EMPOWERING THE INDUSTRY

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 | R1 125 per day for Printing SA members
Venue:
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.

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SPEAKERS

Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed
Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed has joined Printing SA as the new CEO as from April 2019, replacing Steve Thobela.

Dr Mahomed has worked in multiple industries for over thirty years. Most recently he was the Head of the Professional Body for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS SA), serving as the voice for the profession, ensuring compliance with SAQA, boosting membership and exam registration numbers across the SADC region, and developing curriculum for supply chain qualifications.

Before that role he served as an Executive Director at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He served as an operations manager of a complex supply chain of study material planning, printing and distribution, ensuring quality materials are developed, replicated and distributed timeously. He managed both printed items and multimedia. Unisa is the largest open distance learning university in Africa, servicing about 400,000 students globally.

Prior to that he headed up the Languages, Publications and Media unit within the Communications Directorate of the Gauteng Department of Education’s Head Office in Johannesburg. He played a number of roles covering all facets of Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Partnerships and stakeholder development, Media relations, Crisis management, Website development, Campaigns management and Conference and events planning. He also taught languages at school, university and adult level.

Andrew Reid
Bidvest Paperplus Corporate Services, Regional Manager

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

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

Collen Dlamini
Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd, Business Manager and Corporate Affairs Executive

Education
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science
Leading in a Digital Economy 2018
Djondo Fellowship- Executive Program in Cross-Border and Multinational Management 2018

University of the Witwatersrand
Broadcasting and Digital Media- Regulatory Trends 2017
Telecommunications Policy, Regulation & Management 2015

University of South Africa 2014
LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

University of Swaziland 2007
Diploma in Law

St Mark’s High School 2003

Cambridge GCE O Level Certificate

Experience
Business Manager and Corporate Affairs Executive – Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd 2018-current
Group Head: Regulatory Affairs – Kagiso Media (Pty) Ltd 2017-current
Special Regulations and Consumer Manager – Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd 2014-2016
Commercial Legal Assistant (Commercial Legal Department) – Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd 2008-2014
Logistics Coordinator at the Haulage Department – ABI (Amalgamated Beverage Industries) 2003-2004

Dr Colin Steyn
CEO and Founder of Centre for Integral Innovation and Development

Colin studied and applies Integral Leadership and Holistic Development and his work takes Emotional Intelligence into account for purposes of teaching people the importance of Self-and Other-determined behaviour and Reaction-determined behaviour. Research has found that effective cognitive behaviour and Decision–making is related to the capability to manage emotional reactivity and integrate Leadership behaviour Roles into our personal development to Lead with Confidence and Commitment.

His academic achievements and professional Leadership experience includes an extended 3rd doctoral study, which explores worldviews on Integral Leadership -thinking and practice-toward achieving Human Ecologies. He has facilitated The Global Climate Change Leadership Team annually since 2005 where he shares new leadership and management lenses and also facilitates the Transform international Group (UK and Switzerland) in holistic development.

His expertise in  Leadership, Soft Skills and Business Administration (CEPA and Effective Business Communication) within corporations have been described as thought-provoking , thereby assisting people toward being and becoming within a new mindset to co-create sustainable growth to propel a collaborative networked economy.

“As an enabler of integral innovation and development Colin’s dedication, commitment and care to assist organisations and people to emerge towards anti-fragile thinking is very refreshing especially in a time of volatility and uncertainty.  He understands the complexities within organisations and enables inclusive transformation through working with mindfulness and leadership archetypes valuing emotional intelligence as cardinal to leadership development and strategic implementation.  Dr. Colin Steyn applies creativity and innovation to knowledge management to assist in solving business issues surrounding sales strategies, leadership within change management, project management, new product design and strategic leadership team development.

Other keys areas of expertise are real-time value creation through scenario planning, enabling formal communities of practice and inclusive empowerment through enacting emerging scenarios and frameworks.

Dr Steyn is working with diverse ecologies  and with climate change leadership teams to collaborate towards sustainable environmental strategies. He is also working closely with government, business social and environmental platforms and labour organisations to institute new policies for inclusive economic development within Africa and global partnerships.

Dana Braithwaite
Research Director, BMI Research

Dana Braithwaite graduated from RAU in 1993 with a Ph D in Organic Chemistry. She started working at BMi in 1998 as the researcher within the foodservices division.  Dana’s industry experience includes organic chemistry, knowledge management, the local food industry, research industry and foodservice industry. She then moved to Senior Research Analyst of the Food Division before becoming Research Director in 2008.  She is currently a Senior Consultant to the Research division, offering BMi half her time.  Her current duties at BMi include training, project oversight and project design.

Elitha van der Sandt
Chief Executive Officer of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC)

Elitha van der Sandt  is currently preparing for her Doctoral Studies in Book Development in South Africa.

