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COMETSA Development Agencies are diversified non-profit making agencies and enterprises. They are the socio-economic development arm of COMETSA GoC International (Pty) Ltd. They are, however, independent and have own Boards of Directors. Each agency produces its own financial reports which are not consolidated into that of COMETSA GoC International (Pty) Ltd. They are separately registered Non-Profit Companies (NPC) and implement and/or support their projects in the communities, sometimes in collaboration with each other. Most of their projects are funded by independent individual and/or organization donors who identified COMETSA as their preferred implementing organization. The agencies also identify and implement community development projects on behalf of the Corporate Social Investment units of client companies.

THE FOUNDER (Sam Tsima):

CURRENT ROLES: Sam Tsima is the CEO & Executive Coach at COMETSA GoC International (Pty) Ltd; and a Senior Council Member of the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce & Industry 

TRAINING DONE: Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (Cologne, Germany); Kuehne & Nagel Luftfracht GmbH (Frankfurt International Airport); Lufthansa German Airlines Air Cargo Centre (Frankfurt International Airport); Siemens AG (Cologne, Germany); Commercial Administration Trainee - C.A.T.S (Mannesmann Demag Pty Ltd, RSA).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Forbes Coaches Council; Institute of People Management (IPM); Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoD); Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE); Institute of Management & Leadership (IML); Professional Certified Coach (PCC) at the International Coach Federation (ICF); Registered Coach at the Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA); The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Board Member - Southern African Society for Cooperative Education (SASCE); Vice-President Stakeholder Relations - Institute of People Management (IPM) South Africa; CEO & Project Consultant (Dr Richard Maponya Institute), Programme Manager (GIBS, University of Pretoria); Regional HR Director Sub-Sahara Africa (Motorola SA Pty Ltd); CoE Manager Diversity Management (Sasol Ltd); Group Consultant Employment Equity & Diversity Management (Absa Bank); Commercial Administrator & Head of Training (Siemens Ltd); Break Bulk Administrator (Kuhne & Nagel Airfreight Pty Ltd); 

QUALIFICATIONS: Current student toward Masters in Executive Coaching at Ashridge Executive Education (HULT International Business School); Bachelor of Commerce - BCom (University of South Africa, UNISA); Diploma in German language (Diplom Deutsch - SGD); Diploma in Practitioner Coaching (DIPC The Coaching Centre - TCC); Industriekaufmann (IHK, Germany); Sport Management (Allenby College); Sport Psychology (Intec College); Youth Development Through Football (YDF, GIZ);and Basic Soccer Coaching Certificate (South African Football Association, SAFA).

PRIORITY AREAS:

  • Board and Directorship Development: Make sure that the chairpersons, directors, boards of directors and managing directors of public entities, community-based organizations, public benefit organizations (PBOs), development organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit companies (NPCs) are developed to perform their tasks in a professional manner.

  • Administrative Support Development: achieve the highest level of professionalism in delivering administrative support for public entities, community-based organizations, public benefit organizations (PBOs), development organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit companies (NPCs).

  • Capacity Development: to conceptualize, design and deploy programmes, services, and solutions focusing on the following areas: Capacity Research & Development, International Exchange, Personality Development, Public Leadership Development, and Education Capacity Development
  • Music, Film, Art, and Culture Development: to conceptualize, design and deploy programmes, services, and solutions focusing on the following areas Community Organizations, Research & Development, Film, Artists, Festivals, Development Organizations, and Academic Institutions.
  • Sports Development: to conceptualize, design and deploy programmes, services and solutions focusing on the following areas: Sport Development Academies, Sport Research & Development, Sport Forums, Sport Facilities, Sport Consultants, Village & Township Development Sport Clubs, and Sport Development Resource Mobilization
  • Early Childhood Development: source funding for the early childhood organizations, projects and programmes; support development of human capital in the early childhood education sector; partner with other organizations that support early childhood development initiatives; collaborate with the providers of the early childhood sector; introduce child development through sports interventions and programmes at the various Early Childhood Centres; run Early Childhood Centres of Excellence in the communities; lobby and influence Government on Early Childhood Policy Development; conduct and/or support research work in Early Childhood Development; conduct Early Childhood Development benchmarks with other countries and international organizations.

Social Services Development and Support: to help people to move away from overdependence on social grants and services, where they can do so; augment the public and private social services by mobilizing, sourcing and coordinating additional resources for good courses; source and coordinate funding to support social services programmes; restore dignity to those who are solely dependent on social services; lobby and influence government policy makers on social services matters; contribute to capacity development in the social services sector; partner with government agencies to ensure quality service delivery; promote public private partnerships in the social services sector; contribute directly to bettering living conditions of the destitute people; assist people in transitioning out of over dependence on social services and grants; support the shelters, old age homes, and similar structures in the communities; mobilize volunteers to augment the government social services initiatives; conduct and/or

  • coordinate research work and benchmarks in the social services sector; provide internship opportunities for the students studying social sciences; facilitate social services exchange programmes between South Africa and other countries
  • Spiritual Services Development and Support: coordinate spiritual enrichment programmes; coordinate seminars, services, workshops, dialogues, and conferences on spirituality; source and coordinate funding for spiritual development programmes and projects; run regular spiritual sessions and services; invite spiritual leaders from diverse backgrounds to conduct sessions and services; promote and support spiritual music and artists (individuals and groups); promote and encourage collaboration among diverse spirituality formations
  • Retired Professionals Development and Support: make sure that knowledge is transferred from retired to the young professionals and leaders; create the opportunity for the retired professionals to share their expertise and wisdom with the younger generations; sustain the health of the retired professionals through mind activation programmes; build a sense of belonging and self-worth; source international assignments for retired professionals; source and coordinate funding to support the Retired Professionals Volunteer Programme; coordinate and host joint Forums between the retired and young professionals
  • “RENEWAL” Sectors Development: encourage young people to consider taking academic studies in the “RENEWAL” sectors; provide internship opportunities for the students from the universities, colleges and academies; facilitate exchange programmes between South Africa and other countries; lobby and influence government policy makers on “RENEWAL” sectors; contribute to capacity development in the RENEWAL” sectors; partner with government agencies to ensure development of the “RENEWAL” sectors; and foster Public Private Partnerships in the “RENEWAL” sectors. “RENEWAL” = Renewable Energy, Electrical Energy, Nuclear Energy, Environment Management, Water Conservation, Agricultural Development, Land and Mineral Reform.
  • Women Development and Empowerment: identification, organization, holding, and funding of development and empowerment events, programmes, and projects for women
  • Youth Development and Empowerment: identification, organization, holding, and funding of development and empowerment events, programmes, and projects for the youth
  • Heritage and Legacy Preservation: research, design, develop, and implement programmes to preserve the culture, heritage, and legacy of the society for the current and future generations

  • Development Funding: sourcing, management, and distribution of funds from internal and external sources to support development programmes, projects, events, and activities.

  • Helping Professionals Development and Support: further and continuous development and empowerment of helping professionals like coaches, mentors, advisors, facilitators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, and community workers serving the non-profit making organizations and communities.

  • Members and Volunteers Support: secure funding, services, products, programmes, events, and projects and establish strategic partnerships on behalf of the members and volunteers of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO.