Pegasus was founded in 1991 with the successful development and project management of a leading Private Hospital on the East Coast of Southern Africa comprising in excess of 250 beds & 12 theatres. The uniqueness of this project was that this was the first new Greenfield’s Hospitals for this client who later became the largest private hospitals group in the world; Netcare.
Our business grew rapidly and as a result provided us with the impetuous and passion for tackling more projects across Africa.
CEO, Gerhard Pretorius, by profession a civil engineer, was previously a senior manager in several major construction groups. During that period, from 1976 until 1991, he expanded his expertise in the construction of many landmark developments throughout Southern Africa and Africa. As the developer, major shareholder and director of the Umhlanga Private Hospital, he is still today, regularly involved in the development of private hospitals and other building and civil projects. In addition he is a major shareholder and Director of the Alberlito Hospital.
Garrick Jefferys is a graduate of UNISA and holds a BTECH degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been involved in projects since 2005. Having recently returned from London, UK where he spent 2 years leading the planning department of CCFE (Culham Centre for Fusion Research) currently the world’s largest Nuclear Fusion Research project, changing the way planning is approached from implementing “best practice” to training and mentoring. He is currently contracted in the role of senior planning engineer to the Exxaro/Tronox Fairbreeze Project, a multi-billion rand project involving the relocation of mining plant and equipment from the Hillendale mine to a new greenfields location on the KZN North Coast.
The team have a varied and in depth knowledge of all aspects of development and construction. With a hands-on approach, our expertise has been the result of actual experience. We did not learn these skills from a book, but by physically completely the work on site, thus removing the guess work and replacing it with knowledge and experience.