Growth: Our recent staff promotions

In recognition of the efforts and dedication shown by the following Team Members, we are delighted to make the following announcements, which came into immediate effect in February.

First, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Chané Nel to Umgeni Road Branch Manager. While Chan has only been with Super Tyres for 19 months, during this short time she has proven herself to be a committed company advocate, excelling in management and sales — in other words, she officially qualifies as a SUPERHERO! Chan ’s background in the hospitality industry serves Super Tyres well, as she brought her energy and commitment with her when she joined us. Her dedication and enthusiasm in leading her team has encouraged them to consistently improve sales numbers and enhance Customer Service levels.

Next on the list, having completed his training, we are happy to announce that Parushen Chetty is now officially the Branch Manager of our Pietermaritzburg Branch. As was the case with Chan , Parushen didn’t hail from the Tyre Industry, but has had a long career in Tile & Furniture Retail; proving that successfully dealing with Customers plays a key role in succeeding as a Retail Manager!

Finally, young Hein Potgieter has been transferred from South Coast Road to take on the role of Branch Manager in our Brickhill Road branch. We would like to thank Hein for his enormous contribution to South Coast Road where he grew the business, as well as developing a first class Team within the branch. Almost a veteran, with 7 years’ service, we are confident that Hein will assist his new Team to grow the numbers and place SCR as the #1 Go-to tyre store in his area. I am sure that you will all join Management in wishing each and every one of our colleagues every success in their new roles!

Our hero recognised for two decades of dedicated service

Inanda resident, Bonginkosi Ncube, was recently recognised for an impressive twenty years of dedicated service by the KZN Super Tyres Management team. 

Dean Horn – Super Tyres MD congratulates Bonginkosi Ncube on twenty years of dedicated service alongside his manager Edward Moodley.

Bonginkosi joined Super Tyres’ Smith Street branch in 2001 as a stock controller and shortly thereafter became a qualified fitter. At his long service award’s ceremony, Super Tyres Managing Director, Dean Horn announced Bonginkosi’s transfer to the company’s new flagship Gateway store and his promotion to Nduna. “Bonginkosi is loyal, hardworking, dedicated and a true asset to our team,” says Dean Horn.

Bonginkosi is happily married to Lungile and has five children: Sbalie, Amale, Sbonga, Elihle and Nkosi. His advice to others is to work hard, be honest and to always be positive. “I am very grateful to be a part of the Super Tyres family and look forward to working with the team at our new Gateway store for many more years to come,” says Bonginkosi.

Love is in the air

Quinten Jones, from our joint venture operation at Barrons VW Bluff, Durban, was hit by Cupid’s dart in a fitting environment — playing darts…

Quinten and glowing Samantha taking their wedding vows in Queensburgh Methodist Church.

Quinten met the love of his life Samantha, when they were playing darts and now both enjoy membership playing for the same team in the Durban West Darts Association. The happy couple were married on the 6th of March 2021 at Queensburgh Methodist Church and spent their honeymoon at Castleburn Resort in the Southern Drakensburg.

Congratulations to both of you, may you have many blissful years together

Donations: Lifeline Zululand and Siripat Lions Rugby Club

Mlu Langa from DZE Super Tyres, wishes Lifeline Zululand Director, Michelle Jewlal, all the best for future safe driving.

Our Asibambisane initiative is an on-going programme aimed at uplifting the communities in which we work, adding value to the lives of their members through whatever means possible.

Lifeline Zululand

Recently, our Dunlop Zone Empangeni branch saw a beneficiary opportunity for the non profit organisation, Lifeline Zululand, which serves as a key resource in facilitating the emotional wellness of individuals, as well as contributing to communities through their skills development initiatives. The branch offered free tyre fitting, balancing as well as alignment services for the organisation’s two vehicles and our supplier Dunlop donated the tyres.

Youth development rugby club is kitted out for action!

Philani Mfeka (Assistant Manager), Deon Naicker (Chairman) and Nkosikhona Khubeka (Mentor)

The Siripat Lions Rugby Club are delighted with the recent kit donation from Super Tyres. Dean Horn, Super Tyres Managing Director says, “We are proud to have assisted the Siripat Lions Rugby Club who are doing a fantastic job in terms of promoting the game, as well as promoting social cohesion among the youth of Reservoir Hills, Clare Estate and surrounding communities.” Club Chairman, Deon Naicker explains that their aim is to use the game of rugby as a vehicle to mentor the youth and instil social values whilst growing the game itself in a community which was historically denied the opportunity. The work of the Siripat Lions extends beyond the rugby field as they also encourage the youth to adopt healthy mindsets and lifestyles. Naicker explains, “Other than life orientation skills, we instill a sense of teamwork and camaraderie which is vital in young men of this age. Our broader aim is to create avenues of opportunity for the youth who would possibly be drawn into unsavoury activities. We also encourage a culture of social cohesion in the community between youth from different backgrounds. We are so grateful to Super Tyres for generously supporting us by donating rugby shirts and shorts,” he adds.

