22 November 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release
715 words

21 November  2017

CILTSA Launches Fully-funded Professional Training Programme for Women in Transport and Logistics

The historic, first-ever Candidacy Programme was launched recently, when 30 women in the Transport and Logistics industries were officially enrolled and became student members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA). Through funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), CILTSA will train 30 employed women in the international Certificate in Logistics and Transport CILT qualification, which will also lead to a professional, internationally-recognised designation for the successful candidates.

Women in the Industry

“We know there is a huge skills gap in Transport and Logistics – it is still very much male-dominated,” said CILTSA President Elvin Harris. “We need more women professionals!! The CILTSA Candidacy programme is the start of something really good and long-term. The responsibility is on all of us to make it work”.

“The beauty of this CILT qualification is that it is international,” continued Harris. “The Institute has a presence in over 33 countries, which means that the candidates will have a qualification that is portable across the globe! The programme is both theoretical and practical – something essential in today’s world”.

Women on the Move

The successful candidates are:

  • Dikeledi Boikanyo – Operations: Biddulphs International
  • Upasna Bridglall – Customer Controller: Bidvest Panalpina Logistics
  • Muriel Bungane – Assistant Manager: Operations: DSV SA: Khalipha Buwa – Junior Food Technologist: QK Meats SA
  • Khalipha Buwa – Junior Food Technologist: QK Meats
  • Wisani Chauke – Inventory & Logistics Administrator: MTN shared Services Hub Supply Management
  • Verona Chetty – Shipping Co-ordinator: Biddulphs International
  • Nontokozo Khumalo – Customer Service Airflight: Expeditors International
  • Yayeri Kisaame: Chief Executive Officer: SASTALC
  • Dieketseng Maduna – Executive Agent: Vector Logistics
  • Nomalizo Majavu – Entry Clerk: Kuehne & Nagel South Africa
  • Tembekile Mapanga – LTG Airport Estimator: LTG logistic Transport Globally
  • Asanda Mapukata – Assistant Operations Manager: DSV
  • Vuyiswa Mgwevu – Regulatory Committee Officer: Cross Border Road Transport Agency
  • Nkaro Moema – Quality Assurance Assistant: DSV Health care
  • Morongwa Motlhabane – Packaging Engineer: Ford Motor Company
  • Cynthia Mpoelang – Logistics Officer: SANDF
  • Nobantu Mqulwana – Director Client Solutions: DSV Solutions
  • Elelwani Mudau – Senior Import Supply Analyst: Ford Motor Company
  • Nokuthula Ndlovu – Sea freight Controller: Bidvest Panalpina Logistics
  • Cynthia Ntozini – Logistics Operator: Samsung Electronics
  • Tanya Palm – Warehouse Manager: Lion Match
  • Roxanne Palmer – Junior Imports Controller: CFR Freight SA
  • Palesa Potelo – Team Leader: DSV Mounties
  • Babalwa Rateele – Assistant Manager: DSV South Africa
  • Lizette Sander – Shipping Coordinator: Biddulphs International
  • Jabulisile Skhosana – Warehouse Administration Assistant: Lion Match
  • Busisiwe Songo – Warehouse Administrator: Imperial Managed Logistics
  • Jean Trickett Swanepoel – Export Controller: CFR Freight SA
  • Zola Ximiya – Sales: Seascape Freight and Logistics
  • Nikiwe Yaka – Fleet Controller: Barloworld Transport

Talent Pool

“We were extremely impressed by the standard of the entrants! Their humour, their hunger for knowledge, their passion – we were totally amazed!” said Charles Dey FCILT, the Institute’s Professional Development Champion and one of the Candidacy Selection Panel members. “This is the beginning of an exciting initiative that CILTSA hopes to take a very long way”.

Industry Support

“This is the first project of its kind – and the only one within TETA,” explained Ingrid du Buisson, Executive Officer of the Freight Handling Chamber at the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA). The concept of a Candidacy Programme was presented by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) a year ago. “’Candidacy’ means the structured work experience component part of an occupational qualification as determined by the relevant professional body and may follow the completion of an academic qualification required for access to the assessment for the issuing of a professional designation”.

“TETA is excited to be a part of this ground-breaking initiative and is very much a part of this journey”, she continued.  “This flagship project is significant – it is the start of the much-needed recognition and professionalisation of the supply chain industry”.

THE CILT Programme

Training will be provided by CILTSA’s accredited partner, Commerce Edge, and the project will be managed by Alto Training.

Contact Details

For more information contact Catherine Larkin from CILTSA at cvlarkin@ciltsa.org.za or tel 011 023-4369 083 300 0331.


CILTSA President Elvin Harris CMILT

Charles Dey FCILT – CILTSA’s Professional Development Champion

Ingrid du Buisson, Executive Officer of the Forwarding & Clearing Chamber at TETA

CILTSA’s Candidacy Programme candidates



The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the pre-eminent, independent, international professional body for logistics, transport and supply chain management professionals.  With a network of National Councils and Sections in over 30 countries, CILT services the interests of over 30 000 members.  As your ‘lifelong career partner in Logistics and Transport’, the institute is committed to the advancement of logistics and transport.

CILT established a section in South Africa, known as CILTSA, in December 2002 which draws together stakeholders in logistics, transport and supply chain management in a common networking forum.  Here, the dynamic players of today’s industry mix with the leaders of tomorrow.  Not only are important decisions made at CILT but invaluable relationships are forged for years to come.

About TETA

The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is one of the 21 SETAs mandated to facilitate skills development and training in different economic sectors of South Africa. TETA’s areas of operation cut across rail, aerospace, maritime, road freight, road passenger, taxi, freight handling, and forwarding and clearing transport industry subsectors. The authority is committed to ensuring that through the implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) a pool of individuals highly skilled, competitive and competent to function effectively within the transport sector is built.

Issued by:                   CVLC

Date Issued:              21 November 2017

Contact Persons:     Catherine Larkin – CVLC

Telephone:                (011) 789-7327 / 083 300 0331

Fax:                             (011) 787-7865

E-mail:                        catherine@cvlc.co.za

Postal Address:         P O Box 44945, Linden, 2104, South Africa