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Royal HaskoningDHV appoints Managing Director for South Africa

Johannesburg, 1 March 2015.  International Consulting Engineering Company Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed Salani Sithole as Managing Director for its South African operations with effect from 1 March 2015.  Mr Sithole has been with the company for six years. With his wide spectrum of knowledge and experience, as well as his thorough understanding of the company Mr Sithole is well placed to further develop the South African operations

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Royal HaskoningDHV appoints Managing Director for South Africa

 

Johannesburg, 1 March 2015.  International Consulting Engineering Company Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed Salani Sithole as Managing Director for its South African operations with effect from 1 March 2015.  Mr Sithole has been with the company for six years. With his wide spectrum of knowledge and experience, as well as his thorough understanding of the company Mr Sithole is well placed to further develop the South African operations.

Prior to joining Royal HaskoningDHV Mr Sithole held various positions in a broad range of fields, including engineering consulting, municipal, power and rail engineering as well as business development.  He was a senior manager in PRASA, Transnet, Eskom and the City of Johannesburg.

Mr Sithole holds a number of other positions; he is vice-chairperson for Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC South Africa); Chairperson for the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Transport Liaison Committee and board member for the Private Civil Engineering Testing Laboratory (Civilab).

Mr Sithole joined Royal HaskoningDHV as the Group Manager: Marketing & Business Development. Since then he has occupied a number of strategic roles required by the business to achieve and realise its objectives including: Group Manager: Strategic Project Development and Director Business Unit: Rail and Logistics.

 “We are very happy that Salani has accepted this position. With his professional background and knowledge of the local business and its specific requirements, we feel he is the right person to further boost our South African operations,” says Erik Oostwegel, Chairman of the Executive Board. “At the same time he knows there is a wealth of in-depth knowledge and expertise available to him and his team through the global network of professionals in Royal HaskoningDHV.”
 
 “Ultimately the work we do is servicing end users – the people of South Africa and Africa,” says Mr Sithole. “The people of South Africa are at the heart of the proposed infrastructure development through the Government’s National Development Plan. We fully support this plan in order to grow the economy of the country, alleviate poverty and thereby uplift the people of our country.”
 
“As professionals in the built environment our services are based on our ability to translate our knowledge into added value for society. I look forward to continuing the further development of our South African business while embracing our promise of enhancing society.”

“Royal HaskoningDHV has contributed to the growth of this country and on our continent for 93 years. We are conscious that our contribution today should promote economic growth but also be done in such a way that people can access the benefits of infrastructure.”

Some examples are the Mohale Dam for the Lesotho Highlands Project and the Ingula Peaking Power Station still under construction which both provide water and energy. Projects that guarantee safer connectivity between communities are the Umgeni Viaduct in KwaZulu Natal, the Blackburn Pedestrian Bridge across the N3 Highway in eThekwini and the Ho Mofutho Bridge in Lesotho.  These projects have made a difference in the lives of local communities who would otherwise be excluded from the mainstream economy.

One of our most recent project appointments by the Department of Transport – S’Hamba Sonke - focuses on ensuring a well-maintained road network.

Another recent appointment of which we are extremely proud to be working on is an iconic one for Johannesburg – The Great Walk. This pedestrian- and- cycling- only Bridge will allow commuters from Alexandra to have safe passage to their work places in Sandton. Construction has started on this bridge – which is part of a larger project the City of Johannesburg has commissioned for improved public transport connectivity. It also promotes green mobility.

These kinds of projects are the ones we want to continue to deliver – ones that change the urban and economic landscape of South Africa and the continent for the better.