The Core Team



Herman Breedt: CEO

Herman started his H R career in 1995 with ESCOM. After a few years in the Trade Union Industry where he served on the then National Manpower Commission (NMC), he was elected to serve on the Labour Market Chamber of NEDLAC. (Tri Party National Body consisting of Government, Employer and Labour representation). He was also one of the delegates attending the ILO (International Labour Organisation) in Geneva, Switzerland, when South Africa was allowed back for the first time in 1993.

During the period he was also elected to the National Executive Committee of the Motoring Bargaining Council, serving on the Motor Industry Training Board and Motor Industry Pension and Provident Fund. He also served as a National Executive Committee member of FEDUSA Trade Union Federation (2nd largest Trade Union Federation to COSATU). He was one of the first Commissioners to be appointed by the CCMA on a part-time basis where he was involved in conciliation, arbitration, meditation and facilitation of Industrial and Labour Disputes i.e. wage, unfair dismissal and other disputes.

Qualifications:

  • University of Pretoria: B.Com Personnel Management 1984
  • B.Com.I (Hons) Personnel Management 1985
  • M.Com Personnel Management 1986
  • University Stellenbosch IRDP 1987
  • UNISA Diploma in Advanced Labour Law 1988
  • UCT Diploma in Commercial Meditation 2014 

Courses:

  • ESCOM Train the Trainer
  • Managing Conflict 1985 – 1987
  • Private Successful Counselling 1995
  • President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) 2017

 Dimitri Stavridis: Operations Manager

He started at the department of Justice as a Clerk of Civil court, 2004 - 2006. Also acting as court manager in 2007 from time to time, at the magistrate’s court in Zeerust. He later moved to CDR Attorneys as a cost consultant and IR Consultant up and until June 2008. He joined the SA Labour Dynamics team as a senior industrial relations consultant in June 2008, and currently heads up and manages the team of consultants as operations manager. Dimitri deals with all matters related to industrial relations from shop floor level up to and including disputes at the CCMA. He currently also serves on the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) council for the services and industry sector where he is involved in all matters related to industrial relations and labour law.

Qualifications

  • University of Potchefstroom. BA HR Management. 2002
  • University of Potchefstroom. BA (Hons) Industrial Relations (IR) 2003

Courses:

  • Law Society of South Africa: Magistrates Court Procedures and Legal costs 2006
  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development: Public finance and asset management

Other:

  • Guest speaker at JCCI. LRA Amendments – June 2012

Coen Scheepers: Marketing Manager

Coen started his career in the Local Authorities as a Township Manager for Sharpeville in 1976. He later advanced to Senior Township Manager for Meadowlands East in Soweto. In 1988 he moved to Nylstroom as Assistant Town Clerk for Phagameng. 1989 he was appointed as Town Clerk for Meloding Town Council in Virginia and in 1994 decided to make a drastic career change and joined GWK (Pty) Ltd first as Accountant and then moved to the position of Head of Media and Publications. That was the starting point into the exciting world of marketing. In 1998 he decided to explore outside the corporate environment and started a very successful local newspaper in the Northern Cape. In 2006 he joined Media24 as Circulation Manager for the Northern Cape where he managed Volksblad and Daily Sun. One year later the Free State was included and soon KZN was added and other news publications to manage. He moved to Johannesburg in 2010 as National Retail Sales Manager for Media24 to manage Daily Sun, Sunday Sun, Beeld, Rapport, Citypress and Soccer Laduma. In 2013 he decided to leave the corporate world to take on a new challenge in the social media environment at SA Labour Dynamics. Exciting times! He also deals with chairing of disciplinary and hearings, CCMA and Bargaining Council disputes and general labour relations matters

Qualifications:

  • UNISA BA Languages (Afrikaans, English, French & German) 1979
  • Diploma: Municipal Management and Administration 1985
  • Estate Agents’ Certificate: Council for Estate Agents, 1991
  • Associate member: Board for Municipal Accountants & Treasurers 1992
  • Registered member: Institute of Town Clerks 1993

