Mrs Mhlongo, a qualified teacher with more than 15 years of experience, studied at the KZN university. She did her Masters in Education at the Edinburgh university. She also did MPhil at Glasgow University with the topic “Impact of Education on the Status of Women”.
Ms Mhlongo has worked in government, with mining communities on development and community upliftment programmes. She joined the University of London on a research programme called Research on Education in Southern Africa in preparation for a new system of Education in South Africa. She was involved in the policy development process of post-independence South Africa; particularly in areas of education, women development and empowerment.
Mrs Mhlongo was involved in educational organisations and was also an advisor to various National Ministers. Ms Mhlongo has trained and recruited unemployed youth including unemployed graduates that will be going into Government structures. She is highly involved in advisory capacity in organisations both in Government and community development organisations.
She is currently involved in facilitating cooperatives for community upliftment programmes in rural and highly deprived areas where she interacts with Tribal Authorities bringing investors for rural development programmes. She is also involved in farming projects for food security purposes.
Salukazi Dakile Hlongwane
Salukazi graduated from the University of Lesotho in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Statistics. In 1980 she completed her Masters in Administration in Development Economics at Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.
Since 1977 Salukazi has, amongst other positions, worked as part time lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Lesotho, as Programme Manager for the Development Bank of Southern Africa, as a Principal Cooperation Officer at African Development Bank (Abidjan), as a Senior Manager in the Structured Finance Unit of FirstCorp Merchant Bank and as an Assistant General Manager of BOE Investment Bank.
Likhapha Mbatha holds an LLB and LLM degrees from universities of Lesotho and Wits respectively. She is the managing director of the National Movement of Rural Women (NMRW) an organization which came about as a result of forced removals. She has been with the NMRW from 2009. Before then Likhapha worked as a legal researcher for the Wits Centre for Applied Legal Studies. Likhapha has written chapters in books and academic articles in Journals. She sits on NEDLAC and is a member of the Progressive Women’s Steering committee. She also sits on boards representing the NMRW. Likhapha has been a trustee of the NT for more than 5 years at least.
Lungelwa holda a Nursing Diploma from Chalotte Searle Nursing College, a Livingstone Hospital nursing academic institution and also a Communications Degree from Australia’s Bond University. The combination of a clinically oriented qualification and social sciences skill-set, aptly prepared her for her role as the leader of the Calulo Foundation. The latter is a vehicle by means of which the Calulo Group of Companies, extend its generosity and compassion by caring for the less fortunate. Her role as the Chairman of the Calulo Foundation and the trustee of the Nozala Trust, aptly resonates with her experience and her compassion for an organization that aspires to lift the plight of the vulnerable and destitute as it grows
Gugu Khumalo holds a B.Sc degree in Chemistry and Biology (majors) and Physics (minor) from the University of Botswana (1978) and Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of KwaZulu Natal (formerly Durban Westville) 2001. She has served in education, as maths and science teacher and lecturer; and also as Deputy Director for Sciences in KwaZulu Natal Education Department. She headed a team that developed a Life Sciences subject new teaching curriculum for the country. She is author of 10 published junior secondary school science textbooks. She is a board member of Inanda Seminary Board of Governors and chairperson of MUSA Trust. She serves as Managing Director of Sinoza Investments Holdings and as director in a number of companies.
Nomfundo is an executive director of Astute Intellect, a financial consulting company. She currently serves and has previously served on a number of boards, including Spescom, Royale Energy, Rand Mutual Assurance, etc. She was a chairperson of the audit committee of Spescom and Rand Mutual Assurance.
Previously, Nomfundo was employed as a Financial Director of Harmony Gold Mining Ltd. She was also the executive manager for Worldwide African Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (WAIH).
During her time in WAIH, she was non executive direct of Argil Holdings (Pty) Ltd and non-executive director of CS Holdings Ltd, serving as a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Investment Committees.
She started her career as a Credit Manager in the Corporate and Merchant Bank’s Credit Division of Nedcor Bank Limited.