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About Us

Madibuo General Trading is a 100% black and female-owned company registered with the CIPC in 2013. It is a community-based enterprise operating in the Tshwane Region of the province of Gauteng. It was founded with pure aim of reducing the cost of environmental control and maintenance. We specialize in  the Aquatic sector.

Our benchmark is to take the entire market by storm with our high quality solution for the invasive alien species and plants. With the correct and deep understanding of the market,  we have been successful in growing into a sustainable entity within a short period of time. Our solution is rooted in the bottom-up approach derived from the diverse cultures observed in our communities. We are mastering the structural challenges of water resources and access by operating in the originally brutally volatile market and proud to be equal players.

We have enough capacity to execute any project with precision while complying with all the relevant regulations. Our dedicated team is adequately skilled and receives in-service training from time to time to ensure sustained excellence and satisfaction. Over the short period of our operation we have already built a trustworthy brand with high recall value to our clients.

Miemie Mthimunye, the owner of Madibuo General Trading is a renowned social entrepreneur from a small township of Zithobeni near Bronkhorstspruit. She always had a passion to contribute to natural conservation hence pounced on the opportunity to participate in the Working for Water programme in late 2012. She then decided to start her own company with which she can preserve the environment and provide job opportunities to the community in particular the most under-privileged. She has  gained vast experience in the field and acquired among others, skills in First Aid and Herbicide Applicator. She has a great sense of humor and a touching personality and is highly self-motivated and result-driven. Always investing in team building and hard work  to get positive results. She is always an inspiration to the community she lives in.

Our team

The company currently employs 11 full time and 10 temporary employees during projects. We have a team of young, dynamic and dedicated people who are the integral part of the company 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 Miemie Mthimunye

Madibuo

Cell:73 474 6542

Fax:

Email: madibuogeneraltrading@gmail.com

Postal Address:

3078 Lubisi Street Ext 2
Ext 2
Zithobeni
Bronkhorstspruit

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. 

MADIBUO GENERAL TRADING (Pty) LTD in the field:

Our MOTTO

“Pollution is our enemy, we must overcome it”

Vision                      

To build a trusted brand in the environmental management industry.

Mission

Make the community aware of the plight our environment is facing and inform them how they can change it through daily activities.

Our Core Values:

  • Efficiency
  • Level-Headed
  • Rule of Law
  • Fitness

Our core services:

  • Destruction and control of invasive Alien Plants and Species.
  • Cleaning of dams and rivers
  • Gardening and related services

Our projects:

Active:

  • Tenders for the Working for Water Programme – (Department of Environmental Affairs).

Previous:

  • 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.

References

  • Working for Water Programme (City of Tshwane)

Project Manager: Mr. R Moyo

Contact: 012 392 1400

 

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