GVK-Siya Zama has embraced business transformation and black economic empowerment by offering employees opportunities and advancement, leadership positions, and ownership initiatives. The company is a Level One Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Contributor and is 51% black owned.


The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is a public entity designed to drive sustainable growth, reform and improvement within South Africa’s construction sector. As part of this initiative, the CIDB also assigns contractors grading levels from 1 to 9 in order to determine the maximum value of work for which they can tender. GVK-Siya Zama is one of only a handful of privately-owned construction companies to be graded at a Level 9 GB PE (General Building, Potentially Emerging), affirming our status as an innovative, forward-thinking company.


The ultimate aim of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is to create opportunities for the majority of citizens to participate meaningfully in the mainstream economy. Thanks to our commitment to empowerment and change, GVK-Siya Zama is currently rated at level one.

“ Education is the most
powerful weapon
which you can use
to change the world. ”


The GVK-Siya Zama Education Fund makes resources available for the children of our employees through the administration of this dedicated fund. The Fund enables beneficiaries to study and equip themselves for a fulfilled life of work and independence. In addition to covering school fees, the fund supports a range of educational needs tailor-made to the needs of beneficiaries.


Our enterprise development initiatives are geared to assist suppliers and small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) with management up skilling, systems and process mentoring, as well as early payment where needed to ease cash flow constraints. Refer to the graphic alongside for details of our skills development and training, socio-economic development and enterprise and supplier development initiatives.