INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE DURBAN 
R270 MILLION: 1992 – 1997

This was South Africa’s first stand-alone Convention Centre. The initial prospect  was initiated in 1985 and was finally approved for implementation in 1992. Rod Andrew acted as Development Manager and Project Manager in partnership with Mike Boulle of PMSA. He was instrumental in its promotion and justification to the Durban City Council (just short of 100 presentations and meetings were held) followed by numerous Feasibility Studies and a Development & Business Profile Plan which resulted in the appointment to develop and manage the project from inception to successful completion, on time, within budget and to specification. This resulted in several national & international awards being awarded to the firm for excellence in Project Management.

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE DURBAN, ARENA EXTENSION, R500 MILLION: 2005 – 2007

The Arena Extension was originally planned for ICC Durban as demand grew to host musical events/concerts, entertainment and sporting events for an audience of 6000 people. Matrix acted as Project Managers, in association with PMSA, and completed the project on time, within budget and to specification.

ROYAL JOZINI BIG 6 DEVELOPMENT, SWAZILAND
R200 MILLION: 2008

This project involved the development of a big five Game Reserve, with the additional attraction of tiger fishing at Africa’s most southern location, on a 17 Ha site situated on Swaziland’s southern border with South Africa. Matrix was appointed as Project Managers for the infrastructural development.

POLOKWANE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE
R1 BILLION: 2005 – 2008

This was to be the first stand-alone Convention Centre in the Province of Limpopo, South Africa. Matrix was appointed as Development & Project Managers taking the project from inception to fully documented detailed design ready for tender. Over 9000 drawings were produced to define this spectacular project. Funding for this project was diverted to the Polokwane Stadium, built to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup so, regrettably, it was never constructed.

KIGALI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, RWANDA
R2 BILLION: 2012

This is Rwanda’s first stand-alone Convention Centre. It was partially constructed by a major Chinese contractor based in Beijing on designs developed by a German Consortium which fell well short of the delivery deadlines. Driver/Matrix Joint Venture were commissioned to restructure this project in a manner determined with the Client so as to enable the Works (under FIDIC Red Book Contract) to continue and be completed as efficiently as possible.

TRANSNET National PORTs AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, PORT OF NGQURA, PORT ELIZABETH
R250 MILLION PLUS ANCILLIARY BUILDINGS: 2014 – PRESENT

This is a four-star green flagship head-office building for Transnet’s National Ports Authority located 27 km north of Port Elizabeth at the Port of Ngqura. Matrix is appointed as Project Manager and NEC Project Manager by the Eastern Cape Infrastructure Joint Venture to manage this and three other strategic buildings. Completion is planned for September 2016.