Organise to change the world

OUR SERVICE VALUES

A PUBLIC ETHOS

Public Ethos Consulting espouses the well-organised pursuit of the greater good
- of a public ethos as an effective organising principle.

BETTER ORGANISATION FOR GREATER IMPACT

You organise for the greater good - we help you to organise better.
We generate strategic insight, overcome knowledge gaps, build organisational capabilities, and address key organisational issues.

RIGOROUS INDEPENDENCE

Our expert associates provide independent advice, assessment, facilitation, and diagnostic services.

ADVISORY SERVICES

In complex environments, organisational knowledge and insight are crucial to good governance and effective management.

Public Ethos Consulting works with Boards and Executives to generate strategic insight and to address critical organisational issues.

WE OFFER:

  • Holistic organisational assessment
  • Ethics climate and culture assessment
  • Strategy facilitation
  • Board and Executive appraisal
  • Functional area assessments
  • eLearning capability
  • Programme and project evaluation
  • Critical issue diagnosis.

Our services are tailored to the unique context in which your organisation operates. We can help you to address the specific challenges and issues that keep you up at night.

For Public Entities

We help you to generate strategic insight, overcome knowledge gaps, and address key organisational issues.

National and provincial public entities (PFMA)

We support public entities that are subject to the PFMA and associated Treasury Regulations.

Executive Authorities

We support Executive Authorities to oversee a portfolio of public entities.

Services For the Board For Management
Assessment
  • State-of-the-organisation assessment for Boards
  • Organisational ethics assessment
  • Board appraisal
  • Executive performance assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement assessment
  • Organisational sustainability and risk assessment
  • State-of-the-organisation assessment for management
  • Functional area assessment:
    • Financial management
    • Electronic communications practice
    • eLearning systems and practice
    • Grants management systems
    • Fundraising practice
  • Programme and project evaluation
Facilitation
  • Board strategy facilitation
  • Strategic planning facilitation
Diagnosis & Advice
  • Governance issue diagnosis:
    • Organisational sustainability and performance issues
    • Legal and compliance matters
  • Management issue diagnosis:
    • Operational performance issues
    • Functional area diagnosis
  • Programme and project evaluation

For Non-Profit
Organisations (NPOs)

Better organisation for greater impact

By generating knowledge and insight, we help NPOs become more strategic and to address key organisational areas and challenges.

We support good governance and strategic action for greater impact

Services For the Board For Management
Assessment
  • State-of-the-organisation assessment for Boards
  • Board appraisal
  • Executive performance assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement assessment
  • State-of-the-organisation assessment for management
  • Functional area assessment:
    • Financial management
    • Electronic communications practice
    • eLearning systems and practice
    • Grants management systems
    • Fundraising practice
  • Programme and project evaluation
Facilitation
  • Board strategy facilitation
  • Strategic planning facilitation
  • Strategic planning facilitation
Diagnosis & Advice
  • Governance issue diagnosis:
    • Organisational sustainability and performance issues
    • Legal and compliance matters
  • Management issue diagnosis:
    • Operational performance issues
    • Functional area diagnosis
  • Programme and project evaluation

For Higher Education
Institutions (HEIs)

We support academic entities: faculties,
departments, institutes, and centres

We can help you to strategize for academic sustainability and to address key functional areas and gaps.

Services For Management
Assessment
  • State-of-the-organisation assessment for academic management
  • Functional area assessment:
    • Financial management
    • Electronic communications practice
    • eLearning systems and practice
    • Grants management systems
    • Fundraising practice
  • Programme and project evaluation
Facilitation
  • Strategic management planning facilitation

ASSOCIATES

COMMITMENT TO THE GREATER GOOD

Our associates have all chosen to work for organisations that pursue
the greater good. They understand the unique power, and equally unique challenges, of leading public benefit organisations.

DEEP EXPERTISE

Our associates are domain experts and they have all done this before. They bring their expertise to bear on every assignment.

RIGOROUS INDEPENDENCE

Our associates provide independent organisational
assessment, strategy facilitation, organisational capability-building, and diagnostic services that are evidence-based and support strategic action.

