Global Certification Scheme (GCS)

SAAMA in partnership with WPiAM (World Partners in Asset Management) are excited to announce the launch of the Global Certification Scheme (GCS) which is a culmination of years of consistent effort and dedication to the realization of this major milestone in the history of SAAMA and the global Asset Management community at large.

The Global Certification Scheme provides a three-level designation framework that has been shaped around the key Asset Management roles.

Level 1: Certified Senior Principal in Asset Management (CSAM™)

Level 2: Certified Practitioner in Asset Management (CPAM™)

Level 3: Certified Technical Specialist in Asset Management (CTAM™)

These designations focus on core roles across Asset Management teams that may be operating in a range of industries, at various scales, in widely disparate environments and delivers continued professional development opportunities.

This competency-based scheme will provide a common base for organisations to ensure that the individuals they hire anywhere in the world have the knowledge, skills, and experience to apply asset management principles in various contexts.

Background and objectives

In November 2016 the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) approved SAAMA’s application to register a professional designation – “Certified Senior Asset Manager” (CSAM™) – in terms of the national qualifications’ framework.

This was as a result of an initiative pursued in SA by SAAMA in parallel with other similar international bodies, that are members of WPiAM,  to establish appropriate professional designations for the asset management industry. The collaboration emanated from the joint work that had been done with leaders in AM from countries across the globe linked to the preparation of the international standard (ISO55001) on management system requirements for Asset Management. Leveraging collective global experience, the standard set out principles to be adopted by asset-intensive organisations to manage assets most effectively and efficiently. It was adopted as a South African National Standard in 2015.

The formalisation of AM designations aims to recognise the essential role that PEOPLE perform in ensuring that any such management system is appropriate to the operating environment and objectives of the organisation, enabling it to deliver. This applies to the public sector – providing basic services that support social well-being and facilitate economic growth; as well as the private sector – enhancing business performance and maximising job opportunities.

Importantly, this initiative was a means to fulfil SAAMA’s mission to:

  • Raise the profile and competence (and, in so doing, the motivation) of people responsible for the performance of infrastructure, plant and machinery (that so often is a key mechanism to achieving an organisation’s objectives); and
  • Provide a cross-sectoral and multi-layered career structure in which young people can enter and confidently grow according to their capabilities; and in which domain-specialists can be equipped to better achieve asset-based overall organisational objectives.

Indeed, successful delivery is the result of effective integration of the contributions of the various members of the AM team, each applying their specific competencies, aware of, and understanding, the impact of their contribution to the whole.

SAQA requirements

SAAMA, in collaboration with SAQA are in the process of finalizing the new/updated CSAM™, CPAM™ and CTAM™ designation requirements to ensure alignment to the new GCS requirements. An opportunity will be made for existing holders of the CSAM™ designation for recertification in line with the WPiAM endorsed certification. The SAAMA website will be updated for applications for the new suite of CSAM™, CPAM™ and CTAM™ designations (recognised by WPiAM) in line with arrangements being made with SAQA. People interested in applying, are in the meantime invited to register interest.

Application Process

Before applying familiarize yourself with the general requirements and responsibilities of each designation. Click here to download the WPiAM information pack.

To begin the application process click here to indicate interest and SAAMA will respond directly to you with a way forward once the SAQA requirements have been gazetted.

Certified Senior Asset Management Practitioners (CSAM™):


Rob Childs

Cell phone number: +27 82 371 2018

Email Address:

Company name: NEXTEC Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Registration number: CSAM1610007

Date of registration: 16 October 2018

Helder Morais Sarment Belmonte

Cell phone number: +27 78 747 6804

Email Address:

Company name: Aurecon

Registration number: CSAM1806003

Date of registration: 01 June 2018

Expiry date :31 May 2021

Hal is a materials specialist that has developed his expertise in infrastructure asset management. Recently he has been working in the municipal sector, compiling asset registers and infrastructure asset management plans (covering all the key sectors: water, sanitation, roads, storm-water, electricity, solid waste, buildings and municipal facilities) and comprehensive municipal infrastructure plans.  He has been involved in many multi-disciplinary projects and has acted as project manager and project leader on several key projects for Aurecon.

