Province: KwaZulu Natal 
District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology 
Business Name:N Xul Trading 
Business type: Welding 

Background 

  • Ntokozo Xulu of N Xul Trading is incubated at DACT Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology, ZCBF Community Park, South Central Arterial, Alton, Richards Bay. He has now secured premises in a workshop where he rents. 
  • N Xul Trading was established on the 20th of November 2007 
  • Ntokozo manufactures gates, burglar guards, braai stands and other welding maintenance 

When Ntokozo came in to DACT, he wanted to start a welding business but had no knowledge and proper skills to run a successful company. He had to undergo welding training with the Umfolozi college to improve on his skill, he then attended workshops that were designed to help him better understand how a business functions

Province: KwaZulu Natal 
District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology 
Business Name: MG Glass and Aluminium 
Business type: Fabrication 

Background 

  • Gina Mndeni of MG Glass Aluminium is a virtual client who runs his business at his home in Mzingazi, he is renting a small room that serves as a workshop, it is the size of a single garage. 
  • MG Glass Aluminium was established in 11 April 2013 
  • Mr Gina manufactures aluminium windows, aluminium doors and garage doors, aluminium shower doors and also does maintenance.

Mr Gina was recruiting while canvasing in Mzingazi, he was already trading informaly at the time and had 2 permanent employees. He was a self-motivated and self-driven entrepreneur who has always strived for excellence in his business. He wanted to broaden his clientele to not only the local household. He wanted to start apllying for bigger jobs in the construction sector, lodges and industries. His business was not registered, he had no marketing material and he only had the basic skills of costing and pricing 

Province: KwaZulu Natal 
District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology 
Business Name: Grenn Stone Boiler Makers (Pty)Ltd 
Business type: Welding 

Background 

  • Sekhosana Moses of Grenn Stone Boiler Makers is a virtual client who runs his business at his home in Ngwelezane, he has built a small shelter that serves as a workshop, it is the size of a double garage. 
  • Grenn Stone Boiler Makers was established in 11 October 2011 
  • Mr Sekhosana manufactures gates, burglar guards and he does a lot of maintenance and welding services for local companies. 

Mr Sekhosana was a walk in pipeline that came enquiring about DACT because he had seen had seen an insert about the centre aired on the 1KZN news. He then found out where the centre was and came in. Mr Sekhosana was already trading informally at the time but he saw that he lacked a lot of skills and knowledge about his business. 

VISION STATEMENT

To be a nationally recognized Centre of competence that develops and supports innovative and technology based SMME's in the Aluminium and metals- industry.

MISSION STATEMENT

To mentor, coach and assist innovative technology based SMME's so that they can grow to sustainability and contribute to the growth of our economy.

OUR VALUES

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  • Professionalism
  • Total commitment
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  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork