About Us


The people-centred approach is at the heart of the ethos of GIS. We drive opportunities for the benefit of our partners and communities with whom we work.

Because we are part of the Nehawu Investment Holdings (NIH) family, our sense of social responsibility is grown out of the imperative to create real material benefits for over 280 000 workers and their families.

GIS subscribes to NIH’s tenet of “The Higher Ambition”, which aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by increasing employment.

The Higher Ambition

The Higher Ambition follows the key aims of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP). These aims are to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by increasing employment. This will be achieved through the development of a competitive base of infrastructure and broadening the ownership of assets among previously disadvantaged groups.

This social compact includes socially responsible initiatives that will increase the quality of life and provide greater access to education and healthcare for all South Africans.

NIH is ideally positioned to advance the NDP by:

  • Boosting private investment in labour intensive areas
  • Investing in the development of national infrastructure
  • Investing in socially responsible projects that will have tangible benefits for the greater South African population
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability
  • Aiding in the development of a healthy, resilient economic climate

The driving force behind South Africa’s economic future lies in the hands of the emerging new entrepreneurs and industrialists. These are the people who will transform South Africa away from a reliance on the old economy, towards an inclusive economy that will serve as the foundation for a new legacy.

NIH aims to be a catalyst in igniting this new emerging economy.

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