Skip Navigation LinksSEE Home
Sign In
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​   ​                                                                     Background​
Company History   

The entity was established in 1943 as the Sheltered Employment Factories, for the sole purpose of creating employment for ex-serviceman and women who could not secure employment in the labour market due to barriers that prevented their participation.  ​​
The entity was established in terms of a cabinet memorandum that also provided for grant funding to be made available to the factories in order to subsidize operations. The entity has 13 factories located in 8 of the 9 provinces in South Africa, with Mpumalanga currently being the only province without a factory.
Until 1999 the entity enjoyed “Preferential Procurement Status” that meant all government departments procured their office and school furniture as well as hospital linen and uniforms from the us. This translated into the entity being able to provide work opportunities to at least 3000 persons with disabilities. 
Legal Identity and Legislative Mandate ​

The Employment Services Act 4 of 2014 now establishes the entity as the Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) to promote work and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. SEE is managed under the Department of Employment and Labour and report through the Public Employment Services branch of the department.
What we do​​

The Supported Employment Enterprise offers its customers quality manufactured office furniture, home furniture, school furniture, hospital linen, uniforms and hospital linen. We provide custom made products and installations of furniture. Large orders are managed through a project management system that keeps the customer informed throughout.

​​​​Our Silverton, Kimberly, Durban, Potchefstroom and Cape Town Factories have the ability to manufacture steel products. These products are utilised as components in the assembling of school or office furniture. We have recently upgraded our Cape town. N'dabeni factory which now has a powder coating plant that will help us 40%.


 Our Factories manufacture the following steel products:
  • Gates
  • Frames
  • Chair Frames
  • Modern Trailers and Other Custom made  products​
Our Textile Factories annually undergo SABS capability testing and we have been assessed to be 100% capable for the past 6 years in a row. We remain a preferred Supplier for a number of Provencial Departments of Health across the country. 



Our textiles factories have been manifacturing  the following quality products 
  • ​​Bedsheets
  • Blankets
  • Draw Sheet
  • Theater clothing
We remain one of the few Manufacturing companies that still manufacturing solid wooden that still manufactores solid wooden furniture. The wood also 100% eco-friendly. Our skilled artisans can do on-site furniture assembling according to the customer's requirements and needs.



In addition to steal manufacturing we as manufacturing the following products: 
  • Coffee tables
  • Dinning tables
  • Coffee tables and dinning table​
  • Steel Manufactuing: We produce school furniture, metal safes, safety gates, trailers, steel legs and components, garden chairs and school chairs.
  • Wood Manufacturing: Our Factories have been supplying Private and Public Sector Organisations with office chairs. office desks, filling cabinets, school desks and boardrooms tables.
  • Textiles: Our Textiles Factories manufacture protective clothing, nurses and doctors uniforms, hospital linen and theatre wear as well as patient wear.
  • BBBEE Contributer: We are level 2 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Contributer and we offer customers (those organisations which do business with us) a chance to impove their rating.
​​​​​​ ​​​​​​



facebook SEE Twitter