African Expertise.
Global Standards.

Tsebo Group enables businesses in Africa to optimise their efficiency and productivity, and become more successful. We take responsibility for non-core activities outside of their expertise, enabling them to focus on their core. When Tsebo optimise non-core operations, clients enjoy reduced cost, risk and complexity, and increased quality, efficiency and productivity. Tsebo is unique. We are the only Pan-African service provider that offers clients the combined benefits of African expertise and global standards.

African Expertise.

Our genuine love of our continent with its diversity of traditions, cultures, geographies and religions means we understand how to provide authentic, sustainable community upliftment, skills transfer, job creation and local procurement that makes a real impact on people’s lives.

Global Standards.

Our operational delivery standards by industry and expertise in health and safety, financial management operational procedures, business transparency, tax and regulatory compliance, labour management, ethics and governance, skills building and use of technology delivers according to global best practice.

Group Divisions.

Marketplace Brands.

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The wise aim at boundaries beyond the present. They transcend the parameters of their origins. African Proverb
  • Vision.

    To be the recognised leader in facilities solutions across Africa.

  • Mission.

    To enhance African economic and social potential through delivering robust and dependable infrastructure platforms that enable our clients to be successful.

Vision.

To be the recognised leader in facilities solutions across Africa.

Mission.

To enhance African economic and social potential through delivering robust and dependable infrastructure platforms that enable our clients to be successful.

Brand Pillars.

  • Productivity.

    We have dedicated ourselves to providing integrated non-core services that our clients can depend on to lower their market entry risks, reduce costs, improve direct profitability and drive growth in their operations in Africa.
  • Measurability.

    We are committed to providing solutions that our clients can measure in hard terms: direct cost savings, added value, quality standards, lower risk, convenience, commercial transparency and superior client service. A partnership with Tsebo turns non-core functions into strategic assets.
  • Innovation.

    We nurture, develop and harness the intellectual property in each of our divisions to develop and perfect product innovations that enhance both our clients’ and our customers’ experience of our services.
  • Social Development.

    We are devoted to building economic and social value for the people and communities of Africa. We encourage and work with our clients to make a real difference through skills development, rural enterprise and SMME development, entrepreneurship support as well as through a variety of CSI initiatives and charitable work.
  • Sustainability.

    We are committed to protecting the interests of communities and the environment, and place sustainability at the heart of all our operations. By doing so, we encourage a collective welfare that bridges generations.
  • Productivity.

    How do we achieve this?

    Our flexible operating model provides a competitive advantage for our clients. Our adaptable processes, systems, skills and supplier networks are designed to overcome challenges and grow businesses.

    We align costs to strategy, working with our clients to reach a full understanding of the costs associated with managing their non-core needs in order to optimise our services by country and region.

    We conduct on-going process engineering to remove duplication and enhance efficiencies, ensuring optimal ROI and measurable savings.

    We position our clients for long-term growth in Africa through an operating model that delivers optimised quality and enabling a consistent brand experience.

  • Measurability.

    How do we ensure this?

    Our procurement scale, shared resources and decades of experience means that we are always able to deliver greater cost savings than the alternative of performing facilities functions in house.

    The continuous investment in skills, systems, technology and infrastructure enables to consistently add value over the course of contract lifespans while keeping costs down.

    We invest in food safety standards, hygiene protocols, health and safety practices, industry best practices and accreditation (ISO and HACCP), and build the benefits of these drivers of quality into our services.

    The stability of our staff and management, accumulated experience and extensive back-up systems allow our clients to diversify and manage risk through their partnership with us.

    By taking responsibility for daily operational challenges, our clients become less distracted and more focused on their core business.

    All our divisions operate via a simple account management system that gives our client easy access to senior management and complete commercial transparency.

    We are the leading investor in people within our industry. From entry-level assistants to senior executives, we ensure our people have the skills to give our clients what they need.

  • Innovation.

    What are some of our innovations?

    Catering that has been designed to meet specific nutritional needs, including health and wellness cuisine for hospital patients, meals designed to boost the immune systems of people living with HIV/AIDS and catering designed with the specific needs of miners.

    Franchised facilities services that create skills, jobs and opportunities for development within rural communities.

    The use of technology within our cleaning division to improve monitoring and quality. These technologies include PDAs to log reports, ultraviolet pens and torches to monitor cleaning activities, PH monitors for water testing and call-on-demand devices for immediate response.

  • Social Development.

    What are some of our initiatives?

    We create new SMMEs through our Enterprise Development programme, allocating some 40% of our procurement spend to local suppliers.

    We’ve created nutritionally enhanced food designed to boost the immune systems of people living with HIV/AIDS.

    We sponsor numerous charities and grassroots initiatives, from schools for disabled children and homes for the elderly to inner city improvement projects and scholarships for promising students.

    Our operations create hundreds of jobs each month and our Institute of Hospitality Studies provides skills training and management-training programmes for hundreds more each year.

  • Sustainability.

    How do we do this?

    We answer the challenge of environmental responsibility across all our operations by minimising chemical waste, optimising energy use and engaging with our clients in initiatives that minimise impact on the environment.

    We run community-based programmes alongside our operations to generate social upliftment in the areas around our contract sites.

    We develop local suppliers and supplier networks for our operations, helping to creating independent, sustainable businesses in underdeveloped regions.

Our History.

1971.

Company founded as a contract catering business by Federale, ICS and Trust Houses (UK).

1979.

Trust Houses sells its share to the other shareholders.

1981.

Fedics implements its first affirmative action programme, and documents its first “BEE policy”.

1983.

We sponsor the SA Chef’s Association to develop Black Chefs.

1994.

We win the Sancorp Investor in People Award.

1995.

We win the BMF Most Progressive Company Award.

1996.

We conclude our first BEE transactions with Nozala Investments, SIP and IPG as shareholders.

1998.

Company rebranded as Tsebo Outsourcing Group.

1999.

We introduce an HIV/Aids programme to drive access to health.

2000.

Management, Nozala Investment Holding and Ethos Private Equity delist the company.

2003.

Tsebo successfully hosts the All-African Games in Lagos, Nigeria, our largest project to date.

2005.

Tsebo Outsourcing Group becomes one of the first organisations of its size to achieve ‘excellent’ BEE accreditation through Empowerdex.

2007.

We achieve Level 3 BEE Contribution status.


Shareholders Ethos exit and ABSA Capital enters with a cash injection of R1.2bn, R331m of this is allocated to empowerment shareholders.

2008.

Equality Reef Services Catering joins the Tsebo Group.


Tsebo expands into the Middle East Oil & Gas sector through Karam-Fedics.

2009.

We achieve Level 2 BEE Contribution status.


We launch an aggressive Disability Awareness Programme, employing over 200 disabled people across several operating sites.


TsAfrika Catering joins the Tsebo Group.

2010.

We reach 94.21 out of 100 BEE points, maintaining one of the highest Level 2 industry scores for a company our size.


The Board approves a greater level of investment in job creation, franchising, skills and enterprise development.

2011.

Tsebo celebrates its 40th Anniversary by launching the Tsebo Foundation, a charitable vehicle to command the Group’s CSI in Education and Health Improvement.

2012.

We enter the Energy Management sector with a differentiated, yet complementary offering.


We launch the Tsebo Hygiene Solutions Division.


Servco Catering Mozambique joins the Tsebo Group.


ECHS Cleaning, a major competitor, joins the Tsebo Group.

2013.

We win our first Pan-African contract with Barclays PLC, managing 2 000 sites in 12 countries.


Ubunye Cleaning Services joins the Group.


ABSA are replaced by Rockwood Private Equity.

2014.

