Training and Skills Development

General Construction and Technical Skills
Civil Engineering
Water and Wastewater Reticulation
Small Contractor Development
Labour Intensive Construction
Life Skills


Our training is for people working in the construction and engineering industries. It ranges from training on large infrastructure development projects to small maintenance projects at local municipalities, including labour-intensive construction training courses.


We train individuals and teams from various government departments, district and local municipalities, national corporations, local businesses and communities. Our trainees range from engineers to bus drivers, water and wastewater process controllers to emerging contractors, construction workers and community leaders.


Our experienced team designs and delivers SAVE’s training programmes. The training we provide meets rigorous standards and exceeds industry norms. Our training programmes and training practitioners, where applicable, are accredited and registered with the relevant accreditation authorities.


We ensure that our courses are affordable because we believe in promoting equal access to educational opportunities in South Africa. And they are conducted in the communities, or at the construction sites, where people need them. Our training also develops life skills that help empower people; in line with our core values.

Consulting Services

Programme Management
Construction Management
Skill Development Advisory
Labour Intensive Construction Advisory
Construction Mentoring
Public Transport Advisory
Dispute Resolution


In addition to training solutions, SAVE also provides consulting and advisory services to professionals in the engineering sector. Our consulting service is headed by Rinus, who is a qualified engineer.


Our areas of expertise include; general construction, engineering, public transport, skills development and labour-intensive construction.


Construction Management of small construction projects with training, labour intensive and job creation components.

Skills Development Advisory Services such as skills development and training strategies; as well as training programme design, implementation and management.
Public Transport Non-technical Support Solutions including consultations on taxi permit relinquishing; socio-economic studies; passenger, route and public transport infrastructure surveys and assessment; and various traffic counts.

Construction Mentoring Services to mentor and develop emerging and small contractors in various fields of their businesses. These include technical, financial, managerial, legal, administrative management, and planning.

Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) Advice on the promotion and development of LIC strategies, LIC project conceptions, design inputs and LIC project implementation and management.

Community Facilitation

Communication Plans
Project Information Campaign Facilitation
Identification of Project Beneficiaries
Community and Stakeholder Representation
Beneficiary Administration
Relocation Strategy Facilitation and Implementation
Relocation Assistance and Tenure Security
Progressive Project Communication

Putting development plans into action takes many different people. Land development of all kinds affects and involves the greater community directly and indirectly. Effective communication is thus imperative for the successful completion of development projects. The type of professional communication provided by SAVE’s skilled facilitators.


Working with Communities, SAVE helps organisations and communities work together to build a better South Africa. We do this by facilitating constructive engagement between teams and communities. 

Our goal is to reach the best outcomes for all stakeholders in construction projects. We focus on those affected by construction and related activities on construction projects, infrastructure development and built environment projects.


Community-Based Participatory Planning requires our skills, expertise and experience to mobilise and empower affected project beneficiary communities. This facilitates their active participation in the planning and implementation components of development projects.

The aim is to create a sense of project ownership and responsibility within the affected communities. This will result in the best project outcomes for all stakeholders in the present and future.