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About Us

For many of the people in the townships, it’s a dream to be employed

Joost Meulenberg
COO Rhiza Consultancy

Our Vision

We firmly believe that success in IT can be both profitable and impactful. At Rhiza Consultancy, we offer diverse models for assembling high-performing teams in South Africa. You can either fully integrate the team into your company or choose our management and support services. With our extensive experience, we excel in maximizing team potential and mitigating challenges.

Our aim is to ease your burdens, while our IT consultants help your company thrive. Importantly, all profits from Rhiza Consultancy are channeled back into Rhiza Babuyile, directly supporting education, healthcare, and skills development in South Africa.

Interested in learning more? We’re eager to connect with you. Let’s collaborate to make the world a better place.

Our Mission

Our people goal – reducing youth unemployment

We are on a mission to eradicate extreme poverty.
With the people working for and with Rhiza Consultancy we are working hard on reaching commercial goals and providing the IT services needed at companies and only with that already, we are making a big contribution to the South African society.

Our goal with Rhiza Consultancy is to reduce youth unemployment over the next 5 years with 20% in all categories. We believe that with your support – and the commercial win-win opportunity – we can make this happen.

Creating job employment by skills development

63,9% of the people between 15-24 years old is unemployed. For the age of 25-34 years, 42,1% is unemployed. This was the result of a recent study by the South African government.

This is a huge number and has been a problem for South Africa for many years. That is also why we believe so much that Rhiza Consultancy can provide great joy, belonging and contribution to the people of South Africa.

Our people have various backgrounds, ranging from those who came from extreme poverty to those closely above it. Either way, their circumstances weren’t as sweet as known in more ‘Western’ cultures. They had to work hard to learn, get educated and had to surround themselves with the right people to get where they are right now.

They had to work for many of the basic rights a person should have, and next to that the people selected for Rhiza Consultancy have also gone the extra mile by investing in their own education, skills development and personal growth.

And to repeat the obvious; many of these hard-working, talented people do not have job since they are ‘simply’ not available.

Developing Lives Is In Our DNA

Rhiza Consultancy stems from the rise of Rhiza Babuyile – which originally founded in 2005 and has been developing lives eversince.
Rhiza is a Greek name meaning “roots” while Babuyile is a Zulu name meaning “they have come back”. By upskilling entrepreneurs and young people, we assist them to contribute to the economic growth and dynamism within their communities.

We are well-positioned and eager to give back to the spaces that mould them and can further sow the entrepreneurial and educational seeds needed for sustainability.

With Rhiza Consultancy we envision that we can both reduce youth unemployment within South Africa by being the ‘bridge to work’ with our partners and also – all profit of Rhiza Consultancy will flow back 100% to Rhiza Babuyile. Which directly contributes to providing education and healthcare and eradicating extreme poverty.

The Townships

Many of our graduates and students come from or live in those areas and the challenges there are all around having sufficient water, electricity, sewerage and of course proper education and healthcare.

With Rhiza Babuyile and with many partners we’ve been able to help thousands of people already to live human-worthy lifes and with your help for Rhiza Consultancy, we can go full circle and help so many more..

An Ecosystem For Success

We have been fortunate enough to partner with several trainingspartners and big IT companies who help us with advancing the IT skills of our people.

Based on your needs, we either leverage our current graduate and alumni network for your success or we train students in their last year in your required skills together with you, providing skilled resources and a smooth onboarding.

Rhiza Consultancy’s Community


We have an initial group of >15 consultants who are part of Rhiza Consultancy

Graduates / Alumni

More than 100 people ready for employment


Who are in their last year of education and ready for the job market within 1 year (+50 people)


Which are internships happening in South Africa specifically for the Black Empowerment Act (+50 people in 2023)

Rhiza’s network

We also work with various support organizations in South Africa to find the right people for your needs; enabling us to a larger pool of +1 000 talents in South Africa