Tsebo welcomes Backbone Management Services as Project and Move Management specialists.


Callguard Security Services is welcomed into the Tsebo Group.


We merge with Allterrain Services Group (ATS) to create a Pan-African multi-services group.

2015.

Thorburn Security Services joins the Tsebo Group.

2016.

Tsebo achieves an historic Level 1 Rating on the 2015 Amended BEE codes in South Africa


Drake & Scull rebranded as Tsebo Facilities Solutions.


Rockwood Private Equity exit their shareholding and are replaced by Wendel SE as the lead investor, together with the Capital Group and Women’s Development Bank


Super Clean joins the Tsebo Group

2018.

Rapid FM Nigeria joins the Tsebo Family

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Our People.

  • Corporate Board.

  • Company Leadership.

  • NN-Gwagwa

    Dr. NN Gwagwa

    Non-Executive Chairperson

    Dr. NN Gwagwa

    Non-Executive Chairperson


    NN-Gwagwa

    M.TRP (UN); MSc (cum laude) (LSE); PhD (UCL)

    Lulu is a development planning thought leader with many years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. She serves as CEO of Lereko Investments – one of Tsebo’s two empowerment shareholders – as well as on the boards of several leading businesses. She is also currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission. Lulu chairs the Tsebo Group Social Ethics and Transformation Committee, which oversee the Group’s corporate governance.

    Lulu is passionate about spatial equity, transformation and the creation of opportunity through development planning, and brings this passion to Tsebo’s leadership and strategy.

  • CR-Smith

    CR Smith

    Group Chief Executive Officer

    CR Smith

    Group Chief Executive Officer


    CR-Smith

    ACIS (SA)

    Clive has had leadership experience across the Group over the last 20 years, including time as CEO of Drake and Scull and as CEO of Fedics. He has a strong financial background, many years experience in leading large employee groups, operating companies and driving organic and acquisitive growth strategies.

    Since taking up his position as Group CEO in 2004, Tsebo has enhanced its transformation credentials and delivered consistent customer and shareholder value.

    Clive is a dynamic leader who believes in empowerment as a business strategy and not merely a compliance requirement. It is a vision that has seen Tsebo grow to unprecedented size over the last 10 years.

  • crjardine

    Dr. CR Jardine

    GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Dr. CR Jardine

    GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


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    BS, MS Computer Science; PhD Information Technology (George Mason University, Virginia USA)

    Dr Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has worked in various executive and director roles in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors.He has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons. He is currently an independent non-executive director for the Peermont Group.

  • TT-Ratsheko

    TT Ratsheko

    Non-Executive Director

    TT Ratsheko

    Non-Executive Director


    TT-Ratsheko

    BJURIS, LLB (UNISA); LLM Human Rights and Constitutional Practice (UP); LLM Communications Law (incl. Space and Satellite Law) (WITS)

    Tsheko is an advocate in private practice, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee at South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA and sits of the board of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). Tsheko’s career includes senior positions in the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, SABS, the DTI and time as Group Compliance and Sustainability Manager at Exxaro Resources Limited.

  • TLB-Boikhutso

    TLB Boikhutso

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    TLB Boikhutso

    Independent Non-Executive Director


    TLB-Boikhutso

    MSW (WITS)

    Thalita’s passion for leadership development has been featured in Dr John C Maxwell’s book “Put Your Dream to the Test”. Thalita was previously Group Chief Executive of Maxima Global Consulting and a Director at KPMG. She currently chairs African Olive Investment Holdings, which has interests in the logistics, jewellery, mining and tourism industries.

  • ADJ-Brewitt

    AJD Brewitt

    Non-Executive Director

    AJD Brewitt

    Non-Executive Director


    ADJ-Brewitt

    NHDip.Agri (UKZN)

    Starting his career as Research Agronomist at the SA Sugar Association in the1960s, Tony’s career includes leadership positions at Irvin & Johnson, Zeneca SA, Imperial Chemical Industries, Medicross Healthcare and most recently, Absa Capital Private Equity.

  • S-Dakile-Hlongwane

    S Dakile-Hlongwane

    Non-Executive Director

    S Dakile-Hlongwane

    Non-Executive Director


    S-Dakile-Hlongwane

    MDE (WCMA)

    Salukazi co-founded Nozala Investments – one of Tsebo’s two empowerment shareholders – in 1996 and served as its CEO until 2011. Following tenures at the Lesotho National Development Corporation, the African Development Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Salukazi served on the Boards of MediClinic Corporation, Exxaro Resources and various Nozala subsidiaries.

  • IN-Mathews

    IN Mathews

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    IN Mathews

    Independent Non-Executive Director


    IN-Mathews

    MA (OXON); MBA

    Nigel’s eminent career in the hospitality and retail industries includes leadership positions at Holiday Inns Limited, City Lodge Hotels, Sun International, Massmart Holdings and Sentry Group. He is Chairman of The SIEST and Lead Independent Non-Executive Director at Sun International Limited. Nigel chairs the Tsebo Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

  • L-Mbongwe

    L Mbongwe

    Non-Executive Director: Tsebo Corporate Board

    L Mbongwe

    Non-Executive Director: Tsebo Corporate Board


    L-Mbongwe

    BCom Accounting (Wits); MSc Built Environment (Wits)

    Alongside the knowledge she has gained from numerous management courses at Wits, Insead in France and Harvard, Lindiwe holds a BCom accounting degree and an MSc in the build environment from Wits. She is also a qualified estate agent. Lindiwe serves on the board of trustees for the staff at Anglo Vaal Industries, as the Chairperson of Pewulwana Agricultural Services, and is a board member of COPESSA (an NGO that is involved with the prevention of abuse to women and children). She is also the Managing Director of Cape Gannet Properties. Lindiwe has extensive banking experience, with over 28 years in both retail and property finance.

  • M-Kalawe

    M Kalawe

    Chief Executive Officer: Tsebo Catering Solutions

    M Kalawe

    Chief Executive Officer: Tsebo Catering Solutions


    M-Kalawe

    BSc (Electrical Engineering) Natal University

    Monwabisi has 20 years of business experience and has held senior posts in a number of companies over his career. This includes time as CEO of Rheinmetall Denel Munition and as COO for TFMC, as Executive Officer at Airports Company SA and as a Member of the Executive Board of its parent company, Compass Group.

    Monwabisi has also served as Country Managing Director and COO of Compass Group SA. Most recently, Monwabisi was CEO and Executive Director of South African Airways SOC. He is Chairman of CGSA at Supercare Services Group and a member of SAIEE.

  • TimW

    TG Walters

    Executive Director: Group Chief Financial Officer

    TG Walters

    Executive Director: Group Chief Financial Officer


    TimW


    B.Com; BAcc; CA (SAICA); SEP (SU)

    Tim is CFO of Tsebo Solutions Group, managing finance and M&A strategy
    across the Group, and is also a member of the Tsebo Solutions Group
    Executive Committee. Prior to joining Tsebo Solutions Group in 2002,
    Tim held supply chain and financial leadership positions at SAB’s Beer
    Division and Barloworld Equipment Company.

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    F Burn

    Group Chief Information Officer

    F Burn

    Group Chief Information Officer


    team

    MSc Mathematics (University of Johannesburg); MBL (UNISA)

    Faith has over 25 years’ experience across Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Aviation and Aerospace, the Public Sector, Construction, Education, and Mining. Before joining Tsebo, she was Head of IT Africa at Novartis, Head of Internal Audit at the Airports Company South Africa, and Associate Director responsible for Project Risk and Business Continuity at Deloitte. Faith is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds various internationally recognized and accredited certifications in Project Management, Business Continuity Management and Computer Science. She has served on the IIA SA Board and is a member of the CCMA Audit Committee.

