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About Us

Company Registration: 2014/071782/07

Makhosonke H Trading (Pty) Ltd is a 100% Black owned community based company. It was established on the 2014 Mr Lucas Buti Matshiya. The company contributes to the development of areas around its place of operations in Bronkhorstspruit, through social upliftment  and environmental awareness programmes which it runs from time to time.

 We offer sustainable environmental management solutions specializing in the Terrestrial sector. Our invasive alien plant control methods comply with the health and environmental regulations.

Mr Matshiya is an upbeat,  energetic and well disciplined man with passion for environmental conservation, making Makhosonke H Trading (Pty) Ltd potentially one of SA business most successful businesses to come.  The company has won tenders from the Department of Environmental Affairs consistently since 2014. His skills include Basic Business Management and extensive skills in invasive Alien Plant Control and Maintenance including, first Aid and Herbicide Applicator.

The company’s expertise has been recognized widely and it has won the consecutive contracts in the working for water programme, contributing towards social upliftment and sustainable conservation.

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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:

Lucas Buti Matshiya

IMG-20160524-WA000

Cell: 078 509 4983

Fax: 086 763 8133

E-mail: matshiyalucas@gmail.com

Postal address:

1618 Section C
Ekangala
1021

Business Support:

 The company is the beneficiary in the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller’s SMME Support. We received the most essential equipment and material through the Community Fund 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. 

Makhosonke H Trading (Pty) Ltd in the field:

Our MOTTO

“Pollution is injurious to health”

Vision                      

We have envisioned a South Africa where nature is nurtured and protected

Mission

Continuously be involved in nature conservation and in the formulation of laws which govern it

Our Core Values:

  • Empathy
  • Sanitary
  • Lively
  • Flexible

Our core services:

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

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 Gauteng Province

Project Manager: Mr. R Moyo

Contact: 012 392 1400

 

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