GALE WALTERS

Sibanye Office Solutions CC

What does your company do?

Suppliers of Office Goods and Products Stationery, Office Furniture, Computer Consumables, Beverages, Janitorial Products

What is your biggest success?

2015, Opening 2 stationery stores simultaneously on the PetroSA premises - 1 on the PetroSa refinery MosselBay and 1 at PetroSA Head Office Parow-Cape Town - R7Mil Tender award / office furniture for newly build Justice Department Castle Street Cape Town- Furnishing 6floors - 2013 Tender award / office furniture - new building - Sanral - Durban Road Bellville - R1.1Mil -2014 Tender award / 1 of 4 distributors to supply stationery to All Western Cape Department of Health & Wellness Centre's across the entire Western Cape 2020-2023 Since 2013 supplying Telkom / Openserv stationery including all the stores

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Corruption within the State Procurement and unethical practices of the officials - Our Cashflow, Supply of beverages/Groceries to Corporates & Government Departments - the procurement of these goods requires cashflow to purchase from retailers, which have become very popular and challenging - Government and Corporates take 30days to pay or most of the time longer. The procurement of groceries has become a daily challenge, as we don't hold accounts with retailers for this commodity.