Julia Duminy joined MOT SA in 2016 with a wealth of experience. She has consistently demonstrated great strength and commitment to the objectives and strategies of MOT. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media, Writing and Sociology and a Diploma in Writing for Online Marketing, from the University of Cape Town. Julia has more than five years of prior experience in the digital marketing industry, in the non-profit and retail sectors. In the course of a project located in the Pick n Pay head office, Julia worked closely with Susan Ackerman and was subsequently awarded the Pride in Performance Award by Mr Raymond Ackerman. Likewise, in her work with the WP Rugby Association and the SA Rugby Union, Julia gained extensive further experience in among other things, event management, fundraising, and social and youth development projects. For all her work, she has enjoyed wide acclamation and recognition. Julia is a youthful innovator with a sincere passion for people, community upliftment and youth development. We wish her well in taking on the responsibilities of Director.
Blum Khan joined the MOT SA board in June 2018 and is a successful executive in the financial services sector.
He started from humble beginnings in a working class family on the Cape flats. His father was a boilermaker and mother stayed home to care for the needs of the family. The family was involved in the community and extended their support to those around them. Blum attended the local Athlone pre-school, attended Thornton Road Primary School on the Cape Flats and continued his secondary education at Belgravia High School where he matriculated in 1976.
During his childhood years Blum was involved in a number of activities which contributed to shaping him. He was a keen swimmer, active member of the 1st Athlone and 4th Athlone Boy Scouts and became involved in motorcycling. Blum was also keen to develop and achieve financial independence at early stage. During his school vacations he worked for Kingsway Engineering in Salt River, the Reeds Motor Group in Salt River, Irvin and Johnson in Table Bay Harbour. Over weekends he worked at the local supermarket. The money earned from this was used to fund his education, travel and subsistence needs. After matriculating, Blum went on to join a small chartered accounting firm H Tarley and Company in Cape Town.
Blum also enrolled at the University of Cape Town for the Chartered Accountants qualifying course and subsequently qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant in 1980, a year earlier than the prescribed time. After completing his articles he resigned from H Tarley and Co.
His career into the wider world commenced from this point and started with a stint in Namibia with Shell Oil, thereafter relocating to Australia where he worked in the Oil and Gas industry, then large scale property development and the financial services sector before returning to South Africa after 12 years. Back in SA, he lead MHG – a large health administration and managed care company as the CEO. MHG looks after the health insurance needs of some 3.1 million South Africans.
In the recent years he spent many years as an executive looking after business interests for a large SA financial services company in several African countries.
Jannie Isaacs was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Teacher’s Diploma (Technical) and a National Higher Certificate for Technicians from Peninsula Technikon, a BA degree (Industrial Psychology & Private Law) and a BEd degree from the University of the Western Cape, an Honours and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business. On 28 March 2013, after nine years, he retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer for the College of Cape Town. Mr Isaacs continues to serve on the boards of a number of community and welfare organisations.
Chief Director: FET Colleges, Western Cape Education Department
Zozo Siyengo was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 9 November 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Cape Town, a Post Graduate Diploma from Peninsula Technikon as well as a Teachers’ Certificate from Lovedale Training College in Alice. Mr Siyengo started his career as a teacher at Walter Teka Primary School in 1976. He is currently the FET (Further Education and Training) Chief Director of the Western Cape Education Department. Among others, Mr Siyengo previously held the positions of Acting Rector of the Western Cape College of Education, Vice Rector and Senior Lecturer of Good Hope College and Principal of Luhlaza High School. Mr Siyengo currently serves on the boards of various institutions.
CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone Leadership Centre
Brian Eagar, was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 16 July 2009. He is the CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone, an organisational and leadership development consulting company. Previously he was the Senior Vice President – Global Portfolio and Sales Strategy of Siemens Business Services at their Head Office in Munich. Brian is the former Group Coastal MD of Siemens Business Services South Africa, part of the Siemens group of companies.
Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance – Western Cape Education Department
Kubeshini Govender was appointed to the MOT South Africa Board on 26 May 2011. She holds a Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Education, a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership, and is currently completing a Masters degree in Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. She started her professional career as an Educator at various secondary schools in Durban, before moving to the Western Cape. She served as Principal at Immaculata Secondary School in Wynberg for several years. In January 2008, Ms Govender was appointed in her current position as Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance at the Western Cape Education Department. She shares a special interest in youth development and empowerment.
Trish van der Merwe
Trish van der Merwe
Deputy CEO: Innovation and Development, Northlink College
Trish van der Merwe, who has been involved with MOT SA since its inception in 2008, is a seasoned Educationist and Strategist with 34 years of experience in Youth Development in the TVET sector where she steered the diverse portfolio of Innovation and Development.
She holds a Master of Education degree in Education Policy Studies (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town, a National Higher Diploma in post-school Education and a National Diploma in Home Economics from the Cape Technikon.
She held various positions at Northlink College before she started as Deputy CEO: portfolio Innovation & Development in 2007. She also held the position of Vice Rector: Academic, Administration & Student Affairs and Senior Deputy Principal Vice Rector for Cape College (Currently known as College of Cape Town). She currently serves on various committees and is actively involved in community forums. She is volunteering for Halftime Institute SA as a life coach.
Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
Keith Loynes was appointed to the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Higher Teacher’s Diploma in Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a National Higher Diploma in Management Practice from Cape Technikon. He started his career as a teacher in the Eastern Cape. He returned to the Western Cape where he held various educational positions under the Administration House of Representatives and the Cape Education Department. He has published numerous papers concerning technical college education and further education and training, and is the founder editor for the official quarterly FET College publication. He has reviewed text books and acted as subject specialist consultant on publications. He was a member of the National Landscape and the Merger Operational Task Teams that lead to the formation of the fifty FET Colleges in South Africa. He has served in various capacities on the Western Cape Education Labour Relations Council. Mr Loynes was appointed as Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) from 1 January 2013. He serves on various boards, committees and sub-committees related to the advancement of vocational education in South Africa.
Managing Member of First Consulting
Brian Dalton was appointed as convenor of the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. While working at the General Mining Corporation, he obtained a Diploma in Personnel Management. He spent most of his career in the field of Human Resources. Among others, he was the HR General Manager, firstly at a large open cast mine servicing coal to the Duvha Power Station near Witbank and then at a Pharmaceutical company. Later he joined a Retail company as HR Director before he started his own consultancy company. First Consulting specialises in organisation effectiveness and maximising the productivity of staff through a system of profiling of jobs and people. Mr Dalton also serves on a committee which manages the funds raised from donors in Norway to channel into improving the facilities at four schools in Cape Town and is a Board member of the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mike Schreiber was appointed to the MOT South Africa board on 18 June 2018. Mike is a Chartered Accountant with experience in numerous business sectors. Having spent several years in a large audit practice, he currently runs his own accounting, tax and audit practice in Rondebosch. The practice caters mainly for smaller business entities, NPO’s and individuals. Mike has an interest in the non-profit sector and particularly assisting these organisations with administration, sustainable growth and related compliance. He is actively involved in serving the community through his longstanding association with Wynberg Rotary, where he has served on the Board for ten years. He enjoys working with youth of all ages, who he sees as the future of our country.