/ 12 September 2012

Best employers: AfriSam

AfriSam's chief HR officer Leba Mashao.
AfriSam's chief HR officer Leba Mashao.

Number of employees
1 817.

Last financial year’s turnover
Not available.

Name of chief HR officer
Leba Mashao, HR executive.

Split of staff
Top management level: Eigh
Senior management level: 51
Middle management level: 147
First management level: 330
Non-management level: 1 281

Main line of business
AfriSam is a black-controlled construction materials group in Southern Africa with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

What is the company’s HR strategy?
It is designed to support the company’s business strategy and ensure that people development and social and ethical practices are practised across the company. With the business strategy focusingon growth and product innovation, it is imperative that AfriSam employees rise and respond to the challenges this entails. Central to the HR strategy is the

learning and growth of AfriSam’s employees, competency management, coaching and mentoring, leadership and risk management. Performance management is the guiding creed towards a high-performance organisation.

What is the company’s BEE strategy?
The AfriSAM level two BBBEE ratingis a reflection of its commitment to being a South African company that reflects inclusive business practices. The ownership of the company

remains in the hands of the previously disadvantaged and it has a significant representation of employment equity at top management levels. Corporate social responsibility

and enterprise development programmes have been improving over the years and its flagship initiative comprises plans for the development of women in mining initiatives.