i n g l o c a l

hu b, Po o e b ro a d e n e d h i s v i s i o n to n ot o n l y fo c u s o n

m e rc h a nt s w h i c h e n su re s re l i a b l e c a s h f l ow i nto

c u s to m e r s f ro m w i t h i n t h e tow n s h i p. La tc h i n g o nto

t h e tow n s h i p. “ Eve r y a s p e ct o f o u r va l u e c h a i n i s

to u r i s m i n t h e tow n s h i p p rov i d e d t h e c o m p a ny w i t h a

S oweta n,” s a y s Po o e. “ We su p p o r t t h e l o c a l ve n d o r s o n

n ew reve nu e s t re a m.

t h e s t re et. Fro m a b u s i n e s s p e r s p e ct i ve, we’re a l l ow i n g o u r c l i e nt s to d o t h e i r ow n m a r ket re s e a rc h i n S oweto

“ We initially star te d the business for Soweto as our

to o – by g i v i n g t h e m t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to g o o u t a n d

primar y clientele,” he says. “As time went on, we star te d

ta l k w i t h t h e l o c a l s.”

re alising that our clients were coming from outside the township and they were merely visiting for the day.”

As with many entrepreneurial ventures, star ting a business star ts and ends with passion. For Pooe, it goes

T h e ta ke a wa y i s t h e fa ct t h a t S oweto O u td o o r

as far as factoring it into key business decisions. “It ’s

Ad ve nt u re s p rov i d e s p e o p l e w i t h a n o p p o r t u n i t y to

the drive that keeps us going, and that is why we only

ex p e r i e n c e S oweto f ro m a n ew p e r s p e ct i ve. “ I t ’s a n ew

want to par tner with like - minded people who share our

wa y to e n g a g e w i t h S oweto – i t ’s wa y m o re h a n d s - o n,”

passion,” Pooe says. “Had it not been for this passion of

s a y s Po o e. “Cl i e nt s g et to e n g a g e w i t h t h e c o m m u n i t y

ours, we would have closed shop long ago.”

a s o p p o s e d to s i t t i n g o n a c o a c h b u s a n d to u r i n g i n a c l o s e d - o f f m a n n e r.”

CO N TACT i nfo @ soweto o u td o o ra d ve nt u re s.c o. za

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to a ct u a l l y wa l k a n d ta l k w i t h t h e a ve ra g e S oweta n.

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T R A N S F O R M AT I O N I N S O U T H A F R I CA’S N AT I O N A L T E A M S At h l et i c s S o u t h A f r i c a 31% B a fa n a B a fa n a 8 8% P rote a s (N et b a l l) 41% P rote a s (C r i c ket) 4 9 % S p r i n g b o ks 4 4%

Tra n s fo r m a t i o n Ch a r te r, l a b e l l i n g i t a s d i sc r i m i n a to r y a n d i n c o nf l i ct w i t h t h e c o n s t i t u t i o n a l r i g ht s o f w h i te p l a ye r s. W h i l e a n a p p l i c a t i o n to t h e c o u r t s o n t h i s b a s i s i s u n l i ke l y to h a ve a ny re su l t ot h e r t h a n d e e p e n i n g t h e d i v i d e b et we e n t h o s e w h o su p p o r t t ra n s fo r m a t i o n a n d t h o s e w h o d o n’ t, i t d o e s b e g f u r t h e r i n q u i r y i nto t h e a ct u a l s ta te o f t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n S o u t h Af r i c a n s p o r t. T h e Tra n s fo r m a t i o n Ch a r te r wa s i nte n d e d to h e l p t h e d e p a r t m e nt f u l f i l i t s m a n d a te to i n c re a s e t h e a c c e s s i b i l i t y o f s p o r t a n d re c re a t i o n fa c i l i t i e s to c o nt r i b u te to t h e N a t i o n a l D eve l o p m e nt P l a n g o a l s o f n a t i o n - b u i l d i n g , so c i a l c o h e s i o n a n d a h e a l t hy p o p u l a t i o n. I t wo u l d p l a y a n i nte g ra l ro l e i n f u l f i l l i n g a l l t h re e o f t h e d e p a r t m e nt ’s g o a l s: e n c o u ra g i n g

Tra n s fo r m a t i o n i n S o u t h A f r i c a n s p o r t i s a d i v i s i ve s u b j e ct. Fro m p l a ye r s to s p e cta to r s , eve r yo n e h a s a n o p i n i o n – a n d s t ro n g o n e s a t t h a t. B u t w h e re d o we s ta n d w i t h t ra n s fo r m a t i o n a n d w h a t c a n we d o to ke e p p ro g re s s i n g?

p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n s p o r t a n d re c re a t i o n a t va r i o u s l eve l s; fa c i l i ta t i n g t ra n s fo r m a t i o n i n s p o r t a n d re c re a t i o n; a n d su p p o r t i n g ta l e nte d a n d h i g h - p e r fo r m a n c e a t h l ete s i n exc e l l i n g a n d a c h i ev i n g su c c e s s i n t h e i nte r n a t i o n a l s p o r t i n g a re n a. Lo o k i n g a t h e a d l i n e s c i rc a 2 014, s p o r t s re p o r te r s s e e m e d c o nv i n c e d t h a t t h e Ch a r te r wo u l d b e

T h e re wa s a n u p ro a r i n F e b r u a r y w h e n SA S c h o o l

e f fe ct i ve a n d S o u t h Af r i c a n s p o r t wo u l d b e e nt i re l y

At h l et i c s (SASA) a n n o u n c e d i t w i l l e nfo rc e i t s q u ota

t ra n s fo r m e d by 2 019. I t wa s w i d e l y b e l i eve d t h a t

sy s te m to e n su re a m i n i m u m o f 4 0 % o f SASA a t h l ete s

eve r y n a t i o n a l s p o r t s te a m wo u l d b o a s t a t l e a s t 5 0 %

c o m e f ro m p rev i o u s l y d i s a d va nta g e d b a c kg ro u n d s.

b l a c k p l a ye r s. N ow, s ta t i s t i c s f ro m fo u r o f t h e to p f i ve

T h e b o d y q u i c k l y w i t h d rew i t s m e m o s a n d re n e g e d o n

s p o r t i n g fe d e ra t i o n s s h ow t h a t t ra n s fo r m a t i o n h a s

i t s p ro m i s e a m i d t h e c o nt rove r sy.

b e e n re l a t i ve l y s l ow, a n d i n c o n s i s te nt a n d i n e f f i c i e nt p ro g re s s h a s b e e n m a d e by m o s t fe d e ra t i o n s.

A f u r t h e r r u c ku s b e g a n i n M a rc h w h e n S o l i d a r i t y (S o l i d a r i te i t) i n s t i t u te d l e g a l p ro c e e d i n g s to s et

A re c e nt a d ve r t f ro m FN B a n d t h e S p r i n g b o ks p ro m ote s

a s i d e t h e t h e n M i n i s t r y o f S p o r t a n d R e c re a t i o n’s

t h e i d e a t h a t “ i t ta ke s m o re t h a n 15 p l a ye r s to g row

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PERCENTAGE OF CR ICKET PL AYER S PER R ACE R EPR ES ENTED FROM UNDER -15 TO NATIONAL LEVEL FROM 20 0 8 TO 2013 f ro m g ra s s ro ot s to g re a t n e s s”. A l t h o u g h v i d e o s

to s et n a y s a ye r s s t ra i g ht. A n d, u n l i ke m a ny o f t h e

fo l l ow i n g t h e jo u r n ey o f va r i o u s p l a ye r s to t h e n a t i o n a l

ot h e r fe d e ra t i o n s, t h e i r b e i n g p i c ke d a f fo rd s t h e m

te a m i s a p o o r su b s t i t u te fo r a ct u a l t ra n s fo r m a t i o n,

s i g n i f i c a nt t i m e o n t h e f i e l d e a c h m a tc h.

i t d o e s m a ke a g o o d p o i nt. G et t i n g p l a ye r s o f c o l o u r

Cr i c ket SA , b e c a u s e o f t h e d o m e s t i c q u ota sy s te m ,

i nto o u r n a t i o n a l te a m ta ke s m u c h m o re t h a n p u l l i n g

h a s c re a te d a d i ve r s e p o o l o f ta l e nte d p l a ye r s a n d

a nu m b e r o u t o f t h i n a i r a n d s et t i n g i t d ow n i n a

d e l i ve re d t h e m o s t t ra n s fo r m e d – a n d su c c e s s f u l –

re p o r t. I t re q u i re s s t ra te g i c p l a n n i n g t h a t i n c l u d e s t h e

n a t i o n a l te a m o f a ‘ t ra d i t i o n a l l y w h i te’ s p o r t i n t h e

d eve l o p m e nt o f p l a ye r s f ro m a yo u n g a g e.

c o u nt r y. S o, t h e q u e s t i o n i s: w h a t h a s Cr i c ket SA d o n e d i f fe re nt l y f ro m ot h e r fe d e ra t i o n s? T h e a n swe r wo u l d

Cr i c ket S o u t h Af r i c a (Cr i c ket SA) h a s b e e n t h e m o s t

a p p e a r to b e t h a t t h ey h a ve ta ke n t h e n ot i o n o f

su c c e s s f u l fe d e ra t i o n i n te r m s o f b ot h to u r n a m e nt

‘g ra s s ro ot s to g re a t n e s s’ s e r i o u s l y.

a n d t ra n s fo r m a t i o n w i n s. Ac c o rd i n g to a n ES P N re p o r t c h ro n i c l i n g t h e d e m o g ra p h i c s o f P rote a p l a ye r s ove r

W h i l e t h e N a t i o n a l S p o r t a n d R e c re a t i o n P l a n e nv i s i o n s

t h e 2 017/18 s e a so n, p l a ye r s o f c o l o u r c l a i m e d 198

a n e nv i ro n m e nt i n w h i c h sc h o o l s a re b ro u g ht i nto t h e

o f a p o s s i b l e 38 5 c a p s (51. 4%) a c ro s s a l l fo r m a t s o f

p ro c e s s o f d eve l o p i n g ta l e nt, Cr i c ket SA a p p e a r s to b e

c r i c ket. O f t h e s e, 76 c a p s (19.74%) we re ta ke n by

t h e fe d e ra t i o n t h a t h a s d o n e t h e m o s t to e n c o u ra g e

b l a c k Af r i c a n s.

yo u n g p l a ye r s o f c o l o u r to e nte r t h e s p o r t. I t h a s e n su re d t h a t e n a b l e r s su c h a s ex p o su re to t h e g a m e;

W i t h g ove r n m e nt s et t i n g t h e m i n i m u m g e n e r i c

e d u c a t i o n, fa c i l i t i e s a n d e q u i p m e nt; c o a c h i n g; a n d

b l a c k re p re s e nta t i o n a t 5 4.5 4% a n d 18.18% b l a c k

su p p o r t n et wo r ks a re i n p l a c e to nu r t u re ta l e nt.

Af r i c a n s, Cr i c ket SA i s d o i n g we l l to m e et i t s ta rg et s. T h e s e a c h i eve m e nt s a re m o re i m p re s s i ve w h e n o n e

T h ro u g h p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h s p o n so r s, Cr i c ket SA

c o n s i d e r s t h a t ot h e r fe d e ra t i o n s h a ve fa i l e d to m e et

h a s e n su re d a n i nve s t m e nt i n M i n i Cr i c ket fo r m o re

s e l f - s et ta rg et s. At p re s e nt, t h e te a m i s a l so ra n ke d

t h a n 3 5 ye a r s. T h i s h a s m e a nt t h a t o n c e p l a ye r s a re

s e c o n d i n i nte r n a t i o n a l Te s t c r i c ket a n d h a s fo u n d

ex p o s e d to t h e g a m e, t h e i r s k i l l s c a n b e d eve l o p e d

i t s e l f a t t h e to p o f O n e D a y I nte r n a t i o n a l (O D I) a n d

t h ro u g h a s t r u ct u re d d eve l o p m e nt p ro g ra m m e. Yo u n g

Te s t ra n k i n g s nu m e ro u s t i m e s i n re c e nt ye a r s. T h e

p l a ye r s a re a l so g i ve n a c c e s s to a d e q u a te fa c i l i t i e s

P rote a s, w i t h a te a m w h e re e i g ht o f t h e 11 p l a ye r s

a n d e q u i p m e nt, re g a rd l e s s o f t h e l o c a t i o n o r so c i o -

we re b l a c k , a l so m a d e h i s to r y by b e a t i n g Au s t ra l i a

e c o n o m i c p ro f i l e o f t h e sc h o o l a l e a r n e r a t te n d s.

5 - 0 i n a o n e - d a y s e r i e s p l a ye d i n Au s t ra l i a. T h ey we re, a n d s t i l l a re, t h e o n l y te a m eve r to d o so i n

These programmes make it possible not only for players

t h i s fo r m a t.

to begin developing their skills in the game early on, but also for ‘cricket- oriented’ schools to identif y talented

T h e re i s a l so ra re l y a ny q u e s t i o n a s to w h et h e r t h e

youngsters and of fer them bursaries or scholarships. In

b l a c k p l a ye r s o n t h e f i e l d h a ve a r r i ve d t h e re by

these environments, players are able to hone their skills

m e r i t o r a s a re su l t o f a n e e d to f u l f i l q u ota s. Ka g i so

under the guidance of qualified coaches – a factor of ten

R a b a d a, H a s h i m A m l a a n d M a k h a ya N t i n i a re ju s t

thought of as the most impor tant in terms of increasing

a few o f t h e n a m e s t h a t n e e d to b e m e nt i o n e d

chances of success and progression in the spor t.

