Telkom Tower. Image: Heather MasonTelkom Tower. Image: Heather Mason

The Telkom Tower - a simple, slim form design and construction - iconic in the skyline of Johannesburg today.

Our first office opened in South Africa in 1954 by Jack Zunz and Michael Lewis. Since then, we have continued to showcase our expertise in design, planning and execution in the built environment across Africa; whilst upholding our commitment to developing sustainable communities. Our African Cities research ties in with on-the-ground urbanisation projects, enabling us to offer total design solutions. These include integrated building design, transport and logistics planning; large infrastructure; property solutions; and energy strategies. 

Our South African teams work closely with other Arup teams worldwide, giving clients access to the full range of our global skills and experience. We deliver global knowledge, locally.

60+years in Africa

3offices across South Africa

6,500+projects delivered across Africa