Khato Civils, the Pride of Black Owned Construction Giants

Khato Civils headquarters at Midrand, Johannesburg
Khato Civils headquarters at Midrand, Johannesburg

Black Owned Civil Engineering giants, Khato Civils and South Zambezi are officially among the few black owned construction companies to achieve the maximum Construction Industry grading, Grade 9 rating, otherwise known as the CIDB grading in South Africa.

During their recently held  Annual General Meeting in Johannesburg,  the executive chairman of the  two  civil works and engineering companies  Simbi Phiri proudly  announced  that  his companies  have been graded  level 9 in Civil Engineering, general building, mechanical engineering and electrical infrastructure.

To put  the Khato Civils and South Zambezi’s  impressive grading credentials into context , the latest CIDB report released in July says that  most  black owned contractors make grades 2-4. The CIDB report also observes that black ownership  is  lower in  mechanical, electrical and  specialist  engineering contractors and  significantly lower  in grade 9, at around  25-30%.

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