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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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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 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.

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Andrew Downard

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

Vested, Asia Pacific

Andrew Downard is consultant and educator specialising in supply chain relationships and supply chain risk management. Andrew is a Certified Deal Architect by the University of Tennessee and 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 - including thought leadership on the Vested methodology.

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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

Deputy Head: Supply Chain Operations

eThekwini Municipality

Sandile C. Ngcobo, is a former eThekwini Municipality head of Supply Chain Operations for over 8 years at an Executive level. Some of my responsibilities includes inter alia:-Accountable for contracts; stores & inventory; purchasing and disposal in the city of Durban.Owner of the SCM Process; which includes demand; acquisition; logistics and disposal & performance management.Designing; implementing and maintaining systems; policies; procedures and practices to manage Supply Chain processes & work effectively with Provincial Treasury on various Policies & Acts.


Santie du Toit-White

Director: SCM

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.


Sese Chasakara

Head of Procurement: Financial Services

Reserve Bank of South Africa

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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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

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

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

Senior 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.


Nico Snyman

SA's RISK GURU and Chief Executive Officer

Crest Advisory Africa

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.


Xavier Greyling

Commodity Manager




Xavier, a B Juris, LL.B.-graduate and admitted Attorney since 2000 (now non-Practising), commenced his career in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and gained exposure over a wide and diverse array of legal and related matters ranging from legal collections, civil litigation and defence, criminal representation and contract negotiations and drafting. After leaving practise, Xavier Joined Sappi Fine Paper and held a number of procurement and related positions over some nine years, the last culminating as Contract and Support Manager in the then newly created Centre-Led Procurement structure.


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.


Mbulelo  Gingcana

Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management

Civil Aviation Authority

Mbulelo has over 10 year experience in Supply Chain Management. He is involved in policy review and SCM system design at the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As a member of the CAA team, Mbulelo has been awarded a clean audit by the Auditor General. He participated in the organisation’s B-BBEE accreditation, for which it achieved a level 2 in 3 years. Mbulelo is the Senior Manager Supply Chain at the S.A. Civil Aviation Authority.


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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Hugo Du Rand

Head of Group Supply Chain


Hugo holds a BBA (Milpark Business School), BCom Honors (RAU), MCom (UJ) and MCIPS (CIPS). He has held various senior positions in Strategic Sourcing and has been able to expand his expertise into the field of Supply Chain, where he currently holds a position as Head of Group Supply Chain. Hugo chooses to base his life on a set of values that he treasures and live up to. He is seen as a leader that can enthuse and motivate others through their vision as well as to strive for their self-development and self-improvement. He seeks purpose in all that he does and adds purpose where he can.airs.

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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.


Kamogelo Mampane

Chief Executive Officer

TK Global Experts

Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS) is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TK Global Experts, Chief Executive Officer of State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), a member of CIPS Africa Board and Chairperson of Tshwane University Advisory Board. TK Global Experts are thought leaders in Strategic Supply Chain and our experts assist companies to leverage on their Supply Chain and Procurement. His company offers Advisory services in Supply Chain and Procurement, Enterprise and Supplier development and assist companies to implement solution that optimise their operations, increase transparency and efficiencies in the value chain. deals for State Owned Enterprises.


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Octavius Phukubye

Economic Development Manager: Corporate Affairs

SAB Miller


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.He is a former World Economic Forum Global Shaper for the Johannesburg Hub.





Lerato Sithole

Director Consulting - Business Process Solutions

Deloitte Consulting




Lerato is the Director in charge of leading Supply Chain Management in Deloitte “Business Process as a Service” Service Line. She is a seasoned, strategic and visionary supply chain management executive. Her career of 22 years started at Eskom and she has experience in the public sector as well as various private sectors like Mining and Engineering, Financial Services, State Owned Enterprises and Management Consulting. Lerato has managed and lead Sourcing and Procurement departments in organisations such as Murray and Roberts Cementation, IDC, Alexander Forbes,Umgeni Water, Blue IQ and Accenture.


Malcolm Farrell


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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Manenzhe Manenzhe

Chief Financial Officer

Parliament of the Republic of South Africa



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.


Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS)

Head of Academy

Commerce Edge SA

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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Themba Shezi (CIA, CCSA, CSCP)

Head : Integrated Programme Management

eThekwini Municipality

Academic & Professional Qualifications-IAC - Accountancy,Advanced Certificate in Applied Management.Advanced Certificate in Applied Management II;CIA - Certified Internal Auditor,CCSA - Certificate in Control Self Assessment,CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional and MBA - Currently Studying.Have knowledge, skills and experience gained from working for some of the world class companies,operating in different sectors of the economy, such as Petro-Chemical, FMCG, Packaging, Health Services and currently Public Sector.


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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. 


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Prof. Micheline Naude

Academic Leader: SCM: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.


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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. 




Clive Govender

Former, Head - Supply Chain

Anglo American



Clive has over 15 years’ business experience and is a seasoned Supply Chain professional.He holds a MBA (Henley Management College, UK); a B.Sc. (Honours) in Operations Management (University of Hertfordshire, UK) and a B.Com degree in Business Management and Economics(UNISA). He completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.Clive is a member of Procurement 50 – a global community in which the world’s best thinkers on Procurement and Supply Chain are invited to provide insights on the issues that affect peers.




Bernie van Niekerk

Publishing Editor



Bernie van Niekerk is the Publishing Editor of The Smart Procurement 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. 

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Nawaaz Abdul Kalick(FCIPs) (MCIPS) (MBA)

Group Procurement & 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. In addition to his original role at Astrapak,Nawaaz was appointed Supply Chain Director of the Moulding & Forming Divisions and is currently also responsible for several Operations. companies have retained Bernie's services to restructure their procurement environments at a strategic level.

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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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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.




Alex Granger

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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).


Shaun Scott

Managing Director

Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL)

Shaun Scott is Managing Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL). WiL provides consulting, training and operational Supply Chain services to organisations in Southern Africa.
Shaun has worked in the transport, logistics and supply chain arena for the past 20 years working with clients in Africa, Europe and North America.




Litha Kutha

ESD Manager



Litha Kutta has recently been appointed as Specialist BEE ED & PP at Telkom SA SOC Ltd. Before he was the Head of Enterprise Development and Preferential Procurement for Woolworths Holdings, 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.


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Honorable Michael Mabuyakhulu


Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs


Michael Mabuyakhulu holds an Honours Degree in Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales. He is busy with his Masters in Business Administration. He had also completed an Advanced Business Programme (NQF 7) through the Durban University of Technology.Mabuyakhulu began his career in 1982 as a Production Manager for Mintex on the North Coast, where he was later elected President of the Engineering Sector of the Metal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa. His effective leadership on the factory floor saw him taking up a full time position in the trade union movement.




Fikile Khumalo

Director Material Governance, Risk and Compliance

Ministry of Defence



I am the Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the Department of Defence(DoD). My responsibilities include executing the GRC function with respect to Matériel (Supply ChainManagement(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement, acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services. Prior to my involvement in the SCM domain, I was extensively involved in Enterprise Risk Management within and beyond the DoD.

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Geoffrey Francis

Applications Sales Consulting Director

Oracle South Africa and SADC Region



Geoffrey has been designing and implementing business solutions for customers for more than 15 years. With his background as a Cost and Management accountant, Geoffrey has been exposed to all the various business functions in the financial, Supply chain and manufacturing areas. Coupling this with his business application experience, he acts as a strategic advisor to many businesses on their business applications roadmap and business software deployment strategies. 


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Vonani Mabunda

Chief Executive officer

SCF Capital Solutions,



Vonani Mabunda is the CEO of SCF Capital Solutions, an SME financing company. Vonani is an experienced Trade Finance professional, having served in various Trade Finance roles in Operations, Sales, Risk and Product Management at top tier banks, viz; Citibank, Standard Bank and Barclays Africa. Prior to founding SCF Capital Solutions Vonani was Head of Lending Products at Barclays Africa’s Business Banking division, responsible for the bank’s lending activities to small businesses. Prior to joining Barclays he was Head of Supply Chain Finance at Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking. Overall he has 13 years of local and international banking experience at Citibank, Standard Bank and Barclays. Vonani has a Bsc Engineering Degree from Wits University and an MBA from GIBS.


