What Is a Polymath?

polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"; Latin: homo universalis, "universal man") is an individual whose knowledge spans a significant number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. The term entered the lexicon in the 20th century and has now been applied to great thinkers living before and after the Renaissance.

Specialized People

Polymath Consulting prides itself in having a team of specialized people, who are available to clients both locally here in South Africa and globally in Europe, America and Australia. The Polymath team not only come with the core skills you require, but they come with a wide range of specialist skills and many years of experience. Like the polymath, our team can draw from complex bodies of knowledge, and solve all your business, systems and data challenges.

Client Base

With large and diverse client base, ranging from small, medium and large-scale enterprise organizations, we bring a unique mix of industry experience, including Government, Banking, Insurance, Investment, Retail, Mining, Manufacturing and many others.

Business Model

Our business model focuses on providing the right skills at the right price, ensuring that we add the most value to our clients. We offer flexible engagement options to support clients in a manner which is most comfortable for them and which suits their teaming, organizational and/or departmental arrangements.

Our core values


Over and above technical expertise, Polymath has a strong understanding in a number of business verticals. This is the key to meaningful relationships with our clients and our ability to translate your requirements into workable IT solutions.

Above and Beyond

Polymath spends a great deal of time finding only the best people with the best skills and experience. Polymath staff go above and beyond the call of duty and make sure that clients are not only happy, but ecstatic.

End-to-End Solution Provider

Our teams focus on delivering end-to-end technology solutions, ensuring that nothing is overlooked, and that we leave the client with a sustainable and effective solution.

Multi-skilled Professionals

Polymath has a team able to deliver not only technical services, but the full range of skills required to successfully implement technology, including business process consulting, project management and quality assurance.

Unparalleled Track Record

Polymath has a solid track record, delivering value-driven solutions to all our clients.

Wide range of Industry Knowledge

Polymath has fostered significant industry know-how in several industries – particularly in the Government, Banking, Insurance, Investment, Retail, Mining, and Manufacturing industries.

Sustainable Relationships

Polymath offers competitive pricing with a flexible approach to servicing our clients’ needs, and a strong belief in building sustainable relationships.