Day 2 - Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Morning registration, breakfast and networking


Opening remarks from MC: Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive Officer, TK Global Experts, Executive Chairman, Supply Chain Council SA, Board Member, SAPICS


DESTEA Welcome address: Limakatso Mahasa, MEC, Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Free State


Opening keynote addressHigh Impact Procurement requires appropriate levels of control and probity in order to drive performance with view to measure impact and success. Effective governance policies provide foundations for economic growth.

  • So what does good governance look like from a procurement perspective?
  • How do you move from conformance to performance and achieve success stories in the context of procurement of provincial level?

Prof Brownhilder Neneh, Associate Professor: Business Management, University of  Free State


High Impact Procurement: Meeting the needs of senior stakeholders to enable key organisational goals.

Smart procurement leaders move beyond traditional goals to a achieving wider set of objectives that match the strategic needs of the organisation. In this context, an acute understanding of the needs of key stakeholders is required. Matching procurement solutions to these needs is what will elevate the function strategically.

Bernie Van Niekerk, Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Edge, Chief Editor, Smart Procurement World


Free State Premier Keynote Address: Corruption and unethical behaviour is an ongoing concern around the world.

  • What are the current barriers to clean governance faced by the province and how can the province ensure that politicians stay out of procurement while giving procurement its mandate to influence?

Dr Mbulelo Nokwequ, HOD, Department Of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism And Environmental Affairs


Case Study of Best Practice in Strategic Sourcing: How cross-functional collaboration in the strategic sourcing process can deliver savings beyond expectation, even in a very mature category

Cornelia Olivier, Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services, Absa


Mid-Morning Refreshments and Networking


Presentation: Widening the Competition Commission’s regulatory scope: Competition aspects of public procurement
Songezo Mabece, LLM, Legal Counsel, The Competition Commission South Africa


KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Discussing the State’s fruitless, wasteful and irregular
expenditure despite efforts by most institutions to achieve a clean audit.

  • What can provinces learn from each other and what recommendations can they propose in order to combat fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure in SCM?
  • How can provinces close the gap on Audit findings?

Moderator: Rodney Moolman, Director: SCM Education Training and Development, Western Cape Provincial Government


  • Gadija Brown, HOD, Free State Department of Public Works
  • Songezo Mabece, LLM, Legal Counsel, The Competition Commission South Africa
  • Sandile Ngcobo, Deputy Head Supply Chain Operations, eThekwini Municipality
    Skhumbuzo Mgobhozi, Deputy Manager: Municipal Finance, Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs – KwaZulu Natal


Workforce and Talent Management  Panel Discussion: How to solve the 5 pervasive team challenges that hinders growth and performance, especially in cross- functional teams?

Moderator: Ndabeni Bagosi, Thought Leader: SCM and Procurement, South Africa


  • Susanna Kwon, Head of Procurement Operations, Telkom 
  • Ingrid du Buisson, Executive Officer: Forwarding and Clearing, Transport Education Training Authority 
  • Sinethemba Mfokazi, Deputy Director: Strategic Sourcing, Gauteng Provincial Treasury 
  • Prof. Intaher Ambe, Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management, UNISA, Deputy Chairman, SCM Council


Nedbank Regional SCM Leaders Forum: Engage and transform

Nirmala Reddy, Designation: Strategy Specialist – Enterprise Development, Nedbank Business Banking

13:00 Lunch and Networking


Presentation: Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) as an enable for industry competitiveness.

Victor Manavhela, SA Regional Manager, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research


Presentation Plus Question and Answer: The evolution of fraud and corruption in supply chain and contract management.

Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit, Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury


High Impact ESD- Policy Vs Impact Debate: Building a thriving future at the back born of small businesses.

  • 5 point plan to develop high impact ESD models that strengthens the economy
  • How can procurement, finance and executive work together to drive meaningful ESD in their organisation?
  • Unpacking Construction Sector Codes and the a new disqualifier for Built Environment Professionals, that only 50.1% black ownership would count for business
  • What is the likely impact of this adjustment? How feasible is this in everyday business environment. What is the ripple effect and impact of such a policy? Are policy makers focusing more on ownership than they are on impact?

Moderator: Dionne Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Siyakha Consulting


  • Godfrey Mahlatsi, HOD, Free State Provincial Treasury
  • Vijay Valla, Director, Department of Small Business Development
  • Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa
  • Sibusiso Nkosi, Manager: Investor Relations, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Desigan Chetty, Property Point
  • Gregory Mofokeng, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council in the Built Environment
  • Kganki Matabane, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council



Keynote Presentation: High performance leadership and governance that drives results and transformation High performance leadership and governance encourages a top-down model that creates a culture to take action and drive success. It creates undisputed public confidence.

  • How is high performance leadership and governance key factors to public confidence and improved organisational performance?
  • How do you develop a high-performance culture and process that drives innovation, transformation and economic development?

Willem Ellis, Research Fellow, Center of Africa Studies, University of the Free State


End of Conference