Welcome to Controlab Civil Engineering Materials & Geotechnical Laboratory
February 17th, 2018

About Us


Our company is totally committed to maintaining the high technical standards within the civil engineering materials field and therefore have assisted the Walter Sisulu University of Technology (previously the Eastern Cape Technikon and Border Technikon) by making available our laboratory facilities and staff for practical laboratory experiments.  We have served on the advisory committee for the Water Sisulu University of Technology and were awarded a certificate of recognition by them on 10 May 1999.  We also employ students for experiential training as required by such institutions.

Training for our staff consists of in-house training and the testers’ courses offered by the Society for Asphalt Technology.  These courses are run from our laboratory and our premises.

From a social standing as a company, we feel strongly about poverty alleviation and assist with these projects whenever possible by offering free technical advice and testing.  One such project was the establishment of a block making operation on the Van Der Liej Pilot Housing Project.

Our Staff

Experts in their field
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Chris Becker

Laboratory Manager (Mthatha)
Qualification: National Diploma (telecommunication)
Field/Speciality: Project, facilities and general management
“The road to success is always under construction.”
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Pye van Heerden

Operations Manager &
Director of Control Zambia Ltd

Qualification: Diploma Retail Management (UCT)
Field/Speciality: Commercial/Operations Manager
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Ryan Blane

Specialist – Geologist
Qualification: BSc Honours (Geology)
Field/Speciality: Groundwater Contamination Risk Reports and Petrographic Analysis
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Lee-Anne Proudfoot

Specialist – Environmental Consultant
Qualification: MSc (Marine Biology), Rhodes
Field/Speciality: Environmental Management
“Professional Natural Scientist – Environmental Scientist  (SACNASP) “
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Deon Louw

Technical Manager (Controlab) and
(SANAS Technical Signatory)

Qualification: MSc Applied Science
Field/Speciality: Civil Engineering
“Only Blue Bull supporter within the Group!”
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John Atterbury

Laboratory Manager (East London)
Qualification: Diploma in Civil Engineering (Honours in Soil Mechanics and Geology)
Field/Speciality: Soil Mechanics and Geology
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Marinus Proudfoot

Managing Director
Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), R Eng (EngRBZ)
Field/Speciality: Bitumen, Asphalt, Concrete, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical

Controlab Head Office
Controlab Head Office





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