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Collective Years Experience
Our Company

Ignite Advisory Services

IGNITE Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd was established in 2007 and specialize in consulting in all spheres of government. Our professional team is diverse, multi-disciplinary and highly qualified, covering the fields of strategy development and performance integration, talent and performance management, human resources, governance, and reporting. Our success is built on sound client service, specialization principles and our strategy to grow from within. The employees of Ignite own 70% of the business shares, which means that the employees can grow in their own skillsets and take real ownership of the work they deliver.

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Our Value Proposition

Our core value proposition is that we employ a team with exceptional professional skills and experience that can be applied across a range of government processes and our specialized services.

Expertise

We are specialists in strategy development, the design and institutionalization of organizational and individual performance, performance reporting, corporate governance and risk, talent management, business process design and human resource management.

Our team has worked in provincial government, local government, Auditor-General and Big 4 Consulting firms as senior managers.

Clients

Our clients include local, provincial, and national government in mainly Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal as well as the Northern and Western Cape. We are supporting more than 40 municipalities with performance management.

Twelve (12) of the twenty (20) municipalities that achieved a clean audit for the 2018/19 financial year have been our clients for more than 10 years.

Service Standards

We offer a unique tailor-made service to our clients based on their environment, circumstances and needs and thrive on providing a value add to all our clients. We aim to provide cost-effective and efficient solutions to ensure sustainability whilst transferring skills to our clients.

70% of our clients have made use of our services for the past 15 years which can be ascribed to our dedication to service excellence and client satisfaction.

Leadership

We have a dynamic leadership team, with Attie Butler as CEO and co-founder. He motivates and drives us to constantly innovate and provide our customers with the best solutions, that consistently add value to their industry.

He is supported by Adele Yiatses as the associate director, who coordinates all the operational delivery and ensures consistency and the exceptional standards that we are known for.

 

Our Members

Expert Professionals

The key team members have extensive combined local, provincial, and national government experience in excess of 153 years.  The success of our organisation depends on understanding our environment, current and future integrated needs of our clients, whilst capturing and maintaining a competitive edge.  Our team of experts work with our clients to develop scalable, efficient, and sustainable business processes. 

Attie Butler
Attie Butler
Well-known as the expert in strategy development and business process design. This Big 4 trained consultant pioneered the design and implementation of shared services and performance management in SA local government. He lectured and presented various papers in local government. CEO Magazine’s CEO of the year, Cape Town, 2022.
Adele Yiatses
Adele Yiatses
Registered Government Auditor (RGA) with extensive public-sector performance and regularity audit and risk management experience gained with the Auditor-General. She is well-known for her expertise in the implementation of performance management and the implementation of governance processes in local government for more than 15 years.
Edward Jantjies
Edward Jantjies
This human resources and talent management guru holds an MPA. PGDIP PM, PG Education, B Econ and is a member of IMPSA and SABPP. He has more than 20 years executive leadership experience in local government and is responsible for the implementation of R890 and human resource management consulting projects.
Richard Bruiners
Richard Bruiners
Certified Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional (GRCP) who is a risk specialist with a primary focus on integrating governance, risk, and compliance strategies. Key areas of expertise relate to Integration of standard operating procedures, risk management practices, and audit procedures for early identification of risks and real-time mitigation, system development and improvement.
Herdi Vermeulen
Herdi Vermeulen
Ex-director in Local Government Support who holds a B.Econ. She has more than 25 years local government and governance experience. She is exceptional in strategy development of rural municipalities and is responsible for drafting IDP’s, SDBIP’s and performance reports. She also assists with the implementation of individual performance and governance projects.
Ermin Dreyer
Ermin Dreyer
Our specialist in compliance and holds a B.Com and is responsible for the implementation of performance management, standard operating procedures, and governance processes. He also specializes in performance reporting, development of performance indicators and system descriptions.
Glynis Abrahams
Glynis Abrahams
Specializes in the development of integrated development plans, implementation of performance management, standard operating procedures, and governance processes. She has experience as IDP, performance and compliance manager at municipal level.
Sanelle Posthumus
Sanelle Posthumus
Our specialist in individual performance management holds a National Diploma in Public Relations. She also specializes in performance reporting, development of performance indicators and system descriptions.
Keanu Vaughan
Keanu Vaughan
Our support consultant who is responsible for our support desk as well as technical training on our software.
Chelsea Yiatses
Chelsea Yiatses
Our newest team member holds a B.Com strategic management and is assisting with performance and project implementation.

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Better Together

Better together - Ignite Advisory Services

Mossel Bay Municipality's 'Social Time' initiative unites residents for shared experiences, fostering a stronger community.

uMlalazi Municipality initiates 'Focus Discussion,' channeling collective insights to drive targeted strategies and enhance community development.

Better together - Ignite Advisory Services
Better together - Ignite Advisory Services

Ignite Travel soars with 'Flying High,' offering exhilarating experiences and seamless journeys for adventure enthusiasts.

Dawid Kruiper Municipality promotes community growth through 'Knowledge Sharing,' fostering collaboration and empowering residents with shared insights.

Better together - Ignite Advisory Services
Better together - Ignite Advisory Services

Ignite Workshop sparks empowerment with 'Skills Transfer,' igniting a transformative journey of learning and growth.

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Our Clients

Our clients allow us to design and implement innovative solutions that allow them to be more efficient and to obtain improved audit outcomes. Some of these examples include:

  • We were the 1st to implement performance management on all levels in local government.
  • We were the 1st to develop and implement an integrated performance management web-based system in South Africa.
  • Our iComply compliance monitoring software was the 1st of its kind and is still a unique tool promoting compliance and improved audit outcomes.
  • We were the 1st to successfully implement a shared services model in SA local government. Our CEO also published The Inter-municipal co-operation / shared services guide.
  • Our team members are often asked to deliver training at universities and conferences. Our CEO published guides on the practical implementation / auditing of performance.
  • We were the 1st to host a conference for our clients on the implementation of the new municipal staffing regulations.
  • 88% of our clients achieved a clean audit outcome on performance during the audit of the 2021/22 financial year.
  • Our clients include 42 municipalities, 3 provincial departments and 3 national departments.