Entrepreneurship / ECDi Committees of Action

ECDi COMMITTEES OF ACTION

ECDC (Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development Committee)

The Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development Committee (ECDC) was first established in August 2017 as an advisory committee of the Services SETA Accounting Authority (Board) under the Chairpersonship of Ms Kate Moloto, a former Board member. The ECDCs initial purpose was to conceptualise an integrated Programme of Action (PoA) comprising of highly innovative, relevant and impactful skills development products to better support entrepreneurs and cooperatives. This Programme of Action was announced at the inaugural ECDi (Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development Institute) Conference held on 01 March 2018 representing the end of the conceptualisation phase and the beginning of the R&D and testing phase.

The ECDC was re-constituted from 01 April 2018 following the appointment of a new Services SETA Accounting Authority. The current ECDC Chairperson is Mr Vikesh Roopchand, a Board member of the Services SETA and consists of several other industry experts from the public and private sector. The ECDC meets quarterly to review progress and provide technical assistance. The Services SETA acknowledges and expresses sincere appreciation to past and present members for their insightful and expert contributions.

Current members:

Mr Vikesh Roopchand
Board Member and Chairperson
Services SETA

Mr Asif Jhatham
Board Member
Services SETA

Dr Taddy Blecher
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Maharishi Institute

Ms Christiana Nel
Deputy Principal: Innovation and Development
False Bay TVET College

Mr Lindokuhle Mkhumane
Deputy Director-General: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)

Mr Alroy Dirks
Head of Strategy
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

Mr Rest Kanju
South Africa Coordinator
SEED hosted by Adelphi Research

Ms Kgotoki Nhlapo
Executive Director
Pickup and Rise

Mr Joseph Tshiwilowilo
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Business Advisors SA

Ms Matsi Modise
Managing Director
SiMODiSA START-UP

Mr Septi Bukula
Chief Executive Officer
Osiba Management

Dr Edgar Nesamvuni
Executive Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences
Tshwane University of Technology

Mr Siyabonga Mbambo
Executive Director: Operations (Acting)
National Youth Development Agency(NYDA)

Ms Tepsy Ntseoane
Managing Director
SANACO

Ms Yolisa Mkhize
Senior Manager: Stakeholder Management & PR
Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Former members:

Ms Kate Moloto, Dr Marius Venter, Dr Khotso de Wee, Mr Khutso Ramontja, Mr Sindiso Malaku, Mr Mojalefa Mohoto, Mr Lusapho Njenge, Mr Tsietsi Maleho, Dr Sizeka Magwentshu-Rensburg, Ms Darlene Menzies, Mr Jonathan Goldberg.

The ECDi InterSETA Committee (EIC) is a joint collaborative partnership between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Services SETA and seven other SETAs including AgriSETA, CathsSETA, EWSETA, FP&M, LGSETA, MerSETA and W&RSETA.

The Parties resolved in 2018 to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate continuity of the partnership. The main objective is to collaborate in the development of skills development products that support entrepreneurs and cooperatives, as conceptualised through the ECDi. This collaborative partnership will enable input into the R&D phase, piloting of new products and services and early adoption for scaling up implementation across all economic sectors.

Current members and alternates:

Mr Maliviwe Lumka
Principal
DHET
Chief Director: SETA Coordination

Ms Serurubele Mutinhima
Alternate
DHET
Deputy Director: SETA Performance Management

Ms Liesel Köstlich
Principal
Services SETA
Executive Manager: ECDi

Mr Mabhoko Mahlangu
Alternate
Services SETA
Manager: Startup Enterprise Support ECDi

Mr Fanny Phetla
Principal
AgriSETA
Senior Manager: ETQA

Mr Koos Sihlangu
Alternate
AgriSETA
Quality Control Coordinator Assistant: Monitoring

