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Mervyn Terblanche


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Mervyn qualified with a BSc in Quantity Surveying (University of Cape Town in 1976 and with a Masters degree in Business Administration  (Stellenbosch) in 1980.


He has gained broad range of experience and has worked as a trainee quantity surveyor  a professional quantity surveying office,  a site quantity surveyor in a listed construction company,  a project manager in  a property development company  and  as a manager of a real estate brokerage before joining SBDS Cape Town as an equity partner in 1985


Besides the competencies required to practice as a professional quantity surveyor he has gained experience in  putting together major feasibility studies as well as in project and construction management.

Mariki Terblanche


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Mariki Terblanche studied at UCT and obtained a B.Sc (QS) in 1977.  She joined SBDS in 1984 and has been a director since 1987.

Her main focus is luxury housing and contract administration. She often takes on legal work as expert witness, ensuring that SBDS always stays on top of the current legal rulings.  As a result the firm has managed to stay out of legal disputes on own projects since she joined in 1987.


Mariki believes in serving her clients first, but would not hesitate to give an opinion if she thinks that the project is suffering as a result of a client, the contractor or any other professional’s behaviour.

She is always interested and the full scope of the building process and has an extensive network of contractors, specialist and suppliers in South Africa and world wide.

She is always willing to share her sound knowledge of building construction and materials with the team to the advantage of her projects.


She is very much a one on one person and is always available to her clients.


Susan Kruger


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Susan qualified from UCT in 2003 with a BSc in Construction Studies and subsequently completed an MBA (Cum Laude) at Stellenbosch University Business School in 2011.  She became a member of the RICS in 2021.

She is an expert in programming and business development processes and is responsible for the general administration of SBDS.

She is also a Green Star Accredited Professional through the Green Building Council of South Africa

Danming Chen



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Danming completed a B.Tech Quantity Surveying degree at Cape University of Technology in 2008, but started working for SBDS while still a student in 2004. 

She is an expert in contract administration and measurement, and has extensive experience of both commercial and luxury housing projects. 

Danming has been a member of the RICS since 2020.

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