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Hon. Minister Dr. Rob Davies 

Minister

Minister of Trade and Industry,

 

 

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

 

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Hon. Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Small Business Development

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. 

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Kamogelo Mampane

CEO

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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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.

 

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Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development 

Nedbank Corporate Card 

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

 

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Xavier Greyling

 Commodity Manager

AVENG

 
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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Mr. 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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Sanet Shepperson

Procurement Excecutive 

Cell C

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

 

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 Tracy Allen

Joint Business Partnership

   Walmart/Massmart,            Former   Global Sourcing - Director, China, Walmart

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

 

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Ernie Claassen

Facilitator

Commerce Edge

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

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Isac Smith

‎Chief Director Asset Management

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

 

 

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

 

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Nadia Ebrahim

‎Senior Manager: Provincial Government Supply Chain Managementt

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), 

 

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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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Manenzhe Manenzhe

Chief Financial Officer

Parliament

 
 
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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Jonathan Hughes

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

Vantage Partners

 

 

Jonathan is an expert in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, negotiation, strategic alliances and organisational transformation. Jonathan’s experience includes deep transformational work at both an enterprise and functional level. 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 enhance collaboration across internal organisational boundaries and with external business partners.

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Chris Hart

Global Economist and Financial Market Strategist

South Africa

 

 

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

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Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead,

United Kingdom

 

 

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

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Ndabeni Bagosi

Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management

TOTAL

 

 

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

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Sydney Tshibubudze

Country Head of Procurement

LafargeHolcim South Africa

 

 

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

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Miles Hodge

Expert Commercial Negotiator

The Gap Partnership

 

 

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

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Andre Coetzee

Managing Director

CIPS Africa

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

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Nico Snyman

SA’s RISK GURU and Chief Executive Officer

Crest Advisory

 

 

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

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Lawson Naidoo 

Senior SCM Advisor

Gauteng Provincial Treasury

 

 

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

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Deon Basson

Your Communication Go-to Guy, The Psychology of Communication

South Africa

 

 

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

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Tumelo Baloyi

Head : IT Strategic Sourcing, Contract & Assets Management

Sanlam

 

 

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

 

 

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Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Nedbank

 

 

 

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

 

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Vaughan Zoutendyk

National Head: Training & Education Division

Commerce Edge South Africa

 

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

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Lerato Sithole

Director: Integrated Operations Delivery (IOD)

Deloitte, Business-Process-as-a-Service

 

 

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

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Henri Du Toit

Chief Accounting Practitioner

Western Cape Provincial Treasury

 

 

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

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Swami Natarajan

Senior Director & SaaS Leader

ECEMEA, Oracle

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

International Artist/ illusionist and Comedian

South Africa

 

 

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

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Khanya Okumu CA(SA)

Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist

Old Mutual

 

 

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

 

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Jan van Rensburg Pr Eng 

Director: Acquisition & Contract Management SCM

Dept. Transport & Public Works, Western Cape Goverment

 

 

 

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

 

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Prof Ad Sparrius 

System Engineering Expert

System Engineering & Management (Pty) Ltd

 

 

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

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Molefe Pooe

Managing Director

Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching

 

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


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Nobuhle Zulu

Group Procurement Category Manager

Oceana Group

 

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

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Lebogang Letsoalo

Director

SINCPOINT

 

 

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

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Alderman Ian Neilson

Executive Deputy Mayor

City of Cape Town

 

 

Ian Neilson holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from UCT. He spent 20 years as a Consulting Engineer primarily in the fields of water supply planning and design and flood studies.His work on the design of the canal system at Century City received an award from the Association of Consulting Engineers.He has been a City Councillor since 1996. 

 

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Fani- Isaac Molefe

Advisor to Premier

Gauteng Provincial Treasury

 

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

 

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Anwar Adonis 

SCM Head at Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Western Cape Provincial Treasury

 

 

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

 

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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. 

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Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development 

Nedbank Corporate Card 

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