“Enterprise development gives small businesses like us the boost we need to become big businesses.” – Tuelo Matsietsa
In 2017, after six long years of struggling with the typical challenges facing South African SMMEs, Matsietsa Brothers Earthmoving and Equipment – a small earthmoving company in Postmasburg, Northern Cape – joined Kumba Iron Ore’s Inclusive Procurement programme.
Today, the company has six full-time employees – four technicians and two artisans – and is responsible for installing and maintaining the collision avoidance systems (CAS) at Kumba’s Kolomela mine. This work plays a vital role in the mine’s broader safety focus, as the systems help vehicles of all sizes avoid collisions in a busy open-cast environment.
“This is a brand-new project at Kolomela, which presents a learning and development opportunity,” said company co-owner Tuelo Matsietsa. “Kumba Iron Ore has been incredibly supportive in many ways – from providing business incubation training to ensuring