Alf Hartzenburg has almost 40 years of industry experience. He studied Civil Engineering at UCT and holds Diplomas in Textiles, Production Management, Business Administration and Financial Management. He is also one of five UN EU Green Flower Ecolabel trainers in South Africa.
Alf operated as an environmental consultant for three years conducting cleaner production audits for the NCPC-SA. He also mentored two Cleaner Production Internships in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal comprising 12 graduates in 2009/11. Alf joined the NCPC-SA as a project manager in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEE Project) in 2012. Since then he has taken on the responsibilities of Senior Project manager in the Western Cape and is responsible for the full RECP project team in the Western Cape. His region is also responsible for activities in the Eastern Cape.
Alf is a UNIDO certified expert in three disciplines – Energy Management Systems (EnMS) as well as Steam and Compressed Air systems optimisation (ESO) – and is one of a handful of local experts also qualified to present expert-level training both locally and internationally. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
As a result of his extensive expertise and experience, Alf presents numerous workshops countrywide and has grown to be recognised as a leader in his field. He is also a co-opted member, in an advisory capacity, of the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE).
A seasoned entrepreneur, he held numerous operations and marketing directorships and general management positions in the Textiles, Leather and Apparel Manufacturing sectors. He lectured in the National Diploma in Clothing Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and served as a godfather mentor to emerging designers in the Cape Town Fashion Council’s Fashion4Business programme.
He is the current Chairperson of Clotex, a non-profit organisation in the Western Cape that service the SMME textile and clothing sectors.