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SANParks Board Members


Date of Birth: 3 June 1957
Marital Status: Single

Current position

2011 to date: Chief Executive Officer National Business Initiative

In this capacity I manage a Business Coalition made up of around 130 companies working on sustainability issues. The organization focuses on environmental sustainability as well as socio economic sustainability issues that include skills development and sound corporate governance.  I report to the Board of the NBI, am an Executive Director and have overall accountability for the organization, its funding and its work.

Academic qualifications and training

  • Academics:
    • Matriculated Sandringham High School 1974
    • BA Degree, University of the Witwatersrand (1978
    • BA Honours, University of the Witwatersrand (1979)
    • MA Development Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (1984)
    • MSc Agricultural Development (with Distinction), Wye College, University of London, 1995
  • Training:
    • Covey – Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
    • Covey – Four Habits of Leadership
    • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Masters Training (Spain)
    • Job Evaluation Panel Training – Gauteng Provincial Government
    • Mastering People Management – Gauteng Provincial Government
    • Labour Relations Training – Gauteng Provincial Government
    • WWF Training course on Resource Economics
    • PPP Training – National Treasury
    • Presidential Strategic Leadership Programme (PSLDP) Modules on Strategic Management and Project Management
    • Coaching -  Coaching Training International   

Career / memberships / positions / other activities

  • Positions:
    • 2010 – 2011: Deputy Director General - Climate Change
    • 2004 – 2010: Deputy Director General Environmental Quality and Protection, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
    • 1997 – 2004: Head of Branch: Sustainable Use of the Environment. Gauteng Provincial Government. Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs (Chief Director level)
    • 1994 –1997: Special Adviser, Minister of Land Affairs
    • 1990 – 1994 Director, National Land Committee:
    • 1984 – 1990 Fieldworker, Transvaal Rural Action Committee
    • 1980 – 1984 Resource Centre Manager, Wits University
  • Other activities
    • Board Member National Research Foundation 2014
    • Co-Chair Education and Skills Task Team for the Presidential Business Working Group 2013 - 2014
    • Adjudicator Nedbank Capital Sustainable Development Awards 2013 and 2014
    • Adjudicator Mail and Guardian Greening the Future 2014
    • Member of Institute of Directors Sustainable Development Forum 2013
    • Member of the GRI Advisory Committee 2014
    • Trustee – Indalo Yethu 2006 to 2011
    • Board member of the South African Weather Services 2006 to 2011
    • Board member of the National Nuclear Regulator 2007 to 2011
    • Board member of the Minerals and Mining Development Board 2007 to 2011
    • Board Member of the National Botanical Institute, 2003
    • DACEL Representative on the Board of the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), 1998 to 2002, and member of the MEC’s Advisory Committee on the GTA.
    • Chairperson of the Project Management Committee of the Greening the Summit Project (2002 – 2003)
    • DACEL Representative to the IUCN Country Committee
    • Expert Member of the Development and Planning Commission, 1996 – 1998
    • Trustee, Restitution Trust 1996 – 1998
    • NLC Representative in the Local Government Negotiations, 1993
    • Member of the Board of the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre, 1994 – 1996
    • Representative of the TIC to Codesa Working Group 4, 1992 – 1993
    • ANC Land Committee Member, 1990 – 1996
    • Chairperson and Deputy Chair Person of the UDF affiliated Johannesburg Democratic Action Committee (1985 to 1987)

Mr Fundisile Mketeni 

Current position

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): South African National Parks (SANParks).

Career / memberships / positions / other activities

Fundisile Mketeni holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and has 25 years’ experience in the field of Environmental Management and Biodiversity and Conservation.

He has a wealth of experience in the development and management of protected areas, tourism development and management, conservation of biodiversity and public sector management.

He started his career as a Trainee Manager, Manager for some of the Eastern Cape Reserves, later moving to SANParks as the Park Manager of the Addo Elephant National Park. He worked in Addo at a time when major tourism development, concession and community beneficiation initiatives were being undertaken.

Mr Mketeni’s career at SANParks saw him serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the 19 National Parks except the Kruger National Parks, and acted as Executive Director:  Parks before taking up the position of DDG: Biodiversity and Conservation in the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2004.

He has played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of South Africa’s rhino anti-poaching legislation and policies, headed the Rhino Issue Management Process and lead the South African negotiating teams to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Mr Mketeni also played a leading role in the development and implementation of the country’s Elephant Management Plan, and has lead South African negotiating teams to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

Besides working to expand and consolidate the network of national protected areas, ensuring that communities benefit from protected areas and playing a leading role in the People and Parks programme and the efficacy of World Heritage Sites in South Africa, he has pursued the reintegration of ecosystems across borders through the development of Transfrontier Conservation Areas within Southern Africa, and across Africa.

He spent the last 10 years with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as the Deputy Director General (DDG): Biodiversity and Conservation. It is in this role that Fundisile honed his skills on Policy and Legislation Development, Intergovernmental Coordination and Relations and International Negotiations and Relations. He served as a Board member of South African National Parks and Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and is currently serving as a Board member of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).


Mr Mketeni, also served as a Board member of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), was a member of the National Lotteries Board’s Heritage and Environmental Distibution Agency.  He is presently the chair of the South African National Committee of the International Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Bureau Member for Africa of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established in 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body committed to the credible assessment of the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services these systems provide to society.

Ms Lize McCourt


Marital status: Married

Current position

Chief Operating Officer (COO): South African National Parks (SANParks).

 Academic qualification

  • BA Degree (1989)
  • Diploma in Higher Education
  • Honours Degree in Geography (1991)

Positions / career / memberships / other activities

Johanna Elizabeth joined the public service in 1992 as a teacher, She is now the Chief Operating Officer for SANParks. She participated in the following structures.

  • Council of Geo Science Board member
  • Task Team member of the Infrastructure Task Team of the Economic Cluster of Cabinet
  • Task Team convener of the Strategically Important Development task team of the Infrastructure Cluster of Cabinet
  • MINTECH environment – Working Group Chair for the Working Group on Environmental Impact Management
  • Coordinator of the Task Team on integration of water and environment regulatory processes
  • Member of the Committee on Environmental Coordination (CEC) – sub-committee: Law reform

International cooperation

  • Theme Manager – Danish funded Urban Environmental Management Programme (2005 and ongoing)
  • Theme Manager and Project Manager – Norway South Africa Environmental Cooperation Programme (2005 and ongoing)
  • Member of Provincial (Gauteng) delegation to Botswana and India – Water and Sanitation Study Tour (2003)
  • Leader of DEAT delegation to Norway – Ministry of Environmental Affairs (2006 and 2008)
  • Leader of DEAT delegation to France and Finland – Study Tour on Nuclear Energy (2007)
  • Leader of DEAT delegation to and presenter at IAIA Conference in Accra (Ghana) (2009)



