Pam Yako

Pam Yako

With a BCom (Rhodes University) and a master’s degree in Business Leadership (UNISA), Pam is also a Certified Coach with the Coach Training Alliance and is accredited in the Integrative Accredited Practitioner. Currently Pam is a Managing Director of Zenande Leadership Consulting (Pty) Ltd and brings more than 14 years of professional and consulting experience in leadership, organisational strategies, people management, financial management, change management, and coaching to the table. She has worked with organisations in both the public and private sector. Her experience encompasses posts as Municipal Manager and Director General for two national departments. As a member of the Coaches and Mentors Association of South Africa (COMENSA) she is qualified as a coach, change-maker and a speaker on issues of organisational management and leadership. She is also an entrepreneur running her own business and a consultant in leadership and coaching.

Claudia Beck-Reinhardt

Claudia Beck-Reinhardt

Dr Claudia Beck-Reinhardt, with a PhD in Public Policy and Management, has worked in the public policy and NGO space for two decades. Currently at the Government Technical Advisory Centre, she works on public management and organisational development, with emphasis on economic and social development, municipal support, human settlements, public expenditure, and policy analysis. Her primary areas of interest in social development include the post-schooling sector and transition to work opportunities, thus exposing her to experience in regional socioeconomic development, organisational development, integrated planning, and implementation facilitation.

Jabulani Isaac Sindane

Jabulani Isaac Sindane

Jabulani Isaac Sindane, a former Director General of the National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, currently works as Chief of Staff in the office of the Executive Mayor at Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. He has academic experience on the implications of the South African Constitution, thus understanding the context of government’s operations in its totality and has enjoyed exposure to stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. In the UK, Jabulani worked with the Workers Educational Association, the Two-Tier Housing Co-operative and as a youth worker at the Woodingdean Boys Club. Later, at Multi-Party Democracy he gained exposure to all the major political organisations and parties and was employed as a Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Urban Foundation. He has thus gained extensive experience at all levels of the trade union movement, dispute handling, negotiating, public speaking, adult teaching, community organisations, politics, research and policy analysis.

Sakhile Masuku

Sakhile Masuku

Sakhile Masuku is a Chartered Accountant and an entrepreneur with businesses in the Healthcare manufacturing industry. Sakhile has gained extensive experience sitting on Audit Committees in both the public and private sectors and has been an audit partner on Financial Services and public sector clients, including, ABSA, Standard Bank, Alexander Forbes, Government Employees Pension Fund, Zurich Insurance Company, National Empowerment Fund, and South African Post Office, PwC in the Financial Services division and at Masuku & Associates. In addition, he has also occupied financial management positions at the IDC, Eskom, Premier Foods, and National Sorghum Breweries.

Juanita Pardesi

Juanita Pardesi

Juanita Pardesi, with an MBA (UNISA and the Open University Business School, United Kingdom) has a dynamic track record in project and financial management in the development sector. She possesses advanced expertise in project design and implementation and management, financial management, capacity-building and skills transfers, translating strategy into operational objectives and activities, corporate governance, HR, risk assessments, evaluating projects, due diligent audits, and stakeholder management. These competencies are further enhanced by her ability to understand complex information and reporting systems, and her use of innovative GIS mapping tools to support monitoring and evaluation. She has additional expertise in financial appraisal, implementing value for money frameworks, contracting, grant management and logistics of issuing disbursements, quarterly and annual reporting, developing and managing all finance and business processes related to project management.

Her professional repertoire includes chief operations management at ComMark Trust and at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS); as a technical assistant to the Government Technical Advisory Center (GTAC) to provide grant management expertise to the Jobs Fund. She is committed to “making markets work for the poor” evidenced through her involvement in the design and implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP) and GIZ’s Community Safety Initiative. She serves as a Board Member of Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight AIDS (ALAFA) and serves on various non-government organisations’ finance committees. From 2013 to 2015, she served as project manager on the Land Rights Management facility (LRMF). She mentors and coaches CPA Exco members and provides training on regularisation and compliance. Juanita served as Chief Operations Officer for Seriti Institute from 2015 to 2017 and was appointed to the position of CEO in October 2017.

Nomsa Maseko

Nomsa

Nomsa Maseko, with two decades’ experience in administrative support roles, is currently Company Secretary at Seriti Institute. Initially she was Business Process Manager at Seriti, assisting staff in adhering to all processes set out by the organisation. She thus ensured organisational effectiveness through facilitating improved coordination, communication and reporting across various programmes, contributing extensively to the organisation’s development during its formative years. Previously, she was on the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) team that managed the Community Work Programme (CWP) while it was with the Independent Development Trust (IDT) and up until its move to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional (COGTA).

At TIPS, she monitored CWP participation for the two Implementing Agents piloting the programme and ran the Web-Based System for the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) and ensured that all activities and demographics data were properly recorded and reported. She has experience in executive servicing, financial administration and HR matters which date back from her career in the banking sector, the South African Revenue Service, and ComMark Trust. Nomsa is a registered chartered secretary with Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and holds a diploma in Financial Management.

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