About Us

Letsema Consulting was established in 1996 as the first black-owned and managed management consulting firm in South Africa, whose diversity drives better relationships, better thinking and better impact. Since inception Letsema has a deep history of trusted experience with leaders and organisations across transport, resources, financial services and energy industries, in both the public and private sector.

Isaac Shongwe

“The firm was founded on the principle that consulting can and should organically have a powerful, positive and meaningful impact on businesses and societies in Africa.”

Isaac Shongwe, Chairman and Founder of Letsema

We thrive off understanding your complex business issues and challenges, and encourage you to not only see who we are, but how we can achieve astounding results through our mix of contextual, cultural and emotional intelligence. We measure our success on the solid performance of our clients, our impact on the broader society and the growth opportunities we provide our people.

We are able to provide clients with advanced research, analysis, reporting and access to insights on their industries, market segments, competitors, new innovations and benchmarking amongst others at a global, macro and elementary level. With extensive knowledge on our surrounding environment, we have the ability to drive a deeper impact, both on the business and the society in which we function

Our Story

Letsema has a deep history of trusted experience with leaders and organisations across transport, resources, financial services, energy industries, in both the public and private sector.

1996
Letsema Consulting was founded by Isaac Shongwe

1996 to 2001
Partnered on a number of strategic projects with international consultancy Mercer Consultancy, now known as Oliver Wyman and Deloitte

2005 to 2012
Partnered on a number of strategic projects with international consultancy McKinsey & Company

2012 to 2016
Letsema becomes an independent, leading African management consultancy characterised by its vast global partner network, innovative practices and services offered

Letsema Today

Level 2 B-BBEE

Over 100 clients

Over 500 projects

50+ dedicated staff

67% black owned

Trusted advisor in over 9 countries across Africa