Loretta M Dlamini - BSc, MBA, PMP
Loretta M Dlamini is a business leader that graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the universities of Witwatersrand (Wits) and North West, respectively. She has held various positions, including Water Pollution Control Officer, Business Analyst, Project Engineer and Project Manager.
She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), and has been a member since 2013. Projects she implemented since 2013 are within the Petrochemical and Mining industries, ranging in size from R10 million to R4 billion.
Her passion for education landed her, since 2020, a volunteering role at PMI education foundation (PMIed), mentoring to the University of Pretoria’s 1st year students, which has been fulfilling and lately added the marketing support to the volunteering portfolio.
Kate Bester - NDip Civil, PMP
Kate Bester holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.
She works as a Contracts Manager for specialist demolition services provider – Jet Demolition in Maraisburg. Although her career started as an on-site Resident Engineer for consulting firm Aurecon, (previously Ninham Shand) Kate enjoys the challenging and demanding environment of Heavy Industrial Demolition. She enjoys the day-to-day challenges of different projects, but even more so being part of a diverse and passionate team of industry professionals.
Kate also enjoys various creative outlets as a welcome reprieve from a typical contracting lifestyle. She has recently joined the PMI South Africa Marketing team as DVP, Marketing.
Earn PDUs by giving back
Giving Back to the Profession is a unique opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and skills while growing both personally and professionally. Although not required for recertification, earning Giving Back PDUs are a great way to expand your horizons. Giving Back PDU opportunities include working as a practitioner, giving a presentation, volunteering and sharing knowledge.
Find a volunteer opportunity
Make your mark. Members and volunteers are invited to collaborate on and lead activities that advance the profession, and support business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role, and apply online.
Did you know?
Did you know that the PMI South Africa Chapter regulary hosts free monthly webinars featuring industry leaders from South Africa and abroad? These webinars provide a unique opportunity for members to earn valuable PDU's.
PDU's are critical to ensure the maintenance of your certification, and are divided into two broad groups:
- Education PDUs can be earned at professional seminars, webinars, classes, or even self-directed learning.
- Giving Back PDUs are for time spent volunteering, mentoring, working with professional groups, and more.