Meet Clarence Randall

Clarence is an active member of the Western Cape Chapter of the South African Society of Labour Law (SASLAW) and is also registered with the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) – a professional body leading the way for the Human Resources profession in South Africa. He serves as a Part-Time Commissioner for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA) and furthermore serves as a Panelist on numerous public service and private sector Bargaining Councils.

He is an accredited facilitator and has conducted both in-house and public course training in the field of employment relations and conflict management. Clarence has further had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at employment law conferences. Moreover, as a consequence of his understanding of the law and his even-handed approach, Clarence has been fortunate enough to chair and initiate disciplinary proceedings for both local government and multi-national companies across the country.

When he is not involved with shaping the minds of our future leaders or doing his part in one the various other capacities listed above, he enjoyss spending time exploring the wilderness with his family.


Meet Andre Swart

Andre has been involved in the field of labour relations in various capacities since 2006. He currently serves as a Part-Time Commissioner for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA) and further serves as a Panellist on numerous public service Bargaining Councils including:

  • SSSBC (Police Sector)
  • GPSSBC (General Public Service)

Andre has completed the UNISA Advanced Program in Labour Law with distinction and also the Labour Dispute Resolution and Practice qualification with the University of Stellenbosch.

He provides a full range of industrial relations and employment law services and is sought after for his expertise in the field of Public Service disputes. Andre joins the team in his capacity as Consulting Labour Relations Specialist.

Andre is also an outdoor enthusiast with a keen interest in “conquering” some of our country’s toughest mountain passes and 4x4 routes.


Meet Catherine Reynolds

Catherine is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, with extensive experience in the public and private sphere. She currently serves as a Part-Time Commissioner for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA) and serves as a Panellist on numerous public service and private Bargaining Councils including MEIBC; MIBCO; PHSDSBC; TOKISO; SARPBAC and ELRC.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Rhodes University in addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. She has practiced as an Associate at Smith Tabata Inc. as well as Senior Associate at Kirchmanns Inc. and Global Business Solutions within the East London area during the period 2005 – 2014.

She provides a full range of industrial relations and employment law services, and is sought after for her expertise in the field of employment equity. Catherine is joining us in her capacity as Consulting Labour Relations Specialist.


Meet Gert Jacobs

Gert prides himself to deliver an efficient array of focused Industrial Relations & Human Recourses services, matched by a professional touch and excellent service history.

As a specialist labour consultant and with more than thirty years’ experience in the corporate environment he comes with a vast array of knowledge in the field of industrial relations. Gert completed his B.comm degree at the University of South Africa and worked as a Financial Manager / Chief Financial officer at Denel.

He later obtained a Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic auditing at the University of Johannesburg and went to the USA for four years. During this period, he obtained the certification CFE (Certified Forensic Examiner) at the Association of Certified Examiners as a member of the USA chapter.

He went on to obtain a Diploma in Advanced Labour Law from the University of Pretoria. Gert provides a full range of Industrial Relations and Employment law services in the private and public sector.


Meet Henk Jacobs

Henk is a lecturer at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in the faculty of Human Resources Management and specialises in Industrial Relations. He is also appointed as a Part-time Commissioner at the CCMA and has more than 12 years’ experience in Labour Relations within various sectors of industry and holds the following degrees:

  • NDip Agricultural Management
  • NDip HRM
  • B-tech HRM
  • BA Honours HRM/IR
  • LLM Labour Law

He has obtained most of his experience within the service industry and worked in a managerial role, which provides him with a full understanding of all business practices and processes. His Research for his Master’s Degree investigated procedural fairness according to the Labour Relations Act and its flexibility.


Meet Mxolisi Nozigqwaba

Mxolisi gained extensive experience in the public and private sphere over the last number of years. He currently serves as a Part-Time Commissioner for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (CCMA) and serves as a Panellist on numerous public service and private Bargaining Councils including:

  • SALGBC (Local Government)
  • DRC (Motor Industry)
  • NBCRFI (Road Freight)
  • PHSDSBC (Public Health)
  • ELRC (Education)

He obtained his LLB from UNISA in 2008 and is currently in the process of completing his LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Mxolisi has been privileged enough to have gained his experience whilst working for both Correctional Services and the Department of Education between 2000 and 2012.

He provides a full range of industrial relations and employment law services and is sought after for his expertise in the field of non-standard employment law. Mxolisi is joining us in his capacity as Consulting Labour Relations Specialist.


