Our team

Meet Akwa Projects’ management team.

Pieter van Staden

Pieter has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and an Honours Degree in Spatial Planning at the University of the Free State. He has also completed an Environmental Auditors Course: ISO 14001 with IEMA, UK. His specialties are strategy creation, property portfolio and project management, costing, quality control and financial management. He has 8 years’ experience working in Town Planning with a private firm in Cape Town where his responsibilities included team management and supervision. Pieter has hands-on experience with site identification as per client’s needs and feasibility, CAD drafting, design and layout drawings of proposed infrastructure / equipment as well as environmental assessments.

Gert van Staden

Gert has an Agricultural Diploma from Neudam Agricultural College, Windhoek Namibia. With 18 years’ experience in all aspects of construction, plumbing and reticulation, Gert holds an exceptional professional track record for consistently meeting project deadlines. His expertise spans all aspects of building projects and he is committed to the delivery of quality work. In his current role as Manager at Akwa Projects, he mentors younger trainees.

The team

We employ young, energetic, and willing individuals whom we train, send on courses, and provide a stable employment environment. Our goal is for individual employees to progress and work themselves up to a managerial position, allowing other young employees to enter the training market.