The transfer of human skills and technological know-how is an integral part of the PRASA contract – a commitment that Gibela has endorsed wholeheartedly.
The company's South African operations will depend on skills, not manual labour. And building those skills will include further training for the people who join the company. It will be demanding, it will call for commitment, it will call for imagination. But these are qualities that motivate people, particularly those attracted to a world-class, technologically-advanced project that will contribute to improving the lives of the country's burgeoning urban populations.
Some 820 people secured fixed-term employment during the construction of the factory. Currently, more than 500 people are directly employed by Gibela; the number will rise to more than 1400 once the factory is in full production.