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Administrative Support

Taliep Hattas - Senior Finance Officer

Taliep joined RC&I in 2019 as the Senior Finance Officer. He has been in the Higher Education sector for 10 years at University of Western Cape (UWC) as a Management Accountant; responsible for the full budgeting function as well as producing management accounts and presenting these at Finance Committee Meetings of Council. Other industries he was worked in include Telecommunications (Telkom), Insurance (Dalys Insurance) as well as Financial Services (Southern Life & TASC Admin). After completing a BCom Accounting degree at UWC, he completed his Articles of Clerkship at a firm called McDowell Caradoc Davies & Company.

Yandisa Sopete - Personal Assistant to the Director: RC&I & Senior Manager: Innovation

Yandi joined RC&I in 2016 and she is currently employed as a Personal Assistant to the Director: RC&I & Senior Manager: Innovation, while supporting other managers in the team. Among the tasks of the position, she focuses on interface with external and internal customers, managing arrangements for functions as well as scheduling meetings.

She commenced her studies at Rhodes University in 2008 where she obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Organisational Psychology in 2011.

Candice Jacobs - Administrative Assistant

Candice joined RC&I in April 2013 as an Administrative Assistant.

Candice provides administrative support to RC&I.

Maghmuda Ockards - Database Administrator

Maghmuda joined RC&I in December of 2008, having worked at UCT previously. She is responsible for logging contracts and administering the IRMA database.