Our Work

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

Project Involved:
1. Develop a comprehensive evaluation/appraisal with findings and recommendations on the implementation of: Mentorship (work place mentorship and business development mentorship).
2. Delivery of an evaluation/appraisal research report.

African Maritime Solutions (AMSOL)

Project Involved:
1. Determination of the Needs of AMSOL from the project.
2. An assessment of development requirements for eight businesses. AMSOL had at the outset identified candidate firms that were considered to have potential for inclusion.


Project Involved:
1. Review existing reports and plans which are relevant to the socio- economic development of Bedford and Cookhouse communities.
2. Research and summarise the economic profile of each community.
3. Identify advantages and barriers to socio-economic development with the communities.


Project involved:
1. Provide the context for SMME development.
2. Trends and performance of SMMES, cooperatives and informal sector.
3. Track trends such as number of SMMEs in SA, geographical distribution of SMMEs, etc. from 2004-2018.
4. Needs of SMMEs, cooperatives and informal sector businesses, inclusive of women, youth and people with disabilities.
5. Contribution of the SMMEs, cooperatives sector and informal sector entities from 2004-2018.
6. Opportunities and challenges faced by SMMEs, cooperatives and informal sector businesses including those operated by women, youth and people with disabilities.

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) / Department of Trade and Industry (DIT)

Project involved:
1. The study will seek to identify components and subcomponents that are needed by ship builders and repair yards.
2. Determine which of these components and subcomponents can be sustainably produced by Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
3. Determine the development that the SMEs will require to produce the items identified.
4. The development of a strategy for local manufacturing of the products based on the findings.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Project involved a study to determine an appropriate rate to compensate the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund for offering of betting by bookmakers and the national totalisator on lottery outcomes and non-horseracing sports. The study included:
1. A survey among stakeholders in the betting segment of the gambling industry on betting products, business costs and pricing structures.
2. Selection and impact analysis of alternative contribution rates.
3. Selection of the rate that struck an optimal balance between the interests of the fund and those of the industry.

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

Project involves support to 4 emerging chemical manufacturers, including:
1. Needs Analysis and Support Programme design.
2. Mentoring and monitoring.
3. Selection and arrangement of accredited training.
4. Provision of coaching on financial management and areas of management and administration according to need.
5. Preparation of funding applications for capital and operational and comprehensive support services.
6.Facilitation of Market Access.
7. Facilitation of product development.

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

Project Involved:
1. Market research on demand for chemical products in 3 nationally representative rural areas in different provinces.
2. Research on advanced projects that might be undertaken in rural areas.
3. Training and development required.
4. Generation of recommendations for commercial and non-commercial projects.

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

Project involved:
1. Research among emerging chemical manufacturers on products offered, experience in accessing markets and skills, capital and operational development needs.
2. Research among established corporations and buyers of chemical products to determine products or services that they may be able to source from small manufacturers, as well as their production capability, skills and other development requirements.
3. Research on additional areas of value chain participation which emerging manufacturers may be able to access.
4. Generation of recommendations on skills and other development to access opportunities as identified.

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) / Department of Trade and Industry (dti)

Project involved:
1. Survey on demand for working vessels and related services by the public sector.
2. Technical study on the components and services that would be required to produce, operate and maintain the vessels needed, and the demand for such products or services with a view to localisation.
3. Identification of firms that could produce the required products or render services for the building, use or maintenance of vessels.
4. Survey of development needs among manufacturers as identified.
5. Study on other components or services which could be developed for local manufacturing and on the requirements to achieve this.
6. Means to promote demand for components to levels that might support sustainable manufacturing were included.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Project involved:
1. Determine the relevance of the current strategy and its objectives and expected outcomes in the prevailing (or changing) environment it is operating in.
2. Measure the efficiency of the strategy in delivering outputs.
3. The degree to which the strategy is on track to meet its objectives and outcomes as defined in the business plans.
4. Consider what factors contributed to effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the strategy’s approach.
5. The approach to project management, including the role of stakeholders and coordination with other development strategies in the same area.
6. The extent to which the target beneficiaries have benefited from the strategy.
7. The level of beneficiaries’ and partners satisfaction with the strategy implementation and results.
8. The needs and potentials for a continuation or up-scaling of the activities contained in the strategy.

