Corporate Governance

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

CAREER MOVES

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