With regard to transformation initiatives, Axsys Projects has chosen the Go for Gold programme as its socio-economic development initiative and in 2018 was supporting Bafana Mabuza, a learner from Daveyton for the first stage of the programme.
In 2017 Axsys began its own enterprise development programme (EDP) when it formed a relationship with Vereeniging-based Declear Trading. The small contractor is owned and managed by husband and wife team, Isaac and Lebo Matsaneng, who joined the Axsys EDP in 2017. A needs analysis identified intervention areas the company would benefit from, including HR support, supervision training, estimating, as well as branding (corporate identity development including stationery, a profile and a website www.declear.co.za).
The general contractor undertakes both civil and traditional building projects for the private and public sector, most recently some general building and concrete (flow slabs and columns) at the Medupi Power Station. Last year the company revamped Axsys Projects’ office building, including structural renovations, slabs, repartitioning, painting and tiling, and the installation of new aluminium structures.
“Currently we do not have any active projects, but we are working on prospects left and right. We have tendered for mainly government sector civil infrastructure construction projects for water reticulation, sewer systems, storm water and tar roads; as well as some private sector work,” says Isaac Matsaneng. “As yet we haven’t been able to implement anything we’ve learned through the ED programme, but be that as it may, it has served as a reaffirmation of our current systems.”