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08:45 – 09:00

Opening remarks from the Chair

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome address

Nombasa Ndhlovu, Chairperson, South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries (AMD) 

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote address

Public Private Growth Initiative (PPGI) in advancing the relationship between government and private sector

Outlining the key elements that will help the defence industry in establishing a working relationship with government and through which government can help to assist the industry in the national interest of growth, job creation and skills development.

Roelf Meyer, Director, In Transformation Initiative, Chairperson, 2015 Defence Review Committee

09:30 – 09:50

Session One

An introduction to Public Private Partnership (PPP) Guidelines

Outlining the process for implementing PPPs as set out in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)

Lindokuhle Hlatshwayo, Senior Project Advisor, National Treasury, Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC)

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09:50 – 10:10

Session Two

PPPs in the defence environment: Why now?

  • Understanding why the time is ripe for PPPs in the defence sector 
  • What would a typical PPP look like and how would it differ from PPPs in other sectors?
  • Identifying the types of defence projects that could be funded by PPPsExamining the pros and cons of Armscor taking on the role of a ‘Defence PPP Project Office’

Andries van Wyk,
Chief Defence Analyst, Armscor

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10:10 – 10:40

Session Three

PPPs for defence: industry financing guidelines

  • Identifying different funding mechanisms for PPPs for the defence industry
  • Who are the main role players?
  • What are the conditions under which private investors or DFIs could be persuaded to invest in defence technology and capability development?

Dean Mogale, Chairperson, Defence Industry Fund

Tshepo Mpete, Managing Director, Cede Capital
Anthony Green, CEO, Gremaso Holdings

11:10 – 11:35

Session Four

Options for structuring PPPs for the defence sector

  • Looking at examples of where PPPs have happened in other sectors. What have the results been and what lessons can be learned?
  • What makes the defence sector different and unique and what are the implications for structuring PPPs?

Dr Jabu Mtsweni,
Head of Information and Cyber Security Centre & Chief Researcher, CSIR


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11:35 – 12:15

Session Five

PPPs in the Security Cluster: opportunities and challenges

  • Identifying opportunities for PPPs in the SANDF, Border Management Agency, the Department of Correctional Services and in the SAPS
  • What are the key defining criteria for PPP in the Security Cluster?
  • What will give the senior leaders comfort for them to support PPPs in their environment? What are the critical issues that must be addressed?

Simphiwe Hamilton, Managing Director, Hamilton Advisory and Consultancy Services

Dr Mike Masiapato, Commissioner, Border Management Authority 
Adv Vasu Gounden, Founder & Executive Director, ACCORD
Dr Willem Sprong, Managing Director, Sprong Consulting

12:15 – 12:45

Session Six

Case study: Example of a successful South African PPP – The Gautrain

William Dachs, CEO, Gautrain Management Agency

13:45 – 14:15

Session Seven  

Case study: Public-private collaboration in the water sector – the Olifants Management Model (OMM) programme

Bertus Bierman, CEO, Lebalelo Water Users Association


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14:15 – 14:45

Session Eight

Status of EU discussions on financing PPP initiatives in defence

Jan Wind, President, Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA)

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14:45 – 15:25

Session Nine

Panel discussion: Is the SADI private sector ready for PPPs?

James Kerr,
Owner, Orion Consulting 

Cobus Valentine, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Product Management, GC2T
Andre Olivier, Managing Director, OTT Solutions
Daniel du Plessis, Business Development Manager, Milkor

15:55 – 16:10

Session Ten

A structured and tailored public-private partnership model in use at Global Command and Control Technologies (GC²T)

Ratilal Rowji, CEO, GC2T

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16:10 – 16:30

Session Eleven

Case study: A risk-sharing model for contingent-owned equipment maintenance for SANDF vehicles

Dr Mthobisi Clyde Zondi, Executive Chairman, SanDock Austral

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16:30 – 17:00

Session Twelve

The resource-based alternative payment solution for the South African defence industry: an NDIC perspective

  • How do barter arrangements work? What are the benefits for the parties involved?
  • Exploring offset, counter-trade and barter funding mechanisms

Dr Moses Khanyile,
National Co-ordinator, National Defence Industry Council (NDIC)


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17:00 – 17:20

Session Thirteen

Leveraging PPPs for defence funding and capacitating the defence industry: engaging with Government on the next steps

Sandile Ndlovu, CEO, South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries (AMD)

17:20 – 17:25

Closing remarks from the Chair

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