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.

Gerhard Britz – Managing Director

Gerhard is the Managing Director of Waco Modular. He was appointed to this position in October 2023 subsequent to forming part of the Waco Group for 9 years. Gerhard joined Sanitech in 2014 where he held the position of Director of Environmental Services. He was promoted to Regional Director for the Mining Region in 2019.

Prior to joining Waco in 2014, from 2009 to 2014, he was the Head: Experimental Facilities at Rand Water during which time he was a member of the Water Institute of South Africa. From 1989 to 2009, Gerhard was employed at Arcelor Mittal where he held several Managerial and Technical positions. During his time at Archelor Mittal, he specialised in Continuous Improvement and Process Optimisation in the Laboratory and Production environments.

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.

Arno Oosthuizen - Commercial Director – Waco Africa
Arno Oosthuizen - Commercial Director – Waco Africa

Arno completed his B.Sc. (QS) in 1998 at the University of the Free State. During his final year, he received the South African Association of Quantity Surveyors’ award for the top student. He launched his QS career at Turner & Townsend in 1999 before moving to Shaft Sinkers, where he spent the next 15 years. Promotions led him to the position of the company’s commercial director. Shaft Sinkers was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2012 with an annual turnover of R 2 Billion and 7 000 employees.

Arno moved to Murray and Roberts as commercial manager in 2014, where he worked on flagship projects for De Beers and Ivanhoe. In 2019, he started his business, which operated successfully until December 2023. Arno took up the position of Commercial Director of SGB-Cape in January 2024.

Dharishan Padiachy - Chief Financial Officer - Waco Africa
Dharishan Padiachy - Chief Financial Officer - Waco Africa

Dharishan was appointed the Chief Financial Officer for the Group in 2021. Since joining the Group in 2011 he has held a number of senior financial management positions including Corporate Financial Manager, Financial Manager and Group Accountant.

His expertise extends through financial accounting, taxation and corporate finance, with an aptitude for information technology, strategic development and execution.

Prior to joining Waco Dharishan was with KPMG.


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