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About PDG

PDG’s success is built on the foundation of over thirty years of consulting experience in providing quality advice and support to a wide range of government departments in all three spheres of government and other public sector stakeholders in South Africa and across the African continent.

PDG works in cooperative relationships with clients and parties to achieve successful outcomes in the public interest. We take pride in basing our strategic advice on empirical and quantitative analysis in combination with qualitative problem solving approaches and participative stakeholder engagements. We have significant expertise in the development of tools and approaches to support this analysis – including planning processes, survey methodologies, data management tools, decision-making frameworks, spatial analysis tools, maturity models, and public finance models for financial planning and infrastructure investment planning.

Our Values


We work together in teams through collegial relationships


We empower, include and respect our Clients


Our approach is rigorous and evidence-based


Our impact must be a more equitable Society


We operate with utmost integrity

Company Profile

PDG is a private limited liability company (Pty (Ltd) owned by employees and an employee trust. We are 51 % black-owned and have BEE Level 2 Status in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act. Although the company is managed by a board of directors, all staff are involved in strategic decision-making and undertaking management tasks.

PDG is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong affirmative action policy. PDG is committed to promoting diversity in its staff profile and ownership of the firm. This is being achieved through our approach to recruiting and a strong commitment to building the careers of those within the organisation. 

The company is registered with the Services SETA and 2% of employee time is allocated to training and development according to our staff development plan. 

A formal allocation of a share of company profit is allocated annually to a development fund in recognition of the responsibility of the firm to the development of disadvantaged South Africans. The disbursement of these funds varies from year to year based on staff proposals on suitable, sustainable projects.1