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Social Responsibility

The Company has adopted the NEDLAC Code of Good Practice guidelines to assist employees with HIV/AIDS. Careworks is contracted, to counsel our employees and guide them in their treatment.

Employee Wellness Program has been established with Careways to offer employees and their immediate family members a resource for resolving any personal or work related problems, which may adversely affect either personal well-being  or work performance.

Enterprise and supplier development by mentoring entrepreneurs to become independent contractors or suppliers.

Corporate Social Investment by donating to worthy causes within the community that we operate in.

Training & Education

  • Hillary Construction believes training is an essential component in maintaining the success of the Company and the future of the industry. Training is provided at our own training centre as well as centres subscribing to the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA ( MERSETA) authority.
  • Operator skills training is provided for operators and drivers using a sophisticated computerized system.
  • Apprenticeships are offered for earthmoving diesel mechanics and spray painters. Hillary Construction (Pty) Limited is a registered training facility.
  • The Company sponsors Civil Engineering students at tertiary education institutions.

Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

  • Substantial donations in time and money have been made to numerous projects including schools, CANSA and other qualifying institutions.
  • Numerous bursaries issued to qualifying recipients.
  • Occasional construction of football fields in rural areas when approached by local communities.
  • We upgraded the garden area of the psychiatric ward at Mankweng Hospital.
  • Workplace Peer Educator Programme implemented in conjunction with Careworks where employees volunteered to undergo training to provide HIV awareness and offer assistance to those infected with HIV.

Business Responsibility

Hillary Construction (Pty) Limited has been extremely pro-active in developing entrepreneurs in the civil engineering field. The three main aspects are:

  • In 1995 Hillary Construction identified the need for a road-surfacing provider in the province. Polokwane Surfacing (Pty) Limited was born and the majority shareholding was taken up by black employees from Hillary.
  • Later Tswelopele Roads and Earthworks (Pty) Limited was formed, again with Hillary staff taking up the shares. This is a 96% black owned company.
  • In 1994 Ya Rena Civils was restructured where Hillary took up a 30% shareholding.
  • Black staff members with particular skills were identified and mentored to become independent contractors. With this mentoring, administrative assistance, and financial support from Hillary Construction, these contractors are currently running very successful businesses and offer their services to the industry at large. These profitable firms have not only created wealth for the various entrepreneurs but have also helped uplift their families and promote a feeling of self-worth.