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A 2 016 s t u d y i n t h e S outh Afri c a n J ou rn a l o f S p o r ts M e d i c i n e c o n c l u d e d t h a t t h e s e fa cto r s wo u l d l i ke l y p rov i d e i n s i g ht i nto p ro g re s s i n g b l a c k p l a ye r s to n a t i o n a l l eve l. I t a l so fo u n d t h a t “ i m p l e m e nt i n g a c o m p re h e n s i ve b u r s a r y p ro g ra m m e i n t h e s h o r t te r m a n d s i m u l ta n e o u s l y c re a t i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s i n t h e b l a c k Af r i c a n c o m m u n i t i e s fo r l o n g - te r m su s ta i n a b i l i t y ” w i l l p rov i d e “ d eve l o p m e nta l o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r a l l ta l e nte d p l a ye r s to a c h i eve t h e i r p ote nt i a l a t t h e p ro fe s s i o n a l l eve l ”. Fi n d i n g s su c h a s t h e s e h a ve b e e n w i d e l y a g re e d

“Sport is a wonderful equalizer and a very efficient tool to ensure inclusion.It can certainly place everyone on a level playing field”

u p o n i n i nte r n a t i o n a l s p o r t s re s e a rc h. T h ey l i ke l y fo r m t h e b a s i s fo r t h e d e c i s i o n by S o u t h Af r i c a’s t wo

h a ve so c c e r fa c i l i t i e s. F ewe r t h a n 1 0 0 0 h a ve a r u g by

m a i n s p o r t s re g u l a to r y b o d i e s to c re a te a n d e n h a n c e

f i e l d a n d o n l y a b o u t 1 4 0 0 h a ve c r i c ket fa c i l i t i e s.

t h e e n a b l i n g s p o r t i n g e nv i ro n m e nt. A s a re su l t, t h e

N et b a l l wa s n ot eve n m e nt i o n e d.

t h e n D e p a r t m e nt o f S p o r t a n d R e c re a t i o n a n d t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n S p o r t s C o nfe d e ra t i o n a n d O l y m p i c

A f u r t h e r i s su e p re s e nt s i t s e l f w h e re t h e d e m o g ra p h i c

C o m m i t te e (SAS CO C) a i m to e n su re t h e a va i l a b i l i t y o f

p ro f i l e s o f s e n i o r te a m s a n d a d m i n i s t ra t i ve

a d e q u a te a n d we l l - m a i nta i n e d fa c i l i t i e s, f u n ct i o n a l

s t r u ct u re s re m a i n p re d o m i n a nt l y w h i te, p re s e nt i n g a

s p o r t s c o u n c i l s, a n d a n i nte g ra te d a n d su s ta i n a b l e

su s ta i n a b i l i t y c h a l l e n g e i n t h e s h o r t te r m. Lo n g - te r m

c l u b s t r u ct u re. T h e i r m o s t a m b i t i o u s g o a l, h oweve r,

su s ta i n a b i l i t y i s c h a l l e n g e d by t h e d e m o g ra p h i c s

i s to su p p o r t d eve l o p m e nt t h ro u g h a c o o rd i n a te d

o f u n d e ra g e te a m s, a s t h ey d o n ot c re a te a

a c a d e my sy s te m a s we l l a s p rov i d e a c c re d i te d

p i p e l i n e w h i c h c o u l d c h a n g e a n d su s ta i n o pt i m u m

e d u c a t i o n a n d t ra i n i n g p ro g ra m m e s.

re p re s e nta t i o n a t s e n i o r l eve l s. A n i n a d e q u a te s t r u ct u re a n d l a c k o f c o nt i nu i t y i n t ra n s fo r m a t i o n

T h e a c a d e my sy s te m i s a c r i t i c a l c o m p o n e nt o f

s t ra te g i e s w i l l h a ve n o m e a n i n g f u l i m p a ct i n te r m s o f

t h e S o u t h Af r i c a n s p o r t s d eve l o p m e nt c o nt i nu u m.

c h a n g i n g t h e d e m o g ra p h i c p ro f i l e o f s e n i o r te a m s.

T h e s e i n s t i t u t i o n s a re e nv i s i o n e d to b a l a n c e t h e d e m o g ra p h i c s o f n a t i o n a l te a m s by a c c e l e ra t i n g

W h i l e t h e re h a s b e e n a s i g n i f i c a nt s te p u p i n t h e

t h e d eve l o p m e nt o f ta l e nte d a t h l ete s; p a r t i c u l a r l y

ra te o f p ro g re s s i n t h e p a s t t h re e to f i ve ye a r s

t h o s e f ro m d i s a d va nta g e d b a c kg ro u n d s. Fu r t h e r

– d e p e n d i n g o n w h i c h fe d e ra t i o n i s u n d e r t h e

to t h i s, SAS CO C ’s ta l e nt i d e nt i f i c a t i o n sc h e m e w i l l

m i c ro sc o p e – i t i s c l e a r t h a t a s t ro n g fo u n d a t i o n

b e b o l s te re d by a b u r s a r y sc h e m e w h i c h w i l l p l a c e

i s e s s e nt i a l to e n su re b l a c k p l a ye r s a re a b l e to

ta l e nte d a t h l ete s w h o m a y h a ve ot h e r w i s e b e e n l o s t.

exc e l. F e d e ra t i o n s n e e d to c re a te o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r p ote nt i a l a t h l ete s to b e ex p o s e d to t h e g a m e a n d

W h i l e t h i s sy s te m i s g re a t i n t h e o r y, t h e re a re a few

t h e n p rov i d e a s t r u ct u re d e nv i ro n m e nt w h e re ta l e nt

m ajo r i m p e d i m e nt s i n p ra ct i c e. O n e b e i n g a l a c k o f

c a n b e nu r t u re d.

a d e q u a te s p o r t i n g fa c i l i t i e s a t sc h o o l s. I n S e pte m b e r 2 017, t h e t h e n D e p a r t m e nt o f S p o r t a n d R e c re a t i o n wa s s p e n d i n g 21% o f i t s b u d g et o n sc h o o l s p o r t s a c ro s s t h e n i n e p rov i n c e s. H oweve r, a c c o rd i n g to s ta te m e nt s by t h e D e p a r t m e nt o f B a s i c Ed u c a t i o n, o n l y o n e - t h i rd o f t h e 24 0 0 0 sc h o o l s i n S o u t h Af r i c a

Sources D e p a r t m e nt o f S p o r t a n d R e c re a t i o n Pa r l i a m e nta r y M o n i to r i n g G ro u p E m i n e nt Pe r so n s G ro u p o n Tra n s fo r m a t i o n i n S p o r t S outh Afri c a n J ou rn a l o f S p o r ts M e d i c i n e

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SPAR GROUP

A CULTURE OF CARING H OW D O T H E C O M PA N Y ’S C S I P R O J E CT S C O N T R I B U T E TO T H E B U S I N E S S AS A W H O L E?

CEO INTERVIEW

We b e l i eve t h a t, a s a b u s i n e s s, we ex i s t i n o rd e r to m a ke a d i f fe re n c e i n t h e c o m m u n i t i e s we s e r ve. To t h i s e n d, o u r re s p o n s i b i l i t y i s to

COMPANY: The SPAR Group Ltd

e n su re t h a t we p o s i t i ve l y i m p a ct t h e c o m m u n i t i e s a ro u n d u s by

NAME: Graham O’Connor

g et t i n g i nvo l ve d i n t h e p roj e ct s t h a t u p l i f t t h e m. O u r re l a t i o n s h i p w i t h

POSITION: Group CEO

t h e c o m m u n i t i e s i s a sy m b i ot i c o n e a n d i t g o e s b eyo n d ju s t g i v i n g , a s we s t r i ve to p rov i d e su s ta i n a b l e so l u t i o n s to t h e i d e nt i f i e d so c i a l

BIRTH DATE: 12 August 1956

c h a l l e n g e s. F o r i n s ta n c e, we h a ve p roj e ct s t h a t a re a i m e d a t re d u c i n g

FIRST JOB: Article Clerk at Deloitte

u n e m p l oy m e nt a n d we b e l i eve t h a t t h i s c o nt r i b u te s to t h e g row t h o f t h e e c o n o my a n d, i n t u r n, to t h e g row t h o f o u r b u s i n e s s.

HOW YOU RELAX: Spending time at Zinkwazi Beach with my family. It

W H Y D O YO U B E L I E V E T R A N S F O R M AT I O N I S S I G N I F I CA N T I N S O U T H

does wonders for me!

A F R I CA?

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY (IN ONE

O u r b e a u t i f u l c o u nt r y h a s a c h a l l e n g i n g h i s to r y a n d i t i s o u r jo b,

SENTENCE): I believe very strongly

a s c o r p o ra te S o u t h Af r i c a, to d r i ve t ra n s fo r m a t i o n. F o r i n s ta n c e,

in my values, hard work and

u n e m p l oy m e nt a n d l a c k o f s k i l l s a re re a l p ro b l e m s w h i c h c a n n ot b e

calculated risk-taking.

ta c k l e d by G ove r n m e nt a l o n e. I f we a re to h a ve a s k i l l e d wo r k fo rc e a n d re d u c e u n e m p l oy m e nt, we n e e d to b e i m p l e m e nt i n g so l u t i o n s t h a t

BEST ADVICE AND WHO GAVE

b r i n g u s a s te p c l o s e r to a d d re s s i n g t h e s e p ro b l e m s. A t ra n s fo r m e d

IT: Treat all people with respect

a n d p ro d u ct i ve wo r k fo rc e c a n o n l y m e a n g row t h fo r o u r e c o n o my

regardless of who they are (given by

a n d t h e re fo re i t i s i m p o r ta nt t h a t we s e e t ra n s fo r m a t i o n a s a b u s i n e s s

my father).

i m p e ra t i ve ra t h e r t h a n a c o m p l i a n c e i s su e.

BEST BUSINESS BOOK READ THIS

W H AT A R E YO U R C O M PA N Y ’S K E Y T R A N S F O R M AT I O N M I L E S TO N E S ?

YEAR: Steinheist by Rob Rose We b e l i eve t h a t t r u e t ra n s fo r m a t i o n h a s g ot to b e a b o u t e m p owe r i n g MOST INSPIRING BUSINESS

t h e p rev i o u s l y d i s a d va nta g e d c o m m u n i t i e s, d eve l o p i n g i d e nt i f i e d

LEADER: Nelson Mandela and our

i n d i v i d u a l s a n d h e l p i n g t h e m s et u p t h e i r ow n s to re s.

innovative SPAR retailers are the most inspiring leaders for me.

We t i re l e s s l y wo r k w i t h f i n a n c i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s i n i nve s t i n g , i n o rd e r to h e l p p rev i o u s l y d i s a d va nta g e d q u a l i f y i n g i n d i v i d u a l s e nte r reta i l.

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S PA R G R O U P P R O F I L E

We a re f i r m b e l i eve r s i n s k i l l s

identified small - scale farmers,

w h e re we w i l l b e t ra i n i n g 410

d eve l o p m e nt a n d we i nve s t h e a v i l y

trained them and set up a facilit y to

l e a r n e r s i n o u r s to re s. We w i l l b e

i n t h i s a re a, a s we k n ow t h a t i t

sell their products. We then use our

p a r t n e r i n g w i t h o u r su p p l i e r s i n

b e n e f i t s b ot h o u r b u s i n e s s a n d

infrastructure to sell their produce to e n su r i n g t h a t we a d d re s s sc a rc e

t h e c o m m u n i t i e s. We r u n s eve ra l

our retailers, thereby ensuring that

p ro g ra m m e s a n d l e a r n e r s h i p s

they have a reliable market.

a i m e d a t yo u n g p e o p l e, a s we

s k i l l s w i t h i n o u r su p p l y c h a i n. O u r e f fo r t s i n d eve l o p i n g o u r

b e l i eve t h a t t h ey a re p i vota l to a

W H AT A R E S O M E O F YO U R

p rev i o u s l y d i s a d va nta g e d reta i l e r s

c o n s ta nt su p p l y o f s k i l l e d p e o p l e.

E XC I T I N G P L A N S F O R T H E N E X T

w i l l c o nt i nu e a n d we a re exc i te d

FIVE YEARS?

about the benefits that will be

We have also worked tirelessly to

d e r i ve d f ro m t h i s fo c u s a re a.

ensure that we incorporate small

We h a ve re c e nt l y p a r t n e re d

farmers into our supply chain.

w i t h G ove r n m e nt i n t h e Yo u t h

Through our rural hubs, we have

E m p l oy m e nt S e r v i c e ( Y ES) i n i t i a t i ve,

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SPAR GROUP

Connecting and empowering South African communities With the emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, a group comprising eight wholesalers was given exlusive rights to the ‘SPAR’ name and brand in 1963, servicing some 500 small retailers. Today, SPAR South Africa services independent retailers across eight formats in nine countries from eight distribution centres every day. We also own SPAR licences for Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Angola, which are serviced through the South African distribution centres. SPAR has over 2 000 stores in the following formats in South Africa:

SUPERSPAR

SPAR

KWIKSPAR

SaveMor Liquors

SPAR EXPRESS

Build It

TOPS AT SPAR

SaveMor

Pharmacy of Spar

about supporting and embracing every person’s contribution, as well

Over the years, we’ve grown from

as working together as a team.

strength to strength into one of South Africa’s leading grocery store

ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

chains, steadfastly maintaining

Challenges are part of our business and require creative thinking, problem-solving abilities and good solutions. Entrepreneurship is

customer service excellence.

about demonstrating ownership, creativity, innovation, adaptability and flexibility.

OUR PURPOSE Through our brand, it is our purpose and passion to immerse

PASSION:

ourselves in people and communities and inspire and uplift them to

This is the unrelenting commitment and enthusiasm towards our

do more and be more.

communities, consumers, team and everyone we are connected to. This passion is reflected by each individual within the

OUR VISION

organisation and is evident within our culture. We are a FAMILY of

We are driven by our vision to be the first-choice brand in the

ENTREPRENEURS, driven by PASSION and we hold our values as the

communities we serve.

pinnacle of our success.

OUR VALUES

OUR PROMISE

Our connection to people is what continues to define us as uniquely

While striving to give our communities and consumers an enjoyable

SPAR and this is evident through our values. SPAR values are aligned

and memorable shopping experience, we also offer more than

to the relationships we want to maintain with our customers. The

1 000 exclusive SPAR Brand products, available at stores nationwide.

entity will always lead the following set of values.

Using only the best and freshest ingredients, we create premium quality products at very competitive prices. We endeavour to provide

FAMILY

our customers with unwavering quality of the highest standards,

This means offering a level of service that makes all who interact

complemented by excellent and personalised service in a warm and

with SPAR feel genuinely cared for and part of our SPAR family. It’s

inviting community environment.

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S PA R G R O U P A D V E R T O R I A L

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT INITIATIVES Given the social challenges which exist in South Africa, which must be overcome if our country is to truly prosper, we believe implicitly in the role corporate social investment

AT SPAR, WE ARE COMMITTED TO:

(CSI) initiatives play.

• Reducing our direct environmental footprint • Driving innovation with our house

At SPAR, our CSI strategy is to alleviate poverty, make a difference in the areas of education and healthcare, as well as contribute towards fighting crime. Over the years, this strategy has allowed us to join hands with non-profit organisations throughout the country

brands to reduce their environmental impact • Collaborating with suppliers and

in order to deliver on this commitment.

retailers to assist them in driving down Our decentralised business model allows us, through our eight distribution centres, to form strategic partnerships with the communities that support us. The projects we support range

their environmental footprints • Raising awareness and improving

from creches, schools and HIV/AIDS initiatives to orphanages, anti-crime initiatives and

education around environmental

self-help projects.

sustainability issues within our own organisation, as well as with retailers

We take our own responsibilities in this regard very seriously and welcome potential CSI

and consumers

partnerships with other business organisations.

