OUR VISION / MISSION
Our mission is to provide a professional and ethical town planning service to our clients. We are up front with clients, other professionals and officials regarding property applications and policies. We deal in all aspects in an ethical and moral way. We strive to establish solid professional relationships with officials at local government level, consequently ensuring that land use rights applications can be dealt with quickly and effectively.
The point of departure is to investigate all proposed applications in advance against the policies of the relevant authorities to determine the chances of success. Applications for township establishment, rezoning, subdivision and consent uses are all evaluated to determine what is required to ensure a fast approval procedure.
Rinus Brits is a town planner, who is registered with SACPLAN (South African Council for Planners), SAPI and SAACCP (South African Association of Consulting Professional Planners – member no 10376) and SAACPP (South African Association of Consulting Professional Planners).
We have a level 4 BBBEE contributor status.
Rinus has a degree in town planning. He graduated at the University of Pretoria in 1992. He worked at provincial government level and advised the Townships Board on town planning applications from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 he completed a diploma in Project Management, in order to better advise his clients and gain understanding of the project management process of developments.
He became a partner in Attwell Malherbe Town & Regional Planners (Randburg, Kempton Park and Groblersdal Offices) from 1995 to 1996. In 1996 he and two others established AMI Town & Regional Planners Inc, of which he is the sole remaining director.
Rinus Brits Town Planning Solutions was established in April 2003.
We have been assisting property owners with obtaining land use rights through rezoning and township establishment all over Gauteng, as well as in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Province. We also have been involved in ad hoc projects in Mozambique, Angola and Sudan.
We generally work in a team of professionals. The teams vary depending on the type of application being dealt with. The teams can consist of civil engineers, traffic engineers, electrical engineers, architects, environmentalists, attorneys and land surveyors. The aspects of the relevant property are taken, following which, with all the input of other professionals in terms of engineering services, access, and environmental no-go zones, the portion of land that can be developed is determined.
The team members in the office include, among others, Kgosietsile Malcolm Metswi and Mpho Ntsenyeho.
The practice has supported various young students with initiating their careers in town planning. Approximately 18 young planners have gained experience at the firm before moving on to various local authorities and other institutions.