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.
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.
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.
Engineering Council of South Africa – Pr. Eng No. 20060009
Member of South African Institution of Civil Engineering (970257)
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.
Engineering Council of South Africa – Candidate Engineer Reg. No. 20095188.
Innocent Munyame is a BSc (Hons) .Civil Engineering Graduate (1999) from the University of Zimbabwe.
During his studies, he worked for Inter- Consult Consulting Engineers Zw as an Undergraduate Trainee Engineer. Upon completion of his studies, he joined Inter -Consult as a Trainee Graduate Engineer in the Design office. Here he was part of the design team working on various infrastructure services projects that included mainly design of water, sewer, roads and storm-water services. He later moved to Mutasa Rural District Municipality where he became head of the Technical Department of the Municipality. The following years he spent in Botswana working for again a Consulting Company, Integrated Engineers, before moving to South Africa in 2007.
From 2007 to May 2009 he worked for several Civil Engineering Consulting companies, majoring in Project Management, Supervision and Design of infrastructure projects. He then joined Bosch Stemele Consulting Engineers and worked there as a Project Engineer for 5years. With Bosch Stemele he was involved in design and implementation of roads, storm-water, and water and sewer projects and was involved in training and mentoring of Civil Engineering Graduates and students.
Some of the projects he has been involved in include, 1700mm Dia Water Pipeline Design-Rand Water Project H39 – Klipfontein to Brakfontein (project value approx. R180mil); City of Bulawayo Water and Waste water Master Plan (project value approx. R9.8 Mil Fees) ; Kudube Unit 6 Storm-water Project City of Tshwane ( project value, approx. R 45,0 Mil) ; Mabopane Taxi Rank (project value approx. R200mil). In many of the projects he gained vast experience in design, project management, supervision and project documentation.
In June 2014 he joined Makone Consulting Engineers as a Senior Civil Engineer, leading the design and implementation of all civil projects. He is currently a Candidate Engineer with ECSA and currently processing his registration as a Professional Engineer.
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.
ECSA Candidate Technologist
B’tech Civil Eng (Transportation): University Of Johannesburg – 2010
National Diploma in Civil Engineering: Mangosuthu Technikon – 2004
KEY QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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.
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.
Ecsa-Civil Engineering Candidate Technician, Member Reg No: 201420676
Saice Student Member, Membership Number: 2011086
Bongiswa Nozawula has four years’ experience as a Graduate – Civil Technician at West Rand City Local Municipality, Infrastructure Department – Roads and Stormwater Section seconded to different entities like Rand Water working as the Site Clerk of Works for the Construction of Bulk water line, Subsoil drainage along Zuikerbosch Canal and to Contractors as the Site Agent assistance for Construction of Internal Roads & Storm water, Portable Water.
Site Experience Projects:
Three (3) years site experience as the Trainee – Site Agents’ Assistance in Construction projects of Internal Roads and Stormwater: (Simunye Internal Streets Associated with Stormwater and Bulk Water line project of 13km long x 160mmdia HDPE pipe) which included Surveying/setting outs & leveling, Daily work planning, Calculating the daily cost analysis report, Measuring of quantities, Administration: Ordering of material, Daily site diary writing, Doing of the payment certificate with the site agent, Compile and submit weekly and monthly report
In April 2016 she was seconded to Rand Water, where she worked as the Quality Control Supervisor working with the Resident Engineer & one guy till February 2017 – for a 2136mm diameter steel water pipeline of 25km long, & subsoil drainage rehabilitation, 160mm diameter uPVC pipe for subsoils & 200mm diameter HDPE pipe for outlets. Doing the following: Project supervision, Field inspections-Construction work, Quantity verification for Interim Certificate, Checking if the Contractor is following his method statement and Quality Control Plan (QCP), Scheduled inspections – Acceptance/Rejection (conformance/non- conformance), Site communication – quadruplicate book, Ensure specification compliance, Monitoring and controlling of Quality on site with reference to the Contract Specifications, e.g. Assessment of Contractor’s Laboratory results.
Bongiswa ultimately joined Makone Consulting Engineers in March 2017 as a Graduate.
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.
Associate Member of South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE no.2010454)
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.
South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE): Membership No. 201700302
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA): Registration No. 201720392
National Diploma in Civil Engineering from University of South AfricaB-Tech, Civil Engineering, in Urban Engineering, University of South Africa (current)
Lieschen Makoela is a Civil Technician with 05 years’ experience, she joined Makone Consulting Engineers in 2013 to acquire experiential training. Ms. Makoela is currently working as a civil technician, assisting senior engineers with preparation of construction drawings, Bills of Quantities and tender documents.
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.
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.
National Diploma: Civil Engineering – University of Johannesburg (2008)
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.
Bachelor of Technology: Civil Engineering (Water): University of Johannesburg
National Diploma: Civil Engineering: University of Johannesburg
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) – TIT, Member No. 201480338
Water Institute of South Africa (WISA), Member No. 26057
Thabiso Khumalo Nine years’ experience as a Civil Technician in Water and Sewer Reticulation Projects and as an Engineer’s Representative including site monitoring.
