About Troupant

Troupant Publishers specialises in vocational learning and teaching materials aimed at preparing learners for the workplace or supporting those in employment to progress.

Troupant offers an extensive range of textbooks – student’s books and lecturer’s guides – developed to deliver both the National Certificate (Vocational) and Nated (Report 191) curricula in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges.

Troupant publications can be purchased in both hard copy and e-book format. Digital lecturer support material accompanies many lecturer’s guides. Troupant has developed digital professional support material for lecturers on commission from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Sales, distribution and customer service for Troupant publications are managed by our partner, global publisher Macmillan Education.

Publishing since 1998, Troupant is a Level 2 B-BBEE South African company owned by Van Schaik Bookstore.

Troupant also develops educational content for training providers and employers working in the space of technical and work-related skills directed at employment.

Troupant’s technical titles were first published as the Mactech Technical series by Macmillan, and later as the Southern Technical series published by Southern Books. The range of textbooks was expanded from 2007 to support the Department of Higher Education and Training’s introduction of the National Certificate (Vocational), or NC(V), which is offered alongside the Report 191 (Nated)

Key Staff

Orenna Krut

 

Orenna Krut2Managing Director 

 

Orenna joined Troupant as Managing Director in 2018. She has extensive experience as a managing director in South African business, particularly in the publishing sector and the post-school training environment. As a committed leader, she has served as Chair of the Education Sector of the Publishers Association of South Africa and a Board member of DALRO. Orenna has completed business school programmes in strategy, leadership, change management and business turnaround, and has a Master’s degree in English Literature. She mentors small businesses on a voluntary basis.

 

Email: orenna@troupant.co.za

Lindsey Cohen

Lindsey Web 7Publishing Manager 

 

Lindsey manages the development and quality of Troupant’s extensive technical and vocational publishing list, and leads the publishing team. She has helped build Troupant’s highly successful list of TVET textbooks, and has led the development of supplementary material such as lecturer’s guides and digital training for lecturers. She has an Honours Degree in Counselling Psychology and extensive experience in the educational publishing sector.

 

Email: lindsey@troupant.co.za

Fiona Douglas

Fiona Web 3Technical Publisher

 

Fiona conceptualises and manages the development of Troupant’s technical textbooks and support materials. She specializes in Mathematics and Science, and brings experience in corporate communications and PR, web design and content management which she draws on in developing digital material. She has a BCom and an Honours degree in Business Management. Fiona is a certified yoga and pilates instructor.

 

Email: fiona@troupant.co.za

Kgaogelo Mudau

Kgao WebPublisher 

 

Kgaogelo joined the Troupant team in 2018. She commissions and project manages Troupant’s business studies and utilities titles. She has experience in educational publishing as both a managing editor and a publisher. Kgaogelo has a degree in Information Science majoring in Publishing. She has a passion for writing children’s books which she hopes to publish in the future.

 

Email: kgaogelo@troupant.co.za

Mabotseba Masangane

Mabots WebTrainee Publisher 

 

Mabotseba joined Troupant as a trainee publisher in 2019. She is responsible for conceptualizing and developing engineering student books and designing lecturer’s guides by using her experience as a junior quantity surveyor and as an engineering lecturer at TVET colleges. Mabotseba has a Bachelor of Science Construction Studies and a Bachelor of Education Honours qualifications. She enjoys African Literature and visiting museums.

 

Email: mabotseba@troupant.co.za

Prishan Ramdass

Prishan Ramdass2Production Manager 

 

Prishan manages the production systems that culminate in Troupant’s high quality books and materials, and leads the production team. He coordinates processes such as book design, typesetting and printing. Prishan has 11 years of experience in desktop publishing and design and was a Production Controller in his previous role. He has a qualification from the South African Print College in Electronic Origination. Prishan loves to be outdoors and plays cricket, soccer and volleyball in his spare time. 

 

Email: prishan@troupant.co.za

Promise Tsotetsi

Promise Tsotetsi2Production Coordinator 

 

Promise ensures each Troupant title is produced to the highest technical standards. She also ensures that the team meets the tight deadlines required by the Department of Higher Education (DHET) and other partners. Promise tracks the progress of printed and digital products. She has a BCom degree in Marketing and Management Science and is also a trained desktop publisher. Promise joined Troupant in 2012, and describes herself as having a sharp eye for detail and an appetite for challenge and personal growth.

 

Email: promise@troupant.co.za

Reneé Ferreira

Renee Web 3Editorial Coordinator

 

Reneé has worked in the field of technical college publishing since 1988, and brings her impressive breadth of experience to Troupant’s TVET publishing. Reneé’s commitment to quality, as well as the strong relationships she has built with freelance suppliers, make her an essential contributor to the quality of Troupant’s publishing. She manages all editorial functions: commissioning and briefing freelance editors and proofreaders, monitoring schedules and expenditure, and preparing artwork briefs and manuscripts for handover to artists, designers and typesetters. 

 

Email: renee@troupant.co.za 

Erika Walker

Erika Walker2Bookkeeper 

Erika produces Troupant’s management accounts and manages the company’s financial transactions. She joined Troupant in 2015. Erika has a BCom degree in Accounting and an Honours degree in Financial Management. Her previous roles include Financial and Administration Officer and Assistant Accountant. Erika has a young family and is an avid music lover.

Email: erika@troupant.co.za

Pretty Mpakumpaku

Pretty Mpakumpaku4Receptionist and Administrative Assistant 

 

Pretty runs Troupant’s busy reception and switchboard, and provides efficient administrative support to the production and publishing teams. She joined the company in 2011, prior to which she was a clerk at a law firm. Pretty has a Diploma in Public Management.

 

Email: pretty@troupant.co.za