Frank Fredericks: Chairperson - MPSC
Frank Fredericks is a successful entrepreneur with more than 40 years’ experience mainly in the construction and the built environment - he serves on various related boards and is passionate about community enhancement and skills development. The founder and owner of Rainbow Construction Cape (Pty) Ltd who has been involved in the building of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) - and the extensive and massively successful renovation of Cape Town International Airport and various other construction and property development projects. Rainbow Construction is internationally recognized and has been awarded the prestigious 23rd International Construction Award (New Millennium Award) in Paris in May 2011. This international award, was created in Europe in order to reward firms from all over the world which have distinguished themselves in the construction and ancillary industry.
Frank has an array of other business interests primarily as shareholder in both the public as well as the private sector which include training initiatives, agriculture, aviation, media, mining, power plants, renewable energy, as well as property development, electrical engineering, transaction advisory consultancies and ICT. Frank is extremely blessed and well versed in corporate governance, understands the power of coaching/mentoring and is passionate about training and development by virtue of his diverse business involvement and giving back to the community as a leader. He is a member of the board of the Mitchells Plain Education Forum.
He brings a holistic business savvy that compliments and add tremendous value to most organizations and companies as he quickly adapts and share the same vision, culture and values of excellence, deadlines and quality control from the drawing board to project end!
Executive Summary – Achmat Semaar: Director - MPSC
Achmat is a Marine Joiner by trade. He helped to establish the Mitchells Plain Advice Office after the launch of UDF in 1984. At the height of the student uprising in 1985 he helped to establish the Mitchells Plain Crisis Committee in response to the arrest and detention of young students and became a member of the Detainees Parent Association and was involved in moving campaigns.
In 1992 he then joined the Lawyers for Human Rights as regional co-ordinator for paralegal training and facilitated training for the community based paralegals in the Advice offices.
He joined the National Community Based Paralegal Association in 1999 as the national co-ordinator of the Access to Justice programme. He was instrumental in establishing access to justice clusters in all 9 provinces and was responsible for implementing programmes designed to assist and empower communities. He was appointed as Constituency Administrator to the Mitchells Plain Parliamentary Constituency Office and served members of parliament members such as Connie September – Marius Fransman, Trevor Manuel and Derek Hanekom.
In 2010 under the leadership of Marius Fransman and Trevor Manuel an education summit was held in Mitchells Plain and the Mitchells Plain Education Forum was established. Subsequent to that the Mitchells Plain Skills Centre and the Mitchells Plain Role Model and Bursary Trust was established.
Achmat recently retired as Parliamentary Constituency Office Administrator and still continue his involvement on the Board of the Mitchells Plain Education Forum and as a Director of the Mitchells Plain Skills Centre. He continues to volunteer his services as a paralegal in the community.
Executive Summary – Colleen Daniels: Director - MPSC
Colleen has been involved in Early Childhood Development for more than 29 years and has been part of the evolving ECD landscape noting that not much has been done in terms of regulating the ECD sector and bringing about professionalism. She is an accredited Assessor, Facilitator and Moderator.
A self-motivated determined, confident and not afraid of a challenge person. Whatever she set her mind to do she does to the best of her ability. A leader and able to work on her own. Using her initiative in situations that require immediate decisions and accept the responsibility for whatever the outcomes is. She is able to work under pressure and have the ability to also beyond what is expected of her.
Elected chairperson of the Western Cape Early Childhood Development Forum as well as serving on the Mitchells Plain Education Forum - an initiative of Minister Trevor Manuel and Marius Fransman. Currently also involved at local provincial and national level of government attending workshops on development policies around ECD.
Very passionate about the ECD field and believe that every child in our country should be in an effective best practice quality ECD centre with the best practice ECD practioners. A very strong believer in inclusive education for special needs learners. She brings to the facilitation process strong inclusive strategies and a mother of two young men who are defined as special needs as well as an involvement with Inclusive Education Western Cape.
In terms of facilitating she does intervention strategies with learners who struggle around concepts even if it means working after hours to achieve competency. Colleen also runs her own business as well as an accredited ECD site in Strandfontein. She enjoys crafts, the outdoors, baking, reading and do a bit of belly dancing as well.
Executive Summary – Karl Mocke: Director - MPSC
My name is Karl Mocké, and I hail from Strandfontein, Mitchells Plain. My family moved to Strandfontein, from Bonteheuwel, in 1979, when I was 9 years old.
I attended both the Strandfontein primary and secondary schools in the area, the latter from which I matriculated in 1987.Due to various socio-economic conditions, I was unable to further my studies at a tertiary institution, and proceeded to accept an administration position in the corporate world, at Southern Life Association Ltd.
Through the years I had managed different positions (complimented by part time studies) in the private sector, from administration, on to computer programming and finally my last position held was that of business analyst. The companies I worked for included Southern Life Ass Ltd, Old Mutual plc, Momentum Life, First National Bank and Santam Insurance Ltd. While my career seemed on track, professionally, I experienced a wholly untransformed private sector, and became increasingly frustrated with the treatment meted out to black employees in my tenure in this industry.
In 2011 I made the decision to plough back into my community, by harnessing my technological/administration skills with my passion for community work, and got involved with various community projects, via community organisation (Strandfontein Social and Economic Development Forum) as well as political activity (African National Congress). I am currently employed as an Administrator / Office Manager in the ANC Parliamentary Constituency Office, Mitchells Plain.
Executive Summary – Pearl Pheiffe: Director/ Administrator - MPSC
Pearl Pheiffer matriculated in 2006 at Rockland’s Secondary High School. After High School she did a year course as pharmacy assistant.
She also studied at Rose Bank College, doing a computer course, Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary Course in 2008 and whilst studying worked at the family business in Mitchell’s Plain assisting the community in healthcare at the pharmacy for 6 years as a health assistant till.
In 2014 she started as a volunteer at the Mitchells Plain Skills Centre as a Trainee Office Administrator. Pearl is currently the Office Administrator of MPSC and responsible for the daily management of the skills- centre and is being mentored and coached by Mr. Frank Fredericks in terms of her required skill set and continuous professional development.
Pearl is involved in a number of community development projects and is passionate about skills development, empowerment and societal issues.