Zitholele’s Communication services are divided into Public Participation, Awareness Creation and the Development and Implementation of Communication Strategies. These services are characterised by a diversity of communication techniques that are used to address our clients’ communication challenges; in accordance with best practice guidelines.


Public participation (PP) is implemented as a fundamental part of Environmental Authorisation Processes and is carried out to adhere to the requirements of the relevant environmental legislation regulations. PP is aimed at encouraging pervasive engagement with the project by stakeholders representing all relevant interests and sectors of society, technical specialists and relevant organs of state.

Zitholele employs an extensive PP process which includes identification of stakeholders, project announcement, stakeholder liaison via telephony and written communication, advertisement and logistics of multi-stakeholder events, facilitation of meetings and events and reporting on the PP process, including documentation of, and responses to, comments raised throughout the process.

The PP process in an Environmental Process is central to the efficacy of the process and therefore constitutes a vital set of actions required for all processes that are carried out by Zitholele Consulting


The Zitholele Consulting/Golder Associates Africa team has undertaken a number of potable water treatment projects.

These projects typically include the following:

  • Characterisation of the raw water source in terms of reliable yield, water quality, seasonality etc.
  • Conceptual development of the project in terms of raw water conveyance, water treatment, potable water distribution, treatment residual (sludge) handling, finance, operation and maintenance.
  • Engineering Design
  • Construction Management
  • Plant Commissioning
  • Operations, Maintenance and Training


Zitholele offers a comprehensive range of Process Engineering services to our clients. With our association with Golder Associates Africa, our process team comprises of experienced process engineers, including industry-leading experts in water and wastewater process technologies. The latest computer simulation software is used for the building of process, flow and load prediction models.

Our key areas of focus are:

  • Process Optimisation of Existing Treatment Plants
  • Potable Water Treatment
  • Activated Sludge Treatment Systems
  • Anaerobic Treatment Processes
  • Biological Filtration
  • Sludge Handling


Zitholele provides optimum solutions for the treatment of wastewater by utilising our extensive knowledge of the processes and operational constraints.

We offer a full engineering design service including:

  • Process Selection and Optimisation
  • Process Audits
  • Options Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Geometric Plant Layout
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Detailed Civil Design and Specifications
  • Mechanical Specifications
  • Construction Management
  • Commissioning
  • HAZOP Studies
  • Operating and Maintenance Manuals
  • Project Management


Effective Project Management is critical to the success of any of our clients’ developments. We have experience in the provision of a complete range of management services to the engineering industry. We assist our clients in developing their projects from concept, through development and procurement, to hand-over and implementation.

We are also able to provide the following associated services:

  • Financial and Budget Management
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Workshop Facilitation and Reporting
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Contract Document Preparation
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Monitoring


Zitholele has extensive experience in the design of roads, bulk earthworks, storm water management systems, and sewer and water reticulation systems.

Our services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Development of Master Plans
  • Network Modelling – Hydraulic and Water Quality
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Pump Stations and Rising Mains
  • Road Engineering
  • Township Services
  • Catchment Analysis and Floodline Determination
  • Stormwater Management
  • Major Earthworks and Dam Modelling and Design
  • Labour Intensive Construction Management


Zitholele has undertaken numerous complex and routine structural engineering assignments.

Our services include:

  • Stadiums
  • Community Centres and Municipal Type Structures
  • Warehouses and Factories
  • Forensic Investigations

Other Services

Environmental and Waste Management

Zitholele Consulting offers a range of Environmental Management and Communications Services, from Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Planning, Public Participation and Communication Strategies. Our aim is to provide clients with sustainable solutions that are socially and environmentally acceptable. Our skills base comprises Environmental Practitioners and Professional Scientists, and Public Participation Practitioners.

Strategic Communication

Zitholele Consulting’s development Communication services are divided into awareness creation, public participation, development and implementation of communication strategies. These services are characterized by conceptual flexibility and diversity of communication techniques used to address our client’s communication challenges.