Investing in people is as valuable as investing in mining, industry and other tangible industries. This is according to Ian Baker, director of Geotech Resourcing. Facilitating the placement of candidates in both South Africa and Africa plays an important role in growing the skills and experience of our workforce. This in turn impacts positively on the economy, he says. The Cape Town-based company partnered with Unipalm Investment Holdings in 2017. Attaining Level 2 B-BBEE status enabled them to become a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for a range of corporates they had previously not had access to. But the relationship [...]
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A South African company, TurnKey Modular, has innovated a game-changing construction method for African industry. CEO Warwick Jackson explains they have developed a large scale printing method for 3D modelling, which has won international acclaim. In May 2020, they were recognised by the World Association of Stainless Steel for innovation. 'Our approach is that we take care of everything from beginning to end, including the structure for a customer. We've challenged what can be done offsite and then taken to site fully operational,’ says Jackson. Breaking the mould of 3D modelling The traditional method of [...]
Connecting Africa was a tech SME working with digital satellite technology in South Africa in 1995. MD Barry Schubert says that their investment partnership with Unipalm Investment Holdings ultimately changed their trajectory. They went from a tech SME to a venture on the cutting edge of digital communication. When commercial satellite became available in 1995, Barry, then an employee of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), chose to join long time friend and colleague Matt Klopper at Connecting Africa. Both were familiar with the broadcasting landscape. They quickly managed to scale up their sub-Saharan Africa [...]
Unipalm Investment Holdings marks two decades of growth and economic upliftment. How do you facilitate black participation in the economy? This question is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago, says Ragavaan 'Ragi' Moonsamy, Group CEO of Unipalm Investment Holdings, when he brought his trailblazing investment consortium into the market. Ragi says early on in his career, as he doggedly worked himself out of poverty, he realised that his socio-economic upliftment – and those in his communities – would not be facilitated by the government. 'I had a firsthand experience that if you want change, you have [...]