  • Leader of the task team on inter departmental cooperation on the environmental management of mining (2006 to date)
  • Convener of the inter departmental task team on EIAs and Strategically Important Development  (2007 to date)
  • Leader of the EIA system review process (2005 to date)
  • Convener of the Task Team on Water and Environment Regulatory Functions coordinator
  • Leader of the Environmental Impact Management Strategy Development process (2007 to date)
  • GDACE Representative in the following co-operative governance structures (2000 to 2005):
    • Land Use Task Team
    • Provincial Integrated Development Plan Steering Committee
    • Gauteng Spatial Development Framework Steering Committee
    • Provincial Housing, Water and Sanitation Forum

Mr Khumalo Emmanual Themba



Date of Birth: 18 June 1968
Marital Status: Married

Current position

  • Communications Consultant for Gijima Heavy Machine.
  • Communications and Stakeholder Relations at Almenta Logistics.
  • Member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)

Academic qualifications

  • Leadership Development Programme 2011 – Solstice/Wits Business School/Media (I did not finish course because I left Media24 at the end of November 2011)

  • Media Management Programme 2004 – University of Stellenbosch Business School of Executive Development

  • Diversity management in August 2003 – Naslop (NASPERS) Management Programme

  • Newsroom management ’96 -Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

  • Mass Communication Programme - Egypt, Cairo August/September '95

  • Creative Writing and Analysis '94 - Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

  • Other information: In May, June and July 2003 I did a short course on the philosophy of editorship conducted by Johan De Wet. 

Career / memberships / positions / other activities


  • Editorial Consultant and Columnist for Daily Sun and Sunday Sun 2011 November to 2012 June.
  • Columnist - Bona Magazine form September 1999 to June 2001
  • Senior Journalist  / columnist - Next Magazine
  • Journalist / Columnist (Bureau Chief)/ Deputy Editor - Next magazine
  • Reporter - School Talk community newspaper - 1990 to 1991
  • Drama Teacher and Public Relations Officer - Cosac Drama Academy - 1988 to 1990
  • Founder member and PR of the then Diepmeadow Sports Development Programme. My duties involved preparing press releases and canvassing for sponsorships.
  • Wrote a radio column for City Press Groove and contributed cover stories from November 2000 to June 2001. I also subbed and rewrote copy for City press Groove.
  • Wrote on a freelance basis, for a German publication, GEO MAGAZINE ('93).
  • Columnist and features writer for the now defunct Soweto Globe newspaper.
  • From 1995 to 1996, I had a slot on SA FM’s Big Brunch every Saturday morning.
  • In mid-1996 helped establish the then Tropical Community Radio in Soweto.
  • In 1995 I helped re-establish Soweto News. It closed down due to financial challenges.

Mrs Fikile Futwa


Marital Status: Married

Current position 

  • Discovery Limited:
    • Executive Associate to Group Financial Director
    • Head of Group Accounting and Financial Management
    • Head of Topp (CA) SA

Academic qualifications:

  • 2003: Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountant (SAICA)
  • 2002: PAAB Qualifying Examination (1st attempt)
  • 2001: SAICA Qualifying Examination (1st attempt)
  • 2001: Advance six months course in Auditing APT (RAU & UCT)
  • 1999: Postgraduate diploma in Accounting (DipAcc) Natal University (Durban)
  • 1997: BCom (Accounting) Natal University (Durban)
  • 1994: Matric (Grade 12) Exemption Siyamukela High School (Newcastle)

Academic achievements

  • Best student in Economics, Accounting and Business Economics in Matric class,
  • Awarded scholarship for good matric results by University of Natal;
  • Dean’s commendation award for outstanding academic performance in 1st year;
  • Award for consistent performance by EMEC programme (1997)

Career / memberships / positions / other activities


  • Soul City Institute Board member and Chairperson of Audit, Finance and Risk Committee (2013 to date)
  • Mentor in the SAICA Black entrepreneur initiative (2011),
  • Mentor ABASA Leadership programme (2012)
  • Mentor is Alexandra Education Committee Programme (from 2012 to date)
  • Volunteer - Akani school in Diepsloot (3rd Saturday every month) (from 2012 -2013).
  • Feature in various media articles i.e. Destiny magazine – Young and Powerful in Business, Sowetan newspaper, Soul magazine – Success tips feature.
  • Senior Financial Advisor,  Eskom Holdings Limited - 2005 to 2010
  • Financial Analyst: Corporate Finance, Anglo American Corporation of SA - 2003 to 2005

Ms Khungeka Njobe


Date of birth: 6 July 1970

Academic qualifications

  • 1997: Masters of Science in Zoology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1993: Bachelor of Science and Honors, Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A 
  • 1991: Associate Arts Degree, Santa Monica College, California, U.S.A 
  • 2005: Mastering Technology Enterprises (MTE) - a management development programme, Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland 

Positions / career / memberships / other activities

  • Founder of Kay Ann Group (November 2013) an investment holding business with an arm on investments, an operating business on water and a consulting business offering services in environment, water and R&D, technology and innovation.
  • Served as the Managing Director of Aveng Water a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aveng Group which focussed on water treatment. She was also member of the Aveng Group Executive Committee (EXCO).
  • Group Executive at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and a member of the Executive Management Committee (EXCO).
  • Executive Director of Environmentek Business Unit which subsequently became the Natural Resources and Environment Business Unit.
  • Worked for the National Botanical Institute (now the South African Biodiversity Institute)
  • worked for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and
  • Worked for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology.
  • In May 2013 she was appointed the Chairperson of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).
  • Ms Njobe is also a Director of Safcol and Chairs its HR & REMCO.
  • In June 2014, she joined the council of the University of Stellenbosch.


Awards / decorations / presentations / bursaries


  • In 2007 she was presented by Tuks Alumni Board with a Laureate Award.
  • In 2009, Ms Njobe was voted the Most Influential Woman (MIW) in the category of public institutions and enterprises.

Mrs Beryl Delores Ferguson

Academic qualifications

  • 1973: Junior Certificate, Chris Jan Botha High School, Johannesburg
  • 1985 / 6: Subjects studied, Damelln, Johannesburg
  • 1985: Certificate In Assertiveness Training
  • 1988: Diploma in Business Management, Executive Education, Cape Town
  • 1989: Diploma in Business Economics, Executive Education, CapeTown
  • 1991: Certificate in Digital Design and Computer Graphics, Hirt and Carter, Cape Town
  • 1995: Sales and Marketing Certificate 
  • 2000: Certificate in Finance for non-Financial Managers, School of Finance, Johannesburg

