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Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) presents performance to Parliamentary Committee

by Lloyd Ramutloa last modified 2017-09-13 16:03

12 September 2017

Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) today presented to the Select Committee on Economics and Business Development on its performance progress 2015 and performance outlook for 2016/2017.  This is the last time the Department presents to the committee for the term.

SEE factories had employed 891 people by March 2017, but this number has since grown to 966 employees.  SEE factories are in seven provinces, which means that there are two provinces without a SEE footprint, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.  The Department is working towards the ideal of having a factory in all provinces.    According to Director-General Thobile Lamati, plans are underway to expand to the other two provinces. He said that disabled persons should not have an added burden of being restricted to access these opportunities.  The enterprise specializes in hospital linen and clothing production (textiles), embroidery, woodwork, metalwork, upholstery, bookbinding and screen printing. SEE’s main customers are from education, police and heath sectors.

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Silumko Nondwangu, Chief Executive Officer of SEE, said that there had been a steady improvement in its performance since 2015 financial year to date.  Overall performance of SEE is presently at 57%, with four out of seven performance targets already met.  One of the key performance indicators, include the increase of sales of goods and services and to maintain healthy gross profit margin on all products manufactured in the SEE.

SEE will also work closely with Productivity SA, also an entity of Labour, to collaborate on:

  • Conducting a work study and review of SEE manufacturing processes.Development of SABS certified Norms & Standards
  • Implementation of approved SEE Norms & Standards throughout the factories.
  • Up-skilling of key personnel involved in production planning and execution.


ENDS

Candice van Reenen

Assistant Director: Communication

Department of Labour – Western Cape

Tel:     021 441 8129  Fax:   021 441 8111

Cell:    083 243 3353

Email: candice.vanreenen@labour.gov.za


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