Mr Sinaye Mgidi
Principal
Cathsseta
Chief Operations Officer

Ms Maureen Mashabane
Alternate
Cathsseta
Special Projects Manager

Ms Tsholofelo Mokotedi
Principal
EWSETA
Acting Executive: Sectorial Collaboration and Stakeholders Engagement

Ms Nora Hanke-Louw
Alternate
EWSETA
Acting Water Sector* Manager

Ms Sylvia Tsunke
Principal
fp&mseta
Skills Planning and Reporting Manager

Ms Linda Budaza
Principal
LGSETA
Learning Programme Manager

Dr Joseph Mhlaba
Principal
MERSETA
Senior Manager: Programme Implementation

Ms Ansa Liebenberg
Alternate
MERSETA
Manager: Programme Implementation

Mr Tom Mkhwanazi
Principal
W&RSETA
Chief Executive Officer

Ms Ntombi Dludla
Alternate
W&RSETA
Acting Chief Operations Officer

DSBD-SEDA-sefa-Services SETA Partnership Joint Steering Committee (JSC)

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Small Enterprise Financial Agency (sefa) and Services SETA concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 05 December 2017. The MOU provides for the establishment of a Joint Steering Committee (JSC) to consider and recommend joint projects and programmes, and to support the development of the ECDi Programme of Action. The Parties recognise their convergence of mandate, similarities in their target market and value chain linkages in business development services.

The Committee comprises of up to three Executive Managers per partner and meets quarterly. A number of joint projects have commenced for which joint project teams are established.

Current members:

Mr Lindokuhle Mkhumane
DSBD
Acting Director-General

Mr Mojalefa Mohoto
DSBD
Deputy Director-General: Sector Policy and Research

Mr Mzoxolo Maki
DSBD
Chief Director: Enterprise and Supplier Development

Ms Ntokozo Majola
SEDA
Executive Manager: EDD

Ms Nosipho Khonkwane
SEDA
Executive Manager: STP

Ms Yolisa Mkhize
SEDA
Senior Manager: Stakeholder Management and PR

Mr Alroy Dirks
sefa
Head of Strategy

Mr Don Mashele
sefa
Head: Business Development Impact Support

Ms Liesel Köstlich
Services SETA
Executive Manager: ECD

Ms Mamabele Motla
Services SETA
Executive Manager: OCEO

Mr Sibusiso Dhladhla
Services SETA
Executive Manager: Planning

Technical task teams are established under the auspices of the ECDC to support the development of individual programmes upon commencement of the R&D phase. Active technical task teams and their members are provided below.

Research and Dialogue Technical Task Team (RDTTT) members:

Mr Septi Bukula 
Osiba Management
Chairperson

Dr Edgar Nesamvuni 
Tshwane University of Technology
Excecutive Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences

Mr Mojalefa Mohoto 
Department of Small Business Development
Deputy Director-General (Acting): Sector Policy and Research

Mr Sifiso Ndwandwe
Catalyst for Growth
Executive Director 

Mr Christoff Oosthuysen
Entrepreneurial Planning Institute
Founding CEO 

Business Incubation Technical Task Team(BITTT) Members:

Ms Matsi Modise 
SiMODiSA START-UP
Managing Director

Mr Rest Kanju
SEED hosted by Indalo Inclusive in South Africa
South Africa Coordinator 

Mr Tervern Jaftha
Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
Senior Manager: STP (SEDA Technology Programme)

Mr Zaid Mohidin 
Southern African Business and Technology Incubation Association (SABTIA)
Chairperson

Ms Gamuchirai Mutezo 
22 On Sloane
Chief Operations Officer

Mr Sibusiso Khoza 

Riversands Incubation Hub
Programme Manager

Mr Nico Botha 
INANI Incubator Accelerator
Director

Business Incubation Partner representatives:

Mr Abraham Oliver 
False Bay TVET College
Programme Manager: CfE

Mr Xolelwa Majiza
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality 
Acting General Manager: Economic Development

Mr Monyobe Tsomo
Maluti TVET College
Project Manager