Carrer / membership / position / other activites


  • GEM: Director- black woman-owned business In Energy & Mining. Responsible for deal making. Actively involved in the strategic direction of the company. Company being wound down. (2000-2012)
  • Lehumo Resources: Executive Chairperson - Nickel mining - Company operational. Actively involved in the strategic direction of the company. Company now being wound down. (2004-2012)
  • Wola Nan I-Past Director: (NGO-a caring response to AIDS)- 2006-2008 (2years- re-elected). (Old not avail myself for re-election) Member of the Performance Assessment & Remuneration Committee
  • WHEAT: Chairperson Women1s Hope & Educational Trust
  • University of the Western Cape- (1999-2009)
    • Chairperson of University Council since February 2006 - 2010
    • Chairperson of Audit committee -1999- Dec -2002
    • Member of Finance Committee -1999- D@c -2002
    • Chairperson of Remuneration and Performance of Senior Executives Committee Council
    • Representative - Disciplinary Committee for senior academics 
    • Chairperson of the Membership Committee
    • As the Chairperson, 1 had to chair most sub-committees.
  • WESGRO: Western Cape Trade Promotion and Investment Agency- (2004-2010),  Member of EXCO (re-elected) served as the Deputy Chairperson
    • Chairperson of the Human Resource & Remuneration Committee.
  • Dept. of Transport, Public Works and Property Management-(2002 -2008): Served on the task team responsible for writing the Provincial Green Paper, now White Paper 'The Management of Provincial Property'.
  • Appointed by the Minister of Transport & Public Works to serve on the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee
  • Appointed in the Department of Health by the Minister in the same capacity as In the Department of Transport and Public Works. - Monitoring and Evaluation • 2008
  • Growth and Development summit: Facilitator of the steering committee for the Position Paper on Women's Participation in the Growth and Development Summit. (2003)
  • Thebe Risk Services (Subsidiary of Thebe Investment)- (Insurance): non-executive Director.
  • Zip- Zap Circus: Trustee - an NGO working with children from disadvantage backgrounds including children, living with HIV- Aids, teaching them the advantages of circus. (2008) 
  • Wentworth Foundation (KZN): Chairperson- NGO- Assisting and treating children from disadvantage backgrounds who are born with cleft palates. Mainly children halllng from rural KZN. (2013)
  • Sandown Motor Holdings (Mercedes Benz): Non-executive Director
    • Chair of the Transformation Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee (2007) 
  • Parliament of South Africa: Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. Served on the Portfolio committees of Energy, the Portfolio Committee of Water and Environment and the Ad Hoc Committee IT. (2012·2014) 

Mr Mongezi India


Date of Birth: 02 December 1962

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws ( LLB) , not completed -University of South Africa, presently

  • National Diploma in Security Risk Management- UNISA , 1999- 2007

  • Diploma in Aviation Security Management with Aviation Training and

  • Development Institute of Canada - 2005-2007

  • Project Management Certificate - University of Pretoria , 2000

  • Programme in Economics and Public Finance - UNISA , 2002

  • Disaster and Communication Management Certificate- USA in Washington DC, 2001

  • Military:

    • African National Congress Military Wing ( MK), specialisation on Millitary and Combat Work (Military  Intelligence) and South African

    • Congress of Trade Unions ( SACTU) in Lesotho 1983 and Angola 1986, respectively.
    • SANDF Military and Defence Intelligence training- Oudtshoorn, Fontana , respectively 1995
    • Police Traffic Diploma- Johannesburg Traffic Academy- 1997
    • AVIATION: Diploma in Aviation Security Management:
    • Aviation Security Management Certificate- Singapore, 2000
    • Aviation Security Supervision Course Certificate - Kenya, 2003
    • Senior Aviation Security Management Course Certificate- Florida in USA, 2004
    • Airports Security Operations Course Certificate- Canada, 2004

Career / memberships / positions / other activities


  • 1983: Car Distributors Assembly, now Mercedes Benz of SA as a Dispatch Clerk
  • 1983: Joined the African National Congress in Lesotho
  • 1994: Coordinator for Voter Education in the Western Cape ( Swedish - Olof Palme International Centre Assistance Project)
  • 1994: Integrated in the SANDF Defence Intelligence, as a Defence Intelligence Practitioner
  • 1997: Appointed as a Manager of Public Safety (Traffic; Road Management and Security) in Edenvale Town Council
  • 1998 -2000: Executive Manager Public Safety (Coordination; Planning and Developing Policies on Road Safety issues; Safety and Security issues) in the Khayalami Metropolitan Council
  • 2001 - 2002: Interim Law enforcement co-coordinator for East Rand Metro Councils
  • 2002 - 2003: Appointed as the First Chief of Police of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department
  • 2003- Joined the South African Civil Aviation Authority as the General Manager Aviation Security.
  • 2004 - 2009: Appointed by the Minister of Transport as the Chief: Civil Aviation Security for the Republic of South Africa.
  • 2004 - 2006: Acting Chief Executive Officer for the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
  • 2009- 2012 : Seconded by the South African government to the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), specialised Agency of African Union on Aviation, to Co-coordinat Aviation security and develop Security strategy for the African continent.
  • 2013: Managing Director of Incomar Aerospace and Defence Systems ( IADS).
  • Memberships:
    • Former Member of the National Council for Correctional Services that advises the Minister of Correctional Services on Paroles of long-term prisoners and Policy issues.
    • Former Representative of the Republic of South Africa in the Aviation Security Panel of Experts of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) United Nation's specialised agency on Aviation.
    • Former Chairperson of the SADC Aviation Security Working Group
    • Reserve force member of the South African Air Force.
    • Member of South African Civil Aviation Board ( SACAA)
  • Major projects/ assignments involved in:
    • 2001-2002- Established and integrated 8 cities of the then East Rand council to new police department, later known as Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD).
    • 2004 - Compiled the National Aviation Security Plan for the Republic of South Africa and later approved by the Minister of Transport and considered by the Cabinet.
    • Developed Aviation Security Strategy (known as African Aviation Security Road Map), approved by the Minister's of Africa, responsible for Aviation and considered by Head of States of Africa (2011).

Mrs Thandiwe Godongwana


Birth Date:10 July 1969

Marital Status: Married

Academic qualifications

  • December 1990: Damelin Business Management Diploma
  • December 1996: UNISA BED
  • December 1991: University of Fort hare HDE
  • December 1990: University of Fort Hare Degree, Bachelor of Science
  • Currently 2014: MSc Quantitative Finance

Career / memberships / other activities


  • Premier Hotel OR Tambo ( Director)
  • Closure and rehab solutions (Director)
  • Ikhwezi Neuro Clinic which provides support for rehabilitation and addiction (ex -Board member)
  • New Invest 119 (Pty) Ltd, a company involved in cleaning services (ex- Board member)
  • Foxtech-Ikhwezi Manufacturing, a company that supplies Daimler Chrysler of South Africa - (ex - Board member)
  • NBI Advisory Board which drives the Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) in partnership with the Department of Education and the private sector (ex-Board member)
  • Ikhwezi Investment Holdings, Ditulo Furnishers (a subsidiary of Ikhwezi Investment Holdings) (Board member)
  • Pan African Benefit Services a company who provides in benefit consulting , investment consulting, actuar; and administration
  • Executive Director; Benefit Recovery Services (pty) Ltd - 2008 to 2010
  • Director; I litha Consulting, 2000 - 2004
  • 1997 - 2002:
    • South African Post Office -- Manager - pensions
    • Payment of Social Grants (R±l5 Million)
    • Client Liaison with Government Departments
  • September 1994 - June 1997:
    • Old Mutual - Client Service Manager
    • Managing a portfolio of clients
    • Secretarial & Tra ining services to Trustees
  • April 1994 - August 1994:
    • AECI- Laboratory Technician
    • Research and analysis of various products
  • 1988 - 1989:
    • Johnson and Johnson (East London) - Laboratory Assistant
    • Quality and Quantity Assurance
  • 1992-1994: Educator Mathematics and Physical Science (standard 9 & 10) 

