About Us

Who we are

Makone Consulting Engineers is an engineering firm that was formed by young individuals from previously disadvantaged communities. These qualified and experienced partners offer well-planned and effective engineering solutions for development in South Africa and the rest of Africa, especially to previously disadvantaged communities.

The firm emerges as 100% owned by previously disadvantaged individuals (PDI’s). Makone Consulting Engineers is committed to the empowerment and skills transfer to mainly PDI’s in management, technical and administrative tasks.

The firm’s experienced personnel have professional skills needed to work with communities to provide training and empowerment.

Makone Consulting Engineers provides a wide range of civil and structural services including project management expertise. In addition to our core members, we have links with a group of associates of enviable expertise that can be called upon to work on projects as and when required or necessary.

However, the members will take the ultimate responsibility for the quality and timely delivery of the end product.

Our Mission

Makone Consulting Engineers’ mission is to provide unique solutions to our clients and the communities within which we serve by:

 Empowering our clients and communities with knowledge and skills;
 Providing leadership through ‘ingenious’ methods and ideas;
 Encouraging self-empowerment through team work amongst our personnel;
 Considering each project as unique and catering for its uniqueness by providing unique solutions;
 Channeling our resources to helping the poorest of the poor by uplifting their quality of life and meeting their human needs.

Our Vision

To release the innovative and creative mind power so as to build products and services through enhanced design capacity, thus transforming our nation into a world-class leader in competitive innovation by raising the profile of the sciences, encouraging research and development, and facilitating the translation of ideas into income and jobs.

We envision ourselves as a catalyst in:

  The cultivation of South African patented designs of products and services;
  Service delivery to increase market share for South African designs and finished goods;
  Facilitation of leading South African inventions of products and services.


Our Team

Principal Member

R.J. Kololo Pr.Eng (A.K.A. Nosi)

Professional Affiliations

Engineering Council of South Africa – Pr. Eng No. 20060009
Member of South African Institution of Civil Engineering (970257)

Key experience/involvement

Rantshonyane John Kololo is a Bsc.Civil Engineering graduate (1998) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, formerly known as the University of Durban Westville. He is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is a corporate member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE).

During his studies, he worked voluntarily for Lofty’s Construction and Port Elizabeth Municipality to gain experiential training. Upon completion of his studies, he joined Fongoqa Skade Toyi & Associates Consulting Engineers as a Junior Design Engineer in their roads section. Here he was a member of a design team for both the Maputo Development Corridor, Section 8C of the N4 Toll road and Wet services at the Gateway Shopping Centre, Durban north, KZN.

He then joined MZA Consulting Engineers as a Design Engineer responsible for overall road designs, storm water systems, township development services and documentation.

In 2001 after spending just over one year with MZA Consulting Engineers, Mr Kololo was promoted to the position of Associate Director for the Transportation and Project Management division. His responsibilities, among others, were to oversee both divisions in the company’s head office in Gauteng and the Regional office in Mpumalanga and to ensure maximisation of profits.

He coordinated and was also the resident engineer for the construction of exit roads and bridges at OR Tambo International Airport,a contract worth approximately R44m.

He has vast experience in documentation, design, project management, site supervision and dispute resolution.

In 2003 he joined MRD Consulting Engineers as the Managing Director for a short period as he had to concentrate fully on Makone Consulting Engineers activities in 2004.

Candidate Civil Technician

Bongane Hele

Key experience/involvement

Mr Hele has four years’ experience in both consulting and construction work, with his current continuous work experience has firm understanding various diversified projects and on-site experience in civil infrastructure, general site supervision. He joined Makone Consulting Engineers in late 2012 to acquire experiential training. Mr Hele is currently gaining vast exposure to preliminary and detail design and documentation on roads, stormwater, and sewer and water reticulation.

