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Abdullah Hassen Verachia

Global Strategist

Strategy, Global Trends and Company Competitiveness

Abdullah Hassen Verachia is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds qualifications from some of South Africa’s leading academic institutions. Abdullah has served as Executive: International at Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Ltd) and also served on the management board of FirstRand India. Rand Merchant Bank has won numerous awards as a leading Emerging Markets Investment Bank and was recently recognised as the 2014 Investment Bank of the Year in Africa by The Banker – Investment Banking Awards. Abdullah is the Chief Executive Office of MVA Strategy Consulting – a leading strategy consulting firm.

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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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Adv Leslie Sedibe

Chief Executive Officer

Proudly SA

Leslie Sedibe is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He hold a BA, LLB, LLM (Tax) from Wits University. Prior to joining Proudly SA as CEO, Adv Sedibe served and head of legal for 2010 FIFA World cup Organizing Committee: South Africa. He later becam CEO of South Africa Football Association during the 2010 FIFA World CUP. Adv Sedibe has also served on boards of various companies including EMI, SABC, SAFA and the FIFA World Cup LOC.

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Adv Thulani Mtshweni

Acting Executive Manager: Governance,

Transnet SOC

Thulani has vast experience in legal, contract management, compliance, risk, internal controls and policy development. He has held senior positions at major public entities and has been involved with the introduction of key regulatory prescripts and business-critical activities as well as business-critical controls that conform to best practices. Thulani is a Full Member of CIPS (MCIPS); holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, (University of Pretoria) and Master of Laws degree (University of Pretoria); and is currently registered for a Doctor of Laws degree (University of South Africa, with the topic titled “the use of objective criteria to achieve value for money”. Thulani is an Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

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Adv. Jane Appasamy

Govenrnance and Risk Specialist, Advocate

South Africa

Creative Simplicity is an exempt micro-enterprise, specialising in Governance, Risk and Compliance. It is a 100% black women owned compliance practice, with a Level 1 BEE status. Its co-founder, Advocate Jane Appasamy followed her entrepreneurial spirit and took the plunge and resigned from a fulfilling career in investment banking, to complete her Masters in Entrepreneurship and to focus on supporting clients in the areas of Governance, Risk & Compliance, with business partners Colette Crichton and Kammy Naidoo. Jane’s career in the Financial Services sector spans two decades when she began her career as a Legal Advisor in 1994 at Liberty Life. 

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Adv. Richard van Helden

Director – Legal Services

Origin Systems

Richard is an advocate, an experienced commercial lawyer and a director at Origin Systems, a provider of legal and procurement consulting and technology solutions to listed companies and financial institutions.

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Alex Berndl

Group Sales & Marketing Director

Servest Holdings

Alex Berndl is the Group Sales & Marketing Director for Servest, the largest black owned facilities management company in Africa. Now in his sixth year with the Group, Alex assists clients with designing efficient, cost effective service solutions to meet their integrated facilities services requirements. Originally from the UK, Alex has significant experience at a senior level in Retail, Manufacturing and the Services Sector.


Alex Granger

Professional Speaker / Author - People Development

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).



Alicia Singh Chinaboo

Lesipho Trust Manager and Group Transformation Manager

Servest Group

Alicia Singh Chinaboo is the Lesipho Trust Manager and Group Transformation Manager at Servest Group. She has over 10 years’ experience in human resources and was instrumental in establishing the Lesipho Trust - Servest’s empowerment trust which supports economic opportunities to qualifying black South Africans, enterprises and communities - enabling them to becoming self-reliant and sustainable.


Amina Patterson

Business development and strategy Consultant

Edge Growth Business Development (Pty) Ltd

Amina applies her passion for B-BBEE, years of experience and strong client engagement skills at Edge Growth, where she provides a range of insights to the specialist Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) firm. Amina’s previous exploits include:Implementing several phases of the Supplier Development Diversity Programme across eight divisions of Barloworld, having developed strategy documents for negotiations with key international OEMs to promote localisation through local assembly and manufacturing.

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Andre Coetzee

Regional Head: Africa


André Coetzee has been the Managing Director of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Africa (CIPS Africa) since September 2010. He is also a member of the CIPS Group International leadership team.
André, who has a B. Com. Honours degree in Investment Management from the University of the North West, has over 26 years’ experience in the South African financial markets and related industries. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. 


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Annelien Herringer

Procurement Manager Transformation and ESD

Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd

I have 25 years Procurement experience of which 17 was spent in the petrochemical, mining, fertilizer and explosion industries. My career started off as a junior buyer (demand management) and ended in a Strategic Sourcing portfolio focusing on bulk warehousing and other strategic outsourcing activities with key suppliers. The first 17 years has set the pace for my career development in procurement, and I had the opportunity to participate and lead in a variety of Supply Chain Management Activities.

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Annie McWalter

Chief Executive Officer

The Hope Factory

With a background in Industrial Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship and the Sciences, she joined The Hope Factory as Deputy CEO in May 2012. In January 2013 she was appointed CEO to continue her passion to help address one of South Africa’s most challenging problems: that of high failure rate of South African businesses. She has years of experience in training, coaching and mentorship of small business owners and has studied and documented South African entrepreneurial role models such as Herman Mashaba.

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Anthea Saunders

Supply Chain Expert

South Africa

My work experience and knowledge gathered to-date extends across various spheres within organisations of which, some areas are: Procurement, Facility Management, Manufacturing, Inventory, Operations, Marketing, Logistics, Finance, Supply Chain and Projects. Being exposed to the above environments, I was privileged to have been afford opportunities aligned to the following designations: -

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Anthony M Chatikobo

Former Head of Procurement-Global

Wings Travel Management

Anthony previous role involved total responsibility for all Procurement, Risk & Insurance aspects of the business, globally; He also manages Transformation (BBBEE) for Wings South African Businesses. He has extensive business, procurement and supply chain experience of 20 years within the Public/Private Sectors, Telecoms, Travel and Tourism industries. 

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Babalwa Ngonyama

Chief Executive Officer

Sinayo Securities

Babalwa Ngonyama is CEO of Sinayo Securities (Pty) Ltd, the only woman owned and managed securities business in the country. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of Safika Holdings (Pty) Ltd. The former acting CEO of the Black Business council. She was the Group Chief Internal Auditor of Nedbank Ltd. a Chartered Accountant and an astute leader with highly regarded business acumen. She sits on the board and audit committee of Barloworld Ltd, Implats Ltd and Group Five Ltd amongst others. She is currently a member of the committee of six people appointed by the Deputy President of the Country, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa to advise him on employment and labour market related matters. In 2008 Babalwa completed the Women in Leadership Programme at Harvard University in Boston.



Bernie van Niekerk


Smart Procurement

 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. 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. Many of South Africa’s largest companies have retained Bernie’s services to restructure their procurement environments at a strategic level.

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Billy Bell

Chief Executive Officer

WDB Consulting

More than 15 years’ experience as an MPS (Managed Print Services) Consultant to Corporate Southern Africa. Widely known as the “Father” of MPS with credible references from Investec, Rand Merchant Bank, Telkom, Sun International, ABSA.


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.

