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Spotlight | Transformation and empowerment at Gibb

GIBB is a proudly South African company, wholly owned by staff and embraces the tenets of sustainable transformation, diversity and inclusiveness. GIBB believes that sustainable transformation goes beyond mere compliance. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of all our people and its communities and enabling the country to gain strength through diversity.

GIBB East London has embraced empowerment with a number of successes over the years, but most notably with current staff.

Ziyanda Makapela graduated with an Honours degree in BSc. Geology from the UFS. She studied Geology and Environmental Management as she’s fascinated by the Earth’s formation, the natural resources and how humans can adequately extract the natural resources and develop infrastructure without disturbing the natural processes. She joined GIBB Environmental in September 2018 and has worked on different projects of various magnitudes. Her career goal is to become a specialist in the industry.

Bongani Langa joined GIBB as a student and was able to complete his National Diploma in Civil Engineering. He has been exposed to various technical aspects, mostly structural and concrete designs aided by his mentor, Dave Tennent. Bongani’s motto is “Like any set of skills and learning in life when one is given a chance to listen they must. There’s always something to learn”. Bongani was elected as the SAICE Amathole’s Young Professional Chairperson 2019.

Nosiphiwo Mbeki first worked as a cleaning lady for a cleaning service company by day and at night studied Office Admin at Damelin. She was seconded to GIBB as a cleaning lady where she applied for the receptionist position in June 2015. Since then Nosi has excelled at her duties to the point where she was a finalist for GIBB’s Service Excellence Award in 2016. Nosi’s journey has made her realise “that nothing is impossible in life”.

Pumelelo Mnikina joined GIBB in 2010 as a student trainee. Since then Pumi obtained his NDip in Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current) and his ECSA Professional Registration. He has designed over 10,000 houses in the electrical field. He is comfortable with managing electrification and building services projects from inception to close-out stage. Pumi has had a few mentors during his tenor at GIBB who have all played a pivotal role in where he is today. His goal is to grow his career rapidly with effort and dedication taking the GIBB GCEO’s advice “on a 10km race, it may take a person 1 hour to finish and the other person 5 hours, but both burn roughly the same amount of calories. It just depends on the person’s effort.”