Our Team
Our Team
Hermann Erdmann
An entrepreneur and businessman, Hermann Erdmann has extensive experience in the manufacturing and retail sectors having served on a number of industry-related boards.
Erdmann’s interest in environmental sustainability, transformation and empowerment of the previously disadvantaged resulted in the establishment of REDISA, and the development of the first approved Industry Waste Management Plan.
Stacey Davidson
Stacey Davidson joined REDISA in 2010 as a director, after working in various industries including finance. Davidson’s interest in the economic empowerment of previously disadvantaged communities resulted in her volunteering for community-based organisations such as NICRO, CAFDA, and Triple Trust Organisation. It was Davidson’s passion for community development which prompted her to join REDISA.
Stacey’s passion and drive enabled her to start her own business, Melsta Business Solutions in 2003, which specialised in providing data sanitisation and community-based marketing strategies to financial services companies looking to trace members of Pension and Provident funds.
In 2010 she served as director of Jibu Consulting, a business offering consulting services to both the public and private sector. She resigned from both companies to join REDISA NPC.
Non-executive Director
Charlie Kirk
Charlie Kirk obtained a B.A. Law LLB from the University of Stellenbosch, and practiced law until 1996 before moving into a legal advisor position. Kirk also lectured final year law students at the Public Law Faculty of the University of the Western Cape from 1988 to 1998.
During 2007, together with Sam Robertson, she started her own boutique law firm, Robertson Teuteberg Kirk, specialising in areas such as the National Credit Act, the Consumer Protection Act, the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and the laws relating to Privacy.
Charlie left RTK to take up her role at REDISA in January, 2012.
Non-executive Director
Elinor Sisulu
Elinor Sisulu has a BA English & History and a BA Special Honours History from the University of Zimbabwe, Diploma in Economic Planning from the Institute of Economic Planning and Development, Dakar, and an MA Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands. She is a well-known public figure and a leader in promotion of reading and literacy:
  • Founder of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation
  • Past Chairperson of the Book Development Foundation
  • Award-winning author (Noma award winner)
  • Judge for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize (Africa Region)
In addition to her interests and accolades in the field of literacy, she has a distinguished history in Human Rights and Economic Development, having worked for Crisis in Zimbabwe, World Food Programme, International Labour Organisation (Zambia) and Zimbabwe Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Welfare.
Elinor is also currently a board member of Thebe Resources Incubator and the National Arts Festival.
Non-executive Director
Dr Lincoln Mboweni
Dr Lincoln Mboweni is a medical doctor and business man. Dr Mboweni has served on a number of boards
and is passionate about technology solutions and innovation across multiple industries.
The REDISA Story
November 2012 REDISA is formed. One week later our first tire is processed.
January 2012
The REDISA Plan is approved
November 2012
First tyre collection from Tiger Wheel and Tyre, collected by Fastrack transporter (Gauteng)
First tyre collection
2013, May
Midrand depot opened in January 2014
Midrand depot opened
2014, Jan
REDISA CEO Hermann Erdmann on a panel discussion at the Global Economic Symposium (GES). The panel focused on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the need for a paradigm shift in creating value from waste.
May 2014
Global Economic Symposium panel discussion
May 2014
Minister Edna Molewa speaks at REDISA Awards evening
14 May 2015
REDISA Awards evening
Minister Edna Molewa speaks at REDISA Awards evening
REDISA invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Event in New York
September 2016
Runner up at World Economic Forum The Circulars 2016 awards - Circular Economy Government, Cities & Regions category
January 2016
World Economic Forum The Circulars awards
January 2016
Product Testing Institute completed
April 2017
Product Testing Institute completed
April 2017
REDISA placed under provisional liquidation by the Minister of Environmental Affairs
June 2017
On 24 Jan 2019, the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment overturns the provisional liquidation
January 2019
World Economic Forum The Circulars 2016
European Development Days 2016
Ellen MacArthur Foundation / McKinsey 2015
European Circular Economy conference 2015
Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2015
Ocean Conservancy 2015
Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2014