Senior design technologist

Muzi Bandzile Mohale

Professional Affiliations:

ECSA Candidate Technologist

Educational Qualifications:

B’tech Civil Eng (Transportation): University Of Johannesburg – 2010

National Diploma in Civil Engineering: Mangosuthu Technikon – 2004


Muzi Bandzile Mohale is a Civil Engineering Technologist with 11 years’ experience.
From January 2005 until January 2006 he was a technician in training at Manjra and Associates Structural Engineers in their Durban office.
He then joined Bigen Africa in January 2006 to June 2008, where he was a technician in the Municipal services cluster where he was tasked with the design of water and sanitation services.
In July 2008 to July 2012 he joined Nyeleti Consultants and was a Senior Technician where he was tasked with the design of Roads, Stormwater, Water and sanitation services. During his term of employment with Nyeleti, Muzi was also afforded the responsibility of being and Engineer’s Representative in a stormwater project in Ramkonopi, a township in the Ekuruleni Metropolitan Municipality.
He then joined Themba Consultants in August 2012 to January 2014 where he was a Design Technologist and was mostly tasked with the design of Roads, Stormwater, Water and sanitation services, other responsibilities included site supervision and attending meetings.
In February 2014 to October 2014 he joined KMSD Consultants and was a Senior Technologist/Project Manager where he was tasked with the design of Roads, Stormwater, Water and sanitation services, other responsibilities included site supervision and attending meetings.


Takesure Wadi

Professional Affiliations:


Educational Qualifications:

National Certificate in Civil Engineering (Harare Polythech)


Takesure Wadi has 07 years’ experience in civil works & structural concrete reinforcement and structural steel detailing and specializes in AutoCAD Packages, Prokon and Rebar Mate to produce civil & structural related drawings.

He got an offer of employment as an Engineering Draughts person at CSME CONSULTANTS (PTY) Ltd in 2002, where he gained detailing and draughting experience in structural steel engineering and reinforced concrete, he was involved with the construction of Chirundu Border Post Infrastructure, Zimbabwe Military Academy Infrastructure Development (Gweru), Zimra 3 Story Flats (Various Centers), NASSA Commercial Center (Bindura).He was also involved in site Supervision and Inspections.

He joined Sunway City Integrated Parks (PTY) Ltd involved in production of both structural and civil works drawing and general manning of the drawing office for an Export Processing Zone Industrial Park and Residential Area. He also assisted in tender processing and adjudication and cost estimations.

Later on he joined Techno Designs (PTY) Ltd where he got extensive experience and knowledge on structural steel detailing and reinforced concrete detailing mainly producing reinforced concrete structures drawings and designing of structures using Prokon. He was also involved in structural defects assessments and reports production on RDP houses in Eastern Cape.


In May 2016 he joined Makone Consulting Engineers as Draughts person of which his duties involves production and detailing of information, tender and construction drawings for both civil works and structural works.


Xolani Ncala


Xolani Ncala has six years’ experience as a Civil Draughtsman in Infrastructure and Civil drawings, Earthworks and Geology, Document control and MS Office skills (Word and Excel) etc. using AutoCAD 2009 – 2017, (2D Draughting).

Site Experience Projects:

Three and a half years site experience as an Engineer’s Representative, projects: (Refurbishment of Tugela Ferry Irrigation scheme & Bululwane Irrigation scheme) which included Quantity meetings, surveying/setting outs & leveling, preparations of quantities, Site supervision and contract administration during construction phase, Acted as the Engineer’s Representative which included performing the duties of the Resident Engineer and Issuing of practical completion certificates.

Xolani started his in-service training with UWP Consulting as a Document Control, Trainee Civil Technician & Draughtsman in July 2011; there he learnt Drawing administration, Issuing and filing of drawings, amendments to drawings using AutoCAD 2009-2012 for various projects.

In April 2012 He was assigned as a position of Engineering Technical Assistant, main focus of duties was in the water division. He was involved in the Production of CAD drawings for engineering services, measuring of quantities and compiling schedule of quantities, Compilation of cost estimates for projects, Compilation of all relevant construction administration documentation, Following QMS protocol from site supervision to drawing administration. There He worked as an Engineering Technical Assistant till April 2016.

In May 2016, He was employed by TLS Engineers as a Senior Draughting Technician, involved in a rapid roll – out project for sewer and water services to informal settlements in the eThekwini area, producing tender, construction and as built drawings for the various packaged works within the project itself.

Xolani ultimately joined Makone Consulting Engineers in July 2017 as a Draughtsperson.