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Ozias Ncube Ncube, MSc, BSc(Hon)

Area Head: Management Systems

Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership

A supply chain management specialist and operations researcher with a vast experience in project management, supply chain management (including procurement, logistics and operations management), quantitative analysis, operations research and business processes. More than 10 years practical experience in these areas and the following: quantitative modelling, statistical analysis and modelling. With more than 30 MBL research supervision to completion with topics ranging from procurement, logistics and general supply chain competitiveness, including project management.


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Lillian Karuri-Magero

Former Head of Sourcing, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive




A supply chain management specialist and operations researcher with a vast experience iLillian Karuri-Magero is Chairperson of CIPS Gauteng which is the largest member based of CIPS professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.She has over 16 years of international experience and thought leadership in managing multi-million dollar commercial partnerships in various industries, and for some of the world’s largest corporations including the Lockheed Martin Corporation, IBM, Eskom and now Barclays Africa Group Ltd.





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.




Karabo Che Mokoape


Ubambo Group, Ubambo Software Solutions and Khula Mining.



Karabo Che Mokoape is a Durban based Social Entrepreneur, Writer, and Speaker. He is the CEO of the Ubambo Group, Ubambo Software Solutions and Khula Mining.He sits on the boards of several organisations including:Hilton College, The FutureLife Foundation, Rietspruit Crushers, Emcom wireless, The Light Trust, The Izingane Zethu Children’s trust, African Enterprise and Alpha KZN.His core skills are strategic leadership and planning,communication and personal development. Karabo has a vast knowledge regarding systems,operations and social responsibility which he has applied in strategically advising a wide range of organisations in various industries.

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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. He has over 30 years' experience in procurement in the Petrochemicals sector, during which he was responsible for training staff, key suppliers and contractors


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Fundi Dhlamini

General Manager: Communities and Corporate Relations

Richards Bay Minerals


Fundi Dlamini is the General Manager: Communities and Corporate Relations at Richards Bay Minerals. Her core tasks include community relations, mining rights,stakeholder engagement and relations, sustainable development and local economic
development. Before taking up the General Manager role, for a year and 10months
Fundi held a Principal advisor – Transformation position at Richards Bay Minerals. In 2004 until 2006 she was a senior consultant at Umhlaba Development Services and managed Belgian funding- supporting all 9 provinces in South Africa to finalise land claims. Dlamini is a UCT graduate school of business: Strategic Engagement, SD & Stakeholder engagement."




   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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Nkululeko Mthembu

Founder of The Durban Innovation Hub & CEO

Mvela Africa Group



Is the tie-laothing, barefoot visionary that is centred on the African vision. Founder of The Durban Innovation Hub. CEO, Mvela Africa Group. He is the Strategic Partner to Start-up Nations SA (KwaZulu Natal). The Durban Innovation Hub is a technology-entrepreneurship consultancy in development. His favourite line, “I have a penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship; a belief in the spirit of inventiveness.

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Chester Zwane

Procurement Vendor Dev Specialist


Handled Procurement support functions for the past 10 years. Supplier selection, development and audits BBBEE strategy implementation, and Procurement best practice research . I joined Engen Petroleum in 2002, after a one year stint at Coca Cola Canners where I was involved in quality systems implementation.I also worked for Unilever for 9 year in Quality Control department and Product development departments.I have strong business/enterprise development skills gained while working with small enterprises in in Durban




André Coetzee

 Managing Director

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Africa (CIPS)



André, the current Head of Supply Chain Management in the eThekwini Municipality, has extensive experience in the various disciplines of Supply Chain Management (SCM)/ procurement, civil engineering infrastructure and housing development. He is recognised as an effective leader and innovator who has been successful at building, managing, and motivating talented, empowered individuals and teams within the organisation, with a proven track record as a ‘can-do’ person. He obtained ‘International exposure’ when he led the eThekwini team on its partnership project with the Leeds City Council. 


