Kayamandi Development Services (Pty) Ltd is a SMME company of development economists and planners, established in 1999, which provides multi-disciplinary services pertaining to all aspects of social, socio-economic and economic development.

This 70% HDI owned company (55% Black and 15% women), has a level 2 B-BBEE rating and is registered on the Central Supplier Database (CSD) of National Treasury (registration number: MAAA 000 1760).

The company renders services to a diverse range of clients with equal success including national, provincial & local government, NGO's and the private sector. The qualified and professional workforce, with over 20 years of experience, ensures that the most recent thoughts, trends and techniques in development planning are applied according to the client's needs.

Company core business
The company’s products and services cover the entire spectrum of urban and rural development planning and cover the following field of expertise:

Affirmative action and empowerment

Kayamandi supports and promotes Affirmative Action and empowerment as effectively as possible. This has been achieved by focusing on the firm’s internal policy as well as through its shareholding with 70% ownership of historically disadvantaged individuals. Kayamandi supports any form of Affirmative Action and has achieved this by utilising disenfranchised persons/institutions on all multidimensional projects and by seeking opportunities for capacity building and undertaking employment programmes as an integral part of the projects the firm is involved in. Employment opportunities are considered on merit while providing opportunities for individuals from the disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Kayamandi currently employs a staff of 10 of which 30% are female and 90% are historically disadvantaged individuals.

Kayamandi actively practices a policy of community involvement and empowerment through participative processes. The most successful; is the recruitment and training of community members to undertake fieldwork as part of primary data gathering exercise. Kayamandi has also established an extensive networking system with disenfranchised consultants and persons, utilising their services on an ongoing basis. The project team fully ascribes to capacity building and empowerment of Historically Disadvantaged Individuals through the application of Affirmative Action principles, i.e.:

Social responsibility endeavours

Kayamandi is actively involved in ensuring a positive impact through its activities. Social responsibility actions include:


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