Social Economic Development

We are committed to life-long learning and believe that education is vital to placing Africa on a path of sustainable growth and development. Education is central to accelerating the empowerment of women, eradicating poverty and ensuring Africa’s full integration into the global economy.

Pyrotec is a responsible corporate citizen and its policy towards social responsibility is focused on previously disadvantaged communities. We strive to play a meaningful role in the upliftment of the surrounding communities in which we operate.

We have been instrumental in maintaining and sustaining Garden Village Primary School. This small school has been the beneficiary of our ongoing support which includes a library and books, teacher salaries, computers, kids' activities and staff time.

Pyrotec provides employment opportunities for people from communities is Mitchells Plain, Lavender Hill, Garden Village, Vrygrond and a variety of other areas on the Cape Flats. The majority of our employees are from these areas.

Our Skills Development Fund sponsors some 200 individuals (apprentices, interns, learnerships and students studying degrees and diplomas) to continue their education and skills development. While the majority are not employed at Pyrotec, our reward is seeing so many young people connected to Pyrotec in different ways growing their knowledge and experience and moving up the business ladder.