Siphiwe Mathabela

Siphiwe Mathabela started working in a civil engineering laboratory at Technikon Witwatersrand as a part-time assistant technician in 1995. The work included the testing of soil samples to be used in the construction of road pavement layers and assisting in the research on improving the characteristic strength of desert sand by means
of stabilization.

In 1996 he was employed by African Consulting Engineers (now Arcuss Gibb).

He worked as a technician who was involved in various civil engineering projects which involved the visual evaluation of surfaced roads, traffic counts at intersections, production of detail drawings, design of taxi rank layouts, design of water reticulation network, railway design, etc.

He then joined Aganang Consulting Engineers in 1999 and worked as a technician.

He obtained his B.Tech degree in 2004. The work included being responsible for the compiling of tender documents, adjudication of
tenders, site monitoring and contract administration. He was responsible for the design of water reticulation
network, taxi ranks, roads and bulk earthworks design.


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Paul Mwandira

Paul Mwandira is a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the Project Management South Africa (PMSA)
and The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions. He started his career in 1985 in the
Construction and Project Management fields after graduating with a Higher National Diploma in Building.


He has gained
experience and successfully completed projects from inception to completion of New Schools, Teachers Training Colleges,
Mass Housing Development, Government Offices and Hospitals with associated infrastructure for the Ministry of Works in


He has further gained experience by working with GOPA Worldwide Consulting Engineers in preparation of Tender
Documents, Bills of Quantities, Cost Estimates, Cash Flow Projections and writing Monthly Progress Reports.
In 1998 he once more joined the Construction Industry after graduating from the University of Natal with a BSc in Construction
Management. He became involved in Construction and Project Management of Infrastructure projects by providing technical
advice and support to accelerate spending pattern by the Provincial Governments and Local Municipalities.


He has further
been involved in various projects which include; Routine Roads Maintenance, Supervision of the Construction of Roads and
Buildings, Mass Housing Development, Rural Infrastructure Development, Providing Technical Advice on Waste
Management, Site Engineering Management etc.




Richard started his career in 2000 in the maintenance of mining equipments. He gained experience in the design and implementation of maintenance techniques, workshop management, and pro-active assessment of critical failures of mechanical equipments.
In July 2006 he joined Aganang Consulting Engineers in the Project Management Division and handled Projects in connection with maintenance and upgrade of public facilities in Gauteng.

He then moved to the Infrastructure Division, where he is working on Wet Services, Water Resources and Water Services management and Reticulation related Projects.
Richard is a Senior Engineer who gained experience over the years of practice and through short courses and seminars on water related designs and management. His expertise was put to use in the Directorate of Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works; his duties being Design assessment and review for the installation, relocation of underground and overhead services.

Richard has insight in Project and Construction Management particularly in the Implementation and Development of Labor Intensive Construction Methods
In 2011, Richard joined the Vaal University of Technology as a Part-time Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department where he taught Applied Mechanics at entry level and Hydraulics IV at BTech level. During this period he also pursued a postgraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in the Department of Civil Engineering and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Water Engineering in 2012.