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DIVISION HEAD: WATER AND SANITATION

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Zainul Haque Shiekh as Division Head: Water and Sanitation. With over 26 years of experience in the built environment across Asia, Australia, and Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ghana, and South Africa), Zain is a professionally registered civil engineer and holds a Master's degree in civil engineering. His skills and experience encompass strategy development, a robust technical proficiency in Water and Sanitation, leadership and management of multi-disciplinary teams, international exposure, coaching and mentoring, client management, project management, and strong design capabilities. We eagerly anticipate Zain's leadership in the Water and Sanitation Division and extend our best wishes as he becomes a part of the Mariswe family.

APPOINTMENT OF LEAD ENGINEER: GEOMETRIC DESIGN

We are pleased to welcome Ms Sizakele Mofokeng as the Lead Engineer: Geometric Design in the Transportation division with effect from 01 February 2024. Sizakele will be based in our Bryanston office. Sizakele is a professionally registered civil engineering Technologist with 13 years of experience, specialising in road and drainage design and documentation. Her key experience includes road planning, detail design and documentation; preparation of schedules and tender documents; compilation of proposals i.e. assisting with pricing and formulating methodologies and site supervision. We look forward to Sizakele leading the Geometric team and wish her well as she joins the Mariswe family.

EXECUTIVE MANAGER: WATER AND SANITATION

Jaap van Wyk has been appointed as the Executive Manager: Water and Sanitation. Jaap is a Professional Engineering Technologist with more than 26 years’ experience in the municipal engineering sector. He has 18 years of experience at a senior managerial level. His key experience includes the following: Project and programme management Financial management Contract management o   Management of multi-disciplinary projects Procurement for engineering projects Water engineering Municipal infrastructure projects. Jaap has been with Mariswe since January 2015 and is currently the Executive Manager: Cradock. Congratulations, Jaap-we wish you everything of the best in this new position.

MARISWE 50TH CELEBRATIONS

Message from our CEO, Nonkululeko Sindane... A heartfelt thank you to our staff, clients, suppliers, and communities for your support in what has been yet another difficult year. The loyalty of our long- term clients means a great deal to us. Equally, we are grateful to those clients who are new to Mariswe for putting your trust in our company. In 2022 we celebrate our 50th anniversary and we thank you all for helping Mariswe to reach this significant milestone. We look forward to returning in the New Year ready to show all our stakeholders why we got here and how we plan to stay strong for another 50 years....
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THEMBINKOSI LEARNERS SHOWCASE THEIR NEW BUSINESS SKILLS

A new initiative to teach economic independence at Thembinkosi School for learners with special educational needs in Tembisa has found voice in a successful Market Day where the learners showcased their creativity and sold their wares. Mariswe’s Nurture a Girl initiative has supplied female learners at Thembinkosi with basic hygiene needs for the past five years. In 2021 the programme stepped up to provide tools to help its beneficiaries at Thembinkosi become more self-sufficient upon leaving school... Learn More

BEST PICTURE

Congratulations to Jeremiah Tsunke of Mariswe’s Western Cape Transportation team on winning the general category of the South African Road Federation’s annual photographic competition with his picture titled "Hartenbos Overpass".
Mariswe works hard to achieve real and sustainable transformation within our company and among our partner suppliers. We are proud of our team’s achievement of Level 1 status for five consecutive years. While we are happy with our progress, there is always more work to be done and we will continue to step up our efforts in 2022.
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SEEKING TRUE COLLABORATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN CONTRACTS

Would be you be open to different forms of contracting if they were more responsive to your operational challenges? Picture reducing 20 to 30% of your project capital and time and channelling that value to other projects or areas of your business.  In an otherwise evolving construction ecosystem, the presumption that contract mechanisms are a holy grail that cannot be changed or improved entrenches adversarial relationships between the client, its engineer, and the contractor. Every aspect of the construction value chain is transforming except for our contracting methodologies... Learn More

GROWING STRONGER THROUGH ADVERSITY

This has been a challenging year for us all personally and professionally. I am extremely proud of the way everyone in Mariswe embraced the changes that were forced upon us by Covid-19. Our teams around South Africa and further afield showed that they could be flexible when it came to isolated working conditions and no face-to-face contact with their colleagues and clients. On the other hand, without exception they remained firm on quality. We do not compromise on quality. And we kept that promise to our clients throughout lockdown. Learn More

TREATING WATER WITH THE RESPECT IT DESERVES

Day Zero, predicted for 12 April 2018 in the City of Cape Town, would have been the largest drought-induced municipal water failure in modern history. While it was narrowly averted, some municipalities in South Africa have not been so lucky. “Water is a social need, a human right, and a vital cog in our economic future. This dovetails with Mariswe’s ethos of ‘Improving Lives. Engineering Solutions’.”

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