FAST FACTS SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability is the business of the future. With hundreds of stores and millions of

• SPAR is the biggest independent

transactions happening every day, there is no doubt that, as a company, we make an impact

supermarket retail network in the world

on the environment around us. Every day, we are inspired to make better choices and find

with over 12 800 stores.

solutions that improve the way we operate. We are doing our part because caring for the environment is everyone’s responsibility.

• Our retailers can leverage off international retail design and trends that have kept the SPAR brand at the

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

forefront of food retailing in Southern

SPAR’s internal employee development programmes, which are run through The SPAR Academy of Learning, are crucial to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse talent pool. The development programmes that are in place include:

Africa. • SPAR has the most stores in urban residential areas in South Africa.

• Executive Leadership Development Programme (USB) • SPAR Leadership Development Programme • Management Growth Programme • Supervisory Development Programme (various) • Graduate Training Programmes

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“ We w a nt to s h ow c a s e t h e beaut y and ingenuit y of the A f r i c a n p e o p l e to t h e wo r l d.” – L a d u m a N g xo ko l o

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“T h e ro b u s t P e u g e ot 3 0 0 8 S U V te r ra i n e x p l o re r p ro m i s e s l oya l c o m p a n i o n s h i p i nto t h e d i g i ta l a g e.”

“ I d e ve l o p e a c h a r t wo r k re l a t i ve to t h e e nv i ro n m e nt i t w i l l l i ve i n.” – F a l ko O n e

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By Elske Joubert

D e s i g n e r L a d u m a N g xo ko l o’s wo r k i s i n s p i re d by X h o s a b e a d wo r k , m o d i f i e d a n d a m e n d e d to s h owc a s e c o nte m p o ra r y t i m e s t h ro u g h fa s h i o n.

“My journey has b e en both phenomenal and challenging

We w a nt to s h ow c a s e t h e b e a u t y a n d i n g e n u i t y o f t h e

at the same time as there has b e en exceptional grow th

A f r i c a n p e o p l e to t h e wo r l d.”

within the company when it comes to our designs,” he says. The company has manag e d to make items for the

L a d u m a h a s b e e n d e s c r i b e d a s h a v i n g ‘a n a b i l i t y

global market and has many patrons who now endorse

to i nte r p ret t ra d i t i o n i n a ve r y c o nte m p o ra r y w a y ’.

the brand on an international scale.

E l a b o ra t i n g o n t h i s , h e s a y s t h a t h e h a s ta ke n a t ra d i t i o n a l c ra f t s u c h a s b e a d wo r k a n d i nte r p rete d i t

“T h i s h a s a s s i s te d u s i n o u r b ra n d a s p i ra t i o n a n d w h a t

i nto a m o d e r n fe e l i n g , w h e re b e a d i n g c a n b e s e e n o n

w e h a ve a l wa y s a i m e d to s h ow c a s e w i t h M A X H O S A .”

p a r w i t h te c h n o l o g y. “ F o r i n s ta n c e, w e h a ve i P h o n e c a s e s w i t h c a s t i n g m a d e f ro m h a n d - wove n b e a d i n g.”

T h e d e s i g n s s h ow c a s e t h e b e a u t y, c u l t u re, l a n g u a g e a n d a s p i ra t i o n o f t h e X h o s a p e o p l e, L a d u m a n ote s .

C o m m e nt i n g o n w h a t ’s n e x t fo r h i m a n d t h e M A X H O S A

“ E vo l ve d a n d a m e n d e d i n a m o d e r n w a y a n d i n a

b ra n d , L a d u m a s a y s t h e y a re l o o k i n g to ex p a n d f u r t h e r

c u r re nt d e s i g n c o ntex t, i t t ra n s l a te s i nto a fo r m t h a t

i nto t h e c o nt i n e nt. “ We a re a l s o m ov i n g towa rd s m o re

re s o n a te s w i t h m u l t i p l e fa s h i o n m a r ket s g l o b a l l y.”

l i fe s t y l e p ro d u c t s. I n t h e n e x t c o m i n g y e a r s , w e w o u l d l i ke to h a ve s h i f te d t h e d e s i g n l a n d s c a p e a s w e l l

Laduma says that having fun while designing and

a s h e l p p u t o u r c o u nt r y o n t h e g l o b a l m a p. O u r b i g

c re a t i n g i s a t r u e w i n fo r h i m a n d h i s te a m . “ P a s s i o n i s

a s p i ra t i o n i s to b e c o m e A f r i c a ’s l e a d i n g l i fe s t y l e, l u x ,

w h a t h e l p s u s m ove fo r w a rd.”

p re m i u m b ra n d.”

A s e n s e o f p r i d e i s w h a t L a d u m a w i s h e s to c o nve y w i t h

*La d u m a N g xo ko l o b ro u g h t c o nte m p o ra r y A f ro p o l i ta n -

h i s wo r k. “ P r i d e – a s e n s e o f p r i d e a s a n a t i o n a n d a

c h i c i m p a c t to 10 0 % D e s i g n S o u t h A f ri c a 2 019. Th e 2 019

c o nt i n e nt. We a re n ow c a l l e d M A X H O S A A F R I CA a s w e

i n s ta l m e nt o f 10 0 % D e s i g n S o u t h A f ri c a to o k p l a c e f ro m

a re i n s p i re d by o u r c o nt i n e nt a n d i t s va r i o u s c u l t u re s .

7 to 11 Au g u s t 2 019.

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“PASSION IS WHAT HELPS US MOVE FORWARD”

LIFESTYLE

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“I develop each ar t work relative to the environment it will live in”

The landscaper

URBAN ARTIST

By Elske Joubert

Craig Cupido, known more wid ely as Falko O ne, is one of the world ’s e arli est and most well - known gra f fiti ar tists.

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LIFESTYLE

You behind the wheel

Airconditioning Jesus

I can’t live without my radio

Green day

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Responsibilit y

Thirty years ago I started doing graffiti art – now known as street art. Was there a specific moment in your life when you knew you wanted to be an artist? No. there has never been an exact moment. In fact, I still doubt if I want to be an artist. As an artist you can deliver commentary on a number of social issues. Would you say that is one aspect of your work? Yes, it does feature. If a message was introduced into an artwork, it would be an important side character. It is never the main actor. My work must not ‘preach’. I develop each artwork relative to the environment it will live in. A message could be extracted from the people

Head rush

who reside in the dwelling. I listen to their conversations. I try to catch a glimpse of the house’s interior. To make a specific message for each creation is an art itself. But it’s carefully masked in the uplifting aesthetic of colour confetti. From where do you draw inspiration? Television. For long periods of time. I give my creativity a rinse by watching anything that does not require any intellectual investment. Low brow for the win! The

Chicken or Beef?

inspiration plunges onto me when I think to myself “GEEEEEEEZ!!! I gotta do better than these people”. Then I get up and go paint! Sprinters What is next for you? My plans are dictated by my artwork. When I feel that my work has a tangible financial aspect, I make plans with it. For now I am focused on ‘object inclusive’ creations.

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By Judy Chileshe

My chosen endearment and title for this review fails to conceal my fondness for this beast. This stunner serves as the ultimate voyager’s toolkit. Truly an adventurer’s dream tailored to transport you from tar to gravel, mud to snow, and from darkness to light, the robust 3008 SUV terrain explorer promises loyal companionship into the digital age.

By Judy Chilshe

As the engine roars to life, its sultry interior scintillates, exhibiting the PEUGEOT i- Cockpit hightech featuring sensory buttons designed to augment the driver experience. The Peugeot 3008 SUV prides itself with stealth and is surprisingly featherweight on the wheel, with bold giant leaps on the speedometer when challenged. It is clinically engineered to embrace the curviest roads enthusiastically and is optimal for road trips and holidays with excessive luggage. A triple threat possessing beauty, brawn and brains in the form of high-tech innovations, this beauty is immaculately balanced with swift acceleration undetected by the driver creating a tranquil and spacious passenger experience. The 3008 SUV is deserving of a worthy driver who will maximise the potential and capacity of this beautiful monster. The 3008 SUV is the most advanced vehicle by Peugeot claiming 2017 Car of the Year award – marking its territory as the first SUV in history to be rewarded this accolade. PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, Tau the King, belongs at the top of the food chain.

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CAR REVIEW

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BUILDING BRIDGES, BREAKING DIVIDES R e c o g n i s i n g t h e va l u e a n d i m p o r t a n c e o f A f r i c a ’s r i c h cultural religious heritage

I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we wa s l a u n c h e d i n 2 018 to b r i d g e t h e

We s p e a k to D r P ro p h et a b o u t I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we, t h e

g a p b et we e n t h e c hu rc h e s a n d i d e o l o g i e s o f t h e We s t

v i s i o n, t h e m i s s i o n a n d b e c o m i n g t h e hu b o f Af r i c a n

a n d t h e i n d i g e n o u s c hu rc h e s o f Af r i c a.

k n ow l e d g e o n t h e c o nt i n e nt.

Le a d by D r P ro p h et R a d e b e, a yo u n g a n d d y n a m i c

I n k u l u l e ko Ye s i z we wa s l a u n c h e d i n 2 018 , p l e a s e c a n

l e a d e r w i t h a v i s i o n o f i n c l u s i v i t y, I n ku l u l e ko

yo u o u t l i n e yo u r p u r p o s e a n d h ow yo u a r e p l a n n i n g

Ye s i z we o p e n s u p c h a n n e l s o f c o l l a b o ra t i o n a n d

to a c h i eve yo u r v i s i o n?

c o m m u n i c a t i o n fo r Af r i c a n c hu rc h e s.

T h e p u r p o s e o f o p e n i n g u p I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we a s a n a s so c i a t i o n wa s to p rov i d e a s p a c e w i t h i n w h i c h

T h e s e c hu rc h e s c a n t h e n s h a re t h e i r s p i r i t u a l i t y,

i n d i g e n o u s c hu rc h e s a n d m u l t i p l e b e l i e f sy s te m s c a n

re c o g n i s e o n e a n ot h e r ’s b e l i e f s, a n d to g et h e r b u i l d a

t h r i ve. T h e re h a s b e e n a l ot o f u n d e r m i n i n g o f t h e

f u t u re t h a t e m b ra c e s d i ve r s i t y.

i n d i g e n o u s wa y o f wo r s h i p p i n g a n d Af r i c a n s p i r i t u a l i t y

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INKULULEKO YESIZWE ADVERTORIAL



Dr Prophet Radebe salutes Amasosha, next to him, Ikhanda Elimhlophe and Inkululeko Yesizwe Association Executive member, Bishop Gama.

Dr Prophet Radebe greeting the crowds. Alongside the prophet, Amakhanda Amhlophe

a n d I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we’s fo c u s i s to u p l i f t t h e s e

wa y fo r wa rd i n t h e m o d e r n wo r l d. T h ro u g h I n ku l u l e ko

re l i g i o n s, s h owc a s i n g t h e i r va l u e a n d i m p o r ta n c e o n

Ye s i z we we g a i n p u r p o s e. We d o n’ t b l o c k a nyo n e o r

t h e c o nt i n e nt. A s a n i n d i g e n o u s l e a d e r a n d p ro p h et,

d i sc r i m i n a te; a ny re l i g i o n o r b e l i e f c a n a s so c i a te

I h a ve wo r ke d w i t h m a ny l e a d e r s, p rov i d i n g t h e m w i t h

w i t h u s – we u p h o l d t h e et h o s o f c o m m o n re s p e ct

m e nto r s h i p a n d g u i d a n c e.

a n d d i g n i t y.

La u n c h i n g I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we ju s t m a d e t h e wo r k I wa s

C a n yo u te l l u s a b o u t yo u r i n a u g u r a l a n n u a l eve nt

a l re a d y d o i n g i nto a n o f f i c i a l a s so c i a t i o n. I h a ve b e e n

c o m m e m o r a t i n g i n d i g e n o u s A f r i c a n p r o p h et s a n d

so u g ht o u t fo r my v i s i o n s a n d my a b i l i t y to p rov i d e

c e l e b r a t i n g yo u r f i r s t a n n i ve r s a r y ?

d i re ct i o n s i n c e I wa s yo u n g. I n ku l u l e ko Ye s i z we ta ke s

O u r eve nt wa s a hu g e su c c e s s a n d wa s a t te n d e d by

t h i s to a m o re fo r m a l l eve l a n d a l l ows fo r d e e p e r

nu m e ro u s i nte r n a t i o n a l g u e s t s, i n c l u d i n g t h e fo r m e r

c o l l a b o ra t i o n b et we e n l e a d e r s, c hu rc h e s a n d b e l i e f s.

P re s i d e nt o f N i g e r i a, M r G o o d l u c k J o n a t h a n, w h o g a ve a s p e e c h o n t h e i m p o r ta n c e o f fa m i l y va l u e s.

I s a w t h a t o u r re l i g i o u s g ro u p s h a d n o d i re ct i o n a n d we re d i s m i s s e d a s t h ey d i d n’ t a d h e re to We s te r n n o r m s

O t h e r n ota b l e g u e s t s i n c l u d e d t h e G re a t I n g o nya m a,

– t h i s wa s a g a p t h a t h a d to b e f i l l e d.

I n ko s i u La n g a l i b a l e l e t h e S e c o n d o f t h e a m a H l u b i t r i b e. I n g o nya m a i s t h e g re a t g ra n d so n o f I n ko s i

I re c o g n i s e d t h e va l u e o f fo r m i n g a n a s so c i a t i o n

La n g a l i b a l e l e t h e Fi r s t, w h o wa s u nfa i r l y t re a te d by t h e

w h e re we c o m e to g et h e r a n d wo r k to g et h e r to b u i l d

B r i t i s h g ove r n m e nt i n 1874. I t i s a l so wo r t h n ot i n g t h a t

a n i n c l u s i ve f u t u re. I b e l i eve d t h a t i f we d i d n ot fo r m

D r P ro p h et R a d e b e i s o f t h e a m a H l u b i t r i b e.

a n a s so c i a t i o n, we wo u l d n eve r g a i n d i g n i t y. P r i n c e G u d u za D l a m i n i o f t h e Eswa t i n i n a t i o n wa s a l so S o, t h i s a s so c i a t i o n a l l ows fo r a l l t h e i n d i g e n o u s

p re s e nt, re p re s e nt i n g K i n g M swa t i; a s we l l a s P r i n c e

l e a d e r s i n t h e s e cto r to g a t h e r to g et h e r to s h a p e o u r

Zu k i s a n i N d a m a s e; K i n g B u l e l a n i Lo b e n g u l a K hu m a l o

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Crowds enjoying the festivities of the day at the first anniversary of Inkululeko Yesizwe Association and the commemoration of the Zion church

Ingonyama yamaHlubi Inkosi uLangalibalele of the amaHlubi tribe arriving at the Orlando Stadium for the first anniversary of Inkululeko Yesizwe Association and the commemoration of the Zion Church.

