Enza Construction, with a proven track record in the building industry dating back almost 20 years and known for delivering world-class infrastructure projects, is nearing completion of the R3 billion Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu.
“Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital currently in development in South Africa and once completed will also be amongst the largest public healthcare facilities in the country,” said Clinton Crowie, Executive Director of Enza Construction.
The hospital, named in honour of Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme who was one of the first black lawyers in South Africa and a founding member of the African National Congress (ANC), is scheduled to open its doors by December 2019.
The development of the 500-bed regional hospital forms part of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Hospital Revitalisation Programme, a project that is instrumental to a broader national programme aimed at providing much needed health facilities throughout South Africa, and will provide 1.5 million people living in KwaMashu, Inanda, Ntuzuma and surrounding communities in the northern Durban catchment area with a full spectrum of up-to-date, world-class medical services.
Located near Bridge City Mall, a new mixed-use precinct that serves as a business, commercial and transportation hub for the eThekwini Municipality, the hospital will alleviate pressure on the over-burdened Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Addington Hospitals, thereby enabling them to revert back to providing district hospital services, and enhance their own delivery of medical and ancillary services.
“We are extremely proud to have been involved in the development and construction of the hospital, particularly since it is a facility that it will also create much-needed new employment opportunities in the area,” said Crowie.
Since construction began on the 65,000m² Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in January 2015, Enza Construction has employed no less than 1,800 people to work on the project, including over 1,100 residents from the local community, including women, youth and representation from people living with disabilities.
Construction of the hospital included 42,000 m² of concrete; 136 000m² formwork, including post-tension, coffer and flat slabs; 5,300 tons reinforcement; and 35,000m² of vinyl laid on 2mm self-levelling screed, and among the many innovative features of the new state-of-the-art facility is a special rain harvesting system aimed at reducing the use of valuable drinking water for ablution and irrigation requirements.
Enza Construction is a 99% black-owned firm with a management team boasting over 100 years of collective experience in the building and construction industry. As a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor with a Level 9 GB CIDB grading Enza Construction is a true South African success story.