APPETD

association of private providers of education, training & development

Meet The Team

The APPETD Familia

Paulina Letsaba

Membership Administrator

membership@appetd.org.za

Mobile: 083 215 2994

Cynthia Reynders

Executive Management

ceo@appetd.org.za
Tel: 081 032 2642

Helen Kempson

Events Administrator

Liza Harmse

Financial Services Consultant

fin@appetd.org.za
Tel:   083 441 1764

The APPETD Familia

Ms Cynthia Reynders
Ms Cynthia Reynders
Chief Executive Officer

ceo@appetd.org.za
Tel: 081 032 2642

As a young girl Cynthia was fascinated with the human mind in all its aspects and what Homo Sapiens can accomplish when the human mind works holistically and in harmony with consciousness.

Ms Paulina Letsaba
Ms Paulina Letsaba
Membership Administrator

Ms Paulina Letsaba is our Membership Administrator with seven years of experience working alongside the executive team of APPETD. She joined APPETD as a Cleaner in 2014 and was shortly promoted to Receptionist and later promoted to Membership Administrator.

Paulina has extensive knowledge about the membership and benefits APPETD offers. She also specializes in administrative technology to manage office communications, publications, and document management and has been a key chain link on many of APPETD’s major Projects.

She approaches all aspects of any task with a positive, hard-working mindset, and is passionate about helping find solutions to any challenges.

membership@appetd.org.za

Mobile: 083 215 2994

Liza Harmse
Liza Harmse
Financial Services Consultant

fin@appetd.org.za

Mobile:  :083 441 1764

Liza is a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) with 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Her experience ranges from enterprise wide risk management, credit approval for lending to SME’s, to project finance, and for the last 10 years she has been specialising in insurance broking and the Risk Finance (self insurance, cell captive and UMA’s) environment. …

Nadia Smith
Nadia Smith
Operations Manager

Ms Nadia Smith obtained her Diploma in Human Resource Management, with distinction, awarded in London, UK. Further to this she qualified as a Forensic Psychophysiologist and received her training at the CSIR, which includes interview techniques, physiology and psychology. Nadia is also a certified forensic voice stress analyst used by companies for analysing and reporting on interview outcomes and testing in hearings as well as training and evaluation of staff.

She also attended and gained in-depth knowledge and experience in Pastel/Sage Accounting and compiling and interpretation of data using graphical aids.

Nadia will maintain the smooth running of the office through a variety of administrative, clerical and financial duties as well as an important support person for the CEO and executive management.

Nadia`s contact details:

Ovelia Meintjies
Ovelia Meintjies
Events Administrator

Ovelia has more than 16 years’ work experience with a focus of events management/clerical and administrative capabilities. Her exceptional helpful and open approach with clients resulted in her being awarded with a Customer Service Certificate.

Ovelia has a Diploma in Business Studies and obtained various certificates of which a few are, Events Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and the Consumer Protection Act.

Ovelia looks after the APPETD events and projects portfolio and you can contact her on:

Ms Claire Bester
Ms Claire Bester
Helpdesk Administrator

Email: helpdesk@appetd.org.za

Mobile: 073 030 1208

I am pleased to introduce the newly appointed APPETD Helpdesk Administrator, Ms Claire Bester to you.

Claire brings to APPETD her vast knowledge and practical skills obtained during her work experience as inter alia,

  • Learning & Development Consultant at Alexander Forbes
  • Leadership Learning & Talent coordinator at ABSA Bank
  • Private School Principal at Royal Kings School
  • Financial Advisor at Liberty Life

Claire has extensive project management experience and completed the Assessor, Skills Development Facilitator and Business Administration programmes. She is currently completing her studies in B.Com Industrial Psychology part time via UNISA. She has worked with the BANKSETA, INSETA and ETDP SETA  and has a good understanding of the accreditation processes.

Helpdesk:  helpdesk@appetd.org.za / Tel: 060 537 0754

The APPETD Board

EXCO

Ms Linda Ingram
Ms Linda Ingram
Chairperson

Linda Ingram was invited to join the ETDP SETA Board in April 2020. In October 2018 she was voted onto the APPETD Board as Chairperson. …

Ms Cynthia Reynders
Ms Cynthia Reynders
Chief Executive Officer

As a young girl Cynthia was fascinated with the human mind in all its aspects and what Homo Sapiens can accomplish when the human mind works holistically and in harmony with consciousness.

