Procurement, sourcing and supply management strategies for public and private sector supply chains


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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. 




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).




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. 




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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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




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.




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.


Deon Basson


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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.


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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




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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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."

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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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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.

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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.


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.




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.




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.




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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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. .





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.




   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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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.


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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.




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.



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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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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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.


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Ozias Ncube

Senior Lecturer, 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 tocompletion with topics ranging from procurement, logistics and general supply chain competitiveness, including project management. 


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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.




Rodney Moolman

Director: Local Government: SCM

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





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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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.  



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.


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Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Nedbank Limited



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


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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. 


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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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Themba Shezi (CIA, CCSA, CSCP)

Head : Integrated Programme Management

eThekwini Municipality



Academic & Professional Qualifications-IAC - Accountancy;Advanced Certificate in Applied Management I;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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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.



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.

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