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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