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INTERVIEW

Adding value in property, construction and mining Group Chairman Ndavhe Mareda traces the history of the diversified and 100% black-owned Makole Group and outlines plans for expansion. In what regions do you operate? The Makole Group primarily operates in the Gauteng region. It has property development projects throughout Gauteng and a coal mine east of Pretoria.

Ndavhe Mareda

How and when did the business start? The business started in 2004 as a construction company servicing the private residential home builder market. It grew into a construction company able to execute projects for thousands of units. The most recent addition is the mining component which consists of a colliery and a number of prospecting projects. What is your focus as a business? The focus of the Makole Group for the construction business is to become an established property development and infrastructure construction company. The focus for the mining business is to develop export opportunities for coal and conclude exploration projects for coal and other commodities and bring them into operation in the short-to-medium term. What services do you provide?

BIOGRAPHY Ndavhe Mareda is the founding member and chairman of Makole Group, the parent company of Makole Property Development, MDP Consulting and Black Royalty Minerals, owners of the Chilwavhusiku Colliery based in Bronkhorstspruit. His role is to grow the group by identifying and executing expansion and diversification strategies by developing and acquiring growth targets, managing investor and stakeholder relations and providing overall strategic leadership. GAUTENG BUSINESS 2018/19

Property development, infrastructure construction, construction consulting and mining. Please name and describe some of your operations in Gauteng. The Makole Group is a diversified South African 100% black-owned infrastructure, property development and mining group. The three operating units are: • Makole Property Developments: experience in infrastructure planning, designs, project management and community participation • MDP Consulting: specialist construction skills available include project managers, engineering professionals, town and regional planners, quantity surveyors and environmental specialists • Black Royalty Minerals: operates the Chilwavhusiku Colliery located at Bronkhorstspruit, and developing several prospecting rights. What are the strengths of the Makole Group? We have more than a decade of experience in the property development and infrastructure space. We are a 100% black-owned group who creates value adding products to the South African economy in the construction and mining industry. We are also the first 100% black-owned mining group in South Africa.

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Gauteng Business 2018-19  

The 2018-19 edition of the Gauteng Business and Investment Guide is the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province and t...

Gauteng Business 2018-19  

The 2018-19 edition of the Gauteng Business and Investment Guide is the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province and t...

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