Company Profile

The purpose of this Company Profile is to provide brief information about Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) and its role in the SA Coffin Manufacturing and Burial Services industries

1) HISTORY
The firm was established in 2009 to meet the need for cheaper services in rural settlements and mining towns of South Africa
Mhlangaveza is able to work with unbanked people including pensioners due to its simple collection methods
Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) is a 100% black owned company, established in 2001 to offer turnkey burial solutions to undertakers, the communities in South Africa and neighbouring countries
The company’s head office is in Midrand and the factory is based in Wynberg, Johannesburg.
The production facility has state of the art equipment that is able to cope with growing production demand.

2) EXPERTISE

The areas of expertise of Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) include the outsourced-(design and supply of equipment), installation, commissioning and maintenance of highly sophisticated equipment in the following areas of telecoms.
We offer the main member the opportunity to enlist more than just next of kin as beneficiaries in order to assist those families affected by AIDS etc


2.1 Value Added Services

Mhlangaveza offers funeral cover to it’s clients with value added burial services that include:

  • Choice coffin or casket
  • Customized plan according to affordability and choice
  • Full burial service
  • Mortuary services
  • Corpse handling and transportation


2.2 Other Services

  • Subscription based funeral cover for up to seven members including main member (customized packages available)
  • Local delivery at minimal cost
  • Full burial and mortuary services
  • Family support during week leading to funeral including tent setup, chairs etc
  • Provide food on day of funeral


2.3 What We Offer

  • Coffins and Caskets
    • Dome Caskets
    • Flat lid Caskets
    • Heavyweight Caskets
    • Lightweight Caskets


2.4 Our Clients

  • Government Employees
  • Pensioners
  • Mining employees
  • Taxi and Transport industry workers
  • Self-employed and budding entrepreneurs


2.5 Service Fleet

  • Picture of one vehicle
  • Total number of vehicles per type
  • EG 4 x 2 Bakkies
  • etc


2.6 Equipment and Service Quality

  • Lowering devices


3) CAPABILITY
The expertise Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) has acquired over six years of operations is largely due to team work and the ability to retain accumulated know how and skills plus managed sub-contacting.

Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) has offices in Pretoria and Welkom in the Free State Province.

The Fixed cellular and Mobile cellular or wireless business unit has sixteen core resources. This staff complement is being increased gradually due to perceived work to come from the industry very soon as we move towards 2010. We have on our database, a list of subcontractors covering the whole of Gauteng, part of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State province and have capacity to serve on a national basis

4) ACHIEVEMENTS
Over the years Mhlangaveza Funeral Services has been awarded numerous Tenders and carried out contracts for Vodacom on behalf of Siemens indirectly, Motorola (Vodacom) and has continuously serviced Telkom SA directly on various projects over the past three years

We have carried our work outside the SA borders including Swaziland, Lesotho and Tanzania either directly as Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) or indirectly as individuals solely to gain knowledge


5) SPECIAL – ONCE OFF FUNERAL EVENTS

6) TRAINING
Our company, given its training plan will strive to bring more previously disadvantaged people on board. We currently have a pool of machine operators with on-the-job experience that we are gradually re-training

7) RESOURCES
Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) has only core human resources due to the contract-based nature of the business. We however, have access to a pool of engineers available within South Africa and we maintain a database for that purpose CV’s can be supplied on request

8) CONCLUSION
Mhlangaveza Family Assurance Pty (Ltd) is a Turnkey Funeral Services and Family Assurance company with the in-house capacity, knowledge and skills to advice, design, supply, execute and offer cover for the broad funeral plans and needs of our people in Southern Africa