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Bongani Mntambo

Acting Executive Director (Supply Chain)

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. He developed and deployed Supply Chain Management policies and procedures that are in line with relevant legislation. 

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Brad Shorkend


Think Different - Urban Everest

He has founded and led businesses in the design, construction, retail, education, consulting, beauty, fmcg, and online sectors, and it is this powerful and insightful journey that led Brad to choose to use the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to assist individuals and organizations to achieve their highest potential. As the CEO of Urban Everest Lateral Thinking he specializes in dynamically assisting business leaders to think differently about innovation, strategy, culture, leadership and success.



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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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Charles Parkerson

Director: Economic Development, National Office


Charles has been involved in development planning and management for over 15 years both in the civil service and as a consultant. He has been involved in economic development planning and strategy formulation predominantly at a local government level. In the last 5 years he has focussed on policy formulation and practice in support of township economies, ‘emerging business’ and the informal economy. Currently Charles is the Director for Economic Development at the South African Local Government Association..

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Charles Wright

Enterprise Development Director

Stefanutti Stocks

Charles is a project manager who has specialized in Enterprise Development and has a passion for training and development. Charles is able to transfer his extensive knowledge of construction management to enterprise development beneficiaries to effectively assist them in developing their businesses. At Stefanutti Stocks Charles manages the enterprise development requirements on large projects including finding partner companies, building relationships and monthly reporting to the client.

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Charmel Bence

Engagement Executive

Ariba, an SAP Company

Charmel Bence fills the role of Customer Engagement Executive in Ariba, an SAP Company, the leading provider of collaborative cloud business commerce solutions. In this role, Charmel’s focus is on customer engagement, where she works closely with the Ariba / SAP organization and engages with strategic stakeholders, both internally and within the customer environment, to develop strategies to enhance the customer satisfaction experience and ensure customer retention. Charmel understands Public Sector Procurement and has 14 years’ experience in Procurement while working for the National Defence Force prior to joining Ariba. 

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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. 

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Chim Chalemera

Regional Commercial Adviser

UK Government Department for International Development (DFID)

Chim Chalemera is a Regional Commercial Adviser for the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID). A Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession, Chim has 15 years’ experience in procurement and commercial, 13 of which was gained working in the UK Construction Industry and the latter 2 within the Development & Aid Sector.

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Chimene Chetty

Director: Centre for Entrepreneurship

Wits Business School

Chimene Chetty is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Wits Business School. The Centre for Entrepreneurship aims to facilitate the development of an entrepreneurial economy through the generation and dissemination of critical knowledge, teaching and training in core entrepreneurial competencies, creating networking and mentoring opportunities, and advocacy toward the development of an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurial development. 

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Chris Adapar Umar

Special Adviser to Deputy Governor: Legal and Strategy

Kaduna State Governor, Nigeria


Chris Adapar Umar who has over 15 years of legal practice, is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff, Kaduna State Government. Prior to this, he was the Special Adviser Legal Matters to the Governor of Kaduna State as well as the acting Company Secretary/Legal Adviser to the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service.Chris also has extensive private experience having being a Solicitor, Advocate and Notary Public of Nigeria.

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Christa Bonnet 


The Difference Makers NPO


Christa is a specialist advisor in Enterprise and Supplier Development and targeted procurement. She is the Founder of The Difference Makers NPO, and the CEO of The Making A Difference Generation (Pty) Ltd, which is a niche Consulting firm in ESD and an approved SABPP Training Provider. Christa’s life philosophy is to Empower, to Inspire and to Make a Difference.

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Christinah Chiloane

Commodity Manager

Drake & Scull

Christina is now a Commodity Manager at Drake and Scull. Previously with Bidvest, she made rapid ascension from humble beginnings to become General Manager of Procurement. Received a results oriented award in October 2014 at the Group's annual achievers awards.Always passionate about procurement and ESD initative, we Christina moved to procurement about 6 years ago she never looked back.  


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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Clive Govender

Head - Supply Chain

Anglo American Platinum

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.


Cobus Rossouw



Cobus Rossouw is the Chief Integration Officer of IMPERIAL Logistics, responsible for the Group's strategic business development, marketing and strategy coordination. In support of this, Cobus oversees Resolve Solution Partners, Imperial's professional services company that provides advisory, technology, people enablement and process outsourcing services.

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Coenraad Bezuidenhout

Executive Director

Manufacturing Circle

Coenraad Bezuidenhout is currently Executive Director, Manufacturing Circle and has a masters degree in political economy and a decade's worth of experience in economic policy and public affairs. He currently heads up the Manufacturing Circle, a private sector lobby group representing - you guessed it - South African manufacturers. He writes here in his personal capacity on any issues of immediate interest related to politics, economics, public affairs and the arts

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Cornelia Olivier

Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services

Barclays Africa

Cornelia currently heads up the Supplier Management and Development team in Barclays Africa. Her previous roles with the Bank include Head of Sourcing for Technology, and Commercial Supplier Management Lead. 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 procurement consultant with 4C Associates Ltd where she led projects in various industries covering multiple disciplines and categories. She has also travelled extensively advising on best practice procurement and facilitating category strategy development. She holds an Honours degree in Commerce as well as MCIPS certification.

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Dalu Majeke

Chief Financial Officer

National Treasury



Dalu Majeke has worked in the both private and public sectors . All the institutions that he has been part of governance, have achieved unqualified audit reports. He joined National Treasury in a middle Management position in 2005 and is currently the CFO since 2009. His education achievements include amongst others BA (Administration), Bcom (Financial Management) and Masters in Business Leadership. Dalu has also done extensive Executive Management Programmes with GIBS, University of Pretoria and Harvard Business School. This does not discount technical courses in Business Process Engineering and Information Technology Strategic Development through the Commonwealth Secretariat in Mauritius and Singapore respectively. 


Daniel Hatfield

Managing Director

Edge Growth

Since co-founding Edge, Daniel has been involved in Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) across the entire value chain - from developing and implementing ESD strategies for corporates across multiple sectors, to being “hands on’” with grassroots SME incubation. Daniel has structured, raised capital and set up 4 first-of-a-kind ESD Funds for companies and associations across industry. The first of these (known as “Vumela”), which Edge manages in an alliance with FirstRand Bank is the largest ESD Fund in the market (~R400m under management). 


Danny Ertel

Magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Partner

Vantage Partners


Danny Ertel is a founding partner of Vantage Partners, where his practice focuses on helping buyers and providers of services enter into, manage, and when necessary, remediate their relationships. Danny has worked with leading law firms, audit and accounting firms, management consulting firms, actuarial firms, and outsourcing services providers to develop fee and scope negotiation and renegotiation strategies, to build their own processes and skills to execute those strategies, and as a coach to teams preparing for difficult negotiations. 

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Dave Govender

Group Chief Procurement Officer

Tsebo Outsourcing Group


Dave leads the strategy and tactical execution of the total procurement function across Tsebo. His strategic and operational experience spans 20 years in the FMCG sector, including roles as Strategic Projects Director at Shanduka; Technical Operations Director at Nando's and Commercialization Manager at Coca-Cola SA. He has served as non-executive director on the Boards of Alexander Forbes, Macsteel, Seacom, TBWA and Helios Towers. Dave is an MBA graduate from Wits Business School.

