Company History

Chavani (Pty) Ltd was established in 2003 after Chavani Construction cc and Mr. Frikkie du Plessis decided to combine their strengths in order to form a new construction company, Chavani (Pty) Ltd. With more than 26 years of experience in the construction industry and with an experienced management team in place, Chavani is now ready to meet the modern requirements of the South African Construction Industry.


Chavani (Pty) Ltd is registered with the South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)


Chavani (Pty) Ltd started its operations in Harrismith in 2003, doing Low Cost Housing. This operation was shortly afterwards extended to Road Rehabilitation work in Hoedspruit and Road Works for the N3 Toll Concessioner.


In 2004 Chavani did the first of two Turnkey Projects for the Johannesburg Roads Agency. These projects involved Design and Construct work for the upgrading of gravel roads to asphalt roads in Pimville and Naledi, Soweto. Operations also continued in the Free State Province with many Low Cost Housing projects been completed successfully.


In 2005 Chavani (Pty) Ltd was appointed to do the Hartenbos Landgoed Development in Hartenbos. This project involved the construction of 184 No. luxury double storey homes.


The Infrastructure and Golf Course Development at The Hills in Pretoria followed this in 2006. This project involved the construction of roads and bridges, water and sewer reticulation, the sewer works and the construction of the Golf Course and dam under the supervision of Greg Norman Golf Course Design.


In 2008 Chavani (Pty) Ltd was appointed as a Joint Venture partner with Basil Read for the GFIP upgrade through Pretoria and Centurion. These projects involved the major upgrade of roads and bridges on the National Route N1. Chavani (Pty) Ltd was responsible for the Project Management of the work through Pretoria. The value of this project was R1,8bn.


Since the completion of this major milestone project Chavani (Pty) Ltd has been responsible for road rehabilitation and reseal projects in Hazyview on the R40 and at eMalahleni on the N12 for SANRAL.


Chavani (Pty) Ltd has also successfully completed the Mafefe and Mathlatjane Asbestos Mine Rehabilitation projects for the DMR Mintek in 2013 and 2014.


Chavani (Pty) Ltd has recently completed the Reconfiguration and Upgrade of Aircraft Stands D1 to D13 at Oliver Tambo International Airport. Chavani (Pty) Ltd is also still involved in the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project in Steelpoort. This R1,2bn project was awarded to Basil Read and Chavani (Pty) Ltd is providing resources to the project. Chavani has also just completed the building of two luxury, double storey homes on stand 21 in The Hills Eco Estate, East of Pretoria.


Other recent works comprise the Repair and Reseal of National Road R53 between Potchefstroom and Parys and the Repair and Reseal of National Road R503 between Hartbeesfontein and Coligny for SANRAL, as well as the Rehabilitation of Road P88 (R28) between Westonaria and Evaton for the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport.


Chavani (Pty) Ltd is registered with the South African Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and is registered as a Level 8 Civil Engineering (8CE PE) and a Level 6 General Building (6GB PE) Contractor. Chavani (Pty) Ltd is also expected to complete its ISO 9001 certification process soon.