MBB PMB goes solar!

For a business heavily reliant on computers for design, communication, and reporting, ensuring uninterrupted power is critical to combat load shedding and general outages caused by municipal faults. The reliability of the power supply is diminishing, and outages are becoming longer. For an Engineering Consultancy to remain viable, it cannot afford to be without power […]

National Women’s Day- 09 August 2023: Progress and Challenges

As South Africa commemorated National Women’s Day on 09 August 2023, it is crucial to shed light on the persisting challenges that women confront. While this day honours the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, which was a powerful stand against discriminatory apartheid laws, we mustn’t lose sight of the hurdles women […]

MBB “Leading the Way” in Irrigation Canal Rehabilitation

Numerous irrigation canal networks in the Lowveld, which were built in the 1950s and 1960s, have now reached the end of their lifespans. The deterioration of these canals poses severe water-loss challenges and MBB is spearheading the revitalisation of these crucial irrigation systems. The Sand River Canal Distribution System, located west of White River, Mpumalanga, […]

Lomati Hydroelectric Power Plant Flood Recovery

In early February 2023, the Lowveld, along with the majority of the summer rainfall regions in the country, suffered the heaviest flooding in many years. Some residents along the Crocodile River, upstream of Nelspruit, experienced the worst flooding in 38 years. The flood levels were not as severe as the flooding experienced in 2000 (12 […]

Graeme College’s ‘Dream Come True’ – Indoor Sport Centre

MBB Consulting Services was appointed as the local civil and structural engineer for the construction of an 850m² indoor sports centre for Graeme College, located in Makhanda / Grahamstown.  Construction of the facility commenced in April 2022 and was completed in February 2023, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 3rd March 2023 to coincide […]

“A Lukhanyiso (light) to Makhanda” with LIV

MBB Consulting Services have been appointed as the Civil and Structural Engineers for the LIV Lukhanyiso Makhanda Village, located northeast of Makhanda (Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape.  LIV (Lungisisa Indlela Village) is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Tich Smith who had the vision to create a haven for orphan children, to provide a […]

Packhouse Development in South Africa: Providing some security in a volatile Agro-Industry

-by J. Hanekom The last decade has seen tremendous growth and development in the packhouse and agro-processing sectors. Not only has the number of packing facilities increased, but the operations and composition of packing facilities have completely transformed, to meet the market and new external demands. Feroqs Consult, a member of the MBB Group of Companies, […]

Mark Zartmann: 30 Years of top-tier service

Mark Zartmann, CEO of MBB Consulting Services International (MSI) and Managing Director of MBB Consulting Services (PMB) celebrates an impressive milestone achievement encompassing 30 years of Services. Being brought up on an irrigation farm in Zimbabwe, Mark was not fond of watching plants grow and initially wanted to become an Astronomer or a Nuclear Physicist, […]

Newsflash: A new leadership team

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mark Zartmannn and Barend Marx have been elected as CEO and Chairman of MBB Services International respectively. Mark has served on the board for a number of years, most recently as Chairman and prior to that as a Managing Director of the Pietermaritzburg Unit. Mark replaces […]

Now is the time to act

The word global has been at the forefront of international media headlines for the past few years usually linked to the Covid-19 Pandemic and more recently the increasingly stretched supply chains of world trade. These events have highlighted how interconnected the world’s peoples and economies are and have proven how difficult, if not impossible, it is to […]