Corporate governance embodies processes and systems by which public entities are directed, controlled and held to account. It defines the distribution of rights and responsibilities among the different stakeholders and participants in the organisation, it determines the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs (including the process through which the organisation’s objectives are set) and provides the means of attaining those objectives and monitoring performance. Importantly it defines where accountability lies throughout the organisation.
In addition to legislative requirements based upon the ELIDZ’s enabling legislation and the Companies Act of 2008, corporate governance is applied through the prescripts of the Public Finance Management Act of 1999 (PFMA) and in accordance with the principles contained in the King IV Report on Corporate Governance and the Protocol on Corporate Governance, 2002.
The ELIDZ is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance by complying with legislation applicable to it as well as aligning itself to non-binding rules, codes and standards such as the King report and governance protocol. Parliament, the Executive and the Board of the ELIDZ are responsible for corporate governance.
“The ELIDZ is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance by complying with legislation applicable to it as well as aligning itself to non-binding rules, codes and standards such as the King report and governance protocol. ”
Chairperson of the ELIDZ Board and Chairperson of the Governance Committee
An experienced academic and astute diplomat, Makalima holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNNY-B), a second Masters in Southern African Studies from the University of York in England, a BA Honours in Sociology from the University of Fort Hare and a Bachelor of Social Science Degree from the University of South Africa.
1982 – 1989: he plied his trade at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) as a lecturer, senior lecturer and Acting Head of Department and member of the University Senate
1990 – 1996: Associate Professor and substantive Head of the Department of Sociology at UFH
1992 – 1994: Member of the Steering Committee of the Macro Economic Working Group (mandate was to develop a macro economic framework for a democratic South Africa)
1993 – 1995: Visiting Professor at the post-graduate Institute for Development Studies (IUED in Geneva)
1996 – 1998: Director responsible for policy and planning at the Eastern Cape Department of Transport
1998 – 2001: Head of Eastern Cape Department of Welfare/Social Development
1998 – 2000: Member of the Governance Council of the University of the North
2001 – 2005: South African Ambassador to the Republic of Argentina, with concurrent accreditation to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Republic of Paraguay – 3 member states of the Mercosur
2005 – 2011: South African High Commissioner to the Republic of Zimbabwe
2011 – 2015: South African Ambassador to the State of Palestine
In 2016 Makalima joined the ELIDZ Board of Non-Executive Directors as the Chairperson. He joined at a crucial time of extensive changes, in the wake of the imperative transition from the Industrial Development Zones programming. This followed the codification of the Special Economic Zones dispensation; setting up new operational and institutional arrangements; increased competition for in-bound Foreign Direct Investment, in a climate of inelastic and even shrinking national funding resources
Member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee
Ms Mnconywa is a qualified Chartered Accountant of South Africa (CA SA), and holds a Masters Degree in Accounting Science, Honours Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Post Graduate Certificate in Accounting and a Higher Diploma in Education. Ms Mnconywa is currently affiliated with SAICA and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors.
2007 – 2008: Appointed as Audit Manager at the Auditor General of South Africa (Mthatha)
2008 to date: Senior lecturer, Nkuhlu Department of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare
2014 – 2019: Head of Nkuhlu Department of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare
2010 – 2016: Audit Committee Chairperson at ECSECC
2012 – 2018: Independent Audit Committee member at Marine Living Resource Fund
2016 – to date: Non – Executive Director at ELIDZ
Member of the Operations and Risk Committee
Mr Mpondo holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours Degree in Town and Regional Planning from Wits University as well as a certificate in Sustainable Development and Planning from the University of Stellenbosch.
2000 – 2001: Town Planning Consultant at Gurney Planning & Design
2001 – 2004: Researcher (Development/Transportation Planner) – Sustainable Development Unit, CSIR: Division of Road & Transport Technology
2004 – 2005: Director – Growth & Development (including International Relations) at the Office of the Premier – Gauteng Provincial Government
2005 – 2006: Manager – Policy & Regulation at the Road Freight Association
2007-2008: Non-Executive Director at the African Tramways (Road Freight Haulage Company)
2007 to date: Managing Director at SAFIRI (Pty) Ltd
2007 -2009: Expert on the Gauteng Transport Management Agency.
2006 -2009: Chief Executive Officer at Pitseng Resources
2006 -2011: Non-Executive Director at Cross – Border Roads Transport Agency
2012 -2014: Non-Executive Director at South African Airways (SAA) State Owned Company (SOC)
2018 to date: Mr Mpondo joined the ELIDZ Board as a member of the Operations and Risk Committee and Finance Committee.
Executive Director – Ex Officio
Mr Kondlo holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Natal, a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from M.L. Sultan Technikon, a Diploma in Project Management, a Certificate in Property Practitioner Practice, and a Certificate in Project Monitoring for Effectiveness.
1989-1990: Assistant Resident Engineer at Bosch and Associates Consultants
1992-1993: Assistant Design Engineer at Murry Biesenbach and Badenhorst
1993-1995: Co-ordinator community Projects at the KwaZulu Training Trust (KTT)
1995-1996: Assistant Planning Engineer, Water Resources at Umgeni Water
1996-1999: Regional Water Planner, Water Services at Umgeni Water
1999-2000: Divisional Director: Planning & Development at Amatola Water
2000-2001: Acting Chief Executive at Amatola Water
2001-2004: Chief Executive Officer at Amatola Water
2004 to date: Chief Executive Officer at the ELIDZ
Member of the Audit Committee and the Operations and Risk Committee
Mr Mfuleni holds a Diploma in Theology from Technikon Northern Transvaal, Management Development Programme – Nelson Mandela University, Certificate in retail management – UNISA and King III Corporate Governance – Institute of Directors.
2001 to date: Chief Executive Officer and Group Chairman of Imbizo Group
2007 to date: Committee Member at ANC Eastern Cape Sub-Committee Fundraising
2009 to date: Non-Executive Director at Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator
2013 to date: Board Chairman at Bay TV, Channel 260 Dstv
2013 to date: Non-Executive Director at Business Unity South Africa
2013 to date: Board Chairman at Association for Community Television in SA
2014 to date: Non-Executive Director at Mandela Bay Development Agency
2018 to date: Mr Mfuleni joined the ELIDZ Board as a Non-Executive Director at the ELIDZ
Mr Kumbaca holds a National Diploma in Journalism form the Walter Sisulu University as well as a second National Diploma in Local Government Law and Administration from Fort Hare University. Councillor Kumbaca has also completed a number of certificates, these include a certificate in Public Relations from the University of South Africa, a certificate in Supply Chain Management Advanced Course in Evaluation and Adjudication of Tenders, a certificate in National Executive Leadership Programme, a certificate in Executive Development Programme in Public Administration from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Currently, Councillor Kumbaca is completing a certificate programme in Municipal Finance Management at the University of Fort Hare.
2000 – 2002: Reporter at the Daily Dispatch
2002 – 2003: Bureau Chief at Daily Dispatch
2003 – 2004: Senior Communications Officer at the Department of Safety and Liaison
2004 – 2008: Media Liaison Officer for the Ministry of Transport, Safety and Liaison
2008 – 2009: Chief of Staff at the Department of Roads and Transport
2009 – 2016: Director: Communication at the Department of Transport
2016 – 2018: Infrastructure Portfolio Head at the Buffalo City Municipality
2016 to date: PR Councillor at the Buffalo City Metro Municipality
2022 to date: Board Member at the ELIDZ
2022 to date: Board Member at Buffalo City Metro Development Agency
Chairperson of the Finance Committee, Member of the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee
Mr Jooste is a qualified Chartered Accountant of South Africa (CA SA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting – University of the Western Cape, a qualification in Infrastructure Delivery Management Programme – University of Pretoria and a qualification in International Executive Development Programme – Wits Business School & London Business School.
