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Hon. Minister Dr. Rob Davies


Minister of Trade and Industry,

Dr Rob Davies is serving his second term as Minister of Trade and Industry, having been appointed to this portfolio in May 2014.
During his first term from 2009-2014, he oversaw the development and implementation of annual three year rolling Industrial Policy Action Plans as well as steering South Africa's participation in important trade relations, including the Tripartite SADC-COMESA-EAC Free Trade Area, BRICS, Economic Partnership Agreement with EU, the US Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and World trade Organisation Bali package. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Deputy Minister in the same Department.

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Hon. Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Small Business Development: National Executive

Member: National Assembly

Ms Zulu is the Minister of Small Business Development. She was the special advisor to the President on International Relations. She previously served as the head of communication for the PAN African women's organisation in Angola in 1988. In 1989 she moved to Lusaka, Zambia where she held the position of head of communication in the ANC department of Religious Affairs. After which in 1990 she moved to Uganda where she was the head of communication and administrator in the ANC office. In 1991 she returned to South Africa and became the head of communication in the ANC Women's League. She was later elected to the ANC Department of Information and publicity as the spokesperson for the first democratic elections. In 1994 she became a member of the Gauteng Legislature and in 1995 was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature. In 1999 she was the special advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Barbara Creecy

MEC for Finance

Gauteng Provincial Treasury

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy grew up in Johannesburg where she attended the University of Witwatersrand. She graduated with an Honours Degree in Political Science and subsequently completed a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management with the University of London. Ms Creecy was elected to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in 1994. For ten years she served the Legislature in a number of capacities including Deputy Chief Whip as well as Chairperson of the Social Development and Education Committees.

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Alderman Ian Neilson

Executive Deputy Mayor

City of Cape

I Curriculum Vitae Alderman Ian Neilson Executive Deputy Mayor City of Cape Town Ian Neilson holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from UCT. He spent 20 years as a Consulting Engineer primarily in the fields of water supply planning and design and flood studies. His work on the design of the canal system at Century City received an award from the Association of Consulting Engineers. He has been a City Councillor since 1996. He was a member of the Unicity Commission in 1999/2000 that prepared the way for the establishment of the metro. At the establishment of the City in 2000 he was appointed as the Executive Councillor for Safety and Health, and oversaw the establishment of a Municipal Police Service for the city.

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Andrew Downard

Certified Deal Architect, University of Tennessee, Supply Chain Risk Management

Vested, Asia Pacific

"Andrew Downard is a Consultant and Educator specialising in supply chain relationships and supply chain risk management. Andrew has established a Centre of Excellence for Vested in the Asia Pacific region to help educate and coach practitioners on the benefits of a Vested approach to contracting with strategic suppliers. He is undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics at Victoria University and has contributed to many publications and books on the subject of collaboration and change. Andrew's passion for collaborative Vested supplier relationship stems from a career where he held senior procurement roles at General Motors, Kenworth Trucks, and Nissan Australia. He founded AD Supply Chain where he coaches organisations across Australasia, Asia, Africa and India."

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Bill Crothers

Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor, Immediate former UK Government Chief Commercial/ Procurement Officer

UK Government

Bill Crothers is a Board member and senior Board Advisor to several companies including a high growth global supply chain finance company, an executive search company, and one of the world' largest cloud software providers. He is also an associate of FMA, working closely with Lord Maude to help overseas governments improve their procurement or commercial activities.
He was previously a senior civil servant, most recently as the UK Government Chief Commercial Officer, leaving in late 2015.


Christopher Mark Browne

Chief Procurement Officer

World Bank

Christopher M. Browne is Chief Procurement Officer at the World Bank, where he leads procurement covering more than $42 billion in 172 countries, and an ambitious program to reform the Bank's procurement policy and procedures. Before joining the World Bank in 2012,

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Prof. Douglas Boateng

Africa's first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management

Independent Chairman:Public Procurement Authority Ghana

Professor Douglas BOATENG (MSc, EngD, FCILT, FSOE, FIPlantE, FCMI, FIC, FInst.D FIOM FCIPS, FIoD, CDir), Africa's first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management (SBL UNISA), is an International Professional certified Chartered Director, CEO of PanAvest and Partners and an adjunct academic. He is also the Chairperson of the Public Procurement Authority of Ghana the only legislated body in the country task with overseeing public sector procurement in relation to amongst others; value for money, empowerment and industrialization. Independently recognised as one of the vertical specific global strategic thinkers on procurement, governance, logistics, and industrial engineering in the context of supply and value chain management, he continues to play a leading academic and industrial role in supply chain strategy development and implementation, both in Africa, and around the world. Revenues of companies that have directly and indirectly benefited from his expertise ranges from $1m to $40 BILLION USD.

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Prof. Jannie Rossouw

Head: School of Economic and Business Sciences

University of the Witwatersrand

Jannie Rossouw is Head of the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also a senior consultant with PriceMetrics, an economic research consultancy. His research interests are inflation perceptions and inflation credibility, ownership structures of central banks with private shareholders and fiscal sustainability in South Africa. He has published numerous academic and other papers on these topics and addressed various conferences and other interest groups on macroeconomic issues.


Jonathan Hughes

Harvard Graduate, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader

Vantage Partners

Jonathan Hughes is a partner at Vantage Partners, and an expert in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, negotiation, strategic alliances, and organizational transformation. He has worked with leading companies and state owned enterprises across a range of industries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, with particular focus on developing and implementing new strategies that leverage enhanced collaboration - across internal organizational boundaries, and with external business partners.

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Joost Scheepens

Practice Leader Procurement & Partnerships

Kirkman Company

Joost Scheepens is practice leader procurement & partnerships at Kirkman Company. Joost has extensive experience of improving procurement organisations, developing partnership strategies and supervising large-scale sourcing projects in both public and private sector organisations.

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Lionel October

Director General

Department of Trade and Industry

Mr Lionel October was appointed Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry from 21 April 2011.Lionel October was appointed the Acting Director-General (DG) of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in South Africa on 01 January 2011. Prior to his appointment as DG, he served as the Deputy Director-General (DDG) responsible for the enterprise and economic development portfolio, and served as an Economic and Trade diplomat at the South African Embassy in Brussels from 2007 to 2011. He was instrumental in key trade negotiations with the European Union.

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Lisa Malone

General Manager


Lisa Malone is the General Manager of Procurious - the world's first online business for procurement professionals. With a background in marketing and communications strategy, Lisa also spent many years working as a management consultant with leading Australian procurement consultancy, The Faculty. Through Procurious, Lisa is passionate about harnessing social media to empower the global procurement community.

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Liso Steto

Director - BEE Procurement Transformation and Verification

DTI - Department of Trade and Industry

Since June 2015, Liso acted at Chief Director of BEE. Amongst his other roles relating to policy development and review, he heads the Secretariat of the B-BBEE Presidential Council (which is government's think tank on the implementation of B-BBEE). Liso has served in various roles in the dti since 2009: Deputy Director of Procurement & Verification; and Director Operations in the Special Economic Zones & Economic Transformation Division.

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Mike Machell-Cox

Procurement Director Indirect & Technical

Sappi Europe

Mike Machell-Cox has more than 25 years of experience in finance and procurement, predominantly in Europe and South Africa. In his current position, Mike specialises in the design and implementation of the firm's procurement strategy within his specialist domain and is responsible for operational procurement for seven sites in five countries. Previously, Mike has focused on category management.

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Rakgadi Motseto

Chief Director: Stakeholder & Clients Management

National Treasury: Office of the CPO

Ms Rakgadi Motseto is currently heading the Chief Directorate: SCM within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in the National Treasury.

Ms Motseto joined the National Treasury in 1994 from Transnet with prior experience in public service. During her stay in the Treasury, she moved across different functions and sections, serving as a Secretariat to the Inter-governmental Forums and Finance Committees.

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Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Western Cape Provincial Government

Rodney Moolman: Director: SCM Education Training and Development (ETD): Office of the Chief Procurement Officer: National Treasury - Rodney has worked all three spheres of government and has a wide range of experience in SCM. He is currently heading up the unit, SCM ETD in the National Treasury. Previously he was responsible for SCM Training and the Supplier Development Programme in the Western Cape Provincial Treasury

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Sandile Ngcobo MCIPS, MBA

Deputy Head: Supply Chain Operations

eThekwini Municipality

Sandile headed up supply chain operations at eThekwini Municipality for over 8 years at an Executive level. His responsibilities included inter alia Accountability for contracts, stores and inventory, purchasing and disposal in the city of Durban; he was the 'Owner of the SCM Process', managing supply chain processes and worked effectively with Provincial Treasury on various Policies & Acts. Sandile is one of the six co-founders of CIPS SA and was a director and chairperson of IPSA. He has served as consultant or board member to companies such as MIDICOVER Board; UKZN; and Durban Chamber of Commerce, where he advised on procurement and finance matters. Sandile is one of the 5 trustees of the CIPS South African Board of Trustee and is also the vice-chair of KZN Coastal Collage as ministerial appointee to council..

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Sese Chasakara

Chief Procurement Officer

South African Reserve Bank

Sese is highly experienced in Supply Chain Management and has covered a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational areas.He has particular expertise in Procurement transformation, Business transformation,value chain analysis, Analytics and Reporting.As an individual he is entrepreneurial in nature, approaching business with a flair for magic and logic.