Courses

  • Initiating and Chairing Disciplinary Hearings Consultants 2008
  • Managing Employee Relations Consultants 2008
  • Modern Day Leadership Practices 2009
  • Certificate in Finance for Non-Financial Managers 2012

Bertie Pretorius: HR Administrator

Bertie joined the SA Labour Dynamics team in January 2013 as HR Administrator. He deals with chairing of disciplinary and appeal hearings, implementing contracts of employment and implementation of HR policies to assist companies with general HR Administration. Representing employers in labour disputes at the CCMA and Bargaining Councils. He also assists with Skills and Equity meetings

Qualifications:

  • North-West University BA - Behavioural Sciences 2009
  • North-West University BA Honours - Industrial Relations 2010

Rozelle Gaie: Labour Consultant:

Rozelle joined SA Labour Dynamics in November 2016. She deals with the organising and chairing of disciplinary hearings, CCMA and Bargaining Council disputes and general labour relations matters. Rozelle has a background in Compliance and brings this experience to the field of Labour Law by assisting clients to ensure they are operating within the framework of the law. She is also a qualified Skills Development Facilitator and can assist with Skills Development initiatives and submissions.

Qualifications:

  • BA Law (University of Pretoria) 2011
  • LLB (UNISA) 2017

Pierre Venter: Labour Consultant

Pierre worked at Woolworths as manager for approximately 4 years where he was involved in disciplinary hearings, grievances, performance counselling and the personal development and training of staff. Thereafter he joined Shell, where he was responsible for general admin, assisting with disciplinary procedures, grievances and general management of staff. He also handled stock issues and negotiations with suppliers. Pierre has been involved with the Employer’s Organization from 2007. He handles all IR functions, including the drafting and compiling of charge sheets for disciplinary hearings, chairing disciplinary hearings – and appeal hearings as well as grievance hearings. He assists with retrenchment procedures, counselling sessions and do conciliations and arbitrations at the CCMA and different Bargaining Councils. He often acts in the capacity of a conciliator to resolve issues and problems in the workplace. In 2013 he joined Royal Canin as a HR Generalist focussing not only on the overall IR for the business but also talent development, succession planning. He furthermore became the key individual to manage the Talent Management System for South Africa, Greece, Romania, Guadeloupe, La Reunion, Republic of Serbia and Turkey. In 2014 he was promoted to HR Director in Mars Inc where he managed an HR Team and focussed on sustainable long-term strategies for the business. Lastly, he completed a Master 1 in Life coaching and has in depth experience of coaching individuals on life goals, health life balance and career goals but also corporate business coaching for teams in all industries. Pierre can assist in coaching individuals for life goals, relationships, family addictions, finances, stress, health and work. Pierre can also assist with corporate/business coaching new managers, teams, engagement, change management, employees going through a restructure and purpose and vision

Qualifications:

  • Master 1 – Creative Consciousness International Life Coaching
  • Leadership at Mars
  • Official/Representative for the South African Chamber of Employers
  • South African Society of Law member
  • Member of the General Domestic and Professional Employers Organisation
  • Woolworths SLP (Service Leadership Program) completed 1 & 2
  • Woolworths Level 5 Management Training
  • Sales executive training with distinction through Xerox

Joseph Dlamini: Admin

Joseph joined SA Labour Dynamics 2009. He is the friendly “first voice” for all our current and new clients. Joseph or (Softy) as everybody knows him is responsible for all the administration, bookings, filing and drafting of certain documents at the office. He is a respected and trusted first link between our office and the offices of the CCMA and Bargaining Councils as well as numerous Unions and respected clients handling all the bookings, postponements, applications and referrals. He attended various courses in office administration and telephone etiquette. Softy also acts as Personal Assistant for the CEO