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.
Salukazi Dakile Hlongwane
Modiegi Norah Mabogoane 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 then moved onto a family venture on corporate clothing and running a wholesale meat business where she was responsible for operations management and marketing.
Modiegi is the coordinator and one of the Executive members of Itumeleng, an empowerment group with shareholding at Nozal Investments and is also a member of Phakama Investment, a women’s organization with an interest in women empowerment. Modiegi’s primary involvement in her community is through her position as an executive committee member of the AME Women’s Missionary Society. She has served on the Board of Nozala Trust since November 2017.
She is a mother of three with interest in travelling, mentoriship and community development.
Dr Namane Magau
Dr Namane Magau holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard. Currently she is a Board Chairman of NTP and Bertha Gxowa Foundation. She also serves on the Nozala Trust Board of Trustees, UCT Graduate School of Business Advisory Board. Past boards on which she served include Murray & Roberts, Merrill Lynch South Africa and Santam. She owns a Consulting Company B&D Solutions and in the consulting work and her role on Boards she draws from her past experiences as an executive director in companies and educator.
Her past management and executive roles include the senior management position at the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) as a Director in the Human Resource Policy division. From the DBSA she joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as the Executive Vice President for Human Capital. After five years at the CSIR she became part of the executive team at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
The experiences she had in designing policy for National Programs like the HR strategy for the RDP and guiding development of management systems and programs for the science and innovation systems at the CSIR extended her understanding of promoting performance of organizations through engaging people at all levels and using efficient information management systems.
As an educator, she is also passionate about development of others and has therefore been active in women development programs and was President of Business Women’s Association (BWA), as well as President of International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA). She also mentors young leaders, a role that she finds very enriching and inspiring.
Dr Magau embodies a rare character of a feminist, entrepreneur and educationalist who is passionate about Africa’s development and assumption of her rightful place in the global economy
Nosipho comes from the small town of Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. She is a member of the Ethopian Episcopal Church Women’s Movement (EECWM), which is a developmental partner of Nozala Trust under the organization of Ijelo Labafazi .
She is also the National Project Co-ordinator of the EECWM. She has been serving on the Nozala Trust Board since 2017.