Dr Shirley Lloyd
Dr Shirley Lloyd
Deputy Chairperson / Chair - Higher Education Chamber

Shirley Lloyd describes herself as an educator, a public servant, an activist and a social entrepreneur. She believes in social justice and views her work in education and training, and particularly related to the NQF and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of fulfilling her life’s work.

Ms Ria Walshe
Ms Ria Walshe
Ms Kim Dry-Courtois
Ms Kim Dry-Courtois

Founder of VeryCoolIdeas, a leading training provider since 2000, delivering professional education and skills development programmes across various industries.

Dr Jody Cedras
Dr Jody Cedras

BSocSci (University of Cape Town), PGDipLaw (University of Cape Town), MPhil (Stellenbosch University), DAdmin (University of Pretoria)

Dr Cedras is an experienced scholar and practitioner in academic and institutional planning; governance; quality assurance; professional bodies, higher education administration; institution-building, public management; institutional and strategic research; policy formulation, development and implementation and; advocacy and stakeholder relations.

He completed his Bachelor of Social Science in Political Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Law specialising in Employment Law and Social Security at the University of Cape Town, Master of Philosophy in Applied Ethics at Stellenbosch University and Doctor of Administration in Public Management at the University of Pretoria. Dr Cedras is an active researcher with interests in higher education administration and management; governance; institutional effectiveness; public management theory; ethics and accountability in government; the political-administrative interface, professional bodies and professionalisation and; public policy. He continues to publish peer-reviewed articles in these areas with a strong philosophical, diagnostic and strategic preference.

Dr Cedras has worked in senior management positions at Higher Education South Africa (HESA), now Universities South Africa (USAf), the Department of Higher Education and Training (University Branch) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). He held senior positions in institutional planning and regulatory affairs in both public universities (the University of Cape Town and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University) and private higher education (Pearson Institute of Higher Education).

Professionally, Dr Cedras is a member of the Southern African Association for Institutional Research, the South African Association for Public Administration and Management, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa. He serves on the International Advisory Panel of the African Journal of Public Affairs (IBSS-accredited Public Administration Journal), the Chartered Chief Information Officers’ Council (an advisory structure to the Institute for Chartered Information Technology Professionals) and the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board. He is the founding director of PolicySA, a policy research think-tank in public affairs.

Ms Mashadi Monaledi
Ms Mashadi Monaledi

Mashadi is a social sustainability practitioner and qualified skills development facilitator. She holds a Masters Degree in Development and Management. She has 12 years’ experience in running and managing Corporate Social Investment and skills development programs as well as B-BBEE function management.

Mashadi established ASI after spending ten years in the corporate environment. In her time in corporate she held B-BBEE, Skills Development and CSR related roles. She’s passionate about enabling businesses to get the best out of their people, helping people reach their full potential and being an agent for positive transformation. She is an advocate for holistic approaches.

Mr Keith Maseko
Mr Keith Maseko

Keith is currently the joint Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Assessment Agency (Assessment Body for the ABET qualification) and the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (Assessment Body for the National Senior Certificate) – both assessment bodies are provisionally accredited by Umalusi.

Keith has substantial experience in the training and development industry, having managed Adult Education and Training (AET), and Foundational Learning Competence (FLC) projects in the government, mining, industrial and corporate sectors.

Good governance, ethics and effective leadership skills are the pinnacles of his success in driving the organisation forward as a business leader. He is a strategic and forward thinker with years of experience in finding opportunities for growth, mentorship and business development. He has keen understanding of client needs and how to effectively respond to changing dynamics in industry.

He understands the need for continuous stakeholder engagements with various role players from government, industry and corporate; and this has been the foundation for growing the business. He is also one of the drivers of how to align internal policies with good governance practices and pursuing compliance with an ethical code of conduct.

Keith has worked as a lecturer specializing in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Additionally, he has project, event and key account management experience in the marketing and advertising arena, after having worked on notable regional and international brands.

He has been educated in Business Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Development Studies.

Mr Liyanda Handula
Mr Liyanda Handula

Liyanda Handula is more than just a leader with philanthropical leanings, he is a man with eagle-eyed vision, who has demonstrated the ability to lead with integrity, openness and drive.