Civil Technician

Antonio Ginga

Professional Affiliations

Associate Member of South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE no.2010454)

Key Experience/involvement

During 2001 to 2002, Mr. AL Ginga worked for Group 5 international as junior foreman in their Nova Vida housing project in Luanda (Angola). The project entailed; Construction of civil engineering services such as Roads, Sewer Reticulation, and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

Moreover, Mr. Ginga worked for Xaba Civils and PP & Sons Construction as assistant construction supervisor between 2005 and 2007 during his experiential training and after completing his National N diploma, he joined Makone Consulting Engineers in February 2008 as a junior technician in their roads and structural division.

Mr.AL Ginga is currently a senior civil engineering technician and his role includes; design of civil engineering works (roads and stormwater, as well as  water and sanitation infrastructure), preparation of tender document including project estimates, project management; construction supervision.

Civil Technician

Walter Madumetsa Chokoe

Key experience/involvement

Walter has a Civil Engineering S4 from Tshwane University of Technology. He has 12 years’ experience as a civil technician in infrastructure service and roads construction.

Walter did his in-service training with Hillary Construction as a civil technician where he learnt in situ box culverts construction, laying of pipe culverts, reinforcement steel fixing and the record keeping of all plant activities.

After completing his in-service training he went back to school. While studying, he joined Hillary Construction working as a structural foreman, where he continued with concrete works (IBC, BC and PC).

He was later appointed assistant site agent, and his responsibilities included supervising sub-contractors, preparing their payment certificates and doing general administration work.

Walter then joined Mosama Buiding Construction as a site agent responsible for constructing and repairing a canal and also replacing siphons. He then moved to the Polokwane International Airport under Mosama still as a site agent, tasked with the rehabilitation and upgrade of civil services for the new airport. This included the construction of sewer lines, water networks, paving and parking facilities.

Civil Technician

Khosimang Motaung

Key experience/involvement

Zacharia K. Motaung has national diploma in Civil Engineering from Tshwane University of Technology.

He has 12 years’ experience as a civil technician and is also highly knowledgeable in site supervision. He has worked for Tshwane University of Technology as a tutor and link tutor.

Zacharia also worked for a joint venture between Dz and Mmuso Engineering Construction, where he worked as a assistant site agent. While pursuing his studies, he moved to Intatakusa Consultingas an engineer representative.

His duty was to ensure that contractors met the set requirement and produced quality work. Immediately after that he joined Marklyds and WRSB Construction Company as a site agent and surveyor and was responsible for constructing the invert level and to make sure that it met the required tolerance.

At Makone Consulting Engineers, Zacharia is our engineer representative and his responsibility is to ensure that work is done to the required specification. He also does measurement for preparation of payment certificates.

Senior Structural Technician

Setumo Jeffrey Mohale

Educational Qualifications

National Diploma in Civil Engineering with Tshwane University of Technology

Key Experience/involvement

Setumo Mohale is a Senior Structural Technician with 10 years of progressive experience from within the engineering consulting sector and  construction industry. Through being able to understand the wider picture and with the experience needed to interpret and analyse technical structural engineering specifications, will offer a pro-active and flexible approach.

His main responsibilities include engineering design, project management and administration, Roads evaluation, Refurbishment of existing Shopping Centers, Design and detailing of reinforced concrete structures and structural steel. He also has in supervising and site monitoring. He academically holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering with Tshwane University of Technology and currently studying B-Tech in Civil Engineering.

Professional Affiliation:
Member of Engineering Council of South Africa – Member No. 201730195
Member of South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Engineer's Representative

Khethe Marekimane

Educational Qualifications

National Diploma: Civil Engineering – University of Johannesburg (2008)

Key Experience/involvement

Khethe Marekimane has Nine years’ experience as a Civil Technician post- graduate experience as a Project Manager.He did his experiential training with Labor Construction in Johannesburg and further gained experience working at Edwin Construction as a Technician assisting the asphalt plant operator and paving foreman on resurfacing of Moloto Road from KwaMhlanga to Kwaggafontein in Mpumalanga province.

