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Formed at great depths in the earth under tremendous pressure and at high temperature, diamonds are the hardest material known to man and are used industrially to polish and shape other materials, including other diamonds. Similarly, exceptional human beings are strengthened under challenging circumstances to become not only noteworthy achievers, but also compassionate people who

INYATSI CONSTRUCTION GROUP HOLDINGS is a construction company that specialises in infrastructure projects, including roads and earth works, civil work, bridge construction, buildings, storm water drainage, water reticulation, water treatment plants, sewer works, dams and reservoirs. Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings was formed in 2007 as the holding company of Inyatsi Construction and its regional subsidiaries.

GIBB is a leading South African multi-disciplinary black-owned consulting engineering firm. The organization recently appointed Philip Gray as Managing Principal for its GIBB Capital division.  GIBB Capital is a project preparation and infrastructure advisory division, providing specialist services to unlock the financing and implementation of projects. Its services include, but not limited to: project perpetration;


Tell us about your early life and your role today  I studied engineering at the University of Pretoria from 1977 to 1980. Still enjoing student life, I decided to continue with Honours in structural engineering on a full-time basis in the next year, 1981. During this year, I was also a junior lecturer within the

Zanele Sithole is an up-and-coming young quantity surveyor at RLB Pentad. Prior to joining RLB Pentad she was a shining star at the University of Pretoria. Her academic achievements include coming first runner up in the second year of her BSc Degree in Quantity Surveying in 2013. She joined Golden Key International Honour Society in

Anthony Orelowitz is one of the founding partners of The Paragon Group. He has a degree in Architecture and an MBA from Wits University. Anthony specialised in property finance and, after graduation, worked for Standard Bank’s Property Division. In 1997, Anthony returned to Architecture and founded the Paragon Group with his partner Henning Rasmuss. He

Nonku Ntshona started her career with Rousseau Probert Elliot Quantity Surveyors in Port Elizabeth. She then joined Bham Tayob Khan Matunda in Johannesburg, after which she joined Turner and Townsend as a Quantity Surveyor. Whilst at Turner and Townsend she worked her way to Associate Partner over a period of seven years to head up

Hashim Bham traces his management skills to the mentorship he received working in his father’s hardware shop for a three-year period soon after completing his high school studies at Swaziland’s Waterford Kamhlaba College in 1972.  This environment prompted him to seek further studies in the Built Environment at Wits University. Of the options available, quantity

RLB Pentad is a South African based, registered Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Consulting Practice that operates both locally and internationally. The company’s head office is located in Johannesburg, South Africa with other offices in Pretoria, Cape Town, Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius. The company was founded in 1997 and the name, Pentad, originated from the

Xavier qualified in Belgium at the ISA St Luc in Brussels. He joined GLH in 1994, became a partner in 1997, and the senior member in 2005. Xavier leads the practice as the principal designer where his meticulous eye for detail and design is critical in every project. His experience includes a range of commercial,

Phill completed his studies in Paris where he obtained his degree in Architecture, and three years later enrolled and completed his LLB in the same city. In 1995, he registered Mashabane Rose architects together with Jeremy Rose. In 2012, he completed his studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution with the University of Pretoria and he also

What does it mean to you to have this role of project director entrusted to you? I don’t think about it too much.  I suppose the role has come to me as a result of twenty eight years of experience in the construction sector having worked in many locations from Russia to the Far East,

(Submitted by Epic PR) Statistics reveal that in the UK three quarters of business owners fear making professional mistakes, yet the majority remain both unprepared and unprotected to attend to a compensation claim should it arise.   This is according to Gillian Wolman, Head of Litigations at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS), who says that many

  Tell us about your background and how you ended up working in South Africa’s built environment? I was born in Zimbabwe and at the age of three my family was exiled from what was then Rhodesia. We crossed over to Zambia which is where I grew up before moving to the USA at the

Efious Mugwagwa’s decision to pursue mechanical engineering at the University of Zimbabwe was inspired by some sound advice received from his cousin Wonder Mutebuka who insisted his strength in mathematics would enable him to do well. That conversation happened in Harare in the mid-nineties shortly after Mugwagwa had moved to the Zimbabwean capital city from

Chris Blair – has consulted to over 500 organisations – both in Southern Africa and internationally. Chris holds a BSC Chem. Eng. and MBA in Leadership & Sustainability and is registered as a Chartered Human Resource (CHR) Practitioner with the South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP). He is also accredited as a Master Reward

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