Koukab Energy Consultants is based in Cape Town. The company is 100% black owned and was founded in 2007 by Shaheed Jattiem; an ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) registered Professional Engineer.

Shaheed Jattiem brings the following knowledge and expertise to the company.

  • 10 years as an engineer in Eskom's Distribution Division, acquiring proficiency in most disciplines and processes related to the electricity distribution industry, such as reticulation network design and construction, planning, maintenance, performance management.
  • Specialist knowledge in Power Quality standards and practices.
  • A Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering (UCT), focussing on Industrial Power Quality.
  • Diplomas in Project Management (USB) and Business Management


The company places Equality, Honesty, and Respect  as foremost in its dealings with peers, employees, clients and service providers alike. These values are derived partially from our experiences of the apartheid era and the subsequent advent of democracy in South Africa. 


To play a role in redressing the past imbalances in South Africa, Koukab has established a structured training program for interns and new employees in the field of Heavy Current Electrical Reticulation. This programs is run on a policy of unconditional transfer of skills and knowledge.

Furthermore, Koukab has also signed a "Commitment and Undertaking" agreement with the Engineering Council of South Africa (CU2011001P) whereby the company commits itself to assist with providing training at an adequate level to assist employees with registration in the various ECSA categories.