We give you the tools to spread your wings!
We give you the tools to spread your wings!
Skills Development
Leaders in Staff Training and
Skills Development
Regular Courses
Training to Your Requirements
Economic Upliftment
A fully accredited Non-Profit
Training Provider

Meet our Team

Mr Seo Mtetwa (President)
Mr Philani Dlamini
Dr Shelley Johnston
Ms Bulelwa Mabunda
Mr Timothy Nixon
Mr Lindani Nkwanyana
Dr Nicola Tyler (Chairperson)
Mr Brett van den Broeck
Mrs Janet Lee (Managing Director) (ex officio)
Mr Walter Gwala (Training Director) (ex officio)
Mrs Tessa de Carle CA(SA) (Financial Officer) (ex officio)

Meet Our Staff

Our Training Director, Walter Gwala has many years of poultry experience and is deeply committed to growing people and poultry production in Africa. He guides our training programmes and loves interacting with our delegates in the classroom and on the training farm.

Janet Lee as Managing Director oversees all aspects of the institute’s activities and assists with facilitation. She has been involved with the poultry sector in South Africa for many years and loves seeing the growth in trainee’s confidence and knowledge during their studies at the KZNPI.

The training farm is managed by Lindelihle Nxumalo who has developed his poultry skills and experience during his 6 years at the KZNPI. He also assists with practical training on the farm. 

Lindelihle is currently on a year’s poultry internship in the U.S.A. through the World Poultry and Future Farmers Foundations.  Michael Makolometse is our Broiler and Layer Farmer and oversees these units on the training farm. He is also very hands-on with our small hatchery.

Siyabonga Dlamini looks after the broiler breeder and pullet rearing units in the training farm. Although he is quite new to poultry farming he is learning rapidly!
Administration is the domain of Mary-Ann Bruton. She takes multi-tasking to a whole new level and juggles phone enquiries, bookkeeping, training admin and all the myriad office tasks with cheerful efficiency.

Walter Gwala

Facilitator/Farm Consultant

Janet Lee

General Manager

Lindelihle Nxumalo

Farm Supervisor

Mary-Ann Bruton


Leyna Jali

Office Cleaner