“We believe that we have a fundamental role to play in attracting more women into the sector, as well as giving women entrepreneurs the confidence to start their own business”

Not in my wildest dreams would I ever have imagined that a small-town farm girl would be able to achieve what I see around me today. 

What do I see? Starting out towards structuring the future and ensuring that, as professional engineers, we make an indelible mark on society,  I see an organisation that has risen from our young democracy - founded on integrity and common sense principles - constantly ensuring that engineers are appropriately equipped to undertake any challenge that they may be faced with in their careers. 

A reflection of our 20-years of existence is one of gratitude to all those, both past and present, that have been instrumental in taking us this far. We are constantly reminded of the four fledgling companies that have risen to become entrepreneurs themselves, thereby adding to the credo that “success breeds success”! 

However, it is not only who we are but, more importantly, what we do and how we do it that makes us extraordinary. The fact that we are instrumental in the delivery of services to our nation - touching the lives of all our people - is the inspiration that drives the “MPA Family”.

Being at the helm of the organisation has allowed me to apply an element of maternal instinct, as well as bridging the gap with hard-core engineering.  The composition of our organisation is diverse in nature, ranging in age, race and gender - testimony to a true “Rainbow Organisation”. I am saddened by the fact that I had expected policies to have changed more dramatically to encourage employers to actively participate in promoting gender diversity in the sector. However slowly, the wheel is turning in this area.

My dedicated team strives to be competitive at all levels and in all spheres. We are not deterred by our size. We successfully enter into joint ventures on larger projects and ensure meaningful contribution by our organisation, at the same time utilising these opportunities to leverage and create new areas of specialisation.

 We have also realised the importance and impact that meaningful and lasting employment-creation initiatives have on individuals, particularly women, and as such, have a specific division focusing in this area. We believe that we have a fundamental role to play in attracting more women into the sector, as well as giving women entrepreneurs the confidence to start their own business.

Our sector faces challenges. Through the years it is evident that it is not the robust, rigid entities that stand the test of time, but those that are nimble to manoeuvre in a mind-field to achieve their ultimate goals. 

I also believe that our competitiveness in a global context is under threat because of the limited or no opportunities with respect to research, development and innovation, which is sadly being ignored. 

I firmly believe that our universities should be moving towards research-based institutions that support private sector entities across the board, to assist in regaining our dominance in the African continent, if not the world. 

On a broader front, we have taken a courageous step forward in successfully participating on projects on the African continent, particularly in the SADC region. This bold approach to creating an organisation that is structured to stand the test of time is, in the end, what makes MPA an organisation like no other.

Our Commitment

As a company, MPA is committed to promoting the use of labour-intensive methods and thereby significantly increasing employment in comparison with conventional equipment intensive methods.

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