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Dr. Pieter Steyn

Pretoria and Western Cape, South Africa
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Dr. PieterSteyn Steyn

Founder, Director, Principal
Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management

Dr Pieter Steyn is Founder and Principal of Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management, a South African Council on Higher Education / Department of Education accredited and registered Private Higher Education Institution. Cranefield offers an Advanced Certificate, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's degree (MCom), and PhD. Professor Steyn holds the degrees BSc (Eng), MBA, and PhD in management, and is a registered Professional Engineer.

He was formerly professor in the Department of Management, University of South Africa and Pretoria University Business School. He founded the Production Management Institute of South Africa, and in 1979 pioneered Project Management as a university subject at the post-graduate level at the University of South Africa. Prof Steyn also taught at the Chung-Shan Intitute of Science and Technology in Taiwan as a guest lecturer.

Dr Steyn founded consulting engineering firm Steyn & Van Rensburg (SVR). Projects by SVR include First National Bank Head Office (Bank City), Standard Bank Head Office, Mandela Square Shopping Centre (all in Johannesburg) as also, Game City- and The Wheel Shopping Centres (in Durban). He, inter alia, chaired the Commission of Enquiry into the Swaziland Civil Service; and acted as Programme Manager for the Strategic Transformation of the Gauteng Government's Welfare Department and Corporate Core.

Prof Steyn is a contributing author of the “International Handbook of Production and Operations Management,” (Cassell, London, 1989, ed. Ray Wild) and is the author of many articles and papers on leadership and management. He is a member of the Association of Business Leadership, Industrial Engineering Institute, Engineering Association of South Africa, and Project Management South Africa (PMSA); and a former member of the Research Management Board of IPMA. He also serves as an Honorary Academic Advisor for the PM World Journal. Moreover, he is the owner of the Aan't Vette Wine Estate and the De Doornkraal Vinotel (4-star hotel) in Riversdale, Western Cape.

Professor Steyn can be contacted at For information about Cranefield College, visit

Updated October 2021

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