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.
  • Your Lecturers:

    Lionel Oakes – B.Com

    Lionel Oakes Profile PicFrom 1962 to 1990, he taught Accounting and Mathematics to high school learners from grade 8 to grade 12.

    In 1984, he graduated with a B. Com. Degree with UNISA. His Majors were: Accounting, Economics and Business Economics (Business Management) and minors were: Income tax, Mathematics and Commercial law.

    In 1990, he was appointed Deputy Principal and later in 1993, was appointed the Principal of Mariannridge High School.

    He took an early retirement in 1997 and started a lecturing career at various tertiary institutions. At Unisa, he tutored Financial Accounting 1 and at Damelin College, he facilitated all the ICB modules, Financial Accounting , Management Accounting, Economics, Mathematics literacy, Statistics, Operations management and various other commercial subjects up to 2011.

    In 2012, he will be facilitating Financial Management 1 at PMI and Accounting 1 at UNISA.

    Anthony Adeleke – Diploma in Business Studies and Higher National Diploma in Marketing

    Anthony Adeleke Profile PicI hold a Diploma in Business Studies and Higher National Diploma in Marketing with special bias for teaching, training, research and administration with over 10 years experience. Presently, I’m busy with my Masters in Marketing at Vaal University of Technology.

    I have over years been teaching, facilitating, assessing and moderating because of my passion and commitment to learners’ development.

    With strong assessment and project management skills and knowledge, am recognized for excellent interpersonal skills at all levels and ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

    Candy van Gysen – H.D.E. (Commerce)

    Candy van Gysen Profile PicAfter raising a family of four, Candy took up an accounting post at Springfield Convent High School in 1995. From 1998 to 2010 she was employed at Fairhills Business Academy and subsequently Montrose Business College, lecturing Business Admin, Accounting, Word Processing, Computyping, MS Word & Pastel. During her time with these colleges she furthered her skills by completing courses in Excel, Access, Powerpoint, CoralDraw & FrontPage.

    Carien Bebb – BCom Honours in Financial Management

    Carien Bebb Profile PicCarien completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Pretoria (TUKS) in November 1997.She then started working as a bookkeeper in a financial services firm. During this time she completed some bridging subjects in order to obtain a B Com Honours in Financial Management. She then was employed at an Auditing firm as an accountant, handling the monthly and yearly accounting functions for a portfolio of clients.

    After relocating from Johannesburg to Cape Town, she joined a property and investment development company as group accountant, once again overseeing the investment division of the finance department and the various entities and respective accountants within the department.

    In February 2009 she decided to start her own venture, offering accounting and financial services for a selection of companies.

    Christina Legarang Maunye – MBA, Post Grad Cert Company Law, BBA, ND: Human Resources Management

    Christina Legarang Maunye Profile PicChristina has extensive experience in Organisational Development. Her experience was gained consulting in the public and government sector. With regard to her technical skills, one of the attractions is that she comes from a Management Consulting background and was involved in projects that assisted with public sector restructuring. Christina stands out as a Strategy and OD Professional is her knowledge of what it takes to run an organisation. She always made great contributions in the development of business strategies for various departments in the government sector and had the creativity, flexibility, and energy to make sure that all of the OD issues are handled in a way that would support the business objectives without compromising strong commitments.

    She is currently a Senior Practitioner: Organisational Development and studying towards a Doctorate in Business Leadership with UNISA Graduate School of Business. She has a Master in Business Administration and a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Company Law. She lectures part time in Business Management, Strategic Management (Corporate Strategy), Marketing and Human Resources Management.

    Fezile Ntshangase – Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, General Management Certificate and OD-ETDP

    Fezile Ntshangase Profile PicWorked as a Temporary Educator and won Award of Achievement in Accounting Grade 12, held position of HRD Practitioner specialised in Training & Development in KZN Health Provincial Government, joined Local Government as an Education Instructor to ensure Training & and Development in a workplace and currently work as a Skills Development Practitioner, advising senior management on Learning & Development matters at eThekwini Metro Municipality in Durban.