Dr Matlotleng Matlou

Academic qualification

  • 2011-2012: BPhil in Knowledge Management, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.
  • 1986-1992: Ph.D Sociology, University of Essex, Colchester-England.
  • Dissertation- 'Refugee Policy in Botswana (1958-1989): The interaction between state security; refugee agency interests and refugee needs' .
  • 1979-1980: M.A. International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury-England.
  • Dissertation- 'A failed attempt to integrate: an analysis of the East African Community' .
  • 1976-1979: B.A. Political Science with Geography, University of Ghana, Accra-Ghana.
  • Dissertation- 'A comparative analysis of the battle of Isandlwana (1897); Sharpeville riots (1960) and Soweto crisis (1976):
  • 1974-1976: G.C.E. 'A' level in four subjects, Presbyterian Secondary School , Accra-Ghana.
  • 1970-1974: G.C.E. '0' level in seven subjects, Aquinas Secondary School, Accra-Ghana.

Career / memeberships / positions / board and council appointments / other activites

  • January 2013: Columnist, The African Envoy,, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • September 2012: Non-Executive Director, Excelsior Afrika Consulting, Tshwane, South Africa; Member
  • Governing Council, African Centre for Security and Strategic Studies Nairobi, Kenya; Adjunct Faculty
  • African Graduate School of Management and Leadership, Accra, Ghana
  • February 2010: Research Fellow, Centre for African Studies, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • September 2007: August 2012, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Institute of South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa
  • Overall Achievements of AISA 2008-2012. Our research team has over the past four years undertaken fieldwork in over 30 African countries; 115 journal articles; 120 policy briefs; II 0 conferences, seminars and workshops; 36 monographs and occasional papers; 55 books/book chapters; and over 300 media appearances. Our peer-reviewed Afr ica Insight journal is published 4 times annually
  • May 2000- August 2007, Deputy Director-General: Tourism, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Tshwane, South Africa
  • Tourism Ministers in March 2004. I sat on the Steering Committees driving the implementation of the plans
  • Tourism Charter Council from October 2005-August 2007
  • World Tourism Organisation 2000-2007.
  • April 1998-April 2000, Chief Director: Migration, Department of Home Affairs, Tshwane, South Africa. In addition to the duties of Admission and Aliens Control infra, also covered the following
  • August 1997 - March 1998 Chief Director: Admissions and Aliens Control, Department of Home Affairs, Tshwane, South Africa
  • May 1995 - August 1997, Adviser/Consultant to the Premier and Director General, Northern Cape Province, Kimberley - South Africa
  • Sept 1994 - April 1995, Office Manager (Part-time): Sekati Attorneys, Johannesburg- South Africa.
  • Aug. 1993 - Aug. 1994, Field Officer: United Nations Volunteer attached to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruiru/Nairobi-Kenya.
  • Aug. 1992- July 1993, Volunteer Advice Worker, Citizens Advice Bureau, Oxford-England.
  • Sept. 1992- July 1993, Membership Secretary, United Nations Association (UNA), ford-England.
  • 1981 - 1986, Lecturer and Counsellor, University of Liberia. Monrovia-Liberia.
  • 1980- 1981, Teacher and Counsellor, Accra High School, Accra-Ghana.
  • 1977- 1979, Regional Co-ordinator: Voluntary Workcamp Association, Accra-Ghana (Part-time).
  • 1971- 1979, as a student in Ghana, I undertook voluntary work on rural and urban development projects during my long vacations (July to September). Involved in anti-Apartheid acti vities and the Students Movement for African Unity.
  • Founder member of both the Refugee Self-Help Organization and Southern African Association in Liberia.Served as Chairperson (1981-1983) and Vice-President (1984-1986) respectively, undertook various types of developmental and recreational projects, benefiting both members and the general public.
  • Board and council apppointments:
    • Waterberg Business Forum (2013-)
    • Ministerial Panel on the National Development Plan 2030 Vis ion, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa (20 12-)
    • Foundation for the Development of Africa (2008-)
    • International Air Services Licensing Council, Tshwane, South Africa (2008-2011)
    • Africa Institute of South Africa Council, Tshwane, South Africa (2007 -20 12)
    • South African Democracy Education Trust (2007-20 13)
    • FairTrade Tourism South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa (2007- 2012; Chairperson of Board since 2009)
    • Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (2007)
    • Tourism Empowennent Council, Tshwane, South Africa (2004-2007)
    • Regional Organisation for Tourism in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000-2007)
    • Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation, Mahe, Seychelles; Muscat, Oman (2000-2007)
    • Africa Travel Association, New York, United States (2000-2007)
    • South African Tourism Board, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000-2006)
    • Johannesburg World Summit Company, Johannesburg, South Africa (200 1-2004).

Appropriate management and training courses attended

  • 27 August- 6 September 2012, Professional Programme for African Scholars, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China.
  • 20-21 October 2011, Emotional Intelligence, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • 6-9 April 2010, Study tour of academic institutions, think tanks and government departments, Paris, France.
  • 29 June-3 July 2009, Summer School on labour economics for development organised by the International Labour Organisation, International Training Centre, Turin, Italy.
  • July 2008-September 2009, Beginners and Intermediate French course, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • April-July 2003, Beginners French course, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • 1-7 July 2003, Making Markets Work, jointly organised by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, John F
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA., Held in Johannesburg, South Africa. 26-28 November 2002, Thinking Skills course, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 24 July-4 August 2000, Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa, jointly organised by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, John F Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, USA. Held in the United States of America.
  • 29 November-10 December 1999, Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa, jointly organised by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, John F Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, USA. Held in South Africa.
  • 12-14 April 2000, follow up workshop on the International Migration Policy and Law Courses for Southern Africa organised by the International Organisation for Migration, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 7-20 August 1999, Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa, jointly organised by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, John F Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, USA. Held in South Africa.
  • 20-30 April1999, The International Migration Policy and Law Courses for Southern Africa,jointly organised by the UN Population Fund, UN Institute for Training and Research and the International Organisation for Migration, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • 10-12 March 1999, Policy Skills for Public Sector Managers, Centre for Development Enterprise, Dikhololo, North West Province, South Africa.
  • November 1998 and January 1999 (three days), Project Management course organised by the National Crime Prevention Strategy Secretariat, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • 8-9 June 1998, Managing Quality Services and Customer Care, South African Management Development Institute, King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
  • January-December 1998, Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Headquarters in the United States of America.
  • 22-31 October 1997, Study tour of customs, immigration and police facilities in Miami, USA. Consequently I was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police for the year 1998.
  • 2-4 July 1997, National Council of Provinces Staff Workshop, Cape Town.
  • 4- 8 March 1996, Communication Officers Course, South African Communications Service, Kimberley.
  • 20 November-1 December 1995, Quality and Productivity Improvement in the Public Service. A Commonwealth Seminar, Civil Service Institute, Singapore.
  • June 1995- TOAST MASTERS International , Kimberley Branch. Speech writing, public speaking, debating and evaluation of these activities as performed by other club members. From June 1996- August 1997, Vice President - membership of the Club.
  • March (two days) 1994, Development of training courses for UNHCR workers. UNHCR Branch Office, NairobiKenya.
  • February (one week) 1994, Computer course on Local Area Networks. UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi-Kenya.
  • January (four days) 1994, Stress Management for UN employees working in high risk areas. UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi-Kenya.
  • September 1993, UNHCR 's Administrative and Financial Management Systems. UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi Kenya.
  • Sept. 1991-April 1992, National Vocational Qualification, Information Processing - Levels I & II. Databases, Desktop Publishing, Electronic Mail, Faxes, Spreadsheets and Word processing. Oxford College of Further College, Oxford-England.
  • July 1990, Practitioner training summer school for people working with refugees. Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford-England.
  • November-December (Two Weeks) 1989, Two part course in
    • Interpersonal skills in assisting refugees and
    • Stress Management in health and welfare work with refugees. Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford-England.
  • July 1988 - April 1989, Research Affiliate: during fieldwork for my doctoral thesis. National Institute of Research, University of Botswana, Gaborone-Botswana.
  • July-December 1987, Visiting Study Fellow: course work and preparation for fieldwork in Botswana. Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford-England.

