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Building Networks towards empowerment of SA Women in Construction South African Women in Construction Building Networks towards empowerment of SA Women in Construction South African Women in Construction (SAWi. C) Phumelele Siphayi National Chairperson Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org

CONTENTS » Purpose » Background » Vision » Structure » Board members » Priorities CONTENTS » Purpose » Background » Vision » Structure » Board members » Priorities » Preparation for projects » Achievements » Challenges » Priorities Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION To provide a SAWi. C perspective of empowering women in construction PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION To provide a SAWi. C perspective of empowering women in construction through opportunities in the EPWP

SAWIC BACKGROUND • Launched 1997 – DBSA funding and support programme – UPGRC network SAWIC BACKGROUND • Launched 1997 – DBSA funding and support programme – UPGRC network and expertise • Launched Business Trust 1999 – SAWEF contribution to the Trust – DBSA funding and expertise • Association August 2002 Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

BACKGROUND continued. . . • NDPW support and recognition • Partnerships – Affiliation to BACKGROUND continued. . . • NDPW support and recognition • Partnerships – Affiliation to NAWIC (USA & Australia) – Private Sector Donors Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

BACKGROUND continued. . . Stakeholders – – – Government Departments Public and Private Sector BACKGROUND continued. . . Stakeholders – – – Government Departments Public and Private Sector Clients & Consultants Funders and Development Organisations Major Material Suppliers Commercial Banks and Insurance Companies Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

VISION SAWi. C is an association of excellence with global affiliation networks enhancing the VISION SAWi. C is an association of excellence with global affiliation networks enhancing the role of women in the construction industry through members running profitable business enterprises. Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

STRUCTURE • National chairperson, deputy chair, treasurer, programme co-ordinator and task team • 18 STRUCTURE • National chairperson, deputy chair, treasurer, programme co-ordinator and task team • 18 board and alternate members from the provinces • Provincial chapters each with a committee • Members (1000+) – – labourers trades contractors service providers

MECHANISM A voluntary Association managed through – members’ contribution – stakeholders & donor driven MECHANISM A voluntary Association managed through – members’ contribution – stakeholders & donor driven Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

NATIONAL BOARD AUG 2005 - JULY 2008 Chairperson Deputy Chair Treasurer Secretary Phumelele Siphayi NATIONAL BOARD AUG 2005 - JULY 2008 Chairperson Deputy Chair Treasurer Secretary Phumelele Siphayi 082 332 7052 Julia Chiloane 082 678 8700 Xandy Vermaak 011 396 2109 Voilet Mphafudi Programme co-ordinator Dr Ingrid Verwey Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBERS • Gauteng Mary Motshweneng Maggie Netshilindi • Northern Province Zohra Khan PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBERS • Gauteng Mary Motshweneng Maggie Netshilindi • Northern Province Zohra Khan Manape Mothapo • Mpumalanga Maureen Khathi Petronella Nyathi • Western Cape Nomsa Skweyiya Sharon Isaacs • North West Thembi Matabela Hilda Dabula • Northern Cape Jessey Chakane Ursula Leukes • Free State Susan Ranoma Tankiso Morule • Eastern Cape Zandile Garane Mandisa Makiwane • Kwazulu Natal Venessa Ranjit Hawa Chili

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Labourers (employees) 2% Contractors (business owners) 77% small, med, large companies Trades MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Labourers (employees) 2% Contractors (business owners) 77% small, med, large companies Trades 5% Service Providers 16%

PRIORITIES • Infrastructure • Build trust through partnerships and JVs • Training / Capacity PRIORITIES • Infrastructure • Build trust through partnerships and JVs • Training / Capacity Building – Health and Safety workshops, mentorship, training, Ceta learnerships and training programmes, Material Suppliers training courses – Micro MBA course to enhance entrepreneurship and business management skills Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

PREPARATION PROCESS Members in Gauteng went through a preparation process for future projects with PREPARATION PROCESS Members in Gauteng went through a preparation process for future projects with a facilitator as they were categorized into: – Small (74 companies) – Medium (23 companies handling project sizes of 1 -3. 9 mil) – Large (14 companies in total handling projects of R 4 mil upwards) According to core competencies and a validation process of their company profiles • Competency gaps were identified and will be overcome through forming JVs, doing capacity building and mentoring • A proposal will be submitted to prospective clients for consideration This process will be repeated in other provinces

