Our directors

meet the team making affordable living possible

clive felix

 Director and chairman


- National diploma for civil engineering technician 

- Bachelor of building arts 

- Majors: building science & sociology 

 Work experience: 

City Engineers Department - Port Elizabeth Municipality Design of engineering services for new residential areas. Engineers Representative on two multi-million residential development Projects. 

The Urban Foundation

Housing programmes manager. Project manager for self-help housing projects in Kleinskool and Zwide, Port Elizabeth

Research and feasibility studies;

· Kleinskool Area ‘K’ upgrading

· Helenvale upgrading study

· Greater Algoa Bay planning study

· Greater East London planning study

Community participation and pre-implementation work

For the Soweto-On-Sea upgrading project for ± 10 000 families living in this informal settlement.

Urban Services Group

General manager. Overall management responsibility for the organisation. Fund raising responsibility. Responsible for a number of projects supported by the USG, the following being the most significant; 

 · Port Elizabeth Land Restitution Initiative. 

· Colchester Land Restitution Project. 

· Missionvale Housing Project (Social Facilitation) 

· Sakhasonke Village Project (Social Facilitation)

Clirom Consulting (Pty) Ltd. 

Social & Project Facilitation services

Managing Director

· Currently the secretary of the Port Elizabeth Land Restitution & Housing Association

· Member, of the South End Museum Trust

· Member of the Imizi Housing Association Board

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Occupation: Community Development Practitioner

Bernice started her life in the development sector some 22 years back as a Personal Assistant to a Relationship Manager at the then Urban Foundation. Oover the years she has attended and participated in many different Personal and Organisational Growth Development Programmes i.e. Organisational Development through Olive (now closed), attended courses with CDRA, Leadership Development for a 3 week period in New York as well as completing a Public Relations & Marketing Diploma through Damelin.


Worked as a fundraiser for an organisation in Early Childhood Development as a senior member of the organisation. Left this organisation in 1998 to head up a new organisation grounded within the Catholic Church and involved with poverty alleviation and training of lay people within the Church. Whilst involved with the Church organisation, seeds were already planted to start up Ikhala Trust as a community grant maker for grassroots organisations in the Eastern Cape. Founding Director since 2002.


Instrumental in initiating several key and important research and learning projects over the years and more specifically the recent work that has been completed with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business through the Community Grantmaking and Social Investment Programme under the leadership of Ms Susan Wilkinson-Maposa. The Demonstration is called “Measuring and Valuing Community Contributions”.

As a community grant maker, Ikhala Trust has supported more than 180 small organisations with more than R4 million plus a range of other goods in kind including office furniture, clothing, food, seeds for planting etc. Ikhala Trust has a full time staff of 2 people; a part-time general assistant, an associate who works on average 5 days a week and a team of 6 skills and resourceful Trustees who also provide pro-bono, a range of expertise to the organisation to complement the work of Ikhala Trust.


Organisations/Institutions she is currently involved with:

· Oxfam Australia – Advisory Committee

· FAMSA PE – Chairperson (3 years)

· NMMU Faculty of Education – Health: HIV Advisory Committee

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· Professional position: School Principal (PTD; B A; B Ed; M Ed)

· Educational involvement and interest: Adult Learning Centres for in-service

· Teachers and Principals: (Teacher Opportunity Programs – TOPS)


These positions and interest led to wider national and international exposure and experience in educational issues.

TOPS: National Programs Facilitator

· Berkley University: California, Canada, Mexico, England: Careers Development Program

· Academic Research (MEd): University of South Carolina, University of Durban-Westville


After exiting the school position concentrated on the training of school principals and designing workshops for in-service school principals and organizations: SIYAKA MEA (Management Empowerment Agency)


· Designing workshops for improvement of institutions like small business organizations, churches, schools, etc.

· Accredited facilitator and assessor/moderator: Khanyisela Training

· Serve on: PELRHA Board (Land Restitution Housing Board)

· Writing a DPhil at NMMU (Development Studies Department)

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· BA (UCT) – Majors: Environmental and Geographical Science, English 2004

· M.U.R.P (UCT) – Masters in Urban and Regional Planning 2006


· Member of the South African Planning Institute (S.A.P.I)


· 1996 - 1998: TATA Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

· 1998 - 2001: Libra Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd

· 2007 - Present: Metroplan – Port Elizabeth

Local Spatial Development Framework:

Port Elizabeth Airport Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) Assisted in the preparation of the LSDF document

2010 Transportation Projects:

Land Use Aspects Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Involved in all land use matters related to various 2010 transportation projects (development of Modal Interchanges, BRT Routes and acquisition of land). Prepared Status Quo reports and land use applications (Rezoning, subdivision ) for subject sites, Development Control, facilitated negotiations for land expropriation, land swaps and long term leases. Preparation of various plans

Madiba Bay Leisure Park Eastcape Showcase Preparation of GIS Plans

Alice Regeneration Project Department of Public Works Collection, collation and analysis of Data.