Fun happenings at Super Tyres

All work and no play makes for a really dull working environment and we are ANYTHING but dull — right?

At Super Tyres our hard work is balanced with play, a time to get to know our colleagues better and to also have some good old-fashioned FUN, one of our prime values! This past quarter we managed to squeeze


Yvonne, Mandisa, Debbie, Marizelle & Sache

Valentine’s Day came with spoils, and Dean instinctively knew that the way to a lady’s heart is through chocolate. He distributed personalised treats for each member of female staff, and was rewarded with smiles all round!
Belinda, Percy, Ricky, Mike & Thandeka

Ice-cream solves everything, we know this!
The Pinetown heroes were treated to a very cool treat, courtesy of their manager, Belinda, who is obviously really cool too!
Frank, Lindani, Q,  Percy, Joe, Michael, Lwazi, Carolos, Belinda Tyrone & Ricky

The Easter Bunny made an eggstra special Easter egg delivery when he hopped over to our Pinetown branch and distributed his chocolate eggs!

 

50 YEARS IN THE GAME CELEBRATIONS

On Wednesday, 27 January 2021 Super Tyres celebrated its Golden Jubilee! While we munched on our celebratory KFC meal — courtesy of management — we reminisced on how this multi-million Rand enterprise was established through the tenacity and fortitude of a husband-and-wife team who, with limited financial means, 50 years ago, started with a single branch in West Street Durban. The company has since grown to a national footprint encompassing 8 Airport Depots, 9 retail branches across KwaZulu Natal and 11 Joint Ventures, stretching over three provinces. We sure have come a long way since those humble beginnings! See happenings from this day.

Pietermaritzburg
Bloemfontein Joint Venture
Support Centre

Family News

Super Tyres is all about family and, as with any family, we have Values that we honour and uphold. Our Family values encourage Growth across all aspects of our family members, both in the workplace and outside of it. Integrity is the cornerstone in all our dealings, with each other and with our customers. We take Time to ensure the correct solution is made and we honour each other and customers with full attention and engagement, both of which take time. And last but by no means least we encourage Fun, that marvellous element that makes work and play so worthwhile! So tell us all about how you uphold these values and share your stories with us all so we can gain inspiration and strengthen our already strong family bond!

WEDDING

On 5 December 2020, Nkosinathi from our Brickhill Road branch tied the knot with Snenhlanhla Gumede. What a beautiful couple they make!

ENGAGEMENT: 

Sanele from our Dunlop Zone Empangeni branch and Mbali Biyela announced their engagement on 27 December 2020. Congratulations and we look forward to the wedding bells!

 

 

2020 Staff Awards

Unlike our traditional Shisa Nyama annual staff awards that we all so enjoy, owing to adhering to CV-19 regulations, in two separate events, Management recognised all the heroes who shone in one of the most arduous years. Branch awards occurred simultaneously on 16 December, led by Dean in Durban, Graham in Pinetown (with ‘Maritzburg and Pinetown branches and JVs present) and Thinus in Empangeni, while Financial Manager, Leslie Bush hosted one for Admin staff on 11 December. We look forward to the not-too-distant future, when we can once again gather around a fire and have a Shisa Nyama together – normally!

Below are some of our highly anticipated categories.

Financial Manager Leslie presenting HR Manager Amanda with The Spirit Award (Admin Awards)
Best Retail Branch 2020: Dunlop Zone eMpangeni
Best Depot 2020: Europcar Durban

Asibambisane; Let us work together

Emalangeni : Cedric Hedgcock and Byron Russel

Super Tyres cares for our communities and we do as much as possible to uplift, inspire and contribute to their welfare. Last year was no exception, where we input into three worthwhile recipients, who were: The Brown School in Pinetown, KZN, that specialises in obtaining the best results for each child in its care. Super Tyres donated four vouchers for the annual Golf Day, while for the eMalangeni Development Association, a local NPO that develops and empowers people with disabilities, Super Tyres assisted in the ‘wonderful work they do in the community’, according to Dean Horn, Super Tyres Managing Director. And last, but not least, Super Tyres sponsored a variety of prizes to Coastal Horse Care Unit — a rehabilitation and rehoming centre for horses — for their show jumping fundraiser competition in December 2020.

Super Tyres more than cares, we DO!

50th Birthday Celebration

The Admin Staff from our Head Office

On Wednesday, 27 January 2021 Super Tyres celebrated its Golden Jubilee! While we munched on our celebratory KFC meal — courtesy of management — we reminisced on how this multi-million Rand enterprise was established through the tenacity and fortitude of a husband-and-wife team who, with limited financial means, 50 years ago, started with a single branch in Leopald Street Durban. The company has since grown to a national footprint encompassing 8 Airport Depots, 9 retail branches across KwaZulu Natal and 11 Joint Ventures, stretching over five provinces. We sure have come a long way since those humble beginnings!

Pietermaritzburg Branch