Cometsa Group: Happy 15 Anniversary

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Job Opportunity: Senior Import Controller, Kempton Park, Gauteng Province


• Registering of new shipments on internal operational system and ensuring all procedures are carried out in closing files.
• Ensuring that all necessary processes are carried out with regard to obtaining Customs clearance and transport documentation, including original bills of loading where necessary.
• Lodging of documents with relevant parties and ensuring timeous deliveries to clients
• Calculating storage and clearance charges and billing customers.
• Ensuring files are invoiced and documents are sent out to clients prior to them receiving cargo and containers
• Resolving credit operations/ WIPS
• Sending out daily status reports to clients.
• Receiving and disbursing purchase orders, bills of lading, and travel orders.
• Acquiring PODs on both cargo and documentation.
• Maintaining efficient administrative procedures.
• Adhere to documented procedures and disciplines.
• To respect and to manage the department non negotiable and operational standards.
• Attending to internal and external clients’ needs, complaints and problems on the phone, face-to-face and in writing, under both friendly and acrimonious circumstances
• Follow the laid down procedures relating to the use and application of the company’s computer system, manual ledgers, reconciliations, the shipment file, communications with the overseas, keeping records, filing, and preparation and control of documentation in general
• Operational performance and productivity against pre-determined standards and targets
• Must have knowledge of EUR1 certificates, phytosanitary certificates and certificates of origin.
• Knowledge of VOCs and INCO terms
• Must be able to consult and advise
• Must be able to manage work, performance and processes.
• Identify training needs and request suitable training
• Regular one on one’s
• Adhere to company policy and procedures
• MUST have experience on cargowise/EDI
• 5 – 10 years in the freight/logistics industry as a controller

Send your application, attaching your CV to ; attention: Ms Sibongile Mahlangu, tel: +27 11 974 9308

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sam Tsima appointed to Advisory Panel, Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU)

Sam Tsima, the President & Chief Executive of COMETSA Group, has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), Gauteng Region, in the Portfolio of Stakeholder Relations; .
Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU) is a non-profit enterprise development incubator service provider whose fundamental purpose is to collaborate with partners in the private sector, government and civil society to address the low levels of entrepreneurship and high failure rate of 100% black owned emerging businesses in South Africa.

This is achieved by:
Promoting entrepreneurship as a desirable career choice. Building the profile and image of existing entrepreneurs and SBU businesses as role models through our media, networking and public relations activities;

Nurturing qualifying 100% black owned businesses in the critical first three years of their existence by providing incubators with office infrastructure, professional services and a structured mentorship programme at a highly subsidised rate with the aim of the businesses becoming sustainable during this period;

Creating employment opportunities by recruiting and supporting those businesses which have the potential to generate at least four jobs on becoming sustainable;

Enabling procurement opportunities for emerging 100% black owned businesses through the blackpages initiative – ;

Assisting SBU businesses that are finance ready to access funding through third party service providers;

Aims of the Advisory Panel:

Primarily, the incubator Advisory Panel provides advice and counsel to incubator management and staff. Advisory Panel members can help to determine the types of programs the incubator should offer, how best to provide services to clients, and how effective the incubator’s programming and services are. Beyond advising, incubator Advisory Panel members are advocates and ambassadors for the program. In addition to providing program guidance and evaluation, Advisory Panel members often act as a public face of the incubator, highlighting its services and impacts to potential clients, stakeholders and the community at large.
Additional information:

For additional information contact Shanduka BlackUmbrellas, Gauteng Regional Office, Tel: +27 10 590 5555; Fax: +27 11 234 4020;  

About Sam Tsima:
President & Chairperson: Cometsa Group, ,

Founder & Member of the Board of Directors: Southern Africa – German Training Services (SAGTS), , a training arm of the Southern Africa – German Chamber of Commerce & Industry,

Vice-President: Stakeholder Relations, Institute of People Management (IPM), South Africa,

College Council Member: Central Johannesburg College for FET (CJC), ; and Chairperson of CJC Audit Committee of Council.

Chairperson Gauteng Steering Committee: Sport For Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa,

Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF),

Member of Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (Comensa),

Former Programme Manager: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria;