Ken Webster

Ken Webster is the lead architect for K Collaborate, whose vast experience incorporates residential, commercial, industrial and sporting facilities. He is passionate about sustainability, storytelling, client relationships, and has an impeccable eye for detail and creative design processes.

What We Do and Who We Are

We are a group of professions dedicated to helping our clients achieve their outcomes through creative problem solving and workshopping. We carry the project through from inception to completion and cover all aspects of the project including project management, design, engineering (mechanical, electrical and fire), council approval and completion.

We are a passionate and people-oriented team of professionals with a wide range of skills and unique backgrounds.

K Collaborate, involves coming to the table with no agenda, where ideas are workshopped and solutions expressed. Co -creation occurs, thus the outcome is co -owned by the role-players.

These concepts of change management; introducing meaningful ways of co -creation and problem solving, have been introduced to me by Jannie Du Toit, the owner of SimpleXity: Because simple is not easy!
The consultancy is accredited as a BEE Level 2 consultancy (125% B-BBEE procurement recognition level) and have been in business since 2005. They specialise in the design, building and optimisation of organisations; having access to expert resources that can be mobilised quickly on a needs basis
Please visit them at or meet the owner Jannie du Toit at

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Residential Projects

Have you been working from home and realize that your home needs an upgrade or alteration?

Contact us and we will start the collaboration process.

Our team, consisting of an architect, contractor and joiner will workshop solutions with you at your home, then the workshopped results are narrowed down for the optimal result.

Within a 5-day period, the project is costed, broken down into provisional amounts for your approval. Should you wish to proceed, then the standard architectural process would proceed as follows:

  • Design and presentation, with a review of the costs.
  • Detail design and either:
    • Proceed with building, or
    • Submit to the local authorities for approval.
  • Build on approval.
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Residential Role Players

shucon Construction

Shucon Construction (PTY) LTD

My company is Shucon Construction (Pty) Ltd and I am known as Shukry Essa, married with 2 daughters.

I grew up in the construction industry as my dad was a Contractor and I later joined him after my studies. A few years later, I started my own company.

I am an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake or situations that I am presented with.

I am patient and able to work with people on all levels to achieve the objective on time and with excellence.

My hobbies are hiking and exploring the outdoors.

Steve Darke

Darkon Construction CC

Stephen Arthur Darke was born in Cape Town, is 58 yeas old and is married to Tracey – with 2 children, Richard and Julia

He Graduated from UCT in 1987 – B.Sc. Building Management

I worked for WBHO (the Ovcon) for 10 years on various sites including Pepkor, Cape Technicon, SA Library, V&A Water Front, Fancourt, Kalk Bay Station, SA Archives. I took a year’s break and worked in London.

We moved to Knysna in 1997 and worked for a residential building contractor for 4 years before moving back to Cape Town.

Darcon Construction was established in 2003 and has been operational since 2006. We have been involved in both residential and commercial construction as main contractor or project managers. I have also assisted construction companies. The experience gained with a large contractor and home builder has been invaluable in my own business. I believe in personal involvement in all my sites. Honesty and integrity are the fundamentals of my small company. I enjoy reading and spending quality time with friends and family. Time in the outdoors is especially important to me.

Dieter Thole

Great Kitchens CC

Dieter Thöle is 54 years of age and is the owner of Great Kitchens.

His factory workshop is in Hout Bay. Great Kitchens was established in 2003. He received cabinetry manufacture and installation training at Braun Kitchens from 1990 to 1992, and subcontracted to various cabinetry companies until 2003.

I opened my factory in fleet street, Randburg and sold it as going concern in 2014. I re-established my business in cape town in 2015, with experience in this field totalling 31 years.

I was born in Port Elizabeth 1966, moved to Johannesburg in 1974 and went to Bordeaux primary school in Randburg. I matriculated at Hoerskool Trompsburg as head boy in 1984. I was the 1st team rugby captain, other sports I was involved in were athletics and tennis.

I am married with two children, Matthew and Thomas. My interests are hiking in the mountains, fly fishing, long walks on the beach with family and dogs. I am also the helmsman of 10 meter rescue boat at the NSRI. My favourite programs are Moto GP, wild fly series, cooking channel, rugby and cricket.

Larger Projects

All Building Types

Are you a landlord or owner of a commercial office that is underutilized?

We will provide viable solutions through a process of collaboration, workshop solutions with your team, with the goal being to arrive at an optimum solution.

Depending on the proposed development, our team consists of:

  • Architect
  • Commercial and residential property agents
  • structural, electrical, fire and mechanical engineers,
  • quantity surveyor,
  • urban designer,
  • contractor,
  • Interior designer

Within a 15-day period, the proposed project is costed by the relevant parties as provisional amounts, which are sent to you for approval. In some cases, the outcome will include a feasibility study for the project.

