Essential Issues to Survive & Thrive post Covid19 & Support Climate Change
Dangerous Goods Training, Compliant Packaging & Sustainable Transport
Date: Thursday 27 May 2021 – Zoom


NB – a draw will be held at the break & at the end for 2 x free IMDG refresher Training from Exis Technologies + 2 x free attendance at our June GHS Introduction Training + 1 x free attendance at our GHS Advanced Training – Registration is essential to participate !!

    09 45 – 09 55  Platform opens for meet and greet,

    10 00          Welcome RPMASA Chairman, Philip Collyer


10 05          Dumisani Ntuli, Chief Director DOT Maritime: Public – Private Partnerships, DOT  MOC with RPMSA + the AN Task Group + AfCFTA moving into a new era of continental cooperation,


    10 25                       Colonel Jurie van Staden, SAPS Explosives Unit: Public Private partnership Ammonium Nitrate Task Group to prevent a Beirut type disaster and keep SA safe,

      10 50                     Mark Spence, Chairman British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals -BADGP: The Importance of Dangerous Goods Professionals & Training

          11 15                 Dr Michael Ade, TIKZN Economist – Opening up the Economy post Covid19 and how will AfCFTA assist to grow Trade?

         11 35                  Comfort break


       11 50                    Peter MacKay, Editor Hazardous Cargo Bulletin – Sustainable Transport and Supply Chain, Low Energy Cargo Ships to reduce export costs + lessons learnt from covid19

       12 15            Capt. Richard Brough, O.B.E.,ICHCA – Our partnership and Supply Chain to inform on his retirement and introduce his replacement Richard Steele

       12 35            Liz Anderson – Legal update to include Carbon Tax, EPR and HCA Regs


       12 50            Deidre Nxumalo-Freeman: Extended Producer Responsibility, what the new DEFF Regulations mean for packaging and product manufacturers

   13 10                Capt. Terry Frith, CDI – Importance of Training to ensure safe compliant transport of DG & prevent loss at sea e.g. fires & loss of Containers, the One Apus, Ever Given

13 35                   James Buys: Need for National Emergency Call centre 24/7/ 365 to respond to emergency events and Add Value to Members and Industry

    13 45               Questions to be posed in writing either on chat or emailed in. Time constraints will allow only 1 question / speaker, the rest will be answered by email.

  13 50                 Draw for Complementary Training + Close by Chairman

   Feedback forms to complete & return – we value your feedback on the programme and speakers/topics to inform future events?


Dumisani Ntuli, Chief Director DOT Maritime

Dumisani NtuliChief Director Maritime Transport Policy Jan 2018 – Present
Acting DDG: Maritime Transport Apr 2018 – Sep 2019
Director Maritime Policy and Legislation Dec 2015 – Jan 2018
Director IMO representing the Minister in London Jan 2005 – Dec 2015
Head Maritime Transport Directorate Jun 2001 – Dec 2005

Colonel Jurie van Staden, SAPS Explosives Unit

Jurie was appointed Section Commander: Explosives Control at the South African Police Service’s Explosives Section Head Office with the rank of Colonel since 2013. He is based at the office of the Chief Inspector of Explosives (CIE) in Pretoria since 2000 and represents the CIE at the National Explosives Council of the Department of Employment and Labour, the South African Explosives Board at ARMSCOR, various technical committees and working groups of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), the explosives specialist technical committee at the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and meetings of the National Institute for Explosives Technology (NIXT).

Mark Spence, Chairman British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals – BADGP

After 30 years in Logistics with companies including Cadbury’s, Jaguar Land Rover & Geodis, redundancy at the beginning of 2020 gave me the opportunity to start my own dangerous goods consultancy. Having first qualified as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor in 2006 I have been involved in staff training at all levels and have promoted the need to ‘spread the knowledge’. The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) was formed in 2010 when a group of industry professionals got together to start a body to help support and advise anyone that with challenges/issues in the industry whether they were a DGSA or not. I joined in 2013 and was honoured to be elected Chair in March 2020.

