DPW filled SACPCMP council with officials

The DPW filled the SA Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP council) with its own officials, consultants and contractors.

[UPDATE 2017: The nine SACPCMP council members were appointed by the minister of the Department of Public Works (DPW) from April 2014 to April 2018. The previous Call for Nomination for SACPCMP council members in the Government Gazette, cited a serving period of October 2013 to end September 2017. However the nomination period of 60 days had to be re-opened, and all nominations had to be re-submitted. The list of SACPCMP councilors notes that their term expires in April 2018. The current council’s period thus seems to have been extended by six months.

See also this 2017 report:

Competition Commission could stop construction safety registration

[Back to the 2014 report:]

Four of the nine have direct DPW procurement and public-private partnership links, and another four have state entities as clients. The nine members are;

Eric Manchididi
Eric Manchididi

Eric Manchidi (DPW director of Asset Procurement and Operating Partnership Systems (APOPS), a public private partnership programme. Procurement Dynamics /PD Consulting founder and CEO. Formerly Grinaker, Blue Circle Cement, McDonalds SA. BSc Building, MSc Building. SACPCMP president).

Isaac Nkosi
Isaac Nkosi

Isaac Nkosi (owner of I.N. and Associates Project Managers. Formerly SIP Project Managers; Diagonal Projects Africa; MIO-Liviero. Clients included IDT, Bohlabela Municipality, DOT, Tshwane. MSc Proj Man, BSc Constr Man, Dip Civ Eng (Malawi). Member of ACPM, CBE. SACPCMP assessor and vice-president).

Ithumeleng Molosi
Ithumeleng Molosi

Itumeleng Molosi (DPW director. Former LTA bursary, Nat Cert Eng Unisa, Nat Higher Dip Building Survey DIT; LTA, M&R for N3 Toll Concessionaires, Engen stations).

Makgati Phaladi (DPW Correctional Services construction manager; BTech Archit, MTech Constr Man).

Bonke Simelane
Bonke Simelane

Bonke Simelane (DPW expenditure manager, now consultant on the Programme for Accelerated Capital Expenditure, PACE. Former Treasury inter-government relations; school infrastructure; M&R bursary; Abcon; ACSA, DEC director, Johannesburg Development Agency, Passenger Rail Agency, 2010 FIFA World Cup stations; Focus Project Management director; Tshwane Neighbourhood Development Partnership grant manager; Liberty Properties; NMC Construction procurement; ACPM vice-president; Western Cape CIOB, SABTACO, SAIBPP; Life Choices education NGO board. Nat Dip Building, BTech Constr Man).

Rowan Crowie
Rowan Crowie

Rowan Crowie (Crowie Holdings chairman and CEO, formerly Reserve Bank, affirmative procurement, Murray & Roberts).

Doug Michell
Doug Michell

Doug Michell (Master Builders North OHS, and Saqa learnerships. Formerly DOL Advisory Council for OHS. Mossgas, Lethabo power station, MQA QCTO curriculum standard DQP). His SACPCMP portfolio is registration of construction OHS practitioners.

Claire Deacon
Claire Deacon

Claire Deacon (owner of OCCUMED /Claire Deacon Associates /CREATE, with Prof John Smallwood, clients include EC Roads and Public Works. Director of ACHASM, BEP councillor, IOSH UK, SAIOSH, CIOB, Ergon Soc, Nursing Council, SASOHN. Dip Nursing, BTech OH, BSc Med Hons Biomedical Eng, Masters Community Nursing MCur. SACPCMP examiner).

Tseliso Makhetha (quantity survey services to Limpopo Education, governance services to CIDB. Formerly Transnet Protekon, Essellen Park. Quantity Surveying via UK institutes, PG Cert Constr Adjudication, postgrad Constr Man Univ Bath. Business Administrator, Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, SA and UK. Mentor for dti’sKhulaThuso scheme for emerging contractors).