  • Elaine-Kruger

    Elanie Kruger

    Group Organizational Effectiveness Director

    Elanie Kruger

    Group Organizational Effectiveness Director


    Elaine-Kruger

    M.Com (Industrial Psychology) from UJ

    Elanie Kruger is the Group Organizational Effectiveness Director for Tsebo Solutions Group, Africa’s leading outsourcing solutions group.

    Passionate about Africa and emerging markets, Elanie is a key member of the Tsebo Executive, responsible for the delivery of profitability, growth and cash flow targets by driving best people practices and change initiatives.
    Elanie has a strong and diverse career in strategic human resources, talent, Organizational Development, IR and change management having held several senior leadership positions in diverse industries in South Africa and the UK.
    Elanie, a registered Industrial Psychologist, holds a M.Com (Industrial Psychology) from UJ.

  • CR-Smith

    CR Smith

    Group Chief Executive Officer

    CR Smith

    Group Chief Executive Officer


    CR-Smith

    ACIS (SA)

    Clive has had leadership experience across the Group over the last 20 years, including time as CEO of Drake and Scull and as CEO of Fedics. He has a strong financial background, many years experience in leading large employee groups, operating companies and driving organic and acquisitive growth strategies.

    Since taking up his position as Group CEO in 2004, Tsebo has enhanced its transformation credentials and delivered consistent customer and shareholder value.

    Clive is a dynamic leader who believes in empowerment as a business strategy and not merely a compliance requirement. It is a vision that has seen Tsebo grow to unprecedented size over the last 10 years.

  • crjardine

    Dr. CR Jardine

    GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Dr. CR Jardine

    GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


    crjardine

    BS, MS Computer Science; PhD Information Technology (George Mason University, Virginia USA)

    Dr Chris Jardine is the Group Executive Director for Operations for the Tsebo Group. He joined Tsebo in 2011 as CEO of Tsebo Catering Solutions, a position he held until assuming his new role in June 2015. Prior to this he was CEO of the J & J Group. Chris has worked in various executive and director roles in the IT, logistics, telecommunications, industrials and financial services sectors.He has also served on the boards of companies as diverse as MTN, Transnet, Macquarie First South and Union Carriage and Wagons. He is currently an independent non-executive director for the Peermont Group.

  • JWentzel

    Dr. J Wentzel

    Group Chief Commercial Officer

    Dr. J Wentzel

    Group Chief Commercial Officer


    JWentzel

    PhD (Industrial Systems) (UP), MBA, MSc (Nucl. Physics), BSc (Hons.) (Nucl. Physics), BSc (Mathematics & Physics) (UCT)

    John applied his credentials in physics and engineering to a career that earned him broad experience across the retail, FMCG, banking, communication and logistics industries in just as broad a range of management roles, including operations, IT, project management and HR. He brings to Tsebo Group a depth and breadth in knowledge of what makes those industries tick and what it takes to serve them exceptionally.

  • W-Gould-001

    W Gould

    Chief Executive Officer – Tsebo Energy Solutions

    W Gould

    Chief Executive Officer – Tsebo Energy Solutions


    W-Gould-001

    BSc (Electrical Engineering) (UCT); BCom Hons (UNISA)

    William has held numerous executive positions in both private and public sector companies across a range of industries, including Facilities Management. Now a member of the Tsebo Group Executive, he actively heads up the Energy Division with his main focus being solutions that deliver superior services to clients and that maintains the business’s market lead.

  • Hamid-Khan

    H Khan

    General Manager – Karam Fedics

    H Khan

    General Manager – Karam Fedics


    Hamid-Khan

    Nat. Diploma (Hotel Management), MDP (University of Durban Westville), MBA (Netherlands Business School)

    Hamid has an exceptional leadership track record in the hospitality industry. From his early days with Southern Sun, he progressed up the ranks with Fedics to become Managing Director of the Cape Region. After a stellar tenure of profit growth, contract retention and human capital development he accepted the challenge of growing Fedics’ Middle Eastern business – Karam Fedics – to new levels.

