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Corporate Services

Every business unit in VDA is controlled by a team of managers in the respective section. Corporate Services provides support and coordination function including Human Resources Development which entails, but not limited to Employee Relations section.

The project has provided continuous employment to over 2000 people since 2012 ranging from Professional / Administration including the Construction Teams.
The organization top structure regulates the functioning of various sections or business units. s and align

Business Development

The project objective is to provide means for the people to be able to sustain themselves. The financial beneficiation objective is based on a Cooperatives Development model. This was a deliberate decision of the board aimed at ensuring that the project brought about financial benefits for the ordinary person of Vulindlela in the main. Motivate and mobilise people to contribute to their own development and acquire skills for their own survival.

The project provides funding and infrastructure support to the Cooperatives. The success of the Cooperative Development is anchored by the project structure

The main objective of Cooperative model.

Breaking the political territorial boundaries and encourage tolerance among beneficiaries and people that work in the project.

Section 1: Cooperatives
Construction Cooperative
Transport Cooperatives      : Siboniwenathi (Spinner Truck) Cooperative
: Fast Move (Tipper Truck) Cooperative
Both entities are afforded the use of truck 16 trucks to transport building material with employability of 16 drivers.

Block Manufacturing Cooperatives

  • VDAW4: Block-yard Factory (Based in Ward: 4 primarily for the Administration Business)
  • Ward: 7 Block-yard Cooperative
  • Salindinkosi Ward: 3 Cooperative

Section 2: SMME’s

  • UMzungulu: Capital injection of R 2m for the operating machine to produce windows and door frames
  • 8 x Construction Ward Supervisors
  • Plaster Sand (Msawe)
  • TLB Contractors
  • Window Glazing
  • Block Transporters: Owner trucks contracted to deliver blocks

Training & Development

  • NQF level: 2 in Construction Management offered in 2014 and 2015 respectively. A total of 50 Cooperatives members qualified. 
  • Series of workshop in Fundamentals of the Cooperative and basic Financial Management and Business Plan Development have been offered to all Cooperatives and facilitated by the Department of Economic Development & Tourism in KZN
  • The Department of Small Business has held workshops at some point in the life of the project, to assess the readiness of Cooperative
  • On the job Training – well over 200 Civil Engineer students have undergone training through the project. 
  • Some of the trainees we fortunate to have become a part of management structure.
  • Ensure the engagement of Traditional Leadership and Councillors in the development of the construction program
  • Ensure that monthly reports on production are submitted to relevant community stakeholders
  • Ensuring good citizenship of the project within the community

Some Cooperatives have upgraded to individual companies and are operating as contractors assigned to take up the most challenging sites.

Thobani Ndlovu
Manager Corporate Services and Business Development: Thembi Khuzwayo
























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