Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.


designing a world of hope

Our vision is to see people restored by God and the world restored through design.


EMI South Africa exists to advance the gospel by focusing on reconciliation and restoration through collaborative efforts with community-based ministries and NGOs in southern Africa.

Located in Cape Town we are at the crossroads of need and opportunity where we partner with ministries addressing such basic needs as shelter, care and education while also discipling and empowering the next generation of African design professionals.


Inside EMI South Africa

About EMI South Africa

EMI South Africa is a South African registered non-profit organisation (NPO 174-790) that provides Architectural and Engineering design services for Christian ministries and non-profits throughout the region.

Incorporated in July of 2016 as an extension of Engineering Ministries International, we have a 5-person multi-national team that includes a mix of Architects and Engineers. We are based in the Central City district of Cape Town but serve ministry clients all around southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Since inception, we’ve worked on community development projects for a wide range of ministries with such focuses as orphan care, early childhood development, tertiary education, housing, job readiness training, prison ministry, health initiatives, and water sanitation & hygiene (WASH).