Local is lekker! Gibela works with local businesses

As part of our commitment to create jobs for local, Ekurhuleni-based businesses, we have hired a number of small, micro and medium sized enterprises (SMMEs) to work on the construction of our Dunnottar manufacturing facility. Here, some of our suppliers describe their experiences of working with Gibela.

Gipres Trading and Projects

Representative: Precious Nompilo Ximba, Operations Manager and Director [photo]
Area: KwaThema
Role: Carpentry
BEE: 100% black- and youth-owned and 70% black women-owned

“Gipres currently has eight employees and, although we are already 70% owned by women, we hope to train and employ even more female carpenters from the local community. This is a major part of our growth strategy. I want to drive a more inclusive carpentry industry in my community and beyond. I urge more female entrepreneurs to look into the construction industry. I have had a positive experience learning from Gibela – working with them has been amazing and I would like to be a part of their future projects”.
– Precious Nompilo Ximba, Manager and Director

Mandlethu Holdings

JRepresentative: Jerry Tsumi, Director [photo]
Area: Tsakane
Role: Painting
BEE: 100% black-owned

“Gibela has provided resources through mentorship and training to make sure that we can grow and work on further projects. Even though the time taken to start working on site seemed drawn out at first, Gibela was taking the necessary steps by providing us with health and safety training to keep the site injury-free. I look forward to Mandlethu Holdings continuing a positive working relationship with Gibela.”
– Jerry Tsumi, Director

Zakhele B Civil and Construction

Representatives: Samson Hlongwane, Supervisor and Mbongeleni Buthelezi, Director [photo]
Area: KwaThema
Role: Tiling
BEE: 100% black-owned and 40% black women-owned

“Working with Gibela has made our entrepreneurship dream come true. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for our employees and for the future prospects for the betterment of the community of KwaThema.”
– Samson Hlongwane, Supervisor

Real Soft Pooke Construction

Gerald Pooke (Director) [photo]
Area: Duduza
Role: Plastering
BEE: 100% black-owned and youth-owned

“This has had a positive effect on the community of Duduza, as well as our company. The procurement process for local SMMEs was insightful and, as a young entrepreneur, I found it invaluable for my personal growth. Real Soft Pooke Construction is committed to the project and is optimistic about future opportunities available with Gibela.”
– Gerald Pooke, Director