Man in the Van

Man in the Van is your regular audio drive time companion, where our aim is, education through a conversation. Through our conversations, we delve deep into all things related to the trades-person contracting community, from news to education to industry “happenings”, helping you do better business while building a better and improved South African tradesmen and women contracting community.
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APR

S1 E29 - The APP Plumber Mobile Application

In this episode we will have a conversation with Mr. Jacques Van der Westhuizen, a qualified and well-experienced software and systems developer, to discuss the all-new version of the APP Plumber mobile application. We will discuss the convenience of using the app, as well as the benefits thereof.
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APR

S1 E28 - Women in Auditing

In this episode we will have a conversation with some of the ladies in the Auditing Team of IOPSA. They will share with us some of the challenges that women in auditing face, as well as what positive aspects there are in being a Compliance Auditor.
28
MAR

S1 E27 - Mentoring (Anton Venter)

In this episode we will have a conversation with Mr. Anton Venter, to discuss mentoring and mentorship. We intend to determine the importance and the value of mentoring, and how it can effectively be applied to develop the mentee and overall also improve the company or industry in which it is applied.
21
MAR

S1 E26 - Plumbing & Electrical Work

In this episode we will have a conversation with Mr. Phillip Scheepers, of Apex Consulting, to discuss Plumbing & Electrical work. We intent to determine whether or not unqualified electricians may perform electrical work, what risks are associated with electrical work, and what plumbers can look for to determine whether or not electrical aspects of plumbing work are compliant.
It is important to note that, because of the sensitivity of the subject discussed in this episode, the information shared is not intended to serve as the alpha and omega of this specific subject.
14
MAR

S1 E25 - IOPSA Stakeholder Relationship Manager

In this episode we will have a conversation with the Stakeholder Relationship Manager of IOPSA, Miss. Lorraine Mooi, to discuss what role the Stakeholder Relationship Manager fulfils, as well as what lead Lorraine to achieve this role and the challenges and opportunities that she recognises within this new role.
08
MAR

S1 E24 - Advanced Valves (Richard Wiederhold)

In this episode we will have a conversation with Richard Wiederhold, the Managing Director of Advanced Vales South Africa, to find out more about Advanced Valves as an organisation, their products, services, and the value that Advanced Valves adds to the plumbing industry.
28
FEB

S1 E23 - Captains Of The Industry (Patrick Gordon)

In this episode we will have a conversation with one of the Captains of the Plumbing Industry, Mr. Patrick Gordon. Our audience may be familiar with CALAFRICA as a supplier, or with the Caleffi brand itself, but how much do we know about the big gun at the top? Join us when we meet Patrick to find out where his career started and how he has achieved the successes that he has, while simultaneously discovering a little more of the man behind the role that Patrick fills.
21
FEB

S1 E22 - Product Compliance (Trendy Taps)

In this episode we will have a conversation with Stacie Ortmann, of Trendy Taps, to discuss the journey of this company’s products to obtain a status of compliance. Plumbing work and plumbing products must comply with applicable standards and even applicable legislation and regulation. But what is the importance and the process of acquiring a status of compliance?
14
FEB

S1 E21 - Captains Of The Industry (Malcolm Harris)

In this episode we will have a conversation with one of the Captains of the Plumbing Industry, Mr. Malcolm Harris. From completing and apprenticeship as a plumber, to being the Managing Director of HARSCAN and serving on the Board of both IOPSA and the PIRB, Malcolm’s career has come a long way. Join us when we meet Malcolm to find out about his humble beginnings and how he has achieved the successes that he has, while simultaneously discovering a little more of the man behind the roles that Malcolm fills.
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FEB

S1 E20 - Waterproofing & Roofing

In this episode we will have a conversation with Jeanine de Meyer of The Roofing Academy, and Pieter Loots of PRAWA (the Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association), to gain a better understanding of these two entities and the fact that the waterproofing and roofing industry and the plumbing industry are actually well-intertwined and that they impact and supplement each other.
31
JAN

S1 E19 - Captains Of The Industry (Brendan Reynolds)

In this episode we will discuss the path to success with one of the Captains of the Plumbing Industry, Mr. Brendan Reynolds. Where did Brendan’s career start and how did it lead to the plumbing sector and to him eventually achieving the role of CEO of IOPSA? What challenges does he face within this role, and how does he find the balance between addressing those challenges and his everyday tasks? Through this conversation we hope to share a little motivation and inspiration with those of us who have dreams and aspirations of taking their careers to the next level.
12
JAN

S1 E18 - Lixil Africa (Cobra)

In this episode we will have a conversation with Michelle Lowe, from Lixil Africa, to find out more about the organisation itself, its associated brands and services, the value that Lixil adds to the plumbing industry, as well as some exciting marketing news around the Cobra brand specifically.

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