Thuli Tabudi


Job Title: Group HR Executive

Company: The Spar Group


Thuli has been in the retail industry for 24 years and has worked for various large companies before joining SPAR. 

In 1988, Thuli completed a secretarial diploma, then while working as a secretary, enrolled with the University of South Africa (UNISA) to complete her B.Admin degree. She then went on to do her B.Admin Honours, followed by her Master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Johannesburg. 

2007 - Present     Group Human Resources Executive, The Spar Group 
2002 - 2007          Divisional HR Director, The SPAR Group – South Rand Division
1999 - 2002          Human Resources Manager – Warehouse, The SPAR Group – South Rand Division                                                 (Gauteng)
1998 - 1999          HR Manager, started initially as HR Officer, Magneti Marelli, Division of Fiat Italy
1997 - 1998          HR Officer - Norwood Hypermarket, Pick n Pay
1995 - 1997          HR Officer, Edgars 
1992 - 1995          PA to Training Manager, M-Net
1989 - 1991          PA to the Programmes Director, Zikhuliseni Community Programmes

2009                      PhD, University of Johannesburg
2005                      Programme for Management Development, University of Cape Town
2005                      MA, Industrial Psychology, University of Johannesburg
2001                      B.Admin Honours, University of South Africa
1998                      B.Admin, University of South Africa
1988                      Secretarial Diploma, Kelly Greenoaks Secretarial College

About The Spar Group: In 1963, with the emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, a group made up of eight wholesalers was given exclusive rights to the SPAR name and brand, and serviced 500 small retailers.
Over time and through many mergers and takeovers, today the Spar Group now operates six distribution centres and one Build it distribution centre, supplying goods and services to over 1,000 Spar stores across Southern Africa. It is headquartered in Durban, South Africa.

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