Venn + Milford Incorporated is a leader in the quantity surveying profession and have a proud and proven track record. We are involved in every stage of the quantity surveying process and our holistic and hands-on approach ensures our clients receive maximum benefit at all times.

In addition to our multi-disciplinary quantity surveying services, we also provide contract administration and project cost control services that stand the test of time – throughout Africa, as well as in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and South America.


Projects to date

Building on our successes, the spectrum of our participation in the country’s growth rapidly spread to other parts of South Africa, with more milestone projects, notably in the hotel industry. These projects included the original Holiday Inn- the first hotel to be built on Durban’s Marine Parade (1980’s). Between 1969 and 1985, we provided costings and conducted feasibility studies on a total of 20 hotel projects under the Holiday Inn banner. Later we were invited to provide these services for upgrades to 23 Southern Sun Group hotels around the country. Venn + Milford can also take credit for work conducted on a variety of other prestige hotels and game lodges throughout South Africa and beyond its borders, in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, the Commores, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique and Ghana.

Over the decades, from quantity surveying and project management services, we have broadened our offering to include development on South African mines, both on surface and underground, with prominent projects such as Anglo American’s new Zibulo Colliery and its ground-breaking eMalahleni Water Treatment Plant. In the mining sector, our offering today includes vertical and inclined shaft sinking and development, mine rehabilitation, waste product disposal, water treatment, materials handling, process plants and contract mining as well as electrical reticulation and control and instrumentation. In this sector, our multi-disciplinary services combine to deliver world class projects in arenas such as coal, gold, copper, platinum, nickel, diamonds, uranium, iron ore, manganese and mineral sands.

As part of our enduring efforts to preserve and sustainably leverage South Africa’s natural resources, Venn +  Milford Incorporated recently participated in a project, whereby water is abstracted and treated on a daily basis.  During this process, treated water is pumped approximately 4km to a power station intake on the reverse osmosis plant.  Waste streams are then disposed of back into the dam.

The main components of this treatment plant are:

  • Abstraction of mine water
  • Treatment of mine water
  • Pump for distribution of treated water
  • And disposal of waste brine and sludge (if any)

The overall objective of the mobile water treatment plant is to reliably treat mine water, an issue of growing importance for South Africa.

Thabametsi Independent Power Producer Phase 1

This is a new Greenfields Project, i.e. Surface Infrastructure (Civils, including…

Belfast Implementation Project

This is a new Greenfields Project and includes Surface Infrastructure such as Civils; Buildings which include…

Grootegeluk Coal Mine

Grootegeluk Coal Mine Stacker / Reclaimer Refurbishment and Rebuild is a brownfields project, which incorporates the refurbishment…

Klipspruit Life Extension Project

This is a new coal project located in Ogies, Mpumalanga and is owned by South32…

Sasol C3 Expansion Project

Commodity: Petrochemical
Discipline: Multi
Duration: 2016…

RBM Zulti South Project

Commodity: Process Plant
Discipline: Multi
Duration: Current…

Transnet 16 Mtpa Rail Phase 1

Commodity: Infrastructure
Discipline: Multi
Duration: Current…

Sasol Fine Ash Dam 6

Commodity: Petrochemical
Discipline: Multi
Duration: Current…

Greenside Colliery

Greenside is wholly owned by Anglo American and produces coal for the export market.


The Mafube colliery is located approximately 180km east of Johannesburg, between Middleburg and Belfast, in Mpumalanga.

eMlahleni Water Reclamation Project.

Situated in eMalahleni (Witbank), the “place of coal”, in the Mpumalanga Province, this project turns mine water from old mining areas into potable water…

Zondagsfontein Underground & Opencast Coal Mining, Mpumalanga.

V+M have provided quantity surveying and project administration services to the Zondagsfontein Project.

Landau Colliery Navigation West Establishment (Umlalazi Opencast Mine)

V+M provided Project Services in form of quantity surveying services…

Isibonelo Colliery

V+M have been involved with Isibonelo Colliery since its inception. V&M assisted with the compilation of the prefeasibility and feasibility studies…

Phola Coal Processing Plant Project, Mpumalanga

The Phola Coal Processing Plant in Mpumalanga consists of coal feed conveyors that deliver the ROM coal to the coal washing plant where…

Additional Projects to be added shortly
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