Quade Corder


Quade Corder currently works for CHEP South Africa. The company provides Supply chain solutions, systems and products. He is responsible for leading Safety, Quality and Sustainability for Africa and the Middle East. He currently has participated or is an existing board member of the following non -profit organisations:

  • South African Quality Institute

  • South African Institute of Waste Management

  • Responsible Packaging Management Association of South Africa

  • Forestry Industry Education and Training Authority

Mark Liptrot


Mark Liptrot is one of the Directors at USE-IT. Schooled in Nigeria and England, Mark emigrated to South Africa in 1971 where he spent 6 years at University of (then) Natal and Rhodes University. After graduating with an MSc, he embarked on a journey through the technical departments in a variety of consumer-based industries. Married with four children, he is currently Chair of the uThekwane Conservancy, a trustee of the Flora and Fauna Trust and part-time chair of Printing SA’s Environmental Interest Group. In 2007, his garden won the best large indigenous garden in KZN. It has over 350 tree species, one dog and one wife, gathered over the 20 years he has lived at their Kloof property. His special interests are fishing, watching butterflies and birds, and making useful stuff from waste.

Paulos Ngcobo


Paulos Ngcobo worked for NUMSA from 1982 to 1993 as a Union Organizer. From  November 1993 until 1999, he served as COSATU’s Provincial Secretary . In 1999 he joined the KwaZulu-Natal Parliament and served in the following committees: Premier, Finance & Economic, Transport, Agriculture, Public Works and Sport & Recreation. Ngcobo holds the following diplomas:

  • Special Human Resource which he did at Natal Technicon.

  • Labour Economics by Workers College.

  • Co-operatives, which he did in Israel.

Ngcobo currently works in the private sector

Heidi Cox


Heidi Cox is a qualified textile technologist, Heidi has over 20 years’ technical manufacturing experience in the textile industry, but has always had a keen interest in conservation and the environment.  In 2009, when the time came to “go it alone” due to factory closure, Heidi decided to diversify her area of expertise and set about researching the in-factory requirements of post-consumer waste to be used as raw materials for recycled products, with a view to pass on the unadulterated facts on recycling to consumers.  For 7 years, for some time at her own cost, but currently supported by the Paper Recycling Association of SA, Heidi has visited schools, community groups and any other willing victims, intent on creating public awareness of good practice in waste management. 


Starting out as more of a concerned citizen, and relatively new to this industry, Heidi hopes to make a difference in public awareness of the importance of participation in responsible waste management in the smallest and largest contexts, as well as support and expand economically sustainable, industrial-scale end-uses for waste goods that are still being sent to landfill.


Heidi is the chairperson of the South African Dyers’ and Finishers’ Association, and is on the committee of the Mountain Backpackers’ Club. She runs, hikes, cycles and is threatening to do a triathlon in the not-too-distant future.  She also enjoys reading, bird-watching and taking time to appreciate the peace of wild areas. 


Heidi’s husband, Chris Cox, is a chemical engineer with a background in the paper industry, and thus endures hours of interrogation on a regular basis.  They have 2 sons, 3 dogs and a cat who shall be obeyed.

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