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Teddy Daka

Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder

ANSYS group, Tedaka Investments Pty Ltd

Teddy served as non-executive chairman of Ansys Limited from 2006 and was appointed Group CEO in June 2013.Prior to becoming Ansys Group CEO, Teddy was Executive Chairman of Tedaka Investments Pty Ltd. He is foremost an exponent of B-BBEE issues and was a regular advisor to a number of public and multinational private sector organisations in this regard as well as in areas of strategy, supply chain and enterprise management.
Teddy currently serves as the global chairman of the Aurecon Group Ltd (Australia), Tedaka Investments Pty Ltd (Chairman, RSA), and a trustee of the South African National Defence Force Education Trust (RSA)."

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Vusi Thembekwayo


My Growth Fund

Vusi Thembekwayo, venture capitalist, global business speaker and serial entrepreneur is making waves internationally as a thought-provoking young business leader from the continent with many ideas on solving economic issues in Africa. His mission is to change the African narrative by challenging the mindset and approach towards achieving economic freedom..

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Dawie Roodt

Founder, Director and Chief Economist

Efficient Group

Dawie Roodt: Co-founder, Director and Chief Economist of the Efficient Group. Dawie has 30 years' experience, specialises in monetary and fiscal policy and is involved with the management of client asset portfolios. Mediatenor ranked Dawie the most referenced economists in the media. Master's degree (cum laude) in Economics.

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Dr. Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead,

United Kingdom

Ian's experience covers academic research, training and consultancy in numerous public and private sectors (automotive, aerospace, services, nuclear) and across the world (Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia). Underpinning much of his work is his experience in comprehensive procurement and supply chain capability development models. He holds the only doctorate in leading procurement and supply chain transformation.

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Dr Morne Mostert Ph.D. FISW


Institute for Futures Research,
University of Stellenbosch

Morne has a PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Systems Wisdom, Pennsylvania, USA; is President of World Leadership Day; Vice-chairperson: Da Vinci Institute; and advises globally on his research interests: "applied cognition for leaders in business, including systems thinking, design thinking, future thinking, creative/innovation thinking and strategic thinking". He is the author of the influential book "Systemic Leadership Learning - Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity". Previously he was Head: School of Leadership, Discovery Holdings.

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Prof Geo Quinot

Vice Dean, Faculty of Law Professor, Department of Public Law, Director: African Procurement Law Unit

Stellenbosch University

Geo Quinot is Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University. His work focuses on administrative law and public procurement regulation. He has published widely in these fields, including the recent book, co-edited with Sue Arrowsmith, Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (2013) published by Cambridge University Press. He is the editor of the African Public Procurement Law Journal.

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Isac Smith

Acting: Deputy Director General

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

Chief Director: Asset Management within the Western Cape Provincial Treasury since April 2012.Currently responsible for financial system, supply chain and moveable asset governance within the Western Cape provincial and municipal spheres. Have 28 years' experience within SCM within the Public Sector. Head of the WC Tender Board/Director Procurement responsible for: Advisor to the Provincial Tender Board and provincial departments Identify and implement cost effective procurement initiatives.Arrange for the conclusion of provincial contracts.

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Kate Vitasek

Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education

University of Tennessee
Haslam College of Business Administration

Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Author of 6 books and a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, she has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the "Fabulous 50+1" most influential people impacting global commerce.

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Chester Missing

South Africa's hottest political puppet

Slid Splitting commentary on current state of affairs

Chester Missing is the world's first political analyst puppet, on a mission to get South Africans laughing at people with power. As a political analyst come weekly columnist for award winning news site ZA News - Mr Chester Missing has broken new ground with his outrageous, hard-hitting, funny and frank interviews with South Africa's political elite.


David Williams

Seniour Anchor,

CNBC Africa

David Williams is Senior Anchor and hosts the Open Exchange show every morning on business TV channel CNBC Africa. He joined CNBC Africa in April 2012 after nine years as a daily presenter on Summit TV. During that time he conducted some 3,000 interviews with CEOs, Cabinet Ministers, economists and opinion-formers.David is a former Deputy Editor of Financial Mail, and Deputy News and Sports Editor at Talk Radio 702. His executive experience includes a five-year stint as Communications Manager at SA Breweries Ltd. He has written several books on sport (rugby and cricket) and military history, and is in demand as a speaker and facilitator at corporate conferences and events.

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Gary Pita

Chief Procurement Officer 


His focus is driving strategic integrated supply chain management reporting directly to the Group Chief Financial Officer and indirectly to the Group Chief Executive. Previously he was General Manager of Business Services where the Procurement, ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) and Shared Services functions reported to him. Furthermore, Garry was Transnet’s Group Head of Internal Control where he managed all forensic activities (fraud prevention, investigations and detection), control enhancement and ultimately the co-ordination of the outsourced Internal Audit function.

Andries Louw 

Chief Director Supply Chain Management 

Eastern Cape Treasury 

Andries Louw: Chief Director: Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury Supply Chain Management Office (SCMO) - He has a National Diploma in Telecommunications Technology, B.Com and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He is also a qualified Associate General Accountant (SAICA) and completed his TOPP articles in Telkom in 2002. He has a career that stretches 25 years from managing the outsourcing of numerous divisions in Telkom SA (Ltd), managing the Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) and Fund as CFO, to being one of the founding employees of Neotel between 2006 & 2010.

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Shaun Scott

Managing Director

Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL)

Shaun Scott works in the supply chain management arena in a range of roles. He leads teams working on public sector procurement projects and also oversees operational logistics projects across Africa. He has a passion for facilitation and training and has over the last 10 years helped 1000's of supply chain management leaders and practitioners grow their knowledge and experience. His passion is for topics from procurement reform and governance to public sector SCM legislation.

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André Coetzee

Managing Director 

CIPS Africa 

Mr André Coetzee, Managing Director of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Africa and member of the CIPS Group International leadership team, has over 26 years of experience in the South African financial markets and related industries. He is the Gauteng spokesperson for the Kagiso PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) and has in-depth knowledge of the local and international economy and the South African political landscape. André has been the Managing Director of CIPS Africa (formerly CIPS Southern Africa) for the past three years and some milestones under his leadership include:

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Adv Helen Venter

Managing Director and Public Finance Specialist,

Brasika Consulting 

Helen has a wide range of experience gained during her 7 years as a legal technical expert in the government Tender Board and more than 23 years in the financial and regulatory public sector environment. She is skilled at rendering the following services on both an operational and management level: PFMA/MFMA implementation and compliance, Governmental Property Management, SCM, legal advice and legislative drafting, CFO related functions, Human Resource Management, Normative Financial Management, Financial Governance and Political Office Management.

Bernie van Niekerk

Publishing Editor 





Bernie van Niekerk is the Publishing Editor of The SmartProcurement Review, an African thought leadership publication dealing with leading trends in procurement and inbound supply chain management. He edits and directs, a monthly newsletter with 24 000 readers, most of whom are procurement. He is the moderator of, a leading international forum for procurement professionals. As a respected consultant, he has been exposed to the latest international thinking around procurement and has personally overseen or participated in some of the leading procurement re-engineering efforts in South Africa.  professionals.


Boitumelo Mokgatle

Director: Internal Audit & Risk Management 

The Presidency 


Boitumelo is a risk management specialist and professional. She serves as the Audit Committee member as well as Risk Committees of the Department of Environmental Affairs advising on the Enterprise Risk Management for the Board. She also serves as the member of the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA)’s Risk Intelligence Committee being a subcommittee for Executive Committee. Boitumelo is highly regarded for her expertise by the risk management collective as is evident from the brochure from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) where she completed her MBA with a seven chapter dissertation in Enterprise Risk Management (see below).


Brigitte Brun


The Practical Guide to the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

Brigitte Brun (BSc honours) - Chief Operations Officer - AQRate KZN and Director Africandi Business Solutions - has extensive expertise in organisational development in the areas of leadership and management development, human resources strategy and policy development, performance management, and change management. Brigitte specialises in the area of organisational transformation, equity and diversity. She has 25 years of experience in both the private and public sector in South Africa and internationally.

Chester Williams

Former Springbok Winger


BChester Mornay Williams is a former South African rugby union rugby player. He played as a winger for the Springboks from 1993 to 2000. Williams also played rugby for the Western Province in the Currie Cup. Williams is best known as the star winger of the South Africa national Springbok team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup against New Zealand and was nicknamed "The Black Pearl". Williams was selected in the initial squad, but had to withdraw due to injury. He was later called back into the squad and first played in the quarter final, scoring 4 tries.



Cornelia Olivier

Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services



Cornelia started her career with Ernst&Young in the Management Consulting Services team before joining Liberty Life as the Commercial Lead in the Sourcing and Supplier Management team. She then moved to the UK and spent 7 years as a consultant with 4C Associates Ltd where she had the opportunity to work in industries such as Oil&Gas Upstream, Pharmaceutical, Technology and the Public Sector. Assignments ranged from building Sourcing teams, developing category strategies and delivering on specific categories such as Profees, HR, Recruitment, Social Care and Technology Services. She has also travelled extensively advising on best practice procurement and facilitating category strategy development.



Dionne Kerr


Siyakha Consulting

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Siyakha Consulting, Dionne Kerr has actively advised both public and private sector clients in Transformation, Development and Strategy since leaving the banking industry in 1998. Working in BEE and Transformation since 1999, she has spoken at a multitude of conferences internationally on issues relating to South Africa, operating in Africa and Transformation. She is a regular contributor and thought leader on key elements of people, sustainability and aligning strategy to be locally relevant.


