Officially formed in 2001, Umpheme Development is an independent 100% black owned company with roots deeply entrenched within the South African construction industry. Established to address the major housing demands faced in South Africa, the company quickly expanded throughout KwaZulu-Natal and have since inception, built over 40 000 houses. Now, our projects span the whole of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, focusing on the construction of low-cost housing and industrial and commercial infrastructure.
Umpheme has enjoyed considerable growth and has developed a reputation in its own right as a competent and responsible developer.
“We continuously strive to balance the requirements of a successful business with the best interests of the communities we serve.”
Govan Mbeki Awards
Govan Mbeki KZN Subsidy Builder of the Year 2009
Govan Mbeki KZN Best Informal Settlement Upgrade Project 2012
Govan Mbeki KZN 3rd Position in the Best Rural Project Category for KwaXimba Housing Project 2013
Govan Mbeki KZN Best Rural Project Category for Zidweni Housing Project 2014
Govan Mbeki KZN Best Rural Project Category for Mpembeni Phase 2 2016
Govan Mbeki KZN MEC’s Award for Best Implementing Agent 2016
Govan Mbeki Most Beautified, Clean and Enhanced Neighbourhood Project for Ibhobhobho Project 2017
Govan Mbeki Most Beautified, Clean and Enhanced Neighbourhood Project for Impendle Project 2018
Ventures and Partnerships
We work with reputable partners to enhance the delivery of our products to our clients. As a company, we comply with the requirements of the Skills Development Act, which supports local and emerging suppliers, assists with the training and development of emerging contractors and contributes to the enlistment of beneficiary communities.
Company Registration and Grading
Certificate of Incorporation (Registration No. 2001/008949/07)
CIDB Certificate of Contractor (Registration No. 177084) | (Category 8GBPE & 7CEPE)
NHBRC Certificate (Registration No. 14482)
BBBEE Level 1
MBA (Registration No. 32632)
Standing from left to right - Mzo Marareni, Shadrack Khumalo, Ahmed Sadek
Sitting from left to right - Senzele Mhlungu, Thembi Zondi, Vusi Mhlungu