(isiXhosa noun)

the soil  l  ground  l  the earth  the world

Umhlaba Consulting Group (Pty) Ltd is a multi-disciplinary consultancy specialising in spatial planning, land use management and development facilitation with a land-legal focus.  The objective of our work is to generate appropriate and sustainable solutions to the complex development challenges facing South Africa.   MORE

Umhlaba's Town & Regional Planning division specialises in the full range of statutory land use management and strategic forward planning services.

Town & Regional Planning

Umhlaba has specialised in rural development  initiatives since the organisation was established in 2003.


Umhlaba's land reform portfolio encompasses land tenure and land rights inquiries, legal land inquiries and process planning

Land Reform
& Legal Services

Development planning and project implementation in South Africa always requires proactive stakeholder consultation and community social facilitation.

Institutional Development
& Facilitation

Using the latest technology, the Umhlaba Consulting Group's Geographic Information Services unit provides IT support to all development planning and land use management projects.

GIS & Mapping Services