The revitalisation and sustainability of the printing, signage and packaging industry.

The 6th annual Printing SA Africa Conference

Date: 11-12 September 2019
Time: 07:15am – Registration | Conference 08:00 – 15:30pm on day 1 & 08H00 – 13H00 on day 2
Cost: R1 500 per day | R950 per day for Printing SA members
Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Parking: Secure parking is available in Richards Drive for your own account. Have cash handy.

Speakers and topics are subject to change

Sponsored by:


Andrew Read
Bidvest Paperplus Corporate Services, Regional Manager

Bidvest Paperplus Corporate Services Regional H R Manager July 2000 – Present  Bryanston, Johannesburg

UNIVERSITY B. Soc Sc and H B Soc Sc Psychology UOFS, CLR (RAU), Social Sciences · (1973 – 1977)

Jane Molony – Paper Manufacturer’s Association of South Africa, Executive Director

Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the paper & forest products industry. Great at bringing the best out in employees, with a passion for making a difference to the sector through advocacy, tenacity and ongoing interaction with government and various industry bodies. Decisive yet flexible, skills and knowledge have largely been obtained on the job.   Strong business development professional graduated from University of KwaZulu-Natal.

April 2008 – Present
Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa Executive Director Woodmead, Sandton www.thepaperstory.co.za

Leaf Media Owner January 2005 – Present
Advocacy. PR, marketing, video production, technical writing.

University of KwaZulu-Natal BAFA. (1980 – 1983)
IMM Marketing Diploma

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/janemolony-14975545 (LinkedIn) www.thepaperstory.co.za (Company)

Jerome Morkel – Tandym Print, CEO

Managing Director at Tandym Print, a family business that I established with my late Father in 1994. Today Tandym Print thrives on innovation and efficiency, using the latest technology to deliver for our clients, yet is still founded firmly on sound values and excellent customer service. I am passionate about what we do at Tandym and the other businesses that I have invested in. A family man, interested in travel, gadgets, technology, cars and cycling.

Tandym Print Managing Director February 1994 – Present
Tandym Print is a family business that was established in 1994 and is today the most technologically advanced privately owned print company in South Africa. We specialise in Litho, Digital and Packaging Printing. We are a business that thrives on innovation, quality and providing excellent customer service, yet is grounded in strong values and heritage.

Bespoke Media SA Director 2012 – 2015 (4 years)

London Business School Alumni – LBS Executive Education  · (2012 – 2016)
Heidelberg Print Media Academy Print Production Management · (2004 – 2007)
Cape Peninsula University of Technology internal audit, marketing,cma · (1990 – 1994)
CBC, Green Point, Cape Town

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/jeromemorkel-729a1a16 (LinkedIn) www.tandym.co.za (Company)

Ken Leid – National Training & Development, Director

Ken started his career in the Printing and Packaging Industry as an Apprentice Originator (Process Engraver) at a Pre-press Company in Zimbabwe in 1981.  The skills, knowledge and experience gained during his short service at Graphic Process proved to be an invaluable start to his career.

When thrown in the deep end … you learn to swim … or you drown.

Ken moved to Cape Town in June 1982 (with R 700 in his pocket, a bag of clothes and a guitar) in a quest to further his education and training in South Africa.

In just two weeks he managed to secure, lodging, a post at Nasionale Handelsdrukkery and a South African permanent residence permit.  Shortly after starting at Handelsdrukkery, and after having gained valuable experience at Naspers’ National Magazines, he became involved with the training of apprentices.  He subsequently qualified in his new trade of Photolithography in 1985.

In the late 1980’s Ken became involved with a drive within the Naspers Group to develop modular training.  He joined the Groups Manpower Development Department and was promoted to Senior Training Officer.  At this time Ken was approached by the National Industrial Council (NIC) and was asked to take over the role as National Examiner for Origination Trade Testing.  After agreeing to serve the Industry in this role he came to the realisation that the training offered within the Naspers Group was in fact superior to what was generally offered in the Industry … quite a sobering thought.

Shortly after the demise of the NIC in December 1990 he was approached by the newly formed Printing Industries Training & Education Board (PNPIETB) to assist with the development and implementation of competency based modular training (CBMT) in the Packaging and Printing Industry.  He embarked on a national project and developed CBMT programmes for the designated trades in the Industry.  In less than a year he managed to develop 25 trades training programmes and have them all accredited by the Department of Manpower and internationally accredited via London City & Guilds.  The countless visits to so many diverse Packaging and Printing plants throughout South Africa to pick the brains of experts to develop these programmes is one of Ken’s most memorable and greatest learning experience of his career.

