Our vision is to be a leading Civil & Structural Engineering consultancy that provides ethical, professional
and valuable infrastructure planning.
Our aim is to change, improve and enhance our country and the quality of life of its people.
Our mission statement is: “Changing lives through the delivery of sustainable, cost-effective engineering
solutions with integrity”. It is with this goal in mind that we commit ourselves to meeting the expressed
and implied needs of our clients – every time and on time.
To Inspire Confidence. Empower Change. Whatever our role in ECA, we make a positive impact in
society through the work we do. By staying focused on what really matters, and acting as stewards for
the next generation, we inspire confidence and empower change.
ECA Consulting was founded on the following principles, which continue to shape and strengthen our
people – as a team and as individuals:
ECA Consulting promotes respect and appreciation for God.
We value and respect each other, our cultures and our families and we respect our natural environment.
We value our Company Policies committed to our Quality and Risk Management systems
We are committed to providing our clients with optimal solutions that are achieved through solid
engineering principles, applied with integrity, technical excellence and dedication.
We endeavor to be completely transparent and honest in all dealings with colleagues, communities and
All ECA Consulting Employees are remunerated fairly and according to their professional worth,
irrespective of their race or gender.
Our Logo depicts an arched bridge. Reminiscent of to the Roman Aqua duct, constructed in ancient
times for conveying of water from the source to the users. The arch bridge symbolises strength through
innovation while also conveying water - sustaining life and growth.
ECA’s commitment to transformation is premised on our conviction that it is the right thing to do. It is an
imperative that is driven by a need to normalise the South African society. To this end, we believe that
genuine transformation speaks to making a substantive difference.
Our transformation intent is to be recognised as a truly transformed Company, trusted by our people, our
clients and our society. In order to achieve our intent, we continue to embed the spirit of transformation
by striving to reflect the demographics of our country supported by a focus on, creating and fostering an
inclusive environment that enables transformation.
The following core principles will guide us on the journey of genuine transformation:
• We believe that we have a moral and social obligation to our people, clients and our society to
transform, and not because we are told to do so
• It is non-negotiable. We track delivery on our set objectives with each business on an on-going
• It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to make it happen. Our leaders provide an
enabling environment for transformation to thrive
• Transformation is unifying, fair and transparent
• We take a long term approach to transformation. We invest time, effort and money
• We proactively attract, acquire, grow and retain internal skills. We actively invest in growing our
black, female and disabled talent pool
• We aim to always look at ways in which we can leverage the strength of our diversity for our
The company was founded in 1993 in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal by Ernst Cloete. Initially specialising in commercial and industrial development, the company quickly expanded to offer consulting civil engineering services in related disciplines, such as civil construction, water provision, roads and transportation, public sector infrastructure, regional planning and property development.
Today ECA Consulting is home to a diverse team of dynamic engineering professionals who are making their mark on the industry. We work hard, we work smart, and we take pride in being one of the most forward-thinking and reputable civil and structural engineering companies in South Africa.
Steady growth since the company’s establishment has seen expansion and increased capacity in our FIVE offices located in:
1) Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
2) Mbombela, Mpumalanga
3) Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal
4) Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
ECA Consulting believes in the transformation of South Africa and is proudly classified as a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor with > 51% Black Ownership.
ECA Consulting is also a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers of South Africa (CESA) as well as the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
(B Tech Eng)
7 years’ experience
(Pr Tech Eng)
21 years’ experience
Vryheid Office, KZN.
Professional Eng Technician
(B Tech Eng)
16 years’ experience
Ladysmith Office, KZN.
9 years’ experience
Vryheid Office, KZN
Jaco Janse van Rensburg
Professional Eng Technologist
(Pr Tech Eng)
26 years’ experience
Vryheid Office, KZN