Prof Albert Wöcke

Albert Wocke

Albert is an associate professor and permanent faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has been on the GIBS faculty since 2000, where he joined after a career as a trade union official. As the assistant general secretary: collective bargaining, he headed up the collective bargaining functions of the union and was a founding member of the Public Service Bargaining Council and represented the labour movement in the public finance and Monetary Policy Chamber of Nedlac (the National Economic Development and Labour Advisory Council). Albert is a recognised researcher with a National Research Foundation (NRF rating of C3) and has published academic and other articles in South Africa and internationally. He is a member of the American Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business and the South African Institute of People Management. He regularly reviews for international and local academic journals.

Since joining GIBS, Albert has taught in the areas of international business strategy and human resources, strategy and organisational behaviour. His current research interests include the process and strategies of emerging market firms going global, the design and impact of HR strategy in multi-national corporations and talent management in emerging markets. He has had papers presented at the American Academy of Management and the Royal Geographic Society and he has taught in Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, the UAE, Hong Kong and Namibia. He consults widely and clients have included MTN, UTI, South African Revenue Services, Zurich Reinsurance, PPC and government departments including Foreign Affairs and Forestry and Water.

Elizabeth Dhlamini-Kumalo

Elizabeth Kumalo

Elizabeth Dhlamini-Kumalo is former HR Executive at SARS, one of the top revenue services in the world. Previously she was Human Resource Director of Sandvik Mining and Construction, a company dedicated to the supply of a wide range of products and services to the mining, quarry and construction industry. She was Human Resource Director at Afrox, Woolworths, South African National Parks and Fedics, and HR Manager at Nedcor. Elizabeth has her Masters in Management – Human Resources, she was the Chairperson of the 10th Board of SABPP, National Assembly of Women, founder member of Women’s National Coalition as well as Defunct Career Women’s Association.

Hudson Maila


Hudson is currently employed as a Senior HR Manager within the Strategic Human Capital Portfolio at Rand Water. Prior to this role, he was the Human Resources Manager for Scientific Services Division until February 2012. Overall, Hudson has served in various managerial roles within the HR space for more than 15 years. He is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Life Coach. He also has certificates in Coaching Learners (NQF level 3) and Mentoring Colleagues (NQF level 4). He has completed a Masters of Management in Business and Executive Coaching (MMBEC) at the Wits Business School and his research title focused on “The influence of coaching on perceived job performance of newly promoted managers”. Furthermore, Hudson has obtained an M. Tech Degree in Public Management from UNISA and his research was published by Lambert Academic Publishers as a monograph in Germany. Amongst other qualifications, he also has a B. Hons Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from UNISA. Until recently, he was a Full Member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA).

Tebogo Sethibe

Tebogo Sethibe

Tebogo is a DBL candidate and a part-time academic staff member at Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership. He holds the following qualifications: BSc (Wits University), BSc Honours, MIT (University of Pretoria) and MBL (Unisa SBL). Tebogo has vast experience in ICT, spanning well over 15 years. Having worked in various countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Ghana), gained him extensive knowledge and experience in understanding business from a multi-cultural context. Tebogo’s research interests include leadership, strategic human resource management, innovation and organizational performance. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work at local and international academic conferences. His academic achievements include the Best Presentation at the Unisa Research & Innovation Week, he is the recipient of the Best MBL Research Paper in 2013 and has represented Unisa at the interuniversity research project competition held at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India.

Marius Meyer

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Marius is responsible for the quality assurance of 61 learning providers, as well as the HR accreditation of all universities in South Africa. Marius facilitated training and consulting interventions for more than a 100 companies. Previously Marius lectured in HRD at the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg and he is still involved in academic work for North-West University and Stellenbosch University. He has been an HRD practitioner, consultant, academic and manager for the last 20 years. Marius is registered as a Master HR Professional and Mentor with SABPP. He is an advisory board member of the African Society for Talent Development. Marius is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and author of 22 books and 150 articles. He has a passion for leadership, strategy, governance, change management and people development. The latest output of his team is the National HR Competency Model, as well as a full set of national HR standards, the first set of national HR standards in the world. His latest books are on HR Standards, HR Competencies and HR Risk Management.

Siphiwe Moyo

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Moyo is the Chairman of the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP). He is a Professional Motivational Speaker based in South Africa. He researches and speaks on employee engagement, employee morale, employee motivation and on strategies aimed at nipping the entitlement culture in the bud. He is an Organisational Development and Learning Specialist. He is an Author, Facilitator and MC. His qualifications include Executive Development Programme from Wits Business School (2015), Masters in Business Administration from Potch Business School (2009), B Com (Hons) Human Resource Development from the University of Johannesburg (2005), International Exec Programme in Retail Banking from the International Academy of Retail Banking in the UK (2012) and Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) Human Resources from the Vaal University of Technology (2002). Moyo is a past Chapter President at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).