Corporate Social Investment
SKCM has been involved in work for disadvantaged communities for more than three decades. Pioneering work was done with implementation of labour intensive construction since 1984, mainly in the former Kangwane and Lebowa homelands, by our offices in Nelspruit and Phalaborwa at the time.
The company is particularly well placed for participation in the Expanded Public Works Program with several of its staff members having completed the pre-requisite training to both Develop and Promote Labour Intensive Projects as well as to Manage Labour Intensive Construction.
Consortiums have been formed with previously marginalised member firms of SABTACO on specific projects. SKCM is associated with such firms in Nelspruit, Paarl, Polokwane and Port Elizabeth and is proud of its record of transferring skills to previously marginalised consulting engineering companies, as well as the communities we have been involved with.
SKCM has assisted with the formation of Project Steering Committees for various rural and urban communities in the Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape over the recent past. The Steering Committees have also been guided and helped with the drawing up of Business Plans for community projects, with a high success rate of funding awards. Various entrepreneurs have also been assisted with Business Plans and applications for finance.
Corporate Social Investment (CSI) forms an integral part of SKCM’s BBBEE policy, transformation process, and corporate accountability. We recognise that we have a social responsibility to our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate to uplift and invest in our country’s people and communities.