As an employer Rainbow Group of Companies is known for its genuinely representative ownership and its commitment to grow the business by implementing black economic empowerment (BBBEE) principles and making affirmative action appointments, especially of benefit to female employees.
Rainbow Group has built a reputation for managing contracts successfully by maintaining exceptional customer service levels and even going beyond meeting customers' expectations.
The company's head office is in Cape Town, situated in the Airport Industrial area, adjacent to Cape Town International Airport.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Increased opportunities afforded to all South Africans have resulted in dramatic increases in business opportunity in South Africa. However, existing unemployment levels have caused the crime rate to soar and due to very few corrective actions envisaged for the short term, it is vitally important that international standards in respect of all services, direct as well as indirect, are strictly conformed to. With this in mind, Solly Sebola, founded the Rainbow Group of Companies.
The intention of the formation of the Rainbow Group was to transform an industry known for high staff turnover and standards. The business started with 5 employees and has since grown to a current staff compliment of around 1,000 employees.
As the Rainbow Group of Companies, our corporate strategy is to create a highly successful brand with an impeccable reputation, by incorporating business entities complimentary of our vision of broad based opportunities and human development.
We shall pursue demanding objectives by:-
The group embodies the hope of the new “Rainbow” nation that through education and training people will be empowered to fulfill their aspirations and capabilities and, through their honest labours share in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
EMPOWERMENT VISION AND PHILOSOPHY
Rainbow Group embodies the hope of the “Rainbow Nation: that - through education and training - people will be empowered to fulfill their aspirations and capabilities.
Rainbow’s vision is to empower people through:
In this way, we aim to:
Our vision is informed by respect for the individual on the one hand, and broad-based black economic empowerment on the other. BBBEE is defined as an integrated and socioeconomic process aimed at redressing the imbalances of the past. As such, it seeks to substantially and equitably transfer the ownership, management and control of the country’s economic resources to the majority of its citizens.
Rainbow Group therefore supports the following pillars of empowerment.
Ownership, management and control:
Rainbow Group is a 100 % black-owned company. It was founded in 1996 by founder and managing director, Mr. Solly Sebola. Altogether 99 % of the company’s staff is historically disadvantaged individuals.
Human resources and skills development:
Our mission is to empower people by offering them fair remuneration, coaching and mentoring in exchange for honest labour. On-the-job training is available to all our staff and young black employees in the company are empowered through education, training and development. Rainbow also offered mentorship and coaching to about 2,000 employees from local communities to provide them with a sustainable future through the Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP).
We actively support preferential procurement as an effective instrument to drive BBBEE and enable emerging black enterprises to expand their output.
Rainbow helps to establish new enterprises by providing set-up costs and/or support for under-privileged communities and sponsor various sports and recreational activities aimed at the youth.
WHAT SETS US APART
We set ourselves apart from our competitors, through:
The company has built a reputation for managing contracts successfully by maintaining outstanding customer service levels, quick turnarounds completed efficiently and on time, the friendliness, dedication and goal-orientation of its obliging staff, and the attention to details as practiced by its owner/proprietor.
Our values include the following:
The Rainbow Group of Companies counts amongst its clients some of the major companies and institutions in South Africa: We are currently rendering services to the following companies:-