Running a business is every man’s dream and for many turning that dream to reality has been impossible. For three gentlemen that were working in a block yard, the dream was farfetched, until they were given an offer they could not resist.
Mr. Dlamini, Mr. Shongwe and Mr. Msibi had been working for A & M Block yard performing different tasks. Never in their wildest dreams did they ever think that they would one day own a block making and distribution business. Towards the end of 2003, the Director of A & M block yard informed them that he was selling the business and he wanted to give first preference to his employees. This was an irresistible offer and it also meant sacrificing their terminal benefits for them to acquire the business. Other employees thought it was a risk not worth taking as such only the three out of over twelve employees made the bold decision.
The directors faced a lot of challenges during takeover but they never gave up.