Past Speakers



Catherine Andrews


Caliba Group


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




 Abrie de Swardt

Former Marketing Director 


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


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Adv Helen Venter

Managing Director and Public Finance Specialist,

Brasika Consulting 

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



Alan Knott-Craig  

Executive Chairman & Founder



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




Alex Granger

Founder & CEO

The Possibility of You


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







Amina Patterson

Head of Business Development

Edge Growth

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

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André S. Jordaan

Physical Asset Management


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


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André Coetzee

Managing Director 

CIPS Africa 

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


Andries Louw 

Chief Director Supply Chain Management 

Eastern Cape Treasury 

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


Bernie van Niekerk

Publishing Editor 





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


Boitumelo Mokgatle

Director: Internal Audit & Risk Management 

The Presidency 


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


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Bongani Andrew Mntambo

Executive Director

    City of Tshwane

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



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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.



Brigitte Brun


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

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




Chester Missing

Political Analyst       Puppet

Cape Town


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.


Chester Williams

Former Springbok Winger


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


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Christa Bonnet

Chief Executive Officer

Bantu Bethu Empowerment Pty (Ltd)

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


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Clive Govender

Former Head of 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.




Cornelia Olivier

Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services



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






David Williams

Seniour Anchor,

CNBC Africa

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

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Dawie Roodt

   Founder, Director and          Chief Economist

Efficient Group


Dawie is a nationally renowned economist, with 30 years’ experience. He specialises in monetary and fiscal policy and is involved with the management of client asset portfolios. Dawie was ranked the most referenced economistsin the media by Mediatenor for 2015. He has been the anchor presenter of the television program Ontbytsake for the past 12 years.


Deon Basson


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


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.




Dr Larry Enoch Jowah

Academic Leader: SCM

Cape Peninsula University of Technology



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


Dr. Mohan Lal Kaul

Director-General & Chief Executive,

Business Corporation


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

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Dr. Gerhard van Rensburg

Leadership Coach, author of The Leadership
Challenge in Africa,

Owner: New Era Leadership

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


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Ernie Claassen


Commerce Edge

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


Ernst Dreyer


Caliba Group


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



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Fikile Khumalo

Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance

Department of Defence


I am  the Director Matériel Governance,  Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the atériel (Supply Chain Management(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement,  acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services.  
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Gary Pita

Chief Procurement Officer 


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

Geo Quinot

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

Stellenbosch University

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


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    Gloria Yekani-Peni

 Associate Director:           Advisory Services

     Ernst & Young Advisory        Services Ltd

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



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 Henry Carelse 

Public Sector Specialist

Worldwide Integrated Logistics



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

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Hon. Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Small Business Development

South Africa


Ms Lindiwe Zulu is the Minister of Small Business Development in South Africa.She is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC).Ms Zulu was educated in Swaziland whereupon she joined the ANC after the 1976 student uprising. In exile, Ms Zulu lived in Morogoro in Tanzania where she was offered a scholarship to study journalism in Russia. 


Howard Stephens

Former CPO



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

Hugo Du Rand

Hugo Du Rand (FCIPS)

Head of Group Supply Chain

Scaw Metals Group


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



Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development 

Nedbank Corporate Card 

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




Innocentia Motau 


MSC Ships & Young Entrepreneurs South Africa (YESA)


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

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Isac Smith

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

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


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.






Jacques Strauss

Strategic Account Manager - Sub Sahara Africa

Ricoh International



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


Jenni Lawrence

Managing Director - erification Services

Grant Thornton South Africa

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




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


Kamogelo Mampane


State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum

Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS) is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TK Global Experts, Chief Executive Officer of State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), a member of CIPS Africa Board and Chairperson of Tshwane University Advisory Board. TK Global Experts are thought leaders in Strategic Supply Chain and our experts assist companies to leverage on their Supply Chain and Procurement.


