The Board

The Board

The board of BevSA is made up of members and industry representatives and members are as follows:

Mpumi Mazibuko


Mpumi Mazibuko is currently a Legal Counsel-at Coca-Cola Southern & East Africa Business Unit.

Glenn Sheppard

Deputy Chairman

Glenn Sheppard is a director of Little Green Beverages.

Asyia Sheik

Asyia Sheik is Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Southern Africa, Coca-Cola Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Tshidi Ramogase

Tshidi Ramogase is the public affairs and communications director at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

Andre Cloete

Andre Cloete is the Supply Chain Director for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages

Bakul Odhav

Bakul Odhav is the General Manager at Quality Beverages SoftBev

Louis Opperman

Louis Opperman is former chairman BevSA and currently hold the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Twizza (PTY) LTD

Virnon Richter

Virnon Richter is the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager at PepsiCo

Rory Brennan

General Manager at Suntory Beverage & Food Europe

Gard Maswanganyi

Gard Maswanganyi is the Managing Executive, Snacks, Treats, Beverages. Tigerbrands

Latiefa Behardien

Latiefa Behardien is a Technical Head at Woolworths Long Life foods

Mercy Tshivhase

Mercy Tshivhase is an Operations Director/Company Manager SA at Givaudan South Africa

Thapelo Muparutsa

Thapelo Muparutsa is Fouder and Director at Etsweletse Trading Solutions

BevSA Management

Mapule Ncanywa

Executive Director

Mapule Tiny Ncanywa is the Executive Director of the Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA).

Mpho Thothela

General Manager: Corporate Services

Thothela joins BevSA from Proudly South Africa where he served as Chief Officer: Membership, Legal and Compliance and Company Secretary.


Latest news

  • Health Promotions Levy – a net negative impact on South African non-alcoholic beverage industry

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Feb 28, 2019

    In the ten months since the Health Promotions Levy (HPL) was introduced, it has put pressure on the local non-alcoholic industry in already difficult operating conditions, as well as raising prices for hard-pressed consumers. The net impact of the levy has been compounded by subdued economic growth in the country and higher input costs of raw materials and ingredients, in particular, sugar. Consequently, this is limited the opportunity for growth and job creation in the sector and has resulted in downward pressure on the full value chain.

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