We are voting for CIPS Global Congress Africa Representatives NOW 

I have previously shared with you about CIPS Global Congress and what we do as the representatives for CIPS growth in Africa and strategic planning of the same. The nominations for the open seats went through and I am sure if you are a paid up MCIPS in Africa you have received the emails.

Well, its time to vote! But who are you voting for? Do you know any of these people running for the Congress seat? Mostly likely you don’t know them that well or you have never heard of them.

CIPS has therefore made each candidate give a brief profile who they are, why they are running & what value they will add. Remember, they represent you me and other MCIPS in Africa so vote wisely. Take time to read what information the candidates have provided in support of their candidacy don’t vote blindly, because this is an important role.

The voting began on 8th August and ends on 23rd August, you have loads of time but please please vote don’t just sit there receive the email and leave it untouched. Do something, make a vote for the right Africa Representatives on the CIPS Global Congress. 


May 2017 Results IN

I have been sharing my CIPS journey here for other students and professionals who need that push,  help,  motivation & inspiration. I love hearing back from you to get your feedback. 

A student in SA first reached out to me when he ws started his CIPS level 4 journey. He invested in My Study notes,  followed the tips here and made it through and got to the next step. Next he planned,  prepred and sat for level 5 exams all in one sitting this past May 2017! Even I was never that ballsy.  He also prepared with past papers and made sure to get through the CIPS course books. Guess what? 

He passed ALL five level 5 exams in one sitting and sent me his results page snapshot. 

Congratultions Simba, well deserved, MCIPS is yours! 

Africa Congress Elections 2017 Is here…


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There are a number of seats open for Africa representation at Congress. If your membership is up to date you have probably received the email this week. All I would say is this, if you are passionate about the procurement profession and you are interested in seeing CIPS get even bigger & better in Africa then you should put yourself up for nomination.

The Congress roles are all volunteer so before you ask you should know it is a volunteer role. That said however, there are a tonne of other benefits once you get in.  These Congress seats exist to help address the very different opportunities and challenges across the countries in Africa.

If you didn’t get the email but this somehow just peaked your interest you can get more information by sending an email to elections@cips.org

Congress members influence the Institute and the profession and are committed to making a difference in global Procurement and Supply through sharing their knowledge, experience, pride and passion. As a Congress member you will represent members, branches and regions, contribute to working groups and be the voice of the profession to the CIPS Global Board of Trustees – CIPS

Top Tips: CIPS Exams,1 week only


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I have often shared many tips to get you ready for CIPS exams. The process and strategy remains the same and sometimes all i tell people to do is just these tips:

  • Read your CIPS course books cover to cover, exams can come from anywhere in the book. Don;t even use additional material stick to the CIPS course books
  • Practice taking past papers questions. By now you need to have started using past papers. This helps you get used to the format of the questions, and – if you time yourself – can also be good practice for making sure you spend the right amount of time on each section.
  • Dont panic sacrifice time now to study. With only 1 week to go, this week CIPS needs to be PRIORITY1 in your life, no shortcuts.

Need more help? I will personally respond to all your emails.

Hello July! 


A new month,  with a few days to CIPS July exams.  Sometimes the sacrifice seems really tough,  I have been there many times I truly know the feeling. 

What you need to focus on is the end game,  your end game, which is yo prepare well enough that you never have to ever resit another exam or any exam. I know I say this often, but, preparation is KEY…  it is everything when it comes to CIPS. 

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