About Us

RACS is a group of highly skilled professionals whose work and academic experience spans the spectrum of mediation, law, leadership, education, training, management, business coaching, systems thinking and process design.

Together, our team works effectively to shape the culture of dispute resolution and mediation, equipping individuals with the agility to change and cultivate environments that are sustainable and transformative.

Our founder and CEO Craig Arendse established Mediation and Transformation Practice (MTP), which has since evolved into who we are known as today: Resolve and Change Systems (RACS).


Having started as the brainchild of our founder, a determined and passionate dispute resolution specialist, RACS has grown into a collaborative think tank over the past six years. Today, RACS comprises more than 20 staff and collaborators combined, whose expertise in their respective fields are second to none.

Our Company Work And History

1994

The Dawn of
Democracy
The Dawn of Democracy

2000

The New 
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The New Millennium

2017-2021

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Our Company Work And History

1994

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Democracy

2000

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We have a wealth of experience in this field as an institution, spanning well over 20 years. Some of our key engagements in this area include:

Our Core Team

RACS is impassionedly built and run by a group of transformational change agents. We are critical, collaborative, creative problem-solvers. A think tank for conflict resolution and measured meaningful mediation.

The dynamic group of people who work at RACS share our vision and values — holistically exploring various avenues of intervention to remedy even the most challenging situations.

CRAIG ARENDSE

CEO

The founder of RACS, Craig Arendse is a mediation and conflict resolution specialist.

MELANIE FEBRUARY

BUSINESS MANAGER

Melanie ensures the smooth flow of all operational activities within RACS.

WESLEY LEVENDAL

ADR & LEGAL EXECUTIVE

Wesley is a well-rounded specialist in mediation and a highly-competent negotiator and facilitator.

KIRSTEN ARENDSE

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Kirsten oversees the daily operations of our marketing and communications.

AMAAN PHIRI

ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

An out-of-the-box thinker, Amaan is highly skilled in Business Development.

DONAVON GOLIATH

LEADERSHIP, CHANGE AND LEARNING DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Donavon is our Communication Expert. A long-time collaborator of RACS.

LORNA BALIE

SENIOR CONSULTANT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Lorna has strong research and project management skills and is well versed in the art of conflict resolution.

NAFISAH BEHARDIEN

Project Administrator

Nafisah ensures that the projects’ administration, schedules, and daily operations are running smoothly.

NOBULALI PIKASHE

ADMINISTRATOR

Nobulali facilitates the general administration activities and manages the front desk of the RACS Head Office.

Our Consulting Staff

We collaborate with a professional community of developers.

ANDREW IHSAAN GASNOLAR

SENIOR MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

With a strong interest in policy and +15 years of experience in various sectors, Ihsaan provides invaluable strategic and advisory support across the board.

RANDALL PERILS

SENIOR CONSULTANT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE

Randall primarily assists RACS with Business Development and Finance support within our Transport Practice.

MICHELENE BENSON

SENIOR CONSULTANT – LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

With nearly 30 years of experience across various disciplines, Michelene brings vast experience and expertise, particularly to our Learning and Development/Change Management Practice.

RUSSEL SAMPSON

SENIOR CONSULTANT – FINANCES

Russell’s 30 years’ professional experience in various sectors, specifically Finance and Business Development, largely contributes to our Transport Practice.

RENÉ NGWENYA

SENIOR CONSULTANT – LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

A capacity building & institutional change professional with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Management, René supports two practice areas.

MBUYISELO STEMELA

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Currently enrolled in a PhD in Developmental Studies at North-West University, Mbuyiselo is highly experienced in conflict resolution, mediation, and public participation and facilitation.

ZONWABISILE DIGAISWAYO

SENIOR CONSULTANT

A practising admitted attorney with an LLB degree from the University of Limpopo, Zonwabisile is adept at litigation, divorce matters, conveyancing, and settlement agreements.

SEDICK CROMBIE

SENIOR CONSULTANT: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Sedick Crombie is RACS’ Senior Consultant for Business Development and Community Participation.

VUYOKAZI LUXANDE

SENIOR CONSULTANT: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Vuyokazi is currenty RACS’ Senior Consultant for Stakeholder Engagement and SMME Development.

JULIAN HURLEY

DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT

Julian is a core part of our marketing team, where he assists in the visual communications and branding of RACS.

AShraf Booley

Digital Marketing Consultant

With nearly ten years of experience in media & marketing, Ashraf provides writing, editing, digital media, ideation, analytics, and strategy support.

Elana de Beer

Web Development & Graphic Design Consultant

A creative problem-solver, Elana specialises in brand development and supports RACS with web design, development, and graphic design.

Our Tech Team

We are proud and privileged to collaborate with an amazing network of diverse professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

LAMONT HOFFMEESTER

IT SPECIALIST

Lamont is one of our leading RACS IT developers and a Senior Project Manager in the social technology sector.

MICHAEL GARRETT

IT SPECIALIST

Michael Garrett is an associate RACS IT develop- er with nearly two decades of experience in the industry.