28 June 2019

The consulting engineering sector, as well as the construction sector,
which face the same circumstances, remain under pressure in a challenging
business environment, says Consulting firm Nyeleti Consulting CEO DrPine Pienaar.

Contributing factors to the challenging environment include an
increasingly complex contractual environment and fierce competition for the few
projects that are on offer, he adds.

However, Pienaar says that, owing to the cyclical nature of industry and
business, the downscaling of companies is now resulting in a new balance being
found in the consulting engineering space.

“Nyeleti’s observation is that companies that survived the difficult
times and which have adjusted to new circumstances are now experiencing an
improvement in business conditions and workload.”

Moreover, Pienaar mentions that Nyeleti has managed to maintain a steady
flow of projects over the past ten years, including consulting in preparation
for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Gauteng freeway improvement project and the
Gautrain. Nyeleti has also been involved in the planning and construction of
auxiliary buildings at the Kusile and Medupi power stations for State-owned
power utility Eskom.

More recently, the company has worked with the South African National
Roads Agency on the national road network improvement programme and the second
phase of the Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) water augmentation project.

The company and individuals in its employ have received accolades
awarded by various industry bodies.

Pienaar received the Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in the Field of
Engineering at the South African Professional Services Awards last year.

Nyeleti employee Ntseuoa Motsielo also received a commendation last year
in the Young Engineer of the Year category at the CESA Engineering Excellence

“Nyeleti knows that the work environment will continue to change, owing
to increased regulation, changes in client bases and the increasing number of
stakeholders to consider in the project development and implementation

“We are continuously working on improving our own profile to not only survive but also grow,” says Pienaar.

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