SADSTIA committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of SADSTIA.

Terence Brown

Chairman

Terence Brown is operations director at Sea Harvest. He is responsible for the smooth running of the company’s land-based operations, including its expansive processing facilities in Saldanha. Terence has over 18 years of experience in the local and international fishing industry, having worked as fleet manager for Sea Harvest for five years and in a range of fleet and production management positions with the Oceana Group. Terence has also worked as general manager of Ireland Blyth Limited, the fishing company of a Mauritian conglomerate.

Terence serves as chairman of the Sea Harvest Foundation, which manages Sea Harvest’s corporate social investment programme, and is also chairman of the Sea Harvest Employee Trust. He is as an executive director of the Sea Harvest Corporation and a non-executive director of SeaVuna, a right-holder in the inshore trawl fishery.

Terence is a mechanical engineer by training, having graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He was first elected chairman of SADSTIA in June 2017.

Innocent Nkosi Dwayi

Vice chairman

Innocent Nkosi Dwayi is group employee relations manager & human resources manager at Irvin & Johnson Limited. He is responsible for the HR function at Cape Town Fishing – the centre of I&J’s fishing operation – and also supports and advises the HR department at I&J on labour relations matters pertaining to other business units, including the Danger Point Abalone Farm, Primary Processing, Walker Bay Canners and Auckland Cold Storage.

Innocent holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Human Resources from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, a postgraduate qualification in management from the University of Cape Town Business School, and is currently working towards a Masters degree in Business Leadership.

Innocent is a Director of Umsobomvu Fishing – I&J’s squid fishing joint venture based in Port Elizabeth – and serves on the executives of the South African Fishing Industry Employers Association and the Bargaining Council for the Fishing Industry.

Madoda Khumalo

Strategic services executive, Sea Harvest

Madoda Khumalo joined Sea Harvest in May 2013 as the executive assistant to the chief executive officer, Felix Ratheb. In 2014 he was promoted to the position of group resource and sustainability manager and in 2015 he was appointed to his current position: strategic services executive. Madoda’s area of responsibility includes fishing rights, transformation, sustainability and communications.

Madoda trained as a marine scientist. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Ocean Atmospheric Science and Environmental Management at the University of Cape Town in 2009, and in 2012 completed a Master of Science degree at the same university. He has extensive knowledge of marine reasearch, having worked at sea on the expeditions of a number of institutions, including those of the Department of Environmental Affairs, the University of Cape Town and the University of Miami.

Arthur Shipalana

Director of, and shareholder in, ZWM Fishing, Visko See Produkte and Basani Fishing

Arthur Shipalana is an entrepreneur with a wide range of business interests. As a director of and shareholder in ZWM Fishing, Visko See Produkte and Basani Fishing, he holds interests in the deep-sea trawl, small pelagic and squid fisheries. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of the North. He worked in the motor industry in the Eastern Cape for many years before he became an entrepreneur, initially opening the first black-owned estate agency in Port Elizabeth.

Trevor Wilson

Manager and director of companies in the Viking Fishing Group

Trevor Wilson is a director of Sistro Trawling and Siyaloba Fishing and a shareholder of Hangberg Fishing Company and Sentrawl, companies that form part of the Viking Fishing Group.

Trevor was educated at the University of South Africa and has supplementary qualifications in business administration and management from Gordon’s Institute of Business Science, Rollins Business School in Florida, USA, the University of Pretoria and Pentech. He entered the fishing industry in 1986 when he joined I&J. In 1990 he began to interact closely with those responsible for the management of the hake trawl and longline fisheries, and the large pelagic fishery. Trevor joined the Viking Fishing Group in 2004. He continues to work closely with government regulators and other fishing industry stakeholders and also manages the Viking Fishing Group’s extensive training and capacity building programme. Trevor currently serves as chairman of the South African Long Line Tuna Association; represents the fishing industry on the SAMSA Syllabus Committee; is the skills cluster champion of the SAMSA National Fishing Forum; and is a member of the Management Committee of the Transport Education and Training Authority’s Maritime Chamber.

Johann Augustyn

Secretary

Johann Augustyn holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Port Elizabeth and worked as a marine scientist for more than 20 years before being appointed as a fisheries manager, originally in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and later the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF). Prior to his appointment as secretary of SADSTIA, Johann worked as chief director of Fisheries Research and Development and chief director of Marine Resource Management at DAFF, gaining specialised knowledge of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and valuable experience in international fisheries fora, including the Committee on Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-COFI).

Fisokuhle Mbatha

Intern

Fisokuhle Mbatha holds an honours degree in Ocean and Atmospheric Science from the University of Cape Town and recently submitted a thesis in fulfilment of the requirements for a Masters Degree in Applied Marine Science, also from UCT.  Fisokuhle was appointed as SADSTIA intern in April 2017 and will work closely with SADSTIA secretary, Johann Augustyn over a period of 12 months, contributing her knowledge and energy to the full range of issues that SADSTIA deals with on a day-to-day basis.