In our dealings with Simanye we have always been very impressed with their expertise and professionalism – their passion for excellence and great customer service is apparent in everything they do.
Ivan Overton, Managing Director, Change Wright
I was very impressed by Alana’s wealth of knowledge in this field and would definitely recommend her to other clients.
Tyron Fourie, Partner, Commercial, Eversheds
Being a newly listed company in 2012, we knew and understood the importance of BBBEE compliance and targets from the beginning. Alana and her team from Simanye have assisted from the beginning to form our strategy, guide the Executive Committee and Business Units to prepare for our audits, and have helped to put updates to the Board together. Torre have found Simanye to be knowledgeable and willing to do whatever it takes to meet the deadlines. I would recommend them to any business that requires in-depth knowledge and ideas to improve their BEE certification.
Charles Pettit, Chief Executive Officer, Torre Industries
Since working with Simanye, their expertise and experience is evident in the innovative and practical manner in which they approach the analysis. The team are always willing to “go the extra mile” and deliver timely on commitments.
We would be happy to recommend Simanye as a credible and professional service provider.
Nashika Singh , Supplier Development Manager, Shanduka Black Umbrellas
As a Hybrid Social Enterprise my team and I have searched for some time for advisors who can understand our complex needs and assist us with designing appropriate structures, which reflect our purpose and complement our social objective, while attracting investment and funding
Alana was the first person we have worked with who really listen to our needs, clearly identified our requirements and delivered us a tailored solution that not only addressed BBBEE but our ED and SED opportunities in relation to our unique offer, in an efficient and practical way.
Shona McDonald, Founder Director, Shonaquip/Uhambo Foundation
The Simanye team brings a wealth of knowledge on all things BBBEE related. Not only are they reliable and efficient but they also display an ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Their quality service and knowledge based guidance has been and continues to be very useful to us.
Nanga Tofile, Group Skills and Equity Co-ordinator, Rolfes Group
In Phakamani’s case, Simanye assisted the board and the CEO to understand how we might position ourselves to attract business support for our vision. This included B-BBEE consulting and structures, communication to key stakeholders and connecting Phakamani with individuals and other businesses. They saw the importance of assisting Phakamani in the support and the development of a key member of the Phakamani management team. We also continue to benefit by having a member of the Simanye team (Alana Bond) as chairperson of our board.
Simanye’s approach is to business development is holistic; they don’t just assume that they have all the answers but are willing to work with companies and if needed communities to help them to understand their own potential, as well as how they might be able to help themselves to move forward. They are a small but very capable team who carry out their work in a professional enthusiastic manner.
It continues to be a pleasure to work with Alana and the team at Simanye and I would recommend them highly.
Mark Tucker, CEO, Phakamani Foundation