Project Management & Consultancy

John Cockayne has a broad based and eclectic experience as a project manager and business consultant including:

The design and management of event, marketing and project solutions for a number of South African and International companies including Avis Lease, South African Airways, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Nandos, BMC, Vodacom Cellular, Sun International and Sanlam.

Various key management and consultancy roles in the development of the marketing, management, sales and membership sales strategies for nine golf estate developments. These include Muscat Hills Golf Club in Oman, Pecanwood (Jack Nicklaus’ first signature course in Africa) and Eagle Canyon which have become two of South Africa’s most successful residential golf estates.

The design of event, relaunch and marketing solutions and their subsequent management for various estates, venues and companies, the following of which are selected examples:

South Africa (Pecanwood – 2017 to 2018) Oman (Muscat Hills – 2011 to 2012), the United Kingdom (FMCG group and magazine publisher), Spain (hotel group), Democratic Republic of the Congo (property development group 2008 to 2009), Mauritius (hotel group – golf academy programme 2009) Taiwan (travel agency and travel products 1992 to 1995), Cameroon (Africa Business Round Table – 1992), Kenya (PGA – 2008) and India (Indian Silk Council – 1994).

Project Management System

The company offers a comprehensive project management service, which is enhanced by close associations with a wide range of specialist service providers, including a communications group, travel group, specialist tour operators, a conference and functions’ company, website design company, marketing and PR company and several advertising agencies.

This structure enables the company to build the right team for each project and thereby offer its clients a complete service, which is specialised, innovative, professional and cost effective.

A selection of other projects include the following:

Successful golf and event projects for Adcorp Holdings, RCP Media, Nandos, Vodacom, Sun International, South African Airways, SABC, Adcorp Key Accounts, Times Media Ltd, CIC and Sun Microsystems. 


Record reader and viewer response levels on TV and at a number of influential business and daily newspapers in South Africa including 6 million SMS entries for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation’s 3BEE competition in 2004 and 2005.


The Sunday Times – Nedbank Million Dollar Promotion 1996 to 1999 which generated 22 000 postal competition entries in 1999.


Record entries for Business Day and eTV during the US Masters Promotions in 2000 and 2001.

Returns in excess of 10 times spend on both national and regional marketing campaigns for the international whisky brand Ballantines during the brand’s Nedbank Challenge promotion in 1999.


The largest single charity donation (pro rata) in South Africa’s history – ZAR 3 million for Project Rhino and the Avis Lease Black Rhino Golf Challenge in 1989.




A selection of clients past and present:

  • Adcorp Holdings

  • Anglogold

  • Avis Lease

  • Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate

  • Braemar Golf Management

  • Business Day

  • City of Tshwane

  • Destination Golf Travel

  • Douglas Green Bellingham

  • Eagle Canyon Golf Estate

  • eTV

  • Fancourt

  • Golfers Club

  • Golf Trader

  • GolfVistaSA

  • John Collier Golf Survey

  • Morecorp

  • Nandos

  • Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Spa

  • Pecanwood Golf & Country Club

  • Pure Wild Fund

  • Radioactive

  • RCP Media

  • Reed Exhibitions

  • Rhino & Elephant Foundation

  • Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club

  • Sandton Sun

  • South African Broadcasting Corporation

  • Sanlam

  • San Lameer Country Club

  • South African Airways

  • Sun Microsystems

  • Sunday Times

  • Sun International

  • Tee & Sandwedges

  • Unipart Group

  • Vodacom

  • Zambia Airways

Contact Us

For any inquiries please contact John Cockayne:

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