Ayanda Maphumulo

Pulse for Hope Projects (trading as "Pulse Projects")

What does your company do?

Pulse Projects is an entity that operates within the Built Environment industry, with a strong focus in Infrastructure Maintenance and Engineering Services. Pulse Projects services notable local municipalities, provincial departments and JSE listed facilities management companies. Pulse Projects provides the following services: a) Infrastructure Maintenance (Reactive) Electrical work, Plumbing, Shopfitting, Tiling, Painting and Glazier works. b) Infrastructure Maintenance (Planned) Fire Safety Protection Services, Fire Extinguisher servicing. c) Engineering Services Specialised consulting work; notably Internal Services e.g. Water reticulation designs for township establishments. Through our dedicated team of professionals, administration staff and technical portfolio leads, we have significantly made strides in not only anchoring a compelling position in the market but in also positioning ourselves as a loyal and trusted partner to our clients. The Codes of Commercial and Ethical Standards of our clients are paramount in the way we observe and do business. We are compliant in the following statutory segments: • SOUTH AFRICAN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION • FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA • COIDA • SARS • CIPC • BBBEE • CIDB & CSD

What is your biggest success?

Having graduated with a Master’s degree in Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies, I am a proud alumni of the University of Pretoria. I worked in Corporate for revered property and engineering consultancy giants before resigning from Corporate to focus on Pulse Projects full-time. My biggest success is expressed through how I have managed to successfully make the transition from Corporate into the world of business and to viably contribute to creating employment opportunities and absorbing young tradesmen and technicians into a climate that is dynamic for performance.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

For a person who lives and breathes entrepreneurship; in my world, hurdles don’t present themselves as ‘hurdles’. They present themselves in the prism of a hard reality of ‘what needs to be done’, and I ensure that things gets done ethically and efficiently. There is but only optimism and drive to preserve the long-term sustainability of the business with respect to its economic stability, its employment capability and its interest in maintaining solid partner networks.