When South Africa started emerging from the hard lockdown, Riversands Incubation Hub realised that business owners would require additional support and Project Reignite was formulated. The entrepreneurs responded enthusiastically and immediately started applying for the employee subsidy grants, undertaking to do the training that was the condition of obtaining the money.
Fast forward a year and it’s plain to see that Bahokeng Holdings, a women-owned cleaning company, has benefitted from both the training and the additional resources which allowed the team to continue servicing their clients.
“We have a large shopping centre in Soweto as well as Century Property Developments’ massive The Parks Lifestyle Apartments @Riversands complex as regular clients. We employ almost 30 cleaners for the two sites and the additional skills we obtained from the training have helped us manage them,” commented Mpho Moncho, who takes care of the operations for the business.
All Bahokeng Holdings employees wear smart uniforms so that they’re easily identifiable on client sites. The company also supplies them with the necessary protective clothing.
Plans for 2021 include growing the business in the retail and commercial industries, particularly in the security and construction sectors. “We’re confident of our growth trajectory since we regularly receive good feedback on our teams’ work ethic,” concluded Moncho.