One-stop + project management + planning + environmental consultancy

About Us

Ziphelele Project Management, Planning & Environmental Consultancy (aka ZiPEC) is multi-disciplinary professional service provider with a focus on the built environment sector. The consultancy was founded in 2009 as opportunities to empower & build capacity for young professionals in the built environment sector emerged. We are a 100% black owned and 100% Youth owned company. ZiPEC was established with a view to partake meaningfully in the processing of redressing the historical imbalances by adopting proper business practices and to encourage young professionals to strengthen their professional skills through hard work and independency.

Our Vision, Mission & Business Practices

We aim to be a leading professional service provider in the Built Environment sector and to ensure that client needs are met beyond their expectations. As such, excellence defines our daily functions.

Our mission is to progressively improve the manner in which we perform our duties to ensure quality services at all times. Our daily business practices are guided by professionalism, discipline, innovation and flexibility, focus, patience and supreme concern (i.e. fairness, pride and care).

ZiPEC provides various professional services including, inter alia; development planning, project management, geographic information systems support, environmental impact assessment, environmental management , mining application, development and property research and other.

Business Development Strategy & Empowerment

We acknowledge great contribution made by the youth in society and have an eye for identifying young talent. We also believe in building long term relationships with our employees, partners and customers.

Therefore our strategic development goals include:

  • Continuous youth development.
  • Building & maintaining healthy relationships with all parties involved.
  • Capacitating our team by offering opportunities to train & enhance their skills.

Siphelelelisiwe Gugulethu Sithole

Principal and Founder

The organisational functions are channelled by Ms Gugulethu Sithole (Founder and Registered Planner) who has in the past years acquired extensive skills in Project Management, Geographic Information System, Development Planning and Environmental Management. She also acquired extensive skills during her service as a member of the Umkhanyakude District Wide Development Planning, during the period of 2012 -13.

Ms Sithole is now a member of the Municipal Tribunal, which was established in terms of Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (No. 16 of 2013), serving the Umgungundlovu District Municipality.

Educational Background:

  • Masters: Town & Regional Planning (MTRP)
  • B-Tech Management
  • National Diploma in Town and Regional Planning
  • Various short courses including:
    Office Management, Project Management, ArcGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS, ArcGIS Desktop III: Workflows and Analysis; Safety, Health & Environment.