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JSA Loss Consulting Services

          Unit 1, The Oaks, 368 Oak Avenue, Ferndale, Republic of South Africa
          P.O. Box 480, Randburg, Republic of South Africa, 2125
          Tel Nat: (011) 787-5644/5 Tel International: +2711 787-5644/5
          Fax Nat: (011) 886-4474 Fax International: +2711 886-4474

Areas of Expertise

Martin SmitMartin Smit (Managing Member)
Pr.Eng. B.Eng.(Civ./Struct.) MSAICE AILA

Martin was co-founder of the practice in 1985 and became the Managing member in 1995.

With his previous Contracts Engineering experience on various Civil and Building Projects in Southern Africa (with responsibilities for construction, project planning, cost control, and claims) and 2½ years with a major Construction Insurance Broking house in Johannesburg prior to forming JSA, the practice found recognition immediately.

Martin's loss adjusting experience includes Civil, Building, Structural, Engineering and related claims of all magnitudes in both specialised and Fire Insurances all over Southern Africa.

Most recent is his involvement in the Injaka Bridge collapse in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga

Associate Companies in the metallurgical and mechanical fields provide additional expertise:


Year(s) Description Institution / Company
1995 - Present Managing Member JSA
1985 - 1995 Member JSA
1988 Associate Member Institute of Loss Adjusters of Southern Africa
1986 - 1987 Part-time MBA student University of Witwatersrand
1986 Registered Prof. Engineer SA Council of Professional Engineers
1985 Founding Member JSA
1985 Elected Member SA Institute of Civil Engineers
1983 - 1985 Manager PFV Construction Insurance Brokers
1983 Graduated Project Management Diploma
1982 - 1983 Part-time Student Business School UNISA
1982 - 1983 Site Agent/ Project Manager S.M. Goldstein (Civil) (Pty) LTD., Johannesburg
1980 - 1981 Site Agent Savage & Lovemore Construction, Transvaal
1978 - 1979 Site Engineer/ Contracts Engineer Savage & Lovemore Construction, Cape Province
1978 Graduated B. Eng (Civil)
1972 - 1977 Student University of Stellenbosch, RSA
1971 Compulsory Military Training South African Defence Force
1970 Matriculated Somerset West, Cape Province