When it comes to Our People – We’re taking the High Road
Our Health and Safety Ambassadors
Springbok Atlas Charter is proud to have engaged employees who go the extra mile in the workplace by volunteering as Health and Safety Ambassadors. Employees receive accredited training on workplace health and safety issues, and they also take responsibility for overseeing our Green initiatives.
Employee Development Programme
Springbok Atlas Charter has an active employee development programme that includes skills audits, learnerships, succession planning and the provision of training and coaching according to individual development plans.
As part of our “High Road Initiative”, Springbok Atlas Charter implements an ongoing programme of SETA-accredited driving training learnerships that enable unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 40 to gain the skills and licences for driving code 8 and code 10 vehicles. Whenever the opportunity arises, we look to recruit new drivers from this source of learners who now have marketable skills.
We are constantly looking for opportunities to support unemployed people in the establishment of their own small businesses. An example of this, is that at our Cape Town branch, we have enabled a group of women to run our environmentally-friendly eWASHA vehicle wash bays as their own business. Our Human Resources department has coached and mentored them through the processes of registering their own business, managing their finances, human resources and operations.
Keith Ryneveldt – Acting CEO
Keith started with Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter in 1976, and is now the longest-serving employee in our team. Not surprisingly, many people in the tourism and charter industry know Keith well, and he has a legendary status when it comes to vehicle logistics and scheduling in the industry.
Johan Coetzer – Operations Manager, Johannesburg
In 2002, Johan started his career with Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter in Durban. Over the years, he was involved in various mega-conferences and mega-events such as the 2003 Cricket World Cup, the 2009 British Lions Tour and the 2010 Soccer World Cup. In 2007, Johan was promoted to Operations Manager for Durban, and he was recently promoted to Operations Manager in Johannesburg.
Sergio Marsala – Sales Manager, Johannesburg
Sergio joined Springbok Atlas Charter in 1993 based at the Johannesburg Branch as the Senior Sales Manager, a position he still holds today – heading up and managing a team of young dynamic Key Account Sales people. Sergio is highly passionate about his clients and goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to service delivery. His 19 years experience in the Industry and with Springbok Atlas Charter is testimony to his ever long standing clientele.
Kim Gibbens – Operations Manager, Durban
Kim joined Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter in 2007 and over the years, she has established herself as a critical player in the logistical success of high profile events. Passionate about her work and a highly committed team leader, Kim has achieved significant success in South Africa. Her knowledge and experience were recently extended through her role as the VIP association Transport Specialist for the Formula One event at Yas Marine Island in Abu Dhabi.
Andre Barnard – Operations Manager, Namibia
In 1987, Andre began his career in the tourism industry in SAR Travel. Ten years later, he joined Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter and he currently head ups our Namibian branches in Windhoek and Swakopmund.