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

Office locations



Shaping the city

Since Arup opened its Johannesburg office doors in 1954, our consulting engineering teams have shaped the iconic Jo’burg skyline with projects like the Telkom Tower. We’ve contributed to the growth of our region through our conceptual design, master planning and project management of large buildings, infrastructure and transport projects.

Innovative design

We remain at the forefront of innovation, using the latest software and technology such as virtual reality coordination on Twinsaver’s state of the art manufacturing plant. Our market leading parametric capability enabled projects like the twisting PwC Tower and the geometrically intricate façade of The MARC in Sandton.

Trusted advisor 

Our teams have been instrumental in developing policies that provide the framework for property development around public transport interchanges including the Tshwane precinct and becoming the Independent Certifier for Gautrain, South Africa's first rapid rail system.

Damane Hlalele

5 Parks Boulevard, 
Oxford Parks, Dunkeld, 
South Africa

[email protected] +27 11 218 7600 Johannesburg, local time - 9:06 AM View on Google Maps