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Ms Molebogeng Leshabane

CHAIRPERSON

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Appointed to the Board on 25 October 2019

B.Sc. Eng. Civil (Hons) (Wits University), Business Management (UNISA), GDE (Project Management, Property Law) (Wits University), Strategy is Innovation (Tuck Executive Education in Dartmouth), Internet of Things (IoT) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management), Business Analytics (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School)

 

Ms. Leshabane has served in various management and leadership positions in infrastructure, property and aviation industries for the past 18 years.  She was the founder of Black Jills Engineers and co-founder of iX Engineers. She is passionate about delivering impactful solutions for communities in need and changing people’s lives for the better through delivering infrastructure and technological solutions that create an enabling environment for economic activities to prosper and support human needs.  She previously served as the Deputy President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a Council Member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). She also served on the Board of Spectrum Valuations Company and the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF). She is currently the Chairperson of the National Electronic and Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) and the Chief Executive Officer of iX engineers (Pty) Ltd.

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Mr Melvyn Lubega

AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE - INTERIM CHAIRPERSON

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Appointed to the Board on 25 October 2019

BBusSci (Hons) – Actuarial Science (University of Cape Town); MSc – Education, Learning, and Technology (University of Oxford); MPP (University of Oxford)

 

Mr. Lubega is an experienced technology entrepreneur and executive who has built businesses that serve customers across the globe. He is also a referenced thought leader and invited speaker both abroad and locally on digital transformation, disruptive innovation, the future of the workforce as well as a business strategy.  An actuary by training, he holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town and postgraduate degrees from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He co-founded GO1, a world leader in online professional learning solutions and the world’s largest marketplace for corporate training and serves as a Director of GO1.

 

Mr Lubega is an experienced human capital development and technology professional. He has previously partnered with and advised leading organizations in over 25 countries to help them better invest in their most important asset – their people. He has supported governments and leading enterprises across the Middle East and Africa when he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, joining as one of their first consultants in the region in 2011. He has completed a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and MSc in Education, Learning and Technology.

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Prof Christian Michael Adendorff

PROGRAMMES AND ACADEMIC COMMITTEE - CHAIRPERSON

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Appointed to the Board on 25 October 2019

PhD in Commerce (Rhodes University), Doctoral of Business Administration in Future Studies (NMU), PhD in Development Studies (Trinity University), MCom (Rhodes University), MPhil (cum laude) in Futures Studies (Stellenbosch University)

 

Prof Adendorff is a Senior Futurist and Professor at the Nelson Mandela University Business School, International School of Management (France), Ecole Des Ponts Business School (France), as well as University of Johannesburg and MD of various entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa, Greece and England.  As a professional Futurist, he specialises in Futures Studies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Scenario and Strategic Planning, Governance and Turnaround Strategies and lectures and promotes Futures Studies, Foresight for Development and Entrepreneurship at various Universities and organisations around the globe. Prof. Adendorff has successfully promoted 46 Doctoral studies and more than 170 Masters Research efforts to date. Prof. Adendorff currently also consults with various national governments and local municipalities in South Africa and as well as abroad on their Strategic Foresight Initiatives, the 4IR and turnaround strategies. He is also the author of The Future of South Africa towards 2050.  Prof. Adendorff also serves on the Presidential Advisory Commission for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa.

To date, Prof. Adendorff has written a further 11 books and published over 100 articles. Prof. Adendorff is a member of various associations across the globe including in USA, UK and UN. He serves as Chairperson of the Board of Aspire Development Agency as well as a Board member of the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa

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Ms Bongekile Filana

MEMBER

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Appointed to the Board on 25 October 2019

BA Honours (Cybersecurity psychology Research ) Nelson Mandela University, N6 Electrical Engineering (Eastern Cape technical college), Educational Psychology Bachelor’s degree (University of Fort Hare), Higher Certificates – Network Communication & Information systems (Nelson Mandela University), Honours Cyber Psychology (Research) (Nelson Mandela University), Data science (MICT SETA)

 

 

Ms Filana served as a Facilitator at the University of Fort Hare training district teachers on the integration of ICT and Administrator for teen Entrepreneurs registration/facilitate business canvass model and prototyping technologies and software and hardware development.  She wrote articles on community development and youth development projects and activities and conducted desktop research for Siyashesha Leadership Incubator.  Ms Filana and was the Chief Executive Officer at AlgoRythm Tech Pty Ltd and served as policy coordinator at the African Union Youth Club.   She is an Executive of the Internet of Things (IoT) and a data analyst at Zulu Nomad.com.  Ms Filana is the founder of Techhub in the Eastern Cape and has worked in partnership with many youth development agencies and private companies like Geekulcha, Buffalo City Municipality and the National Youth Development Agency.  Ms Filana is passionate and committed to the ICT industry.  She is currently studying BA Honours (Cybersecurity psychology Research ) Nelson Mandela University

