Working Women Foundation (WWF) is a non-profit private organisation established in 2014. It purports to align itself with the Constitution of the RSA by uplifting the dignity of the women in society. The organisation will ensure women do not come into the industry by accident or political networks, but through passion, fulfilling potential, and realising career objectives. To also identify compelling issues for women who have a passion for rail participation and deliver these as a broad spectrum of benefits to the women. Also to guide women already in the industry to be able to progress their careers and realise their full potential.
Our furniture manufactured from railway sleeper is an unique product as its impact is both a means to eradicate poverty among African woman by creating jobs and as a preservation effort. In order to provide a solid foundation for the rails it was necessary to use hard exotic woods like Leadwood, Jacaranda, Jakklberrie, Mahogany, Matumi, brown Stinkwood amongst others. In recent years these woods have been replaced by concrete sleepers. Africa’s league of Women in Rail and Industry have grasped this opportunity and are manufacturing a range of sleeper furniture and other products. Every table, cabinet, chair etc. is unique in that it is handmade and has its own unique appearance due to grain and finish.
An enterprise development brand established in support of Nungu Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd award of the long term supply of overhead wires to Transnet. The enterprise seeks to establish alternate supply of locally designated cables and wires and to support a range of rural integration activities.
Nungu Group has set up and enterprise development business incubator which will contribute to job creation, skills development and transfer, small business promotion and rural development through developing and expanding:
Local cable manufacture and supply;
Locomotive and coach component supply;
Sleeper wood furniture manufacture.
Social Responsibility – Giving back through education.
Nungu Group targets the education of rural communities living next to game parks in an effort to teach conservation with emphasis on the need to eradicate Rhino poaching.