Message from Ben Fourie – Chief Operating Officer, setting the context for the team building event on the 19th February 2018
I specifically remember a night on site in Durbanville Cape Town. It was after twelve and Stefan and I had just completed an installation. Dosing pumps, conductivity control systems, chemical and bund tanks, control panels, dosing lines, MSDS holders – the whole lot out of the boots of our cars. We were dirty, tired, hungry and a bit frustrated that it took us so long to do the installation. Caustic soda leaked out of an old dosing pipe on to my hands and it was burning. As we packet up our tools and cleaned the site our conversation went around the great company we are going to build. I remember the wisdoms we uttered:
“ A company is a collection of people and great people make a great company”
“ We will always only employ people who are better than us at what they do”
“ The people in our company will take pride in being accountable for their areas of responsibility to help build and maintain our great company , their pride and job satisfaction will not emanate from merely pleasing their superiors ”
“ Our company will be a place where people are treated with mutual respect, where there will be equal opportunities for all ”
“People will enjoy working in our company”
“Where will we find a beer and a hamburger at this time of night”
And so, many years later you are part of this group of great people that we dreamt about back then. I can only thank every single one of you for your hard work and dedication to Watercare Mining.
Together we will continue to build Watercare Mining from strength to strength, not only to secure our futures but also because that is just who and how we are!
Enjoy tomorrow and have fun. Please be safe and come back renewed on Tuesday. We need every single one of you.
Don’t eat too much!!!!
My best regards