Associate of SMEC Consortium for MBDA – Mandela Bay Development Agency

Project involved engagements to determine public preferences and feasibility of redeveloping the site formerly occupied by Telkom Park Rugby Stadium. Activities included:
1. Facilitation of public consultative sessions.
2. Engagement of municipal departments on infrastructural requirements and feasibility of the proposed developments.
3. Presentation of plans and feedback to stakeholders.

Associate of Nofel Projects (PTY) LTD for TETA – Transport Education and Training Authority

National project involving a sample survey on the impact of a maritime learning programme on the participating government and private sector personnel, including harbour employees, police services, customs officers and shipping company staff.

South African Social Services Agency

Project involved provision of training in customer care to a public agency with a large front office staff component.


Project involved:
1. Basic small business training in:
o   Entrepreneurship
o   Business registration options
o   Marketing, and
o   Financial management
to small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and co-operatives from a community owning occupied by a wind farm.

Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism – DEDEAT

Project involved:
1. A province-wide survey among 2000+ enterprises in all Eastern Cape metros and districts.
2. Generation of recommendations and an implementation plan for strategic developments to address areas of deficiency arising from findings.


Project involved:
1. Needs Analysis and audit of opportunities for small enterprises in the vicinity of a windfarm.
2. Basic small business training.

Mandela Bay Development Agency - MBDA

Project involved:
1. Facilitation of a public consultation session on city planning and infrastructural priorities.
2. Development and drafting of a business plan for the client to achieve the identified goals.

NMBM Sports Recreation Arts and Cultural Services Directorate

Project Involved:
1. Facilitation of a public consultation session on priorities for development in the field of Arts and Culture.
2. Development and drafting of a business plan to achieve the identified goals.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University -NMMU / South African Maritime Safety Authority - SAMSA

Project Involved management of all aspects of the establishment of the Institute, including:
1. Formation of a project team (later acting management team).
2. Initial staffing and supervision of equipment and infrastructure procurement.
3. Stakeholder Identification, Management and Consultation.
4. Facilitation of consultations and provision of operational support for selection and establishment of skills and industry development programmes.
5. Marketing and Events Management, including arrangement of the Second South African Maritime Industry Conference (SAMIC) in 2017.
6. Participation in the selection of full-time management and staff.
7. Continuing advisory and operational support to Executive Management following handover.

Makana Municipality

Project Involved:
1. Engagement of community support for the programme.
2. Maintenance of transparency and attendance to potential conflict areas during the project.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved implementation of small business support to 20 co-operatives, including
1. Individual Needs Analyses
2. Basic small business training in:
o   Strategic planning
o   Preparation of business plans
o   Co-operative constitutions and drafting
o   Conflict Resolution
o   Financial Management
o   Marketing Management
o   Compliance for co-operatives
3. Assistance in preparing applications for funding support for capital and operational needs.
4. Organisational and compliance assistance
5. Mentoring and monitoring.

Sundays River Valley Municipality - SRVM

Project Involved:
1. Perusal of the document for material discrepancies between the text and sources relied upon.
2. Corrections to language.
3. Suggestions for improvements in structuring.

Education Labour Relations Council - ELRC

Project Involved:
1. Capturing of information from existing source documents.
2. Ensuring correctness of the information collected.

Eastern Cape Netball Association - ECNA

Project Involved facilitation of meetings between stakeholders having an interest in the event.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1. Evaluation of the impact of support provided to 53 small enterprises and co-operatives over a 5-year period.
2. Generation of recommendations for improvement in support services.

Transnet Port Terminals Head Office

Project involved:
1. Implementation of a supplier development programme for 20 small business suppliers (including engineering, automotive, electrical, IT and fire services specialists) to the client SOE, including:
o   Needs Analysis
o   Foundational Capacity Building Programme, with training in:
-        Strategic Planning
-        Preparation of Business Plans
-        Human Resources Management
-        Financial Management
-        Marketing
-        Compliance
o   Mentoring and monitoring services.
o   Provision of computerised control systems (Sage Pastel), with training
o   Selection (in consultation with participants) and procurement of most necessary equipment items.
o   Additional services specific to each participant, including:
-        Standards certification
-        Specialised Training
-        Provision of company websites
2. 19 of the 20 enterprises remain operational.
3. Two participants continue to be part of Jupilog’s extended pool of technical associates.

