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01 August 2023

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Motheo Construction Group, the largest black women-managed and lead construction company in South Africa, has appointed David Mondlane as General Manager of its Building Division.

The leading provider of social housing in the country, Motheo has branched out into general building, civil construction, water-saving technologies, and electrical works.

It established the fully-fledged Motheo Academy as an accredited professional skills development company operating in the South African built environment, making Motheo a formidable force in the construction industry.

Mondlane’s experience includes being Group Commercial Director at Inkanyeli Group and Project Manager and Contracts Manager at Group Five Building North. He was initially appointed as a student engineer, rising to the position of Senior Engineer by the time he left. He has extensive experience in commercial, retail, and office building projects for Blue Chip companies like Vodacom, WWB, Zenprop, and Brait Ban.

He has completed the Comprehensive Project Management Programme (CPMP) for Built Environment Practitioners from the University of Pretoria and holds a BTech in Construction Management and a Diploma in Building from the University of Johannesburg.

Motheo has completed general building projects valued over R3,5 billion. As of June 2020, Motheo has completed almost 90 000 social housing units. “We estimate that Motheo has delivered about 1,5% of all the social housing developed and constructed in South Africa since 1994,” highlights Mondlane.

Integral to the successful implementation of housing projects is the capacity to manage the overall project. In housing terms, this is commonly referred to as being the implementing agent.

The function entails the overall project management, from the sourcing of land, bulk and link infrastructure, appointment and management of the professional team, and the physical delivery of the project, be it civil infrastructure and/or housing.

In addition to housing projects, Motheo has undertaken more conventional projects such as railway stations for PRASA, a new headquarters and guest lodge for the Department of International Relations, facilities for the South African Police Service (SAPS), and schools for the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development.

Motheo also develop properties for its own account as well as for its clients. This incorporates all turnkey design and construct aspects, in addition to the procurement of project finance, both development and term finance.

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