DALI TAMBO – CEO
Dali grew up in the United Kingdom where his family spent 30 years in exile. He acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Political Science from the University of Paris. Dali worked in film and television in the United Kingdom, on productions such as Richard Attenborough’s Cry Freedom.
Upon his return to South Africa in 1990, Dali launched Southern Stream Productions, with his first talk show on M-Net, called Night Moves, revolutionizing the genre. He then moved to SABC2, with his highly successful People of the South, which aired for an uninterrupted 8,5 years and then returned to the screen in 2012 on SABC3 with new productions of the popular show featuring well-known Southern Africans from all walks of life.
Dali Tambo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Koketso Growth, a BEE Company with specific interests in the Heritage, Arts and Culture Industries. Koketso Growth is currently involved in several heritage tourism related projects.
Dali has directed and led the Koketso Growth Team in the conceptualization, research and production of the 9m Mandela Statue at the Union Buildings, which was undertaken for the Department of Arts &Culture and the Mandela Bust, which was recently installed in Parliament.
Dali is currently also the Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Project Company (PPC), implementers of the National Heritage Monument (NHM), a major South African cultural heritage destination.
Dali is the Chairman and Director of Glensol (Global Environment Solutions) and Executive Chairperson of The Heritage Production House, a television company.
Dali is the Founding Trustee of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation and Executive Chairperson of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation Trust. He chairs the Naledi Theatre Awards and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Drama for Life.
Dali is a committed family man, married, and a father of four, who believes in family values and that investing in our children is the greatest gift we can give.
JOHAN LIEBENBERG – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Johan is a professional and highly competent Quantity Surveyor (B.Sc.)(QS) with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, providing the full range of routine technical and administrative quantity surveying services, comprising, amongst others, cost planning and commercial management throughout the life cycle of projects, from inception to completion.
Johan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Absolute Infrastructure (Pty) Ltd, a successful construction company specializing in residential, commercial and industrial projects. Absolute Infrastructure (Pty) Ltd has proudly established itself as a company with a reputation of unashamedly ethical business principles. In its relatively short life, Absolute Infrastructure (Pty) Ltd has established itself as a specialist in tackling challenging projects specializing in off-shutter in-situ concrete slabs, beams, columns, walls and staircases. Absolute Infrastructure (Pty) Ltd is a BEE registered company with BBBEE status 4 and is also registered with the NHBRC.
Johan manages all the required pre-contract duties and tender reviews; estimates and controls costs for construction projects; drafts, implements and administers such projects whilst strictly adhering to cost-effectiveness, standards and regulations. Demonstrating sound knowledge of the industry, Johan employs excellent financial and numeracy management skills, as well as the writing proficiencies necessary for the preparation of contract and tender documentation and reports. Heis a methodical thinker with exceptional problem solving skills and the ability to communicate and negotiate on all levels, with clients, contractors and construction teams. Johan possesses the ability to prioritize and manage multiple clients according to their needs; meeting demanding targets, deadlines and objectives, often in highly pressurized environments.
Johan is a committed family man, married, and a father of four with an interest in theatre, culture and music. He is a dedicated supporter of our national rugby, soccer and cricket teams. He is also a deeply religious man and believes that honest, moral values are not negotiable.
PRAKSHNA SOMAI – CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Prakshna Somai is an Experienced Executive in Operational Excellence, Program and Project Management and Financial Management. Proven working experience in Business Strategy, Human Capital, Management Sciences, International Financial Management, Business Research and Innovation and Business Process Improvement.
Expert knowledge of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality in the workplace Outstanding adherence to building partnerships, implementing sound governance policies. MBA with nine years proven expertise. Instrumental in designing the first Demand Response Programme for Energy Management in South Africa. Key knowledge gained from the US Energy Market. Completed the UNIDO/SAATCA ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Training Program and instrumental in assisting clients moving towards an energy efficient lifestyle contributing towards a low carbon economy.
Currently the Founder and Managing Director for Gordon Carbon Solutions (GCS), an Energy Management Solutions Company. Gordon Carbon Solutions has over the years made Renewable Energy and Carbon Solutions Planning the core of its business focus and the hallmark of Energy Management Solutions (EMS). Moving towards as global reach and gaining the market experience accordingly, GCS has been successful in its implementation of various renewable energy and low carbon projects as well as managing these projects from an end to end solution. GCS offers a multi-disciplinary range of strategic carbon planning, compliance, energy management, technology design and related ICT and Energy Efficiency services to the public and private sector clients.
We work with clients on every stage of the project management process ensuring tailored solutions and adding value and realizing commercial benefits. Assisting managers and executives understand energy management solutions.
MARTIN MAKHESA – HEALTH, SAFETY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
He is the founder and the Managing Director of Radical Safety Health Environment Consultant Pty Ltd. The Director and Shareholder of Robys Consutancy Pty Ltd. SHE officer specialising in Mining, Industrial and Construction Environment and he hold the following Qualifications ASHEP,INTRO TO SAMTRACK (HIRA) and SAMTRAC ( NOSA), Water Care with University of Technology, Safety Management with UNISA and .registered candidate property valuer which puts him at the advantage of utilizing his skills and knowledge in identifying structural Hazard, Risk and higlighting non conformances and deviations.
He also worked for Dijalo Property Management as Candidate Property Valuer. An experienced in Financial Advisor worked for Discovery Holdings Pty Ltd and previously worked for Liberty holdings as Executive Wealth Advisor makes him more efficient in terms of calculating Risk identification and Risk Assessment. He is passionate about enforcing SHE measures with a view of better life in the work places. Vast experience in the development and managing the safety management system. Auditor for OSHAS 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2008.
JOSEPH APPIAH-YEBOAH – LIAISON OFFICER - INTERNATIONAL
Joseph Appiah-Yeboah is a seasoned IT professional, who has extensive international software implementation experience; having worked the length and breadth of the African and European continents. Joseph has worked on projects in the Automotive, Construction, Mining, Banking, Chemicals, Steel and Agro-processing industries. Joseph has a Bcom (IS) degree, a post graduate certificate in Business Administration and numerous professional certifications in IT Audit and Software Applications.
Joseph is a firm believer that technology can never automate the human mind, rather it can be a very faithful servant in improving operational efficiencies, if simple solutions are crafted to solve complex problems.
In 2007, Joseph Co-Founded Private-I Investment Corp, a specialist IT and Business consulting outfit that has made progressive contributions to improving operational efficiencies for their clients. Joseph has always been fascinated by construction; because of the magical structures that are erected where once lay a carpet of soil and ground. In addition, bringing affordable housing to people, while considering environmental sustainability is one of his greatest passions.
Joseph also loves education and has previously taught Economics, Business Management at high school level, and believes that skilling people is the greatest investment any society can make in its economy.
DAVE MAKUMBILA – LIAISON OFFICER - AFRICA
Dave Makumbila, a former Geotechnical Engineer at Kumba Iron Ore. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Pretoria . Dave has more than nine years experience in the geotechnical engineering/geohydrology field and has worked on a number of world class projects for De Beers (Finsch Mine, Kimberley Mines), Petra Diamonds and Kumba Iron Ore . Dave is a registered member of GSSA (Geological Society of South Africa) and GASA (Geostatistical Association of South Africa).
Dave is also a Director of Strategy and Business Development at Casadores Investments (Pty) Ltd a diversified Investment company with interests in mining, property development, trasnsportation, ICT and agribusiness.
Dave is the Technical Director at Dino Drilling and Survey (Pty) Ltd, a geotechnical and exploration drilling company which provides services to the mining and construction industry.
Dave is a committed family man, married and a father of one daughter.