Archbishop Mabiletsa of The Christain Apostolic Church in Zion of Southern Africa

African Indigenous Traditional Leaders attending the first anniversary of Inkululeko Yesizwe Association

Inkosi Langalibalele the Second of the Amahlubi clan arriving at Orlando Stadium for Inkululeko Yesizwe Association’s first anniversary

ka M z i l i ka z i; a s we l l a s o u r e s te e m e d f r i e n d s c o - fo u n d e r

t h a t i t i s t h e l o n e l i e s t p l a c e to b e. A l t h o u g h I a m s t i l l

o f T h e U n i ve r s a l Pe a c e F e d e ra t i o n, D r H a k J a H a n

yo u n g , I h a ve b e e n i n t h i s ro l e fo r m a ny ye a r s a n d I

M o o n a n d h e r d e l e g a t i o n f ro m Ko re a a n d J a p a n.

o f te n f i n d t h a t i t i s a l o n e l y p l a c e.

I t wa s a n o p p o r t u n i t y fo r u s to h o n o u r t h e fo u n d e r s

A s a n o rg a n i s a t i o n, we h a ve fa c e d so m e re s i s ta n c e

o f t h e Z i o n c hu rc h e s a n d t h e g re a t wo r k d o n e i n t h e

f ro m ot h e r c hu rc h o rg a n i s a t i o n s b e c a u s e we a re

i n d i g e n o u s s p i r i t u a l i t y s e cto r.

a s so c i a t i n g w i t h t ra d i t i o n a l l e a d e r s a n d h e a l e r s.

We a l so h a d a m a s s we d d i n g w h e re we re - d e d i c a te d

T h i s h a s b e e n a m ajo r s et b a c k , a s m a ny p e o p l e a re

2 0 0 0 0 m a r r i a g e s a n d m a r r i e d a ro u n d 5 0 p e o p l e. I t

n ot t h a t we l l i nfo r m e d a ro u n d m a t te r s o f re l i g i o n –

wa s a n i n c re d i b l e ex p e r i e n c e.

p a r t i c u l a r l y Af r i c a n re l i g i o n – a n d d o n’ t wa nt u s to a s so c i a te w i t h t h e s e l e a d e r s a n d h e a l e r s.

P l e a s e d e s c r i b e s o m e o f t h e h i g h l i g ht s a n d c h a l l e n g e s yo u h a ve ex p e r i e n c e d ove r t h e p a s t ye a r.

However, we do not want this separation; this is what we

Le a d e r s h i p i t s e l f i s a m ajo r c h a l l e n g e; I a l wa y s s a y

want to overcome as an association because divided

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INKULULEKO YESIZWE ADVERTORIAL



Orlando Stadium filled with crowds attending the first anniversary of Inkululeko Yesizwe Association and the commemoration of the Zion Church

Dr Prophet Radebe addressing the Amasosha at the first Inkululeko Yesizwe Association anniversary at Orlando Stadium

Member of The Revelation Church of God doing a tradional dance in honour of Prophet Radebe

Maskandi Group, Imithente performing at the first Inkululeko Yesizwe Association anniversary

Couples making their way to the stage for the marriage blessing ceremony

Members of The Revelation Church of God participating in the mass wedding held at the Orlando Stadium

we fall. So we are working to educate religious leaders,

l a w t h a t w i l l so l ve t h i s c h a l l e n g e. T h i s i s w hy I h a ve

showcasing that we all can come together with our own

e s ta b l i s h e d t h i s re s e a rc h te a m w i t h a c a d e m i c s a n d

traditions and dogmas and beliefs, and connect on

p ro fe s so r s w h o w i l l c o m e to g et h e r a n d c re a te a hu b o f

mat ters that are common to us all.

k n ow l e d g e - p o p u l a te d b o o ks to e d u c a te p e o p l e a b o u t o u r re l i g i o n a n d s p i r i t u a l i t y. O ve r t h e n ex t few ye a r s,

We need to break barriers, share similarities and

we a re a l so l o o k i n g to p a r t n e r w i t h so m e u n i ve r s i t i e s

become a power ful force to solve problems, each within

to f u r t h e r t h i s re s e a rc h a n d e d u c a t i o n.

our own faith. W h a t a r e yo u r p l a n s fo r ex p a n s i o n? H ow w i l l yo u b e c o m e t h e h u b o f A f r i c a n

We are planning to go from province to province to

k n ow l e d g e o n t h e c o nt i n e nt ?

conne ct with le aders and churches. We are organising

I h a ve e s ta b l i s h e d a re s e a rc h te a m i n I n ku l u l e ko

sessions and presenting our plans so that pe ople

Ye s i z we a n d o u r re s e a rc h e r s a re c o m m i t te d to f i l l i n g i n

understand what Inkululeko Yesiz we is set ting out to

t h e g a p s b et we e n fa ct s a n d b e l i e f. T h e re a re b e l i eve r s

achieve. We have also star te d to expand our re ach into

w h o i g n o re fa ct s o n t h e b a s i s o f b e l i e f a n d t h e re i s n o

Africa and other religious groups across the continent.

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AV LIGHT STEEL CONSULTING

AN ENERGETIC POWERHOUSE By Lennie Gouws

Interview with Lebogang Zulu, CEO of AV Light Steel When she was introduce d to

“ We are selling time, qualit y and

expansion plan. AV Light Steel

alternative building te chnologies

energy ef ficiency.” She explains that

was only the second company to

by her good friend, the late

building a new school with brick

be funded by the then dti Black

Bafana Bafana footballer, Sho es

and mor tar would take t wo years.

Industrialists Scheme in the North

M osho eu, a wide horizon of

“ We do a full new school in a space

West. “It ’s a big feather in our cap,”

endless possibilities opene d up for

of eight months!”

says Lebogang with a huge smile.

working for Eskom and was a traine e

In 2017 Lebogang bought AV Light

The application process took a

power station manag er.

Steel of Potchefstroom from the

lot of hard work, persistence and

late Vincent Bender, her preferred

perseverance.

Lebogang Zulu. At the time she was

The comfor t of a secure job was,

supplier of roof trusses.

however, not for this energetic

“I have one thing in my favour,”

powerhouse. “That is my biggest fear

O f the 41 licences government has

she says. “I am ver y passionate

– to become complacent,” she says.

granted to IBT materials, 36 are in

about what I do. I look for ward to

“When I star ted my own construction

the Western Cape and only four in

transforming not just the construction

company, I wanted to do my own

the rest of the countr y. AV Light Steel

industr y but the innovative

thing.” Lebogang lef t Eskom to

is the only licensed manufacturer in

building industr y as a whole. You

venture into alternative construction.

the Nor th West Province and is thus

will not move me away from the

excellently positioned to fill a huge

alternative building space. With

need in the nor thern provinces.

the huge backlogs in critical social

The past six years her company delivered 84 classrooms for the

infrastructure, IBT is the solution.”

Gauteng Depar tment of Education.

The scheme of the then Depar tment

Of those, 47 classrooms were in

of Trade and Industr y (dti) to fund

Over the past few years there were

13 dif ferent locations, all built

black industrialists in mining and

many successes and challenges.

with these Innovative Building

manufacturing granted AV Light

The biggest challenge was to get

Technologies (IBT ) and in a

Steel R40 - million on the basis of

suppor t and buy - in from both the

space of t wo and a half months.

50/50 cost sharing. This means that

private sector and government as

“I have a stack of completion

AV Light Steel needed to make an

far as IBT is concerned.

cer tificates.I regard them with

investment of at least R8 0 - million to

the same reverence as a

access the funds.

graduation cer tificate,” Lebogang proudly proclaims. Her first break through came with

According to Lebogang, there are not many plat forms where the

The first co - funder was ABSA , who

industr y can share knowledge with

granted the company a loan of

government regarding IBT.

R15 - million.

the Independent Development

Success came when government

Trust (IDT ) for which her company

The second loan was from the

recently approved that ever y social

completed four new schools.

Industrial Development Corporation

infrastructure project should include

(IDC), who loaned R61- million at

30% IBT materials.

Lebogang realised early that she is

an interest rate of prime minus

not only selling classrooms, schools,

2% considering the employment

Another success was the securing

houses or even high rise buildings.

creation aspects of the company’s

grant from dti as a black industrialist

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and the loans from ABSA and IDC.

builder’s retailers have shelves with

“This shows how much confidence

our products. The day when the 30%

government has placed in our vision

threshold for the use of IBT in public

to increase par ticipation of black

building projects turns into 50% or

women in the manufacturing space

6 0% , we have achieved our goals.

INTERVIEW

and transforming the construction sector,” notes Lebogang.

“ We want to see more schools, penetrate the low - cost housing

“Finding a balance bet ween your

markets and build health facilities.

work and your life, is a big, big

This is not a ‘nice -to - have’, but

challenge,” says Lebogang, who is

needed ever y where. The cost to

also the mother of a six- year- old son.

erect one of our buildings as a clinic costs the same as the costs and

The grow th of the manufacturing

operation of a mobile clinic.”

sector is of vital impor tance to the South African economy, she notes.

Environmental awareness is strongly

The manufacturing sector is in

embedded in AV’s values. “A few years

the best position to create much -

ago global warming was a foreign

needed jobs. AV Light Steel will not

concept, but we all now feel the

only directly employ 97 people in

extreme heat in summer and extreme

Potchefstroom within the nex t 12

cold in winter. In small rural areas

months, but by training contractors

air- conditioning is unaffordable. Our

to use their products, many more

structures are designed to be more

jobs will be created. With ever y

energy efficient and leave a much

10 contractors using their IBT

smaller carbon footprint than brick

systems, an enormous 1 20 0 jobs

and mortar structures.” Lebogang is ver y clear about her

The investments by ABSA, IDC and the

vision for the company in the nex t

then dti gave AV Light Steel a cash

five years:

Lebogang says that it will help the

“ We want to build at least three other

company to realise its mission to

manufacturing facilities in other

become the preferred innovative

par ts of the countr y. We cannot

building system supplier in Africa.

supply KwaZulu - Natal from the Nor th

It means that more social

West Province – the transpor t will kill

infrastructure, homes and commercial

the client. “ We want to train at least 30 to 40 contractors to use IBT and have them cer tified.

Technikon in Cape Town and in Construction Management. She has t wo children, a daughter who is studying medicine and a six- year- old boy in Grade 1.

AV Light Steel Telephone: (+27) 018 294 5650 Fax: (+27) 086 527 4143 Email: info@avlightsteel.co.za

has a clear goal about expanding “Par t of our vision is to supply materials across Africa. We want to “Building infrastructure for the public

be par t of an ef for t to take South

sector is our main focus. I’m also

Africa from a consumer societ y to

looking for ward to the day when all

more manufacturing and expor t.”

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engineering at the Peninsula

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IM P U M E L E L O TO P E M POW E RM E N T RE S E A RC H CRI T ERI A

SOUTH AFRICA’S

TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES At a time when South Africa is grappling with the implementation of rapid economic transformation, hats off to the top empowered companies in the country.

Companies are assessed on the seven pillars of

Companies complying with the ownership and

empowerment as set out by the Department of

directorship requirements and exceeding the minimum turnover requirements are evaluated

TRADE AND INDUSTRY:

according to these criteria and points are

• Ownership

allocated relative to their per formance.

• Management Control • Employment Equity

Impumelelo Top Empowerment does not,

• Skills Development

however, rank companies on the basis of the

• Preferential Procurement

points scored, preferring rather to highlight all

• Enterprise Development

companies that per form above a certain level.

• Socio-Economic Development Key objectives of revised codes Further, eligibility is determined by compliance with the following requirements.

• Drive growth of SMME black-owned enterprises

These criteria are:

• Encourage job creation

• Black ownership as a share of total ownership

• Drive local manufacture and processing

• Black executive directors as a share of all

• Accelerate representation of black women,

executive directors

rural and the youth in economic activities

• Black senior managers as a share of total

• Eradicate fronting

senior management • Black employees as a share of total employment

Revised B-BBEE categories

• Corporate social investment spend (in both

• Ownership

absolute and relative terms)

• Management Control

• Expenditure on skills development

• Skills Development

focused on empowering historically

• Enterprise & Supplier Development

disadvantaged individuals

• Socio-Economic Development

• Procurement practices

The full A-Z listing of South Africa’s Top Empowered Companies can be viewed at topempowerment.co.za

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OIL & GAS – INTEGRATED

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

RESOURCES

Afric Oil (Pty) Ltd

MATERIALS

MINING

BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Adriya Sports and Fencing cc

Central Energy Fund (SOC) Limited

Afrisam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Econ Oil & Energy (Pty) Ltd

Alro Automation cc

Engen Petroleum Limited

Amabamba Fencing (Pty) Ltd

KZN Oils (Pty) Ltd

BL Williams Construction Company (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Gas (Pty) Ltd

Dekro Paints (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Limited

DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd

Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Dynamic African Projects (Pty) Ltd

Strategic Fuel Fund SOC Limited

Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd

The Petroleum, Oil and Gas

Group Five Limited

Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Isizwe Glass & Aluminium cc

GOLD MINING

Total South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Karebo Group Limited

AngloGold Ashanti Limited

Lafarge Holcim (Pty) Ltd

DRD Gold Limited

SECONDARY SEGMENT

Malaka Supplies cc

COAL Anglo Operations Limited Coal of Africa Limited Londani Coal (Pty) Ltd Makoya Supply Chain Holdings (Pty) Ltd Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd Sentula Mining Limited Wescoal Holdings Limited

Gold Fields Limited Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited Sibanye Stillwater

PLATINUM Anglo American Platinum Limited Impala Platinum Holdings Limited Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited

BASIC INDUSTRIES

Massbuild (Pty) Ltd Mathote Modula Building Systems (Pty) Ltd

Peri Formwork Scaffolding

CHEMICALS

Pluminco Trade Engineering (Pty) Ltd

CHEMICALS – COMMODITIES

Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited

Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Ragelang Trading (Pty) Ltd

Chemical Initiatives (Pty) Ltd

Uni-Span (Pty) Ltd

Elemental Analytics (Pty) Ltd

WG Wearne Limited

FFS Refiners (Pty) Ltd

HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

Foskor (Pty) Ltd

DIAMOND

Kansai Plascon Africa (Pty) Ltd

Alexkor (SOC) Limited

Omnia Group

De Beers Consolidated Mines

ABE Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd Actus Integrated Management (Pty) Ltd Adenco Construction (Pty) Ltd

