Company Profile

Amanz’ abantu is an established company, formed in 1997 to act as the Programme Implementation Agent for the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry for the accelerated roll-out of basic water services in the peri-urban and rural areas in the Eastern Cape. Since this time it has been active in managing projects in developing communities as well as interacting and building capacity in Local Government. More recently, Amanz’ abantu has been undertaking projects and programmes for the development of human settlements and in particular, the management and construction of social housing projects.

Amanz’ abantu Services has a 70% ownership by historically disadvantaged firms and individuals. The Amanz’ abantu Investment Trust (A’aIT) with it’s 30% shareholding in Amanz’ abantu Services represents the collective interests of a number of small social consulting and development firms.

Amanz’ abantu’s mission is to provide affordable and sustainable municipal infrastructure and services, in partnership with Government Departments and Municipalities, to peri-urban, rural and developing communities, and is committed to:

  • a partnership approach with Government
  • the development of Local Government on the management of municipal services
  • the development of SMME’s in programme implementation
  • embodying corporate citizenship & social responsibility in the communities served
  • the provision of sustainable and affordable services to all communities
  • recognising women and people empowerment in entrepreneurial development
  • preservation of the environment
  • the provision of quality and appropriate solutions.

Services Provided

Amanz’ abantu Services Pty (Ltd) is a multi-disciplinary organization that specializes in the development and delivery of Turnkey Projects, as well as Institutional and Service support within the Municipal sector. The company has fully functional offices servicing the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, these being situated in Buffalo City (East London), Matatiele and Lukhanji (Queenstown), as such, it is well positioned to provide a flexible, cost effective solution for project management and implementation services on behalf of it’s government clients.

Amanz’ abantu Services along with its shareholders, who also act as service providers, offers the full spectrum of service delivery options, including, inter alia:

  • Feasibility studies and planning
  • Project Management
  • Institutional and Social Development Consulting and facilitation services
  • Geo-Hydrological Consulting
  • Design
  • Construction and Construction Management
  • Operating and Maintenance services for Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Customer care and revenue management
  • Training
  • Mentorship


Amanz’ abantu has an established history of specialised in the implementation of water supply and sanitation projects and operations. It is well equipped to undertake the management and implementation of its projects on a community based and labour intensive approach.