As the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC), Elitha van der Sandt has a deep-seated passion for transformation in South Africa. Although she boasts a BCom degree, she opted to work on issues of health, education and land reform. She has been with the SABDC for since the age of 30, and successfully spearheaded its change from the Print Industries Cluster Council (PICC), into a more transformed, representative body. Recognising the importance of the book (or absence thereof) in the lives of all South Africans, she has pioneered a number of initiatives in the book publishing sector.

Amongst her duties as the CEO, van der Sandt spearheads national growth strategies for the book publishing sector. She has been involved in lobbying  the government to invest into the creation of a diverse book sector serving all South Africans, and she is the lead author of the Draft National Book Policy in 2005 as well as the Draft National Book Development Plan in 2009.

Under her leadership, energy and drive, the SABDC also implemented the first National Reading Survey in South Africa and put forward a groundbreaking study which focuses on analysing the cost of books.

A strategist of note, with a multidisciplinary background and managerial strength that serves her and her industry well, van der Sandt continues to implement firsts for the book sector, including the longest running and most successful reading campaign in the country – National Book Week.

Elitha served on a number of Ministerial Task Teams as well as negotiating at international level for country to country partnerships in cultural development.

Jane Molony
Executive director – Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa

Over her career, Jane’s experience and knowledge has grown to include print and publishing, packaging and recycling as well as renewable energy, climate change and carbon tax matters. She has been involved in the pulp and paper industry since 1996 –  initially as publisher and editor of a trade journal and later through her appointment as executive director of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper industry in Southern Africa (TAPPSA). Since 2008, Jane has been the executive director of the Paper Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (PAMSA) which represents more than 90% of the pulp and paper manufacturers in South Africa. From May 2017 to May 2019, Jane served as president of the International Council for Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), which represents more than 30 national and regional forest, and paper associations around the world. It is in this capacity that Jane was listed among RISI’s Top 50 Power List recently. Jane acts as the representative for the paper industry both locally and globally and is responsible for the effective leadership and management of pre-competitive industrial activities. Locally these include education and skills development, environmental and sustainability issues, legislation, research and recycling. In addition to serving on the Forest Sector Charter Council from 2008 to 2015, Jane held the position of chairperson of the South Africa Book Development Council for seven years. The council seeks to increase access to books and boost local book publishing especially indigenous language and diverse content books.

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.

Experience
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)

Education
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.

Experience
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

Education
St John's College· (1966 - 1972)

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

Maggie Maluleke
President, SATU

She has 39 years of Printing industry experience, she began working in 1980 as a general assistant at RADCO in Johannesburg. She currently works as Binder operator at RADCO and she represents the Union on the FEDUSA NEC.

Mamiki P. Matlawa
Managing Director, Qunu Staffing (Pty) Ltd

Mamiki is a graduate of University of Johannesburg, from where she obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Chemical Engineering.  She holds an MBA from University of Pretoria (GIBS). Her MBA thesis topic was “Outsourcing Contracts, as Instruments of Risk Management in the South African Electricity Supply Industry”.

Ms. Matlawa started her career in 1996 an Engineering Technician, and has worked for various Engineering companies mainly in the Operations Department on various roles up to Management. After 15 years in the Engineering Sector, Mamiki joined the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in 2011 as a Project Manager responsible for Project Development of minimum investment value of R300 mil. She then left 2 years later to pursue opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector as an independent, whilst also the Managing Director of the Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which worked with Small Medium Enterprises in the Greater Alexandra area.

In 2015, Mamiki joined Hudaco Ltd as part of the Executive Development and left 18 months later to join EOH, in the Business Process Outsourcing Division as a Business Development Executive responsible for building Human Capital Solutions business for the Energy Sector until she joined Qunu Staffing as the Managing Director in July 2018. Qunu Staffing offers full range of Human Capital Solutions- i.e. Staffing, Training, Financial Services, Disability Solutions and Healthcare. Our manifesto at Qunu Staffing is “A job is just not a job, but a life-changing opportunity” , and we live by the motto “ We are here to change people’s lives”.

Ms. Matlawa also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Royal HaskoningDHV SA (Pty) Ltd and Bituguard Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. She’s also a Mentor of SME’s under the Black Umbrellas Incubation Programme.

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.

Experience
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)

Education
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.

Experience
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.

Education
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 (SE) Founder & Director
Global Fashion Value Chain Federation of Africa – Founder
2020 GFVC 4.0 SUMMIT: Founder
BRICS Manufacturing Working Group: Member
Tropics Summit: SA Ambassador

She’s a Solution Architect, Futurist, and fearless agent of change. In the midst of chaos she always finds solutions. Every project she undertakes must serve a greater purpose and must continuously innovate on the Vision we all have for Africa through Industrialization.

She’s a social entrepreneur that operates at the heart of a knowledge and information economy.