International participation: conferences /  seminars / papers

  • Elections in Africa: Give us this day our daily bread and all our prayers will be answered! Presented to the Electoral Management Bodies and Democratic Consolidation in Africa: is the continent on the right path?Annual Colloquium, Uni versity of South Africa, Tshwane, 15-17 October 2014.
  • Managing Democratic Elections: A Sisyphean Endeavour or Not? Presented to the Executive Programme for Commissioners under the Management of Democratic Elections in Africa Programme Cohort, Institute of African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Tshwane, 26 August 2014.
  • Whither Africa on Media Advocacy and Coverage ? Presented to the Executive Programme for Commissioners under the Management of Democratic Elections in Africa Programme Cohort, Institute of African Renaissance studies, University of South Africa, Tshwane, 27 August 2014. Presented on Strengthening Civil Society as a vehicle for meeting the objectives of the African Union Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance to the Management of Democratic Elections in Africa programme cohort.
  • Institute of African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Tshwane, 25 July 2014.
  • Presented on The Second Coming- What would Rolihlahla Madiba Mandel a do differently to the Management of Democratic Elections in Africa programme cohort. Institute of African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Tshwane, 18 July 2014.
  • Presented on Developing Tourism in Africa: whither the role of Information Communication Technology. To the USA Africa Air Transportation Summit Miami, United States of America, 21-22 May 2014.
  • Presented on African and African Diaspora Political Economy: how do we capture their commanding heights? To the International Colloquium on Toward a new Pan-Africanism: deploying anthropology, archaeology, history and philosophy in the service of Africa and the Diaspora, Kingston, Jamaica, 23-25 April 2014.
  • Presented on Africa China media cooperation: challenges and opportunities in communication and development of both regions, to the Africa China Media Seminar, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 18 November 2013.
  • Presented on Creating a Tourism Knowledge Platform within Africa: Featuring Medical Tourism Who is Curing Who? And When the Cat is away the M.l.C.E Come Out to Play! to a Tourism Entrepreneurs and Public.
  • Officials Workshop, Abuja, Nigeria, 21 March 2013 .
  • Participated in the 7'11 African, Caribbean and Pacific Summit-The Future of the ACP Group in a changing world: challenges and opportunities, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 13-14 December 2012.
  • Presented on Whither Soft Power in the realist world: a case of South Africa post-1 994? To the Soft Power in Ethiopia conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 November 2012.
  • Presented on A Review of the Global Africa Diaspora Summit of25 May 2012. To the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization and University of Missouri, conference on Africa and the Diaspora in the New Millennium, St Louis, United States, 30 October - 1 November 2012.
  • Presented on A Historical Overview of the Africa and Emerging Powers Partnerships. To the International School Diplomatic Training Programme on Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Tshwane, South Africa, 16 October 2012.
  • Presented on Growing by Learning: Creating a Knowledge Platfo1m within the BRICS - what Benefits and Challenges for Africa? To the Association of Black and Security Professionals Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 September 2012.
  • Facilitator for the World Bank Group Consultations: Global Partnership for Enhanced Social Accountability (GPESA), Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 February 2012.
  • Chaired the Economic Development Commission at the 7111 Turkey Africa International Congress: Multidimensional struggle for Africa. Khartoum, Sudan, 18-19 January 2012.
  • Presented on Emerging powers and Africa: partners in economic development or new masters? To the UNDP RBAUNITAR conference on emerging partners and Africa - key trade and investment issues. Dakar, Senegal, 13-14 December 2011.
  • Panellist on Zambia new government, new policies implications for business, Africa Frontiers Forum, hosted by the Frontier Advisor and Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Johannesburg, South Africa, 07 December 2011 .
  • Presented on Global Partnerships: how can BRICS membership aid South Africa meet its developmental needs? To the International Forum on surmounting the middle income trap - China in the next decade. Haikou, China. 29-30 October 2011 .
  • Presentation to the Ekurhuleni Captains of Industry Forum on Africa is ready for business- will South Africa take advantage or not? A casestudy of tourism. Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 October 2011.
  • Presentation on Health tourism a growth opportunity for South Africa. To the 71th Annual World Health Tourism Congress. Durban, South Africa, 16-17 October 2011.
  • Presented on Business Tourism an opportunity to enhance infrastructure development in African cities, to the Second Mayors and Municipal Authorities Summit. Cape Town, South Africa, 25-26 August 2011.
  • Presented on Relations between Africa and Emerging Partners- who benefits most?; to the International Conference on Africa China relations and public diplomacy. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 15-16 August 2011.
  • Presented on Business Tourism a growth opportunity for Africa to the Africa Trade, Industry and Investment Exhibition. Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-28 July 2011.
  • Panel list at the launch of World Bank Publication - South Africa Economic Update: Savings, Investment and Inclusive Growth, Tshwane, 21 July 2011.
  • Presented on Globalisation and domestic policies - throw the bones and tell the future, whither Africa? to the Estoril Conference. Estoril, Portugal, 4-6 May 2011.
  • Presented an African perspective on China Africa development cooperation at the Understanding China Africa relations Conference of African research institutions and think tanks working on China Africa relations. Nairobi, Kenya, 28-29 March 2011.
  • Presented on Analysing the DRC as a country with great potential through the 2010 Mo Ibrahim report, 5th African Economic Forum. Cape Town, South Africa, 08 March 2011.
  • Presented a paper on Is Africa doomed to be at the bottom of the global deve lopment hierarchy: a question for African think tanks? at the African conference of think tanks: policies for a better future. Cairo, Egypt 08-09 November 2010.
  • Presented a paper on Elements of a continental action plan for diplomatic training and research initiatives at a joint conference on Regional integration in Ati·ica: bridging the North-Sahara di vide of the Africa Institute of South Africa and Partners in Development. Cairo, Egypt, 05-07 November 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled the Modern African scholar at a seminar organised by the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa. Shanghai, China, 27 October 2010.
  • Presented a paper on African political scenarios in 2010 and beyond, at the international colloquium on Global Africans, pan-Africanism, decolonisation and integration of Africa- past, present and future, organised by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization. Abuja Nigeria, 21-24 September 2010.
  • Participated in the Africa Progress conference and presented on international migration between Africa and Europe, organised by the IDEAS Foundation, PSOE and ANC. Madrid, Spain, 19 July 2010.
  • Participated in the Security and transnational challenges in the vast region of the Sahel, North and West Africa conference and presented on security challenges in Africa , organised by the African Federation for Strategic Studies. Tangiers, Morocco, 28-29 June 2010.
  • Facilitator for the Renewing the World Bank Strategy for Africa consultations in the Southern African sub-region, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1 June 2010.
  • Presented a paper on Global migration seen through African eyes, at the Kansas City Community College. Kansas City, United States, 04 May 2010.
  • Presented a paper on International migration: the opportunities and challenges for harnessing knowledge for development, at the international workshop of skilled diasporas and transnational flow of knowledge and resources, organised by the Migrations Studies Programme. Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 April- 01 May 2010.
