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
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

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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 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)

Anele Sololo

Anele Sololo is a vibrant and passionate member of the team. Her experience in education, training and skills development during the last 11 years is standing her in good stead for her role in taking RecyclePaperZA to new heights. Her previous job entailed the development of learning materials for mill employees, which also means that she is no stranger to the industry. Her ability to impart knowledge is now being put to good use in her role as the General Manager.

Ashleigh Dlamini
Director, Meraki

Ashleigh works in marketing, business strategy and innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Wits) and has also completed the GIBS Social Entrepreneurship Programme. She is currently working on her thesis towards attainment of the Master of Management in Innovation Studies at Wits Business School. Her research is centred around Innovation for Sustainability and will focus on Environmental Systems of Innovation within the paper sector.

She has corporate experience in the Consumer Product Goods, Consulting and Real Estate sectors. She has managed national programmes, initiatives and campaigns at scale during the course of her career. The nature of all her work assignments has honed her skills in collaboration and resourcefulness, as she was tasked with delivering results through the management and integration of diverse working teams. Her mission is to assist businesses in establishing sustainable impact that supports both social and economic value creation. She is passionate about applied learning and is keen to contribute towards the creation of a pan-African network of entrepreneurs, experts and allies.

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

Collen is a qualified attorney (LLB-UNISA), an experienced regulatory affairs practitioner and business development executive. Having worked in the telecommunications, ICT, broadcasting, digital media and publishing industries, Collen has demonstrated versatility in his career. He started his work career as commercial legal advisor and later moved on to manage Consumer regulation and stakeholder relations for MTN Group-Africa’s biggest telecommunications network provider.

In 2017, Collen joined Kagiso Media as Group Head: Regulatory Affairs, where he was responsible for monitoring the public policy development cycle and influencing constructive engagements with relevant regulatory bodies, government, political and other strategic institutions. In 2018, Collen assumed the role of Business Manager and Corporate Affairs Executive at Juta and Company- South Africa’s oldest publishing and legal resources company.

Of importance is the fact that Collen also brings with him leadership experience at industry level as he has served on numerous leadership roles on Boards and executive committees of industry associations such as: The Coalition for Effective Copyright- comprised of 13 Trade associations (Chairperson), National Association of Broadcasters (Exco member), Publishers Association of South Africa (Legal Affairs Committee Member), South African National ICT Forum and South African Communications Forum (Exco).

In July 2019, Collen was appointment as Executive Manager: Business Development at Future Managers (Pty) Ltd. He also a director for a Youth Development non-profit company, MZANSI – Many Roots One Tree Development Projects. He is also an ardent Activist for Entrepreneurship and Education of young people from disenfranchised communities.

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.

Deon Joubert

Deon has spent almost all of his working life in print and paper. After leaving University, he joined the Argus Group as an assistant to the General Manager of the Argus Newspaper in Cape Town. After a brief stint at Afrox, he joined Merpak Envelopes where he has been ever since. Apart from making envelopes, Deon has been involved with global paper advocacy group Two Sides as country lead. Two Sides has long been concerned that the good pulp and paper story has not been told to the detriment of our industry. Two Sides challenges the many myths that surround the use of paper and presents the facts to give balance to the surprisingly good environmental story that print, paper and fibre based packaging has to share.

Edward William de Klerk
General Secretary of the South African Typographical Union (SATU).

Edward De Klerk is the General Secretary of the South African Typographical Union (SATU). With over 40 Years’ experience in the trade Union movement. A founding member of FEDUSA he began his involvement in Union movement at Transnet which culminated in him being appointed General Secretary of the United National Transport Union. Amongst his many achievements, he has served on the boards and committees of the following organisations

  • Participated in Transnet Bargaining Council Negotiations
  • (Portnet Chamber & Petronet Chamber)
  • Vice Chairman of the Maritime Industry Training Board of the Marine Sector and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Maritime Industry Training Board
  • Regional Chairperson of FEDUSA Kwa Zulu Natal and represent FEDUSA on the Regional Economic Forum and as Vice Chairman on Board of Trustees at the Workers College
  • Member of Board of Trustees of Transmed
  • Represent the TWU on various Standard Generating Bodies
  • (Electrical Contractors, Marine Sector, Human Resources)
  • Executive Member of the Malvern Police Forum
  • Vice President FEDUSA: Training and Education 2011 to March 2017

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.

Felleng Yende
Chief Executive Officer of the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA).

Ms Yende was born and raised in Soweto and is the youngest of her four siblings. She holds a BA Honours degree in Social Work, a diploma in Integrated Marketing Communications from AAA School of Advertising as well as a master’s degree in Public and Development Management.

She is also currently studying towards a PhD in Public Sector Leadership. Yende’s academic accolades don’t stop there; she completed a Stakeholder Engagement Strategies programme at Oxfam University in Australia), attended the prestigious Africa Leadership Conference at Harvard Business School, the Executive Development Programme at the University of Cape Town and the Manufacturing Platforming Programme from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her leadership style has seen her gain representation on professional bodies such as the Vaal University of Technology, Fort Hare University, South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), and People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). She is also the Secretariat for the Association of SETA Organisations (ASEO) CEOs Board and a member of the International Finance Committee at BHP Billiton and the Forestry Sector Charter Council.