By qualification, she’s an interior designer with nineteen (19+) years of succeeding in many environments throughout her career, whether as an Interior designer at Zen/ Conference Strategist at Luxos in Cape Town or as the Senior Sales Executive for the global marketing company INWK in Johannesburg from 2015 -2018.

She’s the architect behind the inaugural 2020 GFVC 4.0 SUMMIT and the 1st integrated Global African Fashion Value Chain Federation of Africa that will be inaugurated in 2020 June from the 23 - 26.

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

Experience
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

Shabeer Jhetam is the Executive Director of Packaging SA as well as the CEO of The Glass Recycling Company. Jhetam holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from the University of Natal and has completed a postgraduate degree in logistics through the University of Pretoria. He entered the recycling and waste management sector in 2002 following a 13 year career, and various management positions, within Iscor (now ArcelorMittal) a large South African iron and steel company.

For the next four years, Shabeer led the commercial and marketing functions for beverage can recycling company, Collect-a-Can.

In 2006, he made a strategic career move and took on the responsibility of driving and heading up The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), a company committed to increasing glass recycling in South Africa whilst uplifting impoverished communities through job creation and skills development in the recycling sector.

In March 2018, Jhetam was appointed as the Executive Director of Packaging SA. Since his appointment a significant focus is on developing the Industry Waste Management Plan for the paper and packaging sector.

Sisanda Mbokotho
Deputy General Secretary, SATU

Sisanda was initially employed by a trade union affiliate of NACTU (National Council of Trade Unions) as a trade union organiser this is where her activism was ignited through different experiences as a representative to the most vulnerable group of workers in and hospitality, retail and service sectors.

She is also a former organizer at the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) an affiliate of COSATU. She has worked for US Department of State based at US Consulate Johannesburg as a Labour Specialist – a six country portfolio, where she was responsible for 6 countries (Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa) within the SADC region. Among her responsibilities was to bridge the gap between SADC trade unions and US trade union movement.

She holds multiple labour related qualifications and studied both her BA Honours in Globalisation and Labour Policies and Masters in Industrial Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand and several other qualifications from institutions around the world. She was a very first exchange student between Wits and Kassel University in Germany.

Sisanda joined South African Typographical Union (SATU) an affiliate of FEDUSA as the Deputy General Secretary in January 2019 and brought with her a wealth of experience in the labour relations space.

Mr Mvuleni Stephens Thobela (Known as Steve)
Steve Thobela currently serves as Novus Print Executive: South, Novus Holdings.

Steve Thobela started his career as a typographer, and was Regional Chairman of the Media Workers Association of South Africa (Mwasa). He worked in the print production departments of the Pretoria News, Perskor, the Sowetan and The Newspaper Printing Company before becoming Operations Manager of Independent Newspapers Cape. He qualified as an artisan in the Printing Industry and also holds a Christian Ministry Diploma, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) degree.

He served for four and half years as the Founding General Manager of one of the three of Mr Mandela’s official Charity organisations, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation based in Cape Town. He also served as Director Print Production at the University of South Africa, Unisa and former CEO of Printing SA.

Vrajlal Harry
Celglade Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a Harrys Printers

Born -3rd November, 1952, in East London, the Harry family have been residents in the Eastern Cape sine the early l 900's.  Completed B. Comm in 1973 at University of Durban, Westville. MBA at Henley College, U.K.  MD of Harry's Printers and other trading and property companies. Member of University of Fort Hare Council.

AWARDS AND HONOURS
Africa Leaders Programme -in the USA by United States Government -1985
Marketing Man of the Year Border -Institute of Marketing Management -1985
President -Gately Rotary Club, East London -1994
Paul Harris Sapphire Fellow -Rotary International

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS and LECTURING and TRAINING EXPERIENCE
MBA-Henley Management College, United Kingdom
Training and Lecturing at Rhodes University for the Johnson & Johnson Leadership Fort Hare University­Trustee -Phoenix Settlement, Durban -founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1909
International lecturing for the International Printers Network and Imaging Network Group -Presentations 1 these bodies at conferences in Tel Aviv, Beijing, Rochester -New York, San Diego, Chicago and others.

PERSONAL DETAILS
Married to Karuna Harry -M.A. Counselling Psychology -Rhodes University
CHILDREN -7 children-ranging from 26 years to 43 years old.
Some are involved in the business, marking the 4th generation of Harry's in the business.
Active in the Hindu Temple and community affairs

SERVES ON THE FOLLOWING BOARDS AND COMPANIES
Phoenix Settlement Trust -(founded by Mahatma Gandhi)
E L Hindoo Society
SAKM Educational Trust
St Bernard's Hospice Trust
University of Fort Hare Council Very proud and privileged citizen of East London and the Eastern Cape-"God's "favourite place"