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South African Business 2019 edition

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The 2019 edition of South African Business is the seventh edition of this annual guide to business and investment in South Africa. Regular pages cover all the main economic sectors of the South African economy and give a snapshot of each of the country’s provincial economies. Feature articles on topical issues such as Special Economic Zones and African trade provide unique insights, together with comprehensive overviews of critical economic sectors. Other special features focus on the exciting new possibilities in renewable energy, airports as engines of regional growth and the maritime sector as an entirely new prospect for South African entrepreneurs and businesses. South African Business is complemented by nine regional publications covering the business and investment environment in each of South Africa’s provinces. The e-book editions can be viewed at www.globalafricanetwork.com

PROFILE Bakenberg Ready

PROFILE Bakenberg Ready Mix A competitive edge in concrete supply. price structure that is differentiated to accommodate various levels of affordability. It is, however, our passion for great service and commitment to excellence that make us the ideal professional service provider to partner with you for you. Bakenberg Ready Mix is a division of Mnisi Turnkey Projects (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African, black-owned company based in Bakenberg Village, Mokopane, Limpopo Province. It was founded in 2016 by David Walter Mnisi. He saw an opportunity to create a professional, client-oriented, ready mix concrete supply company to cater for those who value professional services. The building industry is gaining momentum in the villages and elsewhere in Limpopo. Bakenberg Ready Mix currently operates a mobile batch plant with two ready mix trucks for any project needs. The company is involved in all kind of road building, RDP housing and the mining sector. Job opportunities for local communities is a high priority and the company engages in social responsibility projects. Mission To be a supplier of choice and offer the best product (concrete) in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. Competitive offering Clients place a high premium on value for their money. In order to maintain a satisfied client base, Bakenberg Ready Mix has designed a CONTACT DETAILS Physical address: 93A Mmotong Village, Bakenberg, Mokopane, 0611 Tel: +27 15 110 0150/ 083.317.0294 | Fax: 086.564.1645 Email: info@bakenbergreadymix.co.za Website: www.bakenbergreadymix.co.za Branches Mokopane, Lephalale and Rustenburg. Current project Client: Conco Group/ Eskom Borotho Powerline Project. Supply of 35mpa and 40mpa ready mix concrete since November 2017. Our plant is based in Marken, Limpopo. Client: Stefanutti Stocks. Concrete supply on Rietfontein tar road project. Other services Building materials, crusher sand and dust, manufacture of bricks, concrete and stone. SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019 106

INTERVIEW Concrete opportunities in rural areas Bakenberg Ready Mix founder David Mnisi explains how the home-building industry is booming in Limpopo. David Mnisi What are your main services? We supply ready mix concrete, concrete stone, 13mm and 19mm stone, and bricks. Where did you get the idea for starting this business? The idea to start this business came through research into the market. In travelling around Bakenberg and surrounding areas for other business that I was doing, I became aware of the need for a professional, clientorientated ready mix concrete supply company to cater for those who value professional services. In what sectors do you operate? We deal with both the public and private sector, mostly in the construction industry. BIOGRAPHY For more than a decade, David Mnisi worked in the business world, gaining experience in a wide range of positions in different economic sectors. Having been a marketing executive in the fast-moving consumer goods field, a restaurant owner and at one point being responsible for sales, David developed a sound appreciation of customer needs and the market. In 2016 he decided to harness these skills and resources into starting a business in the Bakenberg area. Where has the growth been in the last few years? House building is the subsector that has grown the most in the last few years. The building industry is gaining momentum in our villages and in Limpopo Province more generally. We currently operate a mobile batch plant with two ready mix trucks for any project needs. What areas do you operate in? We are based in Bakenberg (Mokopane, Limpopo) but our mobile batch plant allows us to go anywhere in the country. Please tell us about any projects you have successfully completed. We supplied Stefanutti Stocks Roads & Earthworks for a rural road they built to connect villages in the Rietfontein area. We were also contracted as a supplier for Eskom’s Medupi-Borutho powerline project from Lephalale to Bakenberg. Do you plan to expand in the near future? We have plans to buy new plant and two new trucks in order to expand our footprint throughout South Africa. 107 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

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