  • Participated in an international seminar on 50 years of independence, organised by the government of Senegal. Dakar, Senegal, 02 April 2010.
  • Presented concluding remarks during the inauguration of the China-Africa joint research and exchange program, under the Forum for China Africa Cooperation. Beijing, China 30-31 March 2010.
  • Participated in the I 51 international symposium on security in Africa: challenges and prospects, organised by the African Federation for Strategic Studies. Marrakech, Morocco, 28-30 January 2010.
  • Presented on how can think tanks enhance regional dialogue, at the 5111 Turkey Africa international congress on the role of civil society and think tanks in the development of Turkey-Africa relations. Istanbul , Turkey, 19-21 November 2009.
  • Facilitated launch of World Bank and other partners report-A Development Dialogue on Africa's Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation, 16 November 2009, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Chaired the Youth as agents of change in human rights education panel on at the 2009 Lisbon Forum on creating a culture of human rights through education of the North South Centre. Lisbon, Portugal, 13-14 November 2009.
  • Rapporteur for the Migrant integration, reintegration and circulation for development roundtable during the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum for Migration and Development. Athens, Greece, 2-3 November 2009.
  • Participated in the Prospects for Nigeria conference. Chipping Norton. England, 1-3 October 2009.
  • Participated in the Symposium on the United States of Africa organised by the government of Senegal. Dakar, Senegal, 27-30 July 2009.
  • Participated in the World Social Science Forum. Bergen, Norway, 9-12 May 2009.
  • Presented on "advancing and integrating African values, ethics and norms in the interest of Africans and the African Diaspora" Black History Month Celebrations, University of lbadan. fbadan, Nigeria, 26 February 2009.
  • Presented on Modalities for South South Cooperation in engendering linkages between research and policy making, at the international conference on the role of think tanks in developing countries: challenges and solutions. Cairo, Egypt, 17 January 2009.
  • Presented on the role of policy development in Africa, Foreign Service Institute. Nairobi, Kenya, 10 December 2008.
  • Presented on African continental and regional governance challenges and perspectives - the Diaspora dimension, Centre for Policy Studies. Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 November 2008.
  • Presented on Africa a rebirth: opportunities and challenges, the role of the Diaspora, conference on the African Diaspora, University of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 November 2008.
  • Presented on Africa and Turkey cooperating in the implementation of the NEPAD Tourism Action Plan, to a conference of African and Turkish CSOs. Istanbul, Turkey, 18 August 2008.
  • Presented on Opportunities for tourism, trade and investment in Africa at the Local Economic Development Week. Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 May 2008.
  • Presented on Africa-South America Relations: Potentials for the future, Africa and South America workshop. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13 May 2008.
  • Presented on Responsibility to Protect - the way forward for Africa as a means for democracy and good governance, Human Rights Workshop. Kempton Park, South Africa, 28 April 2008.
  • Presented on South South cooperation- relations between African and China to the Seminar on I 0 years of bilateral relations between South Africa and China. Beijing, China, 22 April 2008.
  • Presented on the role of South Africa, China and India in Africa's development, United Nations Global Compact workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 March 2008.
  • Presented on Black History Month and its Relevance for Africa, Jazz Africa Heritage workshop, NW Parks and Tourism. Mafikeng, South Africa, 22 February 2008.
  • Presented on Balancing civil and political rights with social and economic rights to the North-South Centre in cooperation with the Venice Commission and the Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Lisbon, Portugal, 16-17 November 2007.
  • Presented on Africa and its Diaspora: opportunities for a partnership and rebirth of the Pan-African dream, to the Global Leadership Peace Summit of the African Diaspora Foundation. Los Angeles, United States of America, 3-7 October 2007.
  • Presented on the NEPAD Tourism Action Plan - what opportunities and threats does it provide? and Marketing Tourism in South Africa to the Regional Investment conference on Tourism for East Africa and Indian Ocean.Kampala, Uganda, 27-29 June 2007.
  • Keynote speaker Medical Tourism Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa, 23-24 November 2006.
  • Panel member dealing with media issues during the TourismAfrica 2006 conference. Geneva, Switzerland, 10-15 September 2006.
  • Led the South African delegation participating in the SADC workshop dealing with the regional Univisa (Schengen type visa). Mbabane, Swaziland, 15-17 May 2006.
  • Panel member representing South Africa at the World Tourism and Travel Council Summit. Washington DC, USA, 9-13 April 2006.
  • Presented on tourism in the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) for the SADC Tourism Ministers meeting. Kasane, Botswana, I July 2002.
  • Presented on a tourism approach to poverty alleviation and spatial development initiatives in South Africa, to the 38th Africa Commission of the World Tourism Organisation 's meeting. Abuja, Nigeria, 27 April 2002.
  • Presented a paper to the Tourism, Ethics and Globalisation seminar. Paris, France, 14 March 2002.
  • Presented a paper on migration development in Africa to the African Focus Conference. Auckland, New Zealand, 16 - 18 November 200 I.
  • Presented a paper on tourism matters in Africa at the Standard Bank International conference. Livingstone, Zambia, 18-20 October 200 I.
  • Participated in the Berne Initiative seminar to discuss international migration issues organised by the government of Switzerland. Berne, Switzerland, 13-15 June 200 I.
  • Presented oneco-tourism matters in South Africa at the African Commission of the World Tourism Organisation conference. Maputo, Mozambique, 4-7 March 2001.
  • Participated in a conference organised by the Organisation of African Unity and UNHCR to mark the 301h anniversa1y of the OAU Refugee Convention. Conakry, Guinea, 26-31 March 2000.
  • Prepared and delivered South Africa's position paper to the 501h Session of EXCOM of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Geneva, Switzerland, 4-8 October 1999.
  • Led the South African delegation during the negotiations of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Ad Hoc
  • Committee on the elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and draft Protocols against the smuggling of Migrants by Land, Air and Sea, and to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in persons especially women and Children. Vie1ma, Austria, 28 June - 9 July 1999.
  • Presented on Sharing the burden of forced migration between Africa and the rest of the world, to Conference on Refugee Policy and Practice, Clark Atlanta University. Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, 8-9 April 1999.
  • Presented on Undermining state security: the criminal activities of West African migrants to South Africa, at the West African Crime conference organised by INTERPOL. Abuja, Nigeria, 24-26 March 1999.
  • Presented on the creation of refugee law the South African experience to the 61 International Refugee Advisory Panel conference. Jerusalem, Israel, 13-16 December 1998.
  • Presented on the Public Service in a Democratic South Africa: A case-study of the Northern Cape Province to the Quality and Productivity Improvement in the Public Service Commonwealth Seminar. Singapore, 20 November to 1 December 1995.
  • Presented on Identity, the Research Process and Methods, Research in Progress in Southern Africa conference. University of York, York-England, March 1990.
  • Refugee Aid and Development: The case of Botswana. Research in Progress in Southern Africa. University of York, York-England, March 1988.
  • Reported to the Department of Political Science, University of Liberia, on the International Conference on Human Rights in Africa: A Triple Heritage. Jos, Nigeria, 18-21 August 1986.
  • Presented on Liberia and Refugees: Towards a Humane understanding of displaced persons to a UNHCR/UNDP workshop. Monrovia, Liberia, 8 August 1981 .
  • Have also presented papers in the fields of Human Rights, Political Science and Refugee Studies, at the Universities of Ghana, Kent, Liberia, Essex, Botswana and Oxford.

