From GM Campbell & Associates to GMCA Engineers
After attaining his BSc Eng at the University of Pretoria, Prof. Eng. George MacKenzi Campbell
was employed at Foskor Mining Company Ltd. as Chief Engineer for just under twenty years. This helped
him build a trustworthy reputation with the mining industry in Phalaborwa and surrounds as well
as numerous other industrially oriented industries. In 1993, he decided to use the expertise and
experience he had accumulated in the past 20 years of service, as well as the in-depth knowledge
of business administration taught in the MBA/MBL degree (which he had attained in 1982), to venture
into the exciting world of entrepeneurship. He founded GM Campbell & Associates and started his
business from home in Phalaborwa. He also hired technicians in order to assist him soon afterwards.
These were mostly individuals retrenched from the mine in 1992, when the Rasionalisation program had been
implemented. He also hired Mrs. Elmarie Horn. The business was blooming back in 1993, enjoying
patronage from a wide spectrum of industries within the Phalaborwa area, as well as factories and establishment
stretching all the way from Hoedspruit and Tzaneen, to Polokwane (then Pietersburg). The business could also afford
to move into Foskor's Jack Kearney Offices Building in 1995 and stayed there until moving to
3 Impala street, Phalaborwa where they had been up until now. In 2003, Kaone Projects was established
by GMCA Engineers as a solution to the BEE challenge.