The South African building industry is currently
an active part of the economy. The expanded role of the construction sector in
developing infrastructure is central to KwaZulu-Natalís prime objective of stimulating economic growth. In addition,
priority attention is being given to projects that have to be ready in time for
the Fifa World Cup, to be held in South Africa
during June and July of 2010 of which Durban
is a host city.
The finalists in this sector namely; Group 5 KZN, J.T. Ross and Liviero are currently engaged
in a number of large scale construction projects around the Province
Liviero, one of
the countryís leading privately-owned construction companies, is celebrating
twenty five years of active construction in South Africa. Operating in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng,
Limpopo and more recently in the North WestProvince and Mpumalanga,
Liviero successfully brings its expertise to bear in all aspects of
construction work throughout South
Liviero is one of the most comprehensive construction
companies in southern Africa. Since its
inception, G. Liviero & Son building division, anchored the Liviero Group
for many years and established a reputation for reliability and technical
excellence in all aspects of building. Working
in both the public and private sectors it has delivered successfully in the
industrial, commercial and residential segments. The division is responsible
for the construction of Office Blocks; Warehouses; Shopping Centres;
Institutional Buildings; Apartment Blocks and Residential Complexes; Design and
Build; Alterations and Additions.
A recent Durban
building completed by Liviero is the impressiveStandard Bank Regional Head office in Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue. Liviero
is currently building the Fairmount hotel and Garden suits at Zimbali which
will be the countryís first six star hotel
J.T. Ross is a long established Construction and Property
Solutions company with a strong track record of business success in KZN
The business Head Office is located at the Old Lion Match
Factory in Umgeni Road,
Durban and, together with
regional offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the company is well poised to provide a full
range of construction and property services to clients across South Africa.
The JT Ross pedigree is firmly founded on providing quality
workmanship, business integrity and client reliability. Having a strong focus
on people relationships, the company prides itself on many long-standing
partnerships with both staff and key business partners.
Group Five KwaZulu-Natal is
the only regional company within Group Five Limited and employs approximately 1
300 people with annual revenue in 2008 of about R600 million. The company is
currently a leading partner in several large joint venture contracts. These
include the R6,8 billion KingShakaInternationalAirport, the R2,0 billion
Moses Mabhida Durban Soccer Stadium, and the R500 million Pearls of Umhlanga
Group Five is committed to
social transformation and economic upliftment for all and is involved in several projects.
In a joint initiative with eThekweni Health and
I Care, Group Five trained in bricklaying and shuttering, 23 homeless
people who were rehabilitated with I Care. All 23 of these men were employed
with Group Five.
Kids, a school caring for disabled children in Pinetown was provided with gross
motor play equipment.
Victims of Xenophobia were assisted with
temporary relief in the form of blankets and mattresses during the 2008
KZNSouthCoast flood victims (June 2008) were
assisted with a donation made to the Red Cross Foundation to assist with
food and other relief needed.
Group Five participates in and supports many
educational programmes too, such as the National Maths and Science Project
competition, the SAICE Bridge Building Competition, and more recently, we
have embarked on a project assisting GeorgeCampbellHigh School with an
additional practical engineering facility.
Group Five KwaZulu-Natal will
undoubtedly continue to play a crucial part in the regionís infrastructural
development and economic growth.