Do you value firms that have stood the test of time? JG Afrika celebrates 95 years in business
JG Afrika is a South African consulting engineering and environmental consulting firm with a strong commitment to both transformation and sustainability, around its mandate to provide the highest quality of consulting engineering services.
Established in 1922, the firm is headquartered in Johannesburg, with offices around South Africa and in Botswana, Mozambique and Lesotho (all ISO 9001:2015 certified). It provides consulting services in all fields of civil and structural engineering, as well as environmental services, throughout Africa. Apart from the main operating company, the Group comprises specialist companies operating in the fields of geotechnical, environmental and geosciences consultancy, pavement technology, traffic and transportation, materials testing, and institutional support. The firm has a complement of some 300 staff led by the vision of MD Paul Olivier and Board Members Seetella Makhetha, Phaks Ngqumshe, Ms Jan Norris, Ms Martha Makhetha, Harold Tiganis and Ms Nomsa Mkaza.
Constantly engineering accolades
JG Afrika, a member of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and affiliated to FIDIC and GAMA, is of course one of South Africa’s 500 verified Best Managed Companies – see the Top 500 profile page and watch a brief video on the firm’s 95 years, here. Yet it has been building on its nine-plus decades of renown in a number of other ways this year:
“Today, JG Afrika is an authentically diverse company and our brand reflects this”, says Olivier.
“Our corporate identity also mirrors our African heritage. It shows that we are looking to the future and aligning our name with our diverse expertise, our modern approach and the significant future Africa offers as a growing continent.”