Aurecon strengthens Gauteng Built Environment team

10 May 2018

Recognising the increasing pressure on the built environment from growing populations and development in African countries, Aurecon has appointed Kolosa Madikizela as its Unit Leader for the Built Environment in Gauteng.

Madikizela has built her 14-year career in the construction, property development and engineering sectors at organisations such as Bigen Africa, Aveng Group, and Nexus Facilities Management Company, as well as Life Healthcare and Shell South Africa in facilities management. Her most recent role was as the Managing Director at Pragma, an engineering organisation specialising in physical asset management.

“African skylines are going through a period of unprecedented change. Growing populations and digital disruptions are changing how people live, work and play, and I look forward to pursuing ways to grow the Built Environment Unit and take on more work in Africa,” says Madikizela.

Ferdi Nell, Aurecon Managing Director Africa, says that the company’s built environment capabilities are fundamental to the successful execution of its business strategy and Madikizela’s appointment is key to achieving the company’s business goals.

Aurecon is working on some of the most significant buildings across the property, health, education, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in Africa. These include some of the largest and greenest commercial office buildings in South Africa, such as Aurecon’s Tshwane office at the Lynnwood Bridge Office Park, “The Towers” in Cape Town, and Atrium on 5th in Johannesburg.

Madikizela describes her leadership style as coaching and guiding. “Leaders within a business need to give their team members space to shine as well as to learn from their mistakes. One of my goals is to foster greater mentorship opportunities for our people,” she says.

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