Our Company

The practice was founded by Mangaliso Shabangu in 1997 and was later joined by Tapiwa Muvevi in 2004.

Shabangu Architects is committed to the principle of affirmative action and black economic empowerment and have, since inception, created opportunities for employment of previously marginalised persons and actively contributed to their advancement.

The practice is led by two directors who are supported by architects, technicians, students and two secretaries. Our office is fully computerized with a networked Autocad system and a three dimensional presentation software.

Our architectural philosophy is based on design excellence, technical expertise as well as creative planning.



The practice has been responsible for a number of projects for the past 13 years: for government, private sector and parastatal organisations.
  • O.R. Tambo Airport
  • Ellis Park Stadium Upgrade
  • Natalspruit Hospital
  • Dobsonville Social Housing
  • Dube House
  • Phomolong Village
  • King Shaka Airport
  • Open Road Tolling Project

Our Clients

  • ACSA (Airport Company South Africa)
  • Dube TradePort
  • Department of Public Works – Troyeville
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Auto BMW Ermelo
  • Joburg Property Company
  • Sanlam
  • Alcatel
  • Marriott Properties
  • Wits University
  • Mitsubishi
  • Broll Properties
  • Mpumalanga Department of Public Works
  • Mpumalanga Department of Health
  • Cope Housing Association
  • Alexandra Renewal Project
  • Innercity Housing
  • Mbombela Housing
  • University of the North
  • Achriwaam Hospice