Sandile Zungu (‘’Zungu’’) was born in Umlazi Township, Durban on the 10th of February 1967. He attended Hilton College and completed his post-matric in 1984. The values instilled during his time at Hilton College are deep rooted and Zungu continues to subscribe to them, ‘’courage, respect, humility, compassion, honesty and accountability with integrity in all we do’’.
In 1988 Zungu completed a BSc (Mechanical Engineering) degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT), followed by his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the UCT Graduate School of Business in 1995. In 2000 he completed a Program for Global Leadership certificate at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. Zungu continues to broaden his knowledge and believes education is key to success.
For Zungu time does not stand still and he is ever progressing. He is considered an entrepreneur at heart and thrives on the chase of a new investment. In 2002, Zungu Investments company (Zico) was established. Zico is a formidable diversified industrial holdings organisation with interests that include education, manufacturing, property, sport, forensics, gaming and resources.
Zungu believes in inspiring transformation, through business empowerment. Investments are the key to economic advancement and sustainability. As a dedicated leader, unwilling to compromise on the aspirations of inclusive growth and equal economic participation. Zungu has become a definitive voice within South African business in general.
Zungu is a hardworking and passionate individual, he is an avid sports fan and owner of the Amazulu Football club.
He subscribes to the philosophy, HARD WORK PAYS ITS DUES AND INTEGRITY SUSTAINS GAINS.
Mrs Primi Chetty armed with an Honours degree in Accounting, complemented with a Masters degree in Business Leadership, as well as graduating with an LLB degree cum laude, has led the company for the past 14 years.
Primi received the Old Mutual Gold Medal award for Phenomenal Progress in the MBL class and her visionary leadership has led to the company out performing against its larger competitors. Under Primi’s leadership the company was able to rebrand and reposition itself within the top 5 publishers in the country with an increased market share. Primi has vast leadership experience, having served in many such positions and naturally assumes the leadership role in most situations.
Primi caringly mentors a staff of 85 permanent employees, with interventions in place to allow them to reach their full potential. She is passionate about ensuring that the Company maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever, and whenever it does business, in an ethical and honest manner. She was elected as Chairperson of the Pietermaritzburg and District Community Chest and voluntarily serves in this position.
Mr John Eglington qualified as a Chartered Account with
PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000, before joining
Ernst & Young in London. After returning to South Africa in 2006, John
spent a further year with PricewaterhouseCoopers
before venturing into commerce and joining Shuter & Shooter Publishers
in August 2007.
John has a wealth of experience
in internal controls, financial and operational management, and is
responsible for the full financial, administration
and company secretarial functions. John is also particularly focused on
the operational and strategic aspects of
the business, leveraging his experience to provide sound support to all
John has invested a
significant amount of time in ensuring that the Company retains its
Level 1 BBBEE rating in terms of the Revised
Codes of Good Practice. John currently serves on the Executive Committee
of the Publishers Association of South
Africa (PASA) in the capacity of Treasurer.
Mr. Warren Kliphuis oversees all of Shuter & Shooter Publishers’ product development and marketing. He has over 15 years’ experience within the educational publishing sector and has a Masters in Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Warren spent over 10 years with global education companies before joining Shuter & Shooter Publishers in 2016.
Warren has a deep understanding of the South African education market, both from a publishing and marketing perspective, and has vast experience in planning and running promotional campaigns to the country’s 26 000 schools.
From 2013 to 2019 Warren served in various roles for the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA), and he represented this body at the Department of Basic Education’s Learner and Teacher Support Materials (LTSM) forum meetings.
Bathabile is the Chief Financial Officer of Zungu Investments Co and
non-executive director of Shuter & Shooter Publishers. Bathabile holds a
Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree and is a qualified Chartered
Accountant. She completed her articles with KPMG in 2010 where she
served within Information and Consumer Markets Division. Prior to
joining Zungu Investments Co, Bathabile was a Senior Product Controller
at Absa Capital where she obtained invaluable experience in the
Commodities and Client Capital Management Desks.
Bathabile is very passionate about education and mentoring of youth. She
says if it weren’t for her love of accounting, she would’ve become a
high school teacher and this is demonstrated in her work where she is
always coaching and mentoring colleagues.
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