Petra Diamonds Southern Africa

CHEMICALS – ADVANCED

AEL Mining Services (Pty) Ltd

Trans Hex Group Limited

MATERIALS

AIC Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Lumoss Mouldings (Pty) Ltd

Aveng Grinaker-LTA

Synthomer (Pty) Ltd

B & W Instrumentation and Electrical Limited

OTHER MINERAL EXTRACTORS & MINES Assore Limited Kumba Iron Ore Limited

CHEMICALS – SPECIALITY

Baseline Civil Contractors (Pty) Ltd Basil Read Holdings Limited Edwin Construction (Pty) Ltd

A.B.E Construction Chemicals

ELB Group Limited

Aeci Limited

Fikile Construction (Pty) Ltd

African Oxygen Limited

G. Liviero & Son (Pty) Ltd

Agro-Serve (Pty) Ltd

G4 Civils (Pty) Ltd

GENERAL MINING

Buckman Laboratories (Pty) Ltd

Group Five Limited

African Rainbow Minerals Limited

FFS Refiners (Pty) Ltd

Hillary Construction (Pty) Ltd

Exxaro Resources Limited

Hosaf (Pty) Ltd

Imbani Projects (Pty) Ltd

Sibanye Stillwater

Laser Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Liviero Civils (Pty) Ltd

NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd

Macsteel Service Centre SA (Pty)Ltd

Sasol Limited

Martin & East (Pty) Ltd

Murray & Roberts Cementation (Pty) Ltd Palabora Mining Company (Pty) Ltd

South 32 SA Holdings (Pty) Ltd

OIL & GAS OIL & GAS – EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Motheo Construction Group (Pty) Ltd

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS

Easigas (Pty) Ltd Engen Petroleum Limited

BUILDERS MERCHANTS

Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Bolt & Nut World cc

NMC (Pty) Ltd Power Group (Pty) Ltd Raubex Group Limited Rumdel Construction (Pty) Ltd Ruwacon (Pty) Ltd SMEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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PRIMARY SEGMENT

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

TTR Building Construction

ERB Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Copalcor (Pty) Ltd

Umso Construction (Pty) Ltd

Erosion Technology

Debar Ceramics

Waco Africa (Pty) Ltd

Fiber Pipe (Pty) Ltd

Hulamin Operations (Pty) Ltd

WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd

First National Battery Flag Craft International (Pty) Ltd

OTHER CONSTRUCTION Baseline Civil Contractors (Pty) Ltd Boitshoko Road Surfacing and Civil Works cc Boon Africa Dithaba Construction (Pty) Ltd Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd Eris Property Group (Pty) Ltd GoBig Construction & Projects KPMM Roads & Earthworks (Pty) Ltd M3 Construction Projects (Pty) Ltd MRW Projects cc

OTHER MANUFACTURING Acoustex (Pty) Ltd AECI Mining Solutions Limited Artistic Wood Carvers And Turners (Pty) Ltd AV Light Steel Barno (Pty) Ltd

G.O. Plastics cc GB Bearings (Pty) Ltd Green Office (Pty) Ltd Hydromine Projects cc Imperial Armour cc Jendamark Automation (Pty) Ltd Modart (Pty) Ltd

IRON & STEEL ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited Aveng Manufacturing Decoma Services CC Khombanani Steel (Pty) Ltd Metal Plus South Africa

Permoseal (Pty) Ltd

GENERAL INDUSTRIES

Regma South Africa (Pty) Ltd

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

The Lion Match Company (Pty) Ltd

AEROSPACE

Trailtech WTVL cc

Denel Aviation

FORESTRY & PAPER FORESTRY Hans Merensky Holdings (Pty) Ltd Komatiland Forests (Pty) Ltd Timrite (Pty) Ltd

DEFENCE Denel Land Systems

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS African Rainbow Minerals Limited Argent Industrial Limited

Blendrite Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

PAPER

Bucyrus Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mondi Limited

Barloworld Limited

CZ Electronics Manufacturing (Pty)Ltd

Sappi Southern Africa Limited

Beier Envirotec (Pty) Ltd

C.V Projects SA

AU Traders & Refiners (Pty) Ltd

Clyde Bergemann Africa (Pty) Ltd

Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings (Pty) Ltd

STEEL & OTHER METALS

Dosco Precision Hydraulics

NON-FERROUS METALS

Hitech-Gregfor (Pty) Ltd

Elegant Plastics Displays cc

B & E International (Pty) Ltd

Imperial Holdings Limited

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Minolco (Pty) Ltd

Howden Africa Holdings Limited

Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Nashua (Pty) Ltd

Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd

The Bidvest Group Limited

Outdoor Power cc

Kaymac (Pty) Ltd

Reunert Limited

Kram Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Ricoh South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Liquid Automation Systems (Pty) Ltd

Saab Grintek Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Max Scott Engineering Sales cc

SGT Solutions

Naledi Rail Engineering

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Siemens SA (Pty) Ltd

Reutech Solutions

Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd

Southern Africa Fault Location cc

SA Five Group (Pty) Ltd

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd

Tech Tronics

Trimming (Pty) Ltd

ARB Holdings Limited

Technology Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Urban Edge Architects (Pty) Ltd

Black Lite Energy (Pty) Ltd

Westplex (Pty) Ltd

Valve Specialists cc

CBI Electric: Aberdare ATC Telecom

ENGINEERING & MACHINERY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES & TRUCKS

Zungu Elgin Engineering Innovations (Pty) Ltd

CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Babcock Plant Services (Pty) Ltd

Aecom South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Centurion Truck and Bus (Pty) Ltd

Africa WSP Group (Pty) Ltd

Cranes 4 Hire cc

Afri-Coast Engineers SA (Pty) Ltd

CTS Trailers (Pty) Ltd

Akha Tech (Pty) Ltd

Inyati Transport Engineering (Pty) Ltd

AOS Consulting Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Iveco South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Arup (Pty) Ltd

TATA Automobile Corporation SA (Pty) Ltd

Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Cables (Pty) Ltd CBI-Electric: low voltage Colcab (Pty) Ltd Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited Designer Instruments Construction cc Edison Power Electrical (Pty) Ltd Enzani Technologies (Pty) Ltd F Luke t/a Supreme Electrical Supplies Idube Electrical (Pty) Ltd Instrument Transformer Technologies (Pty) Ltd

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

KAP Industrial Holdings Limited

Bergstan South Africa Consulting and

Malesela Taihan Electric Cable (Pty) Ltd

ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS

Mandlakazi Electrical Technologies (Pty Ltd

Aveng Rail Division of Aveng Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mega High Voltage Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Barloworld Equipment

Development Engineers (Pty)Ltd Bigen Africa Services (Pty) Ltd Blue Quartz International Consulting Engineers and Project Managers (Pty) Ltd

Schneider Electric SA (Pty) Ltd

BVI Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd

South Ocean Electrical Wire Company (Pty) Ltd

ENGINEERING FABRICATORS

Torre Industries Limited

Federal Mogul Friction Products (Pty) Ltd

Voltex (Pty) Ltd

Genrec Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Dyrex Epoch Resources (Pty) Ltd Exigo Sustainability (Pty) Ltd

Haw & Inglis (Pty) Ltd

Geosure (Pty) Ltd

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Invicta Holdings Limited

ABB South Africa (Pty) Ltd

John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd)

Allied Technologies Limited

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd

Ansys Limited

MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Autocon Systems cc

Rare Group (Pty) Ltd

Bytes Document Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Siyahamba Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Ingérop South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Conlog (Pty) Ltd

JG Afrika (Pty) Ltd

Dartcom (Pty) Ltd

ENGINEERING – GENERAL

Delba Electrical Company 1980 (Pty) Ltd

Bearing Man Group (Pty) Ltd

Knight Piesold Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Eastern Acoustics (Pty) Ltd

A.P.E Pumps (Pty) Ltd

Lebone Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Electronic Touch Systems (Pty) Ltd

Alpret Control Specialists

Lesedi Nuclear Services (Pty) Ltd

Enzani Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Aveng Water (Pty) Ltd

Malani Padayachee and Associates (Pty) Ltd

Falcon Engineering (Pty) Ltd

Battery Electric (Pty) Ltd

Naidu Consulting

Instrument Transformer Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Dibama Supplies cc

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd

IST (Integrators of Systems Technology)

Dupleix Liquid Meters

Read, Swartman & Voigt (Pty) Ltd

Jasco Trading (Pty) Ltd

EFAM Distributors

Rodecon Engineering cc

KH Distributors cc

enX Group Limited

SCIP Engineering Group (Pty) Ltd

Kolok (A division of Bidvest paper plus)

Fabchem Mining (Pty) Ltd

SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

KPG Media Technologies

Handel Street Upholsterers & Motor

VNA Consulting

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Hellermann Tyton (Pty) Ltd

Zitholene Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Glad Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd HHO Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd

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Kantey & Templer (Pty) Ltd

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NON-CYCLICAL COMSUMER GOODS BEVERAGES – DISTILLERS & VINTNERS SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Distell Limited Nederburg Wines (Pty) Ltd Stellenbosch Vineyards (Pty) Ltd

SOFT DRINKS Sundew Food Manufacturers cc

FOOD PRODUCERS & PROCESSORS FARMING Amadielo Agri (Pty) Ltd Astral Operations Limited County Fair Foods Crookes Brothers Limited Earlybird Farm Manstrat cc Meadow Feeds Paarl RCL Foods Limited Tswellapele Plants cc

CYCLICAL CONSUMER GOODS AUTOMOTIVE & PARTS AUTOMOBILES

HOUSEHOLD GOODS & TEXTILES

Barloworld Motor Retail South Africa

Deneb Investments Corporation Limited

Nissan South Africa (Pty) Ltd

General Workwear cc

CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR Berg Clothing cc

House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd

AUTO PARTS

Keedo International (Pty) Ltd

Abes Technoseal

Puma Sports Distribution (Pty) Ltd

Alfred Teves Brake Systems (Pty) Ltd

Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited

Ashrafs Windscreens cc

Sweet-Orr & Lybro (Pty) Ltd

Aunde South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Zhauns Business Opportunities (Pty) Ltd

Auto Industrial Group (Pty) Ltd Automotive Leather Company Autoquip Retail (Pty) Ltd Deutz Dieselpower Fays Lynk Up Agency cc GB Bearings (Pty) Ltd Imperial Brake & Clutch (Pty) Ltd Lumotech (Pty) Ltd Metair Investments Limited Midvaal Motor Engineers and Auto Services cc

FURNISHINGS & FLOOR COVERINGS

FOOD PROCESSORS Agrana Fruit South Africa (Pty) Ltd Astral Operations Limited AVI Limited

Excellent Meat Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Dynamic Flooring cc

Exim International (Pty) Ltd

Floorworx Africa (Pty) Ltd

Faircape Dairies (Pty) Ltd

Simmons SA (Pty) Ltd

Foodcorp (Pty) Ltd Illovo Sugar (Pty) Ltd

APPLIANCES & CONSUMER

Home of Living Brands (Pty) Ltd

Pitstop Group (Pty) Ltd

HomeChoice Holdings Limited Simmons SA (Pty) Ltd

VEHICLE DISTRIBUTION

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Sea Harvest Group Limited

Compass Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Michelin Tyre Company SA (Pty) Ltd

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CV Projects

Ellies Holdings Limited

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Pioneer Fishing (Pty) Ltd

Clover SA (Pty) Ltd

Bridgestone SA (Pty) Ltd

Goddards Auto Repairs cc

Oceana Group Limited

Cecil Nurse a Division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd

Beka Manufacturing SA (Pty) Ltd

Freeway Toyota

Komicx Products (Pty) Ltd

Ciro Beverage Solutions (Pty) Ltd

TYRES & RUBBER

Bidvest McCarthy

Irvin & Johnson Limited

BidOffice (Pty) Ltd

ELECTRONICS

AAD Truck And Bus (Pty) Ltd

Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd

Aranda Textile Mills (Pty) Ltd

Orion Engineered Carbons (Pty) Ltd TFM Industries (Pty) Ltd

FISHING Amawandle Hake (Pty) Ltd

In2food Group (Pty) Ltd Iqlaas Foods (Pty) Ltd Nedan (Pty) Ltd Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd Premier Foods (Pty) Ltd Rhodes Food Group (Pty) Ltd Roelcor Holdings (Pty) Ltd Sasko Bakeries

OTHER TEXTILES & LEATHER GOODS BKB Limited Desiree Quilted Products (Pty) Ltd

Sundew Food Manufacturers cc Tiger Brands Limited Universal Industries Corporation Limited Willowton Group

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HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANISATIONS

PHARMACEUTICALS &

Pambili Document Solutions (Pty) Ltd

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Perspex South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Action Training Academy (Pty) Ltd

PHARMACEUTICALS

Batsomi Lifeworks (Pty) Ltd BSN Medical (Pty) Ltd Clinix Health Group (Pty) Ltd Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd Discovery Holdings Limited Kaelo Consulting (Pty) Ltd Lenmed Health (Pty) Ltd

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited Loock Pharmaceuticals

SOFT GOODS

Sanofi-Aventis South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Joburg Market (Pty) Ltd Mr Price Group Limited

LabStix Diagnostics (Pty) Ltd

Metropolitan Health (Pty) Ltd

SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Community Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited Melomed Hospital Holdings Limited

RETAILERS

Novartis South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Medscheme Holdings (Pty) Ltd

HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT & LONG-TERM CARE

Tile Africa

Ascendis Health Limited

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Workforce Healthcare (Pty) Ltd

Seartec Trading (Pty) Ltd

Adcock Ingram Limited

Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited

Sechaba Medical Solutions

Queenspark Clothing Centre (Pty) Ltd Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited

The Scientific Group (Pty) Ltd

TRADE

TERTIARY SEGMENT

Akila Trading (Pty) Ltd

CYCLICAL SERVICES

Allied Putziger (Pty) Ltd

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

Allscan Trading

IMPORT & EXPORT

A-Z Trading Corporation cc Broadway Sweets (Pty) Ltd

HIRING SUPPLY

Geodis (Pty) Ltd

Anglo V3 Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd

Irizar Southern Africa (Pty) Limited

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Jabula Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd

Mahindra & Mahindra South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Orthopaedic Textiles

