Our History


Malani Padayachee & Associates(Pty) Ltd, better known as MPA. was established on 1 July 1997 by Malani Padayachee-Saman, one of South Africa;s few professional female civil engineers. In 2018/2019, we celebrate 21 years of excellence as a black female owned civil and structural consulting engineering firm, commited to providing professional services to clients with a focus on maximising customer satisfaction. MPA believes in providing sustainable and excellent engineering solutions to enhance the lives of all South Africans.

MPA is proud of our ability to offer a diverse range of expertise. MPA’s track record in various areas areas of specialty enables us to offer a comprehensive service to clients. MPA strives to provide clients with superior solutions based on sound engineering principles.

As part of our ethos of helping to structure a better South Africa in the future, MPA is cognisant of the role that our customers play in creating a sustainable solution and ensuring that local communities are uplifted in the process – be it via skills transfer, job creation or preserving the environment.


Structuring the future using sound engineering principles by:

  • Applying best practice in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Ensuring that the needs of the client are at the forefront of all our endeavours;
  • Creating a work environment that sets the standard in staff productivity and innovation;
  • Partnering to ensure sustainable development and lower carbon footprints in all projects.