ABOUT THE PRACTICE GROUP

MISSION


The mission of the group is to harness the combined skills, specialised knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical conduct of its members to create equal opportunities and to provide clients with a personal, professional and efficient service.

 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION


The Practice Group of Companies supports the principle of Black Economic Empowerment and is committed to a process which is designed to correct the imbalances of the past. The Practice Group (Pty) Ltd applies an Employment Equity Policy of providing equal opportunities to all persons irrespective of race, creed or gender.

The Practice Group is also committed to the Reconstruction and Development Programme of South Africa (RDP) and its Human Resources Development Programme in line with the RDPs chapter on Development of Human Resources. This includes:

  • Alliances with black owned consulting agencies.
  • Affirmative Action and Employment Equity
  • Training, and
  • Social Involvement

The Group’s Resources Development Programme has both a short and longer term focus. In the short term, the Group has implemented an Employment Equity Plan in accordance with the directives of the Department of Labour in terms of the Employment Equity Act. The Group is also a member of PLANCOM, a voluntary association of planners willing to offer pro bono service to disadvantaged communities. In the medium to longer term, the Group awards bursaries to Technicon and University students in Town and Regional Planning. In-house training of employees is provided. The Practice Group pro-actively implements an affirmative action policy when new appointments are considered. The Group has collaborated with Dudla Development Planning and Tshiongolwe Development Planning Consultants to create a seperate majority owned black town planning consultancy known as ADePCo (African Development Planning Consultants). By harnessing the combined skills and experience of the principals of ADePCo, the need of larger corporate and government clients with regard to principal planning advice are addressed.

DIRECTORSHIPS


The following persons have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Group Company:

MR C WIEHAHN  |  Pr. Pln A/527/1987 (B.TRPUP)
MR PJ DACOMB  |  Pr. Pln A/521/1987 (B.TRPUP)
MS L POTGIETER  |  Financial Director

The following persons have been appointed to the Board of African Development Planning Consultants (ADEPCO):

PRINCE DLUDLA  |  Pr. Pln A/1429/2011
TSHISA MADIMA  |  Pr. Pln A/657/1991
PJ DACOMB  |  Pr. Pln A/521/1987
CH WIEHAHN  |  Pr. Pln A/527/1987

FOUNDING PRINCIPALS


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Conrad Wiehahn  |  Peter Dacomb

STAFF COMPLIMENT


Associate Town Planner ET Basson  |  Pr. Pln A/1871/2014 (B. TRP. UP)

Town Planner  H Benadie | Pr Pln A/2062/2015 (B. TRP. UP)

Candidate Planner  B Brink

Technical Staff K Du Toit  |  PSAT1205 (NH Dip ARCH) R Uys

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MEMBERSHIPS


The group’s subsidiaries and personnel are members of or registered with the following organisations. They are bound by the statutes and regulations of these organisations:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SELECTED ASSOCIATED CONSULTANTS


Adams & Adams
Adriaan Venter Attorneys and Associates
ARC Architects
Ariya Projects Project Managers
ARUP Engineers
Aurecon Engineers
Bentel Architects
Bigen Africa Engineers
Bild Architects
Bokamoso Environmental Practitioners
Boogertman and Partners Architects
Brian Viljoen Land Surveyor
BVI Engineers
Chand Environmental Consultants
Civil Consult Engineers
CJ Erasmus Investments
Dekker and Gelderblom Civil Engineers
Delron Environmental Practitioners
Deon Rens Attorneys
EDS Consulting Engineers
ENS Africa Attorneys
Fasken Martineau Attorneys
GAPP Architects
GIBB Engineers

Holm Jordaan Architects
Hugo & Ngwenya inc. Attorneys
Ivan Pauw Attorneys
Jack Williams Land Surveyor

Jacques Classen Attorneys
Jeffares Green Engineers
JLR Attorneys
Lagoudis Lamberti Attorneys
LPA Architects
MacRobert Attorneys
Matla Engineers
MC Van Der Berg Attorneys
MDS Architects
Mills & Otten Environmental Practitioners
Norton Rose Fulbright Attorneys
Norval Wentzel Steinberg Quantity Surveyors
Origin Architects
Osmond Lange Architects
Paragon Architects
PDNA and Associates Engineers
Quanncost Quantity Surveyors
RCB Pentad Quantity Surveyors
Savage & Jooste Attorneys

SMEC Consulting Engineers
SNA Engineers
Spoormaker and Partners Engineers
Stauch Vorster Architects
Strauss Scher Attorneys
Studio 3 Architects
Tabacks Attorneys
TechIQ Traffic Engineers
Techworld Consulting Engineers

Urban Concepts Architects
Weavind & Weavind Attorneys
Webber Wentzel Attorneys
Werksmans Attorneys
Worley Parsons Engineers

LEGAL COUNSEL ADVOCATES:
Fanie Grobler SC
Marius Oosthuizen SC
Gerrit Grobler SC
Allan Liversage SC
Hendrik Jacobs SC
Louw du Plessis SC
Jan Adriaan Venter

SELECTED GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS


Central and Provincial Government

  • Department Local Government Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Department of Community Development
  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Planning and Local Government
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Department of Transport: North West Province
  • Department of Water Affairs
  • Gauteng Department of Public Works
  • The State Attorney

Municipalities

  • Bela-Bela Local Municipality
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
  • Emalahleni Local Municipality
  • Emfuleni Local Municipality
  • Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
  • Madibeng Local Municipality
  • Mbombela Local Municipality
  • Polokwane Local Municipality
  • Rustenburg Municipality
  • SOL Plaatje Municipality
  • Thaba Chwen Municipality
  • Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • Waterberg District Municipality

Quasi Government

Airports Company South Africa
CSIR
Denel
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Eskom
Gautrain Management Agency
Housing Development Agency
Johannesburg Development Agency
PRASA
South African Bureau of Standards
Telkom

SELECTED CLIENTS


  • AIDA
  • ACSA
  • ABACUS Asset Management
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Atterbury
  • Afrisam
  • Anglo American
  • Abland
  • Ariya Projects
  • AECI
  • Basil Read
  • Blue Bulls
  • BMW
  • Coca-Cola SA
  • CTM
  • City Property
  • Cosmopolitan Projects
  • Development Bank of South Africa
  • Engen
  • ERIS Property Group
  • EMIRA Property Fund
  • Feenstra Group
  • Grinaker-LTA
  • Group Five
  • Gautrain Management Agency
  • Glencore
  • Glad Africa
  • Growth Point
  • Hyprop Investments Limited
  • Italtile
  • Investec
  • Invicta
  • Irene Land
  • JHI
  • Kumba
  • Mc Donalds
  • Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings
  • Murray & Roberts
  • Moolman Group
  • M&T Development
  • Old Mutual
  • Optimum Coal
  • Pareto Ltd.
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Remax
  • Redefine Properties
  • Respublica
  • Retail Africa
  • Resilient
  • SAB
  • SABS
  • SAPOA
  • Sanlam
  • Samancor
  • Sasol Oil, Pension Fund
  • Shell
  • Shanduka
  • Shoprite Checkers
  • Sinovich Group
  • Telkom
  • Tenurey Bespoke
  • TFMC
  • Total Oil
  • Twin City
  • Vodacom
  • Volkswagen
  • Xstrata Coal