Zamlim Investments was established in 2007. Our primary aim is to enable companies and organisations in developmental state countries to meet their implementation potential. The challenges of companies and organisations in developmental state countries are very different to the challenges of those in developed nations. We believe that sub Saharan countries will be driven by key growth enablers, namely:
A greater focus on value addition and the application of manufacturing technologies to increase the competitive nature of our countries as well as the upskilling of our citizens. We have invested in technology enhanced mass clothing manufacturing as well as wide format branding services as a starting point and our aspiration is to continue to grow other aspects of manufacturing and tech enabled industrialisation, as our portfolio widens and deepens.
Our Human Capital division focuses on supporting blue chip organisations to drive corporate objectives. Unlike your typical “recruiter” we believe that the commoditised nature of education institutions and the qualifications churned out, requires a more thorough and tailor-made approach to the selection and placement of talent. This in turn will make sub Saharan organisations much more competitive globally, with us contributing to a more globally relevant localised human capital base.
Education will continue to be the foundation for sub Saharan Africa’s competitive future. We have developed a School Solutions business unit which is partnering with up and coming education institutions to support their funding aspirations through our onsite school shops as well as their sporting curriculum aspirations through our project managed school sports events planning arm. We believe that education is not only a function of studies, it is also a function of adequate funding as well as learners who are stretched through sports and physical activity.
Implementation is the glue that binds all of our efforts at Zamlim Investments. Developmental state regions such as sub Saharan Africa requires some thought around strategy, but a greater deal of focus on implementing and executing. Zamlim Consulting Services does just that. We have a network of practitioners whose sole aim is project delivery. We believe in less frills and a greater focus on schedule, cost and scope. We have a wealth of prior experience locally and internationally, working on some of the most critical challenges faced by clients of top tier strategy consulting firms and we now apply these skillsets and share our experiences with our own client base that we are growing in sub Saharan Africa.
Thandekile, CEO, heads up our Manufacturing and tech enabled industrialisation division as well as the Schools Solutions Business. Thandekile has successfully set up the only women owned manufacturing hub in South Africa with full in house design, automated cutting and print services as well as full CMT capabilities to service mass markets such as corporates and education institutions. This is in part due to significant operations and project management experience in the set up and build of new businesses that are sustainable and that contribute to employment and real GDP growth.
Thandekile also has significant experience in the design, branding and corporate image space with clients in education, FMCG, retail, public sector, construction, logistics and consumer electronics industries.
Dzingira, Director, is a Strategy and Operations Consultant with over a decade of international and sub Saharan consulting and industry experience specialising in strategic and enterprise performance management and improvement.
He has significant consulting experience in Power Generation, Mining and Resources, Retail, Public Sector, Travel & Transport, FMCG, IT and Retail Banking. Client experience includes: Eskom, BHP Billiton, Anglo-American, Transnet, DHA, Shoprite SA, Sony UK, Hitachi Data Systems, Welsh Assembly Government, Avis Europe, Vodafone, Wolverhampton City Council, and Sainsbury's.
Prior to starting up Zamlim Consulting, Dzingira worked at several blue chip consulting houses, including KPMG Consulting (Europe, 2004 - 2008), FeverTree Consulting (South Africa, 2009 - 2011) and more recently, McKinsey and Company (South Africa, 2011 - 2013). Dzingira is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Prince2 certified project management professional.