GIBB is uniquely geared to work in Africa. We deeply understand the infrastructure challenges on our continent and are structured to deliver on these needs with local teams and local knowledge. This ensures we have the right people, proven and localised expertise and home-grown excellence to deliver. We understand Africa, because we are from Africa. We are committed to the powerful future of our continent, which we believe is defined through engineering and related services. This is the future of Africa defined.


GIBB in Zambia

GIBB’s reputation as a hub of technological intelligence, along with its professional service and solid track record, has seen the firm become increasingly involved in landmark projects across Africa.

The depth and breadth of expertise ensures that GIBB is well positioned to provide a variety of engineering solutions to clients through service excellence.

GIBB In Africa

With infrastructure being the backbone of the continent’s economy, we find ourselves broadening our own scope, to offer turnkey solutions to our clients and ultimately taking Africa forward.


At GIBB, we nurture the skills, starting at our own offices by harnessing top talent and developing future leaders in engineering, and our work speaks for itself.

Zambezi Sun and Royal Livingston Hotels

Sun International

Civil Infrastructure to the Wastewater T...

Barrick Lumwana

Luapula Hydropower Cascade

Copperbelt Energy Corporation

Kabompo Gorge Hydropower Project

Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)

Why mega-projects fail

Channel Tunnel

While fingers have been pointed at examples of mega-projects with cost and schedule challenges such as Medupi and the multi-product pipeline, it not a new or uniquely South African phenomenon. Internationally many flagship project...

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South African women in rail and safety

Dr Urishanie Govender

GIBB, South Africa’s leading black-owned engineering consulting firm is commended for their gender equity in training and equal pay. Dr Urishanie Govender confirmed a ratio of 1:1 across 49 unique job categories for GIBB’s ...

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Updated IRP essential for local players to exploit opportunities in the gas sector


The South African engineering consulting industry has positioned itself to harness opportunities in the gas sector, but a clear gas master plan is required to convince investors and other stakeholders to put their weight behind th...

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GIBB opens doors for young civil engineer

Young Engineer

As one of South Africa’s leading consulting engineering firms, GIBB continues to pave the way for bright young minds across the country. As part of GIBB’s continuous development of its people and up and coming engineers, the f...

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Water restrictions here to stay

dripping tap

Water conservation experts say restrictions implemented in parts of the country are likely to remain in place for a while. The experts were speaking at a panel discussion hosted by washing powder brand 'Sunlight' in Sandton, wh...

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Reaching your full potential, leads to endless opportunities

Kate Murphy

As a Junior Civil Engineer at GIBB, Kate Murphy owes her successful career at a young age to her own perseverance and determination. She strives harder each day to make a positive impact on the lives of the people around her, thro...

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The need for women town planners

Women Townplanners

Women are fast becoming valuable resources in the engineering industry, however, there is a need for more women to pursue town planning as a career. Statistics provided by the South African Council for Professional Planners indica...

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Development of a Railway Safety Strategy to be presented in Paris

Dr Willem Sprong

While the number of railway related fatalities remaining fairly consistent at 450 since 2011, the cost of incidents and related measures has increased by R220 million from the last financial period, according to the Rail Safety Re...

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Women also help shape the engineering industry

Women in Engineering

Women in the engineering industry shared their views on the equality of men and women in the engineering industry at the Women in Engineering roundtable at engineering company GIBB’s head office in Woodmead. The event was to ...

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Local expert recognised for geotechnical contribution


"Tunnelling is evident in every part of people's lives from water supply and sewerage, road and rail transportation, power, and even underground cabling for communication and internet coverage," says Ron Tluczek, senior associate ...

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SA hydro plant reaches commercial operation

SA Hydro Plant

In South Africa, the Stortemelk Hydro Power Plant reached its commercial operation in July 2016. Having won preferred bidder status in round 2 of government's renewable energy programme, Renewable Energy Holdings (REH) has now ac...

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Prestigious building goes green

Green Building

The increasing demand on South Africa’s national grid has driven many businesses to invest in alternative energy efficient sources of power. One of South Africa’s leading consulting engineering firms, GIBB, has over the years ...

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Responsible practice could eliminate water-shedding

Jacques Laubscher

Water-shedding is a concept borrowed from the electricity sector due to the country’s dwindling water supply. However, according to Jacques Laubscher, senior associate integrated infrastructure and business development manager ...

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