Mncedisi Twantwa is not only happy that his company is responsible for building a slip road in Msikaba, but also because through the project he has been able to create 32 much needed jobs.
“In terms of experience, yes I can say we benefited as a company as this was my second time building a slip road, and yes I’m happy with the outcomes hopefully we’ll get more work from SANRAL.” – Mncedisi Twantwa, owner of Krweba Trading working on the Msikaba South haul road project
Twantwa owns Krweba Trading, an SMME contracted to do work on the Msikaba South haul road project near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.
Twantwa said before working on this project his company was building access roads.
“This is my second slip road that I’ve done and its quite a challenge because this side there aren’t many concrete roads,” he said.
His said Aveng, the company that sub-contracted Krweba Trading have really been helpful with regards to providing his company with assistance and advice on the project.
“They have assisted us on how to put together the steel fixing and we’ve done a lot more concrete work,” he said, explaining the specifics of the help extended by Aveng.
“I’ve learnt to build a slip road. They also taught us how to do the side drains,” he said.
He is also proud to be able to help create employment opportunities in this part of the country where unemployment is high.
“I have about 32 people working for me and they come from different areas,” he said, adding that he initially had only 12 employees.
Working on the project has added invaluable experience to his company and he hopes that it will stand it in good stead going forward.
He said getting more work from SANRAL would also ensure more people remain employed which would benefit the local economy and community at large.