On approval, the standard architectural stages will follow:

  1. Design and presentation, with a review of the costs.
  2. Detail design.
  3. Local authority approval.
  4. Contract documentation and agreements.
  5. Construction stage incorporating the JBCC contract agreement.
  6. Close out stage.

Our point of difference is that the result is achieved through collaboration, ensuring solutions answering the client’s needs.

Large Projects Role Players

Cindy Mgiza

Status Africa Construction

My name is Cindy Mgoza, a young black South African woman who has been part of the building industry in several on- site Construction positions for 15 years. I have a number of interests that I’m passionate about including raising our family with 4 children.

On the professional side, I’m interested in finding solutions that benefit all stakeholders involved in the construction, renovations and projection management fields. I enjoy interacting with people on a daily basis, organising and working in a team to accomplish construction related goals. As part of my love to communicate on a connectable level with people, I speak 4 South African languages and learned French at school.

I hold elected positions in a Primary School Governing body and our daughters’ Drum Majorettes Management Team where I have been able to use the Personal Skills I have acquired to add value to the portfolio’s received. I’m passionate about childhood development and learning.

My other personal passions include my family and kids, doing family activities, spending time in nature, touring new sites, taking the time to experience joy in life and learning new things. I wind down by relaxing with a book or watching Sci-fi and Mystery movies and series.

I hope to learn to bake like a professional one day.


PWS Property Development & Project Management

Werner was born and raised in De Doorns in the Western cape, in the Hex River Valley. He is 41 years of age.

Werner has a National Diploma in Building Construction Management, Quantity Surveying & Construction Technology.

He is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and Business Network International (BNI)

His areas of expertise are managing project scope, time, and cost to ensure project milestones are achieved in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

He also provides advise and support to make strategic recommendations with regards to planning and cost for agricultural and commercial developments.

Werner is a Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Property and Infrastructure Development Project Manager and Construction Quantity Surveyor in South Africa and Africa. He manages time and cost of turn-key projects from conception to handover. He has managed and supervised several commercial, residential, agricultural, and industrial developments across South Africa and in Africa in Zambia, Nigeria and Swaziland. Projects includes light commercial units, high specification apartments and in agriculture process plants for fruit packing, grain handling, milling, irrigaiton and dams.

He has led numerous complex developments demanding high level of time to trade and fast pace turnaround time. Processes includes environmental impact studies, agronomy, architectural, engineering and execution. Project values range from $25k to $30mil.

Werner has considerable experience in project management, estimating and reporting of commercial, residential, and agricultural projects to execute both within time and budget.

Dave Mahony

HMG Consulting Engineers

My name is Dave Hickson-Mahony. I was born in Kenya, from which my parents emigrated in 1961.

I went to school at St Andrews college in Grahamstown, after which I served a year in the air force doing my military service in 1968.

After that, I attended UCT where I studied civil engineering, met my wife and graduated in 1973.

I then joined Murray & Roberts Construction where I gained valuable site experience on various projects until 1980 when I moved over to structural design with consulting firm van Gysin & partners, before forming HMG Consulting Engineers with Chris Meny-Gibert in 1990. Chris left to follow his own interests in 2001 and I have continued as HMG ever since.

I married in December 1974 and have 2 married sons and 2 granddaughters.

Until 6 years ago, I enjoyed longboard surfing, playing golf and walking on the mountain. I ceased with these activities after injuring my knees in two separate incidents in a two-year period.

I also love reading and, with my wife, belong to a mixed gender book club with some close friends.

johan botha

Triocon Consulting Engineers

Johan Botha has been the Managing Director/CEO of Triocon Consulting Engineers since 2001. Johan started his career at CA du Toit and Partners in 1983 and in 1993 he was one of the founding members of Arthur Morris and Partners, now operating as Triocon Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd.

Johan has been in Consulting Engineering for 37 years specializing in the design of integrated electrical, electronic, mechanical and fire system operations of various Commercial, Retail, Residential and industrial projects. Johan further specialized in the design of electronic systems such as security systems for various national Key points; Audio and Video systems; Access control and Ticketing systems; Fire detection systems; Property management systems; Energy and alarm monitoring and control systems.

In addition to his Managing Director/CEO duties, Johan Botha also serves as the NAKO TRIOCON Financial Director and as an Executive Director on the NAKO Group Board of Directors.

Johan’s interests and hobbies are Golf, Hunting, Water Skiing, Fishing, Travelling, 4×4 and reading.