    Frieda Rieger – B Tech Degree in Human Resource Management & first year LLB

    Frieda Rieger Profile PicFrieda-Marie started her career in the banking sector in 1982 and after 10 years decided to join the public sector. She worked as a Manager in Labour Relations for many years and is currently an Ethics Officer where she actively manages ethics as an integrated part of Risk Management. As a competent Skills Facilitator she lectures on a part-time basis at numerous colleges in her fields of expertise. She is also an examiner for Management and Corporate Strategy at ICB. After joining a reputable publishing company she authored several textbooks. On an academic level she has excelled and was awarded the Old Mutual Floating Trophy for best student B Tech Human Resource Management at Pretoria Technikon and she received a Merit Award for Train-the Trainer from the Damelin Education Group. Frieda- Marie is passionate about skills development and is currently furthering her studies.

    Jevon O’Donovan – B.Sc Mathematical Science (Information Technology)

    Jevon O'Donovan Profile PicWith a B.Sc in Computer Science, Jevon started his career in 2000 as an Entrepreneur within the IT field. As a director of his own small company he did IT support for companies as far as Botswana. He worked extensively within the construction industry during this period of time. Jevon has over the years been within the music industry as well, working in the recording field and he is still actively participating in music projects. Jevon started his IT training career in 2004. Within a few years he has lectured at numerous colleges within his field of expertise. As an assessor and competent facilitator, he quickly joined up with a reputable publishing company. He authored one of their computerised based textbooks and revised and updated a few others as well. Currently he is involved with an exciting training development project which entails a different, yet fresh approach to teaching subjects.

    Karen Burman – CA (SA)

    Karen Burman Profile PicKaren is a qualified CA(SA) who completed her articles with Deloitte in 2001. After her articles she worked in London for the Valuations department of an asset management company for 3 years. On her return to South Africa she completed a postgraduate certificate in advanced taxation through UNISA. She started her own practice in 2006 specialising in taxation and providing accounting and consulting services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition, Karen has authored two textbooks namely ‘Income Tax Returns’ and ‘A logical approach to South African tax’.

    Lukinde Francis Musonda – ACMA

    Lukinde Francis Musonda Profile PicFrancis is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA. After qualifying he worked in the insurance industry in Zambia for a year. From 2000 – 2006 he worked for the First Rand Banking Group. He then became Finance and Administration Manager for the Environmental Justice Networking Forum (EJNF) for 2 years after which he has been Management Accountant for various Johannesburg based companies. He is currently working as a Consulting Partner at Boaz Consulting. Since 1996 to date he has been a Lecturer, Examiner, Marker and Moderator at various business school in South Africa, he mainly facilitates CIMA, ACCA, ICB and other Degrees in Financial Management.

    Marc Allen – B.Com Honours in Accounting

    Marc Allen Profile PicMarc brings a conspicuous executive flavour to the team of SACOB lecturers. This is a result of his remarkable academic achievements from a young age, coupled with a string of corporate accomplishments in senior positions. Marc holds the accolade for being the youngest ever Financial Director of a JSE main-board listed company. He is vastly experienced as an Executive Director of a JSE-listed conglomerate and has been instrumental in high profile corporate affairs such as mergers & acquisitions, company restructuring, global commodity sourcing, initiating greenfields projects, disposals, rationalising and closures of businesses, corporate budgeting and incentive scheme derivations, foreign currency hedging, instituting necessary systems, polices and procedures et cetera. His remarkable resume renders an amalgamation of intellectual and applied competencies that are invaluable to our students at SACOB.

    Moira Bender – Bachelors Degree in Communications and Psychology

    Moira Bender Profile PicMoira is an experienced facilitator of adult and corporate learning with a degree in Communications and Psychology. She has over 20 years experience in business and Human Resource Development in a variety of industries. Over the past eight years she have been offering her expertise as a facilitator, skills consultant and developer of training material to many prestigious clients, including SMMEs, banking institutions, manufacturing companies and government sponsored Seta Learnerships. Her foundational expertise lies in the communication field but she has delivered programmes extensively on Customer Service, Time Management, Managing Diversity, Conflict Resolution and Contact Centre Skills, amongst others.