Department of Public Works investigated
SA president Jacob Zuma had promulgated a special investigation into the Department of Public Works (DPW) in late August last year. The scope includes rent scams involving a number of departments, and poor performance of the DPW and its entities.

The Government Gazette of August 2014 orders investigation, inter alia, of;
“(a) serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the Department [DPW];
(b) improper or unlawful conduct by employees of the Department [DPW];
(c) unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property;
(d) unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon state property;
(e) intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property;
(f) offence referred to in Part 1 to 4, or section 17, 20 or 21 (in so far as it relates to the aforementioned offences) of Chapter 2 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004), and which offences were committed in connection with the affairs of the Department; or
(g) unlawful or improper conduct by any person, which has caused or may cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof… including the recovery of any losses suffered by the Department…”

The investigation follows a series of DPW investigations into other departments, including;
“Report on an investigation into an allegation of maladministration by the Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport, in the awarding of tenders of shop leases in Pilgrims Rest 20 December 2013.

“Report on an investigation into alleged shortages and incorrect supply of school workbooks by the National Department of Basic Education to Eastern Cape Schools 05 December 2013.

“Report 8 of 2013/14 on an investigation into a complaint of prejudice suffered as a result of an internal communique issued by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration in response to a presentation made to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour 02 October 2013.

“Report 12 of 2013/2014 on an investigation into allegations of maladministration, abuse of power and irregular expenditure in the appointment of a Legal Firm as service provider for the Department of Finance in the North West Province 20 August 2013.

“Report 13 of 2013/2014 on the systemic investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption in the procurement of the Riverside office park to accommodate the head offices of the Electoral Commission 26 August 2013.

“Report 5 of 2013 -2014 on an investigation into a complaint of improper prejudice caused by the refusal of the Department of Correctional Services to apply to National Treasury for a Persal deduction code 24 April 2013.

“Report 4 of 2013/14 on an investigation into the alleged undue delay by the Ngwathe Local Municipality to pay a service provider 24 April 2013.”

Construction health and safety registration exams

SCPCMP Construction Health and Safety Exam Administrator is a three-year contract, including medical and provident fund benefits. “MAIN PURPOSE: To efficiently manage the examination process for the CHS Department. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Diploma in Management or Administration (or equivalent), with 2 years relevant administrative experience and /or Grade 12 with 5 years relevant administrative experience… Manage examination scripts and ensure repetition is minimized… Determine and manage the programme for examiners and ensure an even distribution if scripts for marking that ensure a quick turnaround time.”

Several construction health and safety examiners are appointed. The exam administrator does not determine the outcomes.

The SACPCMP office has a staff of about 21:

Kerry-Leigh Acutt: Construction Health and Safety

Lunghi Baloyi: Project & Construction Management

Daniel Dlamini: Finance

Vincent Harmse: Construction Health and Safety

Zinzile Khumalo: Registrar’s office

Nicholas Malebane: Registration

Tshepo Malinga: Construction Health and Safety Registration

Nkhangwe Malovhele: Finance

Agnes Matlwa: Registry

Jimmy Modise: Registration

Ikageng Moduka: Registrar’s office

Thembi Motsoaledi: Project & Construction Management

Nthabiseng Ndhela Registry

Leigh Nell: Registrar’s Office

Thabang Nkomokazi: Construction Health and Safety

Brenda Phake: CPD

Nomvula Rakolote: SACPCMP Leadership

Alida Reyneke: Project & Construction Management

Alwyn Schutte: IT Department

Masego Sehunelo: IT Department

Fortune Vukomba: Finance.

SACPCMP council members’ CVs

Eric Manchidi (President): Tjiamogale Eric Manchidi started his career with Grinaker Properties and Projects, in 1995 as a construction site engineer. He later joined Blue Circle Cement as a business development consultant, and McDonalds SA as a Construction Project Manager.

He joined the Department of Public Works as a Director of Asset Procurement and Operating Partnership Systems (APOPS), a public private partnership programme, in August 1998.

He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Procurement Dynamics, also known as PD Consulting, with a focus project and programme management, construction policy, planning and delivery management support; and economic development.

