Advisory Services  | Enterprise Development | Shared Services  | Technology

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali.

Our History

Avante Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd is a specialised advisory firm working with local and international clients across the Southern Africa region with a special focus on non-profit organisations (NPOs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It was established in 2007 with a vision to become the premier advisory services firm that collaborates with clients to improve their capacity to manage their affairs successfully and sustainably.
Avante derives its name from a Latin word meaning “in front, or go forward, progress”. We always strive to provide our clients with better, cheaper and faster service. This sums the inspiration behind our vision- to always be ahead of the game. Our services are classified into four broad categories of:
  • Advisory services - we work with clients to address every day challenges to business success.
  • Enterprise development services - we assist SMEs to grow and manage ED programmes on behalf of clients as part of BBBEE obligations.
  • Shared services centres - we provide accounting, human resources, procurement and tax back office support for NPOs and SMEs. 
  • Technology services - we work with clients to deploy appropriate technologies and find better ways of managing and using their data assets to develop and extract deeper insights. 

As our motto goes - We deliver solutions!

Main Services

Our Track Record

We have an unparalleled track record of providing excellent and value-adding services to our clients.   We have developed several assessment tools for clients performing different functions such as capacity assessments, board evaluations, pre-award surveys, technical assistance support and self-assessments. We have also facilitated several organisational development (OD) capacity assessments and provided capacity strengthening support. It is our view that capacity assessment is a critical success factor in propelling any organization forward because of its ability to enable a better understanding of the control environment and the relationship between and among different OD variables. 

We manage sabbatical grants on behalf of the FirstRand Foundation (FRF) supporting clients in Free State, Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape.  This is a first of its kind programme in South Africa intended to enhance the sustainability of organisations through the provision of four months paid sabbaticals for NPO leaders together with capacity strengthening support provided before, during and after the sabbatical.

We successfully completed a large PEPFAR funded OD capacity building and small grants management project supporting NPO clients in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga. 

We support a number of SME clients to structure their businesses, develop short and long term plans, raise capital, develop and implement internal systems,and refine business processes etc among other interventions. We are a long standing accredited business development support partner to seda and other government agencies supporting small businesses. 

Our Approach

While we take pride in the knowledge and skills depth of our team, we are mindful of the pitfalls of prescribed solutions. For this reason, we deliberately employ participatory approaches to searching for solutions involving our clients in finding answers to their challenges.

We believe that combining our clients’ intimate knowledge of their businesses, and our expert business knowledge, we can create solutions that are cost-effective and sustainable. Not only do this approach lead to appropriate solutions, but it is also our way of transferring skills to our clients.

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We deliver solutions

Avante Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel : +27 12 993 0808 | 
Tel: +27 72 666 2295 | Fax: +27 (0) 86 514 5963  | Email: admin@avanteadvisory.com |  : @AvanteAdvisory  |  : AvanteAdvisory