Western Cape Province Administration in partnership with Entilini Concession comprising
- Murray & Roberts (Concor Holdings)
- Haw & Inglis
- Marib Holdings
Design and construct joint venture:
Contractor: Chapman’s Peak Engineering Group (CPEG) comprising
- Vela VKE Consulting engineers
- Melis & Du Plessis Geotecnical Engineers
- Stewart Scott International
- Zietsman Lloyd Hemsted and assisted bt
- Megan Anderson Landscape Architect (environmentalist)
- OvP & Associated (landscape architect)
- Dr Ross Party-Davies (geotechnical specialist)
- Prof Rolf Kratz (structural design specialist)
Independent engineer: Jeffares & Green Consulting Engineers, assisted by Intertoll
Independent environmentalists: The Environment Partnership
Entabeni Concession is the name of the special purpose company established by the consortium- Concor Holdings, Haw & Inglis, and Marib Holdings- to rehabilitate operate and maintain Chapman’s Peak Drive for 30 years as a toll road. “Entabeni”, which means “the mountain”, was suggested by Mzwandile Pongome, a resident of Imizamo Yethu, after a competition run by two of independent Newspapers Cape’s community newspapers, the Sentinel and the False Bay Echo. Pongome received a R1000 prize.
Note: Entabeni Concession name was changed to Entilini Concession
Entabeni Concession Members Profile
Concor Limited is a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed construction group. The company was formed in 1948 and over the years has played a major part in the development of infrastructure in Southern Africa. The majority shareholding is South African. The biggest single shareholder is the German based international construction group Hochtief. The Concor – Hochtief relationship started in 1972 when Concor and Hochtief were joint venture partners for the construction of the Johannesburg Academic Hospital. At about the same time, the then private owners of Concor came to realize that the company would have a better perspective in the long run by winning a strategic partner with a strong financial base. This close association has given Concor access to expertise and research which is not generally available in this part of the world.
Today Concor is recognized as one of the most advanced construction groups in Southern Africa. Over the years Concor has played a leading role in many major projects at home and abroad both alone, and in consortium. Concor’s policy on offshore partnerships consists of joint ventures or partnerships with local companies and recruitment of labour in the communities around our construction sites. This has been implemented in countries like Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana with great success. Concor senior Management consists mainly of South African citizens.
Through the years Concor has shown its effectiveness in successfully competing for, and executing work throughout Southern Africa, due to the caliber and commitment of its employees. Concor’s management style has always been, and remains one of decentralized authority. Line managers have a high degree of authority and accountability. This ensures that our clients’ needs and problems are resolved at the project level with speed and competence.
In addition we are able to boast an excellent Industrial Relations track record, thus ensuring a stable workforce. Management are continually striving to be proactive in adapting to the changes in the market and are encouraging meaningful participation of Previously Disadvantaged Enterprises, Individuals and our own labour in our business. These initiatives should ensure that in future relations with adjacent communities and the labour force remain stable.
Concor considers the client and professional teams as partners in any project and through a partnering approach identifies the key issues to effectively manage them. Projects are managed in a non-confrontational and professional manner. Note: Concor has been taken over by Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd since 2006
Marib Holdings (Pty) Ltd is an emerging black owned company formed to participate in the opportunities created by a democratic South Africa.
The shareholders of Marib are business and professional people who are acknowledged as leaders in their field of expertise, and committed to ensuring that a sustainable economic environment is created in South Africa. They believe that such an environment must be built on ethical business practices and good governance. Marib’s mission is to form sound business partnerships that will promote growth and provide for black economic empowerment. Critical to the success of such partnerships is a shared value system.
- Recognizes that real transformation will be achieved through a process of wealth creation and realignment of economic participation by previously disadvantaged persons.
- Would mean equity participation and executive management involvement.
- Would enable it to exercise its influence in establishing networks and to bring individual or shareholder groups from disadvantaged communities on board where such needs arise.
- Would mean a contribution at Board level in establishing appropriate policy, operational frameworks and change management processes for the companies in which it becomes a participant.
- Will require shareholders to be sensitive to building capacity within the disadvantaged communities. To this end Marib is willing to enter into joint ventures on a phased basis which will allow the time needed to build the necessary skills within its ranks.
- Will facilitate interaction with local, provincial and national government as required in processes of tendering, privatization and supporting SSME’s to the benefit of all parties.
- Will extend the business reach of its strategic partners through its associate membership of WECBOF with its network of 200 businesses in the Western Cape.
Haw & Inglis, incorporated in 1984, is a Cape Town based construction company. Arising for the previous work experience and expertise of the founders, the Company developed a core business in the field of major roads while retaining a presence and ability in associated sectors such as township developments.
Historically, Haw & Inglis have operated mainly within the geographic areas associated with the old Cape Province; in more recent times however projects have been successfully completed in Northern Kwa Zulu Natal and the southern Free State. Management philosophy recognizes that the construction industry is heavily dependent on people. With this in mind, management has mandated the HR and Training Departments with the task of ensuring that all employees are given equal opportunities in the fields of training, career guidance, mentoring and employee benefits.
During the first two decades, the company completed some 23 million square metres of surfacing, leaving behind 2,300 km of surfaced roads and numerous township developments.
During a 3 year period over 300 km of gravel roads were constructed in the Transkei region. Expertise and specialist knowledge gained on these projects has positioned Haw & Inglis as the dominant force in the major road construction sector in the southern regions of South Africa.
It is management’s intention to maintain this position and to expand thereon by means of structured organic growth, a goal which is achievable only through dedication to quality and thorough care, educations and upliftment of all employees.