Having been actively involved in transformation at various companies including BHP Billiton and PwC, it is evident that transforming the lives of unemployed youth and the careers of people has become a keen passion. Her zeal has led her to become a multifunctional professional with extensive experience in facilitating high level integrated policy development and strategy implementation in large multi-national organisations; specialising in transformation, communications, government relations, sustainable development, enterprise development and board participation.

She boasts an array of experience across multiple industries including mining, pulp and paper, leatherwear, footwear, clothing, textiles, printing, wood, furniture, print media, packaging, financial services and agriculture in both the private and public sectors.

Yende’s exceptional negotiation skills, paired with her qualifications in management, communications and social sciences has enabled her to excel in internal as well as external stakeholder relationships.

Her visionary drive and bottom-line focused execution have ensured Yende continuously makes a difference in people’s lives through training and education in a valuable way.

With a global outlook, Yende aims to accelerate the FP&M SETA’s growth, leveraging its strengths to advance the mandate of the National Skills Development Plan which is aligned with the National Development Plan 2030.

Jack Devnarain
Chairman of the South Africa Guild of Actors (SAGA)

Jack started his acting career in Durban performing on the community theatre circuit while studying Law at the University of Natal. After graduating in 1993, he joined the Police Service and served for nine years, performing in film, TV and stage productions in the course of his work in law enforcement.

He started work on Isidingo in 2002 and has since performed in numerous TV and film productions, including the heist action movie 31 Million reasons for which he recieved a SAFTA nomination as ‘Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film’. His most recent TV appearance was on Imbewu and in the feature film Mayfair, which was an entrant at the London Film Festival. He has recieved numerous awards for his performances on TV and continues to build on the body of work that earned him recognition on the Africa continent and beyond.

Jack is an accomplished MC and enjoys regular bookings with both private and corporate clients. As a presenter, MC and facilitator, he has worked with the NElson Mandela Foundation, the Ford Foundation, BHP Billiton, Mercedes Benz, the SAPS, Deloitte, retail banking institutions and casinos. Some of Jack’s most memorable career highlights include riding in the inaugural Bikers4Mandela group ride in 2010 raising awareness of Mandela Day. He has since ridden for this global initative in 2011 and 2012. He was also part of the Trek4Mandela group that summited Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day 2015, in support of Always Keeping Girls In School. Jack’s profiles as a media personality adds a strong motivation to young learners to always strive for excellence in their personal and academic endeavours.

Jack remains committed to building solidarity within the performane industry by serving as Chairman of the South Africa Guild of Actors (SAGA).

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.

Ken 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, 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 – President, Printing SA

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)

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 

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)

Nomalungelo Gina
Deputy Minister of Economic Development

Born in Ndwedwe area in Kwa-Zulu Natal, studied at University of Zululand and resides in Richards Bay. She is a mother of 2 young men, she is an activist that served at various levels of the ANC, COSATU and SACP in KZN. Ms Gina was deployed to the National Assembly in 2009 and served in various committees within the social cluster.

In 2014 – 2019, she served as a Chairperson of the Education Portfolio Committee, she also served as the Chairperson of the Social Cluster. She was appointed the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in May 2019.  Deputy Minister Gina is the Deputy Chairperson of the KZN SACP and a member of the ANC KZN Provincial Executive Committee.

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.

FP&M SETA, General Manager

Mr P. K Naicker is currently employed by the FP&M SETA and occupies the position of General Manager: Planning, Research & Reporting. He has extensive experience in quality assurance, skills planning and research relating to education & training and skills development. Mr Naicker was a former Head of Department of Languages at a secondary school and joined the then CTFL SETA as Senior Manager: Education & Training Quality Assurance in 2006. He also served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of the CTFL SETA between 2008-2011, before it was amalgamated into the FP&M SETA. Mr Naicker’s education qualifications includes a Junior Secondary Education Diploma, BA (Hons), and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education with a specialization in workplace learning, which he acquired from the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

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

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.

Tommy Du Sart
Managing Director at Renform

Tommy, as most in the industry fondly yet respectfully know him is the CEO of Ren-Form, and has a variety of hobbies and adrenaline activities that he like to partake in, however these skills and talents are nothing compared to his skills in the business arena.

He began working for Ren-Form in production, where he continued to work his way up in the management structure. The then owner of Ren-Form afforded him the opportunity to show his true potential and become the businessman and entrepreneur he was meant to be. Tommy became partner and then took the bold step to acquire Ren-Form as a whole in 1989.

A true crisis and change management expert within the business, finance, and the ability to, innovate, map, and actualize equitable and innovative solutions, that generate immense wealth across the Ren-Form operations.

A persuasive coach and industry leader, deftly influencing and negotiating at the highest levels, extracting maximum value from project teams and his management teams, and building cross-organizational cohesion through positive directional leadership. Ethical advisor with unwavering integrity. That is our formidable leader and CEO Tommy du Sart.

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.

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

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.

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

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”

Zayed Bagus
Operations Director, Printing SA

Mr Zayed Bagus, has 26 years of print and 7 years of despatch and warehousing experience. He has played both strategic and operational roles at senior levels, is capable of intricate financial analysis and modelling, and has experience in business process improvement, policy formulation and project management. He qualified as a machine minder in 1988, becoming a foreman, and then worked as an Estimator, Operations Manager (Greater Johannesburg Metro Council), Production Manager (SA Reserve Bank) and Director and Acting Executive Director at Unisa.His qualifications include an MBA (Mancosa) and an Executive Development Programme (GIBS). Zayed is currently the Member Development & Operations Director for Printing SA.