The duties of this committee include, providing leadership and strategic oversight within the incubation industry. As well as pursuing and delivering sustainable value to shareholders, stakeholders and members of SABTIA.

Zaid Mohidin
Chairperson, Gauteng

An award-winning CEO and Founder of New Generation Mindset (the first EU|BIC in Sub-Saharan Africa). Zaid pioneered the first Hybrid Incubator in South Africa and has been lauded for his contribution in developing ICT, Construction, Energy, Agriculture and Mining sector stimulation programmes.

Zaid Mohidin
Chairperson, Gauteng
Seapei Mafonyane
Vice-Chairperson, Gauteng

Seapei Mafonyane
Vice-Chairperson, Gauteng
Adv Giel Martins
Secretary, Gauteng

Adv Giel Martins
Secretary, Gauteng
Annie McWalter
Board Member, Gauteng

Over 20 years in the entrepreneurship space and vast experience in Enterprise and Supplier Development.

CEO and a Director of The Hope Factory and SAICA Enterprise Development for the past 7 years. Both entities of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as part of their Nation Building division.

Annie McWalter
Board Member, Gauteng
Jenine Zachar
Board Member, Gauteng

Jenine has largely worked within the Financial Services Industry, with past experiences as a management consultant and in design thinking; skills now used to help small businesses to develop innovative solutions and validate their ideas, prototype, perform user testing and pivot or scale.

Jenine Zachar
Board Member, Gauteng
Miles Kubheka
Board Member, Gauteng

Miles Kubheka, the entrepreneur, refreshing keynote speaker and author, is the poster child for the audacity of hope. Having once been employed by a leading multinational, he went out on a limb and ingeniously created a restaurant with the same name and branding as a fictional restaurant portrayed in a famous “beeg beeg dreamer” TV ad campaign. In doing so, he catapulted into media stardom and soon translated his innovative thinking into entrepreneurial success.

Miles Kubheka
Board Member, Gauteng
Yashin Brijmohan
Board Member, Gauteng

Yashin Brijmohan
Board Member, Gauteng
Mothinye Mothiba
Board Member, Gauteng

Mothinye Mothiba
Board Member, Gauteng
Sizile Dube
Board Member, Gauteng

Sizile Dube
Board Member, Gauteng
Phelelani Mpanza
Board Member, Gauteng

Phelelani Mpanza
Board Member, Gauteng
Jonathan Naidoo
Board Member, KwaZulu-Natal

Jonathan Naidoo
Board Member, KwaZulu-Natal
Robert Buys
Board Member, Gauteng

Robert Buys, an entrepreneur himself, understands and assists in driving the Jewellery sectors mandate in the following 4 key areas:

Skills Training Provision in the Jewellery Sector to Persons with Disabilities | Provision of Business Incubation support to new and existing SMMEs in the Jewellery sector | Facilitate transition of Qualified Learners into Business | Use the Academy as a catalyst for Job creation.

Robert Buys
Board Member, Gauteng
Catherine Wijnberg
Board Member, Western Cape

Catherine has owned and operated businesses in five different sectors and three African countries, and
as the founder of Fetola, has designed, and implemented many business growth methods that are now standard practice in the South African incubation/acceleration field.

Catherine Wijnberg
Board Member, Western Cape
Dr Ricardo Dames
Board Member, Eastern Cape

Dr Ricardo Dames
Board Member, Eastern Cape