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.
Phumzile is an entrepreneur who owns a restaurant in Alexandra Township. She was born in KZN, raised in Alexandra and schooled in Swaziland. There she obtained a BSc Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics and also a Diploma in Higher Education. She was one of the initial Directors of Akhona Trade and Investments in 1996 and she continues to represent the business interests of this women empowerment company to date. As a person with passion for women empowerment she also serves at Rebecca’s Well NGO and Eagles Leadership Forum as a director. She has previously worked as one of the first black women underwriters at Munich Reinsurance and then worked at Docex as an operations manager.