Sabie Poles handed out long service certificates to six workers who have diligently served the company throughout the years.
The longest-serving employee- Musa Sipho Mabuza- related his early days at Sabie Poles and credited God for the opportunity to serve with dedication for 21 years. Mabuza joined the company in 1998, designated to handle delivery notebooks, selling poles and dealing with customers. He currently holds the position of a Supervisor and makes sure that the right quality and quantity of timber gets loaded for the customer. The owner, Marina Daniel says that Mabuza has mastered the skill of loading a super link truck with all the different lengths and sizes of products we offer.
“God has a plan for all of us and we must learn to trust Him at all times. I used to load sand on trucks before I joined Sabie Poles. My brother-in-law (David Ndlovu) introduced me to this company and I have not looked back ever since. The management team was very patient with me and it motivated me. I believe that a positive attitude is important in life; it helps you to motivate others. I will continue to serve Sabie Poles for as long as I have the power to work,” said Mabuza.
Thys Kemp has been with the company for 15 years and he also gave all the glory to God for maintaining his focus on the company. “I thank God for all the blessings,” said Kemp.
Other workers- Godfrey Bafana Mathebula and Errol Manyike started at the lowest ranks in the company but later got promoted to serve as Assistants at the Treatment Plant division. They were equally appreciative of the opportunity to work under a supportive management team and co-workers.
“I started in 2010 (11th January) as a general worker, rolling and packing stock. I’m happy here at Sabie Poles and everything is going well. I encourage my colleagues to observe and work with dedication. I thank the management-especially, my manager, Steve Bosch for believing in me,” said Mathebula.
Manyike said; “I joined the company in 2010 (22 February) as a truck loader. I thank the management for their support, I’ve managed to progress because of them. I believe that we must all persevere and respect for each other. Anybody can be where we are if they focus on their work. Things get tough sometimes but working hard is the key,”
Eunice Kukuta Nyatiwa and Suzan Maria Mashego were also recognised. Nyatiwa has served for 15 years, while Mashego has been with the company for 10 years.
Daniel said that she was appreciative of every worker’s loyal and dedicated service to Sabie poles. “We are truly blessed with some amazing employees and thank God for every one of them.”