About Us

Spectrum Utility Management (SUM) (Pty) Ltd. is a forward-thinking infrastructure management company dedicated to pioneering the development of South African-designed ‘Smart Cities’ across the nation.

Proudly South African

With our self-developed state-of-the-art technology, SUM is spearheading the integration of Utility Management within local government. Our groundbreaking integrated utility management system, a global first, has the potential to reduce costs for municipalities by up to 50% and significantly enhance data integrity management. These advancements are endorsed by Dewald Pretorius, Managing Director of SUM.

SUM offers a comprehensive suite of services encompassing software development, hardware manufacturing, data mining, and AI solutions, all tailored specifically for the Local Government and Utility Markets. Our focus is on assisting Municipalities/Utilities in optimizing the three crucial aspects of revenue management – protection, collection, and enhancement.

With a commitment to innovation and excellence, SUM pioneers the integration of Utility Management within local government through our self-developed state-of-the-art technology. Our groundbreaking integrated utility management system, a world-first, has the potential to reduce costs for municipalities by at least 50% while significantly enhancing data integrity management. These advancements are spearheaded by Dewald Pretorius, SUM’s Managing Director.

Moreover, all our products are proudly funded, designed, developed, and manufactured in South Africa, ensuring quality and reliability that align with our national ethos of excellence

Locally Developed Solutions

Empowering change through cutting-edge technology. Developed locally by South Africans, for South Africa

SUM boasts a highly specialized team of professionals with over 200 years of collective experience in navigating the complexities of revenue management within local government and utilities. Aligned with the innovative ethos of the DMB group, SUM’s products and services undergo continual evolution and enhancement.

Our journey towards fostering ‘Smart Cities’ commenced with the development of an Integrated Utility Management system. This endeavor swiftly expanded to encompass a comprehensive street lighting management service. More recently, we integrated carrier-grade communication solutions in underdeveloped township areas nationwide, including the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. This groundbreaking initiative, a key facet of SUM’s visionary ‘fifth utility’ project, holds immense potential for both the municipal sector and the broader country.

In recognition of our significant strides in energy efficiency, SUM was honored with the prestigious Energy de France (EDF) Pulse Award for our work in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth. This esteemed international accolade positioned us as the global leader in energy efficiency projects—an achievement of profound significance. Furthermore, our company was recognized as a runner-up in the 2014 Eskom ETA Awards, celebrating excellence in energy efficiency projects across South Africa.

SUM stands as a testament to a company by the people, for the people—an entity that resonates with pride for all South Africans

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Leading the way in Integrating Utility Management

Pretoria, SA

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