During his five year stint at the PNPIETB he joined the Young Management Printers Association of the Cape and was subsequently elected onto their Executive Committee.  By association he became involved with PIFSA and was encouraged to become a student member of the then vibrant Institute of Printing. He subsequently successfully completed the National Diploma in Printing Management run at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology.

As a spirited youngster with a burning desire to practise what he had been preaching to the Industry he took up the position of Director of Print Production at the Technikon SA in 1995.

After redesigning and modernising the Technikon SA’s print production facility … the call to return to the Cape was simply too great and Ken took up the position as Director of the Cape Chamber of Printing SA in November 1997.

Running the Chamber provided Ken the unique opportunity to care and grow businesses in the Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry and to assist entrepreneurs and business owners with a wide range of consulting services and training.  Ken was subsequently appointed to his current position as Director: National Training & Development in December 2015.  Since his appointment, he has successfully implemented a national training and development strategy which has seen the complete redesign and development of the Technical Theoretical Module learning material for apprentice training and the creation of pathway frameworks of new Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) occupational qualifications and training programmes aimed at recruiting, selecting, training and placing young talent in the Industry.

Leal Wright – Polyflex, Head of Marketing

Graduating from UKZN with a B.Comm degree, I worked in an advertising agency in New York  and a manufacturing company in the UK. From 1979 I worked as Management Accountant then divisional Managing Director in caravan manufacturing at Murray & Roberts for 8 years before joining Alex White &Co as MD . In this role I pioneered the manufacture of sheet printed IML labels, and developed a sizable market share in cut-and-stack label market.

After Alex White was acquired by Astrapak, I was appointed as Managing Director of DLC, their flexo label division. In 2013 I was approached to join Times Media as General Manager of the Uniprint Labels. This company is one of the largest producers of self-adhesive labels for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and personal care market. It is also a pioneer in digital labels printing.

Polyflex Head Of Marketing 2019 – Present  Durban Area, South Africa
Private Consultant September 2017 – Present  South Africa
Consultant September 2017 – Present  South Africa
Uniprint Managing Director

St John’s College· (1966 – 1972)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/lealwright-579801152 (LinkedIn)

Masale Godfrey Selematsela
FEDUSA (Federation of Trade Unions of South Africa), President

Masale Godfrey Selematsela is the President of FEDUSA (Federation of Trade Unions of South Africa), Fedusa is workers national centre situated at 10 kingfisher street Roodepoort south Africa. He holds Diploma, in General Nursing Science, Mokopane nursing school, Diploma in Midwifery, Limpopo Nursing College-Giyani campus, Diploma in Nursing Administration and community health nursing, university of Pretoria, Certificate in employment relations, University of south Africa, an advanced certificate in labour law, with Ditsela in partnership with university of Witwatersrand.

Mr. M.G.Selematsela, is a registered nurse, registered with SANC AS  professional body of nursing in south Africa, and has 23 years as a clinical nurse practitioner, having served at Kgapane hospital and 5 clinics in Greater letaba sub-district. Mr M.G.Selematsela has also served the following organisations, Hospersa President from November 2008- November 2018, AU-ECOSOCC, Cluster chairperson for trade and industry from march 2014- December 2018, Fedusa  Deputy president 2013 November –November 2016, Fedusa President from November 2016 to-date, also serving as the satucc treasurer  from august 2017 to-date. Masale also serves as a member of the South African national aids council- civil society forum. He also seats as a member of the NEDALC Development chamber, and the millennium labour council as a co-chair. He also seat at Ditsela, as deputy chairperson for the board.

Contact: godolgar@gmail.com 

Mondli Makhanya – City Press, Editor in Chief

Newly appointed Editor-In-Chief of the City Press. He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Times (South Africa) newspaper. He also sits on the council of the South African National Editors’ Forum.

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/mondlimakhanya-70a68b12 (LinkedIn)

Dr Morne Mostert – Institute of Futures Research

Dr Morne Mostert is the Director of the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University. He advises globally on Futures-based executive decision-making and cognitive development for senior leaders and has worked in Geneva, Paris, London, Dubai, Madrid and several African countries. Subsequent to his PhD in the Management of Technology and Innovation, his areas of specialisation include Futures Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Systems Thinking and Creative Innovation. He is the founding Chairman of media tech start-up Africa Business Radio and is a member of the ILO international panel of experts on the Future of Work. Dr Mostert is a regular keynote speaker and frequent guest on radio and television in the business media. He is the author of the influential book Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, which has been the prescribed text for several international programmes on strategic leadership.

