ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS THROUGH EDUCATION,
ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING, AND INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY

At M-Tech we strive to create a long-term sustainable environment for all our stakeholders. Our direct community as well as that of our shareholder, the Royal Bafokeng Nation, are essential stakeholders of our business. Being involved in these communities through various corporate responsibility and economic empowerment programs is part of our day to day activities at M-Tech. Through this we strive to create opportunities for individuals through education, on-the-job-training, and accelerated development programs. Our goal is to equip these individuals with essential technical, business, and life skills that will empower them not only to provide for themselves, but to also create opportunities for others.

- Willie Landman, CEO

Skills
Development

Experiential Learning Program

The Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is M-Tech’s flagship of practical workplace experience opportunities and has been running since 2014. This program aims to integrate and bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge obtained by attending TVET institutions and how this knowledge is being applied in the workplace.

“Experiential learning exists when a personally responsible participant cognitively, affectively, and behaviourally processes knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in a learning situation characterized by a high level of active involvement.”
(Hoover and Whitehead, 1975)

The program offers students the following:

  • Office learning– comprises of training on HR, safety and quality, personal budgeting, overview of B-BBEE and Employment Equity legislation, presentation skills, etc.
  • Accredited MerSeta training– students undergo MerSeta accredited training.
  • Practical workplace experience– the students are integrated with the technicians and artisans in our manufacturing and service business unit where it is expected of them to work alongside our employees for the duration of 5 weeks.

ENTERPRISE
DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT

Enerflow Installations

M-Tech Industrial founded Enerflow Installations in 2011 as a subsidiary, and the ownership of Enerflow rests in the hands of its employees. Enerflow Installations is a 54% black-owned company with a level 2 B-BBEE contribution status, and currently provides employment to 5 individuals.

M-Tech Industrial, in collaboration with Enerflow Installations, supplied and installed heat pumps at the majority of hot water facilities at centres in and around the Bafokeng region, thereby substantially reducing their electricity expenditure.

Sites identified for this project:
Godisanang OVC | Sediba sa Bagodi | Mafenya Primary School

Made by Mosaic SA

M-Tech Industrial proudly supports the local initiative of Made by Mosaic by means of financial assistance, and we know that they are actively contributing to the economic growth of our beautiful country.

It is estimated that 5.2 million children are orphaned in South Africa, most of them living in abject poverty, with no care, love or hope for a better future.

Made by Mosaic is the job creation initiative started from within Mosaic Community Developments to address the orphan and vulnerable child crisis in South Africa, by creating and sustaining jobs for the foster parents taking care of these children.