Printing SA has announced the resignation of CEO Steve Thobela. He has served the organisation for the past five years and has been a great stalwart of change.
His vision and mentorship within and outside of the organisation has been one of the greatest achievements in his stellar career and the organisation commends him for having made significant changes in not only Printing SA, but to its custodians, the members. Printing SA thanked Thobela for being a true ambassador for our industry, further stating: ‘It is a comfort to know that whilst he leaves Printing SA, he will not be lost to our industry.’
Thobela started his career as a typographer. He worked in the print production departments of the Pretoria News, Perskor, The Sowetan and The Newspaper Printing Company before becoming Operations Manager of the Independent Newspapers in the Cape.
He served for four and a half years as the Founding General Manager of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation based in Cape Town, at which time he was also appointed to the board of Oxford University Press. Prior to joining Printing SA on a full-time basis, he served as the Director of Print Production at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He then joined Printing SA in January 2014.
Thobela also serves as a trustee of the South African Typographical Union (SATU) Pension Fund and serves on committees of the FP&M SETA. He was recently appointed as the Chairman of Health Squared. He is also one of the directors of an international charity organisation, Breakthrough Partners, while also serving as the national President of the Association of Berean Grace Ministries in South Africa.
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