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About Us

Company Registration: 2015/005389/24

5 Star Legence Primary Cooperative Ltd is a 100% Black-owned community based cooperative. It was founded in 2015 by Ms Lindiwe Jane Malinga, Mr Simon Magagula, Mr Iven Yende, Mr Hendrick Nkentshane and Ms Poppy Bosoga. The business is committed to contributing to the development of areas around its place of operations through social upliftment and environmental awareness programmes which it runs from time to time.

It is an environmental management and garden services enterprise established to address the challenges of invasive alien plants and species. Our area of focus is providing environmental control and maintenance services with the key focus on invasive plant removal/destruction. The cooperative is managed by a team of energetic and well disciplined men and women who have sufficient knowledge in this field.

5 Star Primary Cooperative LTD supports the philosophy that South Africa’s natural fauna and flora can only be guaranteed a future if we strive towards a more responsible interaction between humans and their environment. We feel that by maintaining our dedication to the environment, we will continue to refine our quality, expand our capabilities, and increase our efficiency to constantly promote the high level of customer service we provide.

The company currently employs 5 full time and 6 temporary employees during projects. We have a team of young, dynamic and dedicated people who form the integral part of the company’s success. Our staff is comprised of 60% women, 40% youth and we always strive for 2% disabled persons. We recruit our staff from indigent families.

 

Contact Person:

Ms  Lindiwe Malinga


5 Star  

Cell: 072 204 9423

Fax: 086 537 7501

E-mail: 5starlegence@gmail.com

Address:

2621 Section F
Ekangala
1021

Business Support

The cooperative is the beneficiary in the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller’s BDS programme. We received the most essential equipment and material through the cooperative and SMME support and development Programmes. We are already utilizing them to our advantage by undertaking multiple projects and employing more people. We also acquired critical business management skills in Basic Sales and Marketing and bookkeeping and Accounting. The skills are going to help us to deliver an excellent service to our clients and further grow our company. We are proud to be supported by GEP. 

 

5 Star Legence Primary Cooperative Ltd in the field:

Our MOTTO

“Lessen the pollution for betterment of life”

Vision                      

To create a world that understands the deep connection we have to the natural world, fostering a caring attitude towards the environment.

Mission

To always care for the environment we live in while striving to inspire others to do the same.

Our Core Values:

  • Dependability
  • Independent thought
  • Reason
  • Excellence

Our core services:

  • Eradication and control of invasive Alien Plants and Species.
  • Gardening and related services
  • Tree Felling

Our projects:

Active:

  • Pending tenders for the Working for Water Program – (Department of Environmental Affairs).

Previous:

  • We completed a number of garden development projects in the community including ongoing maintenance.

The Environmental challenge we all face:

The business addressed the urgent challenge to manage alien plans, related water consumption and blocking of rivers.

  • Invasive alien species are plants, animals and microbes that are introduced into countries, and then out-compete the indigenous species.
  • Invasive alien plants (IAPs) pose a direct threat not only to South Africa’s biological diversity, but also to water security, the ecological functioning of natural systems and the productive use of land. They intensify the impact of fires and floods and increase soil erosion. IAPs can divert enormous amounts of water from more productive uses and invasive aquatic plants, such as the water hyacinth, effect agriculture, fisheries, transport, recreation and water supply.
  • Of the estimated 9000 plants introduced to this country, 198 are currently classified as being invasive. It is estimated that these plants cover about 10% of the country and the problem is growing at an exponential rate.
  • The fight against invasive alien plants is spearheaded by the Working for Water (WfW) programme, launched in 1995 and administered through the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. This programme works in partnership with local communities to whom it provides jobs, Government departments including the Departments of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Agriculture, Trade and Industry, provincial departments of agriculture, conservation and environment, research foundations and private companies.

References

  • Working for Water Programme Gauteng Province

Project Manager: Mr. R Moyo

Contact: 012 392 1400

 

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