Air­port to host sup­plier road­show

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AIR­PORTS Com­pany South Africa’s (Acsa) Kim­ber­ley Air­port will host an en­ter­prise and sup­plier de­vel­op­ment (ESD) brief­ing that is part of a se­ries of road­shows be­ing hosted at re­gional air­ports.

The ESD work­shop will be hosted to­day at the Protea Ho­tel at the Kim­ber­ley Big Hole. Reg­is­tra­tion opens at 8.30am and the work­shop will con­clude at 3pm.

Mem­bers at­tend­ing the work­shop in Kim­ber­ley will be briefed on Acsa’s trans­for­ma­tion agenda, its im­ple­men­ta­tion as well as im­pli­ca­tions on the com­pany’s sup­pli­ers. The pub­lic will also be in­formed about busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for emerg­ing black-owned busi­nesses at air­ports and the sup­plier se­lec­tion cri­te­ria.

Cor­po­rate af­fairs se­nior man­ager for re­gional air­ports, Sen­zeni Nde­bele said: “At Acsa we have a moral im­per­a­tive to pro­mote equal­ity and to con­trib­ute to­wards cor­rect­ing the im­bal­ances of the past by en­sur­ing that we align our busi­ness to re­flect the de­mo­graph­ics of South Africa and to­wards eco­nomic equal­ity. The ESD work­shops hosted at re­gional air­ports form part of our on­go­ing busi­ness ob­jec­tives to as­sist peo­ple liv­ing be­low the poverty line to be part of the main­stream econ­omy in the re­gions where our air­ports are based.”

ESD refers to the fi­nan­cial and non-fi­nan­cial sup­port that Acsa pro­vides to SMMEs to en­hance their eco­nomic par­tic­i­pa­tion, stim­u­late job cre­ation and en­cour­age cor­po­rates to en­gage in a mean­ing­ful trans­for­ma­tion. It also in­cludes pro­cure­ment from these SMMEs to help them grow.

The ESD work­shops are open to all South Africans work­ing in the avi­a­tion and air­port man­age­ment sec­tors.

It is recog­nised that there is a re­spon­si­bil­ity on those do­ing busi­ness with Acsa to con­trib­ute to­wards and align with the com­pany’s broader trans­for­ma­tion ob­jec­tives.

The pub­lic will be ad­dressed trans­par­ently on how sup­ply chain man­age­ment rules and pro­cesses ap­ply through trans­for­ma­tion.

Those wish­ing to at­tend the ESD road­show must RSVP at [email protected]­ports.co.za

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