Sylvan is a former South African Diplomat and Economic Representative
in the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Mozambique respectively.
He worked for the South African Department of Trade & Industry,
assigned responsibilities of International Trade & Economic Development,
Trade & Investment Facilitation and Promotion, and Bilateral Economic Relations.
Before joining the Public Service, Sylvan worked in the private sector
primarily in the Marketing & Sales Fields for multinational companies,
Mittal Steel South Africa, Lafarge Cement South Africa and Consolidated Wire Industries (CWI).
Sylvan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand
with specialization in Economics and Management Science (Operations Research).
He has completed a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies with the
Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), obtained a
Project Management Certificate from CS Holdings South Africa and an
Applied International Trade Bargaining Certificate from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Poshela has enormous financial and operational experience within the banking, mining, manufacturing and
He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand with specialisation in
Accounting and Accounting Information Systems. He has completed a post graduate Diploma in Management
Studies with the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), and is a qualified Chartered Company