From humble beginnings in Gugulethu Township in the Western Cape, to boardrooms in major corporations as CEO, Liyanda is all too familiar with walking the path of greatness.

And, he recognises lost destinies, which are taken captive by living in an environment that is not conducive to study. Liyanda has never forgotten his one true calling: to go back into the townships and help as many deserving ambitious individuals out from abject poverty as possible. Coming from a home where his grandmother couldn’t read nor write, he realised early on that his only escape from a lost destiny was through education. He excelled in school, graduated from the Ca pe Peninsula University of Technology, adva nced his career th rough an MBA and is now reading towards his doctorate, focusing on Lean Manufacturing Processes.

Through his tireless work with the Gugulethu Development Forum, and the MEC of Education in the Western Cape, Liyanda has, through Masithuthuke Holdings, provided bursaries to deserving high school students who have excelled in their studies — empowering them to carve out a SUCCESSFUL future for themselves through education.

He has held various senior positions for organisations such, UK Trade and Investment and various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s). He was previously a board member for the Employment Skills Development Agency (ESDA).

Mr Shaun Smith
Mr Shaun Smith
Chair - Hospitality and Tourism

Shaun Smith is co-Principal of The Fusion Cooking School, and prior to covid was Chef Patron of Fusion World Food Café and Fusion French Café and Bakery in Durban. Shaun co-founded the South African Culinary and Hospitality Educators Forum (SACHEF). Shaun also co-founded the Africa Chefs Alliance/Alliance des Chefs Africains (ACA) as a multinational alliance of Chef Associations throughout Africa. Shaun is currently the Skill Competition Manager (SCM) for the WorldSkills Shanghai (2022) competition, and was previously the WorldSkills Chief Expert, and the Deputy-Chief Expert prior to that. Shaun sits on the National Board of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as the South African Conseiller Culinaire and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeune Chefs Rôtisseurs (JCR) competition. Shaun is the author of the culinary textbook The South African Professional Chef used by over 30 schools throughout South Africa for the QCTO Chef qualification.

Dr Wilma Guest-Mouton
Dr Wilma Guest-Mouton
Chair - SMME Chamber

Focus areas for the SMME chamber 2021:

1. Identify and communicate with Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMMEs)
2. Build capacity between workplaces, training providers and learners, plan one Coffee Connect capacity building session per month
3. Assist to find workplaces for sponsored learners and build capacity within SMMEs through learner placement
4. Assisting SMMEs with support functions (advise on support in network for example other services like legal or financial

APPETD Chambers

Dr Shirley Lloyd
Dr Shirley Lloyd
Deputy Chairperson / Chair - Higher Education Chamber

Shirley Lloyd describes herself as an educator, a public servant, an activist and a social entrepreneur. She believes in social justice and views her work in education and training, and particularly related to the NQF and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of fulfilling her life’s work.

Mr Shaun Smith
Mr Shaun Smith
Chair - Hospitality and Tourism

Shaun Smith is co-Principal of The Fusion Cooking School, and prior to covid was Chef Patron of Fusion World Food Café and Fusion French Café and Bakery in Durban. Shaun co-founded the South African Culinary and Hospitality Educators Forum (SACHEF). Shaun also co-founded the Africa Chefs Alliance/Alliance des Chefs Africains (ACA) as a multinational alliance of Chef Associations throughout Africa. Shaun is currently the Skill Competition Manager (SCM) for the WorldSkills Shanghai (2022) competition, and was previously the WorldSkills Chief Expert, and the Deputy-Chief Expert prior to that. Shaun sits on the National Board of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as the South African Conseiller Culinaire and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeune Chefs Rôtisseurs (JCR) competition. Shaun is the author of the culinary textbook The South African Professional Chef used by over 30 schools throughout South Africa for the QCTO Chef qualification.

Dr Wilma Guest-Mouton
Dr Wilma Guest-Mouton
Chair - SMME Chamber

Focus areas for the SMME chamber 2021:

1. Identify and communicate with Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMMEs)
2. Build capacity between workplaces, training providers and learners, plan one Coffee Connect capacity building session per month
3. Assist to find workplaces for sponsored learners and build capacity within SMMEs through learner placement
4. Assisting SMMEs with support functions (advise on support in network for example other services like legal or financial

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