About Us


Established in 2005, Baobab construction specializes in providing property procurement and construction solutions to its clients. This combined offering by founders Jacques Du Preez and Mia Du Preez is unique, and differentiates their services from other contractors operating in Northern Mozambique.

Jacques and Mia have been living in Pemba, Mozambique for over 18 years and both fluent in English and Portuguese as well as knowledgeable with the local laws and customs. Jacques Du Preez is a nationalized Mozambican and Mia Du Preez is in process of finalizing her Mozambique nationalization. Baobab construction has majority Mozambican ownership, making it a Mozambican Owned Firm. Jacques is a qualified production Engineer and Mia is a Chartered Accountant, registered in Mozambique.

Core Services

Baobab’s team of dedicated and experienced personnel enables them to cater for most of their clients property requirements. These include:

Procurement of suitable land
Property development
Leasing of land and Business Premises
Project Management
Project planning and cost analysis
Turnkey construction


Boabab employs 32 permanent employees and have a temporary labour force of at lease 70 employees at any one time. This number fluctuates to over 100 labourers when required. Other than 2 employees, all are Mozambican.

Baobab is involved with the oil and gas industry in Northern Mozambique. They currently operate out of Pemba and due to the amount of projects that they are involved with in Palma, they are in the process of building an office and warehouse in Palma.

Safety Record

Baobab construction puts safety of its staff and clients as its number one concern.

Baobab adheres to the high standards of their international clients as well as those required by Mozambican law. All staff working on a construction site are required to attend an extensive in house safety training program, including the Six Hazards that Kill, before being allowed on site.

Training is an ongoing commitment within Baobab and staff are kept current with local standards, as well as those imposed by the international oil and gas companies.

Baobab put their staff through courses offered by these international clients such as fire fighting, high-rise work, spotter and flagman training.

Due to this extensive training and strict on site enforcement of safety protocol Baobab is proud to have never had any serious incident on site.