Southey’s 75th Anniversary

southey2014 marks a major milestone for the Southey group. 75 years ago in 1939, R.J. Southey was founded.

Originally a contracting company servicing South Africa’s mining industry, Southey Holdings has taken a series of key strategic steps to become the driving force behind a diverse network of businesses within a variety of industries. The group represents one of the largest and most respected privately owned groups in Africa with operations in a broad but complementary range of activities.

Anniversary celebrations began in medieval times when people celebrated 25 and 50 years of marriage. On the modern wedding calendar the 75th is a diamond anniversary. Natural diamonds are formed over a few billion years, at high temperature and extreme pressure. They are then brought close to the earth′s surface through deep volcanic eruptions.

The symbolism in this analogy is quite appropriate. As with the case of marriage, Southey Holdings reached this milestone because of relationships with their staff and clients, which were forged over a long period of time, sometimes having to endure extreme internal pressures with fluctuating external market conditions. The culmination of these events has led Southey to become the gem that it is today.

With this in mind, we as Southey Holdings would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff and clients for making this celebration possible, and further wish to ensure you of our continued commitment as employer and service provider for many years to come.

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