We are proud of our track record and our established relationships with our clients. Many of our clients have been with us since we started business.
Below is a selection of clients for whom we have provided Employment Equity and/or related services.
Abraham Kriel Childcare
African Sales Company Ltd.
Alexander Forbes Financial Services
Anglo American New Denmark
Anglo American Shared Services
Acino Healthcare Group
Air Traffic Navigation Services
Anglo American Kriel
Anglo American Zibulo Colliery
Assmang – Black Rock Mine
BoE Private Clients
Companhia Do Pipeline Moçambique
C. Steinweg Bridge
City of Johannesburg Municipality
Department of Environmental Affairs
Department of Health, Gauteng
Department of Housing, National
DHL Supply Chain
Dept of Justice & Constitutional Development
Department of Social Development, National & Gauteng
Dept of Community Safety, Gauteng
Dept of Public Transport, Roads and Works, Gauteng
Department of Trade and Industry
Department of Education, Mpumalanga
Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Housing, Gauteng
Eskom Duvha Power Station
Exxaro KZN Sands
Eskom Lethabo PowerStation
First National Bank – CTB
Freeworld Automotive Coatings
Gauteng Provincial Legislature
G & W Base Metals
Health Professions Council of South Africa
Independent Electoral Commission
Independent Development Trust
Impala Platinum Springs Refinery
Johnson Crane Hire
Khumani Iron ore Mine
Mail & Guardian
Munich Re of Africa
Middelburg Mining Services
Motor Industries Bargaining Council
Necsa (SA Nuclear Energy Corporation)
NRF – National Research Foundation
Office of the Premier, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Office of the Premier, Gauteng
Printing Industry Federation of SA
Palabora Mining Company
Read, Swartman & Voigt
SA Post Office
Samancor Chrome Limited
SA National Biodiversity Institute
Sasol Chemical Industries
Sasol Shared Services
Sun City Resorts
Tim du Toit Attorneys
University of the North West
University of Cape Town
Wild Coast Sun
Zululand Anthracite Colliery
Testimonials and Feedback: Consulting, EE Training and related projects
The Electoral Commission has made use of EES-SIYAKHA to assist with its Employment Equity process and the development of an EE Plan. The Electoral Commission has also made use of EES-SIYAKHA in other areas such as Performance Management Training and Selection and Recruitment Training. It has been a rewarding experience for all parties involved!
I just want to thank you for an excellent workshop last week. I not only learnt a lot but also thoroughly enjoyed the discussions and the way you handled them. Absolutely excellent two days!
Our experience with EES-SIYAKHA has so far been one of a high degree of professionalism. Pre-preparation was extensive and materials used were straightforward and applicable to our purpose. They have extensive knowledge of all EE aspects, as well as what is required to make transformation successful. They use the basis and method of best Human Resources practices suitable for an organisation. In consecutive sessions, the contents of the workshop as well as the outcomes were commended by both management and employer organisations alike. We certainly recommend the services of EES-SIYAKHA to any organisation that has to deal with the same or similar issues as outlined above without hesitation.
EES-SIYAKHA consultants were contracted by our organisation to facilitate a number of interventions. They worked with us to complete our Employment Equity Action Plan and offered a very detailed and comprehensive approach. This has already made a significant difference and added substantial value to our organisation. I have found the EES-SIYAKHA approach based on the simple philosophy of keeping the customers need as number one and that their Leadership Team is 100% involved in the both planning and execution phase of any project. Everyone is easy accessible and nothing is too much trouble. The most important aspect for us being a public entity is that their rates are very favourable compared to other similar providers.
The facilitator was so good that it would be difficult to identify areas for improvement. He knew almost every aspect of HR, especially EE. The entire training course was an eye opener. This is one course that I feel honoured to have included in my training plan, as a means to get EE transformation going, and which is inclusive of all racial groups. Thank you John, and EES-SIYAKHA, well done!
Keep up the good work. South Africa needs companies of your calibre to run transformation workshops.
Overall the workshop was very beneficial to the Committee. Thank you for the volumes of valuable information! Very well presented!
Thank you. The two days were extremely beneficial and worthwhile. The GH team will definitely move from strength to strength.
This was an excellent presentation. We would like more on the subject. The presentation provided a clear understanding of the difference between BEE and EE and insight into BEE, EE and AA and the importance of implementation, as well as the reasons, by looking at the bigger picture, why it is necessary to change. Thank you, Jan.