He obtained BSc (Building) and MSc (Building) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is registered as a Professional Construction Project Manager.

Isaac Nkosi (Vice-President): Isaac Mzumara Nkosi is a Professional Construction Project Manager and Practitioner in the Built Environment. He has an MSc in Project Management and BSc in Construction Management from the University of Pretoria, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Malawi.

Nkosi has attended courses in Economics, Financial and Strategic Management with the University of Pretoria. He is a member of the Association of Construction Project Managers. He has served as an SACPCMP assessor since 2009.

Nkosi currently owns I.N. and Associates Project Managers, which is based in Tshwane. Prior to establishing his own firm, Nkosi worked for SIP Project Managers and Diagonal Projects Africa where he gained extensive experience as a professional Construction Project Manager.

Nkosi has more than 20 years experience in the Built Environment, working in various capacities as a Construction and Project Manager on, among others, multi-billion rand projects including urban and rural infrastructure projects; office building projects; retail facilities projects; upmarket and affordable housing projects; and casino and resort developments.

These projects include the Vodacom Head Office Park, Midrand; Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town; Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Durban; OR Tambo Office Campus, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Tshwane; Silverstar Casino and Entertainment World, Mogale City; and MIO-Liviero Mixed-use (Residential, Commercial and Light Industrial) developments in Ga-Rankuwa and Centurion, Tshwane.

Nkosi has been involved in a number of initiatives aimed at building project and programme management institutional capacity for public sector clients at Provincial and Local Government levels. He has a very good understanding of government policy and the legislative framework at National, Provincial and Local government levels in so far as infrastructure development and

These initiatives include; Diagnostic Study of the Programme Management Capacity within the Independent Development Trust (IDT); Project Management Unit Support and Capacity Building for the Bohlabela District Municipality (currently Bushbuck Ridge and Maruleng Local Municipalities); and Project Management Support in the Roads and Stormwater Division, Department of Transport and Roads, City of Tshwane. He represents the SACPCMP on the Council for the Built Environment (CBE).

Claire Deacon: Managing Member of OCCUMED cc, established in 1994, and has practiced in Occupational Health since 1982, trading as Claire Deacon and associates [cd&a] since 2008.

OCCUMED cc is an associate of CREATE with Prof John Smallwood of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

Claire completed her General Nursing Diploma from Groote Schuur Hospital, followed by a B.Tech in Occupational Health at Peninsula Technikon. She then completed BSc Medicine, (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering at UCT, and finally a Masters in Community Nursing (MCur) (by research) at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE).

Claire was admitted to, and completed the prestigious Research Capacity Initiative (RCI) with the South African Netherlands Partnership for Alternative Development (SANPAD) in 2006 (cum laude). She is currently registered at NMMU for a PhD in Construction Management.

Claire practices as Construction H&S Agent, and obtained Professional status (Pr.CHSA) with the SACPCMP.

She has a number of areas supporting H&S with the SACPCMP, which include examiner for the CHS Manager and Officer categories applying for registration, and on the examination and CHS task teams.

Claire represents ACHASM on the Built Environment Professionals (BEP) Council, and on the SACPCMP CHSA task team.

Further registrations include: Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA); SA Nursing Council, (SANC), and the SA Society of Occupational Health Nurses (SASOHN). She is a Director of ACHASM, and IOSH UK, and SAIOSH.

Her work focuses on Construction H&S, particularly in the civil engineering field, on projects ranging in value from R500 thousand to R750 million. Claire and her team have been instrumental in supporting the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works (ECDRPW) over the past few years to raise the bar in CHS, supporting both regions and head Office (Bhisho).

She presents widely across a range of organizations and programmes. She is passionate about the H&S of the Construction Worker, and the consideration of H&S through the Construction life cycle.

Her present interests are research and development in Construction H&S and completing an elusive PhD. Many research papers have been presented and published nationally and Internationally. Balancing family and work are a priority.

