Client Testimonials

We have established a reputation of being the preferred service and solutions provider of choice in our niche practice areas to reputable clientele in South Africa and internationally.

“The Banking Association SA (BASA) first contracted Ethicore to be its parliamentary strategic partner in 2010. We renewed our contract in January 2011 and again in January 2012 because we have extracted considerable value from the services Ethicore provides. The firm, under the leadership of Abdul Waheed Patel, comprises a group of dedicated professionals who demonstrate sound knowledge of parliamentary process and legal issues dealt with in Parliament. The team also demonstrates a sound ethical base and character. Ethicore has also established important global networks that add significant value to the lobbying and advocacy functions of BASA. These networks introduce international best practice into our efforts and also expose us to networks we can leverage off to consistently improve our lobbying and advocacy tools and methodologies. One of the most critical roles of BASA is policy influence. This is achieved through intensive engagement with political parties and the parliamentary process. Ethicore has, over the last 2 years, become a critical strategic partner in our interaction with Parliament. I have no hesitation in recommending Ethicore to any business or institution that needs to establish a platform for sound and critical engagement with Parliament, its structures and its processes.”
Mr. Cas Coovadia – Managing Director, The Banking Association South Africa

“As a specialist energy law practice, servicing the commercial law requirements of certain of the global oil industry participants we recognise the value of credible, reliable and trustworthy governmental, parliamentary and political relations, lobbying communication and intelligence. We are required to be and are selective in who we choose to work with. Our experience of working with ETHICORE suggests that the capabilities and credentials of ETHICORE make them the preeminent political consulting agency and service providers. We have no hesitation in recommending ETHICORE as a specialist political consulting brand, offering a thorough understanding of their areas of practice.”
Mr. Noor Kapdi – Managing Partner, KapdiTwala Energy Law

“Please accept this recommendation letter that been prepared by the Innovation Hub Senior Management who worked very closely with Abdul Waheed Patel. In 2011, the Innovation Hub (an agency of Gauteng Economic Development Department) in partnership with the World Bank’s infodev’s Climate Technology Programme, started developing a Climate Innovation Centre (CIC). Key to the CIC, is SMMEs development in the green economy and climate innovation space and as such the CIC is offers a range of offerings such as funding, business advisory, technical and office space, access to information and government advisory. Due to Abdul’s wealth of experience and expertise of governmental, parliamentary and political processes and sustainability issues, he was contracted by the World Bank to assist the Innovation Hub in the development of one of the first CICs in Africa. He provided the cogent intelligence and analysis of key government policy, legislation and regulation, as well as the institutional structures and architecture of government affecting these. He demonstrated a sound ability to manage complex stakeholder outreach and engagement processes, and always provided detailed and valuable feedback. I highly recommend Abdul to undertake any professional consultancy / advisory work in any company. He is well organized, dependable, timely, trustworthy, and always brings a positive attitude to his work.”
Dr. Charity Mbileni –  Senior Manager: Green and Sustainable Development Projects, The Innovation Hub

“Muslim Views is a niche newspaper, with a national distribution and readership footprint. Our sponsors and advertisers are leading brands within the South African economy and our readership includes international offices of foreign government and migrants living in South Africa. We consistently aim to provide our readership with informed and insightful perspectives of current affairs of national and international significance. In this regard, we have enjoyed a fruitful partnership with ETHICORE Political Consulting, in particular with its Managing Director, Mr Abdul Waheed Patel, who has provided our publication with high level and quality governmental, parliamentary, political, legislative and policy analysis on topical issues in South Africa’s body politic. We have been able to rely on ETHICORE for its ability to provide timely, relevant and well-researched insights and analysis as trusted political correspondents that sets our publication apart. ETHICORE’s understanding of the structure, inner workings, processes and dynamics of government, Parliament and political parties in South Africa is unrivaled. They also enjoy considerable respect and good standing within their political network of relevance. We have every confidence and no hesitation in recommending their political consulting services to those interested and affected by South Africa’s dynamic and intricate political environment.”
Mr. Farid Sayed – Editor, The Muslim Views Newspaper

“Now this is one professional, Waheed Patel, to follow for great insight into the workings of regulators!”
Mr. Brian Mdluli – former Chief Executive Officer of the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa