EXECUTIVE OFFICE

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Steven Kaplan

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Steven Kaplan, started on 2 April 2013 as SAICE’s first COO. Steven, who is an exceptional communicator and leader, brought with him many years of project management and consulting experience within the civil engineering industry. SAICE has benefitted from his skills regarding internal organisation processes, and his unwavering commitment to our goals and objectives.

Steven Kaplan has been Corporate Member of SAICE since 1984, a registered professional civil engineer with ECSA since 1984, a Member of ICE in the UK and a Chartered Engineer since 1989 and a registered professional construction project manager with SACPCMP since 2011. Steven took over the reigns as Acting Chief Executive Officer from 10 October 2018.

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Sharon Mugeri

Executive Assistant to Acting CEO

Sharon Mugeri joined SAICE in January 2006 as an Education and Training Officer where she was involved in organising and coordinating SAICE’s training courses and administering the Continuous Professional Development programme.

Following the appointement of the CEO, Sharon was promoted to the Role of Executive Assistant to the CEO In November 2010 where she has effectively served since. Here she manages the CEO’s and COO’s Diary and is also the Secretary for SAICE Executive Board, the F&A Committee and the International Panel.

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Sarlette Vermaak

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sarlette joined SAICE in July 2016 as its Financial Manager. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, and will be supporting SAICE by providing real-time financial management information in order to support and enhance senior-level decision-making for a strong, dynamic and stable Institution.

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Paula van Niekerk

PA to CFO & Travel Coordinator

Paula joined SAICE in February 2012 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.

Added to her duties as PA, Paula also assist the Finance department in a procurement capacity and raises al purchase orders for SAICE NPO and SAICE (Pty) Ltd.

She also acts as travel coordinator for all domestic travel arrangements required by SAICE and its Branches and Divisions.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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Helen Johnstone

Senior Debtors Controller – General & Courses

Helen joined SAICE in March 2007 as a debtors clerk and later took on the responsibility of handling the financial side of the Education & Training Department. On a day-to-day basis, Helen is responsible for the invoicing and reconciliation of all courses presented by SAICE.

She also assists by handling escalated queries from members and other customers, reviewing accounts receivable batches for posting and coordinating distribution of bulk invoice and statement batches.

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Erika Maraj

Debtors Controller – Membership A to M

Erika joined SAICE in February 2012 as an intern and was promoted to her current position in 2014.

She handles membership accounts of members with surnames starting with A to M and is responsible for invoicing of membership fees, implementing approved monthly schedules, updating of member details and dealing with member queries. 

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Rose Magagula

Debtors Controller – Membership N to Z and Branches & Divisions

Rose joined SAICE in January 2009 as an intern and was promoted to her current position in 2012.

She handles membership accounts of members with surnames starting with N to Z and is responsible for invoicing of membership fees, implementing approved monthly schedules, updating of member details and dealing with member queries. 

Rose is also responsible for raising revenue invoices for SAICE’s Branches & Divisions

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Magda Bruyns

Bookkeeper – Branches & Divisions

Magda joined SAICE in 1998 as Bookkeeper: Creditors and was re-assigned to her current position in April 2018.

She is responsible for all financial transactions in SAICE’s Branches and Divisions, including Cashbooks, Accounts payable, Payments, Cashbook Reconciliations and ensuring that good governance and internal control procedures are adhered to at all times.

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Magda Smith

Cashbook Controller – Receipts

Magda joined SAICE in 2013 as a Bookkeeper for debtors and cashbook receipts. Her focus was concentrated on Cashbooks receipts from January 2018.

She is responsible for the correct processing and allocation of all cashbook receipts in SAICE NPO and SAICE (Pty) Ltd, including payments received for membership fees and all other non-member invoices. 

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Hermien Toerien

Debtors Controller – General

Hermien joined SAICE in October 2013 as Credit Control Officer and was re-assigned to her current position in January 2018.

She handles all non-membership debtors invoicing in SAICE NPO and SAICE (Pty) Ltd, and controls the debtor’s book for Bookshop, Magazine, Website, Events and Inter-entity transactions to SAICE’s Branches & Divisions. 

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Khanyisile Nkuna

Junior Accountant

Khanyisile joined SAICE on 11 April 2018 as Junior Accountant. She was awarded a B Com degree in 2013 and is studying towards an Advance Diploma in Accounting Science at Unisa.

She is responsible for the following duties in SAICE NPO and SAICE (Pty) Ltd: Accounts Payable, Cashbook Payments, Cashbook Reconciliations, various month-end Journals, Balance Sheet Recons and maintaining the Asset Register.

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

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Nadeena le’ Tang

Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager

Nadeena joined SAICE in 2013 and is responsible for the overall management of the Communications department which comprises of Marketing, PR, Multimedia, Graphics, Advertising and Events.

