Our team is made up of industry experts and visionaries that embody the very best of the metals and engineering industry.

Alpheus Motampe Ngapo

Alpheus Motampe Ngapo
President and Board Chairman

Alpheus Motampe Ngapo is the Chief Financial Officer of Parc RGM. He was previously Group Executive Director for Africa at Aveng Group, Managing Director of Trident Steel and Marketing Director for Africa at ArcelorMittal South Africa.

He qualified with a Diploma in Accounting in 1982 from the Institution of Administration and Commerce of Southern Africa and obtained a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree and subsequently an Honours degree in the same discipline from the University of South Africa in 1992.

Mr Ngapo also completed a Management Development Programme from the Wits School of Business in 1992 and subsequently obtained a qualification of the same name at Darden School Business (USA) in 2005. That year he returned to the Wits Business School to obtain a qualification in Senior Management Programme. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a Trainee Accountant focused on his learnership towards Chartered Accountant: Financial Management with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (TOPP). In 2010 he obtained a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa.


Elias Monage

Elias Monage is the Executive Chairman of Arabela Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Afika Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He is a member of the BRICS Business Council South Africa and has been Convener of the Black Business Council at NEDLAC and as the President of CAPES.

Mr Monage obtained a degree in Insolvency Law and Practice at Rand Afrikaans University (now known as the University of Johannesburg). He has also studied Telecommunication, Regulation Policy and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a qualification in Executive Coaching from the University of California in Berkeley.


Nonhlanhla Ngwenya
Vice President

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya is the Managing Director of MphoNo Energies and a Board Member at KSB Pumps & Valves (Pty) Ltd. She has 16 years’ experience in senior management positions in the electrical and technology fields and nine years as a Non-Executive Director on various Boards.

Ms Ngwenya holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology degree, both from Pretoria Technikon (now the Tshwane University of Technology), as well as a Management Development Programme Diploma, a BSc Honours in Technology Management and an MSc in Technology Management, all from the University of Pretoria.

Andrea Moz

Andrea Moz is the Chief Executive Officer of Auto Industrial Group. He has 23 years’ experience in senior management positions in the metals and related industries.

A Chartered Accountant, Mr Moz holds a B.Com degree, with majors in Accounting, Business Economics and Commercial Law, from the University of the Witwatersrand and a B.Compt. Honours degree in Management Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and Information Systems from the University of South Africa.


Ellen Veldhoven
Non-Executive Director

Ellen Veldhoven is the Group Human Resources Manager of the Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd. She has 32 years’ experience in human resources and senior management positions in the metals and engineering sector.

Ms Veldhoven holds a Diploma in Personnel Management from the Institute of Administration and Commerce, as well as BA and B.Ed degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tumi Tsehlo

Tumi Tsehlo
Non-Executive Director

Tumi Tsehlo is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Fluid Control (Pty) Ltd. He has 23 years’ experience in senior management positions in the electrical and technology fields, was the Managing Director of the South African Mint Company for seven years and has served on various other Boards.

Mr Tsehlo holds a BSc degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Ernst Volschenk
Non-Executive Director

Ernst Volschenk is a Shareholder and the Operations Director at Reinforcing Steel Contractors (Pty) Ltd. He holds a B.Com degree from the University of Pretoria and a Managers’ Programme Diploma from the Gordon Institute of Business Science. 

Mr Volschenk has almost three decades’ experience in senior management and related positions in the agricultural, mining, construction and export sectors.

Ntobeko Panya
Non-Executive Director

Ntobeko Panya is a Senior Human Resources Practitioner at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd. He holds BA and BA Honours degrees in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and Certificates in Practical Bookkeeping (Damelin) and Advanced Labour Law (University of South Africa).

Mr Panya has extensive experience in Human Resources Management in the chemical, mechanical and metals industries.

Honey Mamabolo
Non-Executive Director

Honey Mamabolo is the Managing Director of The South African Mint Company (RF) (PTY) Ltd. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of Thebe Unico and has 20 years’ experience across various economic sectors, including mining, retail banking, energy, development finance and manufacturing. 

Ms Mamabolo holds a B.Eng degree from the University of Pretoria and Certificates in Project Directing (PM Ideas), Strategy and Change Management (Regenesys Business School) and Financial Management (University of South Africa).

Ryan Haynes
Non-Executive Director

Ryan Haynes is a Human Resources Practitioner at Frigoglass South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

 Mr Haynes holds a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Tygerberg Institution (University of Stellenbosch), a Management Development Programme Diploma from the University of Stellenbosch and a Diploma in Professional Development Assessment from BIOSS.

 He has 16 years of experience in managerial positions, including in corporate governance and transformation.

Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Cert Dir (IoDSA)
Chief Executive Officer

Kaizer Nyatsumba joined SEIFSA on 1 November 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. He has previously worked as Managing Director of KMN Consulting, Vice-President: Corporate Affairs and Shared Services at PetroSA, Group General Manager: Corporate Affairs, Marketing and BEE at Sasol Limited, Public Affairs and Communications Director at Coca-Cola South Africa, as well as Head: Corporate Marketing and Vice-President: Corporate Affairs at Anglo American South Africa. An author and previously a journalist, Nyatsumba has also worked as Political Editor and Executive Editor of The Star, Deputy Editor of The Mercury, founding Editor of The Independent on Saturday, Editor of the Daily News (the last three titles in Durban) and Associate Editor of The Independent in London.

A Certified Director (IoDSA), Nyatsumba holds an MBA from the University of Hull, a BA Honours degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, an Advanced Management Diploma from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon’s Institute of Business Science, a Leadership Development Diploma from the Harvard Business School in Boston and a Diploma in Journalism from the Newspaper Institute of America in New York.

Nyatsumba has served on the Boards of the 2010 (World Cup) Big Company, the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, the Anglo American Medical Aid Scheme, Business Against Crime, National Business Initiative, Tourism Business Council of South Africa and on the Council of the University of Zululand.

Lucio Trentini
Operations Director

Lucio Trentini joined SEIFSA in 1990 as an Industrial Relations Advisor. Over the last two decades, he has been involved at management and executive level at SEIFSA and has been actively involved in the leadership of the federation.

A key member of the metal and engineering industry wage negotiating team, Trentini holds a BA in Economics and Industrial Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Graduate School of Business Administration respectively. He also holds an Expert Negotiator Certificate issued by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

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