National Member Meeting

The National Meeting is restricted to PURCO SA's Member Institutions.
The meeting is not open to suppliers unless personally invited.

PRE-CONFERENCE: NATIONAL MEETING
Tuesday 17 September 2024
Second Floor, CTICC Building 2
09h30 Registration and Tea on arrival
10h00 Opening and welcome
10h05 Apologies and Finalisation of Agenda
Conflict of Interest – Any declaration to be recorded in the attendance register
Competition Act – Everybody to be aware of the Guidelines
10h10 Minutes and matters arising from the previous meeting
10h20 CEO's report
  • Company report
  • Finance
  • PURCO SA Consultancy
  • Legal/Procurement Tender Strategy
  • PURQ
11h00 Social media
11h15 PURCO SA Feedback Session – Universities & TVETs
11h45 Framework Agreements/ Transversal Contracts
12h00 Tea break
12h15 ESD / SCM Training / Quality
12h30 Supplier session 
13h00 LUNCH
13h30 Member session
14h15 General
15h00 Closure
   
18h00 Annual Dinner: time and venue to be advised

PURCON Day 1

PURCO SA CONFERENCE 2024
DAY 1: Wednesday 18 September 2024
07h30 - 10h00 Make your own way to the Convention Centre
08h00 Registration and welcoming refreshments in Exhibition Hall
10h00 Conference starts in the Plenary Room
 

Welcome
Selvan Govender: CEO, PURCO SA

10h10

Vice Chancellor's Address
Prof Sizwe Mabizela: Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University

10H45

Infrastructure collaboration between USAF and PURCO SA
Dr Phethiwe Matutu: CEO Universities South Africa

11h25

Partner Presentation: Redington

12h00 LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL
  Breakaway Room 1
 
Breakaway Room 2
 
Breakaway Room 3
 
Breakaway Room 4
 
13h00


Third Stream Income Policy (Essentials,Policy & Governance)
Brian Naicker


Masterclass: Innovation in the Procurement Process 
Robin Golding: Director Procurement and Payment Services University of Cape Town


Crime Prevention and Predictive Analysis
Panel presentation with Advanced Technology Services:
Dr Satha Pillay, Senior Manager IT
Walleed Hartley, Senior Manager SME


Leveraging Technology to Enhance Business Process Efficiency and Effectiveness- a case study of Central University of Technology

Busi Matube: ICT Director and Chief Digital Officer, Central University of Technology

In today's dynamic business environment, integrating technology into business processes is essential. This session will explore how IT organisations and business mindsets need to evolve to leverage technology to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve overall business process effectiveness and efficiency

 

13h45


Catering Models 


Masterclass: Innovation in the Procurement Process 
Robin Golding: Director Procurement and Payment Services University of Cape Town


The Future of Transportation: Innovations and Trends
(Three University Case Studies)


Era of Everything Cloud Services
Redington

14h30


Financial Sustainability Business Case
Hardy Maritz: Director Commercial Development University of Cape Town
Accenture


Microsoft licensing
Nkululeko Silimela: CEO, Nkusi IT


IWMS solution
Panel presentation with Advanced Technology Services:  
Walleed Hartley, Senior Manager SME
Riaz Adam, Senior Manager SME
Wade Baldwin, Senior Business Development Manager,
JC Swanepoel, Senior Business DevelopmentManager 


Digital transformation in institutions of higher learning
Dr Stella Bvuma: Director: School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems, University of Johannesburg

 

15h15 TEA IN EXHIBITION HALL
15h45

Collaborative Data Governance: Enabling HEI Success.
Dr Satha Pillay, Senior Manager IT, Advanced Technology Services

16h15 Closing remarks
16h30

Visit the Exhibition Hall

16h30-17h30 Make your own way to your hotel
   
19h00 - 23h00

Casual Dinner Function
Venue and details to be advised

Programme is subject to change. 

PURCON Day 2

PURCO SA CONFERENCE 2024
DAY 2: Thursday 19 September 2024
07h00 - 08h30 Make your own way to the Convention Centre
07h30 Registration and welcoming refreshments in Exhibition Hall
08h30 Conference starts in the Plenary Hall
08h45

Vice Chancellor's Keynote
Dr Bismark Tyobeka: Vice-Chancellor North West University 

09h20

Economic and Market Overview:  Outlook for Higher Education​ 
Izak Odendaal: Chief Investment Strategist, Old Mutual Wealth

10h05 TEA IN EXHIBITION HALLS
10h35

Arthur Goldstuck: World Wide Worx
 

11h20

Data Science and Analytics: Insights for Decision-Making 
Zara Feldman: Chief Data & Analytics Officer, FNB South Africa

12h00 Partner presentation
12h30 LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL
  Breakaway Room 1
 
Breakaway Room 2
 
Breakaway Room 3
 
Breakaway Room 4
 
13h30

Driving Operational Efficiency through Audit Turnaround: A Case Study of a TVET College in KwaZulu-Natal
Velenkosini Mtshali CA(SA): Chief Executive Officer, Bonakude Consulting


Masterclass: Procurement of ERP systems - Managing the engagement between Institutions and ERP vendors to maximise impact and cost efficiency
 


Infrastructure and Construction Projects (University and TVET Case studies)


PURQ Transcript Exchange
Bruce Scottson Banda (M.Ins.D), Director Student Academic Administration, UKZN

 

14h15


TBC: Africa Business Agenda: South Africa Perspective 2024

 

 


Case study:
Procurement of ERP systems
Panel discussion with learnings from Tshwane University of Technology and Stellenbosch University.


Solar Projects (TVET Case Study)


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Kgabo Mokgohloa
Associate Professor, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership

15h00 TEA IN EXHIBITION HALLS
15h30


Working in a Hybrid World - Work and Home Balance
Traci Kretzschmar, Corporate Wellness Psychologist


Masterclass: Managing Supply Chain Governance, IT and Legal risks through the PURCO SA E-Tendering platform
Meshal Moonsamy: COO, PURCO SA
Davy Ivins, Founder, Assocworks 

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University and TVET Innovation & Technology Centres 

16h00


Wellness session continued


Masterclass: Managing Supply Chain Governance, IT and Legal risks through the PURCO SA E-Tendering platform
Meshal Moonsamy: COO, PURCO SA
Davy Ivins, Founder, Assocwor
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16h30

Conference closes for the day. Visit the Exhibition Hall

16h30-17h30 Make your own way to your hotel
   
18h30 Gala Dinner Pre drinks
19h00 onwards

Gala Dinner at the Convention Centre

Programme is subject to change.

 

PURCON Day 3

PURCO SA CONFERENCE 2024
DAY 3: Friday 20 September 2024
07h00 - 08h45 Make your own way to the Convention Centre
07h30 WELCOMING TEA IN THE EXHIBITION HALL
08h45 MC opens Conference in the Plenary 
09h00 Vice Chancellor's Address
Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi: Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg
09h35

Partner presentation: Nkusi IT 

10h05 TEA IN THE EXHIBITION HALL
10h35

Human Risk and AI : Framing the Future

11h20

Nuclear Science & Innovation

12h00 LUNCH IN EXHIBITION HALL
12h45 High profile closing address
13h15 ENGAGEMENT FINALE AND PRIZES
13h45

Conference closes