Publications including magazines / newspapers, / newsletter / articles / e-publications


  • A Review of the Global Africa Diaspora Summit Declaration, South Africa of 25 May 2012: Another talk shop or a practical agenda for unity and development. Forthcoming.
  • Afterword- A reflection of six decades of AISA 's History in The Africa Institute of South Africa: A Biography. Brown Maaba (ed), Africa Institute of South Africa, Tshwane, 2013.
  • Africa, South of the Sahara, intra- and intercontinental population movements. In The Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration. Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (eds), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, February 2013.
  • Southern Africa, migration, 7'h century to present. In The Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration. Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (eds), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, February 2013.
  • Global Migration and Security: a journey through African eyes. In Global Security After Evil: Assumptions, Fallacies, Myths and Realities of the Pos t-Colonial State. Ewa Unoke {ed). Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, 2012.
  • Inspiring New Possibi lities Annual Report 2011/12 (editor) Africa Instit ute of South Africa, July 2012, Tshwane,South Africa.
  • Africana World: from fragmentation to unity and renaissance. (edited with Mammo Muchie and Sanya Osha) including joint Introduction and Conclusion chapters. Africa Institute of South Africa, Tshwane, May 2012.
  • A Changing Environment: fifty-four countries, one common goal. Annual Report 2010/2011 I (editor) Africa Institute of South Africa, July 2011 , Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Global migration: a j oumey through African eyes. In Kansas City Kansas Community College E-Journal, Vol4 No2, October 20 I 0, Kansas City.
  • Annual Report 2009/ 10 (editor) Africa Institute of South Africa, July 2010, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • "The inter-linkages between global migration flows and development issues: past, present and future trends". Coauthored with Shingirirai Mutanga. In Africa Insight Vol 40, June 2010, AlSA, Tshwane.
  • "The general positive and negative impact of migration on origin. transit and receiving states". Co-authored with
  • Shingirirai Mutanga. In Africa Ins ight Vol 40, June 20 I 0, AISA, Tshwane.
  • Annual Report 2008/09 (editor) Africa Institute of South Africa, July 2009, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Africa a rebirth: opportunities and challenges, the role of the Diaspora. ln Babawale T., Alao A., Omidire F., and Onwumah T., (eds) Teaching and Propagating African and Diaspora History and Culture, Concept Publications, Lagos, 2009.
  • Annual Report 20007/08 (editor) Africa Institute of South Africa, July 2008, Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Africa-South America Relations: past, present and future. Tn Strengthening the Bilatera l; Edited proceedings of the first academic seminar on bilateral relations between Argentina and South Africa, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12-13 May 2008, Institute for Global Dialogue, Johannesburg, June 2009.
  • Advancing and integrating African values, ethics and norms in the interest of Africans and the African Diaspora, Centre for Black Arts and African Civilisation (CBAAC) Occasional Monograph, No 10, Lagos, February 2009.
  • "The creation of Refugee Law: the South African experience" In The Chal lenge of Forced Migration in Southem Africa edited by Zonke Majodina, Africa Institute of South Africa, Tshwane, 2001.
  • "Upsetting the cart: forced migration and gender issues, the African experience'' In Engendering Forced Migration: Theory and Practice edited by Doreen Indra, Berghan Books, 1998.
  • 'How I became a Volunteer Advice Worker.' Annual Report- 1993 Citizens Advice Bureau, Oxford, July 1993.
  • 'Report on the International Symposium on Health care for Displaced Persons and Refugees.' 4-7 December 1988, Washington D.C. Newsletter Vol 6 No 2, February 1989. National Institute of Research, Uni versity of Botswana, Gaborone.
  • Book Reviews on Mozambique: A Cry for Peace by Julian Quan, 1987 and Namibia: A Violation of Trust by Susanne Smith, 1986. Publishers - Oxfam Publications. In Journal of Refugee Studies Vol 2 No 2, 1989, OUP Oxford.
  • 'Contemporary Refugees in Africa: A Problem of the State.' (with Barbara Harrell-Bond and Karim Hussien). in Africa: A Handbook (ed) Sean Moroney. Fact on File Publications, London, 1989.
  • Whither the vision of Marcus Garvey one hundred years after the fonnation of the United Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League and two years after the Global African Diaspora Summit? The Diplomatic Society Newsletter Issue 119, 24 July 2014.
  • International Relations as a vehicle for achieving the vision of Tshwane becoming the African Capital City of Excellence. The Diplomatic Society Newsletter Issue I 04, 18 March 2014.
  • Black History Month- whither civil rights in Africa and the Diaspora. The Diplomatic Society Newsletter Issue 103,21 February 2014.
  • Paper on Should the ACP Group Continue to Exist, and On What Basis? Published at www.epg.acp in October 2013.
  • The Malabo Declaration of the Africa-South America Third Summit: the same of the old! The African Envoy, Vol 17, No 3, March 2013. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Strengthening Relations between Africa and its Diaspora. The African Envoy, Vol 17, No 2, February 2013. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • African, Caribbean and Pacific 7th Summit: the future of the ACP Group in a changing world: challenges and opportunities. Not business as usual! The African Envoy, Vol 17, No I, January 2013. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Salang, Adios, Au Revoir. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, August 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Forum for China Africa Cooperation: opportunities and challenges. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, July 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Who will chair the AU Commission? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, June 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Whither Africa and its Diaspora? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, May 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Whither the state of health of Democracy and Development in Africa. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, April 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Human Rights for all: dream of reality? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, March 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Celebrating Africa and its Diaspora. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, February 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Whither Africa in the year 2012? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, January 2012. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • A review of an eventful year for Africa. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, November/December 2011 . Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Advancement of African Leadership. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, October 2011. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • When Two Elephants (Nigeria and South Africa) fight the grass suffers. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, September 2011. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • AI SA's Audit Report for Financial Year 2010/11. Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, August 2011. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • African Union summit: practical agenda or wishful thinking? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, July 20 11  Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Is Africa indeed ari sing? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, June 2011. Tshwane, South Africa.
  • Is Africa Day, 25 May worth celebrating? Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, Tshwane, South Africa. May 2011.
  • South African General Election: democracy not to be taken for granted! Africa Institute of South Africa Newsletter, Tshwane, South Africa April 2011.
  • Personnel Management Review (PMR) The Tourism Black Economic Empowerment Scorecard, Johannesburg, July 2004.
  • Southern African Tourism Update, Interview on Transformation ofthe Tourism Industry , Johannesburg, Apri1 2004.
  • High standards vital for tourism, in the Business Day, Johannesburg, 10 February 2004.
  • Tourism questions answered, together with Cheryl Carolus, in the Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, 10 October 2003.
  • Tracking transformation - Tourism benefits spread, but pace is slow, Interview in Journal of Southern African Tourism, Johannesburg, June 2003.