Geo Quinot

Professor of Law and Head of Department, Public Law, Faculty of Law,

Stellenbosch University

Geo Quinot is Professor of Law and Head of Department in the Department of Public Law at Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Director of the African Public Procurement Regulation Research Unit (APPRRU) and Co-Director of the Socio- Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Project (SERAJ). His work focuses on administrative law and public procurement regulation. He has published widely in these fields, including the recent book, which he edited with Sue Arrowsmith, Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (2013) published by Cambridge University Press. Quinot often advises suppliers and organs of state on administrative law and procurement law questions.

Howard Stephens

Former CPO



Recently retired ex CPO of Nedbank with 42 years experience of all facets of banking. Currently Chairman of Nedgroup Medical aid and a friend to the Travel industry in SA. During his time in procurement he facilitated the improvement of the BEE score from under 10% to close to 100% ( the first level 2 contributor). Encouraged the use of SME’s where possible and was deeply involved in Green Procurement. He bases his success on strong and sustainable supplier relationships. He admits that he does not have a BSc but does have a BCs – a Bachelor of Common Sense.


Jenni Lawrence

Managing Director - erification Services

Grant Thornton South Africa

Previously Operations Director, responsible for the output of all BEE analysts to ensure clients audits are managed smoothly, cost effectively and to deadline, including recruitment, selection and training of staff to meet the requirements of the audit team. Lawrence joined IQuad BEE as an analyst and marketer in 2008, and was soon promoted to the position of Director of Operations in 2009. Lawrence is responsible for management, oversight and conducting of compliance function, including internal audits, root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action.
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Kamogelo Mampane

Chief Executive Officer

TK Global Experts

Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS) is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TK Global Experts, Advisor of State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), Gauteng Branch Committee Chairman of CIPS Africa. Kamogelo also a Board member SAPICS and Executive Chairman of the Supply Chain Council. TK Global Experts are thought leaders in Strategic Supply Chain, Enterprise and Supplier Development and our experts assist companies to leverage on their Supply Chain and Procurement.


Lebogang Letsoalo

Vice President Supply Chain

Sasol Base Chemicals

Lebogang Letsoalo is currently a Vice President Supply Chain in Sasol currently accountable for the Outbound related supply chain activities executed within Performance & Base Chemicals. Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business, where she held different portfolios mainly within the energy sector, chemicals and mining industry at a local and global level.



Litha Kutta

BEE, ED & PP Specialist


Litha Kutta heads Enterprise Development and Preferential Procurement for Woolworths Holdings, before he was Director: Enterprise Development at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape, responsible for entrepreneurship, small business development and social entrepreneurship in the province. Before joining the provincial government, he was a Project Manager: BEE Preferential Procurement at EDCON Group, where he drove BEE procurement across the business chain.

Mari-Lise Krige


Stellenbosch Municipality

Mari-Lise Krige has approximately 10 years experience in the public and private sector. She has a National Diploma: Financial Information Systems and a Bcompt degree which was obtained through UNISA. Prior to working at Stellenbosch Municipality she worked at PwC for eight years.


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Mark Kuipers

Chief Director: SCM Client Support

National Treasury

Mark Kuipers started his career as an accountant and internal auditor and has spent the past 15 years in the public sector managing the development and delivery of public financial management (PFM) capacity development solutions.Mark has completed a Master of Business Management, Master of Project Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education and Training, and National Higher Diploma in Internal Auditing.


Maxi-lee Machado


The Practical Guide to the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice

Maxi-lee graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a BCom Law degree and later completed the Dti’s B-BBEE Management Development Programme. Maxi-lee is the current Chief Empowerment Advisor of ET Consult, one of the first B-BBEE – Consultancies established in 2007 to assist medium and large entities prepare themselves to meet the transformation challenges of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, as well as assisting Multinationals implement Equity Equivalent Programmes.



Moshisi Lehlongwane

Supplier Development Manager


Moshisi works closely with stakeholders and partnerships in aligning synergies Massmart buying group and across the Massmart Divisions to help negotiate route to market and procurement agreements on behalf of new entrant SMEs. He also works to help vet and onboard new manufactured products suppliers and to structure and propose funding support for funding decision before the Fund Committee. Moshisi also works to negotiate and on-board new service provider partners who enable manufactured products suppliers to trade successfully. 



Mpume Maphumulo

Head of Group Procurement

Pioneer Foods

Mpume’s key responsibility is establishing a Group Procurement department and providing leadership and strategic direction for this centralized function. She’s a commercially astute Supply Chain professional with strong expertise in Procurement. Her experience spans over 16 years with blue chips like Unilever, SABMiller, Tiger Brands, Edcon, inter alia, with over half spent operating at senior and/or executive level.



Nico Snyman

Consultant: Improving Insight & Reducing Risk

Crest Advisory Africa


Nico is an expert in Policing, Security and Risk Management with a wealth of experience in establishing effective and efficient functional and goal driven networks and organisations across all cultural divides. He has extensive experience and has functioned at the highest levels within the Policing and Security [Gautrain] environments. This involved Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Management, establishment of Risk Management Frameworks, policy and plan reviews), Compliance management and audit. Nico was instrumental in the development and approval of the legislation (Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles Act, Act 58 of 1985) governing the Gautrain System, from concept stage to approval at the highest level of Government.


Rod Ward

Group Executive: Procurement and B-BBEE


Rod's portfolio includes all non-merchandise procurement, facilities management, all centralised and outsourced contracts, all head office service contracts and providers, Sustainability. Expenditure of R227 million directly and R605 million indirectly.



Rynier Keet

Managing Director

Corporate Renaissance Group

Rynier Keet is the managing director of the Corporate Renaissance Group in South Africa (CRG). CRG is a consulting firm specialising in Strategic & Performance Management, Supply Chain Management and Business Intelligence. He has been involved in numerous initiatives with various Private and Public Sector organisations in Southern Africa, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. He has been a practising management consultant for the past twenty-three years.



Stephen Abrahams

Head of Central finance and none trade procurement


Stephen is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years post articles currently a senior executive at Woolworths in South Africa (larger Retailer at the top end of the Market) heading up Central Finance and Non-Trade procurement. Most of his career to date covers Financial Management of either Retailing operations or manufacturing and fishing. He is responsible for providing an efficient and effective central finance environment that services WW stakeholders by accurately and timely recording business transactions, safeguarding company assets and recognizing all company liabilities.



 Abrie de Swardt

Former Marketing Director 


Abrie de Swardt is a logistics and supply chain management thought leader in southern Africa. His career of more than 23 years includes employment at Sasol, ABB, Simba, Kraft Foods SA, IMPERIAL Logistics and Capespan. His extensive general management and functional experience encompasses the entire supply chain discipline, from the buy to the sell side. He also holds various management qualifications, including his MComm from University of Stellenbosch



Deon Basson


2 Interact


Deon Basson has been in the human communication business for 19 years operating primarily in Europe and Africa. He currently operates in these two markets as well as North America and have a great understanding of the impact that communication has on effective procurement and effective sales. Deon has a B.Sc. Hon (Information Technology) and an MBA specialising the alignment of business and people. His experience on both the procurement side and sales side of the “fence” gives him insight into creating an optimum environment for communication in procurement. Deon has hold Managing Director roles in numerous companies. professionals.


Masimba Dahwa


South African Airways 


Dr Masimba Phillip Dahwa is the Chief Procurement officer of South African Airways and former Head of Regional Development and Integration for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Africa, the leading global excellence in procurement and supply chain management professional body. Dr. Dahwa has over 24 years of international work experience in leading and managing supply chain operations in public and private sector organisations in Africa and in the United Kingdom. His work experience spans across various sectors which include retail, financial, manufacturing and logistics, consultancy, education and training services and local government.


Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development

Nedbank Corporate Card

Ian began his working career as a civil engineer designing large industrial plants and later running construction sites. During this period he learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. After completing a management degree, Ian began working for FNB where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets. Since joining Nedbank over 10 years ago, Ian has become a specialist in corporate card payment solutions best out of their card programs.
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Dr. Gerhard van Rensburg

Leadership Coach, author of The Leadership
Challenge in Africa,

Owner: New Era Leadership

Gerhard founded New Era Leadership and worked as a leadership and executive coach, development facilitator and academic supervisor since 2002. He holds a doctorate in leadership and organisational structures.He is currently an associate of The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd and one of Duke Corporate Education’s network of global educators. He is a co-developer of the leadership development component of the National Human Resources Management Standards and certified as a PDA Analyst and MyPDA Coach. Since 2015 Gerhard is a director of the Future Leaders Africa online development journey



Jaco Human

Group Procurement Manager - Strategic Initiatives


Jaco joined Nampak as Group Procurement Manager in July 2012. Prior to that he served as Group Supply Chain Executive for Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd that he joined in 2002. Since 1994 he has held various senior supply chain related appointments in Eskom.



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Ronald Mlalazi

Head of Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS) is a qualified procurement professional. He achieved the internationally acclaimed Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Fellow status in 2012. Ronald has conducted in-house Supply Chain Management training programmes for several companies and has lectured on the CIPS Education Programme (Levels 3 to 6) for over ten years, coaching and preparing students for the examinations. Ronald is an assessor on various Seta-approved Supply Chain programmes.

