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MSW Consulting

Don Hodgkinson

Managing Director

Don had more than 20 years experience with Umgeni Water, a leading water utility in South Africa, the last 5 years as Engineering Manager where he was responsible for the implementation of the Umgeni Water CAPEX budget which peaked at an amount of R400m /annum. He has experience in a wide field including the design and operation of:
Water treatment facilities (250 Ml/d Midmar Waterworks; 205 Ml/d Nsezi Waterworks upgrade)
Sludge dewatering systems (Decanter centrifuges, tubular filter press and CRSDS)
Design of large diameter (1600DN) high pressure (40 bar) pipelines including diversion of siphons.
Infrastructure assessment and water loss analyses in South Africa, Nigeria and Mozambique.
Infrastructure rehabilitation including concrete pipelines ~ 2900DN and pre-stressed concrete pipelines ~ 1900DN.

Dennis Mbona


Dennis is a respected Project management and ISD consultant who ran a successful consultancy practice before joining forces with MSW Consulting to provide a unique ISD/Engineering service to the community. Mr Mbona has a Bachelors degree in Social Science and his portfolio includes Managing the Social Facilitation and Marketing functions.

Frans Klopper


Frans was employed by the Natal Provincial Administration, as trainee civil technician from 1979 and eventually terminated his employment in 1997 as Regional Engineer for Edendale near Pietermaritzburg. During this period he was responsible for all municipal services, including roads, stormwater & sewer. He then started a civil consultancy practice which he operated successfully, before becoming a founder member of MSW Consulting.

Craig Mitchell


Craig graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Technology from D.I.T. in 2004. He was employed previously at KV3 Engineers where he obtained invaluable experience in a variety of Civil Engineering projects. In 2008 Craig joined Mbona Saunders and Wium, where he has designed and managed various water projects specializing in hydraulic modeling and transient analysis.

Geoff Mitchell


Geoff is a civil engineering technician (Natal Technicon, Durban campus). Before joining MSW in 2007 he held the following posts;Technician at the Natal Roads Department (1975-1981), Promoted to Chief Technician of the Drakensberg Administrative Board (1981-1987) and then at the Natal Provincial Administration (1987-1993), Control Technician at the Development service Board (1993-2007). Geoff has a firm grasp of the Zulu Language which aids him greatly in his position of Site Engineer.

Sandra Govender


Sandra is our financial and administrative manager. Sandra has been involved in the Civil Engineering industry for 19 years, is well versed in the industries practices, in Pastel systems and tax management. Sandra is also managing the companies Quality Management system, for ISO 9001:2015 compliance.

Claude Semple


Claude is a professional engineering technologist (Cum Laude) who completed 6 years with BVI Consulting, 6 years with ILISO Consulting Engineers, and a further 2.5 years as a freelance consultant managing a variety of civil contracts. In 2010 he joined Mbona Saunders and Wium, where he has project managed numerous Civil engineering projects.

Pierre Vivier


Pierre obtained his Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2012. He was employed by SMEC in 2013 and started his career with the structural department where he designed various structures with an emphasis on bridge design. Pierre continued with post graduate studies and obtained his Honours in Structural Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2015. In 2016 he joined MSW Consulting where he continued to gain experience in structures, with an emphasis on water retaining structures, and carried out structural investigations and consultation for an assortment of concrete and steel structures and elements. Pierre obtained his Professional Registration with ECSA as a Pr.Eng in 2018 and became a Director of MSW Consulting in 2019.

Lwazi Jeke


Lwazi started with his in-service training at MSW Consulting in July 2011 where he got involved in construction supervision of bulk water and water reticulation projects. In 2013 Lwazi was given the position of engineer’s representative on a construction project for 4km of gravity mains with 3 reinforced concrete reservoirs where he showed great promise. In February 2014 Lwazi was permanently employed by MSW. Lwazi has since been involved in numerous bulk water and water reticulation projects, gaining invaluable site and design experience, including project lead experience. Lwazi attained his professional registration as a Pr. Tech Eng. in May 2023.