Hal obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, in 2002.  He is a registered member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in the UK and a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council (UK).  He is also a registered chartered scientist with the Science Council (UK), a member of the Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) and a certified asset management assessor (CAMA) with the World Partners in asset management.

Francois Jean Joubert

Cell phone number: + 27 82 585 2572
Email Address:
Landline number: +27 21 526 9400
Company name: Aurecon
Registration number: CSAM1806002
Date of registration (initial grant date): 1 June 2018
Expiry date :31 May 2021

Francois is an experienced Asset Manager who has supported asset owners with strategic advice and support over many years. He is a Certified Asset Management Assessor with the World Partners in Asset Management. He is also a Councilor of the Southern African Asset Management Association.
Francois is Aurecon’s Asset Management Service Leader in Africa. He is experienced in all aspects of physical asset management including asset assessments and valuations; asset management planning and portfolio optimisation; asset care, operations; as well as implementing asset management enablers such as gap assessments and bench-marking, training and capacity building, processes and workflow development, organisational design, use of technology and systems integration.

Loganathan Reddy

Cell phone number: +27 82 770 8279
Email Address:
Landline number: +27 11 800 5178
Company name: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
Registration number: CSAM1806001
Date of registration (initial grant date): 1 June 2018
Expiry date :31 May 2021

Logan Reddy is a Professional Engineer responsible for Life Cycle Planning for generating plant in Eskom and a SAAMA Council Member since August 2017. Logan has been closely involved in plant engineering and later physical asset management processes on power stations for more than 20 years. Logan is driven by the goal of seeing asset management being practiced as a ‘business-as-usual’ capability amongst large asset owners. Having been privileged to engage with a broad group of pioneers and thought leaders on the subject of asset management both internal and external to Eskom, has led to Logan participating in the local mirror committee that developed the ISO 55000 standard. In his role at Eskom, Logan has been part of a team that advises on maintenance process improvement and continues to work to entrenching effective life cycle management strategies for the power generation fleet. Logan believes that disciplined and practical application of asset management is a vital contributor to realize growth in the energy sector and the broader Southern African region.

Logan lives in Pretoria with his wife and 2 children and puts a lot of energy into trying to talk less and instead listening more.

Louis Boshoff

Full name and Surname:               Louis Boshoff

Cell phone number:                        082 788 9132

Email Address:                        

Landline number:                            012-001-0500

Company name:  i @ Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Louis is the managing director of i @ Consulting, the leading asset management consultancy in the public sector.  He is a Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management, a Certified Asset Management Assessor and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.  Louis has won local and international awards for his contributions to the practice of infrastructure asset management.  He is widely considered to be the foremost public sector infrastructure asset management specialist in South Africa.  He was the main author of the CoGTA Local Government Infrastructure Asset Management Guidelines, he authored the National Immovable Asset Maintenance Management Standard, edited the National Immovable Asset Maintenance Management Planning Guidelines and is a contributing author of the International Infrastructure Management Manual.   He is the project manager and lead developer of the Cities Infrastructure Delivery and Management System (CIDMS), for the National Treasury.  The CIDMS is a fully SANS 55001 compliant system for cities that has been peer reviewed through the World Bank and considered to be representative of global best practice.  For this, Louis received the SAAMA 2018 Project Award.   He regularly serves as asset management policy advisor to National Government and entities such as the World Bank and the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

Thomas Kilian

Full name and Surname:               Thomas Kilian

Cell phone number:                        083 459 7035

Email Address:                        

