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Anton Botha to head up new GVK-Siya Zama Civils unit

GVK-Siya Zama has announced the addition of a Civils unit to its operational offering through which the company aims to fill the void left by companies in the industry that have had to close their doors.
Anton Botha to spearhead GVK-Siya Zama's new Civils unit
Anton Botha to spearhead GVK-Siya Zama's new Civils unit
A time of crisis and uncertainty often presents entrepreneurs with good opportunities to grow their businesses, says Dumisani Madi, chairman of GVK-Siya Zama: “Adding the Civils component to our services will expand our reach in the market and increase our chance of procuring construction work through exposure to different clients.”

Extensive civils experience

Based in Gauteng, the unit will be spearheaded by 35-year industry veteran Anton Botha who has extensive civils experience at senior board level. Notable projects that Botha completed during his tenure include water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs, windshields for power station chimneys, container terminals, wind farms, underground mining infrastructure, mine materials handling services, process plants, the Gautrain Station at Sandton, winder and shaft structures for new mines tunnel construction, production plants, and silos.

When considering the addition of the Civils unit to the company, Botha believes that it is vital that businesses adapt in order to grow and he believes that this is the right time for GVK-Siya Zama to add civils construction to its portfolio: “There is a huge demand for civil work at local or provincial levels, and in industry and mining - which is currently experiencing massive growth.”

Furthermore, the provision of roads, water and sewer infrastructure are key to creating a better environment for South Africans, he continues: “The need for infrastructure is vital for the growth of South Africa and this is acknowledged in the government’s planned R340bn infrastructure development plan.”

This is an exciting venture for the group, says Madi. “We believe that tough and trying times create excellent opportunities for those who are keen to find them and seize them. While expansion and investment may feel counter-intuitive during a global pandemic, we believe that it's the best time to seize the moment,” he concludes.

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