She started her in-services training with Modimolle Local Municipality as civil technician where she learnt setting out sewer pipe line levels, pipe laying techniques and quality control on site, keeping records of all plant and labour. After completing her in-service training she joined the Project Management Unit (PMU) of Modimolle municipality assisting the manager with documentation and Contracts Management of all projects.
She later went on to work for Magago Engineering as a Junior Technician for Kangala Turnkey Water Reticulation project, were she was supervising the Contractor, verifying quantities on site for payment of claims, preparing and writing of weekly and monthly reports. She went back to further her studies pursuing a Bachelor of Technology degree in Water Engineering.
Thabiso joined Jamela Consulting Engineers where she was appointed as a Technician, there she learnt about tender evaluation processes, feasibility studies, quality control and site supervision and preparing payment certificates. She worked on a Rehabilitation of an irrigation canal, supervising the construction and quality control.
She then moved on to work for Bicon Consulting Engineering as Resident Engineer for Stinkwater Sewer Reticulation and Waterborne toilets.
In October 2015 she joined Makone Consulting Engineers as the Engineer’s Representative on a sewer reticulation projects.
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.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering
(Hons) Construction Project Management,Software Programming Certification
As a Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience, Mr.Steyn specialize in Road Design & Construction, design of Potable Water Supply Systems, Project Management, Operations Management, Construction Management & Supervision, as well as Systems Development
His main responsibilities have included engineering design, construction administration, business management, business administration, business marketing, business development and project management within various regions in South Africa as well as in Botswana and Egypt. He academically holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering
(Hons) Construction Project Management and additionally he enrolled for a short course in Software Programming Certification. He is a registered professional Engineer with ECSA, He is well versed in project management, computer system development and financial management.
Pieter has joined MCE effective 11th Sept 2019 and is based in the City of Polokwane responsible for two projects
Isaac Kganyago joined Makone Consulting Engineers in 2018 as a General Assistant/Driver. He has more than 25 years in his area of expertise.
Position: Human Resources Manager
Nationality: South African
National Diploma (Human Resources Management) – Vaal University of Technology – 1998
Ms. Makuwa has National Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management and has 13 years HR generalist experience of which 08 is at Managerial level with construction, manufacturing, telecommunication and other industries.
While studying, Daisy worked as a casual at Sappi Esntra Mill – Springs as HR administrator doing general HR administration work. After completing her studies in 1999, she further joined Telkom SA as Call Centre Agent then later promoted to HR administrator.
In 2005 Daisy relocated to Vanderbijlpark where she joined Indgro Holdings and worked as HR Administrator then within 06 months of joining the company, Daisy was then promoted to HR Consultant position. Her responsibilities amongst others was recruitment of artisans, technicians Engineers, Project Managers and Production Managers as well as office administrators to mention a few, leave management, ensuring SLA`s are completed and adhered to.
In 2010 Ms Daisy joined Tyco International under ADT Security division as HR Business Partner where she worked diligently on her role for six (06) years. She was responsible for driving the HR Strategy within the organisation by partnering with business leaders and stakeholders, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, training and development, talent management, providing HR advice and initiatives.
In 2016 she joined Namston General Construction t/a Nantos Waste as Consulting HR Manager where she formulated HR Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and developed the entire HR department. Daisy successfully lead the HR department by conducting HR Workshops and training.
In this role Daisy successfully managed the following HR projects and HR Drives:
• Beat to Bakkie
• Project Uzwile
• Road Shows
• HIV / Wellness Awareness
Daisy has acquired a vast experience as HR Generalist on Employee Relations i.e. disciplinary hearings, grievance handling and resolution, CCMA representation, Performance and Talent Management to mention. In June 2018 she joined Makone Consulting Engineers cc as the HR Manager.
Position: Finance Manager
Nationality: South African
Bachelor of Commerce: Specialising in Financial Management: University of South Africa
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.
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.
National N Diploma (Civil Engineering): Tshwane South TVET College
Vusi Machimane has two years’ experience as a Civil Technician in Construction and Civil Engineering,
Document control and MS Office skills (Word, and Power Point and Excel)
Site Experience Projects:
Two years site experience as a Site Agent Trainee, projects: (Construction of Mansfield Avenue in
Pretoria North-City of Tshwane) which included Quantity meetings, setting outs & leveling, preparations
of quantities, Site supervision and administration during construction phase, Acted as the Civil
Technician’s Representative from 2016 October to 2018 October
Vusi has four years’ experience as Tender Administrator in Civil Engineering and Construction
companies from 2018-2020.
He Joined Makone Consulting Engineers on 06th April 2021 as a Tender Administrator
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.
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.
Mogomotsiemang Judith Moacwiemang joined Makone Consulting Engineers in mid-2013 as a General Assistant, a position she still holds.
SURNAME : MUKOSI
NAMES: TSHILILO WILLEM
Present Firm: Makone Consulting Engineers cc – seconded to Mathatas Lounge
Position in Firm: Office Administrator
Nationality: South African
GRADE 12 CERTIFICATE (1999)
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (TRACTOR BACKHOE LOADER OPERATER / AME 010692)
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.