PERSPECTIVE OF EPWP • Welcomed as a job creation and empowerment programme • SAWi. PERSPECTIVE OF EPWP • Welcomed as a job creation and empowerment programme • SAWi. C attended preparation and planning meetings • SAWi. C offered to help monitor implementation • SAWi. C members were encouraged to register on municipal databases

Perceived constraints of EPWP • Attitude and willingness of officials at municipal and implementation Perceived constraints of EPWP • Attitude and willingness of officials at municipal and implementation level to incorporate and award opportunities to women • Lack of the roll-out of a concise and user-friendly training programme taking cognisance of the realities of being a contractor • The interpretation of the definition of ‘unemployed’ – contractors are not guaranteed of contracts throughout the year and are sometimes then ‘unemployed’ along with their workforce • SAWi. C members can participate as contractors, trades persons and labour. The challenge for small contractors generally will be if they personally completed or have been registered in a skills programme NQF level 2 unit standard or have supervisory staff who have done so during the period 1 April 2004 to 30 June 2005. For them it is often about survival and they battle to find the time of have the means to have qualified to this EPWP criterion.

CHALLENGES Overcoming myths and perceptions re • Physical strength, perseverance, expertise & know-how • CHALLENGES Overcoming myths and perceptions re • Physical strength, perseverance, expertise & know-how • Attitudes/commitment of the custodians of opportunities and tenders • Blatant and sophisticated discrimination and harassment • Fronting In Securing: • Jobs and contracts • Finance/resources • Training • Networks

JOB OPPORTUNITIES • A legal entity • Networks & Marketing • Credibility • Joint JOB OPPORTUNITIES • A legal entity • Networks & Marketing • Credibility • Joint ventures; Partnerships • Pilot projects Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

FINANCE Still a major challenge • Financial sector attitude • Bridging finance • Guarantees FINANCE Still a major challenge • Financial sector attitude • Bridging finance • Guarantees • Supply to the industry in the light of the boom • Women participation targets negotiated for in CTCG Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

TRAINING Access appropriate training • Skills-; Business- and Entrepreneurial Training • Tendering • Project TRAINING Access appropriate training • Skills-; Business- and Entrepreneurial Training • Tendering • Project management and mentoring • Training funds • Look for partners in training and funding Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

ACHIEVEMENTS Gauteng Civil contracts & prison – DPW Pretoria Technikon Campuses Nelspruit, Polokwane & ACHIEVEMENTS Gauteng Civil contracts & prison – DPW Pretoria Technikon Campuses Nelspruit, Polokwane & Witbank Schools programme Mpumalanga N 4 Maputo and Platinum Toll Roads; Kwazulu-Natal Empangeni Prison Bhekezulu Development (NEF, DBSA) Casino; Ushaka Eastern Cape Coega

ACHIEVEMENTS continued. . . • Western Cape Gugulethu Market Ulwazi NEF Malmesbury Prison R ACHIEVEMENTS continued. . . • Western Cape Gugulethu Market Ulwazi NEF Malmesbury Prison R 5 million • Limpopo Univen Thabazimbe Roads R 38 million Limpopo Roads and Schools programmes Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

CONCLUSION Benefits in partnering or supporting SAWi. C: • Recognition (empowerment + research) • CONCLUSION Benefits in partnering or supporting SAWi. C: • Recognition (empowerment + research) • Compliance in term of construction transformation charter • Opportunities – Partnerships and networks – Minimise risk Tel (011) 3133255 Fax (011) 313 3086 E-mail: [email protected] org DBSA Lever Road Headway Hill PO Box 1234 Halfway House 1685

RECOMMENDATION • To come up with an action plan for a co-operation in prospective RECOMMENDATION • To come up with an action plan for a co-operation in prospective projects and participation in the EPWP Thank you SAWi. C National Chairperson Phumelele Siphayi [email protected] co. za

SPONSORS since 1999 • Absa • Corobrik • DBSA • EMS - Exhibition Management SPONSORS since 1999 • Absa • Corobrik • DBSA • EMS - Exhibition Management Services • Fedsure • Gauteng Master Builders • Standard Bank • SBB • Total South Africa • WBHO Construction • NAWIC USA • • International Plumbers Association Khayalami Metropolitan Council Provincial SMME Desks Members of NAWi. C USA Murray & Roberts Portnet PPC Cement South African Women’s Empowerment Foundation • CMA • IDT • FEM