ABOUT US

FIRST PLAN strives to achieve their objectives by maintaining professional integrity, impartiality and objectivity towards the client, the public, other consultants and fellow colleagues.

Since 1991 the partners have handled various projects, including viability studies, structure- and strategic planning and assessment of planning applications for Local Authorities

To date, the partners have been involved in the planning of approximately 28,000 residential opportunities in the Western-, Southern-, Northern- and Eastern Cape and consequently gained wide experience and expertise in this field.

OUR CORE VALUES

CLIENT SERVICE
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Reliability
  • Loyalty
COST-EFFICIENCY
  • Fair & Reasonable Fees
  • Limited Overheads
  • Multi-disciplinary Project Approach
  • Design Optimisation to ensure Viability
  • Innovation to improve Profitability
PRODUCT QUALITY
  • Qualified & Experienced Staff
  • Design Review Processes
  • Quality Control Systems
  • Long-term Sustainability
  • Environmental Sensitivity

THE PARTNERS

THE TEAM

André Beukes, a Capetonian by birth, attended the University of Stellenbosch from where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning in 1991. Prior to the establishment of FIRST PLAN he practised as a Town and Regional Planner in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town where he has been involved in various development projects.

Gideon Roos, a Capetonian by birth, attended the University of Stellenbosch from where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in 1987, an Honours Degree in Urban Geography in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning in 1991. Since then he has been working as a Town and Regional Planner in private practice in the Western Cape.

Aélenè Rummel
Qualifications: B Econ (US); B Tech Town & Regional Planning (CPUT)
Experience: 20 years as Town Planner

Christine Havenga
Qualifications: B.A. & Master’s in Town & Regional Planning (US); M Phil in Conservation of the Built Environment (UCT)
Experience: 30 years as Town Planner

Karlo Hendriksz
Qualifications: ND Town & Regional Planning (CPUT)
Experience: 15 years as Town Planner

Charlene Taljaard
Qualifications: CAD Drafting – Transnet
Experience: 39 years as CAD Operator & Plan Drafting

Anoeska van Niekerk
Reception/Administration
Qualifications: National Senior Certificate 2008
Experience: 11 years as receptionist, also responsible for administration & client liaison.