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Xavier Greyling

Managing Director

LEX Procure (Pty) Ltd

Xavier, is an admitted Attorney and proven Procurement and Commercial Strategist with more than 15 years' experience (MCIPS accredited) in improving systems (SAP MM Super User), processes and operational efficiency for major blue-chip organisations on the entire discipline of Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

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Clive Govender

Global Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Leader

CGC Consulting Services

Clive Govender is a seasoned Business executive having more than 20 years experience in the field of international procurement &supply chain, strategy & sustainability. Clive is currently the CEO of CGC Consulting services, a boutique Procurement and Supply chain consulting firm assisting companies in transforming their procurement and supply chain function to deliver bottom line benefits and in doing so transforming them to world- class status.Clive is the former Head of Supply Chain(CPO) for Anglo American Platinum for a period of 10 years and was also a senior member of the Anglo Americans' 'Global Leadership team on Procurement and Supply chain responsible for a spend of over 12BUSD.


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Sanet Shepperson

Procurement Excecutive

Cell C

Sanet is a procurement and supply chain management specialist with more than 15 years' experience at leading companies like Cell C, Edcon, Italtile, Massmart and Iliad Africa. Sanet has passionately served in positions such as head of procurement, general manager, national procurement manager and procurement executive gaining experience in leading centralised, decentralised and centre-led supply chains, category management, strategic local and global sourcing, in-sourcing and outsourcing and leading cross-functional and matrix teams of up to 100+ (budgets of up to R8-billion+).


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Simon Carpenter

Chief Technology Advisor 

SAP Africa


Simon Carpenter has 33 years of wide-ranging experience in the IT sector. The last 21 years have been with market-leader SAP’s African business where he has held a number of leadership positions. In the course of his career with SAP Simon is proud to have worked with many of Africa's best organisations helping them to understand how SAP solutions can contribute to their growth and ongoing success. He is a passionate advocate for leveraging information to create a better Africa for all.



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Sydney Tshibubudze (MCIPS)

Chief Procurement Officer 




Sydney Tshibubudze is an experienced Procurement and Supply Chain professional who has worked in different industries (e.g. Management Consulting, Steel, Utility and ICT) and has been involved in major procurement transformation projects. He is currently a Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at State Information Technology Agency (SITA). His business training and experience came from engineering, management consulting and commercial/sourcing background where he was exposed to a diverse spectrum of strategic business issues and related solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce in Quantitative Management, and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from UCT Graduate School of Business. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).



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Mariette Steyn

Vice President Supply Africa 



Mariette is Currently Vice President Supply for the Africa Region of South32.  Previous to this role she has been involved in the Mining production environment spanning across several commodities including gold, uranium, sulphuric acid, diamonds chrome and coal, project development, project management and Joint Venture commercial roles. As a Chemical Engineer by trade, she brings a wealth of production and broad business experience to lead the stand up of a new regional Supply team in the South32 Africa region.



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Tumisang Maphoto

Finance:Enabling Functions,Africa Head Office

Standdard Bank Group


Tumisang joined the Bank as a Graduate in Group Vendor Management and Procurement (GVM&P), after completing her Financial Management Sciences Degree at the University of Pretoria. During her time in GVM&P she rotated, and gained her expertise, within the Client Relationship Management, Risk and Compliance, Business Optimisation and Sourcing functions. She is currently studying with CIMA to obtain her ACMA (CGMA) designation and has sights set on obtaining a Supply Chain related qualification in 2016. Her current role as Country Finance Accountant requires her to be actively involved in financial reporting processes, management and analysis of regional staff intercompany recoveries and governance across 11 African countries, as well as improving, updating and maintaining intercompany process documentation.


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Fikile Khumalo

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Department of Defence

I am the Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the atériel (Supply Chain Management(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement, acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services.Prior to my involvement in the SCM domain,extensively involved in Enterprise Risk Management within and beyond the DoD

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Tracy Allen

Joint Business Partnership


Tracy has spent the past 2 decades working in the retail industry and is passionate about people and product, and its dynamic relationship. Having just returned from living and sourcing through China, she can share a unique view of the world. Her career has been focused on retail strategy with delivers on added value for our customers in the areas of strategic sourcing; private branding and driving sustainable business practice through the supply chain.Tracy holds an MBA for the Gordon Institute of Business Science having completed his thesis in the field of Sustainability - Competitive Advantage.


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Brian Andrew

General Manager

    RS Components SA


Brian Andrew is the country manager for RS Components South Africa. He is an experienced executive who has been involved in a number of corporate turnarounds. Brian is an avid adventurer and sportsman, with a passion for getting young South Africans to develop a love for maths, science and technology.



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    Gloria Yekani-Peni

 Associate Director:           Advisory Services

     Ernst & Young Advisory        Services Ltd

Gloria Yekani-Peni leads the Procurement competency within Ernst&Young’s Africa Advisory business and is based in Johannesburg. She has 19 years working experience in a variety of fields including Finance, Procurement and IT, both in a consulting and corporate environment. Gloria has successfully transformed procurement in her previous roles as Senior Manager and Director, which resulted in significant savings and optimised supply chain functions.



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Bongani Andrew Mntambo

Executive Director

    City of Tshwane

Bongani Mntambo is the Acting Executive Director (Supply Chain) at City of Tshwane Municipality.He has 30 years working experience in Supply Chain Management, Transport, Fleet management, Logistics management and Distribution and Warehousing. Bongani was a Head of Supply Chain Management at City Power in Johannesburg for 8 years which procures goods and services to an estimated value of R8.5 billion per financial year. He seats in different committees and give procurement and logistical advice to the Accounting Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Committee, SCM Board Oversight Committee and the various Group Management Committees.



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Prof Micheline Naude

Academic Leader: Supply Chain Management:School of Management, Information Technology and Governance

    University of KwaZulu-         Natal



Prof Naude is the Academic Leader for Marketing and Supply Chain Management, at UKZN. Her main focus is supply chain management and she considers it a privilege to lecture the students and educating them in this discipline. She has various publications in the area of supply chain management in various academic journals.



Dr. Mohan Lal Kaul

Director-General & Chief Executive,

Business Corporation


A champion of globalisation and emerging markets, with business interests in India, Africa and Asia,Dr. Mohan Kaul is an influential and well connected policy adviser, business leader, social entrepreneur, development specialist and academician and who set up a specialist advisory,project development and investment consultancy CIC, on his retirement in 2012 as the founding Director General and Chief Executive Officer and latter Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) which was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Edinburgh in October 1997. During that period Commonwealth trade increased to over $4 trillion dollars and investment flows reached over $200 billion with some countries receiving FDIs for the first time.

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Christa Bonnet

Chief Executive Officer

Bantu Bethu Empowerment Pty (Ltd)

Christa is a specialist advisor in Enterprise and Supplier Development and targeted procurement. She is the Founder of The Difference Makers NPO, CEO of Bantu Bethu Empowerment and a partner in Xanopia Women’s Group (Commonwealth Africa partner). Christa’s life philosophy is to Empower, to Inspire and to Make a Difference.


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Ernie Claassen


Commerce Edge

Ernest (Ernie) Claassen provides procurement consultancy and training services to various organisations in South Africa. His interests cover various programmes, including developing and facilitating training courses in purchasing management, warehouse management, strategic sourcing and contract management. Prior to consulting Ernie held the position of Contracts & Procurement Manager for the largest oil refinery in the southern hemisphere.


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Luchen Moodley

Group Head Information Manager


Luchen Moodley is the Group Head Information Manager for Sasol’s Global Supply Chain Function. He is accountable to ensure strategic alignment and business process enablement between the Sasol IT and Supply Chain functions. He has delivered key technology enablement projects for the supply chain and is passionate about the role IT plays in shaping the business strategy.



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Octavius Phukubye

Economic Development Manager

South African Breweries


Octavius Phukubye is currently an Economic Development Manager at South African Breweries (SAB), directly responsible for the overall management of Enterprise Development, and Socio-Economic Development policies, strategies and programmes. He served as the Enterprise Development Specialist at SAB where he was responsible for the overall management of the KickStart youth entrepreneurship program. Recently, he was instrumental in pioneering the fastest growing partnership in the start-up environment, between SAB KickStart and TheHookUpDinner.


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Renee Vermeulen


Commerce Edge


Renee obtained an engineering degree at the University of Pretoria and started her career in 1998 in the steel industry as a metallurgical engineer. She joined the procurement team as a technical advisor to the cross functional commodity teams, after which she managed several cross-functional commodity teams. Reneé has more than 10 years of experience in developing sourcing strategies.


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Thys Pretorius

Professional Associate

School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University


Professional Associate School of Public Leadership (SPL|SGGF). Collaboratory Coordinator (USB|USB-ED|IFR|SPL) Stellenbosch University. CEO of several start-up companies and projects. Leader with experience in a variety of community positions. Highly experienced in process management, organisational design, business modelling and business start-up & incubation. Expert in development & project management, community development and diversity and change management. Specialist in the Lean Start-up, innovation and business modelling.


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Nadia Ebrahim

Chief Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

Presently Chief Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management, Western Cape Provincial Treasury. Assessment of compliance of regulatory framework for moveable asset management for provincial departments and municipalities, cataloging of institutions strengths and weaknesses as well as targeted areas that require interventions, designing and implementing SCM / movable asset management training Interventions to develop skill and capacity within provincial departments and municipalities; policy reviews and setting of best practice norms and standards (prescribing provincial SCM policy),


Malcolm Farrell

Director: SCM Education Training and Development"

Supply Chain Network

Malcolm Farrell has a long career in the Procurement discipline, having worked through various buying roles in Anglo American, including business lead to develop the eProcurement strategy at Anglo and Head of procurement at AngloGold, and is currently Group Procurement Director at Group Five and also a director of Supply Chain Network.Malcolm has completed a degree in commerce and a master's thesis in Procurement Strategy.

