We have built our success on our expertise, wide range of competencies and strong work ethic. Founded by Graham Jones in 1982, Amandla Construction has firmly established a reputation for professional, reliable and personal service over the past three decades. In 2007, rapid growth spurred our transformation into an Empowerment Company.
We support the intention and spirit of transformation and are proud of our empowerment credentials. Amandla Construction is a Level One contributor on the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment scorecard.
Accreditations and Registrations
Amandla Construction is registered with the Construction Industry Development Board with a grading designation of 8CE PE & 8SB PE
We are registered with the following authorities and organisations
Health & Safety
Safety is an integral part of all our operations. Regular risk assessments, safety inspections and staff training are carried out. We also undergo external audits to actively promote a work environment that is safe for all our team members including our clients, contractors and visitors who might be affected by our actions.
Our highly experienced management team is supported by a skilled and motivated workforce. We actively promote a collaborative environment in which teamwork and career advancement are encouraged.
Graham founded GCF Construction in 1982 and has been chief executive officer since its inception. Prior to this, Graham served as an engineer with Murray & Roberts for a period of four years after he completed his studies in 1979. He was instrumental in steering the company to one of transformation and empowerment with the start-up of AmandlaGCF Construction during 2007. Graham has over 45 years’ experience in the road building and resurfacing industry.
Wendell joined GCF Construction as a student technician in 1988. He was appointed as a contracts manager and business partner with the inception of AmandlaGCF Construction in 2007. Wendell has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and is highly skilled in the management of people, resources and projects.
Andrew started his career with GCF construction in 1990 in the position of site agent. In 2001, he made the move to London where he worked on the construction of the Canary Wharf precinct with O’Keefe Construction. Over the next four years, Andrew served as the senior site engineer and gained experience in earthworks, piling, ground beams, sub and super structures. Andrew joined AmandlaGCF Construction in 2007 as contracts manager and business partner.
Delmaine joined GCF Construction as a student technician in 1995. He was appointed Plant Manager and business partner in 2004. Delmaine manages our fleet of earthmoving equipment and maintenance workshop. He is responsible for plant acquisitions, plant and machinery management, maintenance and fleet logistics. Delmaine has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry.
In the Community
Giving back to the community where we live and work is a cornerstone of our corporate culture.
Helderberg Hospice Memorial Garden
In collaboration with Tyris Construction, Amandla transformed an un-utilised piece of land into a productive and inviting urban space for the people of the Helderberg community. The Remembrance Garden was officially opened on Mandela Day 2016.
Attie van Wyk School
In 2016, Amandla was proud to give something back to one of the communities in which we were working, when we had the opportunity to enrich the school’s facilities by constructing an asphalt recreational surface. We believe that sport is important for the well-being of today’s learners – tomorrow’s leaders.
Hout Bay Skate Park
While contributing our skills and resources to the Skate Park is an example of our commitment to Socio Economic Development, it serves a far greater purpose of improving the lives of local children and teens. There are numerous benefits to outdoor play by allowing them to develop important social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills. We believe that the youth have the power to change the future. To see more about the work, please visit www.indigoskatecamp.co.za