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Eustace Mashimbye

Chief Executive Officer

Proudly SA



Eustace has been in his current role for 10 years and has overseen 10 successive clean audits for Proudly SA. He is a qualified Financial Accountant. He majored in Financial Accounting and Corporate Law and is currently in the process of completing his qualification as a Chartered Secretary (Corporate Governance specialist).


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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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Ndabeni Bagosi

Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management


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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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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   Prof Ad Sparrius

System Engineering & Management (Pty) Ltd

South Africa





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.






  ADV Siza Mthethwa

General Manager: KZN Supply Chain Management

Kwazulu Natal Provincial Treasury





Siza joined the Public Service as a Media Liaison and Dispute Resolution Officer in the Department of Transport where his main responsibility was the setting up of KZN Provincial Office and administrative systems for the transformation and legalization of the provincial taxi industry. When he left Department of Transport, he went back to tertiary education sector by joining Technikon Natal (known as Durban Institute of Technology) as an Administrative Manager in one of student affairs divisions. 



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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.

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Nombuso Msomi

Senior Manager: Supplier Management & Development

Airports Companies South Africa

Nombuso Msomi is the Supply Chain Manager for Airports Company South Africa's King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal. She holds an MBA and has been the Supply Chain Management Professional for 9 years. She has extensive experience in Public Sector Supply Chain Management and worked for the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), South African National Parks (SANParks), Umgeni Water as well as the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.


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Lawson Naidoo

Senior SCM Advisor

Gauteng Provincial Treasury




Lawson Naidoo is a seasoned Public Sector Procurement Specialist with 24 years 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 Gordon Institute for Business Science and is an accredited trainer, assessor and moderator. 





Cynthia Funde

Responsible sourcing Manager

ABInBev Africa




Cynthia Funde is the responsible sourcing specialist for the Africa Zone at ABInBev. She holds a LLB degree from the University of Johannesburg. Cynthia is passionate about human rights within the supply chain and advises procurement teams on the impacts of human rights violations in relation to the brand. Cynthia constantly monitors the trends in responsible sourcing and strategizes on how to take advantage of these trends to increase collaboration with suppliers and mitigate supply chain risks.

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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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Jan van Rensburg

Director: Acquisition and Contract Management, Supply Chain Management

Western Cape Provincial Government



Jan is a professional engineer with more than three decades’ experience in contracting, procurement and construction. He is a Director in the SCM unit of the Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government (WCG). He 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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Wiso Mdalo

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,A Group Procurement Manager coupled with Management accountant experience, with expertise in most strategic spheres of a Business, from Projects to implementing of world class Strategic Sourcing approaches, driver of value creation and BBBEE opportunities,





Vaughan Zoutendyk

National Head: Training & Education Division

Commerce Edge




Vaughan holds a diploma in Marketing, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree – Marketing and Financial Planning Institute (ILPA) qualification. He 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, 


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   Rob Kaletsch 

Procurement Specialist: Forest Operations, South Africa Division,

Mondi Group




“Rob has more than 20 years in Supply Chain Management environment including portfolios in Hospitality Event Management, IT Distribution and currently in the Pulp & Paper industry. With a keen interest in data analysis, process improvement and team leading, Rob has managed to increase operational performance in the value chain.”



Lefentse Chapman

Provincial Manager,Enterprise and Supplier Development




Lefentse Chapman is the Provincial Manager for Absa Enterprise and Supplier Development, KZN. She is a seasoned ED professional with a career spanning 15 years in UK and South Africa. Her knowledge and experience include ESD, business incubation, strategy, funding, stakeholder engagement, training, mentoring and coaching. Her previous role include Export Consultant for an Enterprise Development Agency in the UK where her role was to facilitate opening of markets for businesses in the Sheffield area to clients worldwide. Lefentse holds an MBA (University of Derby), MSC Multimedia Engineering (Nottingham Trent University) and is currently completing her MSC in LED (UKZN).





Martin Rai Naidoo

Branch Operations Engagement KZN




Joined SARS on 01 July 2007, has undergone various training on all key tax types like Income Tax;VAT & PAYE. Joined Branch Operations Engagement in August 2010, a department responsible for Tax Education; Outreach & Campaigns. His role is to do Tax Education presentations targeting individuals; practitioners; Government and Small Businesses.

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