THE STAFF AT EDELWEISS
James Gibson is the
Chief Executive Officer and owner of Edelweiss Laboratories. He is a
pharmacist who has trained his focus on phytopharmaceuticals after an
involvement with orthodox medicines. His particular interests lie in strategic management and new product development.
He has an M.Phil. in Futures Studies, an MBA from the University of
Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy
from the University of Cape Town. He is married with three daughters.
He has a fondness for mountain climbing and golf, as well as oil and
water colour painting.
is in charge of Quality Control at Edelweiss Laboratories. He has a National Diploma in
Analytical Chemistry and has been involved for many years in the regulatory
environment of pharmaceutical manufacture. Phaldie is an experienced marathon
runner and is a veteran of Cape Town's Two Oceans Marathon as well as
Durban's Comrade's Marathon.
Theo Fester is the Production Manager at Edelweiss. He has a
National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and has been involved in production for over 20
years. He has a team of supervisors covering each production line
reporting to him.
Randall van der Vendt
is the Financial Manager at Edelweiss. He is responsible for the
management of the administrative division and oversees the debtors and
creditors department as well as the store.
Edelweiss Laboratories strives to maintain
the highest standards in personal care manufacture,and bases its quality
assurance programme on the ISO 22716 GMP protocol.
Edelweiss is in possession of the
- ISO 22716 GMP (registration number
ZA18/210196) (click on right for larger image)
- Halaal Certification through the Islamic Council of South Africa
Halaal Fund (certificate 5156)
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James Gibson is a Registered Pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy
Council (Registration number 9402)
Laboratories is situated in the southern Cape Peninsula of Cape
Town. The beautiful vineyards of Uitsig and Klein Constantia with their
famous restaurants and wine tasting facilities are no more than 10
minutes away from the factory, and the beautiful beaches of Muizenberg
are just 2 minutes away. At its northern end Table Mountain looms over the valley and provides
forested cover for long Sunday strolls in the warm summer months. In
winter, it drives the winds from the Atlantic up over it, bringing the
traditional cold, wet winters that are a feature of the Cape.