Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has appointed Dumisani Khuzwayo as the new GM: human resources following an organisational and executive leadership structure review, to support effective delivery of Transnet SOC's seven-year Market Demand Strategy (MDS).
Khuzwayo will, amongst other things, steer the organisation in pursuit of its job-creation and skills-development agendas under the MDS, which will have TPT increase its head count from 6410 in 2011/12 to 9446 in 201819 according to its seven-year strategy projections. Significant investments will also be made on training to up-skill the workforce and increase the intake of apprentices. The MDS will make the Transnet Group one of the largest employers in South Africa.
TPT's chief executive, Karl Socikwa, said: "Through Dumisani's appointment we have secured a very experienced head of human resources for our company. His many years of local and international experience, coupled with his academic credentials, are ideal merits for the position. We are certain that he will prove extremely instrumental to us in many areas, including helping us achieve our MDS targets."
Khuzwayo's career has included a 15-year tenure at Colgate-Palmolive in senior human resources roles in South Africa and in New York, as well as work at Alpha Group, Eskom and Smith & Nephew.
His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations from University of KwaZulu-Natal.Regional GMs appointed
Further responding to meeting the goals of MDS, TPT has made key management changes in its operational management structure, where the two sector-based positions of COO for the container sector and COO for the bulk and agri-RORO sector, have been replaced by three regional GMs: operations.
The position of GM: operations in KwaZulu-Natal will be filled in due course, while Velile Dube assumed the position of GM: operations in the Western Cape and Siyabulela Mhlaluka did the same in the Eastern Cape. Each GM: operations will be supported by his regional executive committees.