The Biggest Construction Companies in South Africa
Construction companies in South Africa play an important role in the country’s economy, and even across the continent. They help drive the nation’s success through their active engagement in developing the modern infrastructures that improve the quality of life and enable ordinary citizens and businesses to go about their tasks and duties more efficiently.
Here are the biggest construction companies in South Africa that helped shape the country’s economy:
Considered to be one of the most prominent construction industry players in the southern Africa region, Concor Construction states that it aims to provide its customers with world-class infrastructure solutions. This diversified company has competencies in different sectors of the construction industry, including infrastructure, property development, building, and mining.
Concor’s renowned construction projects include:
- Bloukrans Bridge at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape provinces of South Africa;
- Huguenot Tunnel near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa;
- Hugo’s River Viaduct in the Western Cape province of South Africa;
- Reservoir for the Ingula Power Station on the border between the Kwa-Zulu Natal and Free State provinces of South Africa;
- ABSA Towers in Johannesburg, Gauteng province of South Africa;
- Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng province of South Africa;
- Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, Gauteng province of South Africa;
- the Gautrain, in South Africa's Gauteng province and linking Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and Oliver Tambo International Airport; and
- Menlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria, Gauteng province of South Africa.
These projects could not have been realized without adequate manpower. Concor, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Construction, has given employment to over 3,000 people in South Africa. Most of these people reside in the local community near to the project site. The company provides training and support for its employees to develop their skills and achieve their unified objectives.
Established in 1981, Lubbe Construction is one of the leading construction companies in South Africa. During their first year in the industry, this 100% black-owned construction company started with home building and general renovation. Currently, they provide their clients with world-class construction services, including civil construction, building construction, and electrical works.
Lubbe Construction’s services include wastewater treatment works, road rehabilitation, commercial buildings, and building affordable homes. They also deal with school and hospital construction, helping to build a better society.
Motheo Construction Group
Motheo Construction Group prides itself on being an empowered South African construction company. The group offers several construction services, such as housing, building, property development, turnkey solutions, civils, water solutions and electrical.
Motheo also runs an academy which offers bespoke training solutions aimed at supporting public and private sector infrastructure projects through skills development initiatives focused on empowering local communities, small businesses and aspiring young people in the project's geographic location.
Although they have ventured into different fields of construction, the company is still committed to investing in social housing programmes.
As a predominantly black female-owned company, Motheo Construction Group is one of the most significant companies in the construction industry. The company's primary goal is to foster positive changes in South Africa and across the entire African continent. For this reason, they continue to build homes for families and give job opportunities to young South Africans as part of their 'Corporate Social Investment' (CSI) programme.
To date, Motheo Construction has built approximately 90,000 houses, employed 259 staff members, and won 27 awards.
Raubex has been active in South Africa's construction industry for over 45 years, and considers itself to be one of the top construction companies in South Africa for infrastructure development and construction material supply works.
The company consists of three divisions, specifically, the materials division, the road and earthworks division, and the infrastructure division.
The company's vision is to be Africa’s leader in road and civil engineering contracting, construction material supplying, and mining servicing. Aside from South Africa, they also operate in Namibia, Western Australia, Namibia, Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Raubex’s Road and Earthwork projects include:
- Norseman Passing Lanes in Australia
- Rosh Pinah to Oranjemund in Namibia
- Musina Ring in South Africa
- Swart Kei River to Queenstown Road in South Africa
- Coolgardie Esperance Highway Passing Lanes in Australia
- Rehabilitation of Trunk Road 23 Section 3 in Western Cape
Raubex’s Materials projects include:
- Pilansberg Platinum Mine in North of Pilansberg Game
- Gypsum Kiln in Potchefstroom
- Libanon in Westonaria
- Alpha Sand Quarry in Bronkhorstspruit
- Bridgetown Dolomite Mine in Moorreesburg
Raubex’s Infrastructure projects include:
- Preller Mall Development in Bloemfontein
- Douala Grand Mall in Douala, Cameroon
- Vasse Diversion Drain Upgrade in Vasse, Busselton, WA
- Riverside BNG Housing Units in Johannesburg
- Lufhereng Integrated Development – FLISP Housing in Gauteng
Stefanutti Stocks (Pty) Ltd
Stefanutti Stocks is considered to be one of the most reputable construction companies in South Africa. It employs over 7,000 people as of today, and is reputed for delivering exceptional construction projects to its clients. The different divisions of the Stefanutti Stocks company are:
• Bulk Earthworks and Geotechnical
• Mechanical and Electrical
• Mining and Infrastructure
• Water, Sanitation, and Pipelines
Stefanutti Stocks operates in South Africa and across sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, and Swaziland. Because of the company’s size and capacity to offer a wide range of services, it received a Grade 9 rating from the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) in South Africa.
WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd
Wilson Bayly Holmes (WBHO) is a construction company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was established in 1970. WBHO states that their company's aim is to deliver top-notch construction projects from start to finish, regardless of their size. The company's project portfolio includes building construction, civil engineering and infrastructure, roads and earthworks, as well as the manufacture and supply of construction materials.
WBHO’s flagship projects in South Africa include:
- Sasol Fine Ash Dam 6
- Mall of Africa
- Alice Lane Precinct
- Kathu Solar Project
- Gauteng Freeway Improvement
- Moses Mabhida Stadium
- Berg River Dam
WBHO also operates in other African countries such as Ghana, Zambia, as well as in Australia and the United Kingdom. The company was listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) in 1994. The company also has a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status.
WK Construction describe themselves as one of the largest independent construction and engineering companies in southern Africa, with more than forty years experience and a proven record in quality project delivery.
The company provides a range of construction services, including pipeline construction, trenchless construction, township services, concrete structures, roads and earthworks, and crushing and screening.
The company is committed to applying principles sustainability on their projects to meet or exceed customer satisfaction. They do this through good governance in the corporate world and implementing best practices for people’s safety and health, while also considering the environmental impacts of their projects.
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