  • D-Thobye

    D Monama

    Group Transformational and Diversity Director

    D Monama

    Group Transformational and Diversity Director


    D-Thobye

    BA (Social Sciences) (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal); Dip IR (Human Resources) (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal)

    Disebo earned her undergrad and postgraduate degrees from the University of Durban Westville and the University of Natal (Durban) respectively, focusing on Industrial Relations. She worked for these Universities’ CSI projects before being selected for Unilever’s graduate programme. She climbed the ranks of the company before finishing off her time there as Corporate Affairs Manager. After moving to Gauteng, Disebo worked for the SABS, where she helped transform the HR division into a true business partner model. In 2008 she took up a position on the board of Aon SA. Before joining Tsebo, Disebo consulted in Human Capital. She lives for all things fitness and is passionate about great food.

  • R-van-der-Zwan-012

    R van der Zwan

    Group Marketing Director

    R van der Zwan

    Group Marketing Director


    R-van-der-Zwan-012

    BCom (Hons.) (UCT), MBA (Cambridge)

    Royce brings international, multi-industry commercial experience in branding, marketing, sales and business development. He has worked across more than 20 countries in leadership positions for companies such as Accenture, H.J. Heinz Europe, Nando’s and Tiger Brands. Royce holds a business management honours from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Cambridge University in the UK.

  • KFussel

    K Fussell

    Chief Operating Officer – Tsebo Catering Solutions

    K Fussell

    Chief Operating Officer – Tsebo Catering Solutions


    KFussel

    Nat. Dip. (Hotel and Catering Operations)

    Ken graduated from Blackpool Hotel School in the United Kingdom and holds a National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Operations. He is a member of the Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association and held various management positions with then Grandmet Catering Services (now Compass PLC) in the UK from 1979 to 1984. He became Deputy General Manager at Both Worlds Hotel in Gibraltar before joining Fedics in 1985, taking a position based in KZN. In 1989 he became the Operations Director for Fedics Food Services Transvaal and this was followed by appointments as Specialist Services Director and Managing Director Coastal Region for the growing Fedics organisation. After a period of time in Australia as CEO of an event and hospitality company, Ken returned in 1996 as Managing Director of Fedics Food Services before he was appointed to his current position as Chief Operating Officer in 2004.

  • Wynand-Louw

    W Louw

    Chief Executive Officer : Tsebo Cleaning Solutions

    W Louw

    Chief Executive Officer : Tsebo Cleaning Solutions


    Wynand-Louw

    BSc (Engineering) (Wits), BCompt (Hons.) (CTA, Accounting, Auditing, Tax) (UNISA), CA(SA)

    Wynand joined Tsebo in 2005 as Financial and Commercial Director of Drake & Scull. In 2008 he was promoted to Supply Chain Director responsible for the procurement and supply chain management activities across the Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management divisions. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a diverse background that includes working in the Mining Sector as an Engineer (Gencor), Management Consulting (Deloitte Consulting) and Equity Investment (Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank).

  • Dave-Govender

    D Govender

    Group Chief Procurement Officer

    D Govender

    Group Chief Procurement Officer


    Dave-Govender

    MBA (WITS), MAP (WITS), ND-FOOD TECHNOLOGY (DUT)

    Dave’s previous roles prior to joining Tsebo included those of Strategic Projects Director at Shanduka Group and Technical Operations Director at Nando’s SA. Earlier senior management functions over a 10-year period at Coca-Cola SA ranged from audit and supplier management to environmental and corporate affairs to eventually heading up commercialisation and special projects.

