Base Major Construction (Pty) Ltd (BMC) was officially registered in 2007 in the Republic of South Africa.

BMC operated for many years internationally under the name of MCC17 Construction. With a history of half century, Base Major has vast construction experience; working as prime contractor on large scale complex projects which cover, metallurgical construction, municipal utilities, expressway works, housing and plant installation, bridge construction, steel and concrete manufacture and installation and mechanical and electrical equipment installation.

Apart from the work carried out by Base Major Construction in South Africa; BMC has completed construction projects in Kuwait, Austria, Thailand, Bengal, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Guyana and Equatorial Guinea.

BMC is well recognised in South Africa and other countries for its work excellence and best quality. The company has qualified professionals who overlook every detail of our projects to ensure total quality.

Since the entry of Base Major Construction (Pty) Ltd into South Africa, it has carried out the mandate set out by MCC17, which is to assist in the development of the previously disadvantage community of Southern Africa.

This mandate is carried out by Base Major Construction (Pty) Ltd, by means of working together with BEE certified companies and individuals; and offering financial and professional assistance.

The man behind the success of this company, Mr Stephen J. Lu is the Director and founder of the company. He has very well developed himself as a businessman in China before coming to South Africa to establish his business. He has been involved in various projects in China and gained enough experience to start his own business.

BMC has as its subsidiary, Kobus Devenhage Building & Civil Construction, who was involved in the construction of the Upington Referral Hospital, a project completed with cost of R646 million in 2013. Apart from this, the company has also completed the Mbombela Road for which the total cost was around R347 Million completed in May of 2010, notwithstanding Base Major Construction (Pty) Ltd completed the New Office Complex for Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Nelspruit in May of 2010. The cost for which was about R230 million Rand.

Base Major Construction (Pty) Ltd has been certified with a full BEE 3 status and holds a Bank rating C.

From Oct 2008 up till now, base Major Construction has finished quite few projects in SA. The total value is R1.823 billion.

Base Major has CIDB 9CE, 9GB, 8ME, 8EP. ISO 9001 and GBCSA member

Base Major has BBBEE Level 2


To set a new high standard of quality in the building and civil industry.


Improve the lives of the Africans by providing and continue creating employment.


Empowering communities

uncompromised Quality & High standard quality

Empowering small businesses

Good and honest reputation


This company was found and registered by Mr Stephen J. Lu. Mr Stephen Lu is not just the founder of this successful company, but he also oversees the everyday running of the company and ensures that quality is not compromised in any way by employing qualified professionals to carryout works. He has developed himself and achieved a lot as an ambitious businessman.

He is:

  • The Vice Chairman of All Africa Association for Peaceful Reunification of China
  • The Honorary Chairman of African Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • The Vice Chairman of Southern African Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • A member of Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mr Stephen Lu worked his way up, from working with some of big companies in the Building Industry in China as a Project Manager to establishing his own business more than 40 years ago.