Khewija Engineering and Construction (Pty) Ltd has a legacy of more than 24 years in South Africa, through KBR South Africa. Khewija is a Black owned, and controlled company with a Level 2 Value Adding Contributor to B-BBEE status. Our main business focus are: Technology development, Studies, Conceptual Designs, Front-End Engineering Designs, Detailed Design, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPC & EPCM), Start-up support, maintenance and operations. Health, safety and environment (HSE) are key components of the Khewija culture and lifestyle. We acknowledge that a safe environment and a happy workforce helps to increase productivity and ultimately business success.

Themba Mabuza

Themba Mabuza
Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: B Sc. Chemical Engineering - University of Witwatersrand
Nationality: South African
Skills, expertise and experience
Themba has been Managing Director of the company since joining in 2008. He has more than twenty four (24) years’ experience in the Engineering & Construction Industry.  He was appointed into the CEO position in December 2015 after the successful conclusion of the Management Buy Out of the company.

Prior to joining the company, he worked for Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Ltd (FWSA) from 1997 to 2007. He held various Engineering and Project Management roles.  He was appointed to the Board of FWSA as Operations Director in January 2005; and then appointed as Managing Director in January 2006.  Themba started his engineering career with AECI Limited, and NCP a division of Sentrachem.

During the period of 2003 to December 2006, Themba had been Chairperson of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority, a parastatal organization established to ensure that the skills needs of the services sector in South Africa are identified and addressed.

Lavhelesani Dladla

Lavhelesani Dladla
Director, QHSE

Qualifications: B Sc. Hons (Microbiology) - University of Pretoria
B.Sc. - University of Venda
Total Quality Management – UNISA
SAMTRAC - NOSA
Project Management Certificate - University of North West
Skills Development
Nationality: South African
Skills, expertise and experience
Lavhelesani joined KBRSA in October 2012 as a Senior QA professional and in June 2013, she was appointed as an Acting QHSE Manager. In January 2015, she was appointed as Manager, QHSE. She has more than eight (8) years QHSE experience in Construction and Petrochemical industry.

Lavhelesani was appointed into the Director, QHSE position in December 2015 after the successful conclusion of the Management Buy Out of the company.

Prior to joining the company, Lavhelesani worked at Steffanuti Stocks Buildings Gauteng and Roshcon. Lavhelesani started her QHSE career with Roshcon Civil Infrastructure Development in 2007.

Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen
Director, Operations

Qualifications: B Sc. Electrical Engineering - University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Pr. Eng. Professional Engineer - Registered
Pr. CPM Professional Construction PM - Registered
Nationality: Danish
Skills, expertise and experience
Jesper has more than twenty four (24) years' experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry. Jesper joined the Company in 1999, since joining he has held various Engineering and Project Management roles and has held General Management and Projects Sponsor roles since 2006.

Jesper was appointed into the Director, Operations position in December 2015 after the successful conclusion of the Management Buy Out of the company.

Prior to joining the company, Jesper started his engineering career with AECI Limited and Titaco (A Bateman Company).

B-BBEE Profile

Khewija, through its KBR South Africa legacy, has been at the forefront of transformation within the Engineering and Construction environment in South Africa. The company improved its B-BBEE contributor status from Level 6 (2008) to Level 2 (2010), by implementing the appropriate changes, including 25% Black Ownership to achieve the BEE compliance targets during this period. The Level 2 value adding status was maintained from 2010 until 2015.

The Management Buy Out (MBO) of KBR South Africa (Pty) Ltd in December 2015, has resulted in the company (Khewija) being more than 75% Black Owned and over 10% Black Women Owned. Hence The MBO transaction more than satisfies the Ownership requirement of the 2013 B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. Khewija will maintain its leading role in championing transformation in the Engineering & Construction environment in South Africa.

The CEO of Khewija Themba Mabuza has over 24 years of experience in the Engineering & Construction sector. He has been at the forefront of leading the transformation to achieve skills transfer and the development of professionals within the sector. Khewija is a Level 2 Value Adding Contributor to B-BBEE.

  • Fourways Office

    Unit 8, Fourways Office Park
    Cnr of Fourways Boulevard and Roos Street,
    Fourways
    Johannesburg
    Gauteng
    2191
    South Africa
    Telephone: +27 (0)11 361 0300
    Fax: +27 (0)11 465 2434
    Email: info@kwjec.com
    Website: www.khewija.com
  • Secunda Address

    Block D11, Kiewiet Office Park
    Secunda
    Mpumalanga
    2302
    South Africa
    Telephone: +27 (0)11 361 0440
    Fax: +27 (0)17 610 7204
    Email: info@kwjec.com
    Website: www.khewija.com
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