Landline number:                            012 001 0500

Company name:  I@Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Thomas is a Principal with i @ Consulting (Pty) Ltd, based on a career spanning 32 years with professional experience in asset management, project & program management and civil & agricultural engineering.  A Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management, Certified Asset Management Assessor, Professional Engineering Technologist, Professional Construction Project Manager, Project Management Professional and Certified Management Consultant with a four-year MBA degree.  Experienced in asset management from implementing projects for metropolitans, local municipalities and government departments, spanning civil engineering and real estate portfolios, a recognised sector leader for most.  Engineering manager on the establishment and maintenance of asset registers and project manager for some of the larger ones whilst coordinating and leading multi-disciplinary teams.  His asset management experience includes demand analysis, strategic planning, asset valuation & costing, risk profiling & analysis, the preparation of iAMP’s and uAMP’s, lifecycle delivery, development of municipal O&M plans and maintenance plans for buildings.  He planned and implemented civil / agricultural infrastructure through identification, feasibility studies, planning, design, tender & procure, construction supervision and contract management.  Prepared a Sanitation Training Manual for municipal officials.  He also provided training & mentoring to candidates for registration with ECSA and developed training material for experiential training – he also led the National Skills Fund training management project to further develop skills in Water Services Authorities (WSA’s).

Darryl Aberdein

Full name and Surname:               Darryl Aberdein

Cell phone number:                       083 570 4407

Email Address:                        

Landline number:                            +27 11 848 6940

Company name:  Pragma

Registration number: CSAM1610006

Date of registration (initial grant date): 16 October 2018

Darryl completed a Masters in Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand and an MBA at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Darryl’s profession a career started at Eskom. He subsequently worked at the Industrial Development Corporation and is currently employed as a Partner Consultant at Pragma


Andre Mathee

Full name and Surname:               André Mathee (BEng Mech, MEng, PrEng, CMRP, CSAM)

Cell phone number:

Email Address:                        

Landline number:

Company name:  Sasol

Registration number: CSAM1610008

Date of registration (initial grant date): 8 June 2020

Andre has 25+ years’ experience in the Petrochemical Asset Management Environment. Highlights of his career include rotating equipment engineering, development of a structured maintenance strategy development system, establishment of a reliability engineering function, establishing and management of a multi-disciplined plant engineering team, development and implementation of large capital projects, several business renewal initiatives. He is currently the senior manager for mechanical, reliability and civil engineering in his company, responsible to deliver a comprehensive plant engineering function. He specialise in Asset Management with the vision that all operational and support functions will collaborate seamlessly to achieve optimal sustained value from physical asset investments.


Nomaphelo Ndzundzu

Full name and Surname:               Nomaphelo Ndzundzu

Cell phone number: 082 921 9773

Email Address:                        

Landline number: 031 575 5500

Company name:  Zutari

Registration number: CSAM18060010

Date of registration (initial grant date): 8 June 2020

As an asset management specialist working in asset intensive industries, I have gained experience in holistic asset life cycle management planning (cradle to grave). This includes developing high level asset management policies and strategies, as well as operational plant maintenance plans and work instructions (SOPs) and performing root cause analysis/ troubleshooting for poor performance or equipment failures. Working in heavy industrial environments has given me a good appreciation and working knowledge of the OSHAct, HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment), RCM (reliability centred maintenance) and RBI (risk based inspections/maintenance). My experience in working on both sides of the fence – asset owner and consultant/service provider has given me the skills to be a fast learner, agile, flexible, innovative which are all qualities necessary to thrive in a dynamic uncertain economic environment.


Rofhiwa Khaukanani

Full name and Surname:               Rofhiwa Khaukanani

Cell phone number: 073 035 0976

Email Address:                        

Landline number:

Company name:  i @ Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Registration number: CSAM1610009

Date of registration (initial grant date): 8 June 2020

Rofhiwa is the Managing Director at a consulting firm called Infratec. He is a Professional Electrical and Electronic Engineer (Pr Eng) registered with ECSA, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) registered with the Association of Energy Engineers and a Certified Asset management Assessor (CAMA) registered with World Partner in Asset Management (WPiAM). His qualifications include a B (Eng.) in Electronic Engineering, a B (Eng.) Honours in Technology Management from the University of Pretoria and a Graduate Diploma in Asset Management from the Institute of Quality Asset Management (IQ-AM) in Australia.