Building KwaZulu-Natal

The South African building industry is currently an active part of the economy. The expanded role of the construction sector in developing infrastructure is central to KwaZulu-Natal's prime objective of  stimulating economic growth. In addition, priority attention is being given to projects that have to be ready in time for the Fifa World Cup, to be held in South Africa during June and July of 2010 of which Durban is a host city.

The finalists in this sector namely; Group 5 KZN,  J.T. Ross and Liviero are currently engaged in a number of large scale construction projects around the Province 



Liviero, one of the country's leading privately-owned construction companies, is celebrating twenty five years of active construction in South Africa. Operating in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and more recently in the North West Province and Mpumalanga, Liviero successfully brings its expertise to bear in all aspects of construction work throughout South Africa


Liviero is one of the most comprehensive construction companies in southern Africa. Since its inception, G. Liviero & Son building division, anchored the Liviero Group for many years and established a reputation for reliability and technical excellence in all aspects of building.  Working in both the public and private sectors it has delivered successfully in the industrial, commercial and residential segments. The division is responsible for the construction of Office Blocks; Warehouses; Shopping Centres; Institutional Buildings; Apartment Blocks and Residential Complexes; Design and Build; Alterations and Additions.


A recent Durban building completed by Liviero is the impressive  Standard Bank Regional Head office in Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue. Liviero is currently building the Fairmount hotel and Garden suits at Zimbali which will be the country's first six star hotel


J.T. Ross is a long established Construction and Property Solutions company with a strong track record of business success in KZN


The business Head Office is located at the Old Lion Match Factory in Umgeni Road, Durban and, together with regional offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the company is well poised to provide a full range of construction and property services to clients across South Africa.

The JT Ross pedigree is firmly founded on providing quality workmanship, business integrity and client reliability. Having a strong focus on people relationships, the company prides itself on many long-standing partnerships with both staff and key business partners.



Group Five KwaZulu-Natal is the only regional company within Group Five Limited and employs approximately 1 300 people with annual revenue in 2008 of about R600 million. The company is currently a leading partner in several large joint venture contracts. These include the R6,8 billion King Shaka International Airport, the R2,0 billion Moses Mabhida Durban Soccer Stadium, and the R500 million Pearls of Umhlanga contract.

Group Five is committed to social transformation and economic upliftment for all and is involved  in several projects.

These include:

  • In a joint initiative with eThekweni Health and I Care, Group Five trained in bricklaying and shuttering, 23 homeless people who were rehabilitated with I Care. All 23 of these men were employed with Group Five.
  •  Whizz Kids, a school caring for disabled children in Pinetown was provided with gross motor play equipment.
  • Victims of Xenophobia were assisted with temporary relief in the form of blankets and mattresses during the 2008 Xenophobic attacks
  • KZN South Coast flood victims (June 2008) were assisted with a donation made to the Red Cross Foundation to assist with food and other relief needed.
  • Group Five participates in and supports many educational programmes too, such as the National Maths and Science Project competition, the SAICE Bridge Building Competition, and more recently, we have embarked on a project assisting George Campbell High School with an additional practical engineering facility.

Group Five KwaZulu-Natal will undoubtedly continue to play a crucial part in the region's infrastructural development and economic growth.

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