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Debbie Atwell
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02 Sep 2021


All Day



Remuneration and Reward Online Seminar

Strategies for a Changing Workforce

Never have we experienced more disruption and change in the way we work and live.  The pandemic has brought much change and disruption to organisations and in particular to the remuneration space.  Practitioners had to quickly adapt to changes such as shorter work weeks, reduced working hours, pay freezes, retrenchments, cutting salaries and remote working to name a few to keep businesses going. We also saw cuts in executive remuneration by various organisations such as Sasol, Woolworths, EOH, FirstRand, Sibanye and Vodacom to preserve cash.   This added to persistent problems around issues such as the gender pay gap and scepticism over executive remuneration.  Issues like pay inequality and unfair pay have really been pushed to the forefront by the pandemic.  A PwC report in the late part of 2020 indicated that women account for less than one fifth of executive directors in JSE-Listed Companies and the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report of 2021 says that closing the gender pay gap will now take 135.6 years compared to 99.5 in previous reports. Stats SA’s Inequality Trends in SA report, which was released in November 2020, found that women earned on average 30% less than men in the same jobs.

The pandemic has however provided many organisations with a rare window of opportunity to be a catalyst of change – an opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset. Change is definitely in the works. Companies can reposition themselves to effectively leverage the downturn by getting to know their business better, reprioritise products and services and identify capability’s that can give a competitive advantage.   Employers should be looking for innovative remuneration solutions that will inspire their workforce while preserving their constrained finances.

The face of remuneration following the pandemic will probably never be the same again. Join in dynamic and engaging discussions with industry experts as you stay on top of developments, trends and future ideas for the remuneration and reward field.


Why attend:

Keep your remuneration and benefits offering ahead of the curve to meet the changing needs of your people

  • Discover how behavioural science can help you to better tailor your reward offering to your people.
  • Benchmark your Remuneration strategy against your peers.
  • Hear from industry leaders as they discuss their practices, and what’s changed during the pandemic
  • Join the diverse discussions – this is a must attend event offering a much-needed platform for discussion and robust debate around the emotive topic of remuneration, executive pay, pay gaps and more!

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors
  • Reward and Benefits Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Head of Talent Management
  • Workforce Planning Managers
  • Compensation Managers
  • Recruitment and Retention Managers
  • Financial Professionals
  • Employee Benefits
  • Organisation Designers
  • Payroll Managers
  • Remuneration Managers


