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Escongweni BPH Engineers, a multi-disciplinary engineering practice established following a merger in October 2017, strives to offer engineering service excellence founded on a wealth of diverse skill, knowledge and experience.

Our strategic decision to combine the strengths of Escongweni Engineers (Pty) Ltd and BPH Engineers (Pty) Ltd has capitalised on Escongweni Engineers’ strong focus on road, civil and structural infrastructure projects with extensive commitment to state projects, and BPH Engineers’ specialisation in major structures – buildings and bridges – for a largely private clientele. Our Directors, who collectively boast 180 years of experience in the civil and structural engineering profession, are a rock-solid asset to the company.

Our company has a unique footprint in the engineering sector – as a part women-owned, Level 2 B-BBEE (over 85% black ownership) service provider – with skills to execute any project of any size. We are a proudly South African, non-racial, gender equitable ‘one-stop-shop’ for supplying engineering infrastructure needs.

Escongweni BPH Engineers offer a full range of Civil Engineering Services in:

  • Project Management
  • Transportation and Urban Development
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Residential housing (individual houses as well as housing developments)
  • Industrial and commercial buildings
  • Bridges and civil structures
  • Civil works
  • Expanded Public Works Programmes (EPWP) implementation

Professional conduct and unwavering commitment to
hard work are Escongweni BPH’s hallmarks.

Support derived from strategic partners in the consulting space, where we recognise the importance of nurturing relationships with established _rms and new participants in the industry, is key to enhancing our growth and sustainability.

Our active mentoring of employees to ensure skills transfer and retention in the industry, as well as personal and professional development across all skill levels and age groups within our people-centric organisation, ongoing commitment by Escongweni BPH to address the engineering sector’s skills shortage.


To be a world-class provider of high-value engineering and management services in the built environment


Delivering innovative, client-centric engineering and management solutions to built-environment clients in Southern Africa.


Respect for others  |  Professionalism | Ethical conduct | Strong and distinctive ethos | Team orientated.


Executive Board

Escongweni BPH’s diverse leadership is representative of our country’s demographics, in line with the company’s goal of realizing its brand profile as a forward-thinking, gender equitable South African company.




Dexter Madlala has been involved as a project leader in many of infrastructure projects and has sound experience in selecting staff with appropriate technical skills and experience to deliver a successful project outcome, to budget and on time. He has an excess of 16 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering industry. Dexter obtained his B-Tech Degree in Civil Engineering in 2006, and is registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineering Technologist.



Mark has 24 years’ postgraduate experience in the design, documentation, site supervision and construction management of civil and structural engineering projects. His civil-work experience includes the geometric design of minor and major roads, storm-water drainage, sewer pipelines and water reticulation, while his structural work experience includes office and residential buildings, industrial structures, water-retaining structures and bridges. Mark has experience in the design of green buildings and has professional affiliations with the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA).



Njabulo obtained his MBL degree at University of South Africa in 2016; he holds a B-Tech degree (Transportation) obtained from the Durban University of Technology in 2010. Njabulo has been involved with an extensive range of projects including: geometric design of urban and rural roads and highways; pavement design and material investigation; hydrology (stormwater); road markings and traffic signage design; tender documentation and procurement; contract documentation and administration; community and client liaison; pavement management systems and road safety audits. He has also led township infrastructure planning projects including the design and supervision of stormwater, earthworks, sewer and water infrastructure.



Sindi has 11 years post article experience endorsed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She obtained her qualification as a Professional Accountant (SA) (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) in 2017, She holds Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences from UNISA,  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Zululand and completed a Programme in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Management from UNISA. 

Sindi has worked as a Financial Accountant in a construction company after completing articles, with the main focus on Accounting and Tax compliance. She later joined the Civil Engineering Industry where she now holds the Finance Manager Role. Amongst her duties, her strength includes managing financial planning, cash flow forecasting and financial reporting in advisory capacity for financial decision. 



With Pieter Boorsma and Gons Poonan each having up to around forty years of experience in the engineering industry, they offer exceptional skill and expertise, particularly in bridges and building designs.

Pieter Boorsma is well known in the industry as an expert in the design of long multi-span bridges constructed by means of incremental launching techniques and thus has advanced experience in temporary-works requirements and associated bridge construction techniques. Over the years he has published papers and received numerous awards for technical excellence. Pieter was awarded an MSc degree by Durban Natal University in 1978, specialising in structural engineering, and registered as a Professional Engineer in the same year. He has specialised in the planning, design and construction of bridges and structures.

Gons Poonan obtained his BSc (Civil Engineering) at the University of Westville in 1977 and registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineer in 1982. Gons has 33 years of post-graduate experience, most of which has been in the design of building and bridge structures. He has extensive experience in structural engineering and maintenance, site supervision, project management and business administration, including contract documentation. He is a registered, professional Construction Project Manager and has memberships with SAICE (Fellow), Associate of Institute of Structural Engineers, Chartered Engineer and SABTACO.