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About Us

What we do

Established in 1986, PROXA is a specialised water solution provider of sustainable water services within the municipal, industrial and commercial sectors.

PROXA’s range of water treatment services cover the entire water cycle from consulting and design, research and development, engineering and construction, and plant modernisation to operational management, maintenance, repairs, after-market service, chemicals, consumables and spares. Our solutions are optimal, reliable and efficiently implemented, while our in-house expertise, extensive research and access to leading global technologies enable us to deliver objective solutions tailored to address our client’s unique set of needs.

But more importantly, we are continually looking for ways to do things better. The result? A custom-tailored, cost-effective solution that frees clients from the challenges of water treatment problems so that they can focus on their core business.

Our desire to always improve results in:

Better solutions

  • Optimise existing systems
  • Custom design and build
  • Standard treatment plants line

Better risk reduction

  • Solve the immediate problem
  • Look at the root cause & address longer term needs
  • Proven solutions that work
  • Robust and flexible solutions

Better products

  • Strong R&D
  • Accredited laboratories
  • Latest technologies

Better for the planet

  • Effluent treatment
  • Waste to energy
  • Recycle and reuse
  • Low energy consumption
  • By product recovery
  • Zero liquid brine generation
  • Reduced chemical addition

Better financing

  • Rental of mobile treatments plants

Better turn-around times

  • Pre-engineered modular solutions
  • Standard treatment plants line
  • Mobile solutions
  • Off the shelf package plant and equipment

Better cost efficiency

  • High water recovery
  • Remote operations of plant
  • By-product recovery
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Remote monitoring for implementation of early preventative measures
  • Optimisation of life cycle costs
  • Reduced chemical addition

Office & operations

PROXA is active throughout a number of regions in the world with a particular focus on Africa, the Middle East and Australia. We have offices in Perth, Adelaide, Dubai, Tanzania and South Africa.

PROXA forms part of the MEA AQUA Group of Luxembourg and enjoys over 27 years’ success in the water treatment industry.

across the globe



HRH Jean de Nassau

Non-Executive Director, MEA AQUA SA

Patrick Ayoub


Elie Sakhat


Wimpie van der Merwe

Director: Technical

Elspeth Grahn

Director: Business Development

Kevin Derbyshire

Director: Operations

Charles Zwane

Director: Proxa SA

Dumi Luthuli

Director: Proxa SA

Sylvia Tshivhunge

Director: Proxa SA

Marc Beunen

Managing Director Proxa Mobile Europe

Peggy Medawar

General Manager MENA

Richard Lynn

Managing Director: Australia


Research & developmentproxa research and development

PROXA’s team of skilled engineers harness the latest in technological advances to the ultimate benefit of our clients. We modernise existing water and wastewater treatment plants or design and construct new ones – incorporating the latest standards, technologies, regulations and sustainability practices.

Our 3500m2 technology centre, PROLAB© is fully equipped with both bench scale and skid-mounted pilot plant equipment that is capable of testing a diverse range of unit operations, on- or off-site to enhance confidence in process selection and performance. The centre also performs water analysis, membrane autopsies and projection modelling and is home to one of our most valuable assets, the R&D division. In addition to our own pioneering work, PROXA also collaborates with the University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, Delft University in the Netherlands and the Water Research Commission (SA), Coaltech, Sasol and Eskom, among others.

Sustainabilityproxa sustainability

At PROXA, our sustainability strategy is to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can co-exist in harmony. We strive to promote social and economic growth through ensuring the availability and protection of water, materials and other resources essential to human health and the health of the environment. We also review alternative energy sources on all our designs and where possible, use equipment with more efficient energy consumption. In short, we believe that we have a responsibility to the planet, its people and a future.

Qualityproxa quality management

PROXA applies quality management systems across all of its activities and operations, regardless of the country or continent we are working in. These stringent procedures are integrated into a single, all-encompassing management system for the organisation and represent external, impartial proof of the compliance of PROXA’s quality, environmental, health and safety management systems.

This system provides our clients with the assurance that they will enjoy the best possible value and professional solutions from PROXA when addressing their water and waste water servicing requirements.

proxa training programmes

PROXA provides comprehensive training programmes – not only within our own operations – but also as a service to our clients.

The courses we offer are structured at different levels and, where possible, are accredited by the relevant authorities. At an internal level, all PROXA staff members participate in ongoing training, coaching and mentorship initiatives to ensure they remain motivated and continue to competently meet the requirements expected of them in an ever-changing industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

proxa corporate social responsibility
PROXA recognises our responsibility in terms of investing in the lives of individuals and communities in our area of operation. We strive to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others. To maximise the effectiveness of our corporate social investment, we focus on uplifting and empowering the youth and on the reinvestment of financial benefits accrued during contracts into local communities, with the aim of stimulating local economic development opportunities or improving the quality of life of people in those communities.

Health & safety

We acknowledge health and safety as a non-negotiable part of our functions. Each and every project we undertake is done so with the highest priority towards excellence. We achieve this by developing, implementing and maintaining bespoke systems and programmes that are aligned with international standards and adhere to relevant legislation. Our training addresses health and safety issues, with particular focus on the handling, storage and usage of hazardous chemicals, first aid and emergency operating procedures, which are aligned to clients’ own standard procedures. We work together with our employees to actively foster a safe and healthy work environment for all members of our team including our clients, contractors, visitors and any other person who might be affected by our actions.

  • In 2014, PROXA achieved the significant milestone of 2 million man hours worked with zero Loss Time Injury (LTI) across all our operations and construction sites. An accomplishment we’re truly proud of. Proxa-LTI-Press-Release-email – Click here
  • A phenomenal achievement of >5.7 million man-hours, 11 years, of zero Lost Time Injuries was reached on 3 May 2017. PROXA is proud of its culture of safe operation based on the cornerstones of safety resilience and drive towards operational excellence. View case study

Proxa Water’s Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Policies are available on request.

Proxa Water Celebrates Pr. Chsa Registration

Proxa's National SHEQ Manager, Wally van de Venter
PROXA is proud to announce that their National SHEQ Manager, Wally van de Venter, achieved his Pr. CHSA registration on the 11th of August. Wally is one of the first 65 individuals to achieve this notable status in South Africa.

The 2014 Construction Regulations require that projects over R40 million must work alongside a Construction Health and Safety Agent (CHSA). Furthermore, that Health and Safety agent must be registered with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and carry the title Pr. CHSA. This is the highest of three levels that one can register for within the Health and Safety field and is based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Wally joined PROXA in August 2006 and his input on- and off-site is key in supporting the wastewater treatment specialist’s commitment to the sustainability of a high Health and Safety standard in construction. In short, it’s yet another way in which PROXA continually finds ways to do things even better.

Proxa won Best Practice award 2016

Best practice award (2016) – Find out more

Proxa won FEM award of excellence

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Proxa won Best Practice award 2017

Best practice award (2017) – Find out more

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