ABOUT / WHO WE ARE

SAIMI Team

Prof Malek Pourzanjani
CEO
ceo@saimi.co.za

Vanessa Davidson
Deputy CEO: Strategic Projects
vanessa@saimi.co.za

Odwa Mtati
Project Manager
project.manager@saimi.co.za

Sam Venter
Project Coordinator
project.office@saimi.co.za

Nwabisa Matoti
Secretariat: Operation Phakisa Skills Initiative Working Groups
secretariat@saimi.co.za

Yvette de Klerk
National Cadet Programme Manager
cadets@saimi.co.za


Tanaka Mugabe
SAMIC2017 Organiser
samic2017@saimi.co.za

Alison Ferguson
Financial Administrator
finance@saimi.co.za

Lulama Qwabe
Personal Assistant to the CEO
pa@saimi.co.za

Adv. Akhona Baninzi
Research Associate
akhona@saimi.co.za


SAIMI Steering Committee

Prof Derrick Swartz
NMMU 


Prof Oswald Franks
NMMU 


Prof Patrick Vrancken
NMMU 


Prof Heather Nel
NMMU 


Prof Andrew Leitch
NMMU 


Maphefo Anno-Frempong
Transport Education & Training Authority  

Dr Yonah Seleti
Department of Science & Technology 

Meriam Malebo
National Skills Fund


Adrian Strydom
SA Oil & Gas Alliance

Jeremy Marillier
FishSA

Sam Zungu
uMfolozi TVET College

Lesego Mashishi
SA Maritime Safety Authority

Siphokazi Ndudane
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries



Nonkululeko Sishi

Transnet Group


Sobantu Tilayi
South African Maritime Safety Authority


Thami Ngqungwana
Department of Trade & Industry