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Surg SA Engineering and Construction

Surg SA Engineering and Construction Surg provides deposition and hydraulic re-mining services, construction and maintenance of tailings disposal facilities and engineering services. The company was founded by Lula Tshongweni and Sbu Mbatha, who are both Civil Engineers and have extensive experience in tailings deposition and construction projects. They joined SBU in July 2014. The two […]

Jehova Jaira Trading

Jehova Jaira Trading  Jehovha Jaira was born out of the determination of its Director, Shirley Mnisi to successfully conquer the male dominated construction, engineering and mechanical sectors. The company which was established in 2013 to provide guarding, maintenance, procurement, repairing and servicing of industrial and mining equipment, has been part of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas […]

Timekeeper Trading cc

Timekeeper Trading cc Timekeeper Trading is a professional industrial supplies company which was established in 2008 by Sam Sekgolea. Timekeeper joined Shanduka Black Umbrellas in April 2013 and the business has grown tremendously since. Sam said he used to work out of the boot of his car and didn’t comply with statutory regulations and joining […]

Engineering Solutions

Engineering Solutions Engineering Solutions was formed by Shaun and Charmaine Govender as a Manufacturing & Construction Company to meet local demand, their services include: Structural Steel work, Piping, Plate Work, Site Work, Mechanical Fitting, Machining and Project Management to name a few. Since joining SBU-Richards Bay, the company has seen positive growth which Shaun believes […]

African Breeze Projects and Construction

African Breeze Projects and Construction African Breeze Construction and Projects cc specialises in the residential affordable property market. The company was conceived in April 2008 and the business has grown steadily over the past 8 years. The business has secured a working relationship with Valumax projects which specialise in affordable property developments and is currently […]

Excellent Examples (Pty) Ltd

Excellent Example (Pty) Ltd Growing up in the dusty roads of Rietfontein (a village outside Lephalale), Daphney Morifi owner and founder of Excellent Example did not conform to being a typical village girl but rather transformed to a fully-fledged business women. In 2012 Mrs Morifi decided to overcome her fears and established Excellent Examples with […]

Mooinooi Success Story: Montamaisa Bosigo Transport

When William Mokgethi, the Director of Montamaisa Bosigo Transport (MBT) joined the Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU) programme, his business was focused solely on public transportation (taxis). Under the training programme of the incubator he was capacitated into seeing the ‘bigger picture’ of business. This motivated him to diversify his business portfolio and widen his customer […]

She Leads Africa: Fill yourself up with Hope, Belief and Pure Audacity

Asanda Gcoyi, She Leads Africa   Small business is seen by many in South Africa as the saving grace in the fight against unemployment and with the track record of small business success, measured interventions to bolster this sector receive a lot of attention. One such intervention is Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), a business incubation programme […]

Lithendo Consulting: Why business incubation leads to sustained success

LITHENDO CONSULTING WHY BUSINESS INCUBATION LEADS TO SUSTAINED SUCCESS   Lwandiso Mgwetyana, Director of Lithendo Consulting, graduated from SBU’s pre-incubation at the end of October 2015 and began full incubation as a virtual client. Lithendo Consulting is a pure start-up company that used the intellectual know-how and experience of its founders to enter the market as […]