WELCOME - New Staff (Midrand)

New staff joining us at the Midrand Branch for January and February 2012

ADELE HOFFMAN - Senior Document Controller

KYLIE DEHRMANN - Estimating Secretary

TAMMY ABRAHAMS - Document Controller Assistant

DIBA MAROLE - Reception Admin


LEANDI SMITH - Data Capturer

OLIVIA MOSETLHA - General Worker / Cleaner


With all the exciting changes the Organogram has been revised again -
Please note there will still be changes in the following months and it will be revised accordingly.

CONGRATS - Kusile Project

NIC Construction spent well over a year, put in a tremendous amount of effort and hours Tendering and Negotiating on the Kusile Power Station Project!
Thankfully all this effort was rewarded when we were advised that the contract was ours!

On the 23rd of November 2011 Danie Erasmus and Johan Pienaar signed the contract (see attached photo), sealing a deal that would forever change the future of NIC.

The attached document is one page out of the contract showing the value at the time of signing as R463 Million.
From November to now, the value of this contract has increased and is currently over R 500 Million (Five Hundred Million Rand) due to additional orders received!!
Well Done to the NIC Construction Team specifically RUAN KELLERMAN, ANDRIES SENEKAL and the compelling team of Directors DANIE ERASMUS and JOHAN PIENAAR (PINE).

CONGRATS - Site Safety

Buks Fourie, Lourens vd Merwe and the entire team at TWP’s, Wesizwe - Fischgewaard Ledig Mine Project.

Congratulations on 500 LTI FREE SHIFTS!

We understand that your celebration of this will be attended by Heads of Department of TWP and Bakubang Mine, well done!!

CONGRATS - Gordon Harrington

Gordon Harrington has completed and passed a 2 Week NOSA SAMTRAC COURSE

Only 4 students out of the class of 22 passed

Well done we at NIC are very proud of you and wish you great things in the future.

SAMTRAC: The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the ability to plan, implement and maintain a SHE management system.

CONGRATS - Claudette Crouch

Claudette Crouch has passed 5 Day (UNISA) Train the Trainer Course along with the Presentation Skills Course with HASLAC.

Achieving 84% for Theory
Achieving "Excellent" Status and Top Presentation (Females) for the Practical Presentation.

Well Done!

Train the Trainer: Learning effective methods in managing and training safety programs, developing lessons plans and presenting to adult learners.

CONGRATS - Project Awarded

NIC Construction ~ An unstoppable rocket!!!
NIC Construction has just been awarded a R29 Million for the Sub-station project in Mozambique!!!
Well Done to the team of Ruan Kellerman, Danie Erasmus, Pine Pienaar and Dirk Botha for making it happen!!

24-02-2012 - TOOLBOX TALK


The policy is available at the offices / server and intranet. (http://www.nicinternal.co.za/)


Question 1
Please choose two (2) correct statements;
  • Employees who are diagnosed with AIDS virus related condition many work if they are deemed medically able
  • NIC provides AIDS education
Question 2
Please choose three (3) correct statements:
  • AIDS can NOT be transmitted by breathing the same air
  • AIDS can NOT be transmitted by using the same toilets
  • AIDS can NOT be transmitted by touching or working with someone that is infected
Question 3
True or false – NIC conducts pre-employment HIV /AIDS tests
  • False
Question 4
True or false – Disciplinary action will be taken against any member of staff who is found to have deliberately disclosed the HIV / AIDS status of another employee.
  • True
Question 5
True or false – NIC Medical records, including HIV / AIDS status is kept confidential.
  • True
Thank you for all attending - EVERYONE SCORED 100% for the test!


Brilliant Example of Miscommunocation

17-02-2012 - TOOLBOX TALK


Very important to sign the attendance register.

ENsuring everyone is confortable -

Test Time - How much did you learn today?

Ruan Kriek (SHE Manager) presenting the topic.

Leonard Momberg (Managing Rep) explaining more in detail topic.

Question 1

Provide each internal Customer with the training, tools, skills and
motivation to produce the high quality products and services which meet or
exceed our external customers' needs.
Understand the requirements of our services and products, and the system
that support it, through the effective documentation, training and control
of records

Question 2
Choose the correct ISO Standards associated with the Quality Policy:
ISO 9001

Question 3
Q.M.S. stands for: - Quality Management System

Question 4
S.H.E. stands for: - Health Safety and Environment

Question 5
NIC Safety culture is to achieve "Zero Tolerance" to unsafe acts; - True

Question 6
Two correct statements in the SHE Policy
Every employee has the authority, duty and responsibility to stop unsafe
Every effort to prevent injury, ill health or loss of life arising from its
activities is given top priority.
Two correct statements in the Quality Policy

16-02-2012 - OFFICE UPDATE

The building and some friendly faces hard at work.

Outside view of Entrance 1 and 2

Reception Area (Atrium)

Atrium Area

Stairs leading to first floor offices

Danie Erasmus (MD) Smiling in his office.

Charmaine Buttrick (PA to MD)

Rayhana Hatia (Cost Clerk)

Charles Ellis-Banks (Cost Accountant)

Johann Bosman (Planner)

Pieter Uys (Marketing - Construction)

Tonie Wasserman (Procurement Manager)
He is not a fan of photos and dont think we have had a photo of him yet?

Leandri Smith and Gordon Harrington (Procurement Department)

Chris vd Linden (Estimator)

Dean Heyns (CPA / Estimator)

Kylie Dehrmann (Estimating Secretary)

Ruan Kriek (SHE Manager)

10-02-2012 - BRAAI TIME

NIC Had their first braai at the Midrand Offices on Friday afternoon

Hoping we all can do this more often!
As you can see some of us love the camera, while others are a little shy.

Adele Hoffman (Snr Document Controller)

Ruan Kriek (SHE Manager) and Leon (Management Rep)ard Momberg

ALL SMILES - Leonard Momberg

Pap Competition - Who has the best pap?

Kenneth, Tebogo and Frans

Joey Ras j(Internal Sales)oining us at Construction for the braai.

Andries Senekel even came buy

Frans, Kenneth, Tebogo and Same

Men maning the fire

Johan (Pine) Pienaar (Construction Director) sharing a few laughs with the staff

Neville Robinson (Chief Safety Officer)

Pieter, Danie Erasmus (MD) and Dirk Botha (Lead Estimator)

Tonie Wasserman (Procurement Manager) and Gordon Harrington (Buyer) joining us, but still maning the phones - Never rest!
Kylie (Dehrmann (Estimating Sec) striking a pose

Tonie really doesn't like the camera

Yummy sauce - Love how the ladel still has the tag on

Desperate measures - Adele eats off the floor as we dont have chairs yet.

Claudette Crouch (QMS Officer) showing how she actually looks when she runs

Charmaine Buttric (PA to MD) all smiles

Danie Erasmus (MD)


NIC Ladies and Pieter - Pieter Uys (Marketing), Claudette Crouch, Kylie Dehrmann and Tammy Abrahams (Assistant Document Controller)

Charles Ellis Banks (Cost Accountant) not impressed that we caught him off-gaurd