Emphasizing its staff, comprising more than 500 permanent employees, as its “most valuable asset, “Kulu Group Holdings Chairman Musa Mazubane, states that, “we run the company holistically, therefore, there is no wastage of resources. I think we have the best employees.”
Group Chief Executive, Gugu Hlongwane says as a result of Musa Mazubane’s philosophy, which emphasises discipline, Kulu Group Holdings employees take pride in their work and look after the company’s assets. “In this business, there is opportunity for wastage, steeling and the abuse of equipment.”
Further, Kulu Group Holdings also believes in investing in the improvement of the livelihoods of the people surrounding its projects.
“We are a big company, but we do not operate in isolation. Almost 80% of the people – the core labourers involved in our projects – come from the communities surrounding our projects. We train them to effectively operate our equipment and how to do the work that is required.”
In terms of corporate social investment, Hlongwane says Kulu Group Holdings has spent more than R5-million on initiatives linked to its projects across SA.
The company’s initiatives include renovating schools for the disabled and improving its sports grounds, clinics, as well as upgrading sports clubs, and local schools to ensure that learners are taught in a conducive environment as part of its efforts to plough funds back into the communities where it is active.