Meet the team
Director/Chief Executive Officer
Frans manages Tjeka Training Matters via a strong team of competent and dedicated professionals. Extremely passionate about skills development, his team undertakes training at the registered private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college’s accredited centres in Randfontein and Henley-on-Klip in Gauteng, as well as in Durbanville, Western Cape. This is in addition to project sites and clients’ premises as part of the company’s mobile training solutions.
Frans has played an invaluable role in helping to develop the company’s reputation as the foremost construction training provider throughout the Southern African Development Community over the past 20 years.
Among the many highlights of his career was assisting many individuals develop vibrant careers in the construction industry and executing the European Union-funded Construction Education Training Authority Recognition of Prior Learning project.
Frans is a seasoned built-environment professional having also served as Site Engineer on many then LTA Construction projects and as District Engineer for building construction and maintenance in the Chief Civil Engineers Office of SATS before venturing into construction training.
He holds a B.Sc in Building Management from the University of Port Elizabeth and MBA from the University of Witwatersrand.
Siyabonga “Siya” Dilimeni
Director: Business Development
Siya is responsible for new business development and management, in addition to the planning and implementation of both accredited and non-accredited training in the built environment; training project management; and stakeholder relations.
Some of the highlights of his career with Tjeka Training Matters include implementing learnerships for the Western Cape Provincial Government and local municipalities for road construction projects; establishment and development of PLC committees for infrastructure projects; and the development of many small, medium and micro enterprises.
Siya has successfully participated in many high-level training interventions. They include national and provincial National Youth Service Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) projects over the past 10 years; national EPWP building maintenance skills programmes; and the Masakhisizwe Bursary Scheme Level 4 Supervisory programmes. This is in addition to four Artisan Development Programmes for the South African National Roads Agency Limited and Independent Development Trust that covered various learning paths, counting Recognition of Prior Learning, learnerships, apprenticeships and skills programmes for the built environment.
Siya holds a National Diploma in Business Management from Stanford Business College, coupled with an OD-ETP NQF 5 qualification from Corporate College International and NQF 6 from People Development Africa. He is also registered as a professional with the Association for Skills Development South Africa and the South African Board for People Practices, as well as a former member of the CIDB National Stakeholder Forum.
Benjamine joined Tjeka Training Matters as a Practitioner and Assessor of bricklayers, plasterers, pavers and kerb layers in 2000.
Extremely passionate about construction and sharing his extensive knowledge of the industry with learners, he excelled in his role and was invited to join the Board of Directors in 2013.
Benjamine has more than 30 years of experience providing training to the construction industry.
He joined the Western Cape Training Centre as a bricklaying assessor after completing his bricklaying apprenticeship in 1985. There, he gained extensive experience and built a solid foundation in construction training before venturing out on his own in 1990.
In 1996, he accepted an opportunity to work at Chebo Training as a Practitioner and served in this capacity for four years before joining Tjeka Training Matters.
He has never looked back and considers the opportunity to become part of a leading private Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority with a strong track record providing building and civil-engineering construction training as one of the many highlights of his career.
Over the years, he has led many prestigious training projects on behalf of the company. They have involved working alongside representatives of leading South African contractors, participants in the construction value chain, policy makers, as well as private and public sector drivers of large building and civil-engineering construction projects.
Manager: Southern Region
Gawie oversees Tjeka Training Matters’ state-of-the-art operation in the Western Cape.
He has personally managed many flagship projects for this leading registered private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college that specialises in providing world-class construction training throughout southern Africa.
Among them was undertaking training for the construction of the Grand West Casino and Green Point Stadium in Cape town. This is in addition to representing all private providers of construction training in the Western Cape on the Regional Construction Education Training Authority Board.
Gawie was also part of the team of built environment professionals who developed the first labour-intensive construction training manuals in South Africa. This is in addition to serving on the Advisory Board for Labour Intensive Projects, which evaluates and then registers labour intensive projects. Moreover, he was part of Green Building Council team that assisted with the determination of training components within the sustainable construction process.
Prior to assisting with the launch of Tjeka Training Matters, he served in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Stellenbosch, where he successfully completed his Mechanical Engineering and Management Diploma.
