Malani Padayachee

MPA Consulting Engineers was established on 1 July 1997 and it was the first organisation with a majority women equity ownership to be registered with the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) in 1998. Providing consulting civil and structural engineering services to both public and private sector clients, the company has the expertise and knowledge to run with projects from feasibility all the way through to implementation. MPA Consulting Engineers believes that it is adequately placed to function as role models to other females who want to enter the engineering sector. “We have already been instrumental in developing two other females within the sector who currently run very successful businesses,” Malani continues. Engineering is a scarce profession in South Africa yet engineers are crucial in ensuring a country’s development. Malani Padayachee & Associates has recently together with another female owned company the acquisition of 100% equity of Mott MacDonald Africa (Pty) Ltd, the South African engineering entity of Mott MacDonald. Malani is also a mother of three. .so how does she juggle everything and being a present mother? Let’s find out and talk to her…