Waco Africa Structure and Management

Structure and Management

Structure of Waco Africa


Stephen J M GoodburnExecutive Chairman – Waco Africa

Stephen J M GoodburnExecutive Chairman – Waco Africa

Stephen started with the Waco Group in 1990. He joined Gentyre, a listed subsidiary of Waco. He was promoted to Group Financial Director in 1997.

Stephen played a significant role in the management of Waco during the buyouts in 2000 and 2005. His extensive international experience was invaluable in managing this process.

In July 2011 Stephen took up the position of CEO of the Waco group. Stephen holds a B.Compt(Hons) degree.



Klaas Pouwels
Managing Director

Darryl Voysey
National Operations Director

Tjaart Coetzee
Supply Chain Director

Form-Scaff is a division of Waco Africa Pty Ltd and is South Africa’s market leader in the hire and sale of scaffolding, formwork, falsework and associated services. The operation provides products and services to a wide range of construction and civil engineering industries. With over 50 years of experience and world-class expertise, Form-Scaff also provide design skills, technical advice and support through more than twenty branches in South Africa and on the continent.

The Division is a major manufacturer of formwork and scaffolding and Form-Scaff’s products have been widely accepted as the benchmark in South Africa. Highly innovative, Form-Scaff has maintained its position among other global suppliers.

The Form-Scaff team are renowned for their versatility and always finding a solution for projects that have planning challenges, changing requirements and difficult deadlines.

Ben Garrad
Managing Director

Shane Gee
Regional Director - South Africa

Tinus Gouws
Insulation & Technical Director

Cobus Joubert
Alternative Access Director

Nathan Naicker
Estimating Manager

Thabo Modumaela
SHEQ Director

Nick Cruickshank
Regional Director - Africa

SGB Scaffolding Systems (SGB) was formed in 1948 and has operated in the scaffolding business for over half a century. In February 2005, Waco Africa acquired Cape Contracts, who offered insulation, scaffolding and corrosion protection services to its customers for more than fifty years.

As part of Waco Africa’s strategy to provide sustainable stakeholder value and meet our customers ever increasing needs for an integrated service, it was decided to combine these insulation and scaffolding offerings. SGB and Cape Contracts integrated into a brand new division of Waco Africa called SGB-Cape.

SGB-Cape is now the biggest scaffolding company in South Africa, helping clients achieve their project, plant maintenance, shut down and new build objectives. SGB-Cape offers five core services - Access scaffolding, thermal insulation and cladding, rope access, corrosion protection and asbestos removal.

The one-stop approach from SGB-Cape is designed to eliminate contractor interface problems by providing integrated services from a single source. This delivers more flexibility, reduced contract administration, improved communication, no duplication of effort and ultimately lower cost and on-time delivery.

Alistair Bennet – Managing Director

SkyJacks is a leading South African based supplier of Powered Access Systems and is part of Waco International, a focused equipment rental and industrial services business with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland, Australia, New Zealand.

Since 1978 SkyJacks has been supplying the civil engineering, mining, power generation, painting and waterproofing, glazing, warehousing, aviation, petro-chemical, building and industrial maintenance industries with specialised access solutions. Our systems includes Temporary Suspended Platforms (TSP’s) Building Maintenance Units (BMU’s), Mobile Boom Lifts (Cherry Pickers), Scissor Lifts, Telehandlers and Mini Cranes.

The SkyJacks team is made up of innovative, highly motivated people and with four decades of industry specific experience we are committed to providing our customers with safe and cost effective working at height solutions.

SkyJacks™ is a registered trademark of Waco Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Robert Erasmus – Managing Director

Sanitech is a well-established brand that has been in business since the early 1980’s as the first portable toilet hire company in South Africa. However, it was not until the purchase of the business by WACO in 2007 that Sanitech stepped up to the next level. After this purchase by WACO, Sanitech grew from 8 to 20 branches nationwide.

In recent years Sanitech has expanded into Africa and continues to grow. Today, Sanitech’s Toilet Hire division has over 20 branches nationwide and 8 branches in Africa (Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Namibia) and has the largest rental fleet in the country with over 25,000 units and 200 vehicles.

Sanitech is the complete solution as they are an integrated service provider offering both Sanitation Solutions and Integrated Hygiene Solutions.

Mark Liquorish – Managing Director

Waco Modular provides space quickly. From site offices, classrooms, kitchenettes and ablution facilities to multi-storey buildings. Waco Modular hire and sell modular solutions. The company also has a nationwide rental fleet of modular units available for immediate delivery from a network of 10 branches.

Founded in 1995, Waco Modular is a South African owned company that specialises in manufacture, delivery, erection and project management of modular building solutions. The company operates under the Waco Africa division of the global commercial services company, Waco International. The Jet Park factory in Gauteng is ISO 9001 : 2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. Waco Modular is a level 2 BBBEE contributor.

Otto Botha – Managing Director

Waco Engineering Services (WES) is a Temporary Works consulting business which offers a full “risk ringfenced” service to customers by covering the design, equipment supply (via Form-Scaff or Doka) and on-site approval of temporary works.

Customers receive the services of appropriately qualified, professionally registered and well experienced engineers to design, inspect and approve the temporary works for an entire project, or any part thereof.

Waco Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waco Africa, a leading industrial services company offering a diverse range of services. WES is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor and has its own Professional Indemnity cover, over and above the Waco Group’s comprehensive cover.

John Falconer - Commercial Director – Waco Africa
John Falconer - Commercial Director – Waco Africa

John was born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1980.

John has extensive civil engineering experience, having worked for leading civil contracting companies including Murray and Roberts, Goldstein, Franki Africa, Concor and Group Five. He spent a year in Scotland working for Edmund Nuttall, before returning to South Africa. He took up the position of Commercial Director with the Waco Group in 2010.

Gregory Slabbert - Chief Financial Officer - Waco Africa
Gregory Slabbert - Chief Financial Officer - Waco Africa

Gregory Slabbert started his career with the Group as the Accounting Manager of then subsidiary, Continental Tyres and this was followed by fulfilling the positions of Group Accountant and then Group Executive – both at Waco International.

Greg currently fulfills the position of Chief Financial Officer of Waco Africa, a position he has held since April 2004. Gregory holds a B Com (UPE) and B Compt Honours (Unisa) CA (SA).


Our purpose is to be the preferred supplier of construction and engineering support service solutions, modular buildings, portable sanitation and hygiene.