CESAR is a world-class training and consultancy organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. CESAR provides top-notch training and consultancy services, in different aspects of applied research, monitoring and evaluation, statistical analysis and evidence-based practice, to diverse organisations in the continent.
- To be continuously involved in solutions and innovations through training and research.
- To contribute to a continent where practitioners make evidence-based decisions.
- To contribute to a continent where practitioners and organisations are equipped for innovations, solutions and excellence.
Why organisations use us across the world
We have experience in mixed (quantitative and qualitative) research methodologies
We have access to a pool of trained data collectors with tertiary qualification
We understand programme science and theory of change
We have a team of experienced staff who are dedicated to excellence
We have competitive rates
We have expertise and experience in impact evaluation of intervention programmes in sub-Saharan Africa
We adhere to ethical standards throughout the process
We have expertise in simple and complex data analysis methods needed to make sense of data
We are experienced in writing easy-to-digest research reports and infographic reports where appropriate
CESAR has trained delegates and done research work in:
- South Africa
- United States of America
Meet the Team
Our consultancy team includes a range of in-house research and evaluation experts including epidemiologists, statisticians, demographer, quantitative economist and public health practitioner. We also have a team of fieldworkers and data capturers. The team is backstopped by a fieldwork project manager and communications manager who ensure that deadlines are met, and communication is maintained with the client throughout the process.
We also collaborate with a network of industry leading experts and academic professionals who function as external consultants and resource persons for top-level projects. To name a few: Ms. Lebo Ramafoko – CEO, Soul City, and Professor Gill Nelson and Dr. Eustasius Musenge – Wits School of Public Health.
Research Technical Leader
Braimoh Bello is a research specialist who has worked across a number of local and international research and evaluation projects. He has over 15 years’ experience in research and evaluations with over 70 publications. He obtained an honours degree and a master’s degree in Medical Microbiology, and then the Master of Science in Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from the University of the Witwatersrand, before proceeding to Utrecht University in the Netherlands for PHD studies. Although he cannot sing, Braimoh likes to sing. He enjoys watching football and comedies.
Dr Khumbo Shumba
Dr Khumbo Shumba is a medical professional with advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology skills, combined with over eight years of work experience in public health, health project design and management, health research, and monitoring and evaluation. After hours, he is a cinephile, and enjoys reading scientific articles.
Business Development Manager
With a degree in Public Relations Management, Thandile Komanisi’s passion is in business management and development. She is resourceful in sourcing and completing projects and is currently studying an Honours degree in Integrated Organisational Communications. When she is not maintaining and creating new relationships with clients, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy and surfing the net.
As the Communications and Training Manager, Rose More is responsible for CESAR’s training department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and is completing her BA Honours in Media Studies. She says to herself that she works “with people and for people,” which best captures her interest in communication and the media. Besides being passionate about her work, for self-care, Rose enjoys yoga four times a week and watches documentaries on Saturdays.
Rosaline Pineteh holds a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Public Health from Bournemouth University in the UK. Her research interests are in reproductive health and the use of data for action. She is proficient in research project implementation, as well as data analysis using statistical programmes including Stata. She has been involved in several projects which entailed monitoring and evaluation, tool development, data collection, data analysis, report writing and has co-authored seven project reports. She also supports CESAR’s training as an assistant facilitator.
Meghan Malaatjie is currently the Office Manager at CESAR. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Monash University, and has recently obtained a postgraduate diploma in Public Health. Her interests in health promotion and epidemiology not only keep her driven, but also aids her desire to practice self-efficacy both in the workplace and in her personal life. In her free time, Meghan enjoys listening to spoken word poetry and hopes to master the art of sewing.
Catherine Naik is a research associate with a bachelor’s and Honours degree in Public Health from Monash University. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Pretoria. Her work at CESAR involves data cleaning and analysis, extensively conducted using Stata. She has supervised data capture and managed data for numerous projects. She also facilitates training sessions in data analysis and data management using Stata.