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André S. Jordaan

Physical Asset Management


André S. Jordaan is a Partner Consultant at Pragma. He specializes in facilitating decision making, from portfolio and project down to asset level. He also majors in Performance Improvement using Lean sixsigma, ISO 55000, PAS 55, AM Training with corporate, marketing and sales Strategy. With 15 years’ experience in the industry, André holds a B.Eng. (Mechanical) from the University of Stellenbosch and an Honours Cum-laude and a MBA from the USB Graduate school. He is a member or SAAMA and the IAM.For past time he enjoys cycling, jogging, movies, whiskey and wine tasting. 



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Prof. Douglas Boateng

Chief Executive Officer

The PanAvest Partnership


Professor Douglas Boateng is an international professional director and an adjunct academic. His expertise is in the area of industrial engineering and supply chain management. He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from Warwick UK and amongst others Africa’ 1st ever Extraordinary Professor for Supply and Value Chain management at SBLUNISA; an elected member of : the Institute of Directors (IOD UK)-FELLOW, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) - FELLOW, Society of Operations Engineers-FELLOW, Institution of Plant Engineers-FELLOW, Chartered Management Institute (UK) - FELLOW, Institute of Operations Management (UK) - FELLOW, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (“CIPS”)-FELLOW, Institute of Directors (Southern Africa)-FELLOW and Institute of Business Consulting(UK)- FELLOW.. 


Dr. Ivan Meyer

Ministry of Finance

Provincial Cabinet, Western Cape Government

Dr. Ivan Meyer,born in Kuils River South Africa is the Minister of Finance in the Provincial Cabinet,Western Cape.This Ministry is responsible for provincial fiscal policy. It is also responsible for implementing national and provincial fiscal policy through the work of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Western Cape Provincial Treasury.


Henry Carelse

Public Sector Specialist

Worldwide Integrated Logistics

Henry is a founding Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL) and is based in Cape Town. He was a Director at Accenture from 1985 to 2002.Henry has experience in the programme and project management of large and complex change programmes primarily in the Supply Chain Management arena.He attained a BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) from the University of the Western Cape in 1983. After graduating he became a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.




Sibongile Shongwe 

Group Manager: Supply Chain Management

Airports Company of SA


Ms Shongwe is currently Group Manager – Supply Chain Management at Airports Company of South Africa (CSA). Prior to joining ACSA she previously held executive positions at Eskom. She has vast experience in Supply Chain Management combined with Finance and Management Accounting. She has experience in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Foreign Exchange,Supply Chain Risk and Governance, Restructuring and Business Operating Models, ERP Systems, and Auditing. 

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Freddie Swart

Manager: Strategy, Governance, Compliance & ESD

Arcelor Mittal

Freddie Swart, head of procurement strategy, governance and compliance for ArcelorMittal South Africa, has over 22 years of experience within a procurement and supply chain management environment. His portfolio and current focus includes the implementation of effective procurement strategies, policies and procedures; enabling systems and processes; as well as enterprise and supplier development initiatives




Dr Larry Enoch Jowah

Academic Leader: SCM

Cape Peninsula University of Technology



Educated in India [medical science], has an MBA and a D.Com in Business Management, 21 years industry experience in Sales, Marketing , Project Management and General Management. Currently lecturer [Research Methodology], Editor-in-chief of JOLMS [Journal of Leadership and Management Studies]. Authored 2 religious books [Who Is This Christ and Righteous By Faith], academic books – university level [Business Calculation, Project Administration, and Research Methodology ] and published 20 journal articles. Have pending books [ready for publishing]; Project Procurement,Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Marketing Management [all at first year level], and one religious book [The Dead Where Are They?] Many other books finished / completed but cannot be published because of the cost of printing [The Adventures Of Pombi, Escape – Ijelove The Journey of Love, Ghost Your Neighbour, Farwell To Agra, Black Economic Empowerment – A Pipe Dream, The Legal Culprits, and Me, If I Were President].


Catherine Andrews


Caliba Group

Catherine Andrews is a CFA® charter holder, Chartered Accountant and is a Director at Caliba Group. Caliba is a niche procurement consulting firm headquartered in Australia, with offices in South Africa. Caliba has deep subject matter expertise in the mining and finance sectors and has an alliance partnership with Deloitte.

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Alex Granger

Founder & CEO

The Possibility of You

Alex Granger holds an Executive Leadership qualifcation from the Gordon's Institute of Business Science, with a distinction in leadership, and he is also a certifed NLP practitioner. Alex has worked in executive and senior leadership positions for blue chip companies such as Bidvest, Imperial, and Tsogo Sun. Alex is also the author of "FIND KEEP GROW: The Radical Art of Sales" (available on Amazon as a Kindle download).


Amina Patterson

Head of Business Development

Edge Growth

Amina brings her passion for B-BBEE, years of experience, and strong client engagement skills to Edge Growth. The Witwatersrand BCom Accounting graduate first began her career at Edge Growth as a consultant. She then enhanced her expertise by managing and overseeing BBEE and empowerment concerns across a number of different divisions at Barloworld. Amina then pursued a Client Engagement Management role which focussed on delivering technology and innovation solutions to the financial services sector across Africa. In 2015 she returned to Edge Growth where she provides a range of experience and insights to Africa's leading specialist Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) firm. Strong-willed and determined, Amina inspires her team members and colleagues as she open doors to global business networks and continues to grow market presence.2015 - LEADING BANK:Client managed End-to-end Simplified Client Onboarding solution proposal for Retail Banking driven Group Technology.




Innocentia Motau 


MSC Ships & Young Entrepreneurs South Africa (YESA)


Innocentia Motau is a headliner among the new breed of business executives. She is a skilled professional and an optimist who is eager to make an indelible mark in the South African business landscape. A high-performing individual, with very strong leadership traits and have more than 10 years experience in management and leadership roles. Strategic planning coupled with problem solving is her passion and she has extensive experience in transforming companies and building effective teams.




Jacques Strauss

Strategic Account Manager - Sub Sahara Africa

Ricoh International



Jacques Strauss is a strategic account manager for Ricoh International in the Enterprise Services Group looking after all Ricoh Partners in the Sub Sahara region. Jacques started his career in IT in 1998, He joined Nashua North West in 2000 as an IT and printer technician. Working his way through the ranks, Jacques eventually joined Nashua Direct as a technical solutions consultant focusing on MPS and MDS. Nashua Direct then changed to Nashua Kopano, now the Strategic Corporate and Government sales arm of Nashua Ltd. After 3 years at Nashua Kopano, Jacques was promoted to Nashua Ltd to the tender and solutions support division as a Solutions Consultant. In 2009, he was moved back to Nashua Kopano to head up their solutions and projects division focussing on all MPS and MDS engagement from a solution design, implementation and project perspective. In 2012 Jacques broadened his horizons and joined a Ricoh dealer as a shareholder and General Manager. In 2015 Jacques made his way back to the corporate world reporting into Ricoh International in Amsterdam looking after all Ricoh Partners of which Nashua is the largest.




Justice Kganyago

Chief investment Officer

Identity Development Fund Managers


Justice Kganyago is a development economics and finance graduate. He has been a practising entrepreneurship champion for the last 8 years. Justice spent just over two years as a Portfolio Manager at Business Partners Limited in Gauteng between 2007 and 2009. He joined IDF Managers in September 2009 and was the company's first Chief Investment Officer. Justice truly believes in the realization of black entrepreneurship and women empowerment in particular. He has invested in over 100 black and women owned businesses over the period and assessed hundreds more. He spends much of his public time trying to bridge the gap in knowledge between financiers and entrepreneurs about entrepreneurship






Lorraine Jenks

Sustainability and Greening Expert

Hotel Stuff


Lorraine Jenks is a sustainability, greening and climate change expert. She is the founder and CEO of one of top free online directories of goods and services: and the Tireless activist in advocating greener practices in operations and procurement for all sectors. Contracts Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain for 15 years. Went solo and trained under UNEP’s Eco-Labelling Project and NCPC at the CSIR and an accredited trainer for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Programme. Awarded top honours for exhibition projects: Green Home at Decorex and Eco Green Hotel at Hostex. Winner of 12 awards. Lorraine is a professional speaker and with her indomitable team, manages the online directories, consults and runs workshops around Africa.


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Mmabatho Matiwane 

BBBEE Manager: Corporate Planning & Strateg



MMABATHO Matiwane is the current B-BBEE Manager at PetroSA, responsible for ensuring that PetroSA makes an impact in the economic empowerment of its employees and small to medium suppliers in line with B-BBEE objectives. She did her postgraduate studies at the University of Cape and further studied in Holland – Amsterdam. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the areas of economic development, in particular the management and execution of economic development policies and programmes. Now at PetroSA, her main focus has been to revive and grow the Supplier and Development Program, with the objective of increasing and retaining a representative, credible and effective pool of black and female owned supplier and customers that will enable PetroSA to deliver on its commercial mandate in a cost effective and responsible manner.

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Vanitha Govender 

Vice President: Government Solutions and Services for South Africa




Vanitha leverages MasterCard's capabilities to solve Government's efficiency, social progress, financial inclusion and transparency needs, particularly through the electronification of Government departments and driving a solution-based Cashless strategy. Vanitha also works with the SA Chamber of Commerce to educate SMMEs on the benefits of operating in a cashless environment, providing basic financial inclusion information on how to access mainstream financial benefits.


