Led by a Project Steering Committee of Senior Industry Representatives

A project steering committee comprising senior component manufacturing industry representatives has been constituted to oversee the initiative’s development and implementation. It will meet bi-monthly to give strategic input and provide oversight to the project delivery.

Dave Coffey
NAACAM President
Managing Director, Shatterprufe


Renai Moothilal
Executive Director

Andrew Velleman
DAC Chairperson & KZN representative
Divisional GM, Global Trade & Logistics, Toyota Tsusho Africa


Michael Kloss
Gauteng representative
Managing Director, Bosch South Africa


Christoph Ewers
Western Cape representative
Manager: Legal & Compliance, Atlantis Foundries


Wolfgang Ropertz
Eastern Cape representative
Managing Director, Lumotech


John White
DAC facilitator representative
Executive, B&M Analysts

Renai Moothilal explains “Direct supplier oversight of the initiative is key to ensure we deliver a programme of action that addresses the sector’s most pressing concerns and issues. We are incredibly grateful to the executives who have given their time to assist us in our mission”

Furthermore a stakeholder reference group has been constituted to ensure that the initiative is best aligned with key stakeholder’s expectations.

Mkhululi Mlota
DTI representative
Automotive Chief Director

Alex Mashilo
Youth employment representative
merSETA Board Member, SACP Spokesperson

Irvin Jim
Labour Representative
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)

Alec Erwin
African Partnerships Specialist
Ubu Investment Holdings

Charles Mahinda: Ministry of Industrialisation Kenya

Jelani Aliyu: National Automotive Design and Development Council Nigeria.

Michael Waldburger: OEM Representative Toyota South Africa Motors

Ravesha Govender: Host City Representative eThekweni Municipality

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