    She has experience in facilitating disabled delegates, including visually impaired and deaf learners.

    She has authored textbooks on Business Literacy and Customer Service currently being used by a variety of tertiary institutions in South Africa. Moira is an advocate of ‘lifelong learning’ and is enthusiastic, adaptable, organised and highly committed to the field she works in.

    Nalen Alwar – MBA, Degree in Chemical Engineering Technology and Currently finishing his Doctorate in Business Leadership

    Nalen Alwar Profile PicNalen Alwar has an MBA and Chemical Engineering Technology Degree. He is in the last year of completing his Doctorate in Business Leadership at UNISA. He has nineteen years of industry experience and has written several articles for publication houses. He is passionate about supporting students to become top-achievers in their individual and vocational capacities.

    Nhlanhla Naynga – BComm Hons Degree in Management and MA International Business and Management

    Nhlanhla Naynga Profile PicNhlanhla holds a B.Comm Hons Degree in Management with the University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (2002) as well as an MA International Business and Management with the Bradford University School of Management (2005). Currently he is the CEO of Ngaphakathi Professionals which is a training company accredited by the FP & M Seta, AgriSeta and LG Seta. Nhlanhla is passionate about mentoring and holds a role as a mentor/ business advisor at GIBS, Enterprise Development Department.

    Paul Green – PhD in Philosophy and MBA

    Paul Green Profile PicPaul Green, is a Senior Lecturer and currently Head of Department. He has a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Paul has two Masters Degrees and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He lectures in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Information Administration and Research Methodology at various tertiary institutions. His research interests include amongst others – Systems Thinking, Evaluation, Service Quality and Universities of Technology. Paul has presented academic papers at both International and National conferences and has articles published in accredited journals.

    Paul Mushonga – Msc Human Resource Management, Bsc (Hons) Sociology and Diploma in Personnel Management

    Paul Mushonga Profile PicPaul Mushonga has over 14 years experience in the corporate sector and has worked for reputable institutions which include Barclays Bank. Over the past 5 years Paul has concentrated in lecturing Management and Human Resource courses at post and undergraduate levels in different Private institutions which include Pretoria Technical College. He has also tutored to UNISA students Human resource and management related modules. He has also assisted many students in dissertation support and guidance .He is currently assisting a student based in Congo, Brazzaville with her MBA dissertation based upon motivation in family owned small businesses. Paul is also a motivational author and speaker. He is a keen and experienced lecturer who is well sought after in the area of Human Resource Management. Paul is also a volunteer HR consultant and advisor for More Care International, an NGO based in Pretoria. His areas of research interest include Performance Management, Motivation, Talent Management and Leadership. He is currently working on a Phd research proposal focusing on ethics, leadership and corporate governance in the education sector.

    Peter Kamala – Masters in Commerce

    Peter Kamala Profile PicPeter’s career objective was to become a business leader and a corporate trainer, with a Masters in Commerce behind his name, many years of lecturing under his belt and as well practical experience within the industry, we can say he has met his objective. Peter has a passion for education and is a sort after lecturer.

    Reshma Boodhram – BCOMPT

    Reshma Boodhram Profile PicReshma completed her BCOMPT Degree through UNISA in 2008, majoring in Accounting. She then proceeded to work for a Chartered Accounting firm. Even though a great career as a Chartered Accountant was on the cards for her, she found her passion in teaching Accounting. She therefore accepted a position as Accounting lecturer at one of the leading private education and training institutions in South Africa.

    After proving herself as a remarkable facilitator, she was offered the post of Digital Publishing Manager at a company that produces digital learning material for external education and training providers. To this company, she brings along her vast knowledge and extensive experience in the field of electronic learning.

    Sukainah Bux

    Sukainah's Profile PicSukainah is currently studying towards completing her National Diploma in Financial Accounting through ICB. She is passionate about the course with Pastel Accounting being a firm favourite subject. She currently works as a Personal Assistant at a leading Insurance Brokerage.
  • 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.