Lerato Sithole

Director Consulting - Business Process Solutions

Deloitte Consulting

Lerato is an Associate Director in Deloitte leading SCM for the Business Process Solutions service line. Lerato has 20 years’ experience in SCM where she worked in public and private sector as well as for State Owned Enterprises. Her consulting experience includes SCM performance improvement and optimisation driving cost savings and efficiencies. She also led efforts in terms of SCM strategies with operating models, governance and organisational structures and SCM balanced scorecards for clients.




Ernst Dreyer


Caliba Group


Ernst Dreyer is a Partner at Caliba Group and holds both Masters of Engineering and Masters of Business Leadership degrees. Caliba is a niche procurement consulting firm headquartered in Australia, with offices in South Africa. Caliba has deep subject matter expertise in the mining and finance sectors and has an alliance partnership with Deloitte.


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Manenzhe Manenzhe

Chief Financial Officer


Mr.Manenzhe Manenzhe is a qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Manenzhe completed his articles with KPMG. He has worked as a Head of Finance for NERSA and as well as a Senior Finance Manager at the South African Revenue Services.


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Ruth Benjamin-Swales

Chief Executive Officer

ASISA Enterprise Development Fund


"Ruth Benjamin-Swales is a University of Cape Town graduate who qualified as a CA (SA) in 1989. After completing her Articles with Gross Hendler and Frank, she worked at Ernst & Young (Audit and Advisory) and then moved to the Office of the Auditor-General where she was involved in the performance audits of the WC departments of Education; Health; Housing and Public Works.




Alan Knott-Craig  

Executive Chairman & Founder



Alan Knott-Craig is a highly successful businessman, best selling author and social entrepreneur, currently Executive Chairman of HeroTel, a wireless broadband provider operating throughout South Africa. Originally from Pretoria, he studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (formerly UPE) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. 




Khatu Mashau

Chief Executive Officer

Nunnovation Africa Foundation


Khathu Mashau is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nunnovation Africa Foundation, a Non-Profit organisation founded in 2013 that aims to promote the concept of innovation and empower the youth, women and vulnerable groups across Africa.Khathu has emerged as a leading social entrepreneur in the continent. Passionate about innovation, Khathu aims to promote the narrative of African Innovations; advancing the use of new media to inspire upcoming innovators. He’s a seasoned Mentor and adjudicator in various leading innovation programmes.






Langa Madonko

Investment Associate

Africa Strategic Impact Fund



Langa Madonko is an Investment Principal for Africa Strategic Impact Fund and an
Investment Associate at Sakhumnotho Group Holdings. He is a Pan Africanist with
experience in working and running research in 32 African Countries.Langa has previously been and continues to be an Entrepreneur working in Financial and Strategy Consulting, as well as investments. Prior to that he spent time in Investment Banking and Management Consulting with 2 reputable firms in the USA.




Lesiba Mothata

Chief Economist

Investment Solutions


Lesiba Mothata joined Investment Solutions in 2013 as Head of Market and Economic Research after a two-year spell at the SA Reserve Bank as a risk specialist responsible for the strategic asset allocation of the foreign-exchange reserve portfolio (about $50 billion).His input was in modelling risk scenarios and providing top-down views on currencies, countries (including emerging markets), fixed-income assets and riskier asset classes “new” to central banks such as mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds and equities.

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Chris Hart

Global Economist and Financial Market Strategist

South Africa

Christopher is Chief Economist, Investment Solutions. He works with Investment Solutions, where he does real-time analysis on the financial markets. The main focus areas are currencies, interest rates,bonds and equities. This also includes derivatives instruments such as options and swaps. His main areas of responsibility include the research and analysis of the international economy and financial markets with respect to the trends and impact on the South African economy. He has also had extensive contact with foreign banks across the world. Christopher has presented papers at numerous conferences both within South Africa and internationally.

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Ndabeni Bagosi

Thought Leader: SCM and Procurement

South Africa

Ndabeni Bagosi has held senior and leadership Supply Chain positions in various industries that include Telecomms, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Petrochemicals. He has vast commercial and research knowledge. His knowledge on Supply Chain Management and Strategy spread beyond South Africa. He is a former Council Member of Walter Sisulu University and Board Member of Walter Sisulu Foundation,where he was chairperson of Finance and Investment Committee of the Board.

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Sydney Tshibubudze

Country Head of Procurement

LafargeHolcim South Africa

Sydney Tshibubudze is an experienced Procurement and Supply Chain professional who has worked in different industries (e.g. Management Consulting, Steel, Utility and ICT) and has been involved in major procurement transformation projects. He is currently a Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at State Information Technology Agency (SITA). His business training and experience came from engineering, management consulting and commercial/sourcing background where he was exposed to a diverse spectrum of strategic business issues and related solutions.

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Mbulelo Gingcana

Acting Chief Procurement Officer


Mbulelo has over 20 years of experience in managing public sector Supply Chain Management. He was instrumental in the migration of procurement from "Paper to Paperless" system. He did a process mapping and system development for Procurement of Goods and Services at SACAA. He is a member of (ACIPS) Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Africa, and has been involved in the Strategic SCM policy and process formulation and reviews at S.A. Civil Aviation Authority. He participated in a team at National Treasury- CPO office on the Review of SCM 2015.

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Miles Hodge

Expert Commercial Negotiator

The Gap Partnership

Miles Hodge is the Managing Director of The Gap Partnership and has specialised in the field of commercial negotiation for the last 13 years . Based in South Africa he has worked with senior deal makers and strategic negotiation teams around the globe. The Gap Partnership is a global negotiation consultancy working with over 500 blue chip organisations, in 13 different languages from offices around the world.


Andre Coetzee

Managing Director

CIPS Africa

Mr André Coetzee, Managing Director of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Africa and member of the CIPS Group International leadership team, has over 26 years' experience in the South African financial markets and related industries. He is the Gauteng spokesperson for the Kagiso PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) and has in-depth knowledge of the local and international economy and the South African political landscape. André has been the Managing Director of CIPS Africa (formerly CIPS Southern Africa) for the past three years.

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Nico Snyman

SA's RISK GURU and Chief Executive Officer

Crest Advisory

Nico is the founder and CEO of Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd, a boutique training and Development and Corporate Governance Advisory enterprise.Nico is an International acclaimed Enterprise Risk Management expert and Speaker pertaining to Enterprise-, Project- and Operational Risk, across all verticals and horizontals ofCorporate and Public enterprises, such as Supply Chain Management, Legal Compliance, Internal Audit, Safety and Business Continuity. His methodology has been implemented to enhance lean processes, driving objectives and create profitability.

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Lawson Naidoo

Senior SCM Advisor

Gauteng Provincial Treasury

Lawson Naidoo is a seasoned Public Sector SCM Specialist with more than 20years of industry expertise. He offers professional services in advisory; technical support and training with a proven track record of completed projects. Lawson has developed and implemented management and training solutions for both public and private sector organisations. He lectures part-time at the University of Pretoria and GIBS and is an accredited SCM facilitator, assessor and moderator.

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Deon Basson

Your Communication Go-to Guy, The Psychology of Communication

South Africa

Deon Basson has been in the human communication business for 19 years, operating primarily in Europe and Africa, as well as North America. Deon has a great understanding of the affect that communication has on effective procurement and effective sales. Deon completed an MBA specialising in the alignment of business and people. His experience on both the procurement side and sales side of the "fence" gives him insight into creating an optimum environment for communication in procurement.

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Tumelo Baloyi

Director: SCM Education Training and Development


Tumelo has an extensive experience as a Sourcing Senior Manager in a number of commodities including but not limited to IT infrastructure, Advertising, Media, Management Consulting & Shipping logistics. She has a B.Com degree (North West Uni) Postgrad Diploma in Management (UCT), MBA (HULT international business School- USA) and attained her MCIPS in 2012. Currently completed senior executive program with USB (university of stellenbosch BuSiness school).

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Shiraz Sarang

Director: SCM Education Training and Development"


Shiraz is the CPO of Nedbank for the past 4 years having been promoted from the role of Head: Strategic Sourcing. His procurement experience spans 12 years (10 years in senior management). Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Purchasing & Supply, M-CIPS, various post graduate diplomas and certifications.


Vaughan Zoutendyk

National Head: Training & Education Division

Commerce Edge South Africa

Vaughan heads up learning and development - training and facilitation work for Commerce Edge South Africa, his core skills include: Direct Sales, Key Account Management, Sales Management,Managing People (coaching and empowering and aligning to KPIs), Sales Strategy Development, Public Speaking and Facilitation Skills, Contract Management and renewals, Strong People Skills,


Lerato Sithole

Director: Integrated Operations Delivery (IOD)

Deloitte, Business-Process-as-a-Service

Lerato is an Associate Director in Deloitte leading SCM for the Business Process Solutions service line. Lerato has 20 years' experience in SCM where she worked in public and private sector as well as for State Owned Enterprises.
Her consulting experience includes SCM performance improvement and optimisation driving cost savings and efficiencies. She also led efforts in terms of SCM strategies with operating models, governance and organisational structures and SCM balanced scorecards for clients.

