International Logistics and Transport professional body the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) celebrated another historic “first”, with the recent graduation of its inaugural Candidacy Programme participants. 17 women graduated with the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport and the prestigious, international “MILT” designation.
The successful candidates are:
- Upasna Bridglall – Customer Controller: DHL Supply Chain LLP
- Wisani Chauke – Logistics Specialist: Amazon
- Verona Chetty – Shipping Co-ordinator: Biddulphs International
- Nontokozo Khumalo – Air Import and Export Coordinator: Expeditors International
- Yayeri Kisaame:
- Nomalizo Majavu – Entry Clerk: Kuehne & Nagel South Africa
- Tembekile Mapanga – LTG Airport Estimator: LTG logistic Transport Globally
- Asanda Mapukata – Assistant Operations Manager: DSV
- Nkaro Moema – Quality Assurance Assistant: DSV Health care
- Morongwa Motlhabane – Packaging Engineer: Ford Motor Company
- Nobantu Mqulwana – Director Client Solutions: DSV Solutions
- Elelwani Mudau – Import Supply Supervisor: Ford Motor Company
- Cynthia Ntozini – Product Manager for Home Appliances, Africa: : Samsung Electronics
- Roxanne Palmer – Airfreight Imports Controller: CFR Freight SA
- Lizette Sander – Shipping Coordinator: Biddulphs International
- Jean Trickett Swanepoel – Export Controller: CFR Freight SA
- Busisiwe Songo – Warehouse Manager: Imperial Managed Logistics
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,” continued
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:
- Juanita Maree, a Director at Savino Del Bene, shared her journey in the industry.
- Babalwa Dludlu, the first-ever female President of the RailRoad Association spoke of her career in Logistics and Transport and lessons learned.
- Executive Officer of the Freight Forwarding Chamber of TETA, Ingrid du Buisson, outlined her adventure in Logistics and Transport
CILTSA presented three special awards:
- Roxanne Palmer from CFR Freight was presented the award for Top Student
- Nobantu Mqulwana from DSV Solutions received the award for Runner-Up in the Top Student Award
- The CILTSA President’s Award was presented to Upasna Bridglall DHL Supply Chain LLP for her dedication, commitment and hard work during the Programme.
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,” explained 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 Candidacy Programme is an opportunity for companies to develop their staff and at the same time assist the companies with their skills development and employment equity targets on their BBBEE scorecard. For more information contact Catherine Larkin from CILTSA at email@example.com or tel: 083 300 0331.