Melvin Kaabwe is Vice President of the SA Booksellers Association and Digital Manager of Van Schaik Bookstores, Southern Africa's leading academic bookstore chain. He has a BSc, Business Management Diploma endorsed by the Institute of Purchasing SA, and various certificates in Post Graduate Studies in Management. He is a certified Geographic Information Systems practitioner. Melvin has led e-commerce development projects, start-ups and operations for various FMCG businesses, retailers, Academic Institutions and Financial services groups including Edgars Stores, Times Union Newspapers and Nedbank. Mr Kaabwe has had world-wide exposure to Higher Education having followed his parents who were Academics at various international Universities. He is a Board Member of the Puku Children's Literature Foundation which advocates for more reading books in mother-tongue for African children.