Historic Graduation for CILTSA Candidacy Programme


International Logistics and Transport professional body, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) celebrated another first, with the recent graduation of its inaugural Candidacy Programme. 17 women graduated with the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport and the prestigious international “MILT” designation.

The successful candidates were:
1. Upasna Bridglall – Customer Controller: DHL Supply Chain LLP
2. Wisani Chauke – Logistics Specialist: Amazon3. Verona Chetty – Shipping Co-ordinator: Biddulphs
4. Nontokozo Khumalo – Air Import and Export Coordinator: Expeditors International
5. Yayeri Kisaame: CEO Sastalc
6. Nomalizo Majavu – Entry Clerk: Kuehne & Nagel South Africa
7. Tembekile Mapanga – LTG Airport Estimator: LTG logistic Transport Globally
8. Asanda Mapukata – Assistant Operations Manager: DSV
9. Nkaro Moema – Quality Assurance Assistant: DSV Health care
10. Morongwa Motlhabane – MH Launch Packaging Engineer: Ford Motor Company
11. Nobantu Mqulwana – Director Client Solutions: DSV Solutions
12. Elelwani Mudau – Import Supply Supervisor: Ford Motor Company
13. Cynthia Ntozini – Product Manager for Home Appliances, Africa: : Samsung Electronics
14. Roxanne Palmer – Airfreight Imports Controller: CFR Freight SA
15. Lizette Sander – Shipping Coordinator: Biddulphs International
16. Jean Trickett Swanepoel – Export Controller: CFR Freight SA
17. Busisiwe Songo – Warehouse Manager: Imperial Managed Logistics

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, CILTSA President Elvin Harris said, “Transport and logistics is a specialised field, we need more professional people in the industry – in particular more women. 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.” He continued by adding that the women’s CILT qualification and designation is 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 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.
Babalwa Dludlu, the first-ever female chairperson of the RailRoad Association spoke of her career in logistics and transport and lessons learned.

Top achievers
CILTSA presented three special awards:
• Roxanne Palmer from CFR Freight was presented with 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 includes 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,” explains Elvin. “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 initiative.”

The graduation ceremony was supported by Biddulphs International, Kuehne + Nagel and DHL.

Industry benefits

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.

Catherine Larkin
Tel: 083 300 0331
Email: cvlarkin@ciltsa.org.za