Board Members & Executive Committee

The driving force behind SASCE

Board Members

(listed alphabetically by first name)

Carva Pop

Carva Pop

SASCE President

Andile Sipengane

Andile Sipengane

SASCE Vice President

Mr. Andile Sipengane graduated from various institutions of higher learning in a number of fields of study and holds the following qualifications: MBA, B.com; BEd; HDE; Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management; Masters Diploma in Business Studies. He is currently registered for Doctorate (Business Administration) at Durban University of Technology. Andile has gained considerable experience in research in particular programme evaluation and impact assessment studies and has worked on a number of private and public sector funded programmes. Andile has about 15 years’ experience as an educator having started at secondary school level and later lectured at Vista University Faculty of Education. He has also worked as a Small Business Development Consultant and Researcher before taking up the position as Provincial head of the Department of Labour in the Eastern Cape. Andile has gained experience as Senior Executive Director responsible for service delivery and organisational performance at the National Department of Labour (Chief Director) and currently with Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA Chief Officer Qualifications and Research). At the National Department of Labour I was managing performance of four Business Units and sixteen Regional Offices covering Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF); Labour Inspect & Enforcement Services (IES); Labour Employment Services & skills Development; Labour Market Information Services including overall Human Resource Management and Financial Management of the Provincial Budget.

Bernice Haestier

Bernice Haestier

Training Manager – Tsogo Sun

Bernice Haestier: Has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. She is currently Training Manager at Tsogo Sun. Her responsibilities include providing a strong training function for the Hotel and Gaming Group comprising of approximately 18 000 employees. She is also an Executive, Business and Team Coach and is registered as an Associate Coach certified by the International Coaching Federation. Bernice is passionate about people and intent on making a difference by facilitating innovation and personal growth.

Shakeel Ori

Shakeel Ori

SASCE Board Member

Current Position: Director: Co-operative Education & External Engagement: Durban University of Technology 31 years in Higher Education

Present External Positions: South Africa Business Events Ambassador President: Southern African Society for Co-operative Education (SASCE) Director: World Association for Co-operative & Work-Integrated Education (WACE) Advisory Board Member for the WACE International Satellite Office for ASIA (based in Thailand) Member: SAQA Qualifications & Standards Committee;

Nombulelo Nxesi

Nombulelo Nxesi

Board Member

Dr Prins Nevhutalu

Dr Prins Nevhutalu

Board Member

Gwebindlala T.J Skenjana

Gwebindlala T.J Skenjana

Board Member

Cynthia Reynders

Cynthia Reynders

Board Member

Joe Mpisi

Joe Mpisi

Board Member

Joyce Mashabela

Ms Joyce Mashabela

CEO – QCTO

Ms Joyce Mashabela began her career in education as an administrator working for Middlesex County College (a two year higher education institution) in Edison, New Jersey in the U.S.A.

Several years later she moved to the academic side of higher education gaining tenure as an Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. Here one of her specialities was curriculum development where she designed and piloted a teaching methodology which promotes the active engagement of students in the learning process. Furthermore, she designed the Business Internship course for students completing a vocational qualification in Information Systems.

In 1996 she relocated to South Africa where she has, among other things, served as the Rector of a private Further Education and Training College and as a Deputy Vice Chancellor for Tshwane University of Technology.

Ms Joyce Mashabela has been the 1st Chief Executive Officer of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupation since 1st April 2012.

Ken Duncan

Ken Duncan

CEO – SSACI

Ken Duncan is an educationist and development professional who has managed the Swiss-South African Co-operation Initiative, a public-private partnership in development, since its inception in March 2001. In the course of his work, he has conceptualised and helped manage several large projects aimed at strengthening the South African public skills training system, especially with regard to apprenticeships and the TVET colleges.  Ken serves on the national Artisan Training and Development Monitoring and Evaluation Team. Prior to joining SSACI, Ken worked as a consultant in education in training for seven years, as the director of an educational NGO for seven years, as a training manager in the mining industry for two years and as a teacher in Johannesburg and Soweto for eleven years. He has an M.A. from Rhodes University in the evaluation of in-service training for educators and a Higher Diploma in Education from Wits.

Cassie Kruger

Cassie Kruger

Board Member

Esau Motaung

Esau Motaung

Board Member

Philip Maseko

Philip Maseko

Board Member

Rajen Naidoo

Rajen Naidoo

Chieta Regional Manager for KZN/EC

Currently employed as Regional Manager for KZN/EC – Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority ( CHIETA )

Working career started of as school teacher of Mathematics and Physical Science. Taught for 7 years. Subsequently obtained a degree in Industrial Psychology and Development Administration.

