DBSA Grants Motheo Construction R145m For Tembisa Project

Black female-owned and managed construction company, Motheo Construction Group was recently granted R145m contract by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for bulk services related to the Extension 25 of Tembisa’s mega-project in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

Motheo Construction Group was established in 1997 by Dr Thandi Ndlovu. The company is a founding member of South African Women in Construction.

According to Ekurhuleni 2017/18 Budget highlights, the project has been allocated R160m in the 2018/19 period, and a further R524m over the next three years.

The next step is to appoint sub-contractors in terms of relevant Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs), as well to provide the DBSA with a detailed quality plan for the works, including the construction methodology to be adopted, explained Junithan Moodley, operations director of Motheo Construction Group’s civils division.

Furthermore, “our detailed programme for the scope of work will emphasise the critical path and completion date, which is an estimated 12 months for the entire package,” highlighted Moodley.

The provider of social housing in the construction industry, Motheo Construction Group, is looking to transform into a one-stop contractor.

The civils division specialises in the construction of roads and earthworks, as well as installation of services such as water, sewer and stormwater reticulation. It has also established a formidable concrete division specialising in all forms of structural concrete work, said the company.

“We have a substantial pipeline of project work. I am confident that the group will grow to be in a position to compete with the large public construction companies in the future. Apart from being majority black women-owned, most of our staff are young, which means they represent the next generation of management and technical expertise,” concludes Moodley.

Site handover and mobilisation are currently underway.

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