About Us

The story behind Hlayi Deco

About us

We have a good leadership team – knowledgeable and committed to excellence in decor and renovations.

Hlayi Trading CC is a 100% percent black owned B-BBEE company started by an emerging entrepreneur based in Johannesburg. The company is customer driven and customer focused. Our business philosophy is that of excellence and quality over everything. We have a strong leadership team which has a proven track record. The talent, passion and dedication of our team help to make us the successful company we are today. We are driven by passion. We have a very hands on approach and no job is too small or too big for our excellent team! Our vision is simple: to exceed our customers’ expectations every time.

Our Leadership Team

Tinyiko Mabasa

Tinyiko Mabasa

Managing Director

Tinyiko is involved in the day to day running of the business and sourcing of new clients. He has a very hands on approach and is involved in every area of the business including daily administration, client relationship management and overseeing all projects. Tinyiko has a Traffic diploma with TPA College and a Business Management diploma wit Excel college. He worked for the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council for over twenty-five years, thus demonstrating the stability required to lead a growing company. He has performed extremely well by leading the business through many challenges and acquiring many clients, keeping their confidence high in the company and providing unmatched service. Over the years, he handled major projects such as Orlando Stadium during the 2010 World Cup, townhouse complexes, corporate buildings and more.

“You cannot create what you cannot imagine. I worked out what would make me happy and what I wanted to do. I trained myself to do the job that would make those two things happen. It is simple, it’s a lot of hard work.” – Tinyiko Mabasa

Bibi Shakwane

Marketing Manager

Bibi is our newly appointed marketing manager for Hlayi Deco. She holds a Masters in Business Administration in marketing and strategy. She brings with her a different and edgy take on the business. She believes in minimalistic but high quality work and will add value to the team by ensuring that Hlayi Deco becomes a brand that is synonymous with quality and class.

Paul Nkosi

Project Manager

Paul is well equipped to develop and manage all financial and commercial aspects of project mangement and has worked for the likes of Grinaker-Lta, Katcon and Billion Construction as well as handled housing developments.

Calvin Chauke

Site Manager

Calvin is responsible for managing projects, including the management of teams of builders, painters, plumbers, carpenters, ceiling and partitioning teams, paving, renovations and flooring teams. Calvin also undertakes assessment of work sites and customer relations.

Miha Somo

Driver & Buyer

Miha is responsible for driving employees to various worksites, buying of materials, management of company vehicles, management of the attendance register and ensuring all Health & Safety signage and company branding is in place.

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