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10 July 2018
Converge Consulting's first soccer team


Introducing Converge Consulting's first official soccer team!
We have entered into the five-a-side social soccer league at Century City, which forms part of our healthy living and social development, but most importantly, for the love of the game! 
Feel free to swing by and show our soccer stars some support!   







01 May 2018
The Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation, Cape Town

Article in the latest Architect and Builder Magazine, featuring a project of ours that opened to the public on 28 April 2018. 
Envisioned as a modern pavilion for art, the Norval Foundation overlooks an indigenous landscaped garden that integrates a rehabilitated wetland, sculpture park, amphitheater and picnic site with incredible lighting and high level building energy management system. 

06 December 2017
The Docklands, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Article in the latest Architect and Builder Magazine, featuring a project of ours that's underway and due for completion July 2018.
An office conversion into residential apartments meets the growing demand for accommodation in the CBD.

https://view.joomag.com/architect-and-builder-magazine-south-africa-oct-nov-2017/0979062001510265313
 



20 September 2017
Article in Property Wheel Magazine, September 2017 Edition

CAPE TOWN’S FORESHORE MAY WELCOME NEW OFFICE TOWER


dhk architects has unveiled proposals for an elegant new office development, 35 Lower Long, situated in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct.

Designed for land owner Ellerine Brothers and developers Abland, the new tower replaces a lower building designed in the late eighties.

As one of the first of a cluster of taller buildings envisaged in a presently underdeveloped area that is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial centre, the design of the building not only provides world class office space but aims to invigorate this part of the city, both on street level and within the greater city scape.

The sculptural building is characterised by dynamic glazed facades which extend seamlessly over the office and parking levels. New retail spaces animate the entire length of the street frontage, which sits on a busy pedestrian route across the city, breathing new life into the area. The wing-like glazing on the street-facing facades soars upwards past the chamfered corners of the building, creating a dynamic addition to the street and skyline.

The building will provide 13,470m˛ of premium office space and 334m 2 of retail, and will be completed early 2020.

 


05 September 2017
Maitland House Waiting Room Mural - Phase 1 in progress...

After the Converge Superhero Team spent the day at the Maitland Cottage Hospital on Mandela day this year, we returned for further work on the finer details. This is an update on the waiting room mural - phase 1 in progress.....


 http://mch.org.za/

31 August 2017
Article in Visi Magazine August 2017- 12 on V Development

The penthouse of one of our latest completed projects, the Twelve on V apartment building in Bantry Bay.
This development was recently featured in the August 2017 edition of Visi Magazine.
View this link for the full article and breathtaking photographs.

https://www.visi.co.za/blok-penthouse/


31 August 2017
Our next exciting office tower in the Cape Town Foreshore, 35 Lower Long, due for completion early 2020.

We are thrilled to have this project featured in the latest Architect and Builder magazine. 

https://view.joomag.com/architect-and-builder-magazine-south-africa-august-2017/0330179001503451629/...



25 July 2017
Mandela Day 2017 - Maitland Cottage Hospital

The Converge Superhero Team spent the day at the Maitland Cottage Hospital, one of only two Paediatric Orthopaedic Hospitals in the Southern Hemisphere, repainting the waiting room, varnishing furniture, and most importantly spending time with the kids!

Thank you to the Maitland Cottage Hospital Team for all the great work they do. For more information about Maitland Cottage Hospital please visit: http://mch.org.za/



10 July 2017
Job Shadowing 2017 - July/August

We have just had the pleasure of two student engineers working with us over the last six weeks, gaining work experience for the completion of their studies.

Paul Brooker is about to complete his final year studying BEng (Mechatronic) at the University of Stellenbosch and Heritier Sonde is in his third year at UCT, studying BSc (Eng) Electrical Engineering).

Thank you, Paul and Heritier for choosing Converge Consulting to gain work experience through. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and we wish you every success in your careers.

The photos of Paul and Heritier were taken at our team build on Mandela day, at Maitland Cottage Hospital. Thank you again for all your hard work being’ superheroes to the children.



19 April 2017
16 on Bree - Architect and Builder Magazine February 2017

16 on Bree is an exciting new development for Converge Consulting, working with FWJK Architects.

The R760 Million 36-storey mixed use high rise residential development, with ground floor retail shops, is located in the epicenter of of the vibrant Bree Street node of Cape Town.

This exciting development was mentioned in a great article of the February 2017 issue of Architect and Builder.

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0856385001488229527?page=18



19 April 2017
16 on Bree - Cape Towns Tallest Residential Building - Property Wheel

16 on Bree - Cape Towns Tallest Residential Building

A great article, in the Property Wheel February 2017, featuring Converge Consulting as the Electrical Engineers on the project

https://propertywheel.co.za/2017/02/16-on-bree-cts-tallest-residential-development-launched/?platform=hootsuite


19 April 2017
KPMG Place, Cape Town - Magazine and Builder Magazine - February 2017

KPMG Place, Cape Town

After 20 months of hard work, Converge Consulting is featured in the latest Architect and Builder magazine for the new KPMG offices in Cape Town! You'll see this iconic building going up as you drive past the Cape Town Foreshore over the next 24 months. 