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Kate Vitasek

Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education

University of Tennessee
Haslam College of Business Administration

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




Khatu Mashau

Chief Executive Officer

Nunnovation Africa Foundation


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






Langa Madonko

Investment Associate

Africa Strategic Impact Fund



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


Lebogang Letsoalo

Vice President Supply Chain

Sasol Base Chemicals

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



Lerato Sithole

Director Consulting - Business Process Solutions

Deloitte Consulting

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





Lesiba Mothata

Chief Economist

Investment Solutions


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


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Lisa Malone

General Manager – Europe



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.



Litha Kutta

BEE, ED & PP Specialist


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





Lorraine Jenks

Sustainability and Greening Expert

Hotel Stuff


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


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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.




Malcolm Farrell


Supply Chain Network


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

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Manenzhe Manenzhe

Chief Financial Officer


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.



Mari-Lise Krige


Stellenbosch Municipality

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




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Mariette Steyn

Vice President Supply Africa 



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


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Mark Kuipers

Chief Director: SCM Client Support

National Treasury

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



Masimba Dahwa


South African Airways 


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


Maxi-lee Machado


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

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



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Mmabatho Matiwane 

BBBEE Manager: Corporate Planning & Strateg



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


Moshisi Lehlongwane

Supplier Development Manager


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



Mpume Maphumulo

Head of Group Procurement

Pioneer Foods

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


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Nadia Ebrahim

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

December 2007 - Present Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain management Western Cape Provincial Treasury December 2007 - Present.Assessment of compliance of regulatory framework for moveable asset management for provincial departments and municipalities, cataloging of institutions strengths and weaknesses as well as targeted areas that require interventions, designing and implementing SCM / movable asset management training Interventions to develop skill and capacity within provincial departments and municipalities; policy reviews and setting of best practice norms and standards (prescribing provincial SCM policy),


Nico Snyman

Consultant: Improving Insight & Reducing Risk

Crest Advisory Africa


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


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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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Prof Micheline Naude

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

    University of KwaZulu-         Natal



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



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Prof. Douglas Boateng

Chief Executive Officer

The PanAvest Partnership


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


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Prof. Intaher Marcus Ambe

Professor in the Department of Business Managements


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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Professor Jannie Rossouw

Head of School of Economic and Business Sciences

University of the Witwatersrand

Jannie Rossouw is Head of School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.  He is also a senior consultant with PriceMetrics (Pty) Ltd, 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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Renee Vermeulen


Commerce Edge


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



Rod Ward

Group Executive: Procurement and B-BBEE


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


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Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Western Cape Provincial Government

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

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Ronald Mlalazi

Head of Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

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



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Ruth Benjamin-Swales

Chief Executive Officer

ASISA Enterprise Development Fund


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



Rynier Keet

Managing Director

Corporate Renaissance Group

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



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Sandile C. Ngcobo

Former:Deputy Head: Supply Chain Operations

    eThekwini Municipality




Sandile C. Ngcobo, works at eThekwini Municipality: heading Supply Chain Operations for over 8 years at an Executive level. Some of my responsibilities includes inter alia:-

Accountable for contracts; stores & inventory; purchasing and disposal in the city of Durban.

Owner of the SCM Process; which includes demand; acquisition; logistics and disposal & performance management.

Designing; implementing and maintaining systems; policies; procedures and practices to manage Supply Chain processes & work effectively with Provincial Treasury on various Policies & Acts.

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Sanet Shepperson

Procurement Excecutive 

Cell C

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




Sibongile Shongwe 

Group Manager: Supply Chain Management

Airports Company of SA


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


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Simon Carpenter

Chief Technology Advisor 

SAP Africa


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



Stephen Abrahams

Head of Central finance and none trade procurement


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



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Sydney Tshibubudze (MCIPS)

Chief Procurement Officer 




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

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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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Tumelo Baloyi

Director: SCM Education Training and Development


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


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Tumisang Maphoto

Finance:Enabling Functions,Africa Head Office

Standdard Bank Group


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


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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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Xavier Greyling

 Commodity Manager


Within the centre-led procurement function of AVENG, Xavier is the Commodity Manager – MRO & Services, with an estimated annual spend of R4.3-billion. Xavier began his supply chain career at Sappi, where he held a number of procurement and related positions. 

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