Muzi Manzi: Chief Executive Officer
Muzi is the Chief Executive Officer of AFSA and is responsible for the management and governance of the Federation. He reports to the Executive Committee (Exco).
His key role is implementing the Marketing Strategy developed by Exco and the AFSA team. It is focussed on growing, promoting and defending the aluminium industry, adding value to the Federation’s members.
Muzi has a qualification in Metallurgical Engineering and is currently enrolled for a MBA, has extensive aluminium industry specific experience, especially in, both policy development and stakeholder engagement. He has also achieved notable success within the Metals Desk of the Department of Trade and Industry.
He has been instrumental in supporting South Africa’s Aluminium Agenda.
Antoonette Hearns: Bookkeeper
Antoonette joined AFSA in May 2006 and is our Bookkeeper (Financial Officer actually) and is very well qualified and experienced in what she does.
She has also run her own business doing auditing before joining AFSA. She takes good care of the Federation’s accounts and can answer questions about the Federation’s activities. Antoonette has other useful talents and interests – her main interest being her family and their well-being. In addition to all the usual domestic functions to attend to [her other job], she says she can cook up a storm!
Christa Smith: Association Administrator
Christa Smith attended school in the North-West Province and completed her Diploma in Human Resource Management through UNISA.
She joined the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) where she worked in several divisions. In 2004, Christa became an independent contractor for SEIFSA and continued to manage various affiliated employer associations. Furthermore, in 2018 she established Okuhlukile Office Solutions (Pty) Ltd which provides secretarial and administrative services and alternative office solutions to industry bodies and associations.