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Dennis Mlambo

Group Supply Chain Executive

Denel Group

Dennis Mandla Mlambo was appointed Group Supply Chain Executive for the Denel Group in August 2012. He has been in this position since then. Prior to his appointment he was Business Performance and Corporate Governance Executive at Denel Dynamics, which at the time was the biggest Division in the Group. He also had a stint at Alcatel SA as the Executive responsible for Management Systems, Customer Service and Transformation. Other successful companies he worked for at Executive / Senior Management level include BMW, SAB and Osram Lamps. His qualifications include a BComm Degree, a Diploma in Production Management, Quality, Health and Risk Management as well as a being a Certified Balanced Scorecard Specialist.

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Denver Dreyer

Executive Director: WorleyParsons RSA
General Manager: Hydrocarbons, Resource Infrastructure and Power Division

Denver Dreyer is a vibrant executive with 20 years of Strategic , Business Development and Operational experience in the Chemicals, Infrastructure, Power and Hydrocarbons Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Denver is currently an executive within WorleyParsons RSA responsible for the Hydrocarbons, Resource Infrastructure and Power Operations based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to his Operational Duties, Denver also serves on the Board of WorleyParsons RSA as an Executive Director. He is passionate about the meaningful and sustainable transformation of Engineering in South Africa and is part of a team that shares this same commitment within WorleyParsons RSA.

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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.


Derek Hendrikz

Strategic Leadership Strategy Development Specialist

International Institute of Human Capital (IIHC)

Derek is an organisational performance specialist and executive trainer who during the past ten years have worked in South Africa, Austria, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Malawi and Ghana. In the field of consulting Derek has undertaken a myriad of projects, but holds highest acclaim for his work in the field of organisational strategy development. Derek furthermore trains in the vicinity of 3000 people per year in various business and management workshops.

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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. With a strong portfolio of local and multinational clients, Dionne has also served on several Executive committees and is an activist on issues of change and development.

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Dr Jurie van Niekerk

Country Director: South Africa

South Africa




South Africa Country Director of PYXERA Global the leading organization in designing and implementing programs that leverage corporate employees to support local businesses, non-profits, and governments in emerging markets worldwide. PYXERA Global specialises in facilitating local content enterprise & supply chain development integrated with local community development for long term sustainability. PYXERA Global is assisting smart companies in anticipating these requirements with a proactive approach in developing Supplier Development Pro¬grams de¬signed to improve the ability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to meet multinational company procurement and contracting standards. PYXERA Global brings nearly 20 years of experience working with international companies entering emerging markets in Africa and across the globe.

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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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Edward Majongwe

Experienced Procurement Specialist

Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises

Edward Majongwe is a public sector procurement expert and have contributed to the current Procurement Bill which is awaiting to be signed into law. MCIPS finalist as well as a speaker at various procurement events one of which was the Namibia Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics forum in 2016.


Ernie Claassen

Procurement consultancy

South Africa

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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Eustace Mashimbye

Chief Financial Officer

Proudly South Africa

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).Eustace has over 15 years’ experience in Accounting and Financial Management in the private and public sectors, having worked for Telkom, Edcon, the Department of Trade and Industry and Proudly SA. 


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.


Freddie Swart

Manager: Strategy Governance, Compliance & ESD

ArcelorMittal South Africa

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

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Gavin Friedman



Gavin believes that when given an opportunity, everybody has the ability to find that unique and authentic aspect within him or herself. In connecting to your true potential, you will then not only rise to your biggest game but also start to live your dreams and determine your destiny. Gavin is constantly exploring and expanding on the dimensions of self-growth, personal and organisational learning and leadership. 

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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. Since joining EY, Gloria has led a team of Procurement professionals advising mostly public sector clients on Procurement Transformation and Governance.

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Gordon Reid

Group Procurement Manager

Sun International

Gordon Reid is head of procurement for Sun International, one of South Africa’s most iconic brands, with a portfolio that includes properties such as Sun City, The Table Bay Hotel, The Royal Livingstone and many others. A multi-disciplined executive with all-round General Management experience covering a broad spectrum of fields including, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Project Management, Construction Management, Change Management, Casino Management, Warehouse Management

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Grant Wall


Grayle Consulting and Enterprise Solutions


Grant has spent 40 odd years working in Supply Chain management in multinational companies including Beecham South Africa (now Glaxo Smithkline ),Colgate-Palmolive and Diageo / Brandhouse.
He is the Managing Member of Grayle Consulting and Enterprise Solutions CC and currently consults to businesses on their growth and value improvement initiatives.

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Gregory Mafokeng

Secretary General, BBC and CEO

Empiric Steel

Gregory Mofokeng is the CEO of Empiric Steel (Pty) Ltd and founder of Selao (Pty) Ltd. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the Construction and Built Environment industry and has previously worked for Fikile Construction as a Business Development Executive for 8years.He currently serves as the Secretary General of the Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE), an active member of the National Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) for fifteen years.

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Han Hendriks

Managing Partner

Kirkman Company

Han Hendriks is a managing partner at Kirkman Company. He guides organisations in an entrepreneurial way towards becoming 'organisations of the future'. Han is also associated with Nyenrode Business University and regularly publishes books and articles on procurement, sourcing and social enterprises.

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Hanck van Laar

Principal Consultant

PSA Group

Hanck van Laar leads the team of PSA’s procurement success experts. He is the CEO of the PSA Group and has worked for, consulted to and mentored blue chip clients across all industry sectors both in South Africa and in Europe. He is passionate about consulting, mentoring and training procurement professionals on how to ways in which they can be more strategic and efficient at procuring goods and services such that the procurement strategy is always dynamically aligned to the over-arching organizational strategy. His every move is fueled by the thinking that what procurement is doing must be delivering the desired controls, savings, benefits, results and specialist support to business.


Happy Ralinala

Head - Business Banking South Africa


Happy Ralinala is the Head of Absa Business Banking South Africa. She is a seasoned banker with a career that spans over 15 years in Financial Services. Her experience and knowledge span a broad range of financial services, covering the end-to-end value chain of a business. In addition to this, Happy has invaluable experience in business strategy and business management, including expertise in growing businesses and stakeholder engagement.

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Harry Smit

Procurement Executive

Iliad GBM

Harry Smit, is Procurement Executive (General Building Materials) since 1999 at Iliad Africa, who
Sources, Distributes, Wholesales & Retails General & Specialized Building Materials to the market. He
joined the hardware / retail industry for the first time in 1986 where he worked in Operations for
Boumat, covering all aspects of the business, until 1998 and was appointed Group Procurement
Manager / Executive for and on behalf of Corpbuild, a division of Corpcapital (later Iliad), a newly listed entity on the JSE. 

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 Adv Helen Venter

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.


Henry Carelse

Public Sector Specialist

Worldwide Integrated Logistics

"Henry has experience in the programme and project management of large and complex change programmes primarily in the Supply Chain Management arena.
He undertook Director’s responsibilities for multiple projects for the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in South Africa, and led a project that moved ballot papers from South Africa to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for which he worked closely with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

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Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead

United Kingdom

Ian has maintained a balance of work activities that cover academic research, training and consultancy in a multitude of public and private sectors across the world. He holds the only doctorate in leading procurement and supply chain transformation. The focus of his work splits into three distinct areas that overlap to provide a step change in performance that is underpinned by capable people and processes targeting organizational priorities.

