SARETEC Team

Marshall Sheldon

Chairperson

Prof Marshall Sheldon has been with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for almost 20 years where she is currently the Dean of the Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Prof Sheldon qualified with a Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering and started lecturing in the department of Chemical Engineering in 1999.

Prof Sheldon is a registered Professional with ECSA, SAIChE, SASEE and IChemE. she has also successfully graduated 8 Masters and 3 Doctoral students with 8 Masters and 1 Doctoral students currently in progress.

Toni Beukes

Toni has 12 years’ experience in the energy sector across oil, gas and renewable energy (specifically wind). She’s predominantly held roles in legal, governance, compliance, leadership and consulting. Her wind energy experience stems from her work in the South African renewable energy private sector working for a number of OEMs. Toni is currently the Renewable Energy Sales Leader for Southern Africa in onshore wind at GE Renewable Energy and a member of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).

Toni holds a B.Juris and LL.B degrees, and MBA and LL.M degrees (with Distinction) from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Toni is a qualified Conveyancer and governance professional, accredited as a Certified Director of the Institute of Directors of South Africa.

Mpho Mookapele

Mpho’s career spans over 10 years in the private and public sector in the finance and regulating environment. She has been the CFO of the Energy & Water SETA (eWSETA) since 2016 and currently the Acting CEO.

Mpho holds a BCom Hons (Accounting) and is CA (SA). She also has a Diploma in Theology

Sisa Njikelana

Sisa has vast political experience, being a Parliamentary representative, experience in education, involvement in trade unions, business ventures.

Sisa has a Diploma in in Applied Social Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom, a Certificate in Leadership Communication obtained in Rhodes University. Sisa’s academic achievements include being appointed as an external moderator as well as research fellow at the University of Johannesburg.

Peter du Plessis

Peter has more than 30 years experience in the Finance industry. He is the current Executive Director of Finance at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Peter holds a BCom CA (SA), Accounting from the University of Cape Town.

Naim Rassool

Naim Rassool being the Director of SARETEC has a career spanning 20 years practising as an engineer, venture capitalist and leading companies. These various roles have exposed Naim to numerous industry sectors including a stint in public sector.

Naim sits on a number of Boards including Green Cape and acts in an advisory capacity to the technology innovation fraternity in South Africa. In terms of formal qualifications, Naim holds a BSc (Engineering) & MSc (Engineering) from University of Witwatersrand and an MBA from University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).