About Us

We are a dynamic business that focusses on sourcing and supplying road safety equipment, industrial tools, and supplies to mines, civil engineering, construction, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, and other companies, government departments and agencies, (public works, roads, etc.), and other similar or related operations More...

Through a sister company, we also supply bulk fuel, lubricants, and petrochemicals More...

Via joint venture partnerships with two industry-leading businesses, we provide mine plant equipment breakdown and maintenance services and waste and landfill management services More…

 

Purpose and Values


We are on a drive to become a preferred and sought-after supplier, sourcing partner, and service provider in the industries we serve – based on product quality and world-class service levels, not just our empowerment credentials.

Our core values and beliefs include setting and adhering to high safety standards and protocols, making sure that we do our utmost to fulfill all client requirements, maintaining transparency and openness in our business practices, developing a diverse and capable team within the business, and contributing to the upliftment and development of our local communities and South Africa as a whole.

 

Our History

Yonke Konke was founded in 2014 by Modise Sikhosana (Managing Director) and Thembisile Sikhosana (Financial Director). Originally, we focussed on the supply of tools, diesel, and other supplies to mines in Limpopo province, including the Canadian-owned Diamcor mine.

After trading for a while, we were awarded a three-year supply contract for De Beers Venetia Mine, helping us to gain traction in the industry.
This agreement came with an enterprise development opportunity that included mentoring and financial assistance. These two factors helped the business to grow and become more established.

During 2019 we expanded our offerings to include road safety and traffic management equipment suitable for use in mines, civil engineering and construction projects, and elsewhere.

Initial clients for this part of the business include:

  • DMI Minerals (a Canadian-owned mine)
  • Khabokedi Waste Management (one of the largest Waste Management companies in South Africa)
  • Umeme Africa Engineering (an Eskom Partner)

Since becoming involved in the mining and construction industries, we have gained valuable practical experience and built a network of industry leaders and experts. We draw on this experience and network to better serve our customers.

We have also started moving into servicing government departments and agencies (at all levels) and we were recently awarded a contract by the Thulamela Local Municipality (Thohoyandou, Limpopo) to supply and maintain all the tyres for their fleet of municipal vehicles.

As part of our diversification strategy and commitment to community upliftment, we have entered into joint venture partnerships with two leading South African businesses that provide mine plant equipment breakdown and maintenance services and waste and landfill management services.

  Our JV partners provide technical know-how, training, and infrastructure while we focus on identifying capable, teachable people from disadvantaged communities = providing the manpower required for projects and creating opportunities for employment and community upliftment.

Manufacturing

Within the next few months, we will start manufacturing our own range of traffic cones (750mm and 1.8m).

Achievements

In 2016, due to our extensive product knowledge, De Beers (a company known for its stringent standards) invited us to help develop the standard for their 750 mm road cone.

Community Involvement and Development

We are committed to help uplift local communities and develop the local economy. As part of this commitment, we:

  • Financially support Pfulufelo, a local NGO/NPO that feeds and takes care of sick and elderly people in and around the Makhado/Vhembe area
  • Financially support another project that provides sanitary pads to disadvantaged schoolgirls in rural communities
  • Sponsor the local Vhembe Chamber of Commerce

ECommerce/Online Ordering

We have a presence on Takealot Marketplace and Makro Online, making it easier for smaller customers to access
our range of top-quality but competitively priced hand tools, supplies, and consumables.

About our Leader: Modise Sikhosana – Managing Director and Co-Founder

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After finishing High School, Modise completed a basic computer programming course and entered the ICT industry. He spent the next 21 years working as an IT support engineer for companies like Microsoft South Africa, Alexander Forbes, BCX (where he was involved in providing nationwide infrastructure support to the Pepkor Group), Compuware, and Primedia Unlimited, as well as running his own IT supply and support business for a few years.

During his time at Microsoft Modise qualified as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

In 2015, he decided to move into a different industry and, with his wife as his business partner, founded Yonke Konke.

Modise draws on his IT skills to help him efficiently and cost-effectively source products for customers. He also uses advanced IT tools to streamline business processes and make the operation more efficient, resulting in a better experience for clients.

Company details

Official Name: Yonke Konke (Pty) Ltd

Company Registration Number: 2014 / 239012 / 07

BEE Status and Ownership: Yonke Konke is a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor with 100% black ownership and 51% black female ownership

CSD supplier number:  MAAA0777008

Address: 11 Waterview Estate

139 Kruger Street

Makhado (Louis Trichardt), 0920

Limpopo

Telephone Number: 081 766 7932

Email Address:  info@yonkekonke.co.za

 

Contact Us Now to find out more about how we can serve you. 

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11 Waterview Estate, 139 Kruger Street, Louis Trichardt, Limpopo 0920

Mon – Fri: 9.00AM – 5.00PM
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

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