Meet Donelle Randall

Donelle Randall ensures the daily operations run smoothly for the lively RWA Labour crew.

Donelle joined the team, bags bursting with 10+ years of managerial and administrative experience. Having Customer Relations and Project Management from various industries at the top of the experience list, her mission is to ensure that communication between the team and our clients are always open and that the various elements of the business run efficiently and on time.

To quote Joshua J. Marine, “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” With this in mind, Donelle strives to build trust and strong long-term relationships with our clients. With her passion for resolving challenges and upskilling others through lessons learnt ensures that she aligns with RWA’s mission statement being “Your partner in building lasting workplace relations” making her the perfect addition to an already dynamic team.


Meet Dewald Oosthuizen

Dewald has more than ten years’ experience in the hands on management of staff within the agricultural sector. Based on that foundation he further pursued his interest in IR and moved his focus to fulfil a consultation role for a variety of medium and large scale business operations across the spectrum of sectors. He has a NDip Game Range Management (NMU) and completed the Practical Labour Law Programme (NMU) to act as a bridge into his LLB (Unisa) studies which he is currently undertaking.

Dewald has more than 5 years’ experience as a labour law consultant and what makes him sought after is his calm fairness and a strong drive to achieve excellence by making an active and positive contribution to the organisations he’s involved with.


Meet Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer was born and schooled in King William’s Town and is an admitted attorney of the High Court.

He was admitted as an attorney in 2010. He started off with the firm Squire, Smith & Laurie Inc in 2008 as a candidate attorney and stayed on as a Professional Assistant until 2010. In that role he dealt mostly with labour, civil and commercial law.

Ashley has over the past decade gained invaluable experience with labour matters in both the public and private sector and has acted as chairperson and prosecutor in various enquiries in both public and private sector. He is also a part time Labour Law lecturer at The School for Legal Practice (LEAD) in East London. He has been shaping legal minds since 2016.

Ashley spends most of his time involved in litigation and as such has established himself as a sought-after representative in various dispute resolution tribunals.


Meet Richard Pretorius

He is a qualified educator by profession and was subsequently appointed as the Director Labour Relations by the Eastern Cape Education Department from 2002 until 2015. He is currently serving as a part-time commissioner for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA). He is also serving as a panelist on numerous bargaining councils, namely, the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC), General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council (GPSSBC), Public Service Co- ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC), Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC), Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) and the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI).

The highlight of his career thus far is the exposure that he had in the global arena of industrial relations. It has totally transformed his thinking about the workplace and its dynamics. In this regard, he attended, inter alia the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland (2014); the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Sydney, Australia (2009); the IIRA, Berlin, Germany (2003); the IIRA, Makati City, Philippines (2001) and the IIRA, Tokyo, Japan (2000).

He obtained his LLM (Labour Law) from the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and also passed with distinction the Programme in Labour Law Practice (CCMA accredited) from the NMU.

He successfully concluded the following specialised CCMA training courses, i.e., section 189A facilitation, unfair discrimination & sexual harassment in the workplace, Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA), section 198A-D of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) regarding non-standard dispute resolution and the Essential Service Committee (ESC) training for commissioners.

He has extensive experience in collective bargaining in the public sector and was directly involved in wage negotiations at the level of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (the PSCBC) as well as negotiations involving Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) agreements across various public sector bargaining councils. He also served as the chief negotiator for the State as Employer in the ELRC.

He joins the RWA team as Consulting Labour Relations Specialist. When he has some free time, he loves playing golf.


Meet Jevon Theron

With a wealth of experience and expertise in various marketing facets, with confidence in his ability to contribute significantly to RWA Labour’s marketing success.

Over the years, he has honed his skills in various fields and industries, and is capable in social media marketing, content creation, event planning, relationship management and data analysis. JT’s well-rounded background in these areas has allowed him to craft and execute successful marketing campaigns that resonate with diverse audiences.

In previous roles, he has showcased his ability to think creatively and outside the box, consistently generating innovative ideas to enhance brand visibility and engagement. He takes pride in his proficiency in leveraging social media platforms to amplify brand messaging and foster meaningful connections with customers and clients.

Additionally, he possesses exceptional relationship management skills, fostering strong connections with clients, stakeholders, and team members alike.

As a marketing professional, he is passionate about delivering excellence in every project undertaken.

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