In January 2016 Renico Earthworks & Civils (Pty) Ltd was awarded a R14 million contract to undertake the partial demolition of the existing shopping centre and carry out bulk earthworks on the site designated to accommodate the new Mams Mall in Mamelodi, outside Pretoria.

A total area of 149 464 m2 has been cleared of all grass and roots and 165 000m³ of soil then excavated and moved in order to create the required platforms for the construction of the new parking and building platforms. Approximately 6 500 m3 of bricks, mortar and concrete generated from the demolished buildings is being crushed on site and converted into aggregate for use in the final layer works for the parking area. These bulk earthworks are expected to be completed by the end of September 2016.

Further to that, Renico Earthworks & Civils received an extension to the project and was awarded an additional contract to the value of R2 million to construct a 200m long stormwater culvert to run underneath the new Mall. This will be completed by mid-August 2016.

Renico Eartworks & Civils was also approached by the developer (NAD, National African Developments) to take over the R32 million worth of upgrades to the K54 and the extension of Solomon Mahlangu Drive as part of their bulk contribution towards the upgrading of the road services in Mamelodi. We took the bull by the horns and committed to have these upgrades and services completed by the end of September 2016. This will enable NAD to obtain the necessary certificates and commence with the construction of the 75 000m² Shopping Mall.

In undertaking this project, Renico Earthworks & Civils has made use of construction skills and machinery from young and upcoming local construction companies wherever possible, which in return has greatly benefited those in the Mamelodi community and offered job opportunities to many experiencing difficulty in finding employment.