Making Waves

Get to know the super lifters and beneficiaries
behind South Africa’s fishing industry

From boat to plate, it takes more than fish in the sea to drive South Africa’s commercial fishing sector.

Get to know the people who are Making Waves in their own lives and of others, either as a super lifter or beneficiary, thanks to South Africa’s fishing sector.

Pavitray (Pavs) Pillay


The call of the ocean lured WWF-SASSI Manager Pavitray Pillay at an early age, but the prospect of a career that had anything to


Luis Figueiredo

CEO, Atlantis Foods Group

Not even Gaudí labouring over his la Sagrada Familia could claim to be as devoted an architect of empowering others as Luis Figueiredo, CEO


Shakira Naidoo

Junior Buyer Atlantis Foods

An up-and-coming female powerhouse within the fisheries industry, Shakira Naidoo laughs as she tells the story of how, despite her best efforts to explain


Michael Marriott

Programme Manager, MSC Fisheries

It takes real wanderlust to hop in your car and drive across the African continent to get home, and that’s just what Michael Marriott,


Sagree Chetty Gerdharee

CEO Mayibuye Fishing

Fishing beat out fashion to shape a successful career for Port Elizabeth local Sagree Gerdharee, CEO of Mayibuye Fishing and Vice Chair of SECIFA (South East


Andrea Newman

Production Factory Supervisor, Atlantis Seafood Products

An ambitious young woman well-known amongst her colleagues for grabbing every opportunity that comes her way, Andrea Newman has grown in leaps and bounds


Kubie Pieterse

National Sales Manager - Food services & Wholesale Division at Atlantis Seafood Distributors

Step aside world. Kubie Pieterse, Atlantis Seafood Distributors’ national sales manager in the food services and wholesale division, may be a softie at heart,


Loyiso Phantshwa

Exec Chair FishSA

Attorney by day, solution-driven executive chair of FishSA by night, powerhouse Loyiso Phantshwa has strong and exciting views on the economic opportunities that exist


Bill Davies

Procurement Executive - Leading Brands at Famous Brands

A real people person and self-confessed gourmand, Bill Davies has spent his career learning the ropes of retail and food services businesses from factory