Live Webinar: What Is Possible For Print And Packaging Companies During COVID-19?


Printing SA has been very proactive in responding to their members’ challenges and questions around lockdown. Printing SA’s and Africa Print’s free webinar aims to give an update on the issues around COVID-19 that affect our industry and answer questions from the industry.

The webinar will address topics from risk levels of printing, applying for permits for essential services, keeping and paying current staff and TERS fund submissions from UIF and more. It will also include an update on the latest points raised by the President on 23 April and how this impacts the printing and packaging industries.

Date and time: Thursday 30 April, 11am (SAST). Limited seats available – register here for the free webinar.

Online panel:

Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed, CEO of Printing SA

Dr Mahomed has worked in multiple industries for over thirty years. Most recently he was the Head of the Professional Body for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS SA), serving as the voice for the profession, ensuring compliance with SAQA, boosting membership and exam registration numbers across the SADC region, and developing curriculum for supply chain qualifications. Before that role he served as an Executive Director at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He served as an operations manager of a complex supply chain of study material planning, printing and distribution, ensuring quality materials are developed, replicated and distributed timeously. He managed both printed items and multimedia. Unisa is the largest open distance learning university in Africa, servicing about 400,000 students globally.

Deon Joubert, CEO of Merpak Envelopes and former President of PIFSA

Joubert has spent almost all of his working life in print and paper. After leaving university, he joined the Argus Group as an assistant to the general manager of the Argus Newspaper in Cape Town. After a brief stint at Afrox, he joined Merpak Envelopes where he has been ever since. Apart from making envelopes, Joubert has been involved with global paper advocacy group Two Sides as country lead.

Andrew Read, Regional HR manager at Bidvest Data, Print & Packaging

Read was schooled in Kimberley, South Africa, from where he proceeded to study in Humanities at the University of the Orange Free State. He subsequently spent four years working for the Department of Health and Welfare in the Orange Free State where amongst others he was responsible for the management of health and welfare services in the Northern Free State region. Thereafter he started a career in Human Resources Management at the Nampak Group, consulted privately in H R for a number of years and is currently employed by Bidvest Data Print and Packaging, where he heads up Human Resource Services for the Inland Region. He has been a member of the Printing SA Regional Executive Committee for many years and has been the Chairperson for the REC of the Central Chamber for the last three years.

Tommie du Sart, CEO Renform

Du Sart began working for Ren-Form in production, where he continued to work his way up in the management structure. The then-owner of Ren-Form A orded him the opportunity to show his true potential and become the businessman and entrepreneur he was meant to be. He became partner and then took the bold step to acquire Ren-Form as a whole in 1989. He is a persuasive coach and industry leader, deftly infl uencing and negotiating at the highest levels, extracting maximum value from project teams and his management teams, and building cross organisational cohesion through positive directional leadership. He is also an ethical advisor with unwavering integrity.

Jerome Morkel, Managing Director of Tandym Print

Managing Director at Tandym Print, a family business that I established with my late Father in 1994. Today Tandym Print thrives on innovation and efficiency, using the latest technology to deliver for our clients, yet is still founded firmly on sound values and excellent customer service. I am passionate about what we do at Tandym and the other businesses that I have invested in. A family man, interested in travel, gadgets, technology, cars and cycling.

Moderator: Meggan McCarthy, Editor, Africa Print

Don’t have time? Register anyway and you’ll get sent the recording automatically to watch at a later time.

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