1985 – 1988: Junior Audit Clerk at Spencer Steward CA (SA)
1988 – 1993: Financial Specialist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa
1993 – 1995: Financial Manager at independent business enrichment centre & independent business finance centre
1995 – 2000: Financial Manager at the Ciskeian Agricultural Bank
2001 – 2002: Chief Financial Officer Support at the Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury
2002 – 2009: General Manager: Supply Chain Management at the Eastern Cape Department of Health
2009 – 2013: Chief Financial Officer at the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works
2013 – 2019: Chief Financial Officer – Support at the DHET/SAICA PROJECT
2013 to date: Independent Consultant at EVJ Consulting
2013 to date: Non-Executive Director at the ELIDZ
2014 – 2017: Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee at the Cacadu Development Agency
2016 – 2020: Non-Executive Director at Amatola Water
Member of the Operations and Risk Committee
Mr Skenjana holds a Master of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal & Pasture Science) from the University of Fort Hare, a certificate in Policy Development & Management, a certificate in Project Management, a certificate in Constructive Labour Relations and a certificate in Effective Stakeholder Management from the University of Pretoria.
2002-2003: Employed as an Agricultural Scientist (Animal Science) at the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture
2002-2003: Agricultural Scientist (Animal Science) at the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture
2003-2009: Assistant Manager: Animal Production Science at the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture
2009-2012: Production Scientist C: Animal Science Research at the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture
2012-2014: Scientific Manager A: Livestock Production and Improvement at the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform
2014- to date: Director: Agro-Processing at the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism
2020- to date: On 30 October 2020 Mr Skenjana joined the ELIDZ board as a member of the Operations and Risk Committee.
Chairperson of the Audit Committee and Member of the Governance Committee
Mr. Kanana qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He also holds a Bachelor of Accounting Honours – University of KwaZulu Natal and a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting – University of Witwatersrand.
2005 – 2013: Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche South Africa
2012 – 2013: Chief Financial Officer -Support at South West Gauteng College
2013 – 2017: Director: Unit Head – Group Governance & Reporting at the City of Johannesburg
2010 – 2013: Entity Member at the City of Johannesburg Group Audit Committee
2010 – 2013: Independent Audit Committee Member at Johannesburg Social Housing
2011 – 2013: Independent Audit Committee Member at the Mogale City Local Municipality
2012 – 2013: Independent Audit Committee Member at the Randfontein Local Municipality
2012 to date: Non-Executive Director at the ELIDZ
2017 – 2017: Managing Executive (Acting)at the Metropolitan Trading Company (City of Johannesburg)
2017 – 2020: Chief Executive Officer at the Joburg Market
2020 to date: Chief Executive Officer at Land Bank of SA
Member of the Audit Committee
Ms Kongwa is currently pursuing her Doctor of Law (LLD) Degree with the University of Pretoria. She further holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Durban Westville; a Post Graduate Diploma in International, African and Regional Law International Criminal Law, International Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice International, African and Constitutional Protection of Human Rights from the University of Durban Westville. She completed the Legislative Drafting Course on National Department of Justice Legislation and National Parliamentary Processes as well as the Legislative Drafting Course on By-Laws Department of Justice from the State Law Advisers Office. Ms Kongwa has, over the course of her career, completed several certificates, these include but are not limited to certificate in Conveyancing and Notary from the Law Society of South Africa and a certificate in Advanced Labour Relations from the University of Pretoria.
2001-2003: Candidate Attorney at the Durban Justice Centre
2003-2004: Attorney -Professional Assistant at the Legal Aid Board of South Africa Based at the Durban Justice Centre
2004-2005: Director: Legal Departmentat the Commission on Gender Equality
2005 – 2005: Manager Legal Services: Legislation at the Department of Transport
2006-2008: Legal Specialist at Corporate Support Services Department: Legal and Administration of the City of Cape Town.
2008 – 2008: Deputy Director: Legal Services at the Legal and Executive Services Department of the Presidency
2008-2009: Manager: Legal Services at the Department of Land Affairs, Office of The Regional Land Claims Commissioner for the Provinces Northern Cape and Free State
2009 – 2010: Manager: Legal Services at Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
2010 Nov-2019:Chief Director: Legal Services Department of Trade, Industry and Competition as the Chief Director: Legal Services
2014 – to date: Accounting Authority for the National Gambling Board
2019- to date: Chief Strategic Adviser at the National Gambling Board
2020 to date: On 30 October Ms Kongwa joined the ELIDZ board a member of the Audit Committee