Peter MacKay, Editor Hazardous Cargo Bulletin

Peter has been writing and editing Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB) for nearly 30 years and has been involved in the dangerous goods supply chain as an analyst and commentator for more than 40 years.
In his role at HCB, Peter brings readers news and analysis of regulatory changes, market developments and safety issues in the transport, storage and handling of dangerous goods by all modes.
Peter is now a regular speaker and chair at industry events around the globe;
he also provides occasional articles for Petroleum Review and other publications. He is a past chair of the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association and is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).

Capt. Richard Brough, O.B.E.,ICHCA

Captain Richard Brough O.B.E, B.A .started his career with the British Merchant Navy in 1969 culminating in command level and at the same time serving a commission in the Royal Naval Reserve.
He came ashore in 1989 and after a spell in various port and stevedoring managerial positions with Humberside Sea and Land (Now PD Ports), served for two years as a Port Captain with OT Africa Line. He was then employed by a major stevedoring company in Hull rising to Managing Director following its acquisition by Associated British Ports.Chris has over thirty years’ practical experience in the logistics industry, including developing improving and auditing systems machinery and equipment.

Liz Anderson, Technical Director – Responsible Packaging Management Association of Southern Africa

Liz is Technical Director of the RPMASA, which she represents at the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods and for the GHS. She works closely with National Departments of Environment, Labour, Transport, Health and Agriculture for new legislation and regulations. Liz has many years’ Industry experience in, chemical, food, beverage, agriculture, pharmaceutical, packaging and supply chain. She consults on environmental, health & safety risk issues, and chemical management including GHS, Risk & Impact Assessments, Authorizations, Audits and Training. Liz has organized, chaired and presented at various Conferences – National & International, as well as run Workshops and Training on topics such as Chemical Process Safety Management, Chemical Awareness & Emergency Response, Cleaner Production, Packaging, Transport and IMDG Compliance, Environment, Waste & the GHS.

Deidre Nxumalo-Freeman 

Deidre is the Executive Director for DNF Waste & Environmental Services, a company formed in 2008. She is a past National President of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and a past Chairperson of the Institutes’ Eastern Cape branch. Deidre’s areas of expertise include Project Management; Training in Waste and Environmental matters, Environmental Auditing; Environmental Due Diligence Auditing, Environmental Management Systems and Impact Assessments, Sustainability Reporting, Environmental studies, Environmental Management Plans, Public Facilitation, Waste Management studies, Waste Site Identification, as well as Permitting, and Health and Safety Management Systems.

Capt. Terry Frith, CDI  

Capt. Terry Frith Master Mariner Technical Manager (Logistics) Captain Terry Frith served at sea for over 34 years, as an Indentured Apprentice in dry bulk vessels from 1966 to 1969, and from 1970 to late 1971 he sailed onboard VLCC in the capacity as Second Officer. In the advent of the, then “new” generation of chemical tankers, Terry rose through the ranks onboard all classes of chemical vessels and was promoted Master in 1979. Following 18 years in Command, including a period on LPG tankers, he was seconded ashore in 1995 to assist in coordinating the Safety Management System (SMS) and later appointed to join the System Management Department in shipping offices based in Norway and The Netherlands. It was in 2001 that he joined CDI as Technical Manager responsible for the industry’s global marine transportation and storage inspection schemes. He holds a UK Class 1 Master Mariner certificate, with DCE’s for Oil, Chemical & LPG.

James Buys  

James over 30 years’ experience in the petrochemical and dangerous goods fields.
He has a BA Degree with Geography and Communication as main subjects from UNISA. James started as a production controller at Sasol in 1990 and worked himself up to production foreman level, then moved to Sasol Nitro as Environmental Manager in 2000. During his time at Sasol Nitro he was the SHERQ Manager for the Nitro business which included fertilizers, Mining explosives and bulk mining explosives as well as ammonium, ammonium nitrate and other relevant chemicals for a period of 5 years from 2002 – 2007. His responsibilities as SHERQ Manager included the implementation and management of Safety (OHSAS 18001, NOSA) Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO 14001) Management Systems and Audits of facilities and Service Providers throughout Africa .
James is a registered Environmental Management System Auditor (ISO 14001) by SAATCA and received the Environmental Manager of the year Award from NOSA for 2002 and 2004. He is an Accredited Chemical Distribution Institute – CDI Inspector for Port Terminals and IMPCAS – International Marine packed Cargo facilities, as such has carried out numerous Risk Assessments and Audits of facilities in SADC and overseas.