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Henri Du Toit

Chief Accounting Practitioner

Western Cape Provincial Treasury

On 1 August 1982, Henri started working for the Western Cape Provincial Administration. Through part time studies he obtained a B Compt. in 1992 and a Masters in Public Administration in 1998. As part of the Provincial Treasury team he has been a driving force promoting transparent and comprehensive financial reporting in-directing contributing to improved audit outcomes of the Western Cape Provincial departments. He has played a pivotal role over many years motivating and driving officials to achieve goals.,


Swami Natarajan

Senior Director & SaaS Leader

ECEMEA, Oracle

Swami has over 18 years of direct experience across Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan with a focus on SaaS Solutions. Has extensive experience in Communication, Media, Utility, Aviation, FSI, Retail & Professional Service Industries in Application Sales, Business Development, Implementation, Consulting and Major Account Management. Swami brings extensive experience CRM, ERP, EPM and other edge application Sales, Solutions, Consulting & Professional Services for the above industries.
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Regardt Laubscher

International Artist/ illusionist and Comedian

South Africa

Regardt Laubscher has been performing professional magic for the past 16 years.He is perfect for any event, any place and any time - for any age from 3-103. A magic show with a blend of Comedy and Dramatic Magic He is a very versatile, unique and energetic performer . He specializes in comedy magic shows where he entertains guests with his unbelievable magic skills and lots of comedy.

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Khanya Okumu CA(SA)

Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist

Old Mutual

Khanya Okumu is the Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist at Old Mutual. She has experience in credit analysis, enterprise finance, financial reporting and internal audit.She is a qualified CA(SA) who is passionate about development (in particular youth and women) and education.

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Jan van Rensburg Pr Eng

Director: Acquisition & Contract Management SCM

Dept. Transport & Public Works, Western Cape Goverment

Professional engineer: 3 decades+ experience in contracting, procurement and construction.Director in the SCM unit of the Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government (WCG).Developed and implemented Framework contracts in the WCG, including authoring of a new set of procurement document templates, spanning all classes of procurement.

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Prof Ad Sparrius

System Engineering Expert

System Engineering & Management (Pty) Ltd

Adriaan Jacobus Anne Sparrius holds various qualifications namely; MSc BEng (Electronic Engineering), University of Stellenbosch, Master of Science in Electronic Engineering (MSEE),University of California, Berkeley. Master of Business Leadership (MBL) (cum laude), University of South Africa.Adriaan lectures project management courses for UNISA's Graduate School for Business Leadership.

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Dr. Nigel Chanakira


Zimbabwe Investment Authority

Dr. Nigel MK Chanakira is a holds of a Bachelor of Science (Honors) & a Masters of Science (Honors) in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a diploma as a prize student in banking from the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe. Nigel has attended numerous Zimbabwean and international banking, management and leadership development courses with institutions that include Oxford and Harvard Universities and, the Pacific and Haggai Institutes in the United States of America. Nigel is also an alumnus of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and an active curator of the Global Shapers hubs of WEF in Zimbabwe.

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Molefe Pooe

Managing Director

Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching

Molefe Pooe is the Managing Director of Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching. A certified coach, speaker and leadership trainer member of the John Maxwell Team, Molefe is passionate about leadership and people development. The company's mission is to equip entrepreneurs and business owners with tools and skills to successfully navigate through the various business development stages. Through the global affiliation with the John Maxwell.Team of more than 11 000 members, he endevours to raise the standard of leadership in every facet of society.

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Nobuhle Sibiya

Group Procurement Category Manager

Oceana Group

Nobuhle holds a BA in Communications and MCIPS LEVEL 6. She has previously serve as a Customer Relationship Manager at Absa, Sourcing
Commodity Manager at Tsebo Facilities Solutions and a Sourcing Commodity Manager for Standard Bank. Some of her skills include Supply Chain Management, Software Documentation, Outsourcing, SAP, Project Planning.

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Lebogang Letsoalo



Lebogang Letsoalo is currently the director of Sincpoint,She is the Former Vice President Supply Chain in Sasol .She handled Outbound related supply chain activities executed within Performance & Base Chemicals. Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business, where she held different portfolios mainly within the energy sector, chemicals and mining industry at a local and global level.

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Fani- Isaac Molefe

Advisor to Premier

Gauteng Provincial Treasury


Molefe is responsible for procurement in an environment where an incredible amount of knowledge is required in financial and market analysis for the best investment and trading opportunities in the CSIR’s dealings with suppliers and funders, including knowledge acquisition and management within the procurement space. Molefe has worked in various roles in his 22-year career, among them as a researcher, process specialist, operations support manager, operations training manager, finance manager and commercial manager. 

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Anwar Adonis

SCM Head at Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Western Cape Provincial Treasury

Supply Chain Manager at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport with 12 years' SCM experience. Holds a National Diploma in Public Administration and his career in the public service spans over 40 years. He believes that SCM can contribute to value for money if applied correctly..

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Wiso Mdlalo

Group Procurement Manager

Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages

Wiso Mdlalo, born and raised in Healdtown Village, in the Eastern Cape up to Secondary education, and Tertiary education in these institutions, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Unisa and University of Stellenbosch Business school.
An entrepreneur in the making, who's experience spans on both Local and International Brands and companies

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André S. Jordaan

Partner Consultant


André S. Jordaan is a Partner Consultant at Pragma. He specialises in facilitating decision making, be this strategy, portfolio, project or asset level. He also majors in Focussed Improvement - Lean Six Sigma, management systems using ISO 55000, Executive Coaching, Training and Strategy. With 15 years experience in the industry, Andre holds a B.Engineer (Mechanical) from University of Stellenbosch, with a Honours and an MBA from the Graduate school of Business, University of Stellenbosch. For past time he enjoys cycling, jogging, movies, whiskey and wine.

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Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed

Head of Professional Body

CIPS South Africa

Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed is an experienced operations manager. He was in charge of a complex supply chain of study materials planning, printing and distribution for the largest open distance learning university in the African continent, UNISA. He was an Executive Director and served on the senior executive management team of UNISA for the past ten years before joining CIPS as the Head of the Professional Body.Prior to that he served as a senior communications specialist at the Head Office of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), after having taught languages at school and adult level.

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Nzinga Qunta

TV Personality

South Africa

Nzinga Qunta is a news anchor with experience in radio and television, currently anchoring SABC's 1pm economic news. She has been a prime-time television news anchor, covering elections in 2014. She was a news anchor on PowerFM in 2015."

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Takalani Tambani

Chief Director : Black Industrialist Program

Department of Trade and Industry

The dti is a dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African government organisation, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. The dti's mission is to promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy and to provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development.

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Yogan Naidu

Non Trade Procurement


A highly experienced and professional business manager accomplished in procurement, having headed departments for prominent local and international companies. Certified Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) A committed problem solver, with well proven abilities in strategic and transactional purchasing, who understands the importance of team work and commitment, Vast experience in key areas such as strategic sourcing, SAP Business Warehouse (BW), SAP SRM, negotiation, management at a senior and executive level.

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Vusi Fele

Chief Procurement Officer

Barclays Africa Group Limited

"Vusi is an accomplished and multifaceted professional with more than 20 years of experience. He credits exposure to progressive leadership through coaching and mentorship in senior leadership roles and business strategy with shaping his professional career. He attended local institutions as well as those in Switzerland and the US (Harvard, Zurich & Wits). He specialises in supply chain, responsible sourcing, supplier transformation and localisation strategies. Vusi led the development of an industry framework for Responsible Sourcing and common guiding principles for the mining industry. Prior to taking up his current role, ".

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Simon Annan

Head, Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM)

Heritage Bank Ghana

Simon Annan is a member of Faculty Advisory Board of Business School, Koforidua Technical University and a Director at the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP). He has held several senior procurement and supply chain management positions with organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, Ecobank Group, AGAMS holdings and the Ghana National Household Registry (World Bank Financed Project). He consults for many organisations spanning a variety of industries including financial institutions, energy, aviation, education, telecommunications and construction.

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Cornelia Olivier

Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services


Cornelia currently head up Sourcing for Marketing, Real Estate, HR and Security in Absa. She has been with Absa for almost 7 years, during which she has had various roles such as the Head of Supplier Management for Africa, and the Head of Sourcing for Technology.
She started her career with EY and managed the Sourcing Team in Liberty for a few years before moving to England and working in industries such as Oil and Gas, Technology, and Public Sector. She has extensive experience in best practice procurement implementation and in various indirect categories of spend. She holds an Honours degree in Commerce as well as MCIPS certification.

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Cebisile Nyambe


UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office

Cebisile Nyambe is a Consultant for the UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office, focusing on Creating Markets Through Affirmative Procurement for Women in South Africa. She was previously the National Project Co-ordinator for the Public and Private Procurement and the Social Economy Project of the International Labour Organization, funded by the Flemish Government.

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Steven Powell

Director: Forensics Expert

ENS Africa

Steven Powell is the head of ENSafrica's Forensics Department and a renowned specialist white-collar crime prosecutor and forensics lawyer, specialising in leading forensic investigations. Steven's experience includes anti-fraud and corruption matters and assisting clients with meeting the anti-corruption compliance requirements in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, as well as the South African Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. He also assists clients with due diligence and compliance programmes.

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Sifiso Ndwandwe

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst for Growth

Sifiso Ndwandwe is the Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G) which is a newly established NPC whose mandate is facilitating transparency within, and the development of the ED sector, to enhance its impact in the economy. Catalyst for Growth (C4G) is a JP Morgan initiative co-funded by USAID. Sifiso has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in SEDA (formerly NEPA). He has served as the Group Business Development Manager at Mondi Limited, which was, at that time a fully owned Anglo American PLC subsidiary.

