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Buildnat confirmed as team sponsor of Cape Cobras

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Buildnat, one of the fastest emerging construction companies in South Africa, confirmed their association with the Cape Cobras on Thursday in a deal that will see them become the headline team sponsor of the Cape champions in all three domestic formats for the next year.

Buildnat is a true all-rounder that handles projects in all sectors of the construction industry from residential to industrial commercial, agricultural and turnkey projects.

The past three years has seen the company expand operations by 120 % and become one of the top emerging construction companies in the country. “Our goal is to be amongst the top-ten in South Africa by 2019,” said Mr Aiman Booley, founder of Buildnat.

“We develop sub-contractors whom we evolve through a learning process and then add them on to the list of contractors,” he added.

The expansion of the company the past three years has required skill, competency and capacity to manage the diversity and complexity of the infrastructure development.  Buildnat has also partnered with other suppliers and service providers who have the same ethos.

Entrepreneurship had been part of Booley’s persona from childhood.  The family had to survive against tremendous odds and faced adversity, as poverty was a constant reality. “I received my first pair of shoes at the age of 14 and had to leave school in grade eight to provide for the family.”

His first entrepreneurial inclination was selling chips and sweets at schools, and his entrepreneurship spirit quickly carried him to bigger projects until the dawn of the Buildnat construction firm 17 years ago.

Booley has a firm commitment to give back to the community – and annually, most of the profits are  invested back into the community.

He has never deserted his roots, in fact, his passionate bond with the grassroots of the Cape Flats is one of the motives behind the decision to enter into the team sponsorship with the Cape Cobras.

Booley said he wants to lure diehard-fans of the Cape Cobras and South Africa back to PPC Newlands and give young lovers of the game who cannot afford an international or domestic experience, the opportunity to see and touch their heroes.

But he also believes that two brand names that embrace, exude and breed excellence, will naturally inspire one other to even loftier heights.

The Cobras have produced or lured world-class stars the past 15 years, including Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, Charl Langeveldt and Gary Kirsten.

Some of these heroes had to overcome adversity like Booley and Buildnat, but have defied the odds, and have remained humble, grounded and committed in the midst of triumph and setbacks.

“We trust this newly formed bond will foster the growth of Buildnat and the Cobras and fill the trophy cabinet while richly benefitting the community that is the lifeblood of cricket and construction,” Booley added.