EES-SIYAKHA was appointed by Alexander Forbes Financial Services Division, a division of Alexander Forbes Group during May and June 2005 to assist with the training of the EE Forum. The Forum is consultative body which has obligations imposed by the EE Act. Amongst others, the role of the Forum is to play as the primary agent in the Transformation Process within Alexander Forbes Financial Services (AFFS). EES-SIYAKHA demonstrated a high level of professionalism and extensive knowledge of EE in conducting the training to make EE Transformation a success in AFFS. They have also painstakingly demonstrated their capability with best HR practices and ability to work with all levels of people in AFFS. Given the above, I would particularly like to comment that there is no doubt that they are highly regarded as one of the few leading experts and pioneers in the understanding and execution of EE programmes of South Africa.
The course gave me an overall understanding of how to implement an effective EE Plan successfully and provided clarity on the structure of the EE Committee and the roles of the members, which was needed. It provided in-depth information about EE and why EE is so important. I especially enjoyed the group interaction and discussions. We learnt what we should have three years ago. Need more similar training in future!
Gauteng Legislature engaged EES-SIYAKHA on matters relating to EE and Transformation. This relationship has been characterised by good ethical relationship driven with absolute professionalism, excellent understanding of transformational issues and benchmarks as well as the willingness to advice on current issues and developments in HR practices. Gauteng Legislature will definitely continue to have links with EES-SIYAKHA to ensure that its processes are among the best in the country.
One word only – BRILLIANT!! Thank you for a job really well done!
The Presidency has made use of the services of EES-SIYAKHA to assist the Office with its Employment Equity obligations. In this regard, the EE Forum was trained into the understanding of the EE and its requirements. Also, through facilitation, the Forum was able to establish for The Presidency all the structures, roles and processes required to achieve EE transformation. In addition to the above, EES-SIYAKHA also assisted the Forum in conducting audits to identify barriers which have now formed the basis of our operational EE Plan. Without reservation I recommend EES-SIYAKHA to any company that may require their services in the area of Employment Equity.
EES-SIYAKHA has done Employment Equity and Transformation projects for three of our companies: Smiths Plastics, Automould and Hesto Harnessess. EES-SIYAKHA has made it easy, not only from the Department of Labour compliance side but also from the business competitiveness point of view. The training and facilitation received by all managers (including Executives) and EE Committees have contributed in shaping our HR culture for all our companies and also improved our productivity. EES-SIYAKHA has further assisted our companies in aligning our EE strategy to our BBBEE Strategy. As a result our companies have managed to meet our customers BBBEE requirement. In light of the above and as part of our business strategy, our EXCO has taken a decision to retain EES-SIYAKHA to assist with the management of EE, BBBEE and Transformation projects. I will not hesitate to recommend EES-SIYAKHA for future business to any organization in light of the contribution they have made in our business.
The training was excellent. I would advise that other dti employees who are interested in the know-how and understanding of EE attend the training, especially those involved with recruitment. I liked the practical examples given and the applicability of the course. It clearly outlined the EE transformation issues and provided a holistic view of how EE fits in and affects transformation as a whole. I especially appreciated the fact that everybody participated in the training and all the professional advice given.
Sasol Mining sourced the services of EES-SIYAKHA consultancy from 2002 until 2003. Their scope was draw an Employment Equity Plan Audit and come up with recommendations for implementation. The plan was for the period 2003 to 2008. We were very satisfied with their level of professionalism, knowledge around Employment Equity and transformational issues. We are still using their recommended Human Resource Best Practices model to address our employee development. We were very satisfied to be associated with them during the period and continued to maintain our relationship for continuous update on transformational matters. Their delivery method in writing recommendations for senior management team was of the highest quality and how standard throughout the process. We are still implementing some of the recommendations they have made, to address the compliance to legislation.
Provided a clear structure, guidelines and empowerment for the EE Committee to make a valuable contribution to transformation.
We approached EES-SIYAKHA this year to conduct the above workshop to designated employees of Imperial Bank Ltd who were elected onto the Employment Equity Committee. EES-SIYAKHA has previously conducted workshops for Imperial Bank. Collectively, our team now has a tabled and defined EE Transformation Vision, Structure and Process, Policy and Procedure for a structured and consultative EE transformation process, which has been signed by our CEO. Our facilitator, Jan Munnik, approached the learning intervention with integrity and honesty. His ability to interact and draw information from the delegates was a key critical success factor and was instrumental in the success of the workshop. He is a subject matter expert and ability to instill confidence. We have no hesitation in recommending EES-SIYAKHA as a professional, excellent service provider.
This company has recently retained the services of the consulting organization EES-SIYAKHAto assist us with the further development of our Employment Equity programme. We found their approach to be helpful and practical and their knowledge about Employment Equity, both the legal and operational requirement, impressive. All aspects of the service they provided us was certainly of the highest standard. Should the opportunity arise, we will be more than happy to recommend their retention for similar services to any other employer.
Feedback from EE and related workshops
Excellent packaging of the EE Plan components, from the EE Plan, preperation, planning,monitoring, etc. A very practical approach. The workshop made it easy for the win-win approach to transformation – role players will know what is expected. Abundant information provided to make things easy. Patrick Zondo, Fidility Security Group
Everything about this event was positive – it was an eye-opener. The facilitators are extremely well-informed on the subject and are extremely accurate in terms of the information they provide! This was probably one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended – so exciting! Vuyiseka Mkele, Strate
I appreciated the genuine manner in which the content was delivered. It was not pretentious or just for political correctness. The ‘common sense’ in the methodology was mind blowing! I was engaged every minute. Pertinent issues dealt with. Prashanta Motilal, Grindrod Management Services
Very informative – most interesting – very enjoyable, good speakers. Gave a good insight to as how many things relate to BEE and EE and other areas. The interaction between people was great. Thank you for two wonderful days. Margarett Ter Beest, DHL Global
Facilitation was excellent; I think we were spoon fed a lot, which was good because EE concepts are deep. I was attending an EE Workshop for the first time; I could not pick up any gaps. I suspect that there’s really nothing to improve on. R.M.Moleme, Mangaung Local Municipality
The coverage was excellent; made us aware of some underlying problems that we have to face at our organisations. Very informative and educational. Cindy Maidment, LRG
The workshop provided important details and practical understanding of EE in a working environment. You can consider working with universities in a multi-focused manner given their unique challenges. Mpho Diago, Vaal University of Technology
The workshop was very well organised and covered all aspects of EE. Maria Kabu, Sasol Shared Services
For the position I’ve taken up in EE, this course has provided me with the insight I really needed. I also appreciate the manual to use as a reference. Zanele Chonco, Sun International
I have gained a lot more knowledge about BEE and EE and I’m very excited to see if I can take this message back to my directors and get the ball rolling. Thanx a mill! Marika Gregory, OMD Media Direction
Very well presented; excellent and relevant information. Very practical and well structured presentation. Chrissi Smith, Lonmin Platinum
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and I attribute this to the fact that, unlike many EE and BEE conferences that I have attended before, this workshop has provided me with the skills and techniques of developing and implementing EE and/or BEE strategies and programmes. Jimmy Morakile, Business Connexion
Excellent course, well presented material and user-friendly. More than I expected and facilitators have vast knowledge and can integrate all HR processes to the EE process. Dorcas Nkomo, Emnotweni Casino
This course was excellently presented! What an eye opener! It has definitely given me a new perspective on EE and BEE. Joyce Boonzaaier, Sports Commission
I gained a clear understanding of EE, BEE and their integration into business and business strategy. One of the best informative workshops I have attended. Thembi Mngomezulu, Makro
The presenter was very insightful and shared valuable information towards achieving successful EE transformation. Clear fair methods of setting goals that can be defended and support are an area that I was never exposed to before. Excellent method. Jane Gerling, Continental Coal
I appreciated the detailed explanation on setting goals as well as the demonstrations and examples given in explaining the concept. What captured my attention was also the EE Online Tool for setting EE Goals. I believe this workshop could also add a lot of value if conducted in-house i.e. for all stakeholders concerned to attend at a given company. Annelia Mashego, Fuchs Lubricants
I gained expert knowledge of the transformation landscape. I learnt so much – the onus is on me now to follow through and incorporate everything at work. Bamakala Mokoena, FNB Smart Solutions
I realised that although we practice some of the aspects covered, the course was able to give us far more insight on how we can improve and implement things. The workshop served as an essential tool – when we go back to our company we can advise further and share the valuable information with others. I value being able to have a much clearer picture and feasible measures on how to set realistic targets, and achieve them. Siyabulela Bilatyi-Smous, Assmang-Khumani Mine
Highly informative and could give one a competitive business advantage if done properly and systematically. Could be of great benefit to the organization if there is commitment. Sbu Ngcobo, Smiths Plastics
Jan is extremely knowledgeable about the topics of EE and Transformation. What was discussed is practical and is applicable to my current role. Gugu Chama, Rand Merchant Bank
The course was highly informative, a lot of knowledge which was very relevant was shared. Module 1, particularly, was a great eye opener. Gugu Moyo, SABS
Wealth of knowledge and experience from the facilitators. Great practical examples. Merencia van der Heever, Assmang-Khumani Iron Ore Mine
