Movers! 17 women poised to make waves in logistics

02 May 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201914486

Education & Training
Materials Handling & Bulk Handling
Transport & Logistics

INTERNATIONAL Logistics and Transport professional body the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) celebrated another first, with the recent graduation of its inaugural Candidacy Programme participants.

Seventeen women graduated with the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport and the prestigious, international MILT designation. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, CILTSA President Elvin Harris CMILT said: “Transport and Logistics is a specialised field: we need more professional people in the industry to make our lives easier – in particular more women professionals. The CILTSA Candidacy programme has made a small but impactful difference in changing the industry landscape”.

“Anything that can make our economy function more efficiently is vital,” said Harris; adding that the women’s CILT qualification and designation was part of a lifelong learning journey.

“Time spent developing yourself and getting educated on a professional level with a career path is vital. There is nothing better that we can do than to uplift ourselves and develop ourselves. The more we improve our lives, the more we improve the lives of those around us”. The ceremony included messages of support and stories from leading women in logistics and transport including Juanita Maree, a Director at Savino Del Bene; Babalwa Dludlu, the first female President of the RailRoad Association; and Executive Officer of the Freight Forwarding Chamber of TETA, Ingrid du Buisson. Funded by the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), the intense Candidacy programme included both theoretical and workplace experience.

“The grade of MILT reflects candidates’ proven expertise and experience in logistics and transport and is a globally portable designation,” said Harris.

“TETA has been an incredibly supportive partner in this initiative. Their support to upskill women in the transport and logistics industry, and to prepare them for management roles in the industry is highly commendable. CILTSA, and our delivery partners Commerce Edge and Alto Training are proud to be associated with this very important initiative”. The graduation ceremony was supported by Biddulphs International, Kuehne + Nagel and DHL.

The successful candidates are:

  1. Upasna Bridglall - Customer Controller: DHL Supply Chain LLP
  2. Wisani Chauke – Logistics Specialist: Amazon
  3. Verona Chetty - Shipping Co-ordinator: Biddulphs International
  4. Nontokozo Khumalo - Air Import and Export Coordinator: Expeditors International
  5. Yayeri Kisaame
  6. Nomalizo Majavu - Entry Clerk: Kuehne & Nagel South Africa
  7. Tembekile Mapanga - LTG Airport Estimator: LTG logistic Transport Globally
  8. Asanda Mapukata - Assistant Operations Manager: DSV
  9. Nkaro Moema - Quality Assurance Assistant: DSV Healthcare
  10. Morongwa Motlhabane - Packaging Engineer: Ford Motor Company
  11. Nobantu Mqulwana - Director Client Solutions: DSV Solutions
  12. Elelwani Mudau – Import Supply Supervisor: Ford Motor Company
  13. Cynthia Ntozini - Product Manager for Home Appliances, Africa: Samsung Electronics
  14. Roxanne Palmer - Airfreight Imports Controller: CFR Freight SA
  15. Lizette Sander - Shipping Coordinator: Biddulphs International
  16. Jean Trickett - Export Controller: CFR Freight SA
  17.  Busisiwe Songo – Warehouse Manager: Imperial Managed Logistics

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