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More about Sanjay Pattundeen

Born in 1963, Sanjay found Caprini Footwear in 1992.  Caprini Footwear (Pty) Ltd is part of the Palm Group of Companies. Although the majority of products are consumed locally, the company is fast increasing export quantities.

More about Johan Kriel

Born in 1958, Johan joined Bolton Footwear as Training Manager in 1989.  Currently Johan is the Executive Director of the Bolton Group with specific responsibility for Group Operational matters which include Production, Sales and Product Development.

More about Rolland Eboru

Born in 1979, Rolland is the Managing Executive at Fred Footwear, a footwear manufacturer and apparel retailer situated in the Eastern Cape.  Prior to this Rolland was Head of Products at ICICI International Banking Group – India’s largest private sector Bank.  He was also a product specialist at STANLIB Asset Management.

More about Andrew Fenwick

Born in 1972, Andrew is the Managing Director of Saddler Belts. Andrew initially studied Mechanical Engineering after which he completed an Advanced Business Programme part-time.

Andrew joined Saddler Belts & Leathercraft (Pty) Ltd (a company found by his father in 1990) in 2001 as delivery driver and worked himself up until he was eventually appoint General Manager and then Managing Director about 5 years ago.

More about Janine Govender

Born in 1976, Janine is currently the Sales and Marketing Manager at Nikkita Footwear. Janine joined Nikkita Footwear as an accountant in 2007. She thereafter worked her way to become the Administration Manager before being offered the position as Sales and Marketing Manager. Janine is very involved with exports and work very closely with the major retailers.

More about Ahmed Shaikh

Born in 1979, Ahmed is the owner of FootCoverings. Ahmed has been in the footwear industry for over 18 years. Last year he took the bold step of leaving the comfort of the family business and ventured out on his own. FootCoverings was established. Ahmed is currently working with 3 different factories that are manufacturing a range of footwear which he markets locally as well as into Africa, on his own brand.

The range consists of men’s casual and formal leather footwear, ladies pumps and sandals as well as school shoes. He is also heading up development and marketing at Spectrum Footwear. FootCoverings will be launching a range of men’s suits and leather belts within the next 6 months. Fashion lounge shirts and casual trousers will join the range during the first half of 2017.

More about Ashley Zwart

Born in 1966. Founded Ribtech component manufacturers in 1989, Currently CEO of UberGruvi ladies’ leather footwear manufacturer, based in Cape Town.

More about Nerisha Jairaj

In August 2014 Nerisha Jairaj joined SAFLEC as the New Executive Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2015.  Nerisha Jairaj now heads SAFLEC under the guidance of the SAFLEC Board of Directors.

Nerisha Jairaj comes with a BTech Honours in Business Administration and MBA Organisational Behaviour, Strategy and General (ongoing), 20 years of export, procurement and international trade experience.

More about Louise Pelser

Louise Pelser handles SAFLEC’s Finance and Administration and is a valuable member of the SAFLEC team.  Louise joined SAFLEC in February 2009 after spending 4 months temping for SAFLIA.

She was appointed as Finance & Admin Manager in 2015.  She has also been elected at the Chair Person of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Trade & Investment Forum.

More about Prenisha Dukhipersad

PrenishaDukhipersad joined the SAFLEC team on 8 February 2016 as the Personal Assistant. Prenisha is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate majoring in Marketing and Management.

She also gained practical experience and theoretical training through the Bank Seta learnership and has attained a National Certificate in Banking Services Advice with a distinction.   Prenisha has proven herself to be invaluable to the SAFLEC team.