The course gives one an in-depth perspective and understanding of the numerical goals and targets setting and its management. Fezeka Nyokana, Cell C
Our presenters were very engaging, very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience, excellent knowledge and examples and great discussions took place. A lot of information was provided. Very good flow processes which will be very useful in practice. Good strategy information. Belinda Gault, UPS
Valuable videos. Very informative and practical. Tebogo Mkwanazi, DPSA
Confirmation that our company is on the right track. I now have a good idea what to do next. Louise Hindley, Sanlam Investment Management
Awesome! This was an inspiration. Thank you. Denise Broderick, Mr Price Group
The whole subject was covered and I learnt a lot. Will be able to apply it at my work place. Time allocation was good as all was covered as per expectations. Madimabe Lehonono Hamese, PSA
All was relevant and valuable. Very empowering for someone who has to start compiling EE Reports. Madeleine Labuschagne, Trivector
Everything was beneficial to me. Thank you for a presentation that has enlightened me. My job henceforth should be easier, though still challenging. Thuli Masuku, Drake and Scull
Very informative. Excellent presentation. Facilitator well informed – subject matter expert with good facilitation skills and excellent knowledge. Victoria Chabangu, ERWAT
Clearer insight into EE. Learned a lot from other delegates’ perspectives. I feel more capable getting involved in the full process. I feel much more positive. Adeline Findlay, The Workforce Group
Learning how to develop numeric targets was good and to have a scientific basis. I du Preeze, Bravo Group Sleeping Products
I felt my level of understanding was accommodated. I was able to ask questions, it felt safe. The good practical and communication opportunities helped learning. Well done – I enjoyed the workshop so much. Thank you! Linda Greeff, GVI Oncology
The small group facilitated interactive discussion. I also appreciated that there was a mixture of knowledgeable and newcomers on the course. This workshop needs no improvement. Priya Prakasim, Fujitsu Services
Gained a greater understanding of the role of an SDF and how to benefit the company though skills development, also informed of current legislation that needs to be implemented within the company. Joanne Leach, SA Biomedical
Content very relevant and practical and can easily be implemented in my organisation. Excellently presented with all the elements of effective presentation. Zelda Fym, CTI Education Group
Time allocation was perfect. The presenters explained the context of the course in detail and gave helpful hints to implement the new system. It was a very interactive workshop. Adequate discussions were had, regarding topics. Very informative workshop. Judy Buitendag, AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society
I learned a lot, very informative. What a wonderful facilitator!! Very knowledgeable and very interesting. I really enjoyed the workshop. Nicolene Visagie, City of uMhlatuze
All the information with regard to interviewing techniques was excellent. The course was so informative and met my expectations. Samuel Maroga, First National Battery
The course built confidence in doing interviews. Well done! HR needs to attend. Nad Thevan, Unitrans Passenger
Lots of useful information, practical exercises and best practices. Judy Smith, Umfolozi College of Further Education and Training
As a novice to Recruitment and Selection I found this workshop extremely interesting and informative. The presenter was excellent and all my expectations were met. Obakeng Mahlangu, Air Traffic and Navigation Services
The presenter is very knowledgeable – draws from tons of experience. I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed being able to ask questions and listen to such broad ideas. Thank you, it was great! Vivien Roberts, LDS Church – Employment Resource Services
The workshop touched all important and relevant issues. Everything was up to scratch. Paul Nkabinde, Department of Correctional Services
The resources that were used were excellent. It made things very easy! Lindi Mathibela, SAPS
The course was thorough – detailed all the steps to follow to successfully recruit the best candidate legally. The other attendees were very “participative” and I definitely benefited from their various experiences – we tended to drift off the topic quite a bit, but it was enjoyable! Ermine Bussack, Bytes Technology Group
Good interview techniques provided, good interaction promoted, good examples given! Cheryl Batwell, Strate
The facilitator’s knowledge of the subject was brilliant! Mary-Ann Cloete, Kriel Colliery
We related to practical things that happen in the workplace. The facilitator was excellent in that he managed to answer tackle problems that I encounter during the recruitment process. Royal Mchunu, Ithala Development Finance Corporation
The learning materials and forms to be used are very valuable. They can be implemented immediately. Vivienne Delaney, INDWE Risk Services
The course material was excellent! Jabu Sibisi, INDWE Risk Services
It was great networking and obtaining views and ideas from other businesses and the facilitators, and learning more about managing people and following a structured process. Raymond Kruger, Standard Bank
Very pleasant facilitator who actually knows something about Performance Management Systems! Mark Schuurmans, Tiger Truck Spares
I learnt a lot about Performance Management, which I can implement in my company. Nita Bosch, Motor Industry Fund Administrators
The course rekindled enthusiasm in me to see PMS as a serious business. I especially liked the emphasis on the “little” common sense things and the fact that PM is really a simple business if given the necessary attention. With application, one can rejuvenate an organisation with Performance Management. Alfred Slingers, Western Cape Education Department
The pace we worked at was great, as was the interactions of the group. Joanne Zylstra, Lonmin Platinum
Feedback from our EEDT Conferences
Thank you for the invitation. Great conference! Great networking! Well done! Anita Butler, Volvo SA (Pty) Ltd
The Pre Conference workshop was very useful and assisted in my participation throughout the following days. Speakers were very knowledgeable and gave insight into issues we take for granted. Robert Hall, Chris Hani District Municipality
Diverse range of topics from diverse work environments. Well organised event and proposed staff a big plus. MG Mvalo, CPUT
Fiona Ally, Jan Munnik and Cora de Vries provided valuable information, guidance, etc. They were actual and solid, something HR is moving towards – not so much ‘having fairing warm fuzzy HR’ that is the basics. HR needs more business acumen. Leanda Steyn, Columbus Stainless
Lot of information in two days. Expert speakers. I.S Loubser, African Reality Trust
Topics and speakers extremely impressive. l’m usual a skeptic but am glad l flew up for this day. WELL DONE, GENERALLY. THANK YOU. Lele Mehlomakulu, Allan Gray Limited
Guest speakers were of high quality. Presenters were insightful. Enhanced and broadened one’s knowledge. M.S Dhlamini, Electoral Commission
The fact that there were different streams to attend – you could choose according to your need and interest. Great conference, thanks! Hilda Nienaber, Xstrata Alloys, Lydenburg Smelter
Eye-opener, informative; practical, knowledgeable, expect presenters, wonderful venue, good lunch and snacks; EES-SIYAKHA – You are the best. Phillip Jiyane, City Power
Learnt a lot about EE. The presenters were well conversant with their subject. Nosipho Kabeni, EQSTRA Fleet Management
Excellent and appropriate content presented by well qualified and experienced presenters, in a manner most entertaining and thought provoking. Conroy van der Westhuizen, Xstrata Alloys
Interesting with others facing the same problems and challenges we all are. Olande Stols, DHL Supply Chain
Gained new insights. Some ideas to ‘market’ the subject to other management and staff. G.M Nicholls, Dimension Data
Comprehensive coverage of EE Transformation drivers and processes. Charles Zindonga, Colgate Palmolive
Helpful and informative. Presenters were very good. Educational and inspiring. Neraksha Bhowani, Karbochem
The variety of topics under discussion. The quality of discussion that ensued, as well of discussion that ensued, as well as the quality of speakers. Linda Nxumalo, Fluor SA
Well structured. Relevant speakers for critical discussion issues. Mabo Phokanoka, Anglo Gold Ashanti
It helped me to rediscover my identity. It shook away the feeling of looking at myself as always the victim. I have realised that if change has to happen, it has to start from me. Ntsikelelo Elliot Mgwangqa, Department of Correctional Services
I have gained a lot from all the presentation, especially the Diversity and Transformation part/sessions. Mpho Hloae, Department Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Very informative and educational as well as bringing forth new dimensions in looking at EE. Ronnie Nemaston, University of Pretoria
It is not just about numbers – race, gender, disabilities, etc. but about the human element and making right going forward. Though it is acknowledged that numbers are important, they are not the end-all. Vasistha Ebrahim, Vodacom
It was great exposure to me especially on the Disability topics. Mokgadi Mabitsi, VUT
The conference was an eye-opener to me especially about diversity in the workplace. I gained a lot of exposure which I will exploit in my organisation. Merriam Tkiala, Mintek
All presenters knew the content well and they were able to explain with clarity when questions were raised. Very informative. I have gained a lot of insight about EE and I will be able to go back and implement what I have learnt. Vuyokazi Madwayi, NMMU
Informative and valuable. Heidi Bartis, Distell
Great input from all speakers. I enjoyed the positive energy and input from Mike Beaumont. Well done Mike! This gives me “oomf” to carry on. New amendments were very helpful. Andre Stuart, Exxaro Resources Ltd
Understanding/being informed about the Amendments was really helpful. All the elements of the training was very positive and informative. Mokgona Nyamane, Tiger brands
Very practical. Clear articulation of EE and Diversity. Lesiba Bodiba, Old Mutual
The summit assisted me in locating organisational EE Process within the whole Transformation Strategy. It is now easier to integrate EE with HR processes. Itumeleng Modise, Tlokwe City Council