KR Community Member:  R1 800.00 (save R450)
Non Member:  R2 250.00





Hourly Schedule

2 September 2021

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome and introduction
09:15 - 10:00
Remuneration trends in the South Africa context: broad overview and priorities
Dr Mark Bussin, Chairman, 21st Century Pay Solutions
Dr Mark Bussin
10:00 - 10:45
Wellness and recognition (as part of reward) for our hybrid and mobile workforce
Julia Fourie, Head: Group Reward, Sanlam AND Tammy Kuhn, Head of Global Rewards Deployment, A.P. Moller - Maersk
Julia Fourie, Tammy Kuhn
10:45 - 11:15
Morning break
11:15 - 12:00
Utilising Behaviour Economics to strengthen your remuneration strategy and its congruence with EVP
Emilio Titus, Managing Director, Heartlinc
Emilio Titus
12:00 - 12:45
Executive pay and the evolving mandate of the remuneration committee
Andreas Horak, Director: People and Organisation Reward, PwC
Andreas Horak
12:45 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:15
A remuneration model for Covid and beyond
Loshen Naidu, Vice President: Reward, Goldfields AND Lindiwe Sebesho, Executive: Remuneration, Performance Optimisation and Talent, Barloworld Limited
Lindiwe Sebesho, Loshen Naidu
14:15 - 15:00
Discussion | Why the gender pay gap is about more than money
Beverley Hancock, Partner and Head of Appoint, Sirdar Group AND Whita Tunyiswa, Head of Human Capital, HomeChoice AND Esther Letlape, Executive Chairwomen, Fortunate Center
Beverley Hancock, Esther Letlape, Whita Tunyiswa
15:00 - 15:20
Afternoon break
15:20 - 16:00
Salary increases and incentives in this time of economic turmoil
Laurence Grubb, Managing Director, Khokhela Remuneration Advisors
Laurence Grubb
16:00 - 16:40
Case study | Redesigning remuneration and benefits for the future of work: How we are designing benefits and remuneration around personas
Jp Van Zittert, Senior Manager Organisational effectiveness; SA Taxi
JP van Zittert
16:40 -
Close of seminar
Dr Mark Bussin
Dr Mark Bussin
Chairman, 21st Century Pay Solutions (Author of The Remuneration Handbook for Africa)
Dr Mark Bussin has consistently contributed to the development of a host of human resource managers in the remuneration field in Africa via his corporate and consulting experience, wise counsel, writings, and hundreds of lectures, TV and radio interviews. He has developed a generation of remuneration experts, helped define the field of practice, and made a significant contribution to the national level of excellence in the field. Mark is the Chairperson of 21st Century (Pty) Ltd, a specialist remuneration and HR consultancy. He has HR and remuneration experience across all industry sectors and is viewed as a thought-leader in this arena. Mark has held global executive positions for several multinational organisations, including mining, FMCG and financial services organisations. He serves on and advises numerous Boards and Audit and Remuneration Committees. He has published or presented over 450 popular articles and papers and 45 peer reviewed journal articles. Mark is a guest lecturer at several universities and supervises Masters and Doctoral theses in the HR, Leadership and Reward areas. He is a past President of SARA (South African Reward Association) and a past Commissioner for the remuneration of Public Office Bearers in the Presidency.
Julia Fourie
Julia Fourie
Head: Group Reward, Sanlam
Tammy Kuhn
Tammy Kuhn
Tammy Kuhn, Head of Global Rewards Deployment, A.P. Moller - Maersk
Tammy Kuhn heads up the Global Rewards Team for Maersk. She is passionate about Africa and emerging markets; connecting and growing people; optimising people investment and the employee experience; influencing through authentic conversations and collaboration. She leads a truly diverse team of 16 rewards and benefits partners sitting in 11 different cities across the globe, ensuring best-in-class total rewards consultancy to HR and leaders across the Maersk group. Prior to Maersk worked for Safmarine and also have the opportunity to travel around Africa for nearly a year. Tammy has a degree from UCT.
Emilio Titus
Emilio Titus
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Heartlinc, Research Associate at the Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroscience (RUBEN), School of Economics, UCT
Emilio is a Chemical Engineer, Behavioural Economist and Researcher in Applied Behavioural Economics to solve Organisational and Societal dilemmas. As a Strategist and Practitioner, his impact in partnership with RUBEN, uses evidence-based behavioural insights to reframe decision-making and team behavioural dynamics. Behavioural economics is proving to be a differentiator in current and future-fit capability to improve Organisational Effectiveness, especially in an intra-pandemic Hybrid World of Work. This human-centred approach to reframe how employees, customers, leaders, executives and managers relate to and experience each other, is enabling important workplace shifts leading to sustainable improvements in mental, financial and physical well-being in both the public (Education, Health and Infrastructure) and private (Pharmaceutical and Financial Services) sectors.
Andreas Horak
Andreas Horak
Director: People and Organisation Reward, PwC
Andreas co-leads the practice, as well as specifically heading up the reward analytics workstream. Andréas is a CA(SA) with extensive experience in the consulting of share-based incentives and corporate transactions. He is the remuneration advisor to a large number of listed entities across numerous industries. He specialises in reward analytics focusing on executive benchmarking, strategic KPI consulting, financial modelling and financial reporting. Andreas is proactive and passionate about understanding the core basis of his clients’ businesses. He is an activist for continued stakeholder engagement, ensuring there is alignment between executive and shareholder expectations. He believes in embracing simplicity within the incentive design process, providing seamless implementation of tailored solutions.
Lindiwe Sebesho
Lindiwe Sebesho
Executive: Remuneration, Performance Optimisation and Talent, Barloworld Limited
