Trustees

Tshidi Mokgabudi

Chairman

Tshidi has extensive experience in board and executive leadership as well as governance, amongst others, spanning over 30 years across public and private sectors. She has served on many boards throughout her career. She was a member of the audit commission during Mandela’s administration and has served as the Deputy President of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers under the administration of President’s Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.

She is the third African woman in South Africa to qualify as a chartered accountant with extensive financial expertise, business knowledge and leadership qualities with 32 years of accounting, auditing and advisory experience within the public and private sectors.

Salukazi Dakile Hlongwane

Deputy Chairperson

Salukazi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics from the University of Lesotho and a Master’s in Administration in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts. She has, amongst other positions, worked as part time lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Lesotho; Programme Manager for the Development Bank of Southern Africa; a Principal Cooperation Officer at African Development Bank (Abidjan); a Senior Manager in the Structured Finance Unit of FirstCorp Merchant Bank; and as an Assistant General Manager of BOE Investment Bank.

Likhapha Mbatha

Trustee

Likhapha holds LLB and LLM degrees from the Universities of Lesotho and Witwatersrand, respectively. Since 2009, she has been the Managing Director of the National Movement of Rural Women (NMRW), an organisation which arose as a result of forced removals. Before then, Likhapha worked as a legal researcher for the Wits Centre for Applied Legal Studies. Likhapha has written chapters in books and articles in academic journals. She sits on the board of NEDLAC and is a member of the Progressive Women’s Steering Committee. She also sits on boards representing the NMRW.

Lungelwa Faku

Trustee

Lungelwa holds a Nursing Diploma from Charlotte Searle Nursing College, a Livingstone Hospital nursing academic institution. She also has a communications degree from Australia’s Bond University. The combination of a clinically oriented qualification and social sciences skillset aptly prepared her for her role as the leader of the Calulo Foundation. Her role as the Chairman of the Calulo Foundation and as a trustee of the Nozala Trust aptly resonates with her experience and her compassion for organisations that aspire to lift the plight of the vulnerable and destitute.

Nomfundo Qangule

Trustee

Nomfundo is an Executive Director of Astute Intellect, a financial consulting company. She serves on a number of boards, including Spescom, Royale Energy and Rand Mutual Assurance. Previously, Nomfundo was  employed as a Financial Director of Harmony Gold Mining Ltd.  She  was also the Executive Manager of Worldwide African Investment Holdings (WAIH). During her time in WAIH, she was Non-executive Director of Argil Holdings and a Non-executive Director of CS Holdings. She began her career as a Credit Manager in the Corporate and Merchant Bank’s Credit Division of Nedcor Bank Limited.

Ntombi Mhlongo

Trustee

Ntombi is a qualified teacher with more than 15 years’ experience. She studied at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal; holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Edinburgh and a MPhil from the University of Glasgow. Ms Mhlongo has worked in education, government, mining, development and in academic research. She was also involved in the policy development process of post-independence South Africa; particularly in areas of education, women development and empowerment. She sits on various boards, and is currently involved in facilitating cooperatives for community upliftment programmes in rural and highly deprived areas bringing investors to rural development programmes. She is also involved in farming projects for food security purposes.

Modiegi Mabogoane

Trustee

Modiegi is the coordinator and one of the Executive members of Itumeleng, an empowerment group with shareholding at Nozala Investments. She is also a member of Phakama Investment, an organisation with an interest in women empowerment. Her primary involvement in her community is through her position as an executive committee member of the AME Women’s Missionary Society. She is a former employee of Murray and Roberts and the JD Group, where she obtained the foundations for the trade of administration, management and personnel relations. She is also well versed in operations management and marketing having worked in ventures specialising in corporate clothing and the sale wholesale meat.

Dr Chana Pilane-Majake

Trustee

Dr Pilane- Majake has extensive knowledge and understanding of SADC, African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Systems and has led the South African NationalNGO Planning Committee KwaZulu-Natal Delegation to the 4th United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing China in 1995-a milestone for advancement of the status of women. She holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of South Africa; a master’s degree in social science from the University of Natal, now part of University of Zululand; a Bachelors degree and Honours degree from University of the North, now University of Limpopo; and a Diploma in Development Studies from Stanford University, California, USA.

Before joining the Commission on Gender Equality in 2002, she worked for the European Union Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa for five years as Gender and Children Consultant, funding human rights organization to further promote the culture of human rights in South Africa.

Neo Mokhesi

Trustee

Neo has over 25 years of experience in marketing, corporate affairs, development finance, strategy, and corporate governance. Neo was a senior executive at the Industrial Development Corporation including serving as the executive responsible for market development into the rest of Africa. She currently serves on the board of WDB Investments Holdings and Mozal Aluminium Co. She was previously on the boards of Clover SA and Scaw Metals.

Nomakhosi Skweyiya

Trustee

Nomakhosi is a Trustee & Board Member of Muthande Society for the Aged. Active Member of KZN and eThekwini Municipality Senior Citizen’s Forum. Trustee & Board Member of The NATAL Women’s Resources Centre-KZN. Mrs Skweyiya has always been involved in the NON- Profit-Making Sector. Together with other stalwarts founded the current Muthande Society for the Aged in 1976.

In 1997-2005 she served as a Board member Help Aged International (London) as a representative for Africa Region. 2013-2019 Former Board member and Trustee of Health Systems Trust served as a Chairperson of the Committee of strengthening of Health System and served in the Committee on Audit and Risk Management of HST.

Nombulelo Zingela

Trustee

Nombulelo is a teacher by profession, who obtained her junior degree in education at the University of Fort Hare, Hons degree at Rhodes University and the Master’s degree at Fort Hare.

She has held numerous leadership positions both in the community and the Church. She was and is still serving in the leadership of the Ethiopian Episcopal Church, previously Diocesan President, later as a National Secretary and now the National Project Coordinator. She is now serving as a representative of the Women’s Manyano on the Board of Trustees of Ijelo Labafazi and a member of the Nozala Board of Trustees from February 2024.

Khanyi Mlambo

Trustee

Khanyi has over 35 years of business and leadership experience in various industries, including Old Mutual as Head of Responsible Business, Standard Bank Group in various executive roles, and Corobrik as an executive and a board member. She is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership, a Non-Executive Director of the Southern African HIV and Aids Collaboration (SAHAC) and Legacy Africa Publishing (LAP). She is also a Committee Member of the Institute of Directors SA (Social and Ethics Committee).

Tshidi Mokgabudi

Chairman

Salukazi Dakile Hlongwane

Deputy Chairperson

Likhapha Mbatha

Trustee

Lungelwa Faku

Trustee

Nomfundo Qangule

Trustee

Ntombi Mhlongo

Trustee

Modiegi Mabogoane

Trustee

Dr Chana Pilane-Majake

Trustee

Neo Mokhesi

Trustee

Nomakhosi Skweyiya

Trustee

Nombulelo Zingela

Trustee

Khanyi Mlambo

Trustee