Motseng Investment Holdings (MIH) has earned an additional feather in its cap when its Mozambican subsidiary, Comserv Mozambique, scooped the 2014 Vodacom Business Partner of the Year Award. MIH is a diversified woman-led investment holding company.
The accolade, which forms part of the annual Vodacom CEO Awards, is in recognition of the exceptional service the company has provided the regional mobile operator in Mozambique.
Vodacom CEO Awards are conferred to service providers who deliver outstanding and exceptional service to group across its areas of operation in the African continent.
Comserv is part of the Selmec Group of companies which was acquired by Motseng Facilities Management (MFM) in 2012 and specialises in infrastructure maintenance and facilities management in the built environment, telecommunications and retail sectors.
Ms Ipeleng Mkhari, Chief Executive Officer of Motseng Investment Holdings, says the award is testament to the meticulous and quality service that Comserv has provided Vodacom on the continent and such recognition will go a long in motivating the team.
“What makes this award more meaningful is the fact that it coincides with Vodacom’s and South Africa’s 20th year anniversary of democracy. Motseng has invested substantially in building a skills set and has been fastidious in ensuring that the quality of its service is impeccable and exceeds customer expectations.
We believe that this accolade will help the Group to expand its operations across the continent and establish Motseng-Selmec as the preferred service provider of telecommunications across the continent,” said Mkhari.
MFM, a subsidiary of MIH, has 70% stake in Comserv while the 30% remainder is owned by Intellec, the local Mozambican partner. The company is responsible for maintaining Vodacom’s entire active and passive infrastructure in Mozambique.
Luis Brazuna, Selmec Country Manager, Mozambique, agreed: “This award vindicates the hard work done by the team and it stimulates and encourages us to raise the bar even higher to ensure that our clients can provide seamless and uninterrupted communication services to the people of Mozambique,” says Brazuna.
The turnkey contract was awarded in 2003 and since then Comserv has grown in stature to be classified as one of Vodacom and Vodafone’s top 10 service provider on the continent, evaluated on best practises in areas of health and safety.
Motseng-Selmec has full ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 accreditation as well as the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARAACA) accreditation.
Shameel Joosob, Chief Executive Officer, Vodacom Group says the awards are an acknowledgement and a celebration of the partners who have contributed to the success of the Group.
“The awards pay tribute to the partners who have contributed to the success of this global brand without whose contribution we would have nothing to celebrate. I wish to thank the nominees and the winners for their sterling contribution to the success of Vodacom. We are looking forward to having you on this journey as we embark on the next growth trajectory,” said Joosob.