Institute for Futures Research Director September 2015 – Present
Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Member Of The Board Of Advisors 2015 – Present
World Leadership Day Non Executive Chairman January 2014 – Present
USB Executive Development Ltd Adjunct Faculty 2010 – Present
LEORON Institute Head: Leadership June 2010 – August 2015 (5 years 3 months)
Leadership Options Director of Leadership January 2005 – August 2015 (10 years 8 months)
Da Vinci Institute Vice- Chairperson of Council 2004 – 2015 (12 years)
DISCOVERY HOLDINGS PRIVATE LIMITED Head of School of Leadership January 2003 – December 2004 (2 years)
SOL TRAINING LIMITED Learning and Development Manager January 2001 – December 2002 (2 years)
(L&D) Manager January 1999 – December 2000 (2 years)

Da Vinci Institute Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Management of Technology and Innovation · (2004 – 2008)
Stanford University Certificate in Strategy, Strategy · (2007 – 2007)
GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science) Leadership Development Programme, Organizational Leadership · (2003 – 2003)
Stellenbosch University Higher Education, Education · (1995 – 1995)
Stellenbosch University B.A. , Law · (1991 – 1994)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/mornemostert (LinkedIn) mymaties.academia.edu/ MorneMostert (Other)

Muzi Sibiya – South African Reserve Bank, Production Manager

Muzi B. Sibiya Production Manager at South African Reserve Bank and Board Member of South African Institute of Printing (SAIP) Johannesburg Area, South Africa.

South African Reserve Bank Production Manager October 2005 – Present
Durban University of Technology Senior Printer June 1996 – September 2005 (9 years 4 months) Supervising all printing Lithographicaly, Digitaly and Cost & Estimating.

University of Johannesburg Master of Technology (Current), Operations Research · (2019 – 2020)
Milpark Business School Management Development, Finance, General · (2015 – 2016)
Durban University of Technology Bachelor of Technology Degree in Operations & Production Management, Operations, Productions Research, Production Technics, Work Study · (2003 – 2005)
Durban University of Technology National Diploma: Production Management, Production and Operation · (1997 – 2000)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/muzi-bsibiya-2864518 (LinkedIn)

Patricia Nkosi – Siander Holdings, CEO

A qualified interior designer with +seventeen (17) years of succeeding in many environments throughout her career, whether as an Interior Designer/Conference & Events Strategist or as INWKs Senior Sales Executive in Johannesburg. Founder of the 1st Pan-African Fashion 4.0 Industry Summit: Trading As: AFRICA FASHION 4.0 INDABA.

Siander Holdings CEO March 2018 – Present
InnerWorkings Senior Sales Executive April 2015 – Present

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-%E2%80%98kayisenkosi-322647130 (LinkedIn)

Sean Holt – FESPA, Executive Director

15 years experience of working at Board level including  3.5 years as CEO.  Business background encompasses experience in Strategic Planning, P&L, Business Development, Marketing & Communications, Relationship Management, Project Management, Change Management and Team Management. Currently Executive Director at FESPA, an International Trade Federation

FESPA 5 years 9 months Executive Director July 2017 – Present
General Secretary November 2013 – July 2017 (3 years 9 months)
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity CEO December 2009 – June 2013 (3 years 7 months)
The Amateur Swimming Association Interim Director of Partnerships March 2009 – August 2009 (6 months) Loughborough
Sport England 6 years 1-month Director London and Olympics March 2007 – March 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Regional Director March 2003 – March 2007 (4 years 1 month)
Sport England Interim Director of Regions April 2006 – August 2006 (5 months)
Sport England 6 years 5 months Head of Special Projects and Major Events April 2001 – March 2003 (2 years)
Senior Facilities Development Manager November 1996 – April 2001 (4 years 6 months)
Surrey Heath Borough Council Leisure Development Project Officer February 1995 – November 1996 (1 year 10 months) Camberley
Glebelands School Cranleigh Leisure Centre Manager 1992 – 1995 (4 years) Cranleigh Surrey
California Soccer Academies Camp Director April 1991 – September 1991 (6 months)
Broadbridge Heath Sports Centre Sports Officer November 1989 – March 1991 (1 year 5 months)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/seanholt-6a38526b (LinkedIn)

Shabeer Jhetam – Packaging SA, Executive Director

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Advertising, Trade Marketing, and Strategic Planning. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Pretoria/ Universiteit van Pretoria.

The Glass Recycling Company CEO 2006 – Present  Sandton
Packaging South Africa Non Executive Director September 2015 – Present
The Glass Recycling Company Executive Director May 2006 – Present  Bryanston, South Africa

University of Natal Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
University of Natal Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria ES(Logistics)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/shabeerjhetam-86b42520 (LinkedIn)

Steve Thobela
Novus Print, Executive Director

Printing Industries Federation of South Africa (PIFSA) Chief Executive Officer

Regenesys Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration and Management, General · (2012 – 2016)

Contact: www.linkedin.com/in/stevethobela-1628a2b2 (LinkedIn)