Joined Engen Refinery in production and later moved to training and development as NQF co-ordinator. Main function was to serve as a link between the organisationand the Chemical Seta focussing on introducing the NQF to the organistion. Represented the petroleum sector on the Chemical Industries Standards generating body of Chieta, responsible for qualifications design and was part of the team that initaily registered the chemical operations quailifications on the NQF through the South African Qualifications Authority.

Serves on the advisory board for Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at DUT and SASCE KZN Regional Chairperson.

Current job function is to drive skill developmentinitiatives by establishing strategic partnerships and project implementation in line with Chieta’s vision.

Rre Elijah Litheko

Rre Elijah Litheko

Board Member

Sam Tsima

Sam Tsima

Board Member

Thabo Mashongoane

Thabo Mashongoane

Board Member

Z Mvalo

Z Mvalo

Board Member

Bennette Mokoma

Board Member

Executive Committee

(listed alphabetically by first name)

Boni Gantile

Boni Gantile

SASCE CEO

An Entrepreneur, ICT and HR professional (MHRP-SABPP).  Has a Masters Degree in Management of Technology and Innovation with extensive functional and Executive experience in ICT.  Former Board member of MICT SETA and advisory Board Member with African Society for Talent Development (ASTD) and its Community of Practice in Technical Skills.  Currently serves on the following Boards of Directors  World Association on Cooperative Education (WACE),  and  South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Fundiswa Nofemela

Fundiswa Nofemela

SASCE General Secretary

Ms Fundiswa Nofemela is the Director for Co-operative Education at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. She has 14 years’ experience in Co-operative Education, six of which have been as Co-operative Education Manager at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She holds an MTech Business Administration Degree. Her research interest is Work Integrated Learning management as well as graduate employability. She has presented papers on topics related to her research interest both at national and international conferences. Ms Nofemela has been an active member of SASCE since 2001.

Thomas Mafate

SASCE Treasurer

The Finacial Director at Central Johannnesburg College

Annie Moletsane

Annie Moletsane

SASCE Secretariat

Mrs Annie Moletsane is currently the Director: Co-operative Education at Vaal University of Technology.  She is holding a Master of Commerce: Business Management from NWU.  She is currently doing her PhD in Public Management & Governance.  She is a Council Member of the Sedibeng College.  She also serves on the World Association for Co-operative Education (WACE) Board of Directors.

Keitumetse Pebane

Keitumetse Pebane

Executive Member

Mrs Keitumetse Pebane holds Bcom Management Science Degree, post graduate in programme and project management as well as post graduate diploma in public and development management and currently enrolled in Executive Development Programme. She has over 12 years experience in the education and training development both in the private and public sector. She started in education and training sector as a Administrator and through dedication, discipline and hard work have managed to climb the corporate ladder to a senior management position in higher education sector. She is currently Senior Manager; Skills Development at CATHSSETA responsible for national implementation of the skills development agenda. Before joining CATHSSETA Ms Pebane was key is establishing FNB academy in the North West province as well as ensuring coordination of skills development at the State Security Agency. Her key competencies are in strategic management, programme and project management, grant management, stakeholder management , human resource and financial management

Nasrat Edoo-Sirkissoon

Nasrat Edoo-Sirkissoon

Executuve Member

Currently Senior Manager Training and Development at Sanlam Financial Planning Academy. Main responsibilities include managing T & D for the Sales Management, Sales Support, Sanlam Blue Star, and business development. Have more than 20 years experience in Financial Services across many areas of the business. Passion includes growing and developing potential and finding new opportunities.

Dr Roelien Brink (Ph.D.)

Editor for The African Journal for Work-Based Learning Vice-Chair of Africa on the International Research Group and SASCE representative on the SATN Research Forum

Dr Roelien Brink starts her career as secretary at TWR in 1988. She completes the National Diploma (Personnel Management) in 1995 and is appointed Junior Lecturer at TWR in 1996. She obtains the BTech (Human Resource Management) in March 1997. Taking up the challenge to grow as an academic she registered for the MEd (Computer Based Education) in 2007, obtaining the degree in 2009. Her passion to learn and dedication to academia results in her registering for the PhD (Information Management) in March 2011. She obtained her PhD in Information Management from the University of Johannesburg in 2014. Her title of her PhD is: An information management framework for the work-integrated learning process. She is currently appointed as a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.

Peter Popela

Peter Popela

Executive Member

Mr Popela, is a Campus Manager at Central Johannesburg College, Ellis Park Campus. His previous roles include working as an artisan doing fitting and turning, working as Senior lecturer, assistance Manager Quality Assurance with uMalusi and as a Divisional Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree, and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Sharon Snell

Sharon Snell

Executive Member