Andrea is a founding member and the face of all our sales and business development at Thrive – she also oversees all project implementation since Thrive inception in 2003. Perhaps due to her ICU nursing background, Andrea has a passion for helping people and finding the perfect creative solution for clients within the national ETD regulations.
Andrea also has a BCom in Business Management and a Diploma in OD-ETP qualifications and is the previous Gauteng director of the ASDSA and chairperson/committee member of Yenzani Children’s Home for 13 years.
Ingrid van Heerden
Ingrid is a founding member and the reason the wheels turn so smoothly at Thrive – operations, finance and HR are all her forte. Previously in hospitality and event co-ordination Ingrid’s sunny disposition and meticulous nature keep the internal cogs turning on time.
With BCom Hospitality & Tourism and Diploma in OD-ETP qualifications and a greenie beanie at heart, no one knows the internal working of Thrive better than she does.
Skills Development Manager
Amanda has been working in the ETD environment since 2002 and is passionate about translating training and skills development into both tangible business success and transformation through passionate people development.
Amanda manages our Skills Development department and is responsible for overseeing all of our mandatory and discretionary grant submissions – for more than 100 annual clients in at least 15 Setas including Cell C, Coca-Cola, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, PMI, Mr Sweet and Telkom. She is also involved in high-level skills development consulting, highlighting the link between skills development and BEE strategy.
Office Manager | Skills Development Administrator
Since 2004 Bongie has been holding everything together at Thrive…from humble beginnings, we couldn’t be prouder of our office manager and skills development administrator with computer and business administration qualifications.
Consistency and professionalism are the hallmarks of her work here at Thrive.
All Thrive Accreditation Partners have signed a personal commitment to the Unashamedly Ethical campaign…an outward sign of our on-going corporate commitment to the values that differentiate us.
Alida van Heerden
In the training industry compliance and management space since 2005 and with us at Thrive from 2011. Alida loves meeting new people and working with all the different programmes that she comes across.
With more than 250 successful accreditation applications in 12 different Setas she is a highly experienced accreditation consultant. Her easy going nature and creativity ensure detailed, accurate and smooth sailing accreditation applications.
Our friendly and free spirited Alida is much loved by her clients.
Margaret’s extensive background in the South African ETD environment ensures that her wealth of knowledge and experience add huge value to our team. Margaret worked at SAQA since 2004 doing monitoring and evaluation work until she was seconded to the QCTO in 2011. This hands on experience at a national policy level ensures we all stay up to date and relevant in terms of the QCTO changes – bringing these insights to our team and all the providers we work with.
Working with like-minded people and being able to support and mentor aspirant providers as they get to grips with the principles of the NQF is her favourite part of the job here at Thrive.
Accreditation Partner | Facilitator | Assessor
Al has worked in the vocational education and Seta space since 2012, initially supporting Thrive with our client mandatory grant compliance and submissions. He has worked closely with our accreditation consultants to ensure high quality, NQF-aligned, Seta compliant training materials are delivered and implemented through our accredited providers. It is this work that has led him to become an all-round accreditation consultant – assisting not only with materials compliance, but also with company application and documentation compliance.
Service delivery and relationship building is of paramount importance to our cheeky and cheerful Al, who never ceases to brighten up the office.
Belinda’s gentle and kind nature is well known in the Thrive world. She has been in the training industry since 2001 and has been doing Seta accreditation consulting and support across a wide range of Setas since 2008 – she is a very experienced and meticulous consultant with an extraordinary eye for detail.
Watching the processes and paperwork coming together and seeing the clients’ happy faces when they receive their accreditation reports is Belinda’s favourite part of her work with us at Thrive.
Learning Implementation Manager
The effervescent Janine has more than 16 years of project management experience and has built a robust reputation for shaping customised solutions for the clients she works with. Her passion for service excellence, cost efficiencies and tailoring solutions that will engage, energise and empower her clients translates into measurable business impact.
Her unflinching commitment to the delivery of project objectives makes her a valued member of the Thrive solutions team.
With a background training materials design and compliance, Izelle joined Thrive as an Accreditation Consultant in 2006.
Discovering her passion for training she has added facilitation, assessing and moderating to her portfolio of services. Today she is not only Thrive’s key facilitator for the Assessor, Moderator and Facilitator Course, but a highly sought after and experienced Accreditation Partner.
Her professional eye for detail makes Izelle an indispensable asset to the Thrive Team.
Thrive Associate | CHE Registrations
Suzanne’s experience and in-depth understanding of the post-school education training system over 17 years, consulting to private and public sector clients, universities, business schools and international development agencies makes her a perfect Thrive Associate.
Our CHE registration expert is a wonderful, complimentary addition to the team.
Where would we be without Dorcas?
Not only does she keep us all comfortable and cared for in her gentle and quiet way, but is a Bonge’s right hand – assisting with administration and office tasks.
Reliable and hugely supportive, she is the reason we can all get so much done around here!