A great article, featuring this exciting R400 Million project, where Converge Consulting are working with FWJK Architects as the Electrical Engineers. 

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/architect-and-builder-magazine-south-africa-may-june-2015/0582607001433336122?page=20

 


06 April 2017
Congratulations to Odwa Mhlebi on his GM Appointment

Congratulations to Odwa Mhlebi, Pr Techni, for recently being appointed General Manager of Converge Consulting. 
Odwa has made a significant contribution to Converge Consulting since joining the company two years ago.
His hard work and sheer determination to excel in everything he does, makes him a pleasure to work with. 



06 April 2017
Converge Consulting trying to make a difference to those less fortunate...

Converge Consulting participated in a Sanitary Drive, organised by JellyJam Castles PTY LTD, for those individuals living on the streets of Cape Town and desperate for such products. We are honored to have been a part of such a worthwhile and humane initiative. Thank you JellyJam Castles PTY LTD for all the good you are doing for our city.


06 April 2017
Job Shadowing for UCT Electrical Engineering Student

We have recently had the opportunity and privilege to have Julia Cuthbert, a second year Electrical Engineering UCT student with us for her 6 week job shadowing requirement. We wish Julia every success.



03 February 2017
Converge Consulting Turns 3!


Thank you to everyone who have played a part in ensuring Converge is what it is today. 

We're looking forward to another fantastic year with an abundance of projects, great clients and an incredibly inspiring, hardworking and loyal team.

Onward and upwards.



25 December 2016
Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May 2017 be a great year ahead.



15 December 2016
Converge Consulting 2016 Christmas Lunch

A festive and relaxing end to a great year of hard work - lunch at Harbor House. 


14 December 2016
Christmas Charity Drive for Ncedolwethu EduCare Centre

Converge Consulting spreading a little Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.

We as a company have a long-standing relationship with Ncedolwethu Edu-care Center and delivered 42 Santa Shoe Boxes for the children that the staff put together.

We had an incredibly humbling morning watching the children open their gifts. After much excitement, the children sang a few songs and Lizo said a few words.

We were extremely honored and privileged to have been able to spend the morning with these beautiful children.



Ncedolwethu Edu-care Center was established in 1994 by Florence Dodovu and is located in Mfuleni (near Blue Downs) in the Western Cape, South Africa. Florence currently has 9 children living with her that have been abandoned. 
 
She also runs an Edu-care Center for approximately 35 children from the neighbourhood (from 7 am to 5 pm from Mondays to Fridays). Many of the children rely on the Center for their only meal of the day.

In addition, at least 15 additional older children who are at primary school in the morning attend the Center in the afternoons, again many of whom rely on the Center for their only daily meal. http://www.ncedolwethu.org/






30 November 2016
Hatch Charity Drive

Our recent charity drive, together with valued and generous clients, was for Hatch.

Hatch is a non-profit organisation that organised starter kits for new moms from underprivileged areas, giving them and their babies some of the essentials for those first few weeks that most people take for granted.

Each hatch bag contains a blanket, baby grow, vests, hat, socks, nappies, cotton wool, wipes, baby soap, aqueous cream, a soft toy, and sanitary pads for mom. Hopefully hatch can make it a little easier for mom and baby.

For more information on this incredible initiative, or to make a donation, please contact them on jacqui@hatch.org.za or visit their website www.hatch.org.za



01 November 2016
Congratulations to Odwa Mhlebi for obtaining his PR status!!

A huge and well-deserved congratulations to Odwa Mhlebi, for becoming a Professional Engineering Technician!!!

Well done Odwa, you have worked hard and it's paid off.

Welcome to the PR Eng club xx



01 November 2016
Out and About - Showcasing the New Converge Cycling Gear

Our cycling enthusiasts, Dom, Leesa, Kyle, Keegan, Lizo and Richard showing off the new Converge Consulting cycle gear around Cape Town!







01 November 2016
The Converge Consulting Team Build 2016 - The Amazing Race

The day of our 2016 'surprise' Team Build had finally arrived.

The two teams were rearing to go, with much excitement and a good dose of competitive rivalry. 

The Amazing Race saw the 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' and the 'Killer Watts' desperately navigating themselves around Cape Town in mini buses, deciphering clues and tackling the many obstacles and challenges with spirit along the way.

It was a great day out with loads of laughter and a great team spirit.
 
A big thank you to Team Alliance, www.teambuildalliance.co.za for assisting us in organising such a successful and fun filled day.

Click below to see us all in action.....










