VUSUMUZI (VUSI) KHANYILE
Vusi graduated with a B.Comm (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
In the 70’s to early 90’s he was involved in a number of civic and development campaigns through various community based and political organisations.
Professionally, Vusi has worked for various companies and organisations. In 1992 he was part of the team that founded Thebe Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd, in which he served in the role of Chief Executive Officer (the founding Managing Director as it was referred to then). He continued to lead Thebe until his retirement in 2018 and continues to serve on the board of Thebe Investment Corporation as non-executive chairman.
In addition to Thebe, Vusi serves on a number of company boards as an independent non-executive director, including, amongst others, Santam Limited and Sun International Limited. He is also a member of First National Bank’s Agricultural Advisory Board and serves as the chairman of the South African Chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He is of late devoting more of his time to farming and agricultural development.
In June 2020, Vusi was appointed by President Ramaphosa as a member of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council.
PROF. ZWELI NDEVU
Zwelinzima Ndevu is an Academic Head: Honours in Public Development and Management at the School of Public Leadership (SPL) responsible for lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students and a professional associate at the Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research of Stellenbosch University (ACCERUS), South Africa. He has published peer-reviewed chapters in books, accredited journal articles and presented papers in peer-reviewed national and international conference proceedings. He is a supporter of inter-disciplinary research which leads to numerous capacity-building projects in South Africa. A member of Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM), South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM) and International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
Currently in private practice, Kerensa Millard is an advocate and member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. She holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and a LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg. Having served in various high-level positions, including inter alia, the Head of Legal Policy at the Ministry of Intelligence, Acting Head of the Business Intelligence Unit of the South African Revenue Services and an Advisor to the MEC for Safety and Security in Gauteng, she lays claim to extensive policy advisory and litigation experience. At the advent of South Africa’s democratic dispensation, Kerensa, served as a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (1995-1998).
Keith is a trained journalist, diplomat, and security scientist. He did leadership training at the Wharton School of Business and was later admitted as a student at Liverpool University, where he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, as well as a Masters Programme in Public Administration. He has served in government as Deputy Director General, Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Economic Development Agency and Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Liquor Board. He also served on the Boards of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, Gauteng Economic Development Agency and the Gauteng Film Commission. He was appointed as the African National Congress’ (ANC) national manager of communications and spokesperson, and is currently the Advisor to, and Head of Office of the ANC Treasurer General.
As entrepreneur, government & corporate consultant, dynamic general business specialist, and impact investment & communications expert, Sasha has 20 years of local and international experience in global networking, political affairs, financial governance and arts and culture. She currently serves as an advisor to the ruling African National Congress’ Treasurer General, and is the Convenor of the party’s Progressive Business Forum. She served as the South African Department of Arts and Culture’s UK Country Manager, has run her own successful companies and worked for a number of global companies. Sasha also currently chairs the SA China E-commerce Association and is a director of the women-owned Bokamosa Impact Investments.
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