Productivity SA is a Schedule 3A Public Entity and its governing board comprises of representatives from labour, government and business. Productivity SA’s mandate is primarily to enhance the productive capacity of South Africa by meeting the following objectives: promote a culture of productivity in workplaces; develop relevant productivity competencies; facilitate and evaluate productivity improvement and competitiveness in workplaces; maintain a database of productivity and competitiveness systems and publicising these systems; undertake productivity-related research; and support initiatives aimed at preventing job losses.
Productivity SA aims to be the champion of productivity in South Africa, executing its mandate and strategy by highlighting the fact that productivity matters as it has influential consequences on the growth of its economy. The company’s mission is to improve productivity by advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s competitiveness.
Productivity SA core organisational values are: service excellence through the implementation of relevant solutions; market leadership through creative and innovative solutions; working together as a team to achieve common goals; partnering with stakeholders pursuing solutions to South Africa’s productivity challenge; honesty, integrity and professionalism. These are the cornerstones of all our business. It is through our effective business technology tools and programmes that we are able to successfully compete on aglobal scale.
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1969
Founding members: Dr J Visser
Current employees: 102
Branches: Midrand, Durbanand Cape Town
Memberships: Pan African Productivity Association (PAPA)
Strategic partnerships: Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), South African National Apex of Co-operatives (SANACO), International Labour Organisation (ILO) South African Security Seta (SASSeta), Economic Development Departments, National and Local Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
BUSINESS & FINANCE
Turnover: Grant funding
Financial year-end: March
Accountants: Nexia SAB&T
CLIENTS & AWARDS
Recent major contracts: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tshwane University of Technology, Intersite, Department of Education, Sheltered Employment Factories, Energy Seta, Delta EMD, Vumo Waste, Soweto LED, Tshwane LED, South African Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (Sawen), Harmony Mine, Rand Water Board, Transnet and the City of Johannesburg
TRAINING & CSI
Training programmes: Productivity improvement training aimed at all levels of employees in public, private and labour sectors of the economy.
Empowerment initiatives: South African Graduate Development Agency (SAGDA) i.e. internship programme
1 | Founded in 1969
2 | Aims to increase productivity levels in South Africa to help economy grow
3 | It is a schedule 3A Public Entity
4 | Service excellence is a core organisational value
5 | Aligned with the Japan International Cooperation Agency