Our Running Super Hero

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Our marathon man, Welcome Mathenjwa, ran his first Comrades Marathon in 2018, in an incredible time of 10 hours and 35 minutes. This year, Welcome competed in the Witness Maritzburg City Marathon, which took place on the 24th of February. He finished 296th out of a staggering 2446 participants, in a time of 3 hours 28 minutes. With this amazing performance, Welcome has managed to qualify for this epic marathon for a second time, and will be competing on the 9th of June 2019! 

Managing director, Dean Horn, is extremely proud of Welcome’s stellar performance, and believes that Welcome will be able to break the 8-hour mark in this year’s marathon, a full 2 hours faster than his first Comrades. 

Welcome says: “I’ve been doing 20km runs every day to help with the preparation for this year’s marathon, as well as competing in smaller competitions, such as the one that took place in Feb.” He is extremely hopeful for his chances to surpass last years’ time with a brand-new time of “just under the 8-hour mark,” says Welcome.

This year’s Comrades Marathon is an Up Run, and will go past our Pinetown branch early on in the race, where all our Super Heroes will be gathered to cheer for Welcome! 

 We’re all rooting for you, Welcome! Good luck!

Mindset Seminar

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Growth is one of our Company Values, and one we certainly live and act on, says Graham Bush, General Manager. “We are constantly providing Training to our Team Members, so much so, that we have  invested in our own Super Library, whereby any employee has access to nearly 100 titles, spread between, Books, DVD’s and Audio Books.

We not only focus on  product training, but also invest in Soft Skills and Management Training constantly.

In February,  several of our TEAM Members attended  a seminar  presented byActionCOACH , Darryn Le Grange. “We covered attitude and mindset, where each person had to do some self evaluation. We then covered company vision and the importance thereof. Finally – we spent 1.5 hours doing our vision boards. Vision boards are a great way to depict your dreams through pictures and images and everyone had a lot of fun cutting, pasting and sharing their dreams with all the people at their tables.” Said Darryn.

Seshan’s New Ride

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Seshan Moodley, the Branch Manager at our South Coast Rd branch. Today he received his Brand new Branded Bakkie.

The Nissan NP 200 was personally delivered by Graham Bush, our General Manager.

This now brings our fleet of vehicles to 28, and the added investment of a total signage body wrap is well worth the investment, says Graham.

Family Day

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Family is important because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members. At Super Tyres, we understand that family is the most valuable gift a person can have, and that is why we make it a priority to celebrate it in superior fashion. 

On the 9th of February 2019, the eTekweni Region held its Family Day celebrations at the Northwood Crusaders in Durban. The event was attended by the staff and their families, and even invited some special guests from LIV Village (an orphanage situated just 37km outside of Durban) to take part in the day’s festivities. There were tons on activities for everyone to enjoy, including face-painting and jumping castles for the children (and some of the adults too)! The staff, their family members and the children from LIV Village had an amazing time at the event! 

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On the 2nd of March, it was Zululand’s turn to celebrate the gift of family. The event was hosted at the ZCBF Community Park, in Richards Bay. Amazing children’s entertainment and face-painting was provided by the wonderful team at Ocean Audio!

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Thank you to everyone at Super Tyres for sharing and celebrating the gift of family!

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The Free State Region recently honoured 3 of their superheroes for their commitment to Super Tyres.

From Left to right: Charl, from the VW branch, marked 5 years with the company. Next to our Regional Manager, Wesley, Joseph also reached his 5-year milestone. Jappie (far right), from our Audi joint venture, also reached 5 years of service.

Vincent Ties The Knot

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Vincent Pienaar, salesman at the A51 Audi Centre in Bloemfontein – one of our joint ventures – tied the knot this year! This hero, who has been part of our family for just over a year and a half, gathered friends and family together to witness his union with his sweetheart, Jana Pienaar, on the 2nd of February. Our regional manager, Wesley Crowder (far right), attended the glittering ceremony. Congratulations Vincent!

KZN Occupational Health and Safety Training

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On the 13th of March 2019, a few of our Super Heroes from various branches went on a Health & Safety training course, held at the Netcare Education KZN Campus. 

 The first session of the day was an informative lesson, which focused on gaining an understanding of the OHS Act and the regulations in respect of, amongst others, electrical plugs and wiring, fire extinguishers, Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.), machine guards, medical testing, hazardous chemical substances, emergency procedures, ventilation, noise and basic risk assessments.

 The second session of the day, which took place after a wonderful and much-needed lunch break, focused on making sure everyone was properly certified and competent to undertake their duties and responsibilities in such a manner that it takes the workload off the employer and ensures that the Health and Safety function runs smoothly. This session also included Incident Investigation training.

 Thank you, Netcare, for taking care of our Super Heroes! And thank you to everyone who participated in this training course! We hope it was informative and helpful!

Sales Guru Training

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At Super Tyres, we understand the difference between training and development. A training programme enables us to strengthen those skills that each employee needs to improve themselves, whereas a development programme brings all employees to a higher level, so that they all have similar skills and knowledge. This helps to reduce any weak links within the company who rely heavily on others to complete basic work tasks.

 The Sales Guru Seminar, held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in February 2019, was absolutely world-class! It was a once-in-a-life time opportunity for some of our key Managers to hear the real-world success story of Robbie Robberts, South Africa’s greatest car salesman, and Joey Evans’ incredible journey from paraplegic to completing the Dakar rally. 

Everyone who attended the event had an amazing time! Looking forward to the next one!

From Left to Right: Thinus, Trevor, Joey Evans, Belinda, Marlon in the background is Mark Keating, SA’S Sales Guru and Hein

Factory Tour

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“Knowledge is power, power gives you confidence”, says Frank Mkhize at the Marketing Support Centre. Frank and eight other heroes visited the Dundee-based Dunlop Factory on the 5th of February this year.

The start-to-finish tyre process equipped the heroes with more knowledge to better serve the raving fans, answer their day to day questions, and overall, to reassure fans that choosing Super Tyres is always the best choice.

The drive out to the plant, having a good meal and sitting around the table like a family to share the experience was a perfect example of our FAMILY value in action, and a great opportunity to build team morale.

We are proud to offer such an experience with a partner like Dunlop, a renowned tyre manufacturer that values constant growth and improvement of quality. We look forward to granting more heroes this great experience.

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