AMAVA IS A TRULY SOUTH AFRICAN ORGANIZATION
Our team members come from diverse cultural and business backgrounds including finance, technology, engineering and diplomacy. The expertise gained in these various fields, combined with proven entrepreneurial skills and the desire to be involved in our investments at the grassroots, have been vital influences that have lead to Amava’s success. Along with it blooming a workforce that is nurtured, dedicated and passionate.
These are the powerful attributes that set us apart from the rest…
Chief Operations Officer
Autus Growth CEO
The Amava story began in 1998 when Puven Ramasamy founded the investment company Amava IT. Within a short four years Amava formed Magnum Simplex International, a property investment company and acquired interest in BCS Net, an Internet Solutions Provider. In later years Amava would manage a merger between BCS Net and DNS Telecoms to form ONEdotCOM, a First Tier Converged Service Provider in the Telecommunications Sector.
Since their beginnings, Amava have always believed that people make up the strongest constituent of a business and in 2004 they gained control of HR Focus Holdings, a “best of breed” Human Capital Solutions company that provides both technical and consulting services to leading organisations. Amava felt that as other business owners started to grasp the “power of people” concept, the HR Focus business would expand with it. Today more than 120 000 employees are administered through HR Focus.
In search of new horizons and eager to expand their investment portfolio, in 2008 Amava ventured into the unfamiliar territory of Chrome mining. They designed and commissioned a Chrome Beneficiation plant from the ground up. However, being the innovators that they are, it did not suffice to simply be in the Chrome mining trade and it was not long before Amava were on the lookout for a niche in the market and ways to improve and refine their mining operation. It was during this search that they recognized the need for waste removal from mines in the area; it stirred in them a desire to make their mining operation ‘Green’. Using their own Intellectual property they developed a process by which Chrome mining waste is further refined into a product which can then be re-sold and re-used. Amava have since perfected this process to such a degree that the very companies who they acquired the waste from are now buying it back.
Pleased with their achievements in Chrome waste recovery and with a fervent desire to spread this eco friendly model to other sectors within the mining industry, in 2012 Amava further expanded their operation to the coal mines. Amava found a way to take coal discard and amalgamate it to form a product which can then be used as organic fertilizer and a low emission fuel for power stations and boilers. Currently Amava are responsible for the removal of 1 million tons of coal discard from mines in South Africa.
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Within a short four years Amava formed Magnum Simplex International, a property investment company and acquired interest in BCS Net, an Internet Solutions Provider. In later years Amava would manage a merger between BCS Net and DNS Telecoms to form ONEdotCOM, a First Tier Converged Service Provider in the Telecommunications Sector.