 

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Nomonde Hlatshaneni

HUMAN RESOURCES, REMUNERATION AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE - CHAIRPERSON

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Appointed to the Board on 25 October 2019

BA.UED (University of Fort Hare), BA Honours (University of Fort Hare), M.A. Developmental Studies (University of Port Elizabeth), Certificate in Project Management (DSE German Institute for Development), Certificate in Public Relations (Damelin), Certificate in Data Analysis for Management (London School of Economics)

 

Ms Hlatshaneni possesses a good balance of experience in Public health, Education, Skills Development, Labour Market Intelligence, Local Government and Economic Development spheres.  She has worked as a high school teacher, a College Lecturer (In charge of Humanities and Languages), a Subject Advisor and ultimately as a Senior Deputy Chief Education specialist and has also worked for non-governmental organisations.  She is currently employed at public entity that provides policy advice to the Eastern Cape Provincial Administration.  She has been at the Centre of developing the Human Resource Development strategy through a Quadruple Helix approach to partnership in the Eastern Cape. Completing academic modules on Labour law has strengthened her managerial skills and understanding of the country’s Constitution as it relates to the workforce. She has distinguished herself as a public speaker and a seasoned facilitator.    

She served in the Board of Directors for the Healdtown Trust Fund. She is Head of the Secretariat of the HRD Council in the Eastern Cape. She is also part of the Provincial Technical Team for Economic Recovery Command. Ms Hlatshaneni is the Chairperson of NEMISA’s Human Resource, Remuneration and Nominations Committee.  

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Lionel Ricardo Adendorf

SOCIAL, ETHICS AND TRANSFORMATION COMMITTEE - CHAIRPERSON

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B.Tech in Journalism (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), National Diploma in Journalism (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Certificate in Multimedia Management (Johnnic Publishing and South African Press Union), Certificate in Multi-Cultural Leadership Foundation Course ( Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

 

Mr Lionel Adendorf is MD of Reputegrity Compliance and Ethics Solutions, a corporate governance, ethics and business integrity management consultancy, based in Cape Town.He has been in the South African regulatory and policymaking environment for close to 20 years during which he served as spokesperson to two different ministers and headed communication and external relations units in four different government departments.

 

He is a qualified journalist, has completed several short and online courses in digital transformation technologies, innovation management, governance and ethics and is currently pursuing a law qualification.

 

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Thobeka Buswana

MEMBER

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Digital Multimedia Management and Regulation (University of Pretoria), Leadership Development Programme (University of Pretoria), Public Sector Corporate Governance (Ikhaya Training Academy), Diploma in Youth Development (University of Pretoria), National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (Witwatersrand Technikon)

 

 

Ms Buswana is a communication specialist with 23 years’ experience in electronic media. She has been in management for over 15 years accumulating a wealth of experience in leadership, management, governance, strategy and planning. Over the years as a manager at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), she has been able to develop and implement change management strategies for the corporation.  Ms Buswana’s passion for talent identification, coaching and mentoring has seen her positioning one of the radio stations to become a youth station to groom talent and become a feeder for the many other SABC stations.

 

Through that strategy, she has trained, incubated and released many station managers who now spread across the SABC including on-air personalities.  Ms Buswana is passionate about youth development with a sharp focus on re-skilling for digital inclusion and participation. She is currently a Director at Kabu Solutions which provides strategy development and facilitation solutions.  She also runs an NPO Thobeka Buswana School for Girls providing leadership training to adolescent girls through workshops and camps.

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Trevor Rammitlwa

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Trevor Rammitlwa has been the CEO of BANKSETA and Executive Manager: Strategic Support at CATHSSETA. He is also formerly the Managing Director at Case Global Partners. He was also a Senior Manager: Learning and Development at Nedbank. He has 22 years of experience working in the Talent Development and Research and previously occupied various managerial roles at BANKSETA. He now serves in the advisory board of National Peace Accord Trust and participates in ABSIP’s workgroup/Sub-committee on economic policy. Trevor has an MBL degree and is currently studying towards a PhD in Management at the Centre for Economic and Management Sciences, UNISA. Trevor has local and international exposure in executing skills development programmes, extensive experience in developing executives in the banking sector as well as working in collaboration with local and international Business Schools. His ambition is to contribute to the development of skills including digital skills at all levels as a contribution towards the wellbeing of South Africa’s businesses and government.

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Mr Thilivhali Ramawa

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Holds a B Comm Accounting and Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy degree from the University of Kwazulu-Natal. He is also a registered Chartered Accountant and Auditor by profession. He Joined NEMISA as a CFO in May 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Audit Executive with the University of Venda. Has over 10 years’ experience in financial management in the public sector