Our Core Values

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Professional and ethical in all our dealings
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Open communication with clients and stakeholders
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Budget, time, quality, value conscious
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We team up with emerging consultants/contractors wherever possible

Our Mission

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To be an industry leader in excellent service
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Meeting the briefs and aspirations of our clients
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Realising the ambitions and personal growth of our team
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To be a successful business enterprise

Our Core Values

Core Values Item
Professional and ethical in all our dealings
Core Values Item
Open communication with clients and stakeholders
Core Values Item
Budget, time, quality, value conscious
Core Values Item
We team up with emerging consultants/contractors wherever possible

Our Core Values

Our Mission Item
To be an industry leader in excellent service
Our Mission Item
Meeting the briefs and aspirations of our clients
Our Mission Item
Realising the ambitions and personal growth of our team
Our Mission Item
To be a successful business enterprise

Our Environment Policy

We are committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.

We will:

Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into our decision making and activities, promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner, actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers and suppliers. Reduce waste through re-use and recycling. Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable

Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly, communicate our environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it, we strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of our activities. We do this by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.

Our Management Team

Eric Foster

Director

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Eric Foster

Director

Eric Foster is a Civil Engineer with 37 years’ experience specialising in Transportation & Traffic Engineering and Project Management.  He holds a Hons B Eng. (Civil) and M Eng. (Transportation) from the University of Stellenbosch.

He started his career 1980 with the former Transvaal Provincial Administration.  He became Assistant Town Engineer for the Klerksdorp municipality.  He then joined the Cape Provincial Administration Roads Department and subsequently Jeffares & Green Inc. where, between 1991 and 2000 he moved from Associate to Executive Associate to Director.

He formed Eric Foster & Genote / Associates in 2000.  The firm became EFG Engineers (Pty) Ltd in 2005 with him as one of the three founding members.

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David Faure

Director

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David Faure

Director

David Faure is a Civil Engineer with 27 years’ experience specialising in Transportation & Traffic Engineering, Road & Rail Planning, Geometric Design and Environmental Science.

He holds a BSc Civil Engineering and MSc Environmental Science from the University of Cape Town.

He started his career in 1990 as Engineer in Transportation & Urban Roads at VKE Consulting Engineers, Cape Town and was promoted to Senior Engineer in 1996. He became an Associate at Jeffares & Green Inc., Cape Town.  He started David Faure Consulting Engineers in 2001 and ran the practice until 2005 when Eric Foster & Genote, David Faure Consulting Engineers and James Marais Siviele Ontwerp joined forces and started EFG Engineers Pty (Ltd).

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James Marais

Director

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James Marais

Director

James Marais is a Professional Technologist with 37 years’ experience who specialises in Municipal Services, Geometric Design and Contract Management.  He holds a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering.

He started his career in 1980 at the Harbour Engineer in Cape Town and later joined the City Engineer’s Department in Welkom. Then, after a fifteen-year stint with Jeffares & Green Inc., Cape Town, he set up his own consulting practice, James Marais Siviele Ontwerp.

Eric Foster & Genote, David Faure Consulting Engineers and James Marais Siviele Ontwerp joined forces and started EFG Engineers Pty (Ltd).

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Theo la Grange

Director

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Theo la Grange

Director

Theo la Grange is a Civil Engineer with 38 years of experience specialising in Road Design, Pavement Design, Pavement Management, Construction Project Management and Site Supervision.  He holds a Hons B Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, a B Eng. Hons in Pavement Materials as well as a Project Management Certificate from the University of Pretoria.

He joined the South African Railways and Harbours in Johannesburg after graduating. Between 1982 and 1988 he was Resident Engineer for Scott & De Waal (later Stewart Scott) on different projects, before moving to their Cape Town office. As Senior Engineer he oversaw several projects and became Associate, office manager and Head of Transport.

After starting an engineering business he re-joined Scott Stewart and later Jeffares & Green, East London as Resident Engineer.  He joined EFG Engineers Pty (Ltd) in 2007.

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Aloysius Horniman

Director

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Aloysius Horniman

Director

 

Aloysius Horniman is a Professional  Technologist with 19 years’ experience and specializes in roads and infrastructure design, as well as traffic and transportation.

He holds a BTech in Urban Engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has been involved in the design and management of a range of projects in the abovementioned fields.

He received his in-service training with the City of Cape Town : Bellville, after which he joined their Traffic and Transportation section as a Technician.

He moved to Jeffares & Green (Pty) Ltd in 1997 where he worked as a Technician in their Roads Section.

In 2004 he joined GIBB Consulting Engineers where he worked in their Transportation and Civil Departments.

He joined the EFG Engineers team in 2007 and became a director in 2016.

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Gideon Hahn

Associate

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Gideon Hahn

Associate

Gideon Hahn is a Professional Technologist, specialising in Geometric Design, Municipal Services, Field / Construction Survey and Civil Designer software.  He holds a B Tech in Civil Engineering and a National Survey Diploma.

He started his career as surveyor at the Cape Provincial Administration’s Transport and Traffic Department.  He was promoted to Senior Surveyor at the Eastern Cape Provincial Government before joining Moutons Transport and Civils. In 1999 he moved to the Western Cape Government’s, Road Infrastructure Branch, Geometric Design Section where he became Acting Master Technician.

He joined EFG Engineers in 2006 and is involved in the design of urban developments as well as Provincial and rural roads. He became an associate in 2013.

 

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Werner van Rooyen

Associate

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Werner van Rooyen

Associate

Werner van Rooyen is a Professional Technologist with 9 years’ experience who specialises in Municipal Services, Geometric Design, Infrastructure Design, Site Supervision and Contract Management.

He holds a BTech degree in Urban Engineering and a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has experience in both design and contract supervision of civil engineering projects and traffic engineering assignments.

He joined EFG Engineers Pty (Ltd) in 2008 and became an Associate in 2017.

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EFG continuously trains our team both internally and externally to broaden and deepen their expertise as well as the range of technical services we offer. Academic training is fully supported at graduate and post-graduate level. We are committed to professionally train and register our staff with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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