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Company History

Mayisane Investments acquired a 30% equity interest in SA Ladder as of April 2013.

ABOUT MAYISANE CONSORTIUM:
Mayisane Consortium is a 100% black women owned and managed Investment Company. Its core focus is in the Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction, Mining, Financial Services and Property Development sectors. The Group believes that the current environment is ripe for investment into these industries which have grown exponentially over the last ten years and continue to show superior growth trends into the future. Given the development of its own business model and the resurgence of these sectors, Mayisane believes that the time is now opportune to raise the profile of the company by diversifying its investment portfolio and elevating the company as a mainstream BEE investment contender and to also participate in the transformation of the South African economy by actively pursuing and implementing value-enhancing and/or BEE transactions. The Mayisane Investments (Pty) Ltd consists of three women whom have a wide variety of skills and a collective of over thirty five years in the Financial, ICT, Communications and NGO sectors. Vision is to be leading black women owned, controlled and managed company actively pursuing and implementing value-enhancing and/or BEE transactions. Philosophy is To put “God First” in and when proactively developing and growing the businesses in which Mayisane invests in.
 
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Mayisane Consortium MS. SONONO KHOZA
Chairperson

Sonono is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mayisane Investments (Pty) Ltd, a Black Women’s Investment group with interests in various sectors including but not limited to manufacturing and engineering, Founder and Owner of TES Projects Management (Pty) Ltd, serves as an Executive Director at SA Ladder (Pty) Ltd a leading manufacturer of ladders, trolleys, castors, wheels and ladder accessories and the Executive Director of FireRaiders (Pty) Ltd, a diverse company that has its sole focus on serving the Fire, Rescue, and Disaster Management Departments throughout South Africa, Africa and the Middle East. She started her career in advertising 16 years ago and over the years has gained extensive experience in both above-the-line and below-the-line advertising agencies; working in client service and account management. Her Clients over the years have included Eskom, Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Pick ‘n Pay, South African Airways, Motorola at leading agencies like Young & Rubicam and HerdBuoys McCann-Erickson SA. She also worked for The Event Production Company as General Manager, responsible for new business development strategies and overseeing the implementation of both internal and external communication programmes. Sonono was also employed as Marketing Manager heading Events and PR Management at Absa Bank (Pty) Ltd. Sonono is the founder of TES Projects Management – a 100% a BBBEE multifaceted, highly professional company dedicated to the creation and management of a brand identity, management of corporate audio-visuals – all related project management services, promotions and events management. She is a Social Entrepreneur who supports various charities and NPOs in her role as Co-Founder and Director at the Zodwa Khoza Foundation (ZKF). Sonono holds a Business Management diploma from Birnam Business College and completed a Programme in Business Communications from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Ms. Khoza is a proud mother of three biological children and spiritual mother to a whole lot more.

JOHN DUNCAN CEO

Founder and CEO of SA Ladder has a wealth of experience in the industry, and will lead the new board and company into an exciting future. John is very upbeat over the future of the company and is very ably assisted by the following existing Directors.

JONATHAN L DUNCAN Executive Director
MBM (Dip) – Mkt, EDIP (Wits)

Jonathan is married and has twin boys. He studied Business Management and obtained his diploma in 1992, and then obtained his IMM Diploma in Marketing Management in 1997. He joined SA Ladder in 1994 as Area Manager for Natal. In 1995 he became Branch Manager for SA Ladder Durban and also established a retail outlet under the banner of Mr. Ladder. During 1996 Jonathan relocated to Johannesburg where he assumed responsibilities as National Sales Manager. In 1998 he was appointed to the board of SA Ladder as Sales & Marketing Director. Since then Jonathan has had a major influence on the growth and development of SA Ladder, primarily in the retail positioning of the company. To his credit, he has revolutionized the buying patterns of the major chain stores in South Africa. Jonathan has travelled extensively in both Europe and the United States where product knowledge and development was acquired. He has served on the Technical Committee of the SABS and also provided input on the development of product specifications for Eskom and Telkom. In 2002 Jonathan became a Director and Shareholder of Hirst Handling and Silver Services. During 2003 he was appointed to the board of Mouldwell Rubber & Urethane. In 2007 Jonathan successfully completed the Executive Development Programme through Wits Business School. He was invited to attend the International Executive Development Programme in London, but was unable to attend due to business commitments.

DARREN HF DUNCAN
Executive Director
CA(SA)

Darren is married and has two children. He commenced his CA degree in 1993 and completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche from 1997 to 1999. In January 2000 he was seconded to New York by Deloitte and Touche. Upon his return in February 2000, he joined SA Ladder as Financial Manager. During 2000 Darren was appointed to the board of SA Ladder as Financial Director. In 2002 he became a Director and Shareholder of Hirst Handling and Silver Services. During 2003 he was appointed to the board of Mouldwell Rubber & Urethane.

Lenhle Khoza MS. LENHLE KHOZA
Director

Lenhle Khoza is the Executive Director of Mayisane Investments (Pty) Ltd and Regional Sales Manager at Intel Corporation South Africa, responsible for Provincial and Local Government in South Africa. Lenhle joined Intel Corporation in January 2012. Lenhle has been in the IT industry for the past 15 years, having worked for both International and local IT companies including IBM. Lenhle has been working with Public Sector for 10 years. Her involvement with Local Government started in 2003 when she was appointed as the Client Executive for the City of Johannesburg account – a position she held before going on sabbatical to run her own BEE verification agency. Lenhle rejoined IBM in 2006 as the Executive for BEE and Government Relations. She was then appointed as the Territory Manager for the Midlands region in IBM South Africa. Lenhle holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of the Western Cape, a Management Advancement Program Certificate from the Wits Business School and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Henley University. She is in the process of completing her MBA. Amongst her achievements, Lenhle was nominated as the ICT Business Woman of the year in 2006 and 2007, for a white paper she wrote to the Presidential International Advisory Council on how to address ICT skills shortages in South Africa. She was also a founder member of the Association of BEE Verification Agencies. Lenhle has a 5 year old daughter, Zoe, whom she adores!