Critical electricity supplies: Eya Bantu specialise in power system design, installation, analysis and maintenance


Constant, reliable power is one strategic need that is shared by communities, industry and government, which is why companies and municipalities in the Eastern Cape have, for years, trusted Eya Bantu Consulting Engineers and Technical Services to deliver tailored solutions for their critical electrical power infrastructures.

Established in East London in 1999, Eya Bantu provides clients with tailored consulting services including Project Management, Renewable Energy, Engineering and Design, Power System Studies, Tendering, Construction Supervision and Advisory Services like Energy Policies, Audits and Due Diligence. The company also does transformer oil testing, substation maintenance, cabling, thermal imaging and surveying.

Eya Bantu has highly-skilled personnel, the latest technologies and specialised knowledge to ensure that power systems perform reliably in every circumstance every time. In addition to experienced in-house engineers, they also employ various freelance experts – ensuring that projects are delivered on budget and to the most exacting standards.

“Our focus is on professionalism, commitment, integrity and excellence as well as in delivering customised and value-added engineering solutions to their customers,” says Eya Bantu’s Dave McLeavy.

“What makes us unique on the market is that we have a privileged understanding of how Eskom works. Most of staff worked for Eskom for many years – so combined, we are a fresh dynamic team with a wealth of experience in a large utility.”

Eya Bantu is also one of the largest providers of secondary plant testing and commissioning of equipment up to 400kV in South Africa, which they provide with 24/7 emergency callout for fault finding and repairs.

“Some of our work recently has been in the renewables sector where we worked on the Jeffrey's Bay Wind Farm, Cookhouse Wind Farm and the Rustmo Solar Farm among other projects. We have also worked with Volkswagen, Cadburys, large municipalities and Eskom,” McLeavy said.

Eya Bantu currently has regional offices in Port Elizabeth and George and is expanding into the rest of South Africa and abroad.

The company is B-BBEE certified; registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and has a CIDB rating of 5EP – guaranteeing high standards of design and workmanship. They previously received recognition for customer service from Eskom.

Since electrical infrastructure is always under constant load and stress, McLeavy advised that regular inspections and testing will reduce costly downtime, help you avoid more expensive repairs and ensure safer working environments.

“Our current energy situation highlights our view that existing electrical infrastructure and assets must be constantly maintained,” he said.


To get a solution to your power infrastructure today, call Eya Bantu in Port Elizabeth on 041 368 3224 or East London on 043 726 2726 visit