Sekunjalo was established in 1997 when opportunities were increasing for black business people and professionals to participate in the economic mainstream, due to the political and legislative framework created in 1994.
From the outset our company’s ethos was a transformational one. The majority of the founding members had been political activists. They had participated in the struggle to transform South Africa from a state that denied the majority of its citizens full political, social and economic participation to a democratic country in which full participation was possible.
The Codes of Good Practice emphasise the need to extend empowerment to a broader base of South Africans. They provide guidelines and a balanced scorecard to measure the transformation of a business entity from an empowerment perspective.
Sekunjalo strongly supports the process of transformation in the Group and in broader society.
“However, the benefits of democracy must lead to economic development and help reduce poverty – to improve the quality of life of ordinary people. You can’t eat democracy.”
- Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa, WEC Dar Es Salaam, 2010