Plants & Equipment Rental

Merafe Resources Limited

Priontex Micronclean (Pty) Ltd

Turner Morris Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

Ngaphaya Y2K10 Trading cc

Safmed (Pty) Ltd

Nu-World Holdings Limited

The Kahma Group

ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Pernod Ricard South Africa (Pty) Ltd

OTHER HEALTHCARE

CCTV Security Surveillance Gauteng (Pty) Ltd

Be Safe Paramedical cc

Media Film Service (Pty) Ltd

Gearhouse South Africa (Pty) Ltd

WHOLESALE ARB Electrical Wholesalers (Pty) Ltd

Incon Health (Pty) Ltd South African National Blood Services (SANBS)

PACKAGING APL Cartons (Pty) Ltd Astrapak Limited Bowler Metcalf (Pty) Ltd Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd DBC Packaging (Pty) Ltd Future Packaging & Machinery (Pty) Ltd Golden Era Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd

Discount Electrical Wholesale cc

GENERAL RETAILERS

EP Electrical Distributors (Pty) Ltd

SHOPPING CENTRES

Invincible Vales

Canal Walk Shopping Centre

Joey’s Steel Suppliers cc

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Lalita Investments (Pty) Ltd

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Malls Tiles (Pty) Ltd

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Masana Petroleum Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Sandton City Shopping Centre

Tupperware Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

V&A Waterfront

Universal Footwear & Trading Company (Pty) Ltd

Mpact Limited

RETAILERS – HARDLINES Ackermans

DISTRIBUTORS

Naeem Food Industry (Pty) Ltd

AJM Sales & Services cc

Artemis Brands (Pty) Ltd

Pride-Pak Packaging (Pty) Ltd

Astore Africa

Bearings International

Red Crown Designs

Combined Motor Holdings Limited

Transpaco Limited

BEP Bestobell (Pty) Ltd

Fig Technology (Pty) Ltd

Beswick Office Products (Pty) Ltd

Lufil Packaging (Pty) Ltd

Allandale Trading

Forms Media Independent Africa (Pty) Ltd

PERSONAL CARE & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS PERSONAL PRODUCTS

Introstat (Pty) Ltd

Amka Products (Pty) Ltd

LA Group (Pty) Limited

Black Like Me (Pty) Ltd

Leitam Business Solutions

Green Logik SA

Lewis Group Limited

HPC & B

MRC Lifestyle

Kimberly-Clark South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Neo Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Quality Products (Pty) Ltd

Ningi Envelopes & Stationers cc

Ithuba Valves & Industrial Supplies cc Jenna Clifford Designs (Pty) Ltd

Bustque (Pty) Ltd Cape Town Market D & J Stationers cc Drager South Africa (Pty) Ltd Elephant Lifting Equipment (A division of Torres Holdings (Pty) Ltd) Fuchs Lubricants South Africa (Pty) Ltd Gripper & Co (Pty) Ltd

HSE Solutions – A division of Sturrock and Robson (Pty) Ltd

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Agility Global Health Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Scallans Trading Company (Pty) Ltd

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Husqvarna South Africa (Pty) Ltd

HOTELS

TOURISM BODIES

Imperial Cold Logistics (Pty) Ltd

City Lodge Hotels Limited

Gauteng Tourism Authority

Imperial Fast & Fresh (Pty) Ltd

Coastlands Durban (Pty) Ltd

Limpop Tourism & Parks

Intombi Promotional Gifts cc

Emperors Palace

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA)

Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd

Legacy Hotels and Resorts (Pty) Ltd

North West Parks Board

Lets Trade 1128 cc

Northern Cape Tourism Authority

Peermont Hotels & Resorts

South African National Parks (SANParks)

Sandton Sun Hotels (Pty) Ltd

South African Tourism

Southern Sun Hotels (Pty) Ltd

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Pty) Ltd

Sun International Limited

Table Mountain National Park

Tsogo Sun Hotels

Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

Relief Valve & Pump Specialist cc

TRAVEL & RELATED SERVICES

SPORTS BODIES

Southern African Master Distributors

Astra Travel (Pty) Ltd

Athletics South Africa

Beachcomber Marketing (Pty) Ltd

Cricket South Africa

K.H. Distributors cc Marsing & Co. Africa (Pty) Ltd Midas Group (Pty) Ltd Natal Coastal Communications Page Automation (Pty) Ltd Printacom (Pty) Ltd

(Pty) Ltd (SAMD)

City of Choice Travel & Tours (Pty) Ltd

LEISURE, ENTERTAINMENT & HOTELS GAMING

Club Travel SA (Pty) Ltd

Afrisun Gauteng (Pty) Ltd

Flywell Travel Agencies Cape (Pty) Ltd

Akani Egoli (Pty) Ltd

Gooderson Leisure Corporation Limited

Carnival City

HRG Rennies Travel (Pty) Ltd

Emnotweni Casino

Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services

Emperors Palace

Thebe Tourism Group (Pty) Ltd

Garden Route Casino (Pty) Ltd

Thompsons Travel

KwaZulu-Natal Gaming & Betting

Tourvest Travel Services

Board Monte Casino

Flight Centre SA (Pty) Ltd

Travel with Flair (Pty) Ltd

Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd

MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY BROADCASTING CONTRACTORS 5FM Africa on Air (Pty) Ltd African Media Entertainment Limited East Coast Radio (Pty) Ltd Kagiso Media Limited Multichoice South Africa (Pty) Ltd Primedia Broadcasting (Pty) Ltd Sentech (SOC) Limited Tswelopele Productions (Pty) Ltd

Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Limited

LEISURE FACILITIES

SunWest International (Pty) Ltd

Aquila Projects (Pty) Ltd

Tsogo Sun Caledon (Pty) Ltd

Artscape Theatre Centre

CABLE & SATELLITE

Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited

Caledon Casino Hotel & Spa

Multichoice South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mangwanana Private African Day Spa

Supersport International (Pty) Ltd

Umoya Communications (Pty) Ltd

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Mmabatho Palms

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Ster-Kinekor Theatre

Soweto Outdoor Adventures

MEDIA AGENCIES

Ushaka Marine World

360 Degrees Production House (Pty) Ltd

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Webber Wentzel

Durban Fresh Produce Market

Africa Business News (Pty) Ltd

Werksmans Attorneys Woodhead Bigby Attorneys

Edge Growth (Pty) Ltd

Alphabet Soup Advertising (Pty) Ltd

Elb Group Limited

Bloom Marketing cc Brand South Africa Creative Spark (Pty) Ltd

ENRA Technologies cc Frontline Safety, Health & Environmental

EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

Consultants

Fizz Marketing cc

FACILITIES

Foxp2 (Pty) Ltd

FACILITIES & FACILITATORS

HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd

Atterbell Investments (Pty) Ltd

Ince (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town International

Initiative Media (Pty) Ltd

CSIR International Convention Centre

Media 24 Limited

Goldberg, De Villiers & Myburgh (Pty) Ltd Greymatter & Finch (Pty) Ltd In The Vault 33 cc Incon Health (Pty) Ltd Indgro Holdings (Pty) Ltd

(Pty) Ltd

Meropa Communications (Pty) Ltd

Concept G Exhibitions & Events (Pty) Ltd

Ipes – Utility Management Services (Pty) Ltd

Mullen Lowe South Africa (Pty) Ltd

ICC Durban (Pty) Ltd

Ipsos (Pty) Ltd

Network BBDO

Reed Exhibitions Venue Management

Itec Tiyende

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa

Sandton Convention Centre

JM Professional Services cc

Omnicom Media Group (Pty) Ltd

ShoCraft Exhibition and Shopfitting

Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market (Pty) Ltd

Primedia Outdoor

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Kantar TNS

20/20 Insight

Knowledge Pele

Allabout Xpert (Pty) Ltd

Kuntwela Enzansi Ventures (Pty) Ltd

Ballenden and Robb SA (Pty) Ltd

Lefika Securities (Pty) Ltd

Enviroserv (Pty) Ltd

LFP Training (Pty) Ltd

Fever Tree Consulting (Pty) Ltd

LRMG

Manto Management (Pty) Ltd

Marine Data Solutions (Pty) Ltd

New Generation Management

Marthinusen & Coutts

Sail Rights Commercialisation (Pty) Ltd South African Broadcasting Corporation Limited (SABC) The MediaShop (Pty) Ltd The Riverbed Marketing & Communication Agency Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd Yellowwood Future Architect (Pty) Ltd

SUPPORT SERVICES CATERING SERVICES Air Chefs SOC Limited Bidfood (Pty) Ltd Element Six Production (Pty) Ltd Royal Mnandi Food Service Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Consulting

Micromega Holdings Limited

Nikha Technology Group

Midway Two Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Palmer Development Group (Pty) Ltd

Mindcor (Pty) Ltd

PRP Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Minerals Operation Executive (Pty) Ltd

Saya-Setona (Pty) Ltd

Netstar (Pty) Ltd

Sepfluor Limited

nlighten (Pty) Ltd

Siyakha Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Tsebo Holdings & Operations (Pty) Ltd

Work Dynamics (Pty) Ltd

Vulcan Catering Equipment (Pty) Ltd

Zevoli Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Sodexo Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Knowledge Factory (Pty) Ltd

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd

Palmer Development Group (Pty) Ltd Perishable Products Export Council Board

VERIFICATION AGENCIES Bidvest Facilities Management (Pty) Ltd Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd Tsebo Facility Solutions (Pty) Ltd

NPI Governance Consulting Outprosys (Pty) Ltd

Wembley Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

(PPECB)

AQRate (Pty) Ltd Ardent Business Partners (Pty) Ltd

Plus 94 Research (Pty) Ltd

BEESA Business Services (Pty) Ltd

Purchasing Consortium Southern Africa

Empowerlogic

Reid and Mitchell

Envision International

SA Commercial South African Qualifications Authority

LAW SERVICES

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

Tarsus SecureData (Pty) Ltd

Adams & Adams Attorneys

Centre for Supplier Development

Teba (Pty) Ltd

Blakes Maphanga Attorneys

African Response (Pty) Ltd

The Actuate Group (Pty) Ltd

Bowmans

AC Nielsen Marketing and Media (Pty) Ltd

Breytenbach Mavuso Inc (BM)

The Event Production Company (Pty) Ltd

Achievement Awards Group (Pty) Ltd

Cheadle Thompson & Haysom Inc

The Innovation Hub Management Company (Pty) Ltd

Actuator Repair Services SA (Pty) Ltd

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc

Advance Call (Pty) Ltd

The Investment House

DMO Attorneys

Afrigis (Pty) Ltd

Du Toit Smuts & Partners

ASI Financial Services

Garlicke & Bousefield Inc

Automotive Industry Development

Legal Aid South Africa

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Tirhani Auctioneers TMS Group Industrial Services

Centre (Pty) Ltd (AIDC)

Trafalgar Property Management (Pty) Ltd

Malherbe Rigg & Ranwell Inc

Avts Roadworthy Stations (Pty) Ltd

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

A-Z Vending Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys

Business Process Enabling South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Turner & Townsend (Pty) Ltd

Spoor & Fisher

CSG Holdings Limited

Universal Mail Link (Pty) Ltd

Strauss Daly Incorporated

D & J Stationers cc

Uwin Iwin Incentives (Pty) Ltd

Venns Attorneys

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Yourself Management

Tsebang Inc Chartered Accountants & Auditors

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

CONTRACT CLEANERS

Vumelana Advisory Fund (Pty) Ltd Wilec

& HYGIENE SERVICES

Work Dynamics (Pty) Ltd

Bidvest Services (Pty) Ltd Bidvest Steiner (Pty) Ltd

EDUCATION &

POST, PARCEL & COURIER ACT Logistics (Pty) Ltd DHL International (Pty) Ltd Ram Transport South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Kemklean (Pty) Ltd

BUSINESS TRAINING

Nozihle Cleaning Services

Arms Audit

TRANSPORT AIRLINES, AIRPORTS & AIR CHARTER

Rentokil Initial (Pty) Ltd

Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training

Air Traffic and Navigation Services

Sanitech

Institute of People Management (IPM)

Company Limited

Servest Hygiene (Pty) Ltd

JB Marks Education Trust

Airports Company South Africa (SOC) Limited

Staza Cleaning Services cc

Bidvest Cargo (Pty) Ltd

Masana Hygiene Services cc

ADvTECH limited

Neledzi Services (Pty) Ltd

AET Africa

Omni HR Consulting

Comair Limited

Open Trade Traing Centre (Pty) Ltd PM Skillshouse L&D (Pty) Ltd Primeserv Group Limited Skills Development Corporation South African ABET Development Agency (SAADA) Training at Work

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES Adcorp Holdings Limited Affirmative Portfolios (Pty) Ltd Afrizan Personnel (Pty) Ltd Ashika Deepchund & Associates cc Asie Personnel cc Ayanda Mbanga Communications (Pty) Ltd

SECURITY &

Flysafair (Pty) Ltd

ALARM SERVICES

SAFAIR Operations (Pty) Ltd

Afri Guard (Pty) Ltd

South African Airways (SOC) Limited

Bidvest Protea Coin (Pty) Ltd

South African Civil Aviation Authority

Command Security Services SA (Pty) Ltd

South African Express Airways (Pty) Ltd

Elvey Security Technologies Inc

SRS Aviation (Pty) Ltd

Excellerate Security Services

Fidelity ADT Security Group (Pty) Ltd

CAR HIRE

G4S Secure Solutions SA (Pty) Ltd

Avis Fleet Services

iMvula Quality Protection

Bidvest Car Rental (Pty) Ltd

John Elliott Security cc

CMH Car Hire (Pty) Ltd

Khayalami Security cc

Europcar Southern Africa

National Security & Fire (Pty) Ltd

Phakisaworld Fleet Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Omega Risk Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Sakhumzi Car Rental (Pty) Ltd

Callforce Direct (Pty) Ltd

Riskcon Security Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Citizen Surveys (Pty) Ltd

Securitas SA (Pty) Ltd

DAV Professional Placement Group

Smada Security Services (Pty) Ltd

E-Merge IT Recruitment cc Express Employment Professionals (Pty) Ltd Hab Personnel Services cc Isilumko Staffing (Pty) Ltd Kgabolize Recruitment Consultancy Liyema Consulting Human Capital Mandate Molefi Human Resource Consultants Manpower SA (Pty) Ltd Masibambane Recruitment (Pty) Ltd Mindcor (Pty) Ltd Mindworx Consulting (Pty) Ltd Premium Personnel cc Primeserv Group Limited Professional Career Services (Pty) Ltd Quest Staffing Solutions (Pty) Ltd Studentemps & Pro Appointments cc Teba Limited

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Chand Environmental Consultants cc Collect-a-Can (Pty) Ltd Interwaste Holdings Limited Pikitup Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd Tedcor (Pty) Ltd The Waste Group (Pty) Ltd

