We work in the SADC region but we have a focus on expansion throughout the continent. We may be based in Johannesburg South Africa, but we have offices in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana and South Sudan. We are looking to set up offices in other regions as well because our vision is to diversify into other markets and take advantage of lucrative markets out there.
In times like these where there is a lot of chatter about getting rid of borders, we are now more than ever looking to venture out and offer our products to countries that need them the most across the continent.
We provide a total package because we don’t believe in a silo approach. Khato embraces working with other stakeholders and we also have a sister company known as South Zambezi. South Zambezi is an engineering company with all the engineering competencies you can imagine and they play an important role in advising us accordingly during projects. South Zambezi also oversees projects on our behalf on a construction and design perspective.
One of Africa's leading universities, The University of Pretoria is the largest contact university in South Africa. The university prides itself on producing socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues.
The AfCFTA agreement is an inspired idea because it gives us a chance to have a business without borders. We will now be able to go into places like Zimbabwe, Zambia and other countries to compete. It also gives us a chance to compete with multinationals from India and China in those other countries and possibly win which we have done before. The agreement will lay to rest some of the restrictions that were imposed by colonial legacies of the past.
We can now go into areas without worrying about Portuguese or francophone protocols being a barrier. Another big plus is that fellow Africans will see an African-owned organisation like us that is well organised and accomplished and our success will rub on them. Overall, the trade agreement provides a platform where better African companies can set the marker for the rest to follow and catch-up.
The North-West University (NWU) has proven itself to be an academic institution where excellence continues to triumph and quality of the highest standard is celebrated. This is evident in its constant good achievements in rankings by various international ranking agencies.
The NWU has continued to climb the rankings ladder after laying good foundations in previous years, celebrating achievements in 2018 and 2019 too. Since the beginning of 2020 the university has had very good showings in respected rankings agencies’ listings.
These include rankings by ShanghaiRanking’s global Academic Ranking of World Universities in July, the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) in June, and the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings in February. It was also the first time the NWU was featured in the THE Young University Rankings, which were announced in June.