Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality continues to support local businesses


In a notable step towards fostering economic empowerment and advancing community development, the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality (CALM) Local Economic Development (LED) continues to support local businesses.

CALM team, under the leadership of MMC Simphiwe Nkosi, has identified and supported a promising local business through its 2023/2024 profiling program.

According to the CALM spokesperson, Thapelo Phetla, Shine on Me Construction (PTY) LTD, a private company owned by three local entrepreneurs two male, and a female has been making waves in the community in Ward 13, Tjakastad Top Centre.


“They are Specialising in the welding of burglar proofs, steel gates, and various related products, the company has proven its determination by meeting all the requirements set by the LED program.The thorough vetting process ensured that Shine on Me Construction was not only eligible for support but also aligned with the program’s vision for sustainable local economic growth. With needs thoroughly solicited and costed, the LED team has stepped in to strengthen the company’s operations,” he said.

Phetla, added that the LED support for Shine on Me Construction includes provisions of welding materials such as steel round bars, flat bars, square bars, rectangular tubes, and angle iron.

“These resources will undoubtedly enhance the company’s production capabilities, enabling them to meet the increasing demand for their quality products.

The LED program’s investment in Shine on Me Construction aligns with the broader goals of the municipality  to empower local businesses, stimulate economic development, and create a self-sustaining community.

Meanwhile, Shine on Me Construction members said they are grateful for the support and that it will help them produce quality products for their customers.

“We are very happy with the support that we have received from the municipality, as this shows that they care about the people that they are serving, especially the up-and-coming black-owned businesses. This material will take us a long way, and we are encouraged to put extra effort into our business,” they said.