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES A and R Contract Solutions cc Actus Integrated Management (Pty) Ltd Ardent Business Partners (Pty) Ltd Bham Tayob Khan Matunda Quantity Surveyors Black Lite Energy (Pty) Ltd BTKM DNA Brand Architects Empowerdex (Pty) Ltd

Springs Car Wholesalers (Pty) Ltd Tempest Car Hire (Pty) Ltd Woodford Car Hire

RAIL, ROAD & FREIGHT Access World (Pty) Ltd Altech Netstar (Pty) Ltd Antanma Transport (Pty) Ltd Bidvest Panalpina Logistics Bigfoot Express Freight (Pty) Ltd C. Steinweg Logistics (Pty) Ltd Cargo Carriers Limited Charter International (Pty) Ltd Commuter Transport Engineering (Pty) Ltd Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd

Florofix Trading Trust

DHL International (Pty) Ltd

Mandate Molefi Human Resource Consultants

Dynamic Express Services cc

Nonku Ntshona & Associates Quantity

Globeflight Worldwide Express SA (Pty) Ltd

Surveyors (Pty) Ltd

Golden Arrow Bus Services (Pty) Ltd

Paragon Group SA

Greyhound Coach Lines

Phenomenal Projects cc

Intercape Ferreira Mainliner (Pty) Ltd

Productivity SA

Khaas Logistics

Research Institute for Innovation

Kintetsu World Express South Africa (Pty) Ltd

and Sustainability (Pty)Ltd

Kuehne-Nagel (Pty) Ltd

SearchSpecifics (Pty) Ltd

Leeu Transport cc

Total Water Solutions

Mayibuye Transport Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Turner & Townsend (Pty) Ltd

Megafreight Services (Pty) Ltd

Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd

OneLogix Group Limited

Ushintsho Resources

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

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Savino Del Bene SA (Pty) Ltd

OTHER INSURANCE

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

MMI Holdings Limited

Super Group Holding (Pty) Ltd

Johannesburg Water (Pty) Ltd

Transnet SOC Limited

Mhlathuze Water

Universal Mail Link (Pty) Ltd

Rand Water

Value Group Limited

Sedibeng Water

World Net Logistics (Pty) Ltd

Siza Bantu Plumbing Contractors cc

Xeon Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Umgeni Water

SHIPPING & PORTS

ALTERNATIVE ELECTRICITY

AMSOL – African Marine Solutions

S & P Power Units (Pty) Ltd

LIFE ASSURANCE AVBOB – Mutal Assurance Society

SA Bulk Terminals (Pty) Ltd Sebenza Forwarding & Shipping (Pty) Ltd Sturrock Grindrod Maritime (Pty) Ltd Toll Global Forwarding (SA) (Pty) Ltd Transnet National Ports (Pty) Ltd

NON-CYCLICAL SERVICES FOOD & DRUG RETAILERS Busy Corner Meat Wholesalers (Pty) Ltd Kirsch Pharma South Africa (Pty) Ltd Pick n Pay Stores Limited Spar Group Limited Sparkport Group of Pharmacies Woolworths Holdings Limited

TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES FIXED-LINE TELECOM SERVICES Telkom SA SOC Limited

WIRELESS TELECOM SERVICES Altron Nexus Cell C (Pty) Ltd MTN Group Limited Vodacom Group Limited

UTILITIES POWER & WATER ELECTRICITY SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION ACTOM (Pty) Ltd City Power Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd Eskom Holdings Limited VoltAmpere Group Matleng Energy Solutions M-tech Industrial The Windows cc

WATER SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION Amatola Water Bloem Water GCS Water And Environment (Pty) Ltd

MMI Holdings Limited Old Mutual Life Assurance Company South Africa Limited Sanlam Limited

FINANCIAL BANKS BANKS

INVESTMENT COMPANIES

ABSA Bank Limited

African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited

Absa Technology Finance Solutions

Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd Andulela Investment Holdings Limited

(Pty) Ltd African Bank Investments Limited

Balondolozi Investment Services

Albaraka Bank Limited

Cadiz Holdings Limited

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Cognition Holdings Limited

FirstRand Limited

Coronation Fund Managers Limited

Grindrod Bank Limited

Encha Group

Habib Bank AG Zurich Ltd

Grand Parade Investments Limited

South Africa Land and Agricultural

Growthpoint Properties Limited

Development Bank of South Africa

Horizon Equity (Pty) Ltd

Mercantile Bank Holdings Limited

Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited

Nedbank Group Limited

Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd

Standard Bank Group Limited

Identity Development Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd

Ubank Limited

Imbewu Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd Investec Limited ISA Holdings Limited

INSURANCE

JM Busha Investment Group

INSURANCE BROKERS

JSE Limited

Indwe Risk Services (Pty) Ltd

Kagiso Tiso Holdings

Legal Expenses Insurance Southern

Motseng Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Africa Ltd

Mvelaserve Limited

Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited

NMT Capital (Pty) Ltd Pareto Limited Prescient Limited

INSURANCE NON-LIFE

PSG Group Limited

AIG South Africa Limited

Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings Limited

AON South Africa (Pty) Ltd

SABvest Limited

Budget Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd Hollard Life Assurance Company Limited Indequity Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

Sasfin Holdings Limited Stratcorp Limited Tamela Holdings (Pty) Ltd

MotoVantage (Pty) Ltd Mutual & Federal Insurance Company Limited

Thebe Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd Transpaco Limited Vuwa Investments

Old Mutual Insure Limited

HOLDING COMPANIES

Outsurance Santam Limited

Accentuate Limited

Trustco Group International (Pty) Ltd

Aveng Africa Limited

Enviroserv Holdings Limited

RE-INSURANCE

EOH Holdings Limited

Crawford and Company SA (Pty) Ltd

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Discovery Life Limited Liberty Holdings Limited

Atlas Marine Engineering (Pty) Ltd EBH South Africa

Clientele Life Assurance Company

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Putco Limited

Excellerate Real Estate (Pty) Ltd

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Industrial Commodities Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency

Inmins Trading (Pty) Ltd

Experian South Africa (Pty) Ltd

MMI Holdings Limited

TransUnion Credit Bureau (Pty) Ltd

MoneyWeb Holdings Limited Quyn Group of Companies

Afrifocus Securities (Pty) Ltd

Taste Holdings Limited Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Ltd

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS & DEVELOPMENT

AloeCap (Pty) Ltd

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Novare Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Dell Computers (Pty) Ltd Mustek Limited

Dipula Income Fund Limited

MORTGAGE FINANCE Finbond Mutual Bank (Pty) Ltd

Growthpoint Properties Limited

SA Home Loans

NEO Technologies (Pty) Ltd Rectron (Pty) Ltd SSA (Pty) Ltd Tarsus Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Intersite Asset Investment SOC Limited Investec Property Fund

OTHER FINANCIAL

PRASA CRES Limited

IPES – Utility Management Services (Pty) Ltd

Putprop Limited

NMG Benefits Pty) Ltd

Redefine Properties Limited

Purple Group

SA Corporate Real Estate Fund

Real People Goup (Pty) Ltd

VMQ Property Service (Pty) Ltd

Sasfin Premier Holdings

Vukile Property Fund Limited

Transaction Capital Limited

PROPERTY AGENCIES

ACCOUNTING & CONSULTING

Broll Property Group (Pty) Ltd

Accensis Chartered Accountants (SA)

Dormehl Phalane Property Group IHFM (Pty) Ltd Redefine Properties Limited

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE

INVESTMENT BANKS

SSG Holdings (Pty) Ltd

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

TELECOMS EQUIPMENT 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd Link Africa (Pty) Ltd Siemens South Africa (Pty) Ltd Tellumat Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

ASI Financial Services (Pty) Ltd

SOFTWARE & COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICES 3DR Holdings (Pty) Ltd A Solutions t/a Advocate Solutions (Pty) Ltd Adapt IT Holdings Limited

Auditor-General South Africa

Advancenet (Pty) Ltd

BDO South Africa Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited

AE Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd Altron TMT SA Group (Pty) Ltd

SPECIALITY & OTHER FINANCE

Grant Thornton South Africa

ASSET MANAGERS

Alviva Holdings Limited

HOC Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Aptronics (Pty) Ltd

27Four Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd

Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited

ASEDA (Pty) Ltd

Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Hospitality Property Fund Limited

Atio Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Blue Alpha Investment Management (Pty) Ltd

Lwandle Marketing and Advisory Services

Axiz (Pty) Ltd

LXFinancial Services (Pty) Ltd

AYO Technology Solutions Limited

Nexia SAB&T (Pty) Ltd

BMI-Techknowledge Group (Pty) Ltd

Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd Brait South Africa Limited Delta Property Fund Limited Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Ltd Futuregrowth Asset Management (Pty) Ltd Global Asset Management Limited

Business Systems Group (Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Ngubane & Company Inc Nolands Advisory Services CPT (Pty) Ltd Novare Actuaries (Pty) Ltd

CA Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd CEOS Technologies CHM Vuwani Computer Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Identity Group (Pty) Ltd

PKF (PE) Inc

INCA Portfolio Managers (Pty) Ltd

Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Integrated Managed Investments (Pty) Ltd

SekelaXabiso (Pty) Ltd

Investment Solutions Holdings Limited

Tinyeleti Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Ciber Information International (Pty) Ltd Colour Laser Copier Sales (Pty) Ltd Computer Foundation (Pty) Ltd Concilium Technologies (Pty) Ltd

JM Busha Asset Managers

Cornastone Technology Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Nedbank Private Wealth (Pty) Ltd

INVESTMENT ENTITIES

Datacentrix Holdings Limited

Oasis Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Business Partners Limited

Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd

Pragma Africa (Pty) Ltd PSG Fund Management (Pty) Ltd PWC Combined Systems (Pty) ltd Rentworks Africa (Pty) Ltd Stanlib Wealth Management Limited Sygnia Limited

Emira Property Fund

DVT (Pty) Ltd

Industrial Development Corporation

eNetworks cc

of South Africa Limited (IDC) KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund (KZN Growth Fund) Noah Capital Market (Pty) Ltd Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

CONSUMER FINANCE

Royal Bafokeng Administration

EOH Consulting (Pty) Ltd EOH IBM Services EOH Microsoft Services (Pty) Ltd Esquire System Technology (Pty) Ltd First Technology KZN (Pty) Ltd Future Perfect Corporation cc

Texton Property Fund

Ikando cc

Compuscan (Pty) Ltd

Vunani Property Fund

Innovations Group (Pty) Ltd

Diners Club (SA) (Pty) Ltd

WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Integr8 IT (Pty) Ltd

ABSA Vehicle and Asset Finance

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Jumpco (Pty) Ltd

Imperial Logistics

Kou-Kamma Local Municipality

Khusela Solutions (Pty) Ltd

JVC Freight Carriers (Pty) Ltd

KwaDukuza Local Municipality

Nambiti Technologies (Pty) Ltd PBT Group (Pty) Ltd Pink Elephant (Pty) Ltd Pinnacle Micro (Pty) Ltd

PUBLIC SEGMENT LISTING

Matatiele Local Municipality

GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Mnquma Local Municipality

Mbombela Local Municipality Molemole Local Municipality Ntabankulu Local Municipality

Praxis Computing (Pty) Ltd Rocketseed South Africa

UNICITIES/METRO MUNICIPALITIES

Overstrand Local Municipality

Sintrex Integration Services (Pty) Ltd

Buffalo City Metropolitan

Polokwane Local Municipality

Sizwe Africa IT Group (Pty) Ltd

Municipality

Port St Johns Local Municipality

Spartan Technology Rentals (Pty) Ltd

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

Prince Albert Local Municipality

Tarsus Technologies (Pty) Ltd

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

T-Systems SA (Pty) Ltd (TSSA)

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

Vukani Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Richtersveld Local Municipality

Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Rustenburg Local Municipality

INTERNET

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Laingsburg Local Municipality

Lesedi Corporate Technology (Pty) Ltd

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

Datatec Limited Fastnet Limited

LOCAL COUNCILS/ MUNICIPALITIES

Internet Solutions

Abaqulusi Local Municipality

MTN Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Aganang Local Municipality

Saldanha Bay Local Municipality Sol Plaatje Local Municipality Stellenbosch Local Municipality Tswelopele Local Municipality Umuziwabantu Local Municipality

Amahlathi Local Municipality

SOFTWARE

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality

DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES

Accsys (Pty) Ltd

Beaufort West Local Municipality

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Accutrak (Pty) Ltd

Bela-Bela Local Municipality

Amajuba District Municipality

Alacrity Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Benoni City Council

Amathole District Municipality

Blue Turtle Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Bergrivier Local Municipality

Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

CCS Mining and Industrial (Pty) Ltd

Bitou Local Municipality

Cape Wineland District Municipality

Chillisoft Solutions Services (Pty) Ltd

Blouberg Local Municipality

Capricorn District Municipality

Elvey Security Technologies (A division

Blue Crane Route Local Municipality

Central Karoo District Municipality

of Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd)

Breede Valley Local Municipality

Chris Hani District Municipality

Konica Minolta South Africa

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

Lan Solutions (Gauteng) (Pty) Ltd

Camdeboo Local Municipality

Eden District Municipality

React 24

Cape Agulhas Local Municipality

Ehlanzeni District Municipality

SAS Institute (Pty) Ltd

Cederberg Local Municipality

Fezile Dabi District Municipality

SilverBridge Holdings Limited

Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

Gert Sibande District Municipality

Symplexity (Pty) Ltd

City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality

Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Council

Harry Gwala District Municipality

Troye (Interactive solutions (Pty) Ltd

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality Dihlabeng Local Municipality

Ilembe District Municipality

T-Systems SA (Pty) Ltd

Dr Nkosazane Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality

TELECOMS SOLUTIONS

Edumbe Local Municipality

Altron TMT SA Group (Pty) Ltd

Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality

Boniswa Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Elundini Local Municipality

Broadband Infraco (Pty) Ltd

Emakhanzeni Local Municipality

Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd

Gamagara Local Municipality

Drive Control Corporation (Pty) Ltd

George Local Municipality

In2IT technologies (Pty) Ltd

Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

Jurumani Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Greater Giyani Local Municipality

Telemaster Holdings Limited

Greater Kei Local Municipality

Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd

Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS AAD Logistics (Pty) Ltd Access World (Durban) (Pty) Ltd Ansana Holdings (Pty) Ltd Bakers SA Limited BJ Transport Management Services (Pty) Ltd DLK Group (Pty) Ltd

Joe Gqabi District Municipality John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality Kenneth Kaunda (Dr) District Municipality Kgalagadi District Municipality King Cetshwayo District Municipality Lejweleputswa District Municipality Metsweding District Municipality Mopani District Municipality Motheo District Municipality Namakwa District Municipality Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Greater Letaba Local Municipality