South African National Roads Agency Limited -SANRAL

Project involved:
1. A provincial survey to determine attitudes towards the client’s organisation among its small business suppliers and contractors.

Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements / Iliso Consulting & The Matrix

Project involved:
1. Stakeholder Management: Consultation with key strategic and other stakeholders both during pre-feasibility and feasibility phase

Dojon Financial Services / Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Project involved engagement of community support and facilitation of public involvement in the planning and redevelopment of a historic quarter of New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.


Project involved:
1.Development of a strategy to capitalise on B-BEE Supplier Development incentives and other sources to raise funds for development of small enterprises in the chemical sector.
2. Generation of recommendations for programmes to be offered under the strategy.

Willard Batteries

Project involved:
1. Development of an enterprise and supplier development strategy to improve the client’s B-BBEE score through support to small enterprises.
Interventions included:
o   Delivery of a basic business skills training programme for a group of SMME owners,
o   Mentoring programme for a new technical supplier to the client.

Eastern Cape Development Corporation – ECDC

Project involved an assessment of the impact and effectiveness of the Trade Portal in enabling the user-enterprises to access supply opportunities.


Project involved:
1. Development of an Enterprise Development Plan to enable the client firm to improve its B-BBEE score through support to small enterprises.
2. Delivery of development support to selected small enterprises, including through delivery of basic business skills training.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved research on opportunities and development of a business case for establishment of a centre through which co-operatives in Nelson Mandela Bay could market and sell their products to businesses and the public.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1.Engagement of municipal stakeholders to determine the matters on which guidance was required under the policy,
2. Engagement of sports clubs and stakeholders to determine the roles where the role of the municipality lay and priorities for support.
3. Drafting of the policy with findings incorporated.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved identification of business opportunities in the Nelson Mandela Bay area.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved participation in a research and advisory group to developed an Industrial Development Strategy for the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan area.
1. This document continues as the blueprint for industrial development in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Arts and Culture Sub-Directorate

The project involved the facilitation of a strategic session to chart and map a way forward into the development of sport, recreation, arts and culture in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The secondary task was to produce a business plan for the SRAC Directorate.

Bay TV Station Board / Urban Brew Studios

Project involved facilitation of a workshop to develop the strategy for the Board of Bay TV.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1. National and regional stakeholder identification and communication.
2. Consultation with stakeholders and speakers.
3. Drafting of the conference agenda.
4. Management of the organisation and running of the conference.
5. Acting as Conference Host.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1. Review of the last Mayoral Cup with the stakeholders.
2. Facilitate the planning session for the 2012 edition.
3. Development of the 2012 project plan, implementation plan and marketing plan.
4. Production of the workshop report.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1. Consultation with sports clubs and other stakeholders in various sporting codes.
2. Development of a framework for the metropolitan municipality’s involvement in sports development and support to clubs and associations.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality - NMBM

Project involved:
1. Consultation with sports clubs, businesses and other stakeholders that benefit from the holding of sporting events.
2. Development of the medium-to long term strategy for the holding and promotion of local events, and the drawing of national and international events to the metropolitan area.

Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency - ECRDA

Project involved participation in an advisory group concerned with amalgamating the management and operations of three previously existing bodies. Functions included:
1. Contributing to background research.
2. Determination of necessary operations and appropriate organisational structuring.
3. Consultations with affected parties and those having knowledge of the operations of the preceding entities.
4. Facilitation of discussions between management and staff members at various levels.
5. Development of recommendations and implementation plan for senior management of the entity.

Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency – ECRDA

Project involved:
1. Secondary and initial primary research on agro-processing needs and challenges in the province.
2. Consultation with specialists, government and parastatal stakeholders and farmers’ organisations.
3. Drafting of findings and generation of recommendations for the appropriate measures to develop and broaden agro-processing activities in the Eastern Cape.

Mandela Bay Development Agency - MBDA

Project involved engagements with State Entity, municipal, local development agency and public stakeholders on the development of a multi-use waterfront development at the Port of Port Elizabeth. Tasks included:
1. Contributing to background and supporting research.
2. Identification of stakeholders and planning of consultation processes.
3. Organisation and chairing of meetings with representatives from stakeholder organisations on the feasibility of altering existing land use to accommodate the waterfront.
4. Facilitation of public consultative sessions on possible uses and investment interest in the waterfront development