He joined Phatwe Consulting Engineers as Projects Manager handling several project from Royal Bafokeng Administration where he oversaw projects from design phase through to completion. He later joined Maseno General Trade and worked as a Site Agent on the Construction of Bulk Roads and Stormwater in Braamfischerville, Soweto running the entire site.

He also worked at LBMC Consulting as Project Manager where he was involved in compiling and submitting tender documents as well as managing the construction of UTRP Surfaced roads in Mogo street, Soshanguve, Pretoria.

In February 2014 he joined Makone Consulting Engineers as a Resident Engineer.

Personal Assistant to Managing Member Nosi Kololo Pr. Eng.

Noluthando Xoliswa Sithole

Educational Qualifications

Grade 12

Key Experience/involvement

With over 2 years’ experience in front line IT service desk at JD Group. 1-year experience as a
financial advisor at Old mutual group. 116 Point in Freight forwarding and customs clearing.
With 1-year Freight forwarding experience at CEVA Logistics.

Noluthando joined Makone Consulting Engineers on the 18th of January 2021 as a Personal Assistant to Managing Member.


Finance Manager

Sibahle Precious Malunga

Position: Finance Manager
Nationality: South African

Professional Affiliations


Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce: Specialising in Financial Management: University of South Africa

Key Experience/involvement

With over 12 years’ experience within the Finance and Accounting profession Sibahle holds a B. Com

Financial Management degree form UNISA, she is currently pursuing a CIMA qualification, Operational

Level certificate. She has held various positions at First National Bank mainly focused on Management

Accounts.  Over the years she has gained extensive experience in Budgeting and Management Accounting as well as Project Accounting.

She held a position at Broll Property Management as an Accountant for one of their property portfolios prior to joining Makone Consulting Engineers.


Human Resources Assistant

Boitumelo Letsogo

Key experience/involvement

Boitumelo Portia Letsogo possesses a National Diploma in Human Resource Management. She has 07 years experience as Human Resource Assistant. Boitumelo has worked for Statistics South Africa. After completing her studies, she joined Makone Consulting Engineers as HR assistant.


Lerato Makgadi

Key experience/involvement

Lerato Lucy Makgadi has certificate in Tourism Receptionist: PC Training and Business College (NQF4) (2004). She has 09 years experience as a Receptionist in (Head Office). She has worked for Midas, and joined Makone Consulting Engineers as a receptionist in 2007, a position she still holds.

Receptionist Free State Office

Manini Martha Kololo

Key Experience/Involvement

 Manini Martha Kololo has certificate in Health Care from South African Academy of Health, She has four years experience as a Receptionist in (Free State Office), she has worked for Montja Engineers and joined Makone Consulting Engineers as a Receptionist in 2017, a position she still holds.

General Assistant

Judith Moacwiemang

Key Experience/involvement

Mogomotsiemang Judith Moacwiemang joined Makone Consulting Engineers in mid-2013 as a General Assistant, a position she still holds.


Office Administrator

Willem Tshililo Mukosi

SURNAME :                  MUKOSI

NAMES:                         TSHILILO WILLEM

Present Firm:               Makone Consulting Engineers cc – seconded to Mathatas Lounge

Position in Firm:         Office Administrator

Nationality:                   South African


Educational Qualifications:




As of the year 2000 upon completion of his high schooling, Mr Mukosi worked as an assistant chef at Friendly supermarket and Spar Supermarket for combined 05 years. Later in 2004 he joined Woolworth Food where he worked for 10 years as an early morning controller. His task was to deliver exceptional customer service, to ensure the store is completely ready for trade through effective stock control, security and store disciplines.

He also provided team members with clear direction and objectives for daily tasks, planning and prioritizing the tasks to ensure daily targets were met and all processes, policies and procedures are adhered to. Effectively manages stock open and secure the store through adhering to key control policies, investigate and resolve any store alarms relating to the early morning shift and further ensuring effective and accurate receiving process and adherence to cold chain disciplines and manages cleaning processes to contribute towards a safe and hygienic store environment. In 2009 and 2011 the company recognized Mr. Mukosi as employee of the year.

In 2015, Mr. Mukosi joined Makone Consulting Engineers and was seconded to the subsidiary entity of Makone Consulting Engineers as an Administration Officer at their premises in Randfontein, West Rand.