Michael Lavender
Industrial Relations Manager

Michael Lavender holds the position of Industrial Relations Manager.  Joining Seifsa in 1991, Michael has extensive knowledge and experience in labour law and advises and trains companies on the Main Agreement and on all aspects of Industrial Relations and labour law. He is also the lead employer negotiator for the Lift and Escalator Industry.

Key duties include – chairing hearings in the areas of disciplinary, incapacity and grievance matters – representing companies in retrenchment consultations, disputes, strike action, as well as at the CCMA and the Bargaining Council in conciliation and arbitration matters.

Michael has a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Economics and also holds an Expert Negotiator Certificate issued from (GIBS).

(t) 011 298 9415
(e) michaell@seifsa.co.za

Vuyiswa Miya
Industrial Relations Manager

Vuyiswa Miya is Industrial Relations and Legal Services Manager at SEIFSA. She has extensive experience as an Admitted Attorney and has worked for various law firms handling matters pertaining to contractual disputes, drafting contracts, providing legal advice, appearing in the CCMA and bargaining councils, prosecuting and chairing disciplinary hearing. She holds an LLB degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law, both from the University of Johannesburg.

She has been invited by the University of Pretoria and University of Potchefstroom to lecture on Labour Dispute Resolution for their Practical Legal Studies course. From time to time she also participates in the annual case law update seminar presented by a leading labour institute.

(t) 011 298 9400
(e) vuyiswa@seifsa.co.za

Theresa Crowley
Associations Manager

Theresa Crowley is the Associations Manager and is responsible for the overall management of all the Associations federated to SEIFSA. Theresa is customer centric (she was awarded Employee of the Year in 2018).

Crowley joined SEIFSA on 25 February 2004 as an Associations Administrator and was promoted to Associations Manager in 2010. She holds a Diploma in Secretarial/Business Administration (Anchor Business College),  a Certificate in Labour Relations Management (RAU – now University of Johannesburg) and successfully completed the Management Development Programme (Unisa) and is also a member of the Institute of People Management.

Prior to joining SEIFSA, Crowley worked for the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (previously known as the South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC)) as an Industrial Relations Officer.

(t) 011 298 9419
(e) theresa@seifsa.co.za

Palesa Molise
Economist

Palesa Molise joined SEIFSA in August 2020 as an Economist within the Federation’s Economic and Commercial Division. She holds an M.Com in Local Economic Development from the University of Johannesburg.

Part of her role at SEIFSA entails facilitating various workshops including the Theory and Calculation of Contract Price Adjustment (CPA) and Exports Development. She also advises clients both on the buying and supplying side of contracts on matters relating to contract price adjustment, and assists them to structure their Contract Price Adjustment clauses, using the SEIFSA Price and Index Pages (PIPS). Prior to joining SEIFSA, Ms Molise worked for Sanlam and Pearson Institute.

(t) 011 298 9408
(e) palesa@seifsa.co.za