8 Mar ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Indrani Govender - Director of RICINZ Constructions cc

With offices in KwaZulu Natal and Johannesburg, Ricinz Constructions is a 100% black female owned company that has been in operation since 2009
Having started off with grass cutting, our focus has changed over the years to include Electrical and Construction Work of which we have done work for the Department of Human Settlements and most notably currently Eskom
The entrepreneurship bug bit Indrani while at a Women Empowerment Conference in 2007, where she learned that the government was looking to empower women in business.
She then decided to take the plunge and that was when her company, Ricinz Constructions cc was born. Her company’s core business is human settlements design and delivery, and they have augmented their core function with electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance services which complement their main business. The business has recently gone into the ICT sector carrying out optic fiber work for Huawei.
Indrani’s constantly involved in community development and in particular, programmes aimed at empowering women in rural communities. She is passionate and a firm believer in empowering underprivileged women and creating jobs. She is also a motivational speaker for the eThekwini Municipality, SEDA for Women Empowerment conferences and Lionesses of Africa.
Indrani matriculated in 1981 at Stanger Manor Secondary, in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal. She started her professional career at The Foschini Group back in 1986, where she held a few positions over an 18-year period including a packer, sales lady, cashier, admin controller, and floor manager. After leaving The Foschini Group, she joined Truworths as a manager in 2005, a position she occupied for two years.
The single mother of two graduated in the second position out of 100 businesswomen in the NHBRC Women Empowerment Programme offered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science. Amongst her achievements, Indrani has won a few awards in recognition for her work in empowering others.
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