Our Team

SACOB Head Office:

Stacey Mackaiser (Henn)

Image of StaceyOur Principal and Captain. Stacey steers the SACOB ship and makes sure things are running smoothly at all times. She has a passion for Education, is a stickler for great customer service and runs SACOB all while wearing a pair of heels.  When she is not at work or at Crossfit you can find her enjoying the finer things in life – food and wine.

Igsaan Adams

Image of IgsaanOur Corporate Relations Director. Igsaan takes care of all our learnerships and corporate clients – that’s not to say he doesn’t happily chat to all other students too. He brings experience within the education field which comes across in his ideas to constantly help improve systems and processes for our students. If he has some spare time between juggling work and his family he’d love to sneak in a quick game of golf.

Liza-Marie Greyling – Head of Student Information Department

Image of Liza-MarieLiza-Marie has 25+ years experience working in the Training Industry in South Africa. She guides all of our Course Advisors and gives advice to students when needed. She believes that anything we learn empowers us and therefore still likes to learn new skills and teach existing ones to others.

Simba Bvurire – Course Advisor

Image of Simba Simba, a great addition to our team of advisors! This Husband and father of two is always happy to help. He has a BBA degree in Marketing Management and is currently studying CIMA while he gives his all at SACOB. He is very passionate about studying and loves seeing students achieve all they can in life through education.

Naledi Ninela – Course Advisor

Image of NalediNadeli is originally from Durban and has been working in sales for the last three years. He is well spoken and always has a positive outlook on life which means he is always there to help students look at the positive when studying, even though it is not always easy. He also enjoys reading, is a gym fanatic, and enjoys art viewing, wine tasting and listening to podcasts.

Noxolo Ganca – Course Advisor

Image of NoxoloNoxolo is a student advisor, always willing to assist, very smart, enthusiastic, goal-driven, and fun. She uses the experience she has gained over the years as an advisor to make sure that all of her students are assisted and are given the utmost best support they can ever have. In her spare time she is mothering her daughters, baking, cooking, listening to good music.

Nicol Hoare – Course Coordinator

Image of NicolNicol is the Course Coordinator at SACOB and is here to help make your learning journey as fulfilling and interesting as possible. She uses her Honours degree in Psychology to understand and assist students as best as she can. After work, she can be seen sinking her hands into one of her many little creative projects or finding a new adventure in and around Cape Town.

Karen Kannemeyer – Online Course Administrator

Image of KarenDedicated to go above and beyond what is required, to ensure everyone else has smooth sailing. I work in the online classroom, allowing for all webinars and resources to be uploaded timely. After work I can be seen playing family games and chilling or I will be found reading on my own.

Rezalia Lawn – Finance Officer

Image of RezaliaRezalia is a very pragmatic person,  she lives to laugh and always see the glass half full. She is very industrious and always give 100% of herself to every project she undertakes. She has worked in Finance since retraining in the UK in 2015. She has been fortunate to gain experience in various finance departments over the years. She enjoys anything outdoors whether it’s walking, hiking or glamping.

Daniela Marais – Marketing Assistant

Image of DanielaDaniela is our marketing assistant at SACOB. She obtained her Master’s degree in Economics and Consumer Psychology at Leiden University in The Netherlands. She is passionate about the creativity as well as strategic planning behind all marketing aspects of a business. She will never say no to good cup of coffee or new adventure.

Chantal Davies – Administrator

Chantal’s bubbly and friendly personality makes her well-liked by staff and students.        Chantal has a Paralegal certificate behind her name and is busy completing her Degree in Business Administration, this means that she has the first-hand experience of what students go through and knows how important it is to be there for them. In her downtime, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. 

Lindi Grootboom – Student Administrator

Image of LindiLindi has a honours degree in Sociology (Social Science).  She is vibrant and outspoken with a zestful personality. Lindi is multi-cultural and multilingual which makes working with her a joy and an approachable person with students and employees. She is a great team player and a progressive thinker with a passion to educate and empower those around me daily.
  • Our Marketing/PR/Digital/Legal Support:

    Aisling Philips

    Aisling Philips Profile PicAisling Philips is a public relations graduate from Varsity College. She has worked for Soapbox Communications and Events for 5 years as well as part time while she was studying. She has assisted with a variety of lifestyle, business and consumer clients.

    Amanda Reekie

    Amanda Reekie Profile PicAmanda Reekie is an experienced brand strategist who graduated from WITS with a BA degree and has a Diploma in Marketing Management.

    She is a marketer who thrives on creative problem solving and has over 23 years of marketing experience.

    Her career started in fast moving consumer goods, retail and e-commerce business. She she launched her own marketing consultency in 2001, this business merged with another marketing strategy company in 2004 to form ImaginNation Allience. In 2007, Amanda managed to buy out the other shareholders and is now the sole owner of the company.

    Bruce Harrod

    Bruce Harrod Profile PicWhile studying for an Industrial Design Diploma at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology he discovered a passion for computers and wanted to combine both his design and technical skills.

    With over 150 projects designing and developing web applications under his belt, he has extensive experience in managing and planning end-to-end. From small brochure web sites to large integrated business solutions, he has either personally designed or developed in a number of different technologies such as Flash, ASP, PHP, Ruby, Java and Python, to name but a few.

    Graham Giles – BA LLB

    Graham Giles Profile PicHe is a practising attorney and notary public with substantial knowledge and experience acquired over nearly 50 years of legal practice as an attorney, advocate and in-house legal adviser. Contributing editor for IRnetwork at LexisNexis from May 2013. He places high premium on providing pre-emptive legal advice and support in Employment & Industrial Relations Law in South Africa.

    Inky Dresner

    Inky Dresner Profile PicInky’s public relations experience spans over 20 years, having managed the PR and reputation portfolio’s for a number of blue chip local and international leader brands. She established Soapbox Communications and Events in January 2003 and specialises in providing strategic input, expert insight and effective solutions for client’s communication challenges.

    John Giles – BA LLB

    John Giles Profile PicJohn has 13 years of practical experience applying his knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, or disputes. He always tries to add value to his clients. He embraces and uses technology to provide the best possible services to his clients.

    Maritha Du Plessis

    Maritha holds a Bachelors in Consumer Science (Hospitality Management) as well as qualifications in Public Relations, Food Production and Travel Agency Operations which is why she heads up our Travel and Tourism lecturing team. She has a passion for everything relating to travel and hospitality – traveling, tasting food, experiencing different culture and history is what she thrives on. She is a serious foodie herself and enjoys staying active and visiting different countries, so far she visited 34 even more reason why she is our Travel and Tourism guru.