Empact Group

Subsidiary of Thebe Services

The Empact Group is one of the largest food services and facilities company in the world, operating in over 50 countries and providing services in over 30 000 client locations. Empact Group Southern Africa is South Africa’s leading food-service company, employing in excess of 6500 staff in more than 450 corporates, hospitals, mining villages, schools and various higher-educational institutions. It is owned 75% by Empact Group and 100% by Thebe Investment Corporation.


The group comprises of five divisions:



Eat. Learn. Live. This philosophy is the cornerstone that guides us at Chartwells to provide food services that are focused on growth, education and happiness for learners and educators.




Better and better everyday. Our focus on constantly improving quality and nutrition makes Medirest more than just a hospital food catering services company. In the sector of healthcare services, we are partners who understand that food is an essential part of the treatment process – and our professionals are experts in their field.




Our food services will cater for your company needs – from formal dining to corporate canteens, from sandwiches to teas and coffees, from restaurant facilities with a first-class menu to serviced snack and vending machines. We make the food and contract catering needs of your business, our business – and we’ll make it great.





ESS offers non-food services including office and outdoor services, cleaning, building operations, maintenance and project management. This division takes time to assess client sites and business needs before developing bespoke support service programmes. By spending time on site, our specialists will advise on the most effective methods, equipment and work schedules to deliver a high quality, cost effective solution.




Supercare Services Group (Pty) Ltd is one of South Africa’s leading contract cleaning services companies providing a range of specialised services including Contract Cleaning, Labour Outsourcing, Pest Management Services, Hospitality Services and Hygiene Services.