An empowerment initiative like no other

Besamandla means “power” in isiXhosa and power is exactly what you can expect when working with the experts and technical wizards at Brand Engineering’s BEE initiative, Besamandla.

Besamandla (Pty) Ltd operates in Cape Town and is a Level 3 BEE contributor.

“We believe these two companies represent true and effective empowerment in the electrical, construction and manufacturing industry in South Africa.”

Our company fully subscribes to the strategies of empowering affirmable business enterprises (ABEs) and HDIs. We recognise the importance of knowledge-sharing through transferring managerial and technical skills.


Solid skills with expert backing

Brand Engineering contributes our infrastructure, experience and expertise as required for the execution of mega-projects when we work as co-contractor in conjunction with the fully capable workforce at Besamandla.

Besamandla’s beginnings

Resolving to promote equal opportunities and achieve our empowerment goals, Brand Engineering formed the two proprietary companies in December 1999. This provided the opportunity for affirmable partners to develop, access capacity and acquire business skills through the execution of contracts at prime contract level.

As part of Brand Engineering’s commitment to transformation in South Africa, Besamandla was created to contribute to economic transformation in a practical and meaningful way.

Besamandla’s board of directors is representative of all shareholders in the group’s diversified composition. This structure guarantees a transparent implementation of the affirmative procurement policy to which the initiative adheres.