Jonathan Goldberg

B.Com, LL.B, MBA

Mobile: 083 281 9571

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Jonathan is the CEO of Global Business Solutions and has been at the forefront of the changing labour law landscape over the past twenty years, leading negotiations at plant, industry and NEDLAC levels and assisting clients to navigate the dynamic regulatory environment.

Jonathan holds several key roles including being nominated as a business representative, as Employment Conditions Commissioner, ChiefOperating Officer of the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES), member of the Employment Services Board, and as a BUSA representative at NEDLAC. A sought-after advisor/speaker and lecturer,

Jonathan has conducted thousands of strategic interventions and presentations, sharing his expertise and insight.

Thembi Chagonda

B.Soc.Sci., Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law

Mobile: 082 348 9381

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Thembi is the Managing director of Global Business Solutions and a leading human resources consultant on B-BBEE and Employment Equity. Thembi advises several national and multi-national organisations on their employment equity strategies, policy development and compliance. Thembi is an Employment Equity Commissioner representing business, as well as a Board Member of ASDA.

Mphathi Mgqaliso

B.Sc. M.Sc. MBA, Diploma in Managerial Finance, Diploma in Project Management, Masters in Mathematics Education and Certificate in Strategic Leadership.

Mobile: 082 781 2832

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Mphathi is a shareholder of Global Business Solutions and a leading consultant in areas relating to strategic management, board training and development, performance management, organisational designs and business planning.

Denver Brandt

LLB, LLM (Labour Law)

Mobile: 076 162 2177

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Denver is an experienced attorney, having specialised in labour law for over a decade. Denver has experience representing individuals, trade unions and businesses. Denver is one of Global Business Solution’s senior executives and based in our Port Elizabeth office as the branch manager.

Syrene De Jager

LLB, LLM (Labour Law)

Mobile: 082 406 3374

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Syrene is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. As an industrial relations consultant, Syrene has extensive experience in advising and representing employers in conciliations and arbitrations at the CCMA and other bargaining councils.

Anndine Dippenaar


Mobile: 082 692 3865

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Anndine is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. With her passion and expertise in Labour Law, she consults and facilitates training on various law-related topics such as industrial relations and employment equity.

Robyn Evans

B Psych

Mobile: 079 103 2490

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Robyn has a background in psychology and is passionate about facilitating positive change within organisations. Robyn has extensive experience in facilitating soft skills workshops, with a particular focus on developing programmes that speak specifically to the organisational need / areas of concern.

Marianne Gradwell

Diploma in Labour Law and Diploma in Human Resources, BTech in Labour Relations Management

Mobile: 082 878 0189

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Marianne has extensive experience in ensuring internal compliance with labour legislation and has a broad range of knowledge in the field of human resources. Marianne has chaired many disciplinary enquiries and appeals, and has represented her employer at CCMA as well as Bargaining Council wage negotiations.

Menet Hamel

CIPD, Advanced Certificate in HR Management , Certificate in Labour Law 

Mobile: 071 527 9444​

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Menet has both international and national experience in the field of Human Resources. Menet has assisted clients as either a consultant or facilitator, addressing compliance issues relating to employment equity, skills development. Menet has particular focus and knowledge on S197 of the Labour Relations Act; and has navigated this space for and with many clients.

Barbara Henshilwood

Diploma in Human Resources Management

Mobile: 082 921 9965

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Barbara has extensive experience in client relationship management which allows her to perform the necessary diagnostics within an organisation and match the requirements of the organisation with Global Business Solution’s service offering.

Craig Kirchmann

B.Soc.Sci., LLB

Mobile: 082 556 3977

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Craig is a widely experienced attorney specialising in labour law having represented several blue chip companies across South Africa. Craig is an ADRASA accredited Arbitrator and a member of the Independent Mediation and Arbitration Panel of Republic of South Africa.

WP Moolman


Mobile: 074 869 1111

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W.P. is an admitted attorney specialising in Labour Law. He has a wide range of experience ranging from appearances in the CCMA and Bargaining Councils, chairing and initiating of disciplinary and incapacity hearings, facilitating retrenchment proceedings, assisting employers with union negotiations and drafting of employment contracts.

Dave Pattle

BA, LLB, Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law

Mobile: 082 577 8568

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David is an experienced training facilitator and lecturer, and a subject matter expert when it comes to Labour Law. David draws on his experience as an attorney and consultant to make training as practical as possible so that it can be readily applied.

Richard Ryding

BComm, CTA

Mobile: 083 440 2130

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Richard heads up the B-BBEE Consulting Division at Global Business Solutions and assists clients in matters relating to B-BBEE compliance, transformation programmes and aligning business strategies to maximise B-BBEE scores.

Natalie Singer


Mobile: 084 450 5196

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With more than 12 years of experience in talent management Natalie is well positioned to empower organisations to better understand and adapt to the 21st century world of work. As a consultant, Natalie assists clients in overcoming compliance obstacles in the ever-changing legal and regulatory labour landscape. Natalie’s area of speciality within Global Business Solutions is Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.

Grant Wilkinson


Mobile: 082 570 8595

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Grant is an admitted attorney in the field of commercial law with a specialisation in labour law and industrial relations. Grant a CD/ACDS-accredited mediator and often writes for HR Future and Business Day.

Kim Smallie

Bachelor of Soc. Sci., Certificate in Management Practice and a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law

Mobile: 083 988 1969

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Kim has extensive experience in the field of Human Resource Development. Having started her career in Industrial relations consulting, Kim specialised in the fields of transformation and development. Kim is Six Sigma trained and serves on various business and government forums.

Kim van Kets


Mobile: 071 682 9264

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Kim is an admitted attorney, specialising in labour law and consults widely on various matters across a wide spectrum of organisations. Kim is also an experienced training facilitator and lecturer, as well as a compelling motivational speaker and published author.

Justine Weddell

LLB (Cum Laude)

Mobile: 083 585 5123

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Justine completed her LLB degree (Cum Laude) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and was admitted as an attorney in the Grahamstown High Court. Justine joined Joubert Galpin Searle Inc where she completed her articles and gained her experience and passion for labour law. In 2015 Justine joined a labour consultancy firm, Smith and Associates, where she acquired specialized knowledge in labour matters focussing on the representation of employers in conciliation and arbitration proceedings at the CCMA as well as industrial relations.

Lwandile Mkosana

B .Soc. Sci. Honours

Mobile 082 838 7964

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Lwandile recently joined Global Business Solution after receiving his Honours degree in Political Science from Rhodes University. He has had work experience in the Mayors office in Port Elizabeth and has been mentored by our Managing Director Thembi Chagonda and Executive, Grant Wilkinson. Lwandile brings an enthusiastic approach to his facilitating and is fluent in English and Xhosa.