Tseliso Makhetha: Professional Construction Project Manager and Professional Construction Mentor. He has 37 years professional experience in both the construction and private practice environments in quantity surveying, construction and project management.

He studied quantity surveying through UK based professional institutes, PG Cert in Cons Adjudication (UP) and post graduate studies in construction management at the University of Bath.

His practise provides Qauntity Surveying Support Service to the Limpopo Department on the Department of Education projects. The practice also offers governance services to the CIDB in terms of the CIDB Act 2000 and the CID Regulations 20104.

He is a registered Business Administrator, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor, with local and international professional institutions. He has worked for two of Transnet’s business units, Protekon and the Essellen Park Development, as Deputy Executive Manager and Project Manager: Construction and Technical, respectively.

He is registered as an accredited mentor for the dti’sKhulaThuso Mentorship Scheme, and provided skills transfer training to emerging contractors. Makhetha has also been registered as an accredited Construction Adjudicator by the CIDB.

Bonke Simelane: Matriculated in Davey High School in Benoni, then went to Cape Town to obtain a National Diploma in Building from the Cape University of Technology (CPUT).

At the University of Johannesburg he obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management.

Bonke started his career at Murray and Roberts as a bursary student where he stayed for 5 years and worked on projects such as the Gold Reef City Casino and Sheraton Hotel.

He then had a short stint at Abcon Construction as a Site Engineer and Site Agent.

In 2001 he joined Development & Engineering Consultants as a Project Manager working at the Johannesburg Regional Office of the National Department of Public Works on the Programme for Accelerated Capital Expenditure (PACE).

He also worked as Project Co-ordinator on the Domestic Terminal Expansion Project (DOMTEX) at OR Tambo International Airport for Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

In 2003 Bonke became a Director at DEC and the Programme Manager for PACE where he managed three regions, Johannesburg, Nelspruit and Mafikeng.

Bonke also worked as a Technical Assistant on the Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme (IDIP) where he was initially based at the Gauteng Department of Education where IDIP helped to initiate the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI).

He was later placed at the National Treasury within Inter-Governmental Relations (IGR) reporting to the Chief-Director and Deputy Director-General responsible for IDIP at the time.

While at DEC he also worked for the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on BRT and Station Upgrades for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In 2009 he joined Focus Project Management as a Director and worked on the City of Tshwane’s Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant (NDPG) as Programme Manager. He also worked as Project Director at Eastgate Shopping Centre for Liberty Properties.

In 2012 he relocated to Cape Town to join NMC Construction Group’s Procurement and Business Development Department.

Bonke also completed various Post-Graduate Courses at University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and GIBS.

Bonke was Vice-President of the ACPM (Association of Construction Project Managers) in 2011 -2012. He is a Member of the CIOB in the Western Cape, and member of SABTACO and SAIBPP in the Western Cape.

Bonke is also a Board Member of Life Choices, an NGO working in education with High School youths from disadvantaged townships in Cape Town.

Doug Michell: Working on OHS since 1983, including Mossgas project, Lethabo Power Station, and many refinery expansion projects. He is contracted to the Master Builders Association North on matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety law.

His special projects include establishing and facilitating a cadet programme for construction health and safety officers based on SAQA learnership principles. Doug is an active member of the Development Quality Partner for the Occupational Health and Safety curriculum.

His SACPCMP portfolio is registration for construction health and safety practitioners. He served on the Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety (ACOSH) reporting through the Chief Inspector, to the Minster of Labour.

Itumeleng Molosi: Matriculated at Orlando West High School in Soweto, Johannesburg in 1977. As a bursary holder of LTA Ltd he obtained a National Certificate in Engineering at Technikon SA (currently UNISA) in 1982 and in 1987 he obtained National Higher Diploma in Building Survey (QS) at Natal Technikon (currently Durban Institute of Technology).

He is registered as a Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr CPM). Since 1987 he has worked as a Site Contract Quantity Surveyor (QS) in major Construction companies namely LTA Ltd and Murray and Roberts Civil in large scale contracts – N3 Toll Concessionaires in Warden – Free State and Inanda Dam to Wiggins Viaduct and Tunnel in KZN.

