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About Us

Company Reg. K2016078206

Itekeng Business Enterprise was founded in 2016 and specializes in high quality commercial and domestic alien plant and species destruction, control and maintenance. It is a small enterprise employing a full time staff of 5 people and about 10 more during projects. Its chief operational area is Tshwane region in the province of Gauteng, although it can deliver its services nationally.

The company’s expertise has been recognized in her community and it is now bidding for contracts in the working for water programme, committing to contributing towards social upliftment and sustainable conservation.

Ms Bobuhle Nkosi is the founder and Managing Member of Itekeng Business Enterprise.  Early 2016 Ms Bobuhle Nkosi attended a very advanced training in basic Sales and Marketing and Bookkeeping and Accounting skills funded by Gauteng Enterprise Propeller. She manages the company`s commercial and domestic service offerings in combination with her role as Accounting Officer.

The Company is committed to meeting and where possible exceeding all health & safety legislation to protect staff, clients and the public. 

Our team:

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 Nobuhle Nkosi

IMG-20160630-WA000

Cell: 074 840 5328

Fax: 086 275 0699

E-mail: patbowkerk@gmail.com

Postal address:

398 Kutumela Street
Ext 1
Zithobeni
1024

Business Support

The company is the beneficiary in the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller’s BDS programme. We received the most essential equipment and material through the Township Revitalization and Business Development Support 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.

Itekeng Business Enterprise in the field:

Our MOTTO

“Be Green, Be Healthy”

Vision                      

To reduce pollution to a minimun

Mission

Promote Enviromental Awareness

Our Core Values:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Meaning
  • Sense of Humor
  • Friendly

Our core services:

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

Our projects:

Active:

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

The Environmental challenge we all face:

The business addressed the urgent challenge to manage alien plans and 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, and also with Government departments including the Departments of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Agriculture, and Trade and Industry, provincial departments of agriculture, conservation and environment, research foundations and private companies.
 

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