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Construction is the largest cluster in Group Five. It includes the business segments of Building and Housing, Civil Engineering and Engineering Projects and operates through five business units, being Building, Civil Engineering, Coastal, Housing and Projects.

Click to expand/collapse the table Building and Housing
  • Education and healthcare facilities
  • Public buildings and infrastructure
  • Large commercial and residential complexes
  • Retail shopping centres
  • Industrial premises
  • Large-scale residential and building contracts for the mining and industrial sectors
  • Corporate and private/public sector housing developments
  • Low-cost and affordable housing schemes

Motlekar Holdings

Group Five Motlekar Pty Ltd is a joint venture with Motlekar Holdings with the intention of providing affordable housing in Southern Africa. The business has a decorated track record of providing low-cost houses to thousands of South African families.

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Recent key contracts

  Contract   Description   Location  
  King Shaka
  Construction of international airport   KwaZulu-Natal  
  International Airport          
  Nedbank Phase 2   Construction of bank office building   Gauteng  
  Moses Mabhida   Construction of a 70 000 seater stadium   KwaZulu-Natal  
  Stadium   including athletic track, sports field, basement      
      parking and external works      
  University of   The upgrade of existing campus buildings   Gauteng  
  Johannesburg   including two new generic buildings and      
      sporting facilities      
  Brandvlei Prison   Demolition of existing prison and construction   Western Cape  
      of 1 000 inmate prison      
Click to expand/collapse the table Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering undertakes a broad range of heavy civil, infrastructure, roads and earthworks contracts for both public and private clients.

Key services include:

  • Bulk water supply, distribution and storage
  • Mining civils
  • Milling plants, material handling, silos and storage
  • Power stations and industrial structures
  • Port and marine facilities and airports
  • Roads, bridges and interchanges
  • Dams, canals, pipelines and rail contracts
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas civils
  • Precast concrete structures
  • Pre-stressing and specialised engineering, including incremental launching
  • Commercial survey services

The business has an established local and international footprint and is recognised as one of the leading South African firms in marine construction and water treatment structures. We have a large, competent and multi-skilled workforce that allows flexibility in the selection of contracts and an ability to easily adjust to the changing needs of the markets.

Recent key contracts

  Contract   Description   Location  
  NMPP Pipeline   New multi-product pipeline designed to convey various petroleum products   Durban to Gauteng, South Africa  
  Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project   Gauteng road upgrades including lane
additions and improvements to interchanges
  Gauteng, South Africa  
  Durban Harbour entrance widening   Durban harbour widening by 100m and deepening to 19m in the entrance channel.
Removal and replacement and extension
of existing breakwaters and deepening
of harbour entrance to a depth of 19m
  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
  Koeberg Interchange   Expansion of the Koeberg Interchange
between the M5 and the N1 in Cape Town
  Western Cape, South Africa  
  King Shaka International Airport   Construction of international airport   KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
  Kusile Power Station
  Civil structures, including specialist Air-Cooled Condenser (ACC) columns for new thermal power station for Eskom   Mpumalanga, South Africa
  Spring Grove Dam   Roller-compacted concrete dam   KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
  Kibali Gold Mine   Bulk earthworks, civils structures, and Tailings Dam for new gold mine at Kibali in north-east DRC   Northern DRC

Civil Survey

The Group Five Survey Department is unique in that it not only supports Group Five Civil Engineering's Survey requirements but is able to provide survey services to a wide range of external clients.

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Click to expand/collapse the table Engineering Projects

Structural, mechanical, electrical instrumentation, and piping (SMEIP) contractor

  • Total plant builders, with specialist skills, including:
    • Co-ordination and management of site wide services, logistics and construction.
    • Supply and installation of structural steelwork and plate work for mining, industrial and power plants.
    • Installation and commissioning of heavy mechanical and electrical equipment, such as mills, crushers, furnaces, refrigeration plant, transformers, generators, vessels, towers etc.
    • Rigging studies and heavy lifts.
    • Fabrication, supply and installation of high and low pressure piping systems for the mining, power, industrial and petrochemical industries
    • Electrical Instrumentation and control installations
    • High and Low voltage reticulation (overhead and underground), including substations

Key contracts

  Contract   Description   Location  
  Kinsevere Copper Project   Services, piping, structural, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation contract   DRC  
  Ayanfuri Gold Project   Development of an opencut mining operation, process plant and related infrastructure to the mine   Ghana  
  NMPP Terminals and Pumpstations   Mechanical, electrical and tank installation for facilitating and pumpstation supporting multi-product pipeline treatment   Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa  


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Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium
Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium

Durban Harbour entrance widening
Durban Harbour entrance widening

Ruashi Copper Mine
Ruashi Copper Mine