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Adri Marais is a co-founder of TSiBA. In her role as Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for providing strategic direction to lead TSiBA’s reach and impact in achieving its vision to ignite opportunity and social change. Adri holds an MSc in Biochemistry, an MBA and a PGDip in Higher Education Studies (Distinction). Follow her on Twitter @Adri_Marais
Pearl Pugin is the Dean. She is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and delivery of all aspects of TSiBA’s academic programmes. She holds an Honours degree in Labour Law Studies and a Masters in Management. Pearl is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management.
Reidwaan Jawoodeen is the Management Anchor. He is responsible for General Management, Business Management, Strategic Management and Applied Strategic Management. Reidwaan holds a BA Hons, a graduate in Military Management and in Peace Research.
Belinda van Niekerk
Belinda van Niekerk is the Executive Operations Manager, strategically responsible for Finance, IT, Campus Management, HR as well as the Eden Campus. Belinda joins us with years of experience across many industries, Media, Financial, Retail and Travel & Tourism to name a few.
John Durr (MBA, Henley, UK), is the Anchor for the Entrepreneurship Major. He holds an Executive MBA as well as many diplomas & certificates in the fields of General Management & Project Management. John has worked in executive roles in several blue-chip companies & has started several companies. He is a member of the Institute of Business Advisors and advisor to several start support organisations & entrepreneurs.
Ilana is the Librarian. In her role she manages, organises and disseminates information to this academic community and teaches information retrieval skills to the students and staff. She holds a BA in Sociology and African History and a Higher Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science.
Sandi Sher is the Marketing Manager, responsible for raising awareness for TSiBA through focused marketing & PR efforts. Sandi holds a B.A degree in English & History of Art, Post-grad. in Copywriting as well as courses in Digital Marketing. Follow on Twitter @atsandisher
Lindelwa Hanjana is the Campus Manager. She is responsible for managing the cleaning, security, maintenance and health and safety of the TSiBA Cape Town campus. Lindelwa holds a qualification in AIM (Association in Management). Follow on Twitter @Lindelwa22
Peter has been with TSiBA forever, in the beginning as a volunteer lecturer. In 2007 he started up our very first Ignition Centre and from 2012 until 2015 he was our Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board. He is currently responsible for International Partnerships.
Achmat is responsible for securing government and SETA funding. He joined TSiBA in 2011 as the Financial Manager and brings his knowledge of TSiBA to this portfolio. Achmat is a registered Business Accountant (SA). Follow on Twitter @AchmatK
Sonja is the Head of Support, she is responsible for the counselling and mentorship of TSiBA’s Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) and Bachelor in Business Administration 1 (BBA1) students. She hold a Diploma in Counselling.
Cindy manages the Career Centre and her main focus is to ensure that our students are ready and well prepared for the world of work. She also places TSiBA students on internships in South Africa and abroad. Amongst other things, she also holds the TSiBA Alumni relationship portfolio. Cindy holds a BBA degree from TSiBA and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.
Neal is an IT Support Engineer who is certified in A+, N+, MCSE NT4.0 (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) and oversees all the IT related queries/problems. He has extensive desktop support experience due to the varied client base he supported before joining TSiBA and is planning on studying MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert).
As Head of Fundraising Graham manages a Sustainability team which cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships & funding relationships, both with organisations which seek B-BBEE empowerment credentials & with individuals interested in supporting the TSiBA mission. Graham holds an Hons: Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Sociology & postgraduate diplomas in Financial & Business Management.
Alistair Sim is TSiBA's Information Systems Manager responsible for our Learning Management and Management Information Systems. Alistair obtained a B.Com in Informatics at UP.
Yazeed Peters is a Fundraiser in the Sustainability Team, he brings experience in Communications, Relationship Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Yazeed assists in ensuring that TSiBA continues to “Ignite Opportunity.”
Chloe is the Recruitment Manager. With an education background and 20 years’ experience as an educator, she decided to hang up the chalk and embarked on a different career path – the recruitment industry. She worked in the recruitment industry for 12 years until the company for which she worked was forced to shut its doors as a result of the financial downturn.
Nosipho Tolbart is the receptionist. Her role is to manage the switchboard and to welcome guests. She is currently studying towards a National Diploma in Entrepreneurship.
Khanyisa is the Academic Officer and she is responsible for ensuring quality academic practices and data integrity related to student results and information. She holds a BSc Chemistry, Honours in Materials Science and Masters in Materials Engineering from UCT.
