Newground Projects History

Newground Projects was established in August 2006 with its original aim to provide advisory services with respect to Civil and Bio-systems Engineering, Project Management and Health & Safety.  Louis Fourie believed and hoped that everyone (clients and employees) associated with this firm will expand their territories and therefore chose the name “Newground”.  He felt that this name best reflected his dream.  Soon the firm expanded and attracted challenging projects.  Louis appointed young, energetic staff to assist him with the workload.  Interestingly the type of work that the firm attracted seemed true to its name.  Breaking into this new ground required a strong culture of learning, empowerment and development.  Soon the talented employees expanded their skills base and was able to take on more advanced projects. 

In an attempt to serve our market better the company was restructured in 2010 when Prascilla Valentyn (previously only an employee) was made a 30% shareholder.  This has enhanced our black and female ownership and management profile.  In August 2017 Newground restructured and welcomed a new member Derrick Nakile (previously only an employee) who was made a 11% shareholder.  Prascilla increased her shares to 40% and Louis 49%.  Prascilla resigned as a member in 2019 and Craig Sam joined the team. Newground is still 51% black owned, Louis holding 49%, Craig Sam 20% and Derrick increased his shares to 31%.  Newground currently holds a Level 2 BBBEE accreditation.

Newground Projects is already known as a reliable firm that brings value to the table, and has made progress towards creating wealth for all that are associated with Newground.

Newground Projects Members

Louis Fourie

Louis Fourie

Civil & Agricultural Engineer, Managing Member (Engineering)
082 576 6828

Derrick Nakile

Derrick Nakile

Member, Manager: OHS Department, Civil Technologist (Health & Safety)
073 086 2445

Craig Sam

Craig Sam

City & Regional Planner, Member (Engineering)
079 326 7147

Izak du Plessis

Izak du Plessis

Civil, Structural & Coastal Engineer, Technical Director (Engineering)
082 663 9699

Rose Rorke

Rose Rorke

Administrative Executive (Engineering)
078 483 0702

Sibusiso Ndema

Sibusiso Ndema

Business Development Executive (Engineering)
078 001 3101

Tremayne de Jager

Tremayne de Jager

Civil Engineer (Engineering)
082 612 4440

Gerhard Teseling

Gerhard Teseling

Civil Engineer (Engineering)
071 895 9915

Siphamandla Siyavuma

Siphamandla Siyavuma

Civil Engineering Technician (Engineering)
073 467 7032

Sihle Mashologu

Sihle Mashologu

Civil Engineering Technician (Engineering)
0437225864

Wesley Jevon

Wesley Jevon

Civil Engineer (Engineering)
061 383 8634

Jacqui West

Jacqui West

Draughtsman (Engineering)
082 668 7458

Dalene Atterbury

Dalene Atterbury

Health & Safety Agent (Health & Safety)
076 279 4323

Sithembiso Mgijima

Sithembiso Mgijima

Health & Safety Auditor (Health & Safety)
072 211 6951

Heinrich du Plessis

Heinrich du Plessis

Health & Safety Auditor (Health & Safety)
083 570 4373

Sikhumbuzo Sekhosana

Sikhumbuzo Sekhosana

Health & Safety Auditor (Health & Safety)
073 630 8753