01 November 2016
Well done to Dominic on a great cycle race and finish!

 Eselfontein 3 day cycle stage race....

A proud family welcoming Dom at the finish line.


07 October 2016
Welcome To Our Newest Electrical Engineer!

A warm welcome to John Fadiran, who has joined the Converge Team as a Junior Electrical Engineer.

John brings with him a vast theoretical background and a passion for Electrical Engineering that is so wonderful to see.

We look forward to working with him and seeing his career flourish.

Welcome aboard John!!!



22 August 2016
The Converge Team is Growing

We are thrilled to welcome Sandy Tayler, who has recently joined us as a Business Administrator.

Welcome aboard Sandy, we looking forward to working with you!



07 March 2016
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR 2016

Seven members of the Converge Consulting staff joined the Sisanda Fundaytion in their charity group, for the Cape Town Cycle Tour this past Sunday.
We are happy to report that the entire team finished the 109km race. It was a rewarding experience for all - keeping fit and raising funds for a very deserving cause.
http://www.sisanda.org.za/



05 February 2016
GRADUATION

We would like to congratulate one of our engineers, Odwa Mhlebi, on achieving a BTech in Project Management this year. Education and skills development is one of our Company’s core values. Together with PD Partners and the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) we have worked towards creating various skills development plans, thereby continuously contributing to our staff’s upliftment, and improving our performance as a company, through learning.







29 January 2016
OBS COURT

One of our current projects, located in Observatory, Cape Town, was mentioned in the Architect and Builder magazine. Obs Court is a student housing development, and is due for completion in December 2017. To view the article click here



01 December 2015
HOLIDAY DONATION

This December Converge Consulting decided to spread the holiday cheer to an often overlooked  sector of our society, and make their Christmas donation to the Douglas Murray Home for the Aged. The Home is located in the suburb of Retreat and provides residential care to the elderly and frail on a 24/7 basis.
For more information visit http://www.douglasmurray.co.za/ 

09 October 2015
JOB SHADOW

We recently had the privilege of assisting Lawrence House Youth Centre with the provision of job shadow opportunities for two of their scholars – Tommi and Bertin. Tommi and Bertin were introduced to draughting and building services, went along to sites, and even sat in on a couple of meetings. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the guys, and sharing our knowledge, expertise, and valued life skills with them. We are proud to support Lawrence House, and the wonderful work that they do.


25 September 2015
TEAM BUILDING 2015

The staff of Converge Consulting enjoyed some time out of the office for a day of Team Building. We spent the day doing a Corporate Culture workshop, a paired wine tasting, went clay pigeon shooting, followed by a delicious dinner. The team building was an excellent opportunity to improve our communication, productivity, and morale. Thank you to Slaley Stellenbosch for doing such a tremendous job of hosting our event.


17 August 2015
Madiba Day

We celebrated this Madiba Day by collecting blankets for the children at Lawrence House. A Child and Youth Care Centre that provides a special place of safety and care for abandoned and orphaned refugee children and unaccompanied foreign minors. We know the blankets will add a little warmth and colour in the cold winter weather. Thank you to the Lawrence House Team for all the great work they do. For more information about Lawrence House please visit: www.scalabrini.org.za/lawrence-house 


04 August 2015
WE HAVE MOVED!

We are proud to announce that due to your fantastic support and our recent growth, we have moved to new offices. Same great service - newly renovated location. 

Please visit us at our new address:
2nd Floor, Ebden House, Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

04 June 2015
KPMG Place featured in Architect and Builder Magazine

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03 March 2015
Odwa Mhlebi appointed as an Engineering Technician for Converge Consulting

We are pleased to announce that Odwa has joined the Converge team! Odwa holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and is currently studying a B. Tech. in Project Management. He is registered as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA and holds professional memberships with ECSA and SAIEE.

01 February 2015
February 2015 - Converge is one year old

Happy Birthday to Converge! 

We have achieved a great deal in a short time and have added several prestigious projects to our portfolio. 

We would like to thank our expanding team for their hard work, and our clients for all their support over the last year. 

We look forward to continuing our work with excellence and adding to our success.

13 August 2014
Our new BEE status

On the 12th of August 2014 Converge officially became a Level 4 Contributor with a B-BBEE Procurement Recognition Level of 100%.

19 July 2014
Mandela Day 2014

Converge Consulting is committed to its social responsibility policies. For Mandela Day 2014, Converge contributed 67 minutes of their time to the global movement for good, by putting together food parcels for the local community. Converge visited the Westlake United Church Trust to meet the trust members and drop off the donations.

02 June 2014
Tino Brink appointed as Director of Converge Consulting

We are pleased to announce that Tino has joined the Converge team! Tino holds a BTech cum laude degree and is a Pr Tech Eng. He is also a Green Building Council of SA Accredited Professional and holds professional memberships with ECSA, SAIEE and IESSA.