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Profile of Mr. David Bheki Makwakwa - Executive Director: Infrastructure Services


Mr. David Bheki Makwakwa was born on a farm in Mpumalanga in South Africa. He is married to Phindile Makwakwa and they have been blessed with three sons and one daughter. He was awarded a full bursary/scholarships from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and SAFCEC (South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors) to study further.


Mr Bheki Makwakwa qualified with a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Durban-Westville in 1999. He has completed his course work towards an Engineering Masters Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Mr Makwakwa has over 15 years of work experience in the water sector. He has gained his experience from leading South African Consulting Engineering firms that mentored him in the fields of Engineering design, construction management and project management.


Mr Makwakwa has also derived his managerial and technical expertise from the years he spent in different divisions of the Department of Water Affairs. He had an opportunity of interacting with international experts in the area of integrated water and wastewater management held in Singapore. He has a special interest in the water resource management and development in order to benefit our previously disadvantaged communities in terms of accessing sustainable potable water supply.


Mr Makwakwa joined Harry Gwala District in 2007 and has been serving tirelessly as an Executive Director Infrastructure Services. He has been managing and planning small to large infrastructure programmes that seek to provide potable water, dignified sanitation, office buildings, access roads, integrated waste management and electricity planning and provision. He is also at the forefront of carrying out the mandate of Council for uplifting small local emerging contractors during implementation of projects.


Mr Makwakwa is currently championing high level strategic water resources development projects and is liaising with key stakeholders, communities, government departments (e.g. DWA, DRDLR, DoT etc.) and Waterboards (Umgeni Water, TCTA).


Executive Director:

Infrastructure Services

Mr. David Bheki Makwakwa