Appointments, Promotions and Resignations
The past few months have seen a few of our trusted colleagues leave the employ of the South African Pharmacy Council in the pursuit of new challenges and greener pastures elsewhere. Several talented individuals have also been appointed to enable us to continue the work towards achieving our strategic objectives and the vision to ensure all people within the borders of our country receive quality pharmaceutical services at all times.
An engaged, dedicated and competent staff complement is the life force of every progressive organisation. The South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) is no different. We aim to attract, retain, and nurture the best talent from the South African labour market to help us in achieving our vision to take the pharmacy profession forward and deliver quality pharmaceutical services for all. It gives us great joy to announce the promotion of two staff members to positions in Legal Services and Communications and Stakeholder Relations, as well as the appointment of five new staff members in the Finance, Human Resources and Communication & Stakeholder Relations departments.
We are sad to have lost the services of three colleagues in Finance, Human Resources and Legal Services; however, we wish them all the best in their new journeys.
Manager: Revenue Accounts
Tebogo Ngobeni joins the SAPC in the capacity of Manager: Revenue Accounts. He previously worked at Glocell (Pty) Ltd as a Finance and Revenue Assurance Accountant, where his primary responsibilities included prevention, detection and correction of revenue leakages in the business. Tebogo holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences (BCompt) and is registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and as a Tax Practitioner with the South African Revenue Services (SARS). He hopes to add notable value to attain the strategic objectives of the organisation and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with his fellow colleagues. “I feel privileged, excited and look forward to contributing positively to the South African Pharmacy Council,” says Tebogo.
Contact Centre Agent: Communication and Stakeholder Relations
Phumzile Sonyamba joined the SAPC in April 2016 as an Intern Contact Centre Agent. His role was to assist with the handling of inbound queries via telephone, e-mail and the website from internal and external stakeholders as well as to provide telephonic support with regards to registration procedures, the status of registration and financial enquiries. Phumzile was appointed as a Contact Centre
Contact Centre Agent: Communication and Stakeholder Relations
Zanele Masombuka joined the SAPC in April 2016 as an Intern Contact Centre Agent. Her duties included assisting with inbound queries received via telephone, e-mail and the website as well as providing telephonic support to external stakeholders. Zanele was appointed as a permanent Contact Centre Agent on the 1st of November 2018. Zanele holds a National Diploma in Management Assistance from Tshwane North College and a Call Centre Certificate from Cornerstone. Zanele says she is excited to be part of the SAPC and believes her hard work will assist the SAPC in attaining its vision of ensuring quality pharmaceutical services for all.
Human Resource Generalist
Boledi Talane is the newly appointed HR Generalist as of the 1st of November 2018. Prior to joining the SAPC, Boledi was a Human Resource Administrator at Umalusi, Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. Boledi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently completing an advanced programme in Human Resource Management through the University of South Africa (UNISA). Boledi commits to helping ensure that the linchpin for the SAPC’s effectiveness is attracting and retaining the right talent in the right place at the right time.
Human Resource Assistant
Sibulele Malongwe joins the SAPC in the capacity of HR Assistant. Sibulule is responsible for providing administrative support to the Human Resource Department, which encompasses the execution of leave management, recruitment, and performance management, amongst other human resource management processes. Before she joined the SAPC, she worked at the Department of Human Settlements where she was responsible for managing Employee Performance Management and Development System (EPMDS) files, providing administrative support in the establishment and operations of the EPMDS committees, and in monitoring compliance on the implementation of performance management policies. Sibulele holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Tshwane University of Technology. She lives by the motto “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Practitioner: Communication and Media
Natalie Urban joined the SAPC in June 2015 as a Secretarial Support Officer. Previously she assisted the SAPC on a temporary basis during 2010 and 2011. Her role was to organise meetings, draft minutes and agendas, typing, handling professional conduct complaints and managing the Senior Manager: Legal Services and Professional Conduct’s diary.
Prior to joining the SAPC, Natalie ran a digital marketing company, The Result Group, for two years, where she was responsible for the management of the business, all social media marketing, reporting to clients, and content creation. She was promoted to Practitioner: Communication & Media on the 1st of May 2018. Natalie holds a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Cape Town and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. “I am excited to be a part of this company once again and will do my best to serve the Council with excellence,” she says.
Secretarial Support Officer: Legal Services and Professional Conduct
Ofentse Motloutsi joined the SAPC in 2012 as an Intern Contact Centre Agent, as part of a Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) funded in-service training programme. He was soon appointed in a permanent capacity due to his diligence, hard work and professionalism. His responsibilities as a contact centre agent included the handling of incoming and outgoing calls, interacting with internal and external stakeholders, and creating cases to be processed.
Ofentse was promoted to Secretarial Support Officer for Legal Services and Professional Conduct (LS&PC) on the 2nd of July 2018. His responsibilities now include providing administrative and secretarial support to the LS&PC Department to achieve optimal functioning within the office of the SAPC, preparing logistics for disciplinary committees or any other meetings as required, and capturing and distributing professional conduct complaints received. Ofentse holds a Diploma in Marketing Management.
Practitioner: Legal Services and Professional Conduct – until April 2018
Following nearly 10 years of service in various roles – starting as a Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer in May 2008 – Lister Mabuza served the pharmacy profession with dedication until she decided to explore other opportunities in April 2018. At resignation, Lister was Practitioner: Legal Services and Professional Conduct, a position she occupied since 2015. The Office of the Registrar wishes her well in her new endeavours.
Manager: Financial Accounting – until March 2018
David Mathole joined the SAPC as Manager: Financial Accounting in January 2007 – a position whose duties he executed with utmost reliability and excellence for a period of more than 10 years. David tendered his resignation in March 2018 to pursue other opportunities. We wish him success in his new journey.
Human Resource Generalist – until 31 August 2018
Akona Xundu joined the SAPC as a Senior Human Resource Officer in April 2009. Akona was responsible for providing effective and efficient recruitment and selection services in line with the Employment Equity Policy of the SAPC and handled administrative matters in the Human Resources Department. Akona executed her duties with distinction. She decided to explore other opportunities in August 2018. Her positive energy will be missed and we wish her all the best for her future.