OWNER DIRECTOR: Dr Putuma Mbewana, MBCHB, BSc(Bot), CIMA

Putuma Mbewana the surviving spouse of the late Mr Lulamile Mbewana, is now the owner and Director of Iqhawe Consulting Engineers. She provides leadership for managers to enable them to understand the business objectives and values. She is responsible for directing the affairs of a company.

Putuma completed her BSc (Botany), from the University of the Western Cape in 1996 and went to complete MBCHB in Cuba in 2004. She has been registered as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner since 2004. She worked as a medical officer at Department of Health from 2005-2014. In 2014 she started working as a Medical practitioner at her private practice.


Steve Landolts has a wide range of experience. His key expertise ranges from municipal infrastructure mainly in water supply and related projects, has 10 years’ experience in contracting and more than 28 years in consulting.

Steve Landolts is the consultant at IQhawe consulting engineers, with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. As the mentor his responsibilities includes providing guidance, advising the Engineers and Technicians in areas where skills need to be improved. In particular developing the technical, managerial, administrative and commercial knowledge.

Steve is registered with the Department of Water and Sanitation (RSA) as an APP for Dam Safety. Registered as a Mentor with ECSA. Registered as a Construction Mentor with UOFS (RSA).

PR Techni: Thulani Nkwali, Pr Techni (Eng), NDip. Civil(Eng), BTech Urban (Eng), SAICE, WISA

Thulani obtained his National Diploma in Civil Engineering and BTech degree in Urban Engineering both at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2005 and 2010. He specialises in design, supervision and refurbishment of civil engineering township services which includes roads, pavements, storm water drainage, water reticulation, sewerage, structural work and reclamation. Thulani is the Professional Engineer with over 10 years’ experience.

OPERATIONS MANAGER: Akhona Neka, MBA *(Dissertation In progress ), ADM, HDE

As the Operations Manager of IQhawe Consulting Engineers, Akhona is involved in the day-to-day management of the company. She has project management, customer service, and academic and business administration skills. Akhona has also worked as an academic at tertiary level. Akhona is highly efficient, dependable and reliable provides administrative support that enables the team to meet the deadlines.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: Ntombekhaya (Ntosh) Magawa

Ntosh is responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the company. Her other responsibilities include data capturing and cashbook management.

DESIGN TECHNICIAN: Thapelo Mphatsoe, NDip(Eng)Civil

Thapelo obtained his NDip(Eng)Civil with a first class pass, collecting eight distinctions along the way.

His experience is in reinforced concrete structures, bulk earthworks, general civil engineering services and water engineering.

DESIGN TECHNICIAN: Sifiso Shabalala, NDip (Eng)Civil

Sifiso obtained his NDip. (Eng)Civil collecting thirteen distinctions along the way. He studied at the Walter Sisulu University.

He is pursuing his BTECH in Water Engineering His experience is in reinforced concrete structures as well as bulk earthworks.


Unathi Neka is currently employed by IQhawe Consulting Engineers as a CAD Operator. He is proficient in AutoCAD, Civil Designer, ArcGIS and Quantum GIS. Unathi’s responsibilities include design and draughting

DESIGN TECHNICIAN: Ayabulela Dondolo, NDip (Eng) Civil, BTECH Engineering (civil)

Ayabulela Is a qualified Civil Engineering Technician With five years’ experience in Engineering Consultancy. He obtained a National Diploma In Civil Engineering at Mangosuthu University Of Technology In 2009. He is in the process of completing his BTECH In Urban Engineering. Ayabulela is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a candidate Engineering Technician and also a member of The South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE). His key areas of experience include; technical design and documentation, contract administration and site supervision on Roads, Storm Water and Bulk Sewer and Sewer Reticulation.


  • Matatiele Ward 5 Water Supply
    Preparation of a Technical Report to DWA
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  • Matatiele Ward 7 Water Supply
    Preparation of a Technical Report to DWA
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  • Matatiele Regional Bulk Water Supply
    Detailed design of a 350mm diameter
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Key Personel

Putuma Mbewana
Putuma Mbewana the surviving spouse of the late Mr Lulamile Mbewana, is now the owner and Director of Iqhawe Consulting Engineers...