Our Team



Chief Executive

Lansana Marah, Pr. Eng

Lansana Marah is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and the South African Black Technical Allied Careers Organization (SABTACO) specialising in the development of urban and rural infrastructure, housing development finance, and project management.

Lansana has a wealth of project management expertise and experience from his involvement in a wide variety and large number of projects covering infrastructure development, engineering and management support, research, training and community participation and project evaluation.

Executive Director

Phindiwe Sigodi

Phindi Sigodi is an Education, Training, Development and Social Research & Facilitation Specialist with extensive experience in the NGO, government and private sectors. She is involved in business and strategy development and strategic implementation of various projects SMMMS is involved in. She has extensive experience in project management, developing and implementing human resource development strategies for personnel in local government as well as appraising and selecting projects and budgeting.

Phindi holds a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Studies in Continuing Education. She has developed curriculum and materials for various learning interventions and facilitated various community programmes.


Senior Resources


Business Development Manager

Thandi Marah

Thandi Marah is the Business Development Manager of SMMMS and is based in Centurion Offi ces. She is responsible for all tender administration and business development with strategic partners. Thandi has wealth of knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management and Business Development. Her capabilities will assist SMMMS in growing the organisation to new heights.

Thandi is well-known and respected within the broader South African development sector. She has served on different Boards of the Community Based and Non-Governmental institutes promoting gender equity and equality, housing and development finance and business management.

Thandi holds a BA (Hons) Sociology (Specialized in Development & Industrial Sociology). Thandi has worked in the Energy Sector and have experience in leadership and management.

She is a Community Development; Supply Chain; Organisational Development; Monitoring & Evaluation; Leadership and Management Specialist. She has undertaken projects in Institutional Development and Support, including Capacity Building for corporate practitioners, communities including SMMEs.


Chief Operations

Francis Chinyowa, Pr. Eng

Design Head

Robert Ostrowski, Pr. Eng

Principal Engineer & Regional Manager

Themba Chris Tshabalala