Xahumba Engineering Consulting was founded as a close-corporation with the objective of being a consulting engineering firm small enough to afford personal involvement from its directors and associates, not only on all its Projects, but also to maintain direct personal contact with its clients. It was firmly believed that this will enable the firm to deliver a dynamic service to clients, with the added assurance that their interests are well looked after by the stakeholders of the company.

Our code of conduct complies with the Engineering Council of South Africa's (ECSA) (Rules in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act of 2000). The company's competitive edge is based on quality, capacity and service delivery on a life cycle bases. Costs do not play a major role as these are set by the council.
Xahumba Engineering Consulting is 100% South African, Owned and Controlled by Previously Disadvantaged Individuals. We believe in meaningful participation by Black people in the economy of the country, in line with South African demographics, however still acknowledging the technical strengths of the other races. The organization is under the leadership of Black Professional individuals who are Members of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).

Mr. Max Chauke
Managing Member:
Max Chauke Pr.Eng, MSAIEE, M.Eng Electrical (Wits), BSc Eng Electrical (Wits).

Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001. He specialized in power engineering. From 2002 to February 2006, he worked for ABB Powertech Transformers in Pretoria where he started as an electrical engineer-in-training. Between June and September 2003 he went to Sweden, Switzerland and England on training. He also did further training in Canada and Brazil.

In March 2006 he left ABB Powertech Transformers to join Eskom where he was appointed an electrical engineer responsible for performing designs and developing specifications for refurbishment stations and new power stations. He also continued with his studies on part time basis while working. He has completed a Masters degree in Electrical engineering in 2006. He is a professional engineer registered with the Engineering council of South Africa. He is also a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. He is the founder and owner of Xahumba Engineering Consulting and is responsible for strategic direction, business development, marketing, designs, project and financial management and human resource management.

Specialties:Electrial and Electronic Designs, Procument processes, Tender evaluation, Construction monitoring, Project management, power transformers, electrification etc.
The engineers at Xahumba Engineering have the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary group, assume a full program management role and join a client organization on second ment for lengthy complex projects. The Team consists of registered professional Engineers and Project Managers positioned to provide customized services to all our clients. CV's of key Personnel are available on request.
  1. South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)
  2. Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)