His work as a Project Manager started at Engen Petroleum Ltd from 1994 where managed a construction of several greenfield and retrofit Service Stations in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

In 2004 he joined the Department of Public Works as a Senior Project Manager, and was promoted to Director of Projects in 2011. He manages a team of Project Managers as well as other professionals in various disciplines to deliver on Infrastructure Projects as well as the implementation of the Expanded Publics Works Programme (EPWP).

Rowan Crowie: Majority shareholder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crowie Holdings, a property and infrastructure group that comprises of subsidiaries operating in the property development, infrastructure development, construction, project management and property asset management space.

Rowan previously headed the Property Division of the South African Reserve Bank where he was responsible for the development management of major capital projects; the facilities management of the Bank’s capital assets; the property management of a property portfolio valued at R3.5b.

He worked for Murray and Roberts Construction, where he managed the construction of a number of prestigious projects including the five star Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.

Rowan’s key competencies include the Formulation and Development of Policy and Strategic Planning; the conversion of Strategic Initiatives into Broad policy Frameworks; the Implementation of Affirmative Procurement Initiatives; Property Development and Development Management; Stakeholder Identification and Liaison; Client Liaison.

The group employs 500 staff with a turnover of R1b. Rowan’s experience within in a corporate environment includes chairmanship and directorship in the group environment, as well as acting as a non-executive director of a JSE listed civil construction business.

Makgati Phaladi: Started his professional career in the built environment with the National Department of Public Works at its Head Quarters in Pretoria in 2000 as a Young Professional in Project Management, and after completed his programme he was appointed as a Project Manager in Pretoria Regional Office in 2001, since then he has served several Portfolios within the Department in its different Regional Offices.

He is Chief Construction Project Manager in Johannesburg Regional Office responsible for the Department of Correctional Services Portfolio.

Phaladi has been involved in a number of initiatives aimed at building project and programme management in the National Department of Public Works and one of his highlights in the Department is the management of the development of Skilpadhek Border Post in the North West Province.

He has obtained B-Tech in Architecture from Tshwane University of Technology and M-Tech in Construction Management from the University of the Johannesburg. He is a Professional Construction Project Manager registered with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.

Sources; SACPCMP. DPW. Government Gazette.

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One thought on “DPW filled SACPCMP council with officials

  1. Raaait!! And some of the people to tell me if my 2 degrees and 3 diplomas in H&S Management is good enough, and whether or not I can work in construction from August 2015, has a SAMTRAC? I do not see any notable qualifications listed in Doug Michell’s CV? Why is that? Was that also teething problems?
    The SACPCMP must openly publish the qualifications, names and experience of their assessors, including those who OWN Sheq consulting practices.

    [Editor notes; There is not enough money in Sheq consulting. Some of them are procurement, tender, contract, programme, project, development, and that kind of consultants. Their main body of clients are Project Managers, so there are only two OHS people, or rather one OH auntie and one OS uncle. The examiner is auntie Claire, who has more degrees and qualifications than you. Or than the prof. Since she also sits on every Hygiene, OH, and OHS body evern invented, she would have to contract some help. So be nice and perhaps you too could be struck an uncle].

    Danny van Zyl: But the assessors are kept a state secret even though the National Key Points are public knowledge? It is time to call upon the Public Protector!
    STYSTYF will soon be another fabric softener.
    I hereby call on all Sheq officers to engage in peaceful civil disobedience and NOT REGISTER. Stop the construction industry in its tracks; if employers cannot hire registered people, nobody gets construction permits. The registration process will have to be scrapped.

    [Editor notes; Or exempted, postponed, or ‘phased in’, which would entail blatant discrimination for years to come. Practitioners are not directly obliged to register. Your call should be directed at employers, who would be obliged to hire certain people. Some are already blue-eyed boys and are advertising for lower registered people to do the legwork that they could sign off on].

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