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Women in Construction

Association highlights the importance of transport

27th August 2021 African Rail Industry Association CEO Mesela Nhlapo has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and technical business development and has been the CEO of the African Rail Industry Association since 2017. 

The importance of organisational culture in supporting women

27th August 2021 Project developer G7 Renewable Energies head of development Karen de Bruyn has spoken about the importance of organisational culture in supporting careers for women in previously male dominated sectors. 

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KAREN DE BRUYN The global renewable energy revolution has set in motion new opportunities for women to contribute to the engineering sector

Company empowers future graduates

By: Anna Moross     27th August 2021 Construction company Motheo empowers its staff and identifies future potential in the female youth of South Africa. 

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LETTIE MASHAU In our 24 years of existence, Motheo has intentionally empowered young African graduates, with a special focus on African women

Free courses promote women involvement

By: Anna Moross     27th August 2021 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) aims to encourage and increase women’s participation in the implementation of energy and other resource efficiency projects in industry and, in commemoration of Women’s Month, is offering female engineers the opportunity to apply for... 

An image of Ngoanathari Maja project manager of NCPC-SA
NGOANATHARI MAJA There has been an encouraging, steady increase of women participating in NCPC-SA’s training courses, although there is still some way to go

Women empowered through network

By: Anna Moross     27th August 2021 Cummins Africa Middle East’s Distribution business human resources director, Lebohang Mosese, has played an integral role in the company as the leader of the women's network and has first-hand experience of how Cummins empowers women.  

An image of Lebohang Mosese, the human resources director at Cummins Africa Middle East’s Distribution.
LEBOHANG MOSESE To ensure the empowerment of women at Cummins, its diversity and inclusion council created gender diversity targets across countries, business segments and career levels

Company drives PPE uptake for women

By: Anna Moross     27th August 2021 Industries that require safety footwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) have historically been male-dominated, but this trend is changing and the challenge is to provide women with PPE that is suited to the female body.  

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PREDAHNI NAIDOO Women’s safety wear supplier Sisi Safety Wear aims to drive the message that “women must strive to receive safety wear that is suited for her”

Opportunities for women in the property valuation sector

By: Anna Moross     27th August 2021 The South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV) emphasises the importance of women being recognised as equal players among their male counterparts in the field of valuation and property.  

An image of Natalie Ginsberg, VP of SAIV
NATALIE GINSBERG Working in a male-dominated industry means that, more often than not, women have to work harder to prove their worth

Bazobona Group

28th August 2020 Bazobona is a group of inter-related com-panies, encompassing Bazobona Supply Chain Management and Bazobona Engineering, that was established over 3 years ago. Bazobona Supply Chain Management 

Bazobona Group

Architecture firm presents equal opportunities

28th August 2020 Architecture firm Paragon Group is perhaps “unique in the industry” for employing an equal number of men and women, with the latter ranging from student architects to senior management. “I love the fact we have so many talented, audacious women in our company in different stages of their... 

Company appoints a woman as branch manager

28th August 2020 Excavating contractor Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of industrial equipment group Goscor Group, has appointed Kimmy Wright as branch manager in Durban. Wright began her career at Bobcat seven years ago straight out of university, progressing from administration sales assistant to... 

Championing Local Manufacturing in Workplace Safety Solutions

28th August 2020 BBF Safety Group is an integrated workplace safety solutions provider that helps customers create safe working environments.  BBF Safety was formed on the basis of championing local manufacturing, procurement and SMME development – an objective more relevant now to get the South African economy... 

Championing Local Manufacturing in Workplace Safety Solutions

Gender diversity needed in industry

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     28th August 2020 Even though the equipment rental and construction sector is still male-dominated, the landscape is changing, says compressor and generator supplier Rand-Air GM Kim Coetzee. “. . . about 48% of this sector currently comprises female employees in South Africa - many of them very small women-led... 

Opportunities for women in demolition

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     28th August 2020 The nature of the work of demolition solutions provider Jet Demolition can easily be perceived as male-dominated, but there are work opportunities for women in the industry, says executive director Liz Brinkmann. “As society encourages more women to enter the engineering field, companies such as... 

Deliberate action required to encourage transformation  

By: Simone Liedtke     28th August 2020 Deliberate action in pursuit of transformation will continue to play a huge role in attracting more women to the local construction sector, says diversified infrastructure and services construction company Concor Construction business development and stakeholder engagement executive Fezeka... 

Only 144 000 women are currently employed , formally and informally, in the construction sector, compared with about 1.2-million men
Concor Construction’s Fezeka Nompumza discusses women transformation in the construction industry, and what needs to be done to encourage this.

Support, mentoring key in driving transformation 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th August 2020 Women will need to support and mentor other women in the construction industry as part of reshaping the mindset that the industry is male-dominated, says building materials company AfriSam mineral resource manager Niraksha Singh. “This is necessary, considering that legacy issues and societal... 

AfriSam has fully embraced empowering women in the construction and mining sector
AfriSam’s Niraksha Singh discusses how mentoring and support are key in driving transformation.

Policy implementation a key challenge

By: Darren Parker     30th August 2019 Legislative body Council for the Built Environment (CBE) will host its third Transformation Indaba, themed Breaking the Barriers, to address the lacklustre implementation of transformation policies within the built environment professions. The event will be held on October 9 and 10, at Diep in... 

Men and women are equally capable but different
PRISCILLA MDLALOSE Men and women are equally capable but different

Cesa aims to fix ‘leaky pipeline’

By: Darren Parker     30th August 2019 Industry association Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has established a gender diversity forum to table issues of gender inequality among its member companies to address, among other challenges, the issue of qualified women leaving the sector and factors affecting their progression in... 

Cesa’s new gender diversity forum aims to engage all stakeholders and develop strategies to improve diversity and inclusivity
JESHIKA RAMCHUND Cesa’s new gender diversity forum aims to engage all stakeholders and develop strategies to improve diversity and inclusivity

Steel industry calls for more women to participate

By: Darren Parker     30th August 2019 The need for increased flexibility in the steel industry to accommodate women’s needs, greater visibility of women working in the sector and higher levels of creativity were key concerns raised at the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Women in Steel event held in Woodmead... 

Women from all levels of the industry attended the second yearly Women in Steel event
WOMEN OF METTLE Women from all levels of the industry attended the second yearly Women in Steel event
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