About Us

Company Overview

DTE Projects is a South African based Engineering, Design and Project Management company specialising in providing cost-effective engineering, design, technical and processing solutions to the mining, minerals processing and related industries.

The company was established in 2005 and has grown systematically over the past decade into a recognised EPCM consultancy. During this period we have established long term relationships with our clients through our professional approach and quality of work. We have obtained a Level 4 BBBEE rating with 100% procurement recognition to assist our local clients with preferential procurement points. Our BBBEE compliance incorporates 6.50% Black Woman Ownership and 6.50% Black Youth Ownership.

DTE Projects has the capability to execute projects from scoping and feasibility studies, through to detailed design, construction, commissioning and final handover.  The services provided are drawn from the expertise of the multi-disciplinary personnel of DTE Projects, who among them have many years of project and design experience.


Gavin Schroeder
Managing Director
Gavin is a registered Professional Engineer (PrEng) and fulfils his duties as managing director of DTE Projects, whilst still being actively involved in project management, process engineering and design. He holds a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University, as well as a BComm degree in Business Management from UNISA and has extensive experience in the mining and minerals processing industry. During his career, Gavin started as a metallurgist at one of Anglo American’s Base Metals operations in 2000, and later moved to Impala Platinum, where he gained valuable hands-on plant experience before starting his project management, process engineering and design career with DTE Projects in 2005. During his time at DTE Projects, he has successfully delivered a number of processing plants from concept phase, through feasibility study, detailed design, construction, commissioning and final hand-over. Gavin believes in ethical, professional and accountable conduct to build personal client relationships, and continuously strives to deliver world-class processing solutions to all the projects that he is involved with.
Johan Steyn
Technical Director
Johan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and registered Professional Technician (Pr Techni Eng), who holds a NDip Eng in Mechanical Engineering from The Vaal University of Technology. His career in projects commenced in 1999 as a project engineer and construction manager at an engineering consultancy, from where he moved to a large equipment supplier during 2005 as a project manager before joining DTE Projects in 2007. Through the application of his expertise in design office management and coordination, project engineering and design, contract management, construction management and project management, he has successfully delivered a number of projects from concept phase, through feasibility study, detailed design, construction, commissioning and final hand-over.
Simangele Mngomenzulu
Simangele holds Diplomas in Public Relations and Community Development as well as a Certificate in Executive Preparation Programme. She worked with Anglo American Corporation of South Africa for 15 years. She is a founder member of SAWIMA and SAWIMIH 1999-2010. Had an opportunity to be the first secretary general and later the CEO of SAWIMA. Nominated as one of the 100 inspiring women by WIM UK being a patron of WIMSA. Was a director of Exxaro. Awarded by DMR as one of the women with extraordinary achievements and contributions towards the enhancement and accessibility of technology in business. Awarded as a franchisee of the year in 1997

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