Long-Service Awards

Long-Service Awards

December 02, 2016

Along with our CEO, Alan Olivier, who celebrated his 30-year work anniversary this year, there were many other Grindrod staff who also reached important milestones.

All staff are essential to us; however it is important to take a moment to recognise those employees that have been with us for many years and take the opportunity to publicly thank them for all of their hard work, loyalty, dedication and contribution to the success of Grindrod over their years with us. In this article we’ve highlighted the 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 year milestones.

A long-service celebrations: Front Row – Left to right: Essack Suleman, Raj Dhabideen, Joe Mjojo, Beena Sevlall, Ntombizodwa Khomo. Back Row – Left to right: Dan Chetty and Alan Olivier

Special mentions

The longest standing master in our fleet is Brian Coxon. He recently celebrated his 45th work anniversary – from cadet to master.

Petros Mandlenkosi Dube (Steward) celebrates 43 years of service with the group. He is due to retire at the end of December.

Hugh Scheffer, managing director UTI & PSL celebrates 41 years of service with the group.

Congratulations to you all.

20 years

Sifiso Nelson Ndlovu, Security Guard; Mmuso Maotwe, General Assistant - Artisan; Rajabo Inloha Omar, Clerk - Rail Planning; Rocha Diogo, Drive Specialised - Crane; Eurico Joao Leonardo Fanequico, Operator - Terminal Machinery; David Steyn, Regional Manager – Richards Bay; Moses Mpontshane, Driver - Mobile Equipment; John Moleta, Driver - Bulk Vehicle Operator; Israel Nakatana, General Assistant - Yard; Colin James Bird, Reg Head Cape - Property;  Justin Antony Johnston Pugh, Senior IT Technician; Susan Patricia Scott, Chief Financial Officer; Llewellyn Raymond Mark Luff, Administrator - Logistics; Martinho Augusto, Operator - Shunter; Alberto Sulvoi Tembe, Officer - SHERQ; Laurenco Manuel Nhamposse, Operator - Terminal Machinery; Armenio Munguambe, Supervisor - Shift Joaquim Pandane Tembe, Clerk - Rail Tally Jose’ Pedro Uamba, Supervisor - Operations; Silvestre Armando Moiane, Operator - Mobile Equipment; Isac Hilario Tembe, Operator - Terminal Machinery; Zain Dhooma, Manager - Information Technology; Mfanafuthi Eulysys Khuzwayo, Driver - GMS; Nirvashni Bilasur, Personal Assistant; Surate Muhutadine Jamal, Clerk - Rail Planning; Charmaine Elise Bezuidenhout, Secretary - Operations; Deborah Ann King, Accountant - Financial; Warren Gilbert King, Manager - Crewing; Deenadayalan Naidoo, Representative - Logistic; Munibah Brown, Administrator; Satheshini Nair, National Manager - Clearing & Forwarding; Biki Chinga, Driver - Bulk Vehicle Operator; Moagi Mafa, Driver - Bulk Vehicle Operator; Chereen Swarts, Controller - Freight; Mary Harold, Invoice Clerk; Udith Ramsaroop, Heavy Duty Driver; Videsh Kemraj, Invoice Clerk; Deborah Gray, Forwarding Manager; Rakesh Owthar, Import Controller

25 years

Mashita Sathege, Driver - Code14; Beena Sevlall,  Administrator - Finance; Eucharista Ntombizodwa Khomo, Controller - Administration; Soobramoney Naicker, Import Controller

30 years

Yagambaram Chetty, Supervisor - Freight; Suleman Essack, Manager - Information Systems; Alan Keith Olivier, Chief Executive Officer; Jakobus Adriaan Van Dyk, Country Executive - Moz

35 years

Dhavarajh Dhabideen, Administration Assistant; Candido Camilo Banze, Inspector - Rail Truck; Mluleki Cetywayo, Driver - Code 14; Mhlabuzima Mnyandu, Bosun; Felokwakhe Ngidi, Bosun; Philisiwe Cabangile Xulu, General Assistant - Admin Eliazar Inancio Litsamuele, Operator - Shunter Mario Alberto Matsinhe, Inspector - Rail Truck; Luis Gipe Nhamucale, Operator - Shunter; Milagre Vincente Matsinhe, Operator - Bunker Control; Raul Chauque Chauque, Operator - Fixed Equipment; Castigo Andre Tovela, Operator - Terminal Machinery; Mauricio Rafael, Operator - Terminal Machinery; Ernesto Isaias Muianga, Operator - Terminal Machinery; Joao Pelembe, Stevedore; Jaime Sibebo Matola, Stevedore; Elizabeth Du Plessis, Import Controller; Renate Treiber, Import Controller; Lynette Lindenberg, Finance Supervisor

40 years

Naomi Ruth Amos, Secretary / HR; Kenneth Andrew Brown, Master; Katshau Mjojo, Team Leader - Operations; Leigh Patrick Tremlett, Line Manager - Technical