President’s Report & Forum Update

  • The AGM should serve as a reminder to all of our existence: to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire, and to promote better leadership for a changing world. Affirming IWFSA locally and globally The IWFSA work this year built on the sterling foundation established here in South Africa and globally (working with the Washington DC office). As the current Board (appointed in 2011) we prioritized governance and fundraising to maximize efforts and ensure sound institutionalization towards sustainability. To this end we re-established the head office in Hyde Park and employed…

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Khanyisile assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) in January 2015. She aims to position BUSA as a fully representative apex business organisation that contributes to a transforming and growing economy. Her vision is to ensure that organised business plays a constructive role, within the context of the country’s economic growth, development and transformation goals, in achieving an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive both nationally and internationally.

She was the first woman to hold the position of executive director at Anglo American in South Africa, and she is a member of the Anglo American group executive committee. Ms Kweyama was appointed as Chairperson of the Anglo American Zimele Board. She also serves on the boards of Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo American Platinum, Telkom South Africa, International Geological Congress, Sentebale, Defence Force Liaison Council, Business Leadership South Africa and Keymix Investments.

Prior to this, Khanyisile was executive head of human resources at Anglo American’s Platinum business where she was successful in building a cohesive management team, driving performance and improving relationships with unions. She has also been elected as the vice president of the South African Chamber of Mines.

Born in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Khanyisile started her university education at Fort Hare University, and in 1984, joined the ANC in Swaziland. She settled in the USA where she worked closely with the ANC office in Washington DC while studying for a BS Administration qualification. She returned to South Africa in 1991 when the ANC was unbanned and worked for the Consultative Business Movement (CBM) as part of its CODESA secretariat.

An accomplished business woman, she set up her own consulting companies – Nokusa Communications and Promotions, and a Human Resources Consultancy, KTK HR Solutions.

Khanyisile has gained extensive managerial experience working for various reputable organisations, such as BMW, Altech and Barloworld.

She has served as a non-executive director at various companies including the boards of Sovereign Foods Ltd, IAC and Key Mix Investments, and currently serves on the boards of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and Telkom.

Her HR experience, especially around transformation, helped as she served as a member of the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE), a Section 9 body established to advise the Minister of Labour. Khanyisile also served on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) board.

Khanyisile was recently honoured the Most Influential Women in Mining in Africa by CEO Communications, and has been listed as one of the Top 100 women to watch in the FTSE 100 companies 2014 report.

Khanyisile is also a trustee of the Sentebale Trust – founded by Prince Harry of the UK and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho which works with vulnerable children.

She holds a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Management from the Wits Business School, and also completed various executive development programmes with GIBS and other institutions.

Additional Info

  • Designation Business Unity South Africa BUSA (CEO)

Nolwandle Noli Mboweni was born in Orlando East,Soweto Johannesburg.
She matriculated at Marrianhill High School in Pinetown(Natal).
She has a Senior Teacher's Diploma,BA in Education degree from Vista(University of JHB),MAP(Wits Buss School)
She was a Science Teacher for 10yrs(1988-1998)at Fons Luminas High School in Diepkloof(Soweto).
In 1999 she ventured into the business world.She partnered with ABSA Bank as a director and a shareholder in Allpay Gauteng(Pty) to pay the Social grandts on behalf of Government,for the whole of Gauteng.
In 2000 she was appointed by Suninternational as a Director and Shareholder at the Grandwest(Cape town),Afrisun Gauteng and as a Trustee of AFrisun Community Trust(CSI of Suninternational).
In 2002 she partnered with Total South Africa through Tosaco Pty(BEE) partner and she chairs Total South Africa Transformation and Ethics committee.
In 2004 she was appointed as a director and shareholder of Phumelela Gaming and leisure (Pty)an international horseracing listed company.She also serves in their audit committee.

She is also a shareholder of MBombela through SPG Pty(BEE) partner,the developers of the first speed train in Africa:THE GAUTRAIN.
She is also part of the Women in Rail working with Prasa on their rolling stock project.
She is also a director and shareholder of Investfirm Women Pty a shareholder of Cell C cellular network.
Noli is very passionate about both Women and Youth Empowerment.She has already launched
Proverbs 31 Mentorship where she mentors young and old women on how to start new businesses also to balance family and career/business.She also has her own Bursary Fund :The Khotso Trust through which she has sponsored a number of students at tertiary,some are already qualified as CA's,lawyers,etc. She is also a donor of the University of Cape Town,University of Zululand,Mandela Chilndren's Fund,Mandela's Children Hospital,Santa,JHB Child welfare,as a former academic she takes education very seriously.
Noli has been featured in the book titled : South Africa's Most Inspirational Women Volume 2 by Lonwabo Jabavu and also in the DESTINY Magazine ( August 2013) title : POWER HOUSE.

She is married to Dr Lincoln Mboweni(medical practitioner) and they have 3 children.

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane was born in Peddie in the Eastern Cape

She grew up and studied in the Eastern Cape
She spent 10 years working for audit firms (Aitken and Peat; now KPMG and Ernst and Young) where she finished her articles in Auditing;
She then joined Transnet in 1998 as East London Port Manager as the first woman in this role.
At Transnet Port Terminals, she has held the following positions:-

  • In 2002 appointed as General Manager for Port Operations in Port Elizabeth and East London.
  • In 2004 – General Manager – Supply Chain
  • In 2006 - General Manager – Sales , Logistics and Commercial
  • In 2009 – Chief Operating Officer

Currently Siwisa-Damasane is the Chief Executive Officer for Richards Bay Coal Terminal, the single largest export coal terminal in the world with a design capacity of 91 million tons per annum. She was appointed to this position in July 2012.

She has represented South Africa on international missions on investment promotion and has written and delivered papers on port management and logistics presented in South Africa, the region and internationally at conferences on port related matters, especially on infrastructure development in Africa.

For the Eastern Cape; She has been instrumental in:-

  • The commercialisation of the Port of Ngqura in Port Elizabeth.
  • The development of the state of the art terminal in East London
  • The connectivity investment proposals for the Eastern Cape and Gauteng
  • Infrastructure development for the Auto sector supply chain and terminals
  • The corridor concept for the Saldanha-Sishen Iron Ore and the Port Elizabeth Manganese Ore supply chain

She has studied locally and abroad earlier in Accounting and later in the field of port operations, port management in Logistics, in Singapore, Antwerp, and Rotterdam and recently in London.
She is passionate about logistics and the development of women in this industry, and philanthropy in a small scale in rural development.

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