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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


PROFILE Netha Engineering Technology Get it right the first time. Netha Engineering Technology is a proprietary limited company located in Alberton. The company offers off- and onsite engineering services to the minerals processing plants generally within the Southern African mining industry. The company is under the leadership and directorship of Neo Gumede. She is the founder and owner of the company and has 12 years’ experience in process engineering, manufacturing and process equipment supply. Vision To become a leading supplier of high-quality products and engineering solutions to the mineral processing industry, within the shortest turnaround time and the most cost-effective price. Through dedicated people, Netha Engineering Technology endeavours to provide an unparalleled aftermarket support to our clientele, backed by stringent in-house quality control systems. Services • Equipment manufacturing and refurbishment including wear lining solutions (tiling). Refurbishment is done with both ceramic and rubber and the scope of refurbishment and manufacture currently includes the following equipment: tanks and sumps, transfer shuts, steel and plastic pipes. • Polyurethane products, including screen panels, spray nozzles, liners and self-cleaning spray bars. CONTACT DETAILS Physical address: 10 Launceston Road, Unit 6 St Teresa Estate, Alberton, Johannesburg Contact person: Neo Gumede, Managing Director Email: Tel: +27 11 044 9015 | Cell: 081 458 8798 Fax: 086 541 8615 Email: Website: Mission To provide high-quality engineering solutions and services at a highly competitive price within the shortest lead times possible. “Get it right the first time”. It is the company’s goal to have 100% customer satisfaction with respect to quality, professionalism and speed to market. Values Netha Engineering Technology strives to achieve and live the following non-negotiable values: • Integrity and trustworthiness: We earn your trust by doing what we say we will do. • Respect: We respect our clients and our employees. • Accountability: We take ownership for our own actions. • Quality: We do it right the first time. • Innovations: We use innovative technologies and ideas to stay ahead of our competitors. Netha Engineering Technology continues to seek opportunities to add to the list of processing equipment we supply in order to become a diversified supplier that complements market needs for innovative technologies that are efficient and costeffective. SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019 94

INTERVIEW A winning combination in serving the mining sector Netha Engineering Technology Managing Director Neo Gumede explains her company’s competitive edge. Neo Gumede What are the core services that Netha Engineering Technology provides? Netha Engineering Technology is a wear-lining solution company based in Meadowdale. We protect the steel and increase the life of the steel by installing high alumina tile and polyurethane liners. Netha manufactures and maintains cyclones, transfer chutes, steel tanks and launders. Netha Engineering manufactures vibrating screen panels for the mining industry. In what sectors do you operate and where are you noting growth? Mining industries: coal, gold and platinum. Coal mining in Mpumalanga is showing good growth potential. BIOGRAPHY Neo Gumede is the founder and owner of Netha Engineering Technology and has 12 years’ experience in process engineering, manufacturing and process equipment supply. She has extensive metallurgical experience in gold, platinum, iron ore and diamonds. She has also worked in the mining industry as a metallurgist and as an equipment supplier in the manufacturing sector. After conducting sales for some time, Neo moved up the ranks to take on leadership roles within the same sectors. What gives Netha the competitive edge? Our competitive prices, unbeatable lead times, metallurgical expertise and best-quality products in the market. How did your journey in engineering begin? It began in 2003 when I started my career as a chemical engineer at Vaal University of Technology. I then practised metallurgy for 12 years in various industries like mining, manufacturing and sales. How did you overcome the obstacles faced by women in the field? By developing a thick skin and becoming highly knowledgeable in everything I do. Have things improved in the current era? Yes, things have definitely changed. Women are now recognised, and people are more curious about the capabilities of women in mining or engineering. 95 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

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