My Brilliant Career ... Jacqueline Pillay
Tell me about you the work you do. JasJian supplies construction and building maintenance services to Sasol's houses and hostels (about 2,500 properties), depots and garages in Mpumalanga. I started the company in 2007. Since 2017, we have increased our client base to include FedEx and the SA Sugar Association in Durban. I manage and oversee the daily operations. Ad hoc work sustained JasJian during its first few years; through perseverance, I secured a building maintenance contract with Sasol Secunda shared services after five years. What drew you to construction, and what keeps you working in the industry? I grew up in Chatsworth, in KwaZulu-Natal. My dad had two jobs to support our family. Entrepreneurship runs in the veins of my family, and, from an early age, I exhibited entrepreneurial skills. When my husband and I moved to Secunda, where he was employed as a chemical engineer, I saw a gap in the construction and building maintenance industry, an industry that lacked 100% blac...
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