There’s no doubt that security company Lekgopo le Leso has many happy clients in its portfolio since many of them are trusting the company with their premises over the December holidays.
“In many instances, our clients have increased their guarding requirements while they are away. Of course, that means that we don’t get to have a break but we’ve become accustomed to the feeling since security is an essential service,” commented Frans Chepape, Riversands entrepreneur behind Lekgopo le Leso.
While many business owners will be pleased to reach the end of the year, Chepape looks back on the turmoil of the year with a degree of satisfaction because, once again, security is an essential service and Lekgopo le Leso continued trading throughout lockdown. “I have to admit that it was a bit awkward to be among the few trading during the hard lockdown but obviously it was better for my business and the almost 300 guards I employ,” said Chepape.
Lekgopo le Leso provides both armed and un-armed guards. “We usually find that our construction yard clients request armed guards for the night shift. For factories, it is un-armed guards for 24 hours,” explained Chepape.
When it comes to hiring the additional personnel required for the holiday period, Chepape is confident of finding the right fit for his company. “We require each potential employee to show us their PSIRA registration certificate. Most of them live in Diepsloot, which fits very well with Riversands Incubation Hub’s initial purpose to create jobs for the local community.
Many of our client sites are in the Johannesburg CBD, so we transport the crews to each shift.
“Contrary to many other business’s experience of this year, we have managed to grow Lekgopo le Leso during 2020 and I’m looking forward to further growth next year,” he concluded.