Conceptualise • Define • Develop • Design • Construct • Commission • Operate • Maintain • Utilise

Umfula Consort drives service delivery through innovation in the water sector

Umfula Consort is a multidisciplinary consortium of companies that was founded to attend to almost every need of the water sector

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About us

Water is life to the nation, its peoples, industries and agriculture. South Africa is a dry country and needs to find new approaches to water management to safeguard and supplement its resources for the future.


Umfula Consort is a multidisciplinary service provider that was founded to attend to almost every need of the water sector. Through our extended network of partners we solve problems from a multitude of perspectives, which is beyond the capability of most companies.

Innovation keeps Umfula Consort at the cutting edge: Information and new ideas are filtered and interpreted, new knowledge is generated and accessed through participation in selected research and development projects, and new technologies are translated to address the specific socioeconomic realities of customers. Umfula Consort adopts a systems-engineering approach, where project needs are defined in terms of the system hierarchy and system life-cycle phases, as illustrated by the capability contour on the facing page.

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What we can do for you?

Umfula Consort strives to solve the many complex issues related to water supply and sanitation, through the following basic principles:


  1. Conceptualise and analyse your needs, involving all stakeholders, from local community organisations to the service regulators and legal requirements.
  2. Define the problems, based on an assessment and evaluation of all historic data, anecdotal evidence and additional external information.
  3. Develop different scenarios for each specific case, from cradle to grave, from water resource to final water use, and propose the best solution for detail design.
  4. Implement the best solution and monitor its impacts and outcomes through the phases of construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and utilisation.
  5. Train people, transfer skills and develop the local economy through adding value and creating wealth and well-being.
  6. Umfula Consort offers home-grown solutions to ensure service delivery in the water sector.

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Our Approach

Umfula Consort offers world-class skills and first-rate services; its combined experience and skills are invaluable. Its like-minded business approach is efficiency through simplicity. Knowledge and information management keep Umfula Consort at the cutting edge. Information is filtered and interpreted, and new knowledge is generated through selected research and development projects. Innovation is fostered at Umfula Consort, where the generation of ideas, entrepreneurship, project management, access to the relevant knowledge and information, and sponsorship are all harmoniously balanced. Umfula Consort adopts a systems-engineering approach: project needs are defined in terms of the system hierarchy and system life-cycle phases — leading to the optimal utilisation of resources.

Featured project

North West Province Department of Health and Social Development: Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Infrastructure

Umfula Consort has been appointed by North West Province Department of Health and Social Development for the emergency repairs to the wastewater infrastructure at the Gelukspan, Mahikeng / Bophelong and Thusong Hospitals. After the initial emergency repairs the treatment works were operated and maintained by Umfula Consort. The operations included the services of Advance Call which monitored the daily operation and providing feedback to the relevant teams within the operations and recording and managing the maintenance which has been carried out by contractors.

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Umfula Consort

Conceptualise • Define • Develop • Design • Construct • Commission • Operate • Maintain • Utilise