Any company with manufacturing interests in South Africa is a potential member of the Manufacturing Circle, and manufacturers of any size are eligible.

The National Executive Committee (EXCO) is responsible for directing the objectives of the Manufacturing Circle and currently comprises:


  •  Ayanda Mngadi  (Chairperson)

      Group Executive: Corporate Affairs,

      Hulamin Operations Ltd


  •  Haroon Kalla (Deputy Chairperson)

      Director, AMKA


  •  Philippa Rodseth (Executive Director)

      Manufacturing Circle


  •  Stavros Nicolaou

      Senior Executive - Strategic Trade Dev, Strategic

      Trade, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd


  •  Thami Mkhuzangwe

      Senior Executive - Strategic Trade Human Resources

      and Corporate Affairs,

      Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd

  •  Mike Benfield

      Group CEO

      Macsteel Services Centres SA (Pty) Ltd

  •  Jean-Claude Lasserre

      Chief Executive Officer

      Saint-Gobain Construction Products SA (Pty) Ltd

  •  Chris Vuso

       Technical Director Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd


An Advisory Council,  made up of retired manufacturing executives and political economy experts, provides strategic support to the National Executive Committee (EXCO) in implementing specific initiatives to support our member interests.


T: +27 11 061 5000

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