Noma started working at TSiBA in 2013 as Business communication anchor. In 2016 she broadened her horizon by joining the Leadership and Self-development department (LSD), currently Noma is the co-Anchor . Her role entails fine-tuning the curriculum, liaising with lecturers LSD lecturers and tutors.
Allison Baxter is Leadership & Self-Development Anchor alongside Noma Moshani. Allison has a Professional Instructor’s Diploma & Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University & worked internationally as a facilitator and trainer for over 16 years in the corporate & NGO sectors focusing on personal development, leadership, group dynamics & communication programmes.
Chanel Momsen is the HR officer at TSiBA. She is responsible for supporting line managers with the recruitment, retention and development of staff, as well as establishing and upholding HR best practice across all campuses. Chanel is currently pursuing her BCom degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and holds a Generic Management in Contact Centre diploma
Michelle Samuels is the Bookkeeper in the Finance Department. Michelle has a Higher Certificate in Accountancy and is persuing a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting Degree. She has extensive experience in bookkeeping roles which include the primary and tertiary education sectors.
Anneke Van Damme
Anneke is the Faculty Manager, she has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Retirement Fund Administration) and a B. Comm. Honours in Information Systems. She manages the academic administration department including student records, lecturer and tutor co-ordination and quality assurance of student related data.
Tyson Wadeley is the Mathematics Lecturer, lecturing and tutoring Mathematics to Higher Certificate in Business Administration and Bachelor in Business Administration students. He is also responsible for the development of the relevant courses. Tyson holds a BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from UCT
Lee-Ann Hector is the Head of Finance, responsible for the financial processes and administration thereby ensuring legal and statutory compliance of the TSiBA group of companies. Lee-Ann’s financial experience has been gained with years of service in the retail industry.
Kwanele is the Marketing Coordinator, she is responsible for all Marketing activities related to TSiBA students from recruitment through to graduation. She holds a N Dip and BTech in Public Relations Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Kwanele has experience in internal and external communication, event management, relationships and data management.
Abduragmaan is the Campus Assistance, he is responsible for the daily campus operations.
Xasumzi started with TSiBA in the Finance Department as an intern in 2015. He quickly found his feet and was promoted to Finance Assistant .He holds National Diploma in Accounting and currently studying Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Taxation at UNISA.
Shameez Naidoo is the Lecturer and Tutor Co-ordinator, and is responsible for identifying and recruiting individuals to lecture and tutor. Building and maintaining relationships with TSiBA’s partners and corporates. Shameez holds a Bachelor of Education degree from UKZN, and a BEd Honours from WITS University.
Julie McFarlane is the Student Counsellor. She is responsible for monitoring the overall psychological health of the students and maintaining student wellness, through counselling and academic support initiatives. Julie is a HPCSA Registered Counsellor and holds a Masters in Psychology (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University. She has a broad background in community skills development, business, IT, research and academia.
Karien is the Head of Income Generation, and is responsible for TSiBA's Income Generation Team: Managing relationships with donors, and the Income Generation team members. Karien holds an Advanced Diploma (Honours level) in Labour Law, and has a wealth of experience: Telecoms, Media, NGO, Manufacturing, Government and Banking industries.
Gerhard is TSiBA's Relationship Manager, and is responsible for sourcing and development of financial partnerships and relationships across the Socio-Economic Development, Skills Development, and Enterprise and Supplier Development. Gerhard holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism.
Yolanda van Oordt
Yolanda is TSiBA’s Business Communication Anchor, and is responsible for curriculum design and delivery, as well as, liaising with lecturers and tutors. Yolanda holds a BCom Honours and is an Accredited Assessor with MerSETA.
Mustoffa is TSiBA’s Business Studies Anchor, and is responsible for curriculum design and delivery, as well as, liaising with lecturers and tutors. Mustoffa holds an Honours degree in Economics and has 14 years of lecturing experience.
Atiyyah is TSiBA’s Sustainability Administrator, and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sustainability Office, in the building and management of relationships, with potential and current sponsors and donors. Atiyyah holds a Bachelors Degree in Management of Entrepreneurship.
Edgar is TSiBA’s Project Delivery Manager, and is responsible for looking after the Ignition Center, and managing the execution of various TSiBA projects. Edgar holds an MBA in Business Psychology, and has a wealth of experience, from Business Development and Project Management, to Lecturing.