Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement



Microsoft South Africa

Developed and implemented a stakeholder engagement and government relations strategy in 2014/15.



South African Revenue Services (SARS)

Gabriel & Associates was awarded a 12-month contract by SARS in 2009, to craft a Taxpayer Engagement Strategy to educate and reach out to current and future taxpayers to grow the taxpayer base. The contract also included developing a Management Information System, developing Operational Systems for the new Taxpayer Engagement Division, providing Inductions, Internal Training and Capacity Building for the new recruits nationally.

In 2006 Gabriel & Associates was awarded a six-month contract by the SARS Taxpayer Education division to craft a Public Education Strategy and to develop their Business Plan, Capacity Plan, Operational Plan and Implementation Plan.



Department of Transport

2013: Development of the National Maritime Transport Policy – current client.

2010 to 2011: Development of an International Relations Strategy for the department and the national transport sector: Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime

2006: International Bilateral Relations: Project management and strategic management support; Developed a funding model for the Democratic Republic of the Congo Elections Assistance Programme – for the pre-elections infrastructure development requirements;

2008/9: Audit of International Relations Agreements and International Relations Strategy – sub-contracting to Deloitte and responsible for the review of Transport International policy and strategy and a development of the functional-area strategy of the DoT’s International Relations Unit, to address the current gaps.



Department of Water Affairs:

Sub-contractor to the SSRM Consortium, responsible for the Public Consultation process in the development of the National Water Resource Strategy – 2011.



Renewable Energy Solutions (RES):

Sub-contractor to TalentLine Consulting Group for RES – Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Framework 2010.



South African Cross-border Road Transport Agency

Stakeholder Engagement Strategy: Developed a cross-border Industry Partnership Development Plan in 2013/14.



Independent Communications Authority of South African (ICASA)

Sub-contractor to TalentLine Consulting Group for ICASA – Strategic and Operational Planning – February 2011.



SA Communications Forum:

Strategic Planning facilitation and support, 2011.



TalentLine Consulting:

Sub-contractor on the following projects, among others since 2010:

  • Transnet Group – Human Capital Development Programme – 2015 to 2018.
  • Transnet Freight Rail – Human Capital development programme – 2012 to 2015.
  • FP&M SETA – strategy development
  • Eskom – Developing a Leadership Metrics model and Leadership Scorecard
  • Vaal University of Technology – HR Strategy and Organisational Design
  • Nestle – Employee Culture Surveys; Strategic consulting
  • CBRTA – employee engagement and culture survey