The New Faces of MSI

2023 marks MBB Services International’s (MSI) 50th anniversary, a half-century of service and making a difference in the communities in which we are based. What better way to celebrate this legacy than by welcoming the new additions within the MSI group of Companies that we trust will add their own flair to the units they have joined and be inspired to build on this legacy into the future.  We introduce the new faces of MSI to you.

Christiaan Luus

Christiaan Luus joined MBB in October 2022 as a Civil Engineer. He grew up in the Lowveld and previously undertook experiential training work for MBB during his studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Christiaan met his wife, Nadia, in Lephalale where he was employed by Stefanutti Stocks. He has a passion for hiking, camping, and trail running and MBB extends a warm welcome to Christiaan and wishes him every success in his new role.

Michael Appolus

Born and bred in Cape Town, Michael pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town. During this time, his fascination with water and engineering grew, leading him to pursue postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University, specialising in river engineering and the design of hydraulic structures. While completing his postgraduate studies, Michael assisted the engineering services staff of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDOA) with various engineering projects and joined the WCDOA on a full-time basis on the completion of his postgraduate studies.  He was appointed as a full-time assistant resident engineer at the Holsloot Diversion Works (R78 million) construction project. In this role, Michael was supporting Stellenbosch University in implementing the project while gaining the practical experience required for his training for ECSA registration as a Professional Engineer.   In early 2023, Michael moved to the private sector joining a Western Cape-based consulting firm specialising in dam engineering. A tragedy in the company led to him resigning and relocating to Pietermaritzburg to join the MBB team in May 2023.

Naadira Nadasen

Naadira Nadasen, a qualified Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP), was welcomed to the team at ACER (Africa) Environmental Consultants (ACER) in November 2022. Naadira obtained a Master’s degree in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has since been working in the environmental sector conducting work in varied sectors. She has experience in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s), Basic Assessments (BA’s), Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs), Public Participation Processes (PPP) and Water and Waste Licence Applications. Naadira is also registered with the Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa (EAPASA) where she managed close to 300 environmental projects, making her well-versed in most environmental legislation and processes. In addition to her academic background, Naadira has worked in the industrial field for more than two years where she focused on enhancing the competitiveness between firms and facilitating programmes within the automotive, clothing, and chemical industries as an industrial development consultant. ACER Africa warmly welcomes Naadira and looks forward to partnering with her in her personal and professional journey.

Alexander Msipa

Alexander Msipa, a Social Consultant who specialises in Social Impact Assessments (SIA) and Risk Assessments, is also welcomed by ACER, where he holds the position of Social Consultant, since joining in 2023. Alexander possesses research experience in diverse projects such as mining, renewable energy, and land management. His expertise lies in SIA, resettlement processes, public participation, community, and stakeholder engagement, as well as report writing. He earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pretoria in 2021, focusing on the influence of land degradation on the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and Landcare workers in the Free State, South Africa, which informed the Southern Africa Land Degradation Monitor (SALDi). Originally from Zimbabwe, Alexander is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys both working out and promoting physical activity. With over 7 years of personal training experience, he thrives in guiding others toward their fitness and health goals.  Aside from being a Social Consultant at ACER, Alexander also loves being an ad hoc copywriter and video content creator, crafting articles, content, and blogs for various industries and is eager to embrace new experiences.

MSI warmly welcomes Christiaan, Michael, Naadira, and Alexander and looks forward to partnering with them in their personal and professional journeys.