About us

REAF Consulting is committed to professional and independent service. Understanding the requirement for a patient-centric approach we pride ourselves in giving advice that is aimed at improving the clinical outcomes of the facility or the system, depending on the respective project involved..

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Meet our Responsible Team

Riaan van der Watt

Managing Director

Working in the Health Technology field since 1995. He has worked for two of the three large private hospital groups in South Africa as hospital engineer, clinical engineer and as group technical manager. He holds a B.Eng (Mechanical), B.Eng. Honors (Biomedical) and a Masters in Engineering Management, all from the University of Pretoria(UP). He is currently enrolled for a PHD in Engineering Management at the UP, GSTM studying “Diffusion of Technology into the Healthcare environment”. In 2007 he founded Rho Consulting and later REAF Consulting.

Helen Potgieter


Since 1998 Helen started her journey in Clinical Engineering at one of South Africa’s largest private hospital groups. During the first decade of her career, in this sector, she worked herself up from Clinical Engineer , Technical Services Manager to Regional Technical Manager. Helen joined and became co-owner of Rho Consulting in 2007, which is now the holding company of REAF consulting. Helen is also a lecturer in Clinical Engineering Management at UNISA and she holds an NDip Electrical Engineering (Clinical) as well as an APMP and Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Hennie van Tonder

Senior Health Technology Consultant

Since 1991 Hennie worked in private hospitals as a Clinical Engineer at several facilities over a period of 13 years after which he joined a Medical Equipment Manufacturing company where he was a National Technical Manager. Hennie joined Rho in 2008 and subsequently REAF where he currently specialises in the verification of medical equipment in remote sites. Hennie holds a NDip Electrical Engineering (Clinical) as well as a BCom: Financial Management.

Serge Nyanguile

Health Technology Consultant

Serge has built up Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Managment experience since 2003. He joined REAF in 2012 and holds a NDip in Electrical Engineering and a Degree in Project Management

Lungelo Manyathi

Senior Health Technology Consultant

Lungelo started his career with the Department of Health (KwaZulu Natal) in 2004 and joined Rho Consulting in 2011, subsequently REAF consulting. Lungelo holds a Ndip Electrical Engineering as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Managment

Zodwa Fakude

Health Technology Consultant

Zodwa holds a BTech Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Management

Completed and current Projects

KGV Hospital

·        Specification, Procurement, Commissioning and Training of the Health technology requirements for the new King DinuZulu Hospital (old King George V)-(2011-15) Edendale Hospital and King Edward VIII Hospital for the KZN DoH ( HT componentappox. R182 Million),



·        Independent Certifier for the New Lesotho Referral Hospital, a 390 bed hospital with 3 filter clinics. This project is a Lesotho Government: Department of Health initiative and is overseen by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). (2010)



·        Building Impact Reporting, Equipment Specification, Adjudication, Procurement and Commissioning at the new Botshilu Private Hospital which opened in 2015 (HT project value R32 Million)



·        Pixley ka Seme Memorial Level 2 Regional hospital with 500 beds, Full HT consulting service – in final construction stage, to be opened in 2020 Currently in the construction phase. ( HT Project value approx.. R300 Million)