Empowering People Together 


About Us

Our highly competent staff members are the key to our success. Combined, we have over 200 accumulated years’ experience in the training and customer service industry.  We invest in our employees by constantly affording them the opportunity to learn and be developed.  We believe that an employee, who continuously learns, is an engaged employee. 


Johnny Basson, residing in the Eastrand city of Boksburg is married with one son. After completing matric in 1988 at East Rand Secondary School, he entered into an Electrical apprenticeship with the East Rand Proprietary Mines in 1989, qualifying in 1992.

Johnny’s educational achievements and experience in the skills development sphere commenced in 1997 as Ad-hoc facilitator in the Safety Training department of SAA and spanned the best part of 15 years in various positions ranging from Safety Facilitator to Skills Development Manager.

He completed various qualification programmes in aviation through institutions like IATA as well as a PPM NQF 5 through UNISA SBL.

In 2013 Johnny left SAA and entered the Skills Development Consulting arena. He joined the EPT Global Training family in February 2015 as a programme facilitator. 

Marlene Dippenaar started her career in the aviation industry in April 1980, when she joined South African Airways as an air hostess. 

She joined the training department as a trainer conducting training for pilots and cabin crew members.

She was promoted to the position of Manager in Safety Training, where her duties included training of Safety and Emergency Procedures, Dangerous Goods, Security and Crew Resource Management for Flight Deck and Cabin Crew Members.

She further expanded her portfolio when she became a project member of the Civil Aviation Licensing Programme and was responsible for compiling training materials for the South African Airways Licensing Project.

Marlene was later promoted to Senior Manager of Safety and Service training at SAA where her responsibilities included assisting in the recruitment and selection process of South African Airways personnel. She was also a member of the leadership team who planned and implemented touch points into South African Airways under the auspices of the Executive Vice President. 


Isabel De Oliveira joined South African Airways in 1983 as an air hostess and worked through the ranks to reach the top position of In-Flight Service Coordinator.

She later joined the training department as a trainer and qualified in both service and safety training, which allowed her to present safety training to both pilots and cabin crew members.

She is a qualified Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator and South African Civil Aviation Authority Designated Examiner. She was also involved in many safety and service projects conducted by SAA including assisting in compiling training materials and curricula for cabin crew and pilots during the SACAA licensing process.

Isabel has assisted foreign airlines in achieving and maintaining IOSA accreditation and has also been contracted to conduct training for airlines in both English and Portuguese.   

Since leaving SAA, she has conducted training for numerous international and national airlines and aviation training organisations. 


To provide customer driven training interventions that will enable learners to adequately meet their goals thus ensuring that customer and employer expectations are not just met, but are exceeded.


EPT Training strives to be recognised as a learning centre which enhances skills and competencies through dedication and professional learning interventions thus instilling positive work values and ethics which will benefit Learners, Customers and Employers.


To provide world class safety and soft skills training to learners thus enabling them to effectively handle  any normal, complicated or irregular workplace situations.

To enable learners to develop the necessary skills to effectively manage safety and medical emergency situations, in accordance with internationally recognised safety standards.


To conduct assessments and evaluations, both theoretical and practical, in accordance with applicable South African Civil Aviation Regulations and South African Qualifications Authority.