• Prof Jackie Naudé

    Prof Jackie Naudé

    Founder & Managing Director

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    Jackie has a MA & D. Phil (Psychology) and is a registered Educational Psychologist with 31 years’ experience. She has extensive experience in organisational transformation and community development. She was the founder and national director of the Centre for Community Development (formally known as the Centre for Cognitive Development) of Vista University.

    During her time in academia she was involved as a lecturer and external examiner at WITS, UP, UPE, UWC and UNISA. She is currently the Managing Director of The Human Capital Engine, an organisation which she co-founded in 2001 aimed at addressing the challenges facing organisations through facilitated diversity and transformation processes. In this capacity she has consulted to numerous corporate organisations and has also acted as consultant to numerous government departments dealing with their transformational agendas.

    In 2011 she was invited to be a Member of the Presidential Task Team on An appropriate National Youth Service concept for the South African socio-economic context and all matter deemed material to its realization. Prof Naudé is an expert in the field of human development, and furthered her national studies with studies in Israel under the mentorship of Prof Rueven Feuerstein. She has also delivered numerous papers both locally and internationally on organisational and community optimisation, with specific emphasis on maximising people power.

  • Ms Thandi Chaane

    Ms Thandi Chaane

    Founding Director

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    Thandi specialises in the transformation of Government departments and facilitated the strategy formulation of the Public Service Commission. She has also consulted in various private sector companies which include the likes of Vodacom, Standard Bank, Ernst & Young, Investment Solutions and many more.

    Thandi became the first woman Deputy Director General of the Gauteng Government of Provincial Strategy and in 1999 was head hunted by the Multi-Choice Foundation on using the cutting edge teacher training technology. This led to an increased business focus and in 2001 Thandi co-founded the Human Capital Engine – a consultancy focused on organisational transformation, diversity management and human capital development.

    She is the Chairperson of the Primovie Transformation Committee as well as a Non-Executive Director on the Primovie Board. Ms Chaane has extensive experience in training, facilitation, mediation, project management, change management and business management. She is currently involved in Leadership and Development programmes throughout the continent and is an Independent Expert for the Public Service Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) and was awarded the Woman of Purpose Award by Tribute Magazine in 2000.

  • Ms Nici Turnbull

    Ms Nici Turnbull


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    Nici has worked within the field of organisational transformation for the last 9 years as a project developer and programme facilitator. Over the last 3 years she has utilized her degree in political sciences to critically interrogate government policy on Employment Equity and has assisted numerous organisations in meeting their EE compliance requirements. She specializes in the alignment of Employment Equity imperatives with broader transformational and HR agendas within the organisation.

    Together with a Political Science degree, Ms Turnbull holds a BA(Hons) (cum laude) in History as well as a Higher National Diploma with specialisation in South African Political History (cum laude). She also successfully completed the UNISA Advanced Labour Law Programme (cum laude).

  • Dr Biki Minyuku

    Dr Biki Minyuku


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    Dr. Biki S. V. Minyuku, holds numerous degrees including inter alia  a M.Sc. [Econ], an MBA and a PhD in Social Systems’ Sciences. He has served as Vice Chancellor of the University of the North, now University of Limpopo; and was the first CEO & CAO of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Dr Minyuku also played a key role in designing, coordinating and managing projects and programmes of national, continental & international significance, including inter alia Project Pathways (RSA-USA-initiaitve), the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (transforming the Homeless welfare beneficiaries into income generators and tax-payers); and Project F.L.O.W. (Future Leaders of the World). He has extensive experience in lecturing and facilitation; interactive and strategic planning ; project and programme design; and programme monitoring and evaluation. He is keenly interested in transformative change and development efforts within corporate South Africa and is passionate about the role of business in building a united South Africa.


Facilitation team

The delivery of THCE’s quality product is enhanced by the experience and knowledge of our diverse and highly qualified facilitation team which includes :

  • Ms Nicky Abdinor (MA)
  • Mr Pat Govender (MA)
  • Ms Steffi Stockton (MA)
  • Mr Malan Laubscher (MEd)
  • Mrs Tumisa Maja (MBA)


  • Danie Kok – Stratcona
  • Phyllis Ndlovu – Kisima
  • Dr. Art Wouters
  • Stephen Ferreira-Teixeira – TotalEmployeeSolutions

Support team

The facilitators are supported by a team of four dedicated project managers who, with the assistance of 4 project administrators, ensure the successful running and implementation of all THCE programmes.

THCE Project managers:

  • Devin Lai Thom
  • Jacqueline Andrianatos
  • Thabang Masango
  • Audrey Hulme

Business Intelligence Consultant – Jacques Naudé

THCE is a Level Two Contributor – Value Adding Supplier and Enterprise Development Beneficiary (National Empowerment Rating Agency Certificate Number QSE 11836 REV1)

Finding the rainbow

A personal journey in the new South Africa by Prof. Jackie Naudé

"We can't keep dismissing the history as it is part of who we are still. Apartheid is not dead. It was too systematic."

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