Lindiwe is a human performance, talent management and total rewards leader with extensive experience in developing and implementing solutions that enable the achievement of business growth strategies. She is currently the Executive: Talent, Performance Optimisation & Reward at Barloworld Group Limited. Before joining Barloworld, Lindiwe was the Head: Talent Management for Absa, Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) and was also the bank’s Group Head of Performance Management. She has served as the Group Executive: Strategic Programmes at Alexander Forbes (AF) where she managed programmes that contributed to the implementation of AF’s retail growth strategy. Prior to that, she was the Executive Head: HR and Santam Exco member, where she led the implementation of people practices that improved employee engagement and productivity. She is the past president of the South African Reward Association (SARA), a professional organisation that develops Reward professionals and advances reward practices in South Africa. Lindiwe holds an MBA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law and a B. Com (HRM). She is a Certified Global Remuneration Practitioner (GRP) and a Master Reward Specialist.
Loshen Naidu
Loshen Naidu
Vice President: Reward, Goldfields
Loshen is the Vice President of Reward at Goldfields where he leads the Group Reward function and strategy to deliver engaging reward to employees. A key element of his role is to support and advise the Board Remuneration Committee. Loshen has more than 25 years invested as a reward specialist, starting in South Africa, continuing in Qatar, then Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and now back to South Africa. He has worked as a consultant with the big 5 firms and led the Africa reward practice for 1. His employment also spans companies listed on the JSE and NYSE, large state-owned entities, and a sovereign wealth fund.
Beverley Hancock
Beverley Hancock
Partner and Head of Appoint, Sirdar Group
Beverley Hancock has a real passion for intelligent matchmaking in the business world. Her career in talent acquisition started twenty-five years ago in IT recruitment and expanded into sectors such as Engineering, Financial Services, Manufacturing, FMCG and Energy in South Africa, Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Having held operational, management and executive positions in the United Kingdom and in South Africa, Beverley has experience as an executive director, independent chairman and business owner. She offers a solid understanding of organisational dynamics and corporate politics, as well as the challenges organisations face in the acquisition, retention and further development of key talent. Business minded, forward thinking and strategic Beverley has qualifications in HR management, small business management and executive coaching. As Partner and Head of Appoint at the Sirdar Group, Beverley brings this skill and ability into the appointment of directors for our clients. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences, specialising in Applied Psychology in the Workplace.
Esther Letlape
Esther Letlape
Executive Chairwomen, Fortunate Center
Esther is the Executive Chairwoman of a recently established Fortunate Center 4XCLLNC (Pty) Ltd; an Organization and Leadership Advancement Firm. Through this, she pioneered a ground breaking Framework termed Transition 4XCLLNC®. Esther is also co-founder and CEO of Maletchaba Human Capital, an HR & BBBEE Consultancy. She is the current Deputy Chairperson of Women owned Rail organization, Community Rail Services. Esther is a seasoned Corporate Entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in multiple industries including but not limited to Rail, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Petrochemical, Engineering, Logistics, Management Consulting. This experience was acquired in Blue Chip Organizations that includes; Barloworld Equipment , Transnet Freight Rail, SASOL, Murray & Roberts, SAPPI, Mvelapanda Mining. Her corporate contribution is well recognised through a litany of awards from both Organization and Industry; including Transnet MD Award for Woman Empowerment, SAPPI HR Director of the year, SAPPI Skills Development Company of the year, Finalist : HR FOCUS- Lifetime Achievement Award, and Finalist: CEO Magazine - Most Influential Woman in Business & Government Award. Esther holds B.A.(Hons) Industrial Psychology from University of South Africa, B. Admin.
Whita Tunyiswa
Whita Tunyiswa
Head of Human Capital, HomeChoice
Whita has been heading up the Human Capital Function for HomeChoice since 2018. She is an experienced HR and learning leader with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Prior to joining HomeChoice, Whita gained extensive experience within Woolworths where she was the Head of Learning and Development and then moved into Heading up HRBP. She is skilled in Negotiation, Contact Centres, Management, and Business Process Improvement. Whita has an Mphil in Management Coaching focused in Human Resources Development from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Laurence Grubb
Laurence Grubb
Managing Director, Khokhela Remuneration Advisors
Laurence started consulting after a successful career where he rose to executive director level. He has specialised in remuneration consulting for the last 15 years using his engineering, business and management experience combined with consulting skills to add real value to clients. He has key interests are board and executive pay, incentive schemes, production bonuses, sales schemes and reward strategy and policy. Khokhela covers the full spectrum of remuneration consulting including job descriptions, job grading, guaranteed pay benchmarking, pay modelling, pay structuring, total cost conversions and surveys. Khokhela specialises in assisting clients to maximise business performance through correctly designed remuneration structures and packages linked to well designed and implemented performance management systems. Khokhela's board, committee and executive team and individual assessment process adds to the client value proposition. Laurence has an MBA from Wits Business School
JP van Zittert
JP van Zittert
Senior Manager: Organisational Effectiveness, SA Taxi
JP Van Zittert is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the HPCSA. He has worked in large consulting firms (Deloitte Consulting and JvR Consulting) supporting various organisations with the design, implementation and sustainability of large scale Organisation Development initiatives. He further crafted his skill as an Organisational Development specialist by moving into corporate (Comair Limited) and managing the day-to-day relationships with a large pool of stakeholders. Currently he is the Senior Manager OD and Talent for SA Taxi Development finance and his main focus is on leveraging the benefits of Organisational Development in the informal sector and driving business efficiency. JP has worked from large scale organisational restructures and mergers and acquisitions to Talent segmenting and effective performance management implementation.

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