CSV was established as a Partnership in January 2008 and registered and operates as a private company from 1 March 2008. The three Directors, however, have a combined working experience of more than 75 years. This experience was gained while working with leading firms and institutions in the consulting, mining, utility and academic fields. They therefore bring with them a large amount of expertise to CSV.

The company was acquired by EOH Mthombo in November 2015. Following the restructuring of EOH the consultancy was placed under the NEXTEC group of companies (click here to view NEXTEC website) as from the 1st August 2018. Nextec houses a number of ‘domain’-specific businesses that focus on a particular industry or sector of the economy. CSV fits comfortably in Nextec’s Industrial Technologies fold with other in-house water focussed consultancies which include GLS Consulting, WRP Consulting Engineers, Dihlase Consulting Engineers and Civec Civil Engineering Consultants, amongst others. The associate consultancies seamlessly complement CSV’s services to the water sector.


• Dr Tony Ceronio, Pr Eng, MSAICE, FWISA, MAWWA

Tony is a civil engineer who has spent his professional life working on and around water and wastewater treatment plants. His focus is on research and development work and performance assessment of civil engineering infrastructure with a particular interest in regulatory support of plant owners and operators. Tony serves on a number of Water Research Commission steering committees in this regard. This has led to Tony being involved in a number of training initiatives. On a more technical level, Tony contributes to the firm and projects in terms of feasibility studies, process design, and specialist reactor design. Tony has some 35 publications to his credit.

• Mr Tony Smith, Pr Tech Eng, MWISA, MSAICE

Tony has spent most of his professional life in the design office and on construction sites. As such his detailed understanding of design, contracts and construction adds important skills to the CSV basket. Tony’s work is characterised by accuracy and efficiency. Tony sees to the design, standards and specification generation, tender document compilation, tender evaluation and project management within CSV. Tony has demonstrated particular skill in the mechanical engineering components of bulk infrastructure and is frequently called in by clients and contractors alike for a specialist opinion. Tony has been working in civil engineering and mechanical engineering since 1985.

Mr D.P.G. Govender

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The Directors at CSV are supported by capable design and administrative staff namely:

• Mr Gustav Vlok, Pr Eng, MSAICE, MIMESA
Gustav’s is a registered professional engineer with experience in the water and sanitation industry since 2000. Gustav’s experience ranges from involvement in feasibility study analyses to designing of water and sanitation related infrastructure. Gustav’s design experience includes the hydraulic design of water and sewage infrastructure. He has been responsible for the design of bulk water supply infrastructure which includes sewage and water pumping stations of various capacities as well as the design of reticulation networks, bulk pipelines and reservoirs. Gustav has completed his Masters degree in stochastic analysis of bulk water supply systems. Gustav has been involved in the drafting of tender documentation and contract management and for numerous projects.

• Dr Michele Kruger, Pr Eng, MSAICE, MWISA
Dr Kruger has Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Civil Engineering. She has been involved in water projects since 2004 which includes managing of projects, client liaison, design and contract management in the fields of water and wastewater treatment, sewer master planning, potable water, reticulation design, sewer water reticulation design, open channel design, stormwater reticulation design, stormwater attenuation, pollution control, bulk water transfer, industrial reticulation, fire protection and opencast mine planning. Expertise and experience includes excellent knowledge of BIOWIN, HECRAS, MS Office, communication skills and report writing skills.

• Mr Glen Makwanyane, Pr Eng, MSAIEE
Glen is a Professional Engineer with extensive experience in electrical and control & instrumentation engineering on water and wastewater treatment plants. After qualification in 1998, has been active in, and has been gaining experience in all aspects of electrical and control & instrumentation engineering as it pertains to water and wastewater treatment.

Mrs Leanne Coetzee, Pr.Nat.Sci, MSc Agric (Microbiology), MWISA
Leanne has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology and is a Professional Natural Scientist. She started her career in 1999 with experience in all aspects of drinking water treatment, analysis and operations. She managed the City of Tshwane’s Blue Drop performance until 2012, including Water Safety Planning and compilation of all information required for the Blue Water Services Audit. She has experience in managing the drinking water laboratory and operation of water treatment plants. She enjoys plant optimisation and research and training of process controllers and laboratory staff. She also sits on the SABS Technical Committee 147 Water Quality as current Chairman and as the Chairman of International Standards Organisation (ISO) TC 147 Steering Committee 1 Terminology. She is also a previous chairman of the WISA Water Science division and is a Class 6 process controller. She is a qualified Blue and Green Drop Lead Inspector. She has spoken at various conferences/ seminars and submitted various papers.

Dr Gina Pocock, Pr.Sci.Nat., PhD (Microbiology), MWISA
Gina holds a PhD degree in Microbiology and a BSc Honours degree in Applied Science (Water Utilisation Engineering), and is a Professional Natural Scientist. Gina is a water treatment and water quality specialist who has been active in the South African water industry since 2006. She is passionate about the research and development of innovative and sustainable water treatment technologies and their successful implementation of technologies through the innovation chain. Gina has experience in research and development of water treatment processes and products, assessments and refurbishment of waste and potable water treatment plants, technology due diligence, water quality monitoring and compliance, water supply feasibility studies, technical report writing, project implementation and project management. She has been the principle researcher and project leader on numerous Water Research Commission (WRC) funded projects. She serves as an independent reviewer of proposals for the WRC and has sat on various project reference committees.

• Mr Jaco Coetzee, Engineer: BEng (Civil)
Jaco is a Candidate Engineer and his experience includes assisting and supervising of water treatment plant construction for mechanical and civil works. He is responsible for managing construction supervision, payment certificates and detail drawings on-site. He is also responsible for investigating alternative water treatment practises which will aid detailed design. He has experience in the design, costing, developing control philosophy and project managing of various packaged water treatment solutions ranging from 100 m3/day to 5 Ml/d sizes. Jaco completed his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2010, whereafter he started his experience in the water field.

• Mr Louis Krouwkamp, Pr Eng, MWISA
Louis is a Professional Engineer (Mech) and started his career in the water and wastewater industry after qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer in 2009. He started in the construction industry where his focus was on the design and manufacturing and installation of equipment for wastewater treatment industry. Thereafter he moved to equipment sales in the water and wastewater industry where he was responsible for equipment design, equipment specification, tendering and client liaisons. Louis joined CSV in August 2015 where he took up responsibilities related to mechanical plant design and specification for water and wastewater plants.

• Mr Benjamin McDonald
Benjamin completed his draughting qualification at African Academy in 2007. He was one of the few students hand-picked to work at a big Mining House, focusing on assisting with the draughting of mechanical, structural, civil and process piping. In the 10 years of working in the mining industry, he accumulated experience in CAD programs such as Autodesk Revit, Inventor, Navisworks Management, CAD 2D & 3D & Bentley Auto Plant 3D Structural. His work experience also includes working for a consulting company as a Senior Design Draughtsman, taking responsibility for architectural and structural draughting which included creating P&ID’s and processing drawings on Auto CAD, Revit and Plant 3D. Benjamin is employed by CSV as a Senior Draughtsman. He adds his knowledge and experience previously gained to a highly efficient draughting office operating at the cutting edge of computer aided draughting of engineering designs.

• Ms Antoinette Maluleke
Antoinette is currently employed as an Admin/Project Administrator/Office Manager. She has been involved in the engineering administration field since 2006. She is responsible for the administrative functioning of the office. On the technical side, she is involved in all aspects of project administration within the team. This includes data capturing, organizing meetings and minute taking, filing, diary management, typing of technical documents and correspondence and putting together client tenders as well as bid documents/procedures. She is completely computer literate in the use of software programmes. She communicates and interacts comfortably at all levels with people from various cultural backgrounds.

• Mrs Rita Erasmus
Rita is responsible for financial control of projects and has been working in the water environment since 2001. She is proficient in the software required for the financial function of the company and its projects. Her main functions include the generation of accurate and timeous internal and external financial reports on the company and also to assist with the financial management of engineering projects.

CSV (subsidiary of Nextec) is certified as a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor and therefore enjoys 135% BEE recognition under current legislation. CSV acknowledges its responsibility regarding BBBEE, its community and the environment and actively supports BBBEE principles through the appointment of appropriate candidates, the development of its staff, the selection of its partners and suppliers and the realisation of its social responsibility. In addition to this CSV will execute its duties in an environmentally responsible manner.


CSV runs a fully operational consulting engineering office. It has sufficient and appropriate technology in
place and uses advanced software to execute it responsibilities in a professional and responsible manner.

CSVwater is an ISO9001:2015 certified company. Its quality management systems are therefore recognised
as being of the highest standards.

CSV carries adequate Professional Indemnity insurance for the projects it undertakes. CSV is a member firm
to Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Association and considers itself bound to the Code of Conduct
issued by CESA.

The Directors and senior technical staff members of CSV are registered with the Engineering Council of South
Africa, South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and the South African Council for Project and
Construction Management Professions as professional practitioners and are members of the following
organisations and institutions:

South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE)
South African Institute of Chemical Engineering (SAIChE)
SA Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)
The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP)
Water Institute of South Africa (WISA)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA)

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