    As Group CPO, Dave is responsible for leading the strategy, tactical execution and management of the total procurement effort across Tsebo Group. His diverse strategic and operational experience spans 20 years in the FMCG sector which will enable him to excel in his new duties at Tsebo. He has also gained invaluable M&A, governance and cross-sector experience as non-executive director on the Boards of Alexander Forbes, Macsteel, Seacom, TBWA and Helios Towers.

  • J-C-Feinberg (1)

    J Chetty-Feinberg

    Group Mergers and Acquisitions Director

    J Chetty-Feinberg

    Group Mergers and Acquisitions Director


    J-C-Feinberg (1)

    BSc Chemical Engineering (WITS); BCom Hons (UNISA); MBA Finance (WITS)

    Jennifer is a seasoned corporate finance professional, with 24 years’ experience in infrastructure, project, export and structured finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She has an established track record in deal-making across geographies and sectors. Before joining Tsebo, she was an Executive Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions team at Standard Chartered Bank, Executive Vice President of Finance for a Canadian-listed energy company, at Rothschild as a Director in the Global Financial Advisory team, at Investec as a structured finance principal, and at the IDC as Head of Corporate and Project Finance.

  • Management.

  • Staff.

Management.

Tsebo is widely recognised as one of the most progressive workplaces in the outsourcing industry. Every middle and senior manager in the Group is encouraged to attend an 18-month Management Advancement Programme (MAP) course run by the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences. This, together with our outcomes-based training courses for managers and supervisors, creates a steady pipeline of skilled junior and middle managers – from which the future pool of senior management then emerges.

Tsebo’s senior management ensure all stakeholders in the organisation are aligned. Their experience and understanding of the industry have enabled them to create workplaces where all employees grow with the business. With its mix of youth and experience, hands-on experience across the Group’s businesses and backing from our company alumni, Tsebo’s leaders steer the organisation with purpose and passion, driving performance.

Staff.

Tsebo’s growth has always been linked to equal opportunity employment. Our starter job profiles, coupled with the growth and training opportunities from within the Group, make us one of Africa’s most trusted employment providers.

Our managers and staff count among the most qualified in the industry and receive continuous training to a standard of tireless improvement. Our Tsebo Skills Academy (TSA) is accredited by THETA (the Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Authority).

The TSA has trained more than 20,000 people over the last 3 years. Massive job creation has also taken place within the Group’s divisional operations, with the organisational headcount growing from 10,000 to more than 34,000 over the past ten years.

  • Support Services.

  • Suppliers.

Support Services.

Tsebo’s operating divisions, array of marketplace brands and national, regional and Africa-wide operations are supported by strong central Group structures. These structures manage and execute all the supporting services needed by the Group as a whole, as well as individual divisions and companies. This includes everything from marketing to accounts, IT to helpdesks.

Tsebo’s on-going training and development means that only highly skilled professionals, following specialised processes and systems, staff our central structures and that these people are motivated and given the opportunities to fulfil their potential within the Group.

Our powerful cloud-based systems and processes are built for African conditions. This results in reduced reliance on unreliable data networks as well as improved system functionality and a front-end that is adaptable to specific local needs. Our integrated systems architecture is easy to customise and cost-effective to manage, robust and simple to deploy, and is ideal for overcoming challenges such as interrupted links, distributed networks and numerous languages.

Suppliers.

Tsebo operates a highly integrated value chain, minimising cost and optimising efficiency at every stage. This is only possible because of the Group’s collaboration with its stable supplier base.

Tsebo procurement and operational teams have intimate knowledge of their supplier operations, and work with them in planning for mutual benefits. This collaboration of systems, processes, skills programmes and market knowledge delivers mutual benefits and enhances value for clients and customers alike.

We have been highly successful in creating supplier networks, often in rural and underdeveloped areas. This includes training and assisting small local suppliers to become self-sustaining businesses that can service our contracts and other businesses in their communities. This ability to create supplier networks from scratch enables us to operate under harsh and uncertain conditions without relying on formal supply networks.