About Us

About Us

The Polisee Space is a progressive pan-African public policy consulting firm (PPCF). Through advising our clients in the private and public sectors, the firm hopes to contribute to a more fairer, just and prosperous South Africa, Africa and the world. It was officially launched on 25 February 2021 via Zoom.

The firm spends 70% of its time on consulting work and 30% on public duty. All modern and progressive private enterprises have to see their purpose of existence beyond the profit motive.

As a knowledge and services firm, The Polisee Space sells ideas, insights and skills to clients in the government sector, business, labour, civil society and other interested parties.

 The firm delivers its services through a network of progressive emerging researchers and public policy thinkers who are enthusiastic about the need to rethink public policy in South Africa and the African region. Whilst appreciating history and context in everything we do, the futuristic character of the firm, enhances its creative potential.

 The firm was founded by the first Executive Director, Mr. David Maimela. For the past 20 years, Mr. Maimela has been serving the South African public and the public service as an activist, researcher, academic, policy specialist, consultant, and senior manager. His exposure to both the theoretical and practical sides of public policy makes him a valuable asset as a leader of The Polisee Space.

Motto

Imagine

Create

Evolve

Our Philosophy

We believe in keeping a healthy balance between ideas, people, nature and resources.

Our philosophy is inspired by the idea of Change and Harmony. We believe that changes must lead to better results, development, peace, prosperity, sustainability and happiness.

The Polisee Space provides analysis and insights to clients not only to help them adapt to change but to empower them to shape outcomes.

Our Vision

A leading pan-African public policy consulting firm of choice.

Our Mission

Produce content that improves the quality of decision-making.

Our Aims

  • Advise the client.
  • Rethink public policy.
  • Incubate the next generation of public policy thinkers.
  • Impact on public discourse.
  • Contribute to big data capabilities.

Our Values – PIQETT + M

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Trust
  • Meritocracy
Executive Director

David Maimela

MA (UJ), BA. Honours (UP), B.PolSci (UP), Mandela-Rhodes Scholar, APORDE Alumnus

David Maimela is founder and Executive Director of The Polisee Space, a public policy think-tank and consulting firm based in Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa. He has spent 20 years serving the South African public and the public service as an activist, researcher, academic, policy specialist, consultant, and public service manager. His exposure to both the theoretical and practical aspects of public policy makes him a valuable asset as a leader of the firm.Read More