We have so many companies and individuals who want to help us make a difference, these are just a few of the members of the Out of the Box family:


Comoonicate_Standard_RGBComoonicate Consulting is a digital marketing company that specialises in all things digital. We believe that digital marketing is a golden opportunity to drive sales, build awareness and strengthening existing relationships with customers. It is because of this belief that we worked with Out of the Box to build awareness for their organisation. It is important to Comoonicate to support both the large and small businesses to ensure an effective online presence. We have built and continue to maintain the Out of the Box website and other digital elements.


Comoonicate_Standard_RGBI set out to build authentic, original products that will stand the test of time. I wanted them to become your “Features for Life”. I wanted designs that are contemporary but traditional.

My products provide a beautiful stage, a platform to hold things, to display your items in any room. They are trays and boards and caddies and pails, made from the finest wood, with brass or stainless steel corners, always with the Fleur de Lis symbol.

DLMDLM trades in the Over Pressure Protection; Flow, Level & Density Measurement; Automation & Control markets in South and Southern Africa. We offer a comprehensive, technologically advanced range of products sourced from the world’s leading manufacturers and are the appointed exclusive distributors and/or manufacturers.

We aim to pursue and achieve, over a period of time, the development of sustainable black enterprises and social upliftment through involvement in projects to help the unemployed gain skills, to become self-sufficient and to create profitable enterprises capable of creating ever expanding base of job providers and reducing unemployment in South Africa

DLM is proud to be working with Out of the Box to create an employed South Africa through Skills Development and Enterprise Development.


BEEThe Building Exciting Education Trust (www.bee.org.za) was founded in 2010 with the purpose of refurbishing schools in the very underprivileged areas of South Africa. We operate in Gauteng, Cape Town, and the Eastern Cape, and have refurbished 14 schools to date. All schools, both primary and secondary, have a typical profile of around 800 students, no fees, 60%+ unemployment amongst the parents, around 8% from sibling led households, and an enthusiastic Principal and teachers.

Since conditions have improved so much, the school is achieving much better marks amongst their pupils, and the teachers are much more motivated. The schools, which were previously excluded by the local community because of poor facilities, has regained its rightful place as the centre of community activities.


SBASandra is a director of Sandra Beswick and Associates (Pty) Ltd providing management consulting and advisory services including business rescue and turnaround management of businesses.

Skills development and creation of employment to alleviate poverty and improve self-esteem are particularly close to her heart. Sandra encourages the creation of sustainable businesses and enhancement of entrepreneurial ability through her participation in various mentorship and enterprise development programmes. Apart from her business services Sandra is a member of:

  • The adjudication panel for the SAB Kick start competition,
  • Mentor on the ORT Jet programme;
  • Member of the GIBS 10 000 women panel;
  • Advisor and coach to small businesses.
  • Sponsor to Out the Box.

OOTB-LineDenis Lacey has been donating each month as as she  believes if we can help to empower people to be able to make a living and to feel good about themselves we are a long way to have a stable society. Denis  believes that Out of the Box matches all the criteria and as she is unable to get involved personally,she helps by funding some of our enterprises.

CCLCCL is a manufacturing company that is proudly South African. Our patented products such as our Titan Striking Hammers have set us apart in the market and we pride ourselves in quality South African made tools for the Mining, Manufacturing and Tool Industry. The CCL hammer is a tool of choice in many sectors. It is used across a broad spectrum of sites including mining, building and construction, demolition, heavy industry, military and emergency services. Thanks to its innovative design and ease of use it has also found popularity within the DIY market. This design includes a steel reinforced lanyard hole for tethering and storing and its high visibility head means instant identification on any work site. We also a number of other key products for this Industry and export to key customers in US, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

We have had a long history with Out of the Box and continue to have a solid ongoing relationship with them and provide them with financial assistance every month.OOTB-Line

GTCGemtool was initially started in respective personal homes of the original owners with an envisioned company which would source and supply specific brand products to the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries in and around Pretoria. Specific customer requirements also determined at that point the manufacturing and adaptation of specific tools that were not readily available in South Africa.