Analysis of land Audits from DLA and DPW. Preparation of GIS Plans, Preparation and presentation of development opportunities and constraints for affected properties. Preparation of Land Disposal Strategy, Report Writing

Walmer Gqebera Township Infill Social Housing Project Prepared Document for Land Use application (Rezoning and Subdivision)

Phase 2: Implementation of the 2010 Local Spatial Development Framework NMBM Prepared Implementation Framework

MURP: Proposed SMME Hive Project Motherwell Urban Renewal Prepared Feasibility Study for development of SMME Hive in Motherwell

Application for Land Use matters Various: PE Allotment Areas Prepare, submit, administer – Rezoning, Departure, Special Consent and Subdivision applications.

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Professional qualifications:

· CA(SA) – 1970.

· Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) - 1969.

Work History:

· Greenhill Pate and Touche Ross, UK - Trainee and Senior – 7 years;

· Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth – Partner – 18 years;

· EP Building Society/Fidelity Bank/FBC Fidelity, Port Elizabeth – Financial Director and Company Secretary – 12 years;

· Coega Development Corporation (CDC), Port Elizabeth - Chief Financial Officer to March 2000 to March 2007.

Withdrew to attend to personal affairs but continued to provide support to new CFO until February 2009.

· Now consulting to various organisations. Ongoing tasks included land acquisition, tax matters, accounting assistance, tariff models, negotiations and long-term projections.

Relevant Experience:

· Member of the Board of EP Building Society and Fidelity Bank;

· Chairman of the Port Elizabeth/ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipal Audit Committee – 4 years;

· Participate in all Audit Committee, Human Resource Committee and Board meetings of CDC until April 2007;

· Member of the Board and Exco of the Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce – 10 years.

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Professional Qualifications

· Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

· Final Year Thesis & Dissertation: Outsourcing in the Transport Industry in South Africa (Owner-Driver Schemes)

· Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

· National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Professional Experience

Automotive Industry Development Centre

· Supply Chain Project Manager

· Automotive research – global and local

· Development of new products for market

· UNIDO Benchmarking in the Auto Industry


Freelance Management Consultant

· Implementation of turnaround strategies at various companies (COMSEC)

· Strategy development for businesses in distress

· Compilation of business plans / feasibility studies / due diligence


South African National Parks

Procurement Manager – World Bank project – Port Elizabeth


Freelance Management Consultant

· Sub-contractor to PriceWaterHouseCoopers (JHB) for the following projects:

· Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality Fleet management assessment

· East Cape Dept. of Health Pharma distribution and outsourcing

· Nelspruit Municipality Fleet management review

· Procurement review for the South African National Parks for World Bank compliance.

Professional Memberships

· Member of the South African Institute of MarketingManagement

· Member of the Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (PERCCI) · Member of the PE Export Club

· MBA Club

· Institute of Business Advisors


· Outstanding Achiever Award ( MBA Group), 1999

· Awarded by the Faculty of Management, Port Elizabeth, Technikon

Additional Information

· Lecture Operations Management 3 & 4 for the NMMU

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2007-present Chief Executive Officer

Izingwe Properties (Pty) Ltd A Property development and Investment company in industrial and commercial development


2000 - 2006 Executive Director

Isandla Partners in Development .Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a section 21 NGO specializing in housing, local government and, community development.


1998- 2000 Sales Manager

Coca-Cola Sabco- Port Elizabeth, SA


1996- 1997 Group Corporate Affairs Manager

Coca-Cola Sabco- Port Elizabeth, SA


1994-1996 Internal advisor and Development coordinator Africon Engineering International - Port Elizabeth, SA


· 1994 – 2000 City Councilor : Port Elizabeth Municipality · 1994 -1995 Executive member: Provincial Committee on Local Government for the Eastern Cape Government

· 1995 Deputy Chairperson: P.E City Council Economic Development Committee

· 1992-3 Member: National Local Government Negotiations Forum


· 2005 to date –Non executive Director of Avis Van Rental Eastern Cape

· 2005 to date – Board member at Abahlali Housing Association

· 2006 to date – Board member at IMIZI


· Professional Certificate in Management, UNISA-School of Business Leadership, 2000

· Management Development Program, Stellenbosch University Business School, 1997

· Diploma Project Management, Executive Training P.E, 1996

· Diploma Materials Handling, Wits University/ SAIMH, 1989