PPC EMPOWERS TSAKANE BRICK MAKERS

PPC held a brick making workshop at Avanasaso Hardware in Tsakane on May 22. The workshop was one of many that the company hosts to assist the community in acquiring skills in the current economic climate. Cement company sales consultant, Stefan Bossert says, “We want to empower guys in informal settlements…

Cement company sales consultant, Stefan Bossert says, “We want to empower guys in informal settlements to make quality bricks using quality materials because the lower the quality of the bricks, the weaker the bricks, which lowers the quality of the structures built.”

Gavin Gouws, the area manager and local enterprise development, says the workshops are to help create employment in the township.

“It is important to have these workshops because it skills the people present who will then go forward to train others and employ them to make bricks.

MD of the company in South Africa, Njombo Lekula, says, “The key purpose of these workshops is to impart knowledge and expertise to these business people and to ensure that they get the best value out of our product and, in turn they can produce the best 100 per cent Mzansi quality bricks and blocks for their customers.”

Angel Mdluli, the owner of Avanasaso Hardware, says she is excited the company chose to host the workshop at her brickyard.

“I am very happy they came here because the lives of the people present will change tremendously if they apply the skills they learn here” she says.https://africanreporter.co.za/111769/ppc-cement-empowers-tsakane-brick-makers/