Seelan Naidoo
Principal Associate | BCom (UNISA), Mphil (Stellenbosch), PhD (St Gallen)
Seelan has served in governance, executive, academic, and advisory roles for NPOs, public entities, and HEIs over a 20-year career. He holds a PhD in Organisation Studies and Cultural Theory and is an academic and practice expert on strategy and decision-making for public benefit organisations.
Specialist services: Organisational development and change management, strategy facilitation, organisational assessment and diagnosis, organisational sustainability, organisational ethics.
Sikkie Kajee
Associate | BCompt, Hons BCompt (UNISA), MBA (UKZN). Chartered Director (SA), FCIS
Sikkie is an accountant and has served as auditor, advisor, and Board trustee to a variety of public entities and NPOs over the past 25 years. He is a practicing expert on financial accountability and corporate governance.
Specialist services: Board appraisal, Board establishment, audit issue diagnosis, accounting and financial management assessment.
Fazela Mahomed
Associate | BA Public Admin Hons (UWC), MAP (WITS)
Fazela served as head of finance and administration at the Constitutional Assembly, as the lead ethics official at Parliament, and as an advisor to the North West Provincial Legislature over a 25-year career in the public sector. She is a practicing expert on ethical governance and public accountability
Specialist services: Organisational ethics assessment, stakeholder engagement assessment, critical issue diagnosis.
Ziyaad Adam
Associate | BAcc (UDW), BCompt Hons (Unisa), Dip Advanced Tax (UNISA), MCom (UJ), CA (SA)
Ziyaad has served as a CFO, consultant, and lecturer over a 20-year career. He is a Chartered Accountant and an expert on the PFMA and all aspects of financial accountability for public benefit organisations.
Specialist services: : Assessment and diagnosis of accounting/financial reporting, systems and controls, audit issue resolution, management accounting, compliance with the PFMA and Treasury Regulations.
Maglin Moodley
Associate | Teacher's Dip, BEd Hons (UP), MEd (UP), PhD (WITS)
Maglin has served as a teacher, lecturer and researcher specialising in the field of technology in education.
Specialist services: Educational technology infrastructure assessment, assessment of online teaching and learning.
Lawson Naidoo
Associate | Hons (Logistics), MOL, DBA
Lawson is a seasoned consultant, researcher, and expert in the field of supply chain management and holds a doctorate in administration. He has served in numerous public sector procurement roles over a 28-year career.
Specialist services: : Procurement system integrity assessment, pre-tender scoping, project assurance.
Rizwana Bawa
Associate | BA (Natal), BA Hons (Natal)
Rizwana has worked as a consultant in the field of strategic communications and reputation management for over two decades. She focuses on achieving organisational improvement through strategic positioning and brand custodianship.
Specialist services: Brand positioning assessment, online presence assessment, stakeholder engagement assessment.
Sershan Naidoo
Associate | ND Analytical Chemistry, CMM, PG Dip Development Communications, PG Dip Results Based Monitoring

Sershan specialises in communications, stakeholder relations, and grant administration. With over 30 years experience in the NGO and government sectors, he is a highly regarded practitioner and serves on numerous Boards.

Specialist services: strategic communications, stakeholder relations, grant administration.
Adv Ryno De Water
Associate | MPhil (Fraud Risk Management), LLB

Ryno is an Advocate and specialises in forensic law and investigation in the public sector with over a decade of experience at National Treasury and the Auditor-General among others. He is a senior lecturer in forensic auditing at UNISA’s College of Accounting Sciences and a lecturer at UP’s Unit for Forensic Accounting.

Specialist services: forensic law and auditing, accountability improvement, supply chain integrity enhancement.
Cahil Sankar
Associate | BA Communications (Multimedia)

Cahil is a digital communications specialist with a particular focus on creating digital experiences that are both effective and strategically aligned. He is the co-founder of Milk Studios.

Specialist services: UI and UX design, digital auditing, website design and development, SEO strategy and implementation.