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Rafique Jassiem

Group Procurement Manager

Oceana Group

Rafique Jassiem is the Group Procurement Executive for the Oceana Group of companies. Prior to joining Oceana he held executive procurement roles in Vodacom and Standard Bank. Rafique holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCT and has 11 years of experience in Procurement He is passionate about creating winning procurement teams and has won the Best People Development Award on two separate occasions at the CIPS Pan African awards.

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Lebogang Letsoalo

Director Manaing


Lebogang Letsoalo is currently the director of Sincpoint,She is the Former Vice President Supply Chain in Sasol .She handled Outbound related supply chain activities executed within Performance & Base Chemicals. Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business, where she held different portfolios mainly within the energy sector, chemicals and mining industry at a local and global level. .

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Benard Odote

Group Managing Director

House of Procurement

Benard is the Managing Director House of Procurement and the Executive Director House Of Procurement Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda Limited.He has 10 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management in industries such as FMCG, Manufacturing, Consulting,Service, ICT and Telecommunications..

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Dr Susan De Witt

Programme Coordinator - Innovative Finance: Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Susan de Witt is an Innovative Finance Project Manager at the UCT GSB Bertha Centre. She is working with National Treasury to help integrate outcomes based contracting mechanisms into supply chain management as well as, with line departments and private donors to design outcomes-based funds and Impact Bonds. She holds an MBA from the UCT GSB.

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Karen Shippey

Chief Director: Environmental Sustainability

Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government

Ms Karen Shippey has a Master's Degree in Environmental and Geographical Science and over 20 years of work experience. Whilst her post-graduate studies focussed on Sustainable Development, her work experience took her into the world of infrastructure development working as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner. She joined the Western Cape Government in 2011 and became Chief Director: Environmental Sustainability for the Western Cape in 2015. This role saw her providing oversight and leadership across the Provincial Climate Change, Green Economy Sustainability, Biodiversity and Coastal Management portfolios.

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Tembeka Mhlekwa

Strategic Executive Director: Economic Development Department

City of Tshwane

Ms Tembeka Mhlekwa is currently the Strategic Executive Director (SED/Head of Department): Economic Development Department of City of Tshwane. Ms Mhlekwa has an experience in all three spheres of government (National, Provincial and Local) within the Economic Development Sector.

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Doris Viljoen

Senior Futurist

Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch

Doris Viljoen is the senior futurist at the Institute for Futures Research where she endeavours to interpret global and local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. Her presentations mostly focus on the emerging 'dots on the horizon' and she guides decision-makers toward options for shaping their preferred futures.

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Pretty Ntombela

Chief Procurement Officer


Procurement Executive Manager,Responsible for setting the Strategic direction of Conlog Procurement Department to deliver its value Proposition and also to contribute to the country's economic growth mandate.15 years of her experience in Supply Chain Management and Procurement consist of knowledge and expertise in Public and Private sector Supply Chain Management she managed Supply Chain at Transnet Rail Engineering , Transnet National Ports Authority , Department of National Treasury as Head of Strategic Sourcing Unit , Amatola Water Board as Head SCM , Schneider Electric (Global Operations ) - Head of Africa Zone Procurement and Later Conlog Pty Ltd as Chief Procurement Officer


Cheryl Phillips

Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism

Drakenstein Munucipality

She has 22 years of experience in the implementation of social and economic development
projects in the Public and NGO sectors and has a bachelors' degree from the University of Cape
Town. Her project management skills were further developed while involved in the
implementation of enterprise development projects with the establishment of the Real
Enterprise Development (RED Door) initiatives in the Western Cape Government. She later
specialised in the implementation of strategic tourism projects in 2009 when she was appointed
to head the Tourism Services Agency,which was established as a project management unit at
the official Destination Marketing Organisation of Cape Town and Western Cape, Cape Town
Routes Unlimited.

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Yaasier Abrahams

Head of Retail Marketing

Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) LimitedNational Treasury

As Head of Retail Marketing for Shell South Africa, Yaasier is custodian of the most recognized Global Petroleum brand in the world with a brand value of over $37bln and is responsible for developing and executing all elements of the Retail offer across a network of over 600 franchised service stations in South Africa.Included in Yaasier's portfolio is Shell's traditional Retail Fuels and Lubricants businesses as well as its highly profitable Convenience Retail business at over 400 franchised stores. Complementing the core convenience business, Retail Alliance Partnerships have become increasingly important with a suite of offers that includes Vida e Café Coffee Bars at 150 locations, Branded Quick Service Restaurants at over 100 sites as well as a blossoming Grocery Alliance with SPAR.

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Nawaaz Kalick (FCIPs, MCIPs, MBA)

Group Procurement and Supply Executive

Astrapak Limited

After 18 years of service at packaging Group Nampak, Nawaaz joined Astrapak in 2013. Nawaaz has extensive experience across the supply chain in several senior roles including Operations Director,General Manager, and Divisional Supply Chain & Procurement Manager. He was part of the Team that achieved the first Oliver Wight capable IBP accreditation in Africa and has been Chairperson of the KZN Branch of CIPs Africa since 2012.

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Dr. Sudhakar Muniyasamy

Senior Researcher

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Dr. Sudhakar Muniyasamy, a Technical leader in the field of bioplastics and biobased materials at the Polymer and Composites, CSIR Material Science and Manufacturing Unit in PE, South Africa. He earned his Bachelor and Master's degree in Biological Science from Madurai Kamaraj University, and M.Phil degree in Biotechnology from University of Madras, India. He Obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Science from University of Pisa, Italy.

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Pearl Maphumulo

Managing Director

The Business Development Agency

Pearl Maphumulo is a young South African entrepreneur with over 6years experience in an
assortment of media sectors, mainly PR & branding of start-ups. She's currently Managing
Director of The Business Development Agency (Pty) Ltd., an entity focused on the development
of small businesses across the continent.She has been a nominee at the African Achievers Awards under the category 'Excellence in Leadership' a business and entrepreneurship column contributor for a South National newspaper; and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper member.

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Pearl Maphumulo

Managing Director

The Business Development Agency

Pearl Maphumulo is a young South African entrepreneur with over 6years experience in an
assortment of media sectors, mainly PR & branding of start-ups. She's currently Managing
Director of The Business Development Agency (Pty) Ltd., an entity focused on the development
of small businesses across the continent.She has been a nominee at the African Achievers Awards under the category 'Excellence in Leadership' a business and entrepreneurship column contributor for a South National newspaper; and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper member.

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Mediacy Mudekwa

Head of Content, Smart Procurement World

Smart Procurement World

Mediacy is a strategic business process analyst and evaluator responsible for identifying business needs and applying solutions aligned with the overall direction and objectives of companies. As Head of Content for Smart Procurement World, Mediacy drives the most definitive Procurement and Supply chain agenda in Africa. Skilled in applying various research methodologies, he develops and implement critical business solutions through information gathering, synthesis and review. Mediacy secures and allocate resources, manage implementation of new research findings and facilitates systems and process thinking to encourage dynamism in strategy execution. Conferencing | Project Management | Business Processes & Management | Business Strategy Analysis | Business Management & Leadership Professional

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Abigail Khumalo

Executive Manager
Supply Chain Management

Gautrain Management Agency

I work at the Gautrain Management Agency as Executive Manager: Supply Chain Management (SCM). I have been working at the Gautrain Management Agency for 5 years. My experience in SCM spans over 18years in international and public entities. I am an MCIPS currently studying towards a MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation.

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Chibwe D. Mwelwa

Procurement Director

Millennium Challenge Account Zambia

Chibwe Darius MWELWA is Procurement Director for Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia limited. His key responsibilities as Procurement Director is to ensure that all procurement transactions are implemented in accordance with the MCC ProgramProcurement Guidelines, monitors compliance by the procurement Agent with all the rules and procedures of the MCC Program Procurement guidelines and supports management, and the CEO of MCA - Zambia in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the procurement process.

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Zakariya Hoosain

Head Official

Western Cape Provincial Government: Treasury

Zakariya Hoosain joined the Western Cape Provincial Treasury in December 2012.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a registered auditor and holds a certificate in
Risk Management Assurance.He was born and raised in Cape Town. After completing his articles, he joined.Transnet as a client manager in group audit, servicing the port operations and rail
portfolios. Thereafter he spent a short while at PwC as a consultant before joining
Mazars to head up the Governance, Risk and Control services.

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Santie du Toit-White (MCIPS)

Director - Supply Chain Management (Sourcinger

Department of Health

Santie started her career in supply chain with the world's largest private healthcare provider. She has since worked in the construction, oil & gas, property, facilities management, media and manufacturing industries. Before joining the Western Cape Department of Health in 2014, Santie led strategic outsourcing projects in the UK & mainland Europe, engaging with leading service providers to establish mutually beneficial long-term partnerships. Santie believes that supply chain officials are in a unique position to gain a deep understanding of their customers and service providers, and that public sector supply chain is ready to embrace private sector practices for the delivery of optimal commercial outcomes.

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Mluleki Ntlemeza (MCIPS)

e-Procurement Specialist, Group Supply Chain Management Services


Mluleki Ntlemeza is an e-Procurement expert and content writer. His experience spans implementation of procurement transformation projects, governance, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and contract management. His most recent project is the implementation of National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD) Integration Project. This involves the integration of PetroSA's e-Procurement system with CSD. He has contributed a few articles in Smart Procurement newsletter.

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