Through the years the company have shown a steady growth rate and allowed the employment and training of a number of people who to this day are still employed at the company and they have now become the mentors and trainers of a younger generation employees. From a garage at one of the founding member’s homes to the current premises in Mosaic Street Silvertondale Pretoria, the company has become a well-known player in the Tooling and Engineering Supplies market.
During 2012 ownership of Man-Dirk (Pty)Ltd was transferred to the BMG Group of Companies which made GEM TOOL COMPANY part of the larger INVICTA Group of Companies. We are very excited and optimistic that this change in ownership will strengthen and allow our company to be more efficient in all aspects and adaptable to the challenges in the South African Economy, ensuring that we can continue our emphasis on Excellent Business Practises and making a difference especially in the compliance of BEE regulations and guidelines whilst maintaining our very high standard of Service Excellence, Integrity and Innovation within the Wholesale and Retail environment.

Gemtool supports Out of the Box in their Socio-Economic Development funding programme.


MHIMakona is a specialist supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies to mining, industrial, parastatal, power generation, municipal, government and quasi-government institutions. Makona’s extensive branch network, product range (primarily, proprietary brands), catalogues, IT network and highly experienced staff have enabled the company to deliver the right product at the right time, at the right price.

Makona is a BEE-owned company, with Man-Dirk holding 66.5% of its equity (Humulani Marketing now owns 100% of Man-Dirk) and the other 33.5% owned by black female shareholding. The company has captured a significant market share in its target markets, and holds evergreen contracts with many major mining houses, and a number of large industrial companies and in particular servicing parastatal institutions.

Makona is a Level 2 BEE Contributor and also boasts as a value-add supplier with over 50% black ownership and over 40% black female ownership. Makona Hardware and Industrial (Pty) Ltd is a proud sponsor of R40 000 for one of our Enterprise Development initiatives for an NGO called Out of the Box. We support OOTB every year with our ED monies as part of our BEE commitments.


ETRDENTRADE, since its inception in 1994 has been fortunate in having the scope of supply to offer the South African market, a range of quality commodity valves for general purpose duty as well as a range of valves for the hazardous chemical industry. ENTRADE source their products from the most reputable international manufacturers, all of whom are accredited with ISO 9001 certification.

ENTRADE are fortunate in that their current sales staff have extensive valve experience, most having more than 25 years’ service in the valve industry. ENTRADE staff can offer qualified advice on a number of valve subjects and in addition, if required, can further call on the extensive back up of our manufacturers.

We are owned 100% by SVS and hence we also support OOTB with our monthly contributions to assist in training. We believe that by focusing on training, we play a role in assisting to provide all the necessary tools to equip a person to succeed.


SCWe started Skillcraft Agencies in 1991 and have been growing in leaps and bounds, with distributors dotting the map of Southern Africa and beyond. We have a great team who are all available to improve our service to our customers ensuring that the team can offer you the best advice possible. Product knowledge is important in the industries which we serve and we are proud to say that our combined experience exceeds 260 years.

Skillcraft Agencies Pty Ltd is focused on meeting the needs of our customers for consistently available, comprehensive, and complete ranges of competitively priced hardware products that represent exceptional value for money for industrial, professional, and DIY end-users. Skillcraft strives to develop mutually beneficial relationships with each of our customers, based on a deep-seated understanding of their business requirements and aspirations

Skillcraft supports Out of the Box through both their Enterprise Development and Socio-economic development commitments as part of the company’s BEE structure.


SVSSVS is a quality supplier of valves to the Steam and Manufacturing Industry. We are committed to providing value for money in all our products and services. We are able to source and access specific international valves in order to meet our customer requirements. We make every effort to deliver on time. What we do not stock, we’ll find for you!

As part of our excellent after sales support services we also offer in-house customised training courses in the application of our products. We believe in closest cooperation and communication with our customers, suppliers and distributors. Our footprint reaches across Southern Africa including Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Why Steam And Valve Specialists

  • Wide stockholding of low and high pressure valves products & services
  • Competitive pricing
  • No middle man cost effectiveness
  • Excellent supply chain & sole mandates ensure immediate & longer term product availability
  • Quick response to order products not in stock
  • All our valve products are manufactured compliant to highest international standards
  • Hands-on, personalized and friendly services

We support OOTB with our monthly contributions to assist in training. We believe that by focusing on training, we play a role in assisting to provide all the necessary tools to equip a person to succeed.