Team Edu-Wize

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Founder and Managing Director

Esri Els

Esri possesses extensive domain expertise in Skills Development and is well-versed in the various regulatory bodies governing the education and training sector. With 12 years of experience, Esri is recognized as a leader in the field, even by our peers and competitors. Esri remains operational and actively ensures the highest quality outcomes for our clients and students.”


  • BSc
  • FETC Occupational Health Safety & Environment
  • FETC Project Management
  • NC Generic Management
  • Accredited Assessor
  • B-BBEE Management and Development

Chief Operating Officer

Elsie Venter

Elsie has accumulated 20 years of frontline experience, working across nearly all industries. This extensive experience equips her to offer a comprehensive training perspective, which takes into consideration the diverse viewpoints within an organisation. Elsie holds accreditation with various Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and possesses in-depth expertise in assessment and moderation processes. As the manager of our team of Assessors, she skilfully engages delegates at their comfort level, discussing real-world scenarios and contextualizing our invaluable training for enhanced knowledge retention.


  • Certificate Secretarial Skills
  • Diploma MS Office
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Skills for Managers
  • Certificate Leadership Skills in the 21st Century
  • Assessor
  • Moderator
  • SDF

Facilitator and Assessor

Thamsanqa Zwane

Thamsanqa has mastered the art of facilitation, which encompasses a wide range of abilities, including presentation, training, project management, and people skills. His role is highly dynamic, and his ability to support and encourage learners is greatly valued by our team. Thamsanqa’s passion for teaching is truly captivating.


  • Skills Development Facilitator
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Administration

Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator

Silas Hove

Silas has a unique approach to guide his learners through the learning process. He helps them unleash their potential, enabling them to produce their best while avoiding common pitfalls such as collaboration challenges, lack of outcomes, and team politics. His inspirational methods are complimented by his refreshing style. His highly valued approach echoes throughout his popular class sessions.


  • Diploma Education
  • Diploma Special Needs Education
  • Diploma Human Resources

Facilitator and Assessor

Patience Musakwa

Patience excels in creating a safe environment which fosters participation. Her students are intrigued and confident, and we greatly appreciate her proactive approach and outside-the-box thinking. Her social intelligence allows her to connect with learners and inspire them to achieve their potential.


  • BCom Marketing Management

Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator

Derick Ncube

Derick Ncube, a devoted father of three, seamlessly balances his roles as a learnership lecturer and a guiding force for his children’s academic pursuits. His eldest child is currently excelling in Media and Communication Sciences at the University of Johannesburg, while his youngest is studying Medical Science at Vincent Pol University in Poland. These achievements reflect the family’s unwavering dedication to education. Derick’s commitment extends beyond his family. As a learnership lecturer, he inspires and guides aspiring professionals with compassion and enthusiasm, fostering a culture of growth and excellence. His passion for learning and mentorship illuminates the path for our learners.


  • Diploma Education
  • NC Business Analysis
  • Bachelor of Arts in Disaster and Safety Management

Facilitator and Assessor 

Pamela Chimboza

With over 20 years experience in HR, training and skills development Pamela’s valuable contribution to the Edu Wize team is her years of working within the human capital area of diverse SA companies, both as the professional responsible within these companies or as a service provider in the area of skills development and training which is the cornerstone of any good skills development strategy. 


  • BA English & Communications and Marketing
  • LLCI Diploma Public Relations

Senior Administrator and Assessor 

Kundani Tshivhase

Kundani, an assessor with extensive knowledge in assessing processes, assists in managing our teams of well-trained Facilitators/Assessors. These facilitators engage delegates at a level they are comfortable with, discussing everyday scenarios and contextualizing our invaluable training. This approach ensures better preservation of the knowledge we impart.


  • Business Administration
  • Business and Office Administration
  • Business Analysis Support Practice
  • Generic Management

Administrative Assistant

Lesley Ndlovu

Lesley oversees routine and advanced duties for our team of professionals. She works closely with every member of our team, and her input is invaluable in supporting and helping them stay organized. Her administrative support is crucial for the success of the businesses.


  • Business Administration

Operations Administrator

Bongiwe Skhakhane

Bongiwe is responsible for a broad range of SETA and business support tasks, coordinating the services and duties of various other personnel within and outside the organization. Her role ensures that the organization functions efficiently. She has mastered the art of blending strategic planning with meticulous execution, creating an environment where everything—from supply chain management to customer service—operates like a well-oiled machine. Bongiwe is pivotal to our customer service delivery.


  • IT software & Development
  • Business Administration
  • Contact Centre Support

Operations Assistant

Zanete Garrett

Zanette’s role is multifaceted, encompassing a wide range of responsibilities that are pivotal to our company’s success. She is at the heart of the company’s operations, mastering details, being proactive, and maintaining efficiency. Zanette significantly contributes to the success of the operations team.


  • Debt counselling
  • Human Resources
  • Workplace Discipline & Dismissal
  • Tax professional

Skills Development Facilitators

With over two decades of expertise in HR, training, and skills development, our Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) bring invaluable experience. Our SDFshave obtained invaluable experience in the human capital sectors of a wide range of South African companies. Serving both as in-house professionals and external service providers, they are pivotal to crafting effective skills development strategies and ensuring strict adherence to legal requirements. Our deadline driven SDFs are instrumental in drafting WorkplaceSkills Plans (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATR) for relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They consistently secure the maximum grants and incentives for our clients.

SANAS B-BBEE Technical Assessors

Our SANAS B-BBEE Technical Assessors, have rigorous experience within the legal and compliance sectors. They share a particular focus on B-BBEE; PPPFA; Employment Equity & Skills Development legislation. Assessors provide consulting services on the generic and sector specific B-BBEE codes of good practice. They are adept at board-level reporting, risk management, and overseeing government programs at national, provincial and municipal levels.

Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) Specialists

Our seasoned Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment (OHSE) specialists, provide expert guidance and training. With over 20 years of experience, they train operators extensively on handling, lifting and earthmoving equipment. They focus on standardising training and upholding safety standards to minimize the risk of injury or death. Training extends to preventing damage to machinery, particularly during load lifting and transportation. Our specialistsmeticulously ensure adherence to the legislation contained in the “National Code of Practice”.