Empowerment

Graham Trusler, CEO of Digby Wells Environmental (Digby Wells), a multinational environmental and social advisory consultancy, announced a 30% acquisition of its issued share capital by Lwazi Capital, a majority black women owned and managed company on Thursday the 15th October 2015.

Lwazi has an Educational Trust as a shareholder with the objective of benefiting the education of young rural South Africans.

This transaction makes Digby Wells compliant with the requirements of the South African Mining Charter and new DTI Codes of good practice with respect to ownership. It also extends ownership of the company significantly to Historically Disadvantaged South Africans which has always been a goal of the company.

The company enjoys a staff complement of committed, highly trained, specialised and skilled employees, most of whom are shareholders – a structure that enables the business to remain truly employee-owned, as well as ensuring the staff take an active interest in delivering quality services. The staff complement of the company reflects the rich diversity of Africa.

We are proud to announce that Digby Wells and Associates (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd has achieved a Level 2 BBBEE Status.