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Lorraine Mpofana

Communications and Events Specialist

Lorraine joined SAICE in January 2014 after graduating with an Honours Degree in Communications, Media and Cultural studies at the Centre of Communication Media and Society(CCMS) at UKZN.

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Tebogo Mapine

Multimedia

Tebogo, who has a BA in Graphic Design majoring in Multimedia and Motion Graphics, joined SAICE in August 2014. As SAICE’s graphic designer, he is responsible for the Institution’s print-related graphics, videography and photography.

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Simone Rambarun

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Simone joined SAICE in January 2014 after returning to South Africa from the Middle East. A recent graduate, she holds an Honours Degree in Communication Science and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree.

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Mishka Khan

Communications and international relations consultant

Mishka joined SAICE after graduating with a BA HONS in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She assists with Public Relations development, coordination and the implementation of internal and external Communications, Marketing, Events and International related projects.

EDITORIAL

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Verelene de Koker

Editor

Verelene joined SAICE in 1998 at the reception desk. Her dedication to SAICE was soon rewarded by a promotion to the Communications Department and the rest was history. She’s now the Editor of Civil Engineering (SAICE’s monthly magazine) and the Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (ISI-accredited quarterly technical journal).

CAREER GUIDANCE

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Memory Scheepers

Special Project & Career Guidance

Before joining SAICE in 1997, Memory worked as a teacher and then a credit officer in the retail environment. At SAICE she started as the membership officer and has worked in Human Resources, building operations and general SAICE administration. She now heads up the Special Projects Department in the Institution.

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Fridah Mahlangu

Career Guidance Officer

Fridah started working for SAICE in 1999 as a cleaner. After showing potential, she was promoted to switchboard operator and receptionist in 2003. She is now involved in office administration, career exhibiting and events. Fridah also runs SAICE’s career guidance projects aimed at aspiring civil engineering practitioners in high schools.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

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Dawn Hermanus

Education and Training co-ordinator

Dawn started at SAICE as receptionist for the seven staff members in 1990. She was later promoted to secretary to the Executive Director and then to the Education and Training Department of SAICE. She’s heavily involved with the administration and facilitation of the various informative courses.

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Cheryl-Lee Williams

Education and Training co-ordinator

Cheryl-lee joined SAICE in February 2011 as an education and training officer. She decided to take on the new venture at SAICE where she is currently involved in organising and coordinating SAICE’s training courses and administering the Continuous Professional Development programme.

BOOK SHOP

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Angelene Aylward

Sales Administrator

Angelene joined SAICE in January 1999 as Sales Administrator for the bookshop. She has seen the bookshop transformed from small beginnings, with only a few titles, to the beautiful facility at SAICE House where she manages an annual turnover of about R2.6 million. Part of her daily duties include customer service, stock control and the website’s store.

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Jefry Gobe

Inventory Clerk

Jefry joined the SAICE team at the end of January 2012 as an Inventory Clerk. His responsibilities range from customer service, sales and inventory dispatch at the SAICE bookshop. His daily responsibilities include administration, stocktaking and customer queries.

MEMBERSHIP

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Merriam Molefe

Membership Officer

Merriam started working for SAICE in 2004 and worked herself up to her current position as Membership Officer. She handles membership applications, fee suspensions, senior status admission, retired members, resignations and members’ queries.

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Vicky Johnstone

Membership Officer

Vicky started working for SAICE on a temporary basis in August 2013, she joined the permanent staff in December 2013 as a Membership Officer. Her duties include, management of the membership department statistics and reporting, membership applications, fee suspensions, senior status admission, retired members, resignations and members’ queries.

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Merriam Sethole

Membership Officer

Merriam joined SAICE in 2009 and was promoted from Receptionist to Membership Officer in July 2016. Her duties include updating and maintaining the membership database, magazines and certificates requests and returns, processing of student membership applications and assisting with ad hoc membership enquiries.

BUILDING OPERATIONS

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Daniel Motsiri

General Assistant

Daniel Motsiri joined SAICE in 2005 as a part-time worker who assisted in renovating SAICE House. He was promoted to driver responsibile for SAICE deliveries and collections, posting, banking and maintenance work. Currently he is involved in the dispatch department assisting the Inventory Clerk.

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Mary Molefe

Receptionist

She joined SAICE in February 2012 as a janitor and is currently being groomed to assist with the SAICE switchboard. Prior to joining SAICE she worked in a publishing company focusing on customer assistance.

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Shakina Mukandawire

Cleaning Lady

Born and bred in Zimbabwe, Shakina moved to Johannesburg to start working at SAICE to improve herself and the life of her 4 kids. Currently employed as a cleaning lady she aims to further herself through courses which will enable her to one day be the receptionist at SAICE.

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Pearl Moanakwenu

Cleaning Lady

A mother of 1 and a keen athlete from Rustenburg – Pearl works along-side Shakina to maintain cleanliness around SAICE. She is an extremely motivated individual who is currently working on building herself a career at SAICE.

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