HEFMA 2021 Annual Coference

Due to the Impact of COVID-19 it is required that HEFMA move the
Annual Conference 2021 to a Mini Online Conference and AGM.

* Please see the below information for the HEFMA mini online Conference and AGM.

General Information

Admin/Ticket fee: Free

Contact person 1: Deedry Grundling
Email: deedryg@uj.ac.za
Telephone: 011 559 6470
Contact person 2: Desleen Saffier
Email: desleen.saffier@uct.ac.za
Telephone: 021 650 4554
*Please Note that there is no booking fee for this Conference. The conference will be held online so make sure that you have the correct link for to join the conference.


Turning challenges into opportunities in the Higher Education sector by reskilling and upskilling FM staff (for the future).


  • Tusk Construction Support Services
  • The South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA)
  • APPA, United States
  • The Association For University Directors Of Estates (AUDE)
  • The members of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association Inc (TEFMA)
  • Key Speakers

  • Paper 1 : Skills development in the context of higher education.
    - Weyers Ludick (Tsebo FM)
  • Paper 2 : Computerised maintenance system: Archibus.
    - Greg James (UJ)
  • Paper 3 : Skill in utility management
    - Shaun Diamond and team (Terra Firma)
  • Paper 4 : Creating the leaders of tomorrow: A UK example of talent development.
    - Stephen Wells, (Association of University Directors of Estate, UK (AUDE))
  • Paper 5 : Reskill for systems and data management
    - Prof Anton Basson (SU)
  • Paper 6 : Rethink and reskill the planning process in BIM
    - Roelof Rabe (Roelof Rabe Architects)
    - Carl Coetzee (David Lombard Mechanical Engineers)
  • Paper 7 : Thinking in Grey: Why “Soft Skills” are now Essential in Upskilling FM Staff
    - Dave Irvin (Florida State University and representing APPA, USA)
  • Panel Members

  • Facilitator: Prof Kobus du Plessis
  • Dr Vic Coetzee (UFS)
  • Prof Anton Basson (SU)
  • Weyers Ludick (Tsebo FM)
  • Ebrahim Peters (Boland College)
  • Hylton Holt (UCT)
  • Dr Nkgatho Tlale (TUT)
  • 2021 Conference Papers

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