This is in addition to Training Manager at Boskop Training Centre in Potchefstroom and later at the Western Cape Training Centre. In 1998, he helped launch CHEBO which had a contract to train Eskom employees working at the property arm of the state-owned entity.
Head of Tjeka Leadership Academy
Kobus has dedicated the lion’s share of his more than 40-year-long career as a built-environment professional to developing the highest possible standards in construction training.
Certainly, his contribution towards building Tjeka Training Matters’ 20-year legacy of being the foremost supplier of all construction-related training still stands out as one of many career highlights.
Notably, his team has successfully completed 3600 supervisor learnerships for over 270 clients, among them, Stefanutti Stocks, WBHO, WK Construction and Basil Read.
An attention to training that strives for “zero defects” was instilled in Kobus early on in his career as a Clerk of Works for the then Iscor Vanderbijlpark Projects & Construction Division Civil Engineering & Building Construction. It was fertile training grounds providing focused training to achieve performance goals safely and in a cost-effective manner.
He had ample opportunity to develop and refine this approach while later serving on the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors’ Civil Engineering Training Board; the Botswana Construction Industry Training Trust Fund; the Civil Engineering Training Scheme; and as Training and Development Manager of Group 5 Roads North.
Rudolf van Wyk-Joubert
Group Financial Manager
Rudolf oversees the control and management of Tjeka Training Matters’ finances, including administering management reports and undertaking financial audits to ensure transparency and accuracy. This is in addition to ensuring that the registered private Technical Vocational Education and Training college complies with statutory requirements as set out by the South African Revenue Services, the Department of Labour and other government institutions.
Among the many highlights of his 12-year-long career with the company include helping many individuals acquire skills to help them gain meaningful employment in the construction sector. Notably, he also participated in the European Union-funded Construction Education Training Authority Recognition of Prior Learning Project – a significant career milestone.
Rudolf holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting and completed his South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Articles with SDK Chartered Accountants (SA).
Learnership and Skills Development Administrator
Florah is proud to have assisted Tjeka Training Matters with a number of apprenticeships, learnerships and short skills programmes during her many years with the private registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training college. Her help ensured that all of them were a resounding success, demonstrating her passion for training and skills development.
She registers learners for Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) learnerships, short skills, apprenticeships and Recognition of Prior Learning programmes.
This is in addition to uploading learner details on the CETA’s Indicium system and processing learnership contracts, including having them signed by both employer and learner before submitting them to the training authority for approval and final registration.
Florah also ensures that the learners are linked to the CETA’s SP code, as well as inducts learners before they commence their training and then monitors the programme, serves as a moderator and compiles progress reports.
Moreover, she is responsible for requesting external moderation from the CETA and applying for an extension of scope of accreditation on behalf of clients, as well as registering facilitators, assessors, and moderators with the National Artisan Moderation Body.
She is an Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority-accredited assessor and moderator and is skilled in concrete works, health and safety, first-aid, and firefighting.
Lungiswa Gloria Ntluko
Learnership and Skills Development Administrator
Lungiswa is an outstanding planner and thrives under pressure, all traits that have helped her build a long and industrious career with Tjeka Training Matters.
She is responsible for loading the details of students onto various databases, including those of the Construction Education Training Authority, the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations, and the Transport Education Training Authority. This is in addition to applying for internal and external moderation; preparing monthly reports; compiling portfolios of evidence; preparing and finalising QMS documentation for internal moderation; keeping a record of learner agreements; assisting with documentation for off-site training; and applying for accreditation of facilitators and assessors.
Among her many career highlights is nurturing a proud working relationship with many of the company’s clients. They include Isipani Construction, the Expanded Public Works Programme, Group Five, Power Construction, Concor Construction, Four Stones Civil, Civils 2000, the Master Builders Association, Serr Energy, Adams Safety Training, WBHO, Haw & Inglis, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Mamlambo Construction, Burger and Wallace Construction, Burma Civils and Edel Construction.
She is a professional assessor and moderator and has completed training in other fields, such as community house building, ecology and general business.