Vassie Maharaj

Director / Partner / Principal Consultant: Stakeholder Engagement
SRK Johannesburg
265 Oxford Road 2196 Illovo, South Africa PO Box 55291 2116 Northlands
+27 11 441 1111
+27 11 880 8086



  • Development and implementation of:
    • stakeholder engagement strategies and plans
    • communication and capacity development programmes.
  • Strategic guidance and review for clients and engagement teams, on countrywide and international stakeholder engagement processes


Vassie has over 16 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement, communication, capacity development, and advisory review. Her experience spans a variety of projects including those for the mining, industrial, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors, as well as for government policy development processes, environmental permitting, and environmental awareness and capacity building programs. It also includes working:

  • Within specific in-country legislative requirements, and international standards and good international industry practice guidelines (eg. Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards)
  • In remote locations
  • Across cultural and language boundaries, using culturally appropriate methods, innovative techniques, and capacity building to enhance meaningful participation amongst all levels of stakeholders, including the illiterate.

She works closely with client teams to develop and implement internal and external stakeholder management plans. Her skills include guiding clients throughout the project life cycle to build constructive, long-term relationships with their stakeholders based on mutual trust and credibility.

Vassie has led and advised on numerous stakeholder and government consultation processes in South Africa, DRC, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Yemen, and Indonesia.

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