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Ian Hendry

Commercial Card Business Development and Business Coach


Ian worked as a professional civil engineer designing industrial plants and running construction sites. He learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. Ian started in finance after doing his MBA where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets.

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Iqraam Abdul Haq

SME Segment

Head:Business Banking Africa

Barclays Bank Africa


Iqraam has joined Business Banking Africa Sectors and Segments team as the Head of SME for Africa. His experience spans over 26 years within the Financial Services industry exhibiting strong calibre, decisiveness, with wealth of insight and knowledge that will drive the strategic growth of the segment, build a robust market strategy and optimise the generation of revenue through business relationships, indisputably propelling SME objectives for Africa.

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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. Jaco holds a Masters degree in Supply Chain Economics (M.Econ) from Stellenbosch University.



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Jan De Kock,

Head: Markets and Funding

Barclays Bank Africa


Jan is the Head of Private Sector Origination for Absa Enterprise and Supply Chain Development (ESD). Key to his function is the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in corporate value chains. He has overseen the disbursement of more than R1, 1bn to SMEs that would not have qualified for funding through traditional banking channels. Jan’s career in banking spans over 17 years and he has held various positions in corporate -, business – and retail banking.


Janeez Hafizulla

BBBEE Director

State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF)


Janeez started her career in 1989 when she joined First National Bank responsible for Investment and International Relations. In 2004 she joined the Department of Trade and Industry with a focus on Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment. She was responsible for assisting with the drafting of the Codes of Good Practice for B-BBEE.2007.In July 2015 she took on her current role as Director responsible for Procurement,Verification and Transformation. 

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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.

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Jason Goldberg

Executive Director

Edge Growth

Since starting his career with Bain & Co and later as a corporate strategist, Jason has spent the last 10 years starting, advising, incubating, investing in, and sitting on boards of early stage firms. Since co-founding Edge Growth, Jason has advised many multi-national and large South African clients on enterprise development. At present Jason is CIO of Vumela, a Social Venture Capital fund Edge manages in partnership with one of SA’s big four banks. Vumela makes R2m – R20m investments in early stage, high growth firms. Jason is also custodian of Edge Growth’s incubation methodologies to unlock growth in high potential small businesses.


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Johannes Duvenage

Project Procurement Manager


Jannes Duvenage has over fifteen year's experience as a logistics/supply chain/procurement professional working for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, power and energy and project procurement environments. Jannes has worked for leading South African organisations including Nu World Industries, Eskom and currently with the Scaw Metals Group as the Project Procurement Manager.

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Jolanda Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer 

End2End Supply Chain Consulting and Academy

Jolanda is currently a Capacity Development Expert South Africa, responsible for the Academics portfolio.  Her experience spans various industries.
She have a comprehensive and successful track record to integrate a company’s business strategy with best practices, processes, skills, behaviors, information and knowledge resources, which in return has a direct positive impact on revenue and profitability. Jolanda is a member on the leadership team of the South African Chapter of the Supply Chain Council and lectures at the University of Johannesburg. 

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Jon Harris

International Professional Development Coordinator

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK

Jon Harris is the International Professional Development Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Responsible for qualification and CPD programmes, centre accreditation and education development activities, Jon has over 25 years experience in the public and private sector. His background is in the transport planning, rail strategy, urban logistics and transport fields. He is Fellow of the CILT and Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


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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Julia Nzimande

Deputy Director - B-BBEE partnership

Department of Trade and Industry

Since June 2012 I am employed at the department as Deputy Director BEE Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement at the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chief Directorate within the dti. In my current position I am mandated to oversee the effective development, gazette and implementation of Sector Charters (ten Sector Charters) and related B-BBEE strategies at sector level. Since joining the public service my area of focus and passion has always been on development and implementation of policies and strategies for the transformation and growth of the South African economy.

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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.


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KeaObaka Mahuma

Head: Enterprise & Supply Chain Development

Barclays Africa Group

KeaObaka Mahuma is a member of both Corporate and Investment Banking Africa Exco and Business Banking Exco at Absa Bank. He is responsible for driving the strategic delivery of Enterprise and Supplier Development across countries in which Barclays Africa has a footprint. Prior to joining CIB Africa, he held a number of positions including being the founder of Grandstone Group (supporting small and medium businesses to grow), CFO at Cornastone Technology Holdings, and a Corporate Finance Associate at both JP Morgan and Brait Merchant Bank. 


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Lawson Naidoo

Public Procurement (SCM) Specialist

South Africa

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.Lawson is currently an ambassador for the Open Contracting Partnership,promoting disclosure and citizen participation in public procurement. Lawson offers his energy and expertise to organisations that requires his strategic;problem-solving and value-adding acumen.

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Leah Manenzhe

Acting Chief Executive Officer


Leah Manenzhe, Acting CEO for GEP, and also heads the IGR, International Relations, Strategic Partnerships and Special Projects in the Department of Economic Development. Has been involved with the establishment and training of SMME's since 2009. Part of her role includes creating access to markets for SMME's to ensure they can be sustainable in their businesses. Qualifications Dip in Management PR from IAC, Project Man Unisa, Sales and Marketing Man Damelin and MBA Mancosa.

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Lebogang Letsoalo



Lebogang Letsoalo is a Director of Sincpoint, an organisation focusing on sustainable supply chain consulting and advisory solutions. Lebogang has up to 18 years of experience within different facets of the supply chain fraternity .Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business where she held different portfolios within the energy, chemicals and mining industry.


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Lerato Sithole

Director: Integrated Operations Delivery (iod) Business-Process-as-a-

Deloitte & Touche

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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Lillian Karuri-Magero

Chairperson: CIPS Gauteng, Former Head of Sourcing



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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Lindsay Martin

Chief Director: Infrastructure Development Management Systems

National Treasury

Lindsay Martin is currently the Chief Director: Infrastructure Development Management Systems within National Treasury. He has worked for National Treasury for the last 9 years in various capacities. In his earlier roles he worked in the Budget Office as a Policy Analyst focussing of infrastructure financing and capital budgeting issues. He was then tasked to oversee provincial government infrastructure performance as the Director: Provincial Infrastructure. As part of his functions, he managed in the Infrastructure Grant to Provinces (roughly R11 billion) which funded infrastructure programmes in the education, health and roads sectors. 

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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


Litha Kutta 

Specialist BEE ED & PP

Telkom SA SOC Ltd

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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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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Makhukhu Mampuru

Deputy Director-General: Business Regulation and Governance

Gauteng Department of Economic Development

Mampuru is a Deputy Director-General: Business Regulation and Governance at the Gauteng Department of Economic Development. In his 18 years of professional experience, he had stints in the non-governmental sector, all three spheres of government as well as self-employment. His intellectual and professional interest includes policy, strategy and systems. He is an entrepreneur in the making, motivational speaker, and has strong involvement in community and youth development, as well as environment and sustainable development areas.

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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. 

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Marcelle Ros

Chief Sales Officer


Marcelle has over 27 years’ experience in the broader e-procurement and online travel management space. She co-founded Faxit Tender Bulletin, an e-Procurement solution, which was later rebranded to form part of TradeWorld, where she became the National Sales and Marketing Director and helped grow the business into Africa’s largest tender and enquiry-based procurement service.

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Maria Lepore

Chief Procurement Officer

Barclays Africa

Maria has been with Barclays since April, 2010, working in the Global Sourcing and Supplier Management function. She was hired as the Head of Telecommunications Sourcing, based in London, looking after the global telecom category - which gave her the opportunity to travel and work in South Africa.In 2012, Maria was asked to head the Sourcing function for Africa, and is responsible for a third party spend of approximately £800m across the continent. Prior to Barclays, Maria worked for Wells Fargo as the Head of International Sourcing based in Hong Kong. Previously with Wells Fargo, she was the Head of Telecommunications Sourcing based in the North Carolina. She has also worked as the Head of Telecom Sourcing at JPMorgan Chase and managed the global network at Netjets, Inc. .

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Marie Swart

National Purchasing Manager

Lafarge South Africa

Marié Swart is the National Purchasing Manager for Lafarge South Africa. She is a graduate from University of South Africa (UNISA) and holds a B-Compt Degree and National three year Diploma in Internal Auditing from Vaal Triangle Technikon. Marié started her career at Lafarge at the Lichtenburg Cement Plant in 1999 as an Accountant. In 2002 she relocated to Johannesburg and was appointed as the Accounts Payable Manager in 2004, followed by her appointment as Regional Purchasing Manager Northern Region in 2005. In 2008 she was promoted to National Purchasing Manager for the Aggregates and Concrete (A&C) business line. Marié is registered a member with CIPS. Lafarge South Africa is a member of the LafargeHolcim group, the world leader in the building materials industry.

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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.


Martine Booth

Head of Business Development – EMEA & MEE Regions

SAP Ariba


Martine Booth heads Business Development for SAP Ariba across EMEA and MEE regions. Martine has over 20+ years of leadership experience in the procurement domain with the last 10 years in the SAP Ariba leadership team. Martine is passionate about the value that Cloud Computing can bring to emerging markets and helping companies to transform themselves to meet the ever changing demands that the digital world brings. Martine has been instrumental in increasing SAP Ariba’s presence in Africa and bringing the value of a connected world to all sizes of enterprises.


Masego Khutsoane

Customer Relationship Manager: Procurement Division

South African Reserve Bank

 Masego Khutsoane recently left Commerce Zone, a subsidiary of Multichoice, where she held a Group Strategic Sourcing manager position,. Masego has had tremendous success in contract negotiation and Management, Strategic Sourcing and Category management. Her expertise range from Supplier Management, Stakeholder management and establishing Sourcing principles and Procedures in new environments. She is passionate about seeing women being empowered in the Sourcing industry and assisting companies realise value based sourcing.



Masego Khutsoane

Former Head: Procurement Division

Johannesburg Stock Exchange


Masego Khutsoane currently holds a Head of Procurement position at the JSE. She is based in Johannesburg. Masego has had tremendous success in contract negotiation and Management, Strategic Sourcing and Category management. Her expertise range from Supplier Management, Stakeholder management and establishing Sourcing principles and Procedures in new environments.

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Matsi Modise

Managing Director

Simmodisa Start - Up

Ms. Matsi Modise is the Managing Director of SiMODiSA, an industry association who’s mission is to accelerate entrepreneurship by collaborating with policy makers to enhance the success rate of high impact, high growth entrepreneurs. She is the former National Executive Director of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF) and is an avid entrepreneurship activist. She is the founder of Furaha Afrika Holding (Pty) Ltd, a Pan-African advisory company that focuses on enterprise and business development solutions.

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Matti Motsumi

Supplier Development Manager

SAB Miller

Matti is Regional Sustainable Development & Supplier Development Manager for SAB Miller, South Africa’s largest beverage company. She is responsible for defining and implementing SAB’s Enterprise & Supplier Development strategy, policies and programmes of work. Over the last 10 years, Matti has been responsible for delivering all aspects of Transformation within the context of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. She led SAB’s B-BBEE performance evolution from a Level 4 to a Level 3 in 2013. After graduating from Wits Business School, Matti began her career in the financial services sector before specialising in Supply Chain Management focusing on commodities across the value chain.

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Mbulelo Gingcana

Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management

Civil Aviation Authority

Mbulelo has over 20 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 5 years. Mbulelo is the Senior Manager Supply Chain at the S.A. Civil Aviation Authority.

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MEC Lebogang Maile

MEC of Economic Development


Gauteng’s MEC for Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development is a bold, daring and seasoned political activist. He is among a young generation of liberation activists who cut their political teeth at the critical moment in South Africa’s history where the country was straddling the transition from Apartheid into the new era of democratic rule. 

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Michael Gwala

Partner for Commercial Department

Adams and Adams

Michael Zenzele Gwala was born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal. He started his school career in 1987, as a 4 year old grade1 pupil. After his 12-year school career, Michael enrolled in law school at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg) at an age of 16 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree at age20. While a student at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Michael performed well academically whilst participating in numerous extra-mural activities and holding a number of leadership positions, including being the President of the Law Student Council in 2002.


Michael Renecke

Operations Manager

Property Point

Michael Renecke is the Operations Manager of Property Point. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA), and he has obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons Acc) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has over 10 years’ experience in Financial Management, having acted in this capacity for large international and local stock brokerage firms.

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Mike Stopforth

Founder and CEO



Mike is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, Africa’s social business authority, and the author of Brand Schizo. He was named one of South Africa’s “300 Young South Africans to take to lunch” by the Mail & Guardian newspaper as well as one of “35 men of influence under 35 years of age” by GQ magazine and an “exceptional industry guru” in Destiny Man magazine. Mike also co-founded the 27dinner social networking events, blogs at, and can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Mmabatho Matiwane

B-BBEE Manager


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 Amsterdam, Holland on Economic Development. 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 interventions.


Moshisi Lehlongwane

Former Supplier Development Manager


 Moshisi worked 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. Moshisi has successfully on-boarded the initial set of manufactured products suppliers and has helped develop and roll out a template for growing suppliers from a few stores towards national scale rollout. This has included identifying new partners for national merchandising support for SMMEs.

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Motlalepula Mosimane

Senior Change Management Specialist & Director

South Africa

Tlale Mosimane is a seasoned Change Management professional who is passionate about supporting organisations undergoing transformations in implementing effective and sustainable changes.

With her in-depth knowledge of technology - particularly from a technical and functional perspective, experience in business process reengineering, business analysis, management consulting and project management, she provides a strong perspective to organisations during transformations.

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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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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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Nick Keene

Cloud Sales Manager


Nick Keene is the Cloud Sales Manager at Microsoft South Africa. He is responsible for development and adoption of the Microsoft Cloud Strategy within the local South African market. This includes building and developing public and private Cloud strategies for customers and partners. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nick Keene was the Country Manager at Citrix Systems South Africa.

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Nieshell Watson

Category Head of Africa Sourcing: Corporate & Professional Services

Barclays Africa Group Limited

Nieshell Watson, Head of Corporate and Professional Services Category Management for Africa Sourcing - working smarter and not harder has driven successes in her career, enabled her to give back to her community, and still have time for her family and eating toast....

What do you find most rewarding about your job? I enjoy the challenging environment, the business interaction and the ability to have an impact not only to the business but to the people I work with.
The most rewarding part is being part of a winning team.


Nokuthula Simelane

Director: Supply Chain Management - Information and Communication Technology(SCM ICT)

National Treasury


Nokuthula, generally known as Thuli, started her career in the South African Police Service(SAPS), where she served for 17 years. She soon specialised in Information and Systems Management, and she spent 14 of her 17 years at SAPS specialising in this area.She then joined the Supply Chain Management (SCM) lnformation and Communication Technology (ICT) unit of the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer within the National Treasury. Her brief is to help with government’s massive procurement modernisation programme, which aims to promote fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective government procurement through the application of suitable technology solutions.

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Nompumelelo Maisela

Deputy Director: Black Industrialist

DTI - Department of Trade and Industry

Ms Maisela is responsible for Strategy and Advocacy for the Black Industrialist. She has been with the Department of Trade and Industry for over five years. She holds a BA degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal and is a benefactor of the Woodrow Wilson Scholarship Foundation. Ms Maisela graduated from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in 2003, and pursued a post graduate Degree in Public Policy. Ms Maisela, has worked as a strategist for the dti’s Gender and Women Empowerment Unit, where publications such as Enterprising Women, 2011 and Towards an Enabling Environment for Women Economic Empowerment in South Africa .

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Nozipho Mbanjwa


CNBC Africa

Nozipho joined the CNBC Africa team as an anchor and broadcaster. She initially began broadcasting beyond markets, bringing her political acumen and understanding of the policy environment to this journalistic offering. Nozipho has since branched into in-depth financial markets shows bringing CNBC Africa’s flagship programmes live from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange through Business Tonight and Business This Week. 

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Nozizwe Jele

Enterprise Development: Research and Strategy


Nozizwe is a director of Enterpriseroom. She is responsible for implementing enterprise and supplier development programmes across different clients. Nozizwe has years of experience in business process mapping, supply chain management, and supplier development and localisation. She has worked in both the public and private sector.

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Ntungufhadzeni (Cyril)  Rathogwa

Senior Solution Specialist – Procurement

SAP Ariba


Ntungufhadzeni Rathogwa commonly known as Cyril has over 15yrs of procurement solutions support and implementations. Prior to joining SAP, Cyril worked in various industries as an Accenture or independent procurement consultant. His consulting experience includes procurement in public, retail, manufacturing and financial sectors.Cyril is passionate about procurement and advises customer on the impacts of new digital trends and how customers can take advantage of these trends to maximise collaboration, mitigate supply chain risks, increase process efficiency whilst still achieving procurement mandate of saving costs.

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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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Onicca Mailula

Distribution Manager

Tongaat Hulett


Onicca Mailula is a supply chain professional with over 13 years’ experience in the FMCG environment in various positions from operational to management level. She has a wealth of experience in materials management, logistics/physical distribution and product supply planning. She has managed teams in her various roles and has displayed strong leadership and interpersonal skills. A keen academic with a strong passion for supply chain. She is currently the Distribution Manager at Tongaat Hulett Starch and also an e-tutor for transport economics.

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Ozias Ncube

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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Petra Rees

Managing Director

Lean Enterprise Acceleration Programmes


Petra Rees was born in Prague, Czech Republic. Petra has a BSc (Hon) degree from London School of Economics, BBA and MBA. Petra is the co-founder of Lean Enterprise Acceleration Programmes (LEAP), a company providing business support and shared resource center services to over 20 000 SMEs in South Africa since 2009.

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Prajay Juta

Senior Manager: Strategic Sourcing

Cell C

Prajay is passionate about People, Change, Development and Transformation and as such, has had the opportunity of 16 years of experience in working across multiple portfolios (Finance, Business, Procurement, Risk to name a few) and across various industries within mid to large corporate organisations including exposure to the international environment. Prajay has worked across multi-cultural, cross-functional and international teams in designing, presenting, selling and implementing strategies and solutions focused on driving change and transformation. 

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Prof Hannie (JA) Badenhorst-Weiss

Professor: Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

University of South Africa

Prof Hannie (JA) Badenhorst-Weiss heads the Section Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in the Department Business Management and is the Deputy Head of the Centre for Business Management. She has done research on a wide selection of topics in SCM which were published in scientific journals and is co-author and editor of various books. She developed and offers many programmes and qualifications in Procurement and SCM .

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Prof. Intaher Marcus Ambe

Professor in the Department of Business Management



Marcus is a Professor in the Department of Business Management with over 12 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management. He obtained his Honours degree (Cum Laude) and Master’s degree from the North West University-Mafikeng campus respectively and his Doctoral degree from UNISA. He has supervised several postgraduate research projects, presented 20 papers at local and international conferences. He has also published 26 articles between 2008-2014 in ISI, IBSS & DOE accredited Journals. Prof Ambe is a co-author of 2 books (Principles of Supply Chain Management: a balanced approach and Executive insight into supply chain best practices and applications) as well as co-authors of 5 book chapters.

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Prof. Nicola Kleyn



Professor Kleyn, who joined GIBS in 2000, was deputy dean and executive director: academic programmes prior to her appointment as dean. Previously she was an associate professor in marketing at GIBS with a particular interest in the areas of marketing strategy, customer focus, branding and ethics. She holds a BCom, a BCom (Hons), an MBA (Wits) and completed her Doctorate at the University of Pretoria. Before joining academia her career in commerce included heading up learning and development at Investec Bank.

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Rajendra Khatri MCIPS

AVP & Head: Commercial - Africa

Jindal Mining Africa


Rajendra Khatri is Head of Supply Chain Management for Natural Resource company Jindal Mining. He has an experience of 30 years in the Mining Industry and has worked in Tata Steel, Hindustan Zinc, Vedanta, Global Steel beside Jindal, in various roles in Supply Chain Management. 

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Reneé 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.




Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education, Training and Development

Provincial Government Western Cape Treasury

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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Ronald Flockhart

Economic Development Manager

FirstRand Bank

Ronald has a vast amount of procurement related experience ranging from transactional procurement, systems and function implementations, through advanced strategic sourcing and category management. Before joining FirstRand, Ronald headed up an IT Vendor Management Office (VMO) at Nedbank and participated in Nedbank’s overall Procurement Transformation journey. Currently, he works with the various procurement functions across the FirstRand Banking group to identify and leverage collaborative opportunities in sourcing and category management.


Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS)

Head: Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

Ronald is an accomplished procurement professional who has also achieved the coveted Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – UK Fellowship status (2012), as a result of his outstanding contributions over the years in Procurement and Supply Chain. He also holds a master’s degree in procurement and supply chain from South Wales University. Recently elected as CIPS Congress representative for Africa (2016-2019), he currently works for Commerce Edge as the Head of the Commerce Edge Academy.

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Ronnie Sefoka

Category Manager: Freight and Logistics

AEL Mining Services

Ronnie is a metallurgist with extensive experience in strategic sourcing and procurement management. He is passionate about creating value through supply management processes. He is a contributing author to a text book on contract and commercial management. Ronnie holds degrees in science and metallurgy as well as an MBA.


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Ryan Lurie

Inspire Deparement


Ryan Lurie is a Sales and Marketing Guide at Raizcorp, Africa’s only unfunded for-profit business incubator model. Ryan has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to understand their business and how to create real value in their products and services. Ryan is a skilled facilitator with 8 years of experience working with entrepreneurs from start-up to large businesses. Ryan is an expert at product development and his passion lies in assisting entrepreneurs to take viable products to market. 

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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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Sandy Rogers

Executive Manager

Trend and Design Team for Edgars

Sandra Rogers is the Executive Manager for the Trend and Design Team for Edgars, a team covering the trend direction for all areas of the business of ladies, men’s and children’s outerwear, footwear and accessories, active wear and home living for Boardmans. She is actively involved in all areas of the business from conceptualising the Trend Seasonal Direction for the business, creating and driving the window lines and identifying the key trends, colours and themes for the season, to working with the merchant teams on product development, fabric strategies and quick response. The department is key to assisting the marketing teams with the big ideas and key looks for marketing and visual and implementing media days and meeting with the press. The department has also recently created a mockshop team to assist the stores with putting the department layouts together.

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Sanet Buys

Enterprise Development Manager

Signa Advisory

Sanet holds amongst other qualifications a BSc Honous degree, a B-BBEE Management Development Programme Certificate through UNISA and has 14 years’ experience in various compliance standards.
Since 2006 she has been involved in the B-BBEE industry as a Verification Analyst, Verification Manager, Quality, Operations and Compliance Manager at a Verification Agency and currently at a Strategic Advisory Services company.





Sanet Shepperson

National Procurement Manager

Iliad Africa

Sanet is a procurement and supply chain specialist with more than 15 years’ experience at leading companies like Italtile, Massmart and Iliad Africa. Sanet has passionately served in the positions of Senior Buyer, Head of Procurement, General Manager and National Procurement Manager, gaining experience in leading Centralized, Decentralized and Centre led supply chains, category management, strategic local and global sourcing, and leading cross functional and matrix teams of up to 100+ members. Sanet has completed CIPS level 6 (NQF 8) in July (awaiting results) and is conversant in English, Afrikaans & Mandarin. Sanet is driven to manage costs, add value and establish strategic, mutually collaborative partnerships with all relevant stakeholders.



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.

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Seapei Mafoyane

Chief Executive Officer

Shanduka Black Umbrellas

Seapei Mafoyane, MBA, BSc serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Shanduka Black Umbrellas. Mafoyane joined Discovery Vitality Limited in 2000 eventually becoming the Functional Head of Vitality in 2006. She then joined Standard Bank of South Africa as Head of Customer Strategy, Business Banking Credit in 2007 and subsequently moved to South African Breweries Limited as Business Performance and Capability leader in 2011. Seapei has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Rolfes Technology Holdings Limited since August 26, 2012. She completed her MBA at WITS Business School, obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Natal.

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Selven Moodley

Manager: Specialised Finance Solutions,

Barclays Africa Group Limited

Selven Moodley currently works for Barclays Africa Group Limited (“BAGL”) where his role is a strategic function within Business Banking – Centre of Excellence. His tasks mainly consist of solutioning and supporting BAGL’s franchises across Africa, engaging various stakeholders regarding credit issues and recommending changes and building tools and models to assist the sales force. Selven holds a Bachelors degree in finance and a MBA from Henley Business School (UK) . He has 10 years banking experience covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and currently Business Banking. Selven is experienced in Leverage and Acquisition (Standard Bank) and Corporate Credit Analysis - Nedbank. Prior to his banking career he worked in various roles within the IT industry – namely, Business Process Mapping, ERP Systems Administration and IT Project Management. He is also very passionate about Africa!

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Seth Randall

General Manager


Seth Randall is a Director and General Manager at Mpowered Business Solutions, South Africa’s leading B-BBEE Software Solutions provider. With a background in law and management, Seth exhibits a flair for training and development, and specialises in mobilising business teams with a shared vision of excellence and high performance. He has been instrumental in helping companies of all sizes achieve B-BBEE success through the implementation of managed solutions aimed at simplifying and streamlining the BEE process

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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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Sherry-Lee Singh

Supplier Development Lead



Sherry-Lee Singh has been with Massmart for 3-years and serves currently in the role of Supplier Development Lead. She leads a team that is dedicated to building sustainable procurement linkages for local small and medium sized businesses into Massmart’s supply chain. To date the programme has created opportunities for 26 manufacturers and 139 smallholder producers with over R126 million in collective sales from these businesses since the programme launched in 2012. Prior to joining Massmart Sherry worked in international development with the International Finance Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Nedbank Limited

Shiraz is the CPO of Nedbank for the past 6 years having been promoted from the role of Head: Strategic Sourcing. His procurement experience spans 15 years (13 years in senior management). Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Purchasing & Supply, M-CIPS, an International Executive Development Programme (Henley Business School) and various post graduate diplomas and certifications.


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Sibongile Shongwe

Chief Procurement Officer

Airports Company of SA

Sibongile 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. She is also experienced in transformation relating to socio-economic development, B-BBEE, Preferential Procurement, Community Skills Development, Enterprise and Supplier Development. She is currently serving on the board of the South African Supplier Diversity Council and as an executive member for SOEPF.

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Sifiso W.M. Ndwandwe

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst For Growth



Currently an Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G), a newly established NPC whose mandate is facilitating transparency and the development of the ED sector to enhance its impact in the economy.
Sifiso Ndwandwe has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in NEPA (now Seda,), Mondi Limited, Recently he served as CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) for 10 years. Outside South Africa he has worked for CARE International. He serves on various Boards in the corporate and development sectors. He has studied at various institutions including the University of Swaziland, GSB (UCT). Wits Business School, University of Singapore, Cranefield University (UK)

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Simon Carpenter

Chief Technology Advisor

Ariba Inc.


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.
Simon has worked predominantly in the area of operations and logistics solutions ranging from on-board computing in transport to large-scale enterprise systems.

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Simphiwe Dzengwa

Executive Director: Municipal Finance


Simphiwe studied for a Bachelor of Arts junior and honours degree at the University of the Western Cape. He later went on to obtain his Masters in Public Administration from the Florida Atlantic University in the USA as well as a Masters in Business Administration at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He has worked extensively in the area of government finances and management and generally considers himself a developmental activist. 

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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 various industries (e.g. Engineering Consulting, Management Consulting, Steel, Utility, ICT and currently Cement) with more than 10 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain environment. He is currently a Country Head of Procurement at Lafarge South Africa.

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Tania Ghossein

Senior Private Sector Development Specialist and Program Coordinator of the Benchmarking Public Procurement project

World Bank


Tania Ghossein is the Program Coordinator of the Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) Project, a new World Bank Group initiative providing comparable data on regulatory environments that affect the ability of private companies to do business with governments in 77 economies ( ).

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Tebogo Makube

Chief Director: Industrial Procurement

Department of Trade & Industry


Tebogo Makube is currently employed as Chief Director: Industrial Procurement, Department of Trade and Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Administration Honours from the former University of Durban Westville, a Masters Degree in Public & Development Management from the University of Witwatersrand, a Masters Degree in Economic Policy from Stellenbosch University, and an MSc. in Energy Economics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.  

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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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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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Thabo Makama

Project iLanga

Barclays Africa Group




Thabo brings more than 10 years experience in Enterprise Development Corporate Citizenship, Transformation, BBBEE, Diversity and Inclusion. He has lead both in public and private enterprises, local and multinationals like ; Accenture, Joy Global and Siemens where he lead Preferential Procurement, BBBEE, Enterprise Development Diversity and Inclusion and Transformation portfolios. Thabo has also worked as an independent business consultant and subject matter expert on the mentioned topics to a number of different organisations. He holds a postgraduate NQF 8 specialised qualification in Leading Trends in People Management from Wits Business School as well as a Degree majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain from the University of Johannesburg. Thabo is passionate about developing people and organisations that strive for high performance for Africa’s growth. His wealth of knowledge is currently used for special projects in organisations including Barclays one of the leading banks in Africa.

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Thakhani Makhuvha

Chief Executive Officer

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)

Thakhani Makhuvha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa), since November 2012. sefa was established on 1st April 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), following the merger of Khula Enterprise Finance; the South African Micro Finance Apex Fund (samaf); and the IDC’s small business activities. The overarching mandate of sefa is to promote the establishment, survival and growth of SMMEs and contribute towards poverty alleviation and job creation.

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Thapelo Peje

Group Executive: Business Strategy

Jasco Group


Thapelo joined Jasco in 2011 and heads up strategic sales across the group. His role focuses on strategic projects, new business development and maintenance of the existing customer base. He is involved in key sectors of the business that includes fixed and mobile telecommunications, transport (rail), power (energy) utilities and mining, as well as exploring opportunities in the rest of Africa. His expertise lies in strategy, business development and supply chain management.

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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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Thomas Majaya

Senior Manager


Thomas is a Senior Manager within Procurement Advisory at KPMG and has more than 17 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management, procurement and strategic sourcing. He has led projects in procurement cost optimisation and transformation of procurement operations. Thomas is passionate about supplier development and enterprise development and sees this as a great opportunity to grow the SME sector within South Africa.

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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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Tracy Allen

Global Sourcing Director

Walmart, China

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.


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Tshipi Alexander

Head: Corporate Issuing Sales and Service



Tshipi Alexander is the Head of Nedbank Corporate Card Sales and Service, which provides cards and payments solutions to the corporate market for Travel, Entertainment and Procurement related purposes.Tshipi has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, with 15 years’experience in the Consumer and Corporate segments of banking. His specific experience includes Private Banking and Structured Lending, Merchant Card Acquiring, and Card Issuing. Prior to his current role, he headed up American Express Merchants in South Africa and four SADC countries.

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Tumelo Baloyi (MCIPS)

Head : IT Strategic Sourcing, Contract & Assets Management



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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Vani Moodley

Vice President

Durban Chamber of Commerce

With twenty three years of experience in the Small Medium Enterprise development sector, organisational development, management and leadership sectors, Ms Vani Moodley, an internationally accredited trainer of trainers has designed training models, manuals, trained, mentored, coached and interacted with women and men in urban and rural areas, in federations, corporate and government, nationally within South Africa, in Africa, the USA, Asia, and Europe. She is currently consulting for the Ethekwini Maritime Cluster, facilitating the establishment of the first Maritime Incubator in South Africa, the fourth in the world.

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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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Venkatesan Giridhar

Vice President: Finance & Commercial

Anglogold Ashanti


As Vice President – Finance and Commercial in Corporate Office, Venkatesan Giridhar has responsibility of Costs Control, Costs Reports and Commercial. In this position Venkatesan Giridhar reported to the CFO, CEO and EVP – Legal & Commercial. Under the direct supervision of the CEO he is tasked to reduce and optimize the Global Corporate Costs of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd and to look after all commercial functions in corporate office.

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 Wolfgang Riebe

Speaker, Hilarious Illusionist and Motivator,

South Africa


It's almost impossible to describe Wolfgang in a word... authentic, humble, passionate, powerful, energetic, intensely ethical, very funny, grounded, deeply insightful, a 'mensch'... are all true, yet none paint the full picture of the magic this man creates when he walks onto the platform. A true ‘doctor’ of hope, has achieved huge international acclaim, while still remaining humble, passionate and an inspiration to millions of people.

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Wybrand Ganzevoort

Managing Director

Collective Value Creation

Wybrand Ganzevoort is the Managing Director of Collective Value Creation, an organisation that assists companies in the development and implementation of their Enterprise and Supplier Development strategies. Wybrand has been responsible for developing ESD strategies for companies in industries such as Mining, Travel & Tourism, Telecommunications and Vehicle Manufacturing. Previously Wybrand was the Supplier Development manager for BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa and also consulted in various Lean implementation projects for several of South Africa’s largest companies. Wybrand is a regular contributor to TFM Magazine which is a specialist publication focussing on the 2013 Revised Codes of Good Practice.

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Xavier Greyling

Legal Advisor / Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant

XG Consult

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


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Xhanti Payi


Nascence Advisory and Research

Xhanti Payi is an economist whose views are regularly sought out by local and international media, including eNCA and the BBC. He is also a columnist for the Business Day and Business Times and has contributed articles to international publications like the Financial Times.Payi has worked as analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, economist at Stanlib Asset Managers and Country Risk Manager at Standard Bank.

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Xolile George

Chief Executive Officer


Xolile George is the CEO of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), SALGA is an autonomous organization mandated by the constitution that defines SALGA as a
representative of local government. SALGA, with a membership of 278 municipalities nationally, interfaces with parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Cabinet as well as
provincial legislatures. Xolile’s experience in policy, legislation, systems and programme implementation at a local, provincial and national level spans 18 years and is supported by a
robust academic background. 


Yogavelli Nambiar

Director of the Enterprise Development Academy


Yogavelli Nambiar is Director of the Enterprise Development Academy at GIBS where she also lectures on the Social Entrepreneurship Programme, and is a Founder-Director of the Enterprise Development Council of South Africa. She helped develop South Africa’s current 10-year National Youth Development Strategy and has experience in running two businesses.

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Zoleka Lisa

Regional Strategic Programmes Manager


Zoleka Lisa heads up the is the Regional Strategic Programmes Portfolio for SABMiller Procurement Africa, the contents largest beverage company.
She is responsible for leading and directing large scale business transformation and optimisation programmes for the Africa procurement region (comprising 13 countries).In addition to this she is responsible for leading new procurement process innovations and accelerating the integration of sustainability and transformation (BBBEE) aspects into the teams ways of working and strategies.

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Zondi Mohlatsane

Manager: Order Management


Zondi Tsatsi Mohlatsane holds a B.Com (Supply Chain Management, Economics and IT) Degree and a BMC, both obtained at the University of KwaZulu-Natal between 2004 and 2008. He has completed a Business Studies Higher Diploma as well. Tsatsi is a high performer and that has been evident throughout his time at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he became a Team Leader and represented his University in the National Innovation Challenge (NIC) and out of 18 Universities (and, 54 teams), won a third prize.
Tsatsi currently holds a position of Manager: Order Management at MTN Group SSH. 

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