Overberg District Municipality

Greater Taung Local Municipality

Sedibeng District Municipality

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

Hessequa Local Municipality

Ugu District Municipality

Ingquza Hill Local Municipality

Umgungundlovu District Municipality

Joe Morolong Local Municipality

Vhembe District Municipality

Kamiesberg Local Municipality

Waterberg District Municipality

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

West Coast District Municipality

Knysna Local Municipality

West Rand District Municipality

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Department of Cooperative Governance and

Xhariep District Municipality

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

Zululand District Municipality

Traditional Affairs – Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & BODIES

Traditional Affairs – Northern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and

City of Johannesburg Property

Traditional Affairs – KwaZulu-Natal

Company SOC (Limited)

Department of Coooperative Governance,

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Africa) (CIPS) City of Joburg Property Company (Pty) Ltd

Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation

Eastern Cape Gambling & Betting Board

– Mpumalanga

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment

Department of Economc, Small Business

Management Agency

Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

Johannesburg Development Agency (Pty) Ltd

Department of Economic Development

Johannesburg Housing Company NPS

– Gauteng

Johannesburg Roads Agency (Pty) Ltd

Department of Economic Development

Mandela Bay Development Agency

– KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

– Northern Cape

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

Department of Economic Development & Tourism & Environmental Affairs – KwaZulu-Natal

DEPARTMENTS Department of Human Settlements - Mpumalanga

Department of Economic Development

Department of Agriculture – Limpopo

and Tourism – Mpumalanga

Department of Agriculture – Western Cape

Department of Economic Development

Department of Agriculture & Rural

and Tourism – Western Cape

Development – Eastern Cape

Department of Economic Development

Department of Agriculture & Rural

and Tourism – Northern Cape

Development – Free State

Department of Economic Development,

Department of Agriculture & Rural

Environment and Tourism – Limpopo

Development – Gauteng

Department of Economic Development,

Department of Agriculture & Rural

Environment and Tourism – Mpumalanga

Development – KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Economic Development, Tourism

Department of Agriculture & Rural

and Environmental Affairs – KwaZulu-Natal

Development – Limpopo

Department of Economic, Small Business

Department of Agriculture, Conservation,

Development, Tourism and Environmental

Environment and Rural Development

Affairs – Free State

– North West

Department of Education – Eastern Cape

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and

Department of Education – Free State

Rural Development – Northern Cape

Department of Education – Gauteng

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development

Department of Education - KwaZulu-Natal

and Land Administration – Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety -– Gauteng Department of Community Safety – Western Cape Department of Community Safety and Liaison – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Community Safety and Transport – North West Departmentof Community Safety, Security and Liaison – Mpumalanga Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Free State

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Department of Economic Development and Enviromental Affairs – Eastern Cape

Department of Agriculture – Free State

Department of Finance – Western Cape Department of Finance, Economic Development & Environmental Affairs – Eastern Cape Department of Health – Free State

Affairs – North West

Zone SOC Limited

Department of Finance – Northern Cape

– Limpopo

Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional

East London Industrial Development

Department of Finance – North West

Department of Health – Eastern Cape

– Western Cape

Durban Investment Promotion Agency (DIPA)

Department of Finance – Mpumalanga

Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Department of Finance – KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Health – Gauteng Department of Health – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health – Limpopo Department of Health – Mpumalanga Department of Health – North West Department of Health – Northern Cape Department of Health – Western Cape Department of Health and Social Development – Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development – North West Department of Housing – Eastern Cape Department of Housing – Gauteng Department of Human Settlements – Gauteng Department of Human Settlements – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements – Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements – North West Department of Human Settlements – Western Cape Department of Human Settlements – Free State Department of Infrastructure Development – Gauteng Department of Local Government – Western Cape Department of Local Government and Housing – Gauteng Department of Local Government and Human Settlements – North West Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs – North West Department of Local Government and Housing – Limpopo Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs – Eastern Cape Department of Police, Roads and Transport – Free State Department of Provincial Legislature – Free State

Department of Education – Limpopo

Department of Provincial Legislature – Limpopo

Department of Education – Mpumalanga

Department of Provincial Legislature Mpumalanga

Department of Education – North West

Department of Provincial Legislature

Department of Education – Northern Cape Department of Education – Western Cape Department of Education and Sport Development – North West

– Northern Cape Department of Provincial Planning and Treasury – Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury – Free State

Department of e-Government – Gauteng

Department of Provincial Treasury – Limpopo

Department of Environment and Nature

Department of Public Safety – North West

Conservation – Northern Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning – Western Cape Department of Finance – Eastern Cape

Department of Public Safety, Security and Liaison – Limpopo Department of Public Works – Eastern Cape Department of Public Works – KwaZulu-Natal

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Department of Public Works and Roads – North West Department of Public Works and Infrastructure – Free State Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport – North West Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport – Mpumalanga

Local Government and Traditional Affairs – North West

Agrarian Reform – Eastern Cape Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development – North West

Department of Arts And Culture

Office of The Premier – Mpumalanga

Office of the Premier – Western Cape

Department of Rural Development and

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Office of the Premier – Limpopo

Department of Roads & Public Works

Department of Roads and Transport – Gauteng

Department 0f Communications

Office of the Premier – KwaZulu-Natal

Office of the Premier – Northern Cape

Works – Northern Cape

Civilian Secretariat For Police

Office of the Premier – Gauteng

Department of Roads & Public Transport – Limpopo

Department of Roads and Public

DEPARTMENTS

Office of the Premier – Free State

Office of the Premier – North West

– Eastern Cape

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Office of the Premier – Eastern Cape

Department of Roads and Public Transport –Gauteng

Department of Basic Education Department of Community Safety – Western Cape Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs

Provincial Treasury – Free State Social Services and Population Development – Northern Cape

Tourism

Sport, Arts and Culture – North West Sport, Arts and Culture – Northern Cape The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – KwaZulu- Natal Western Cape Provincial Treasury (WCPT)

Department of Social Development – Eastern Cape

Department of Social Development – Free State

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Department of Social Development – Mpumalanga Department of Social Development – North West Department of Social Development – Northern Cape Department of Social Development – Western Cape Department of Sport and Recreation – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport, Arts and Culture – Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture – North West Department of Sport, Arts and Culture – Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation – Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation – Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation – Gauteng Department of Tourism – Northern Cape Department of Transport – Eastern Cape Department of Transport – KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport – Limpopo Department of Transport and Safety – Eastern Cape Department of Transport and Public Works

Department of Defence and Military Veterans Department of Economic Development and

– KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Safety and Liaison – Limpopo

Department of Social Development – Limpopo

Department of Correctional Services Department of Economic Development

South African Police Services (SAPS)

Department of Safety and Liaison – Eastern Cape

Department of Social Development – Gauteng

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department of Environmental Affairs Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development Department of Health Department of Higher Education

Agribusiness Development Agency – KwaZulu-Natal

and Training (DHET)

AsgiSA Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd

Department of Home Affairs

Blue IQ Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Department of Human Settlements

CapeNature

Department of International Relations and

Casidra (SOC) Limited

Cooperation (DIRCO)

Eastern Cape Development Corporation

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board

Department of Labour

Free State Development Corporation

Department of Mineral Resources

Free State Gambling and Racing Board

Department of Performance and Evaluation

Gauteng Economic Development Agency

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

(GEDA)

Department of Public Enterprises

Gauteng Enterprise Propellor (GEP)

Department of Public Service and

Gauteng Gambling Board

Administration

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency

Department of Public Works

Housing Development Agency

Department of Rural Development

Ithala Development Finance

and Land Reform

Corporation Limited

Department of Science and Technology

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Department of Small Business Development –

KwaZulu-Natal Gambling and Betting Board

Department of Social Development

Limpopo Economic Development Agency

Department of Sport & Recreation South Africa Department of State Security

(LEDA) Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Mandela Bay Development Agency

Department of Tourism

Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER)

Department of Traditional Affairs

Department of Treasury – Eastern Cape

North West Development Corporation

Department of Transport

Department of Treasury – Gauteng

North West Gambling Board

Department of Water & Environmental Affairs

Department of Treasury – KwaZulu-Natal

Roads Agency Limpopo (Pty) Ltd

Department of Water and Sanitation

Department of Treasury – Mpumalanga

St Joseph’s Care and Support Trust

Department of Women

Department: Police, Roads and Transport

Trade and Investment – KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Energy

Departmentof Arts and Culture – KwaZulu-Natal

Trade and Investment – Limpopo

Government Communication and

Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlement

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

Information System (GCIS)

Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board

Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD)

Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Western Cape Investment and Trade

Ingonyama Trust Board

Limpopo Economic Development, Environment

Promotion Agency (WESGRO)

National Library of South Africa

Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA)

National School of Government

– Western Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison – Northern Cape

and Tourism

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National Treasury

National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA)

Presidency Ministry for National Planning

National Empowerment Fund National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)

Transnet National Ports Authority of SA

National Film and Video Foundation

SETAS

Proudly South African

National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS)

Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority

Safety & Security Sector Education & Training

National Heritage Council of South Africa

Authority (SASSETA)

National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Commission

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

SOC Limited (NECSA) The Southern African Association of Energy Effeciency

Presidency Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

National Housing Finance Corporation SOC Ltd

South African Police Services (SAPS)

National Lotteries Commission

South African Revenue Service (SARS)

National Office of Public Service Commission

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA)

National Research Foundation

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)

National School Of Government

The Competition Commission

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

The Department of Trade and Industry

National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Academy of Science South Africa

Ntinga O.R. Tambo Development Agency NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd Office of The Chief Justice

Accounting Standards Board

Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB)

Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority Brand South Africa

Petroleum Agency SA (Pty) Ltd Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority Productivity SA

Central Energy Fund (SOC) Ltd

Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)

Public Protector South Africa

Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency

Public Service Commission

Competition Tribunal

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

Construction Industry Development Board Council For Geoscience Council For Medical Schemes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA)

Authority (CHIETA) Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority – (CATHSSETA) Education, Training and Development Practices SETA (ETDP-SETA) Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&MSETA) Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority (FOODBEV) Forest Industries Education and Training Authority (FIETA)

Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Health And Welfare Sector Education and

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd South African Astronomical Observatory (Pty) Ltd South African Cities Network

Africa SOC Limited

Authority (BANKSETA) Chemical Industries Education & Training

Railway Safety Regulator Sasria SOC Ltd

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South

(SETA) Banking Sector Education And Training

Training Authority (HWSETA) Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) Manufacturing, Engineering and Related

Financial and Fiscal Commission

South African Council for Educators (SACE)

Financial Services Board (FSB)

South African Forestry Company Ltd (Safcol)

Gauteng Partnership Fund

South African Library for the Blind

Government Employees Medical Scheme

South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

Government Pension Administration Agency

South African Medical Research Council

Mining Qualification Authority (MQA)

Health Professions Council Of South Africa

South African National Biodiversity Institute

Safety & Security Sector Education & Training

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South African National Energy

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

Development Institute (SANEDI)

Independent Development Trust

South African Nuclear Energy

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

Corporation (NECSA)

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

South African Special Risk Insurance

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)

Association (SASRIA)

Industrial Development Corporation of South

South African Weather Service (SAWS)

Africa Limited International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Ithemba Labs

State Information Technology Agency (SOC) Ltd

Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MERSETA) Media, Information and Communication Technology Sector Education & Training Authority (MICTSETA)

Authority (SASSETA) Services Sector Education Training Authority (SERVICES SETA)

and Training Authority Tourism Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority (WRSETA) Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)

(SITA) Statistics South Africa Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programmes (THRIP)

CHAPTER 9 INSTITUTIONS Auditor-General South Africa

Land Claims Court (LCC)

The Companies Tribunal

Media Development And Diversity Agency

The Competition Commission

Mintek

The Estate Agency Affairs Board

National Agricultural Marketing Council

The Freedom Park

Commission for Gender Equality

National Arts Council of South Africa (NACSA)

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

Commission on Restitution of Land Rights

National Consumer Commission

(NEPAD)

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)

Independent Electoral Commission

National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

The Presidency

Public Protector South Africa

National Development Agency

The Road Traffic Managment Corporation

South African Human Rights Commission

National Economic Development and Labour

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

Council (NEDLAC)

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

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SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP EMPOWERED COMPANIES

NON-GOVERNMENET ORGANISATIONS SECTION 21 SECTION 21 – FOUNDATIONS

EDUCATION

Cisco Networking Academy Cotlands

TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Entertainment Association

UNIVERSITIES

Film and Publication Board (FPB)

Monash South Africa Limited

Independent Examination Board

Dell Development Fund

Inkululeko Yesizwe Association

Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

International Sporting, Event and

Palabora Foundation

Inqaba Yokulinda

Rainbow and Smiles Foundation

NPC Concrete Institute

Rose Foundation

Tshwane Business and Agriculture

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University North West University Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) University of Cape Town (UCT) University of Johannesburg University of KwaZulu-Natal

Smalll Enterprise Foundation (SEF) Sasol Siyakha Trust

ACADEMY

University of Limpopo

Sonke Gender Justice Network (JHHESA)

Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Trust

University of South Africa (UNISA)

South African Property Owners

Mimi Women

University of Stellenbosch

Association (SAPOA)

National Arts Council of South Africa

University of Witwatersrand

Telkom Foundation

National Business Initiative for Growth

The Nepad Business Foundation Vodacom Foundation Tshwane Business and Agriculture Corporation

Development

GRADUATE SHOOLS

National Home Builders Registration

Graduate School of Business – University of

Council

Cape Town (GSB)

New Lovelife Trust (Pty) Ltd

Milpark Business School (Pty) Ltd

Proudly South African

SECTION 21 – COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS Africa Bio

Regent Business School

Public Servants Association of South Africa

UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

Read Educational Trust

University of South Africa Graduate School of

Black Management Forum Investment

Seda Ethekwini

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

Siyabonga Africa

Wits Business School

Company Limited

SA International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)

Business Leadership (UNISA SBL)

Board of Healthcare Funders of

Siyakha Development Trust

Southern Africa (BHF)

Sonke Gender Justice Network

Business Against Crime South Africa

South African Institute of Black Property

Business Process Enabling South Africa

Practitioners (SAIBPP)

Boland Tvet College

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

South African Institute of Race Relations

College of Cape Town

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

South African Property Owners Association

International Colleges Group (Pty) Ltd (ICG)

Catholic Welfare and Development Centre For

The Institute of Bankers In South Africa

Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

World Wildlife Fund South Africa

Motheo TVET College

Early Childhood Development

COLLEGES Africa Skills Training College

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