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 address: High 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



ESD in Action: The Expo Treasure hunt


Mid-Morning Refreshments and Networking

Choose Your Specialised Break Away TRACK

Track 1: Legal Case Updates

Session: 11:00 – 12:00

Public Procurement Legal Cases Update

Discussing a top case that affected procurement professionals, the judgements and examine what went wrong in hindsight.


  • Understand the disputes, court rulings and the challenges


  • Strict compliance with tender conditions
    • ABET Inspection Engineering (Pty) Ltd v The Petroleum Oil & Gas Corporation of South Africa
    • Overstrand Municipality v Water & Sanitation Services SA (Pty) Ltd

Dr Allison Anthony, Department of Public Law & Jurisprudence (Public Procurement Law, Administrative Law): Faculty of Law, University of South Africa (UNISA)



Session 2: 12:00 – 13:00
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


  • Track 2: Policy and Legislation

Session 1: 11:00 – 12:00
Policy vs Impact Debate

The revised PPPFA 2017, requires that 30% of government contracts are to be set aside to empower SMMEs through procurement processes. Now the amended Construction Sector Codes has set out 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

  • Gregory Mofokeng, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council in the Built Environment
  • Kganki Matabane, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council
  • Fikile Khumalo, Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance. Department of Defence 

Session 2: 12:00 – 13:30
Local Economic Development (LED) in Practice: When correctly implemented, LED is a bottom-up deelopment approach that will unleash the development potential of a locality.

  • What have been some recent LED success stories and case studies?

Hear from a top LED manager in the country as they explore procurement drivers to a successful LED.

Cheryl Phillips, Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism, Drakenstein Municipality

Track 3: Dealing with Irregular Expenditure and Improving Audit Findings

Session 1: 11:00 – 11:30Presentation: Widening the Competition Commission’s regulatory scope: Competition aspects of public procurement

Session 2: 11:30 – 12:30

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
Session 3: 12:30 – 13:00Nedbank Regional SCM Leaders Forum: Engage and Transform

Track 4: Strategic Sourcing 

Session 1: 11:00 – 12:00
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


Session 2: 12:00 – 13:00
Workforce and talent management panel discussion: How to solve the 5 pervasive team challenges that hinder growth and performance in cross-functional teams.

  • Why do most cross-functional teams fail and how to ensure yours does not?
  • Why do most cross functional teams fail and how to ensure yours does not?
  • How do you ensure increased efficiency, faster decision-making, and accelerate the effectiveness of cross functional teams?
  • How can you successfully deal with contentious teams and teammates
  • How do you transform cross functioning teams from contentious teams to high-impact functioning teams with the right capabilities?

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


  • Susanna Kwon, Head of Procurement Operations, Telkom
  • Sinethemba Mfokazi, Deputy Director: Strategic Sourcing, Gauteng Provincial Treasury
  • Intaher Ambe, Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management, UNISA, Deputy Chairman, SCM Council




13:00 Lunch and Networking


Presentation: What are procurement considerations when developing an effective sustainable procurement policy?

DEA Representative


High Impact ESD In Action Panel Discussion: How do we build a future where economy is expanding, communities are thriving, small businesses are growing and more people are employed through innovative entrepreneurship?

  • 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?

Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Absa

Prof Henk de Jager – Central University of the Free State ( Innovation & technology transfer as enablers for economic growth and social transformation in the Free State)
Sibusiso Nkosi
, Manager: Investor Relations, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Vijay Valla –
Director  – Dept of Small Business – (Red Tape Reduction)
Cathrine Matidza –
Director: Industrial Procurement Unit – THE DTI

Desigan Chetty, Property Point


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?

 Ian Russel


End of Conference