Mr Mashine Mokono


Date of Birth: 15 March 1973

Current position

Director: Mashile Mokono Attorneys - Polokwane - January 2012 to Date

Academic qualifications

  • 2010: Part-time studies:Part-time Student at the Polokwane Law School in pursuance of my admission as an Attorney. (January- July 2010)
  • [2003 -Incomplete]: University of Western Cape, Degree: M (Phil) Land and Agrarian Studies)
  • 1995: Damelin Management Schools, Pietersburg, Diploma: Personnel and Training Management
  • 1994-1995: University ofthe Limpop: Degree : LLB II ( Incomplete- only two courses outstanding)
  • 1990-1993: University of the Limpopo, Degree: B. Proc. (Bacculareus Procrutionis- 4 year degree)

Positions / career / memberships / other activities


  • Chairperson of the Limpopo Gambling Board - Feb 2013 to Date
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Audit Committee: Department of International Relations and Corporations- February 2013 to date
  • Managing Director and Sole Shareholder:Maribishi Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Community Facilitator at Coal Of Africa Limited, Feb 2013 to date
  • Legal Advisor at Ubuqotho Integrity Institute (Pty) Ltd for the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) 3 Year Project. Septrember 2013 to August 2015
  • Trustee - Board Of Trust of the Frank Nndwkhulu Ra Vele Development Trust. September 2013 to date
  • Board Member at Zebediela Citrus (Pty) Ltd. September 2013 to Date
  • Director and Trainer at Eccsas Tr.T\In1ng Institute form December 2012 to date
  • Shareholder at Molaodi Development Entreprise (Pty) Ltd form July 2013 to date
  • Director at RDS Consultancy (Pty) Ltd form August 2013 to date
  • Executive Director and Shareholder: Lehumo Africa Investments (Pty) Ldt
  • Managing Director and Shareholder: Pelonolo Development & Resources (Pty) Ltd
  • Consultant: Matome Maponya Investments(Pty)Ltd
  • Regional Land Claims Commissioner : Limpopo (Deputy Director-General)
  • Deputy Director - State Property Holdings
  • Chief Planner-Implementation Unit at the Commissionon Restitution of Land Rights-Gauteng and North-West Office
  • Principal Planner-Restitution Policy at the Department of Land  Affairs-National  Office
  •  [Aug1997-Nov1997]
  • Restitution Officer  (Consultant) at the Land and Agricultural Policy Centre-(Attached to the Department of Land Affairs)
  • Commercial Under writer at the Protea Insurance Company (Johannesburg)
  • Student Lecturer-Department of African Law at the University of Limpopo

Dr Nomakwezi Mzilikazi


Date of birth: 15 September 1978

Current position

Director: SA PhD project, National Research Foundation

Academic qualifications

  • Ph. D. (Zoology), University of KwaZulu - Natal, April 2005
  • M. Sc. (Zoology), University of Natai-Pietermaritzburg, April 2001
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Zoology), University of Transkei, May 1999
  • B. Sc. (Majors: Zoology, Chemistry), University of Transkei, May 1998
  • Matric. Colosa High School, Eastern Cape, December 1994
  • Other: Tropical Ecology Field course, University of Natal and Goterborg University, Sweden,April 2001

Career / memebrship / positions / other activities

  • Ambassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Honorary secretary of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa
  • Member of the advisory board - Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria
  • Member of the advisory board - Bayworld Centre for Research and Education, Port Elizabeth
  • Acting Head of Department (2008-2009), Department of Zoology, NMMU
  • Member of the Science Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, NMMU (2009 -2012)
  • Member of the Research Ethics Committee (Animal), NMMU(2009 -2012)
  • Zoology 151 year co-ordinator, NMMU (2006 - 2012)
  • External examiner (3rd year): Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of Western cape (current)
  • External examiner (3rd and 4th year): Department of Zoology- Walter Sisulu University (current)
  • External examiner (3rd yr): Department of Zoology- University of Fort Hare
  • External examiner (3rd yr): School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • External examiner (MSc): Department of Zoology- University of Cape Town
  • External examiner (MSc): Department of Zoology & Entomology- University of Pretoria
  • External examiner (MSc): School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Reviewer for African Zoology; Journal of Mamma logy, Journal of Thermal biology, American Journal of Physiology; Journal of Comparative Physiology- B; Ostrich; Journal of Experimental Biology; Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Natuurwissenchaften, African Zoology)
  • Grant Reviewer for the National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • Scholarships and fellowships Reviewer for the National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • Volunteer: Annual cape Parrot Day, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004.
  • Member of the International Society of Primatologists; International Hibernation Society; Zoological Society of Southern Africa; Primate Ecology and Genetics Group of South Africa; South African
  • Member of the Veterinary Council

Awards / decorations / presentations / bursaries


  • 2011: Top 40 Under 40 Achiever: Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber
  • 2010: NRF rating
  • 2010: South African Women in Science, Best emerging young woman scientist in the Life Sciences, 2"d runner up
  • 2010 - 2012: NRF/DFG International collaboration grant holder
  • 2007- 2012: Thuthuka grant holder- NRF
  • 2007: Research equipment funding NMMU Council
  • 2006 - 2007: Post doctoral fellowship Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 2006: Post doctoral fellowship National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 2006: Overseas Study Junior Bursary Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • 2006: Seed Research funding Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • 2005: Seed Research Funding Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • 2003: Women in Science Fellowship Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • 2001, 2002 & 2003: Ph.D scholarship canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa
  • 2001- 2003: Ph.D bursary NRF, South Africa
  • 1999 - 2000: M.Sc bursary NRF, South Africa
  • 1998: Honours bursary: FRD, South Africa
  • 1998: Best Zoology Honours student, University of Transkei Zoological Society of Southern Africa.

Thembeka Semane

Personal Profile

I am an astute Business Professional with 13 years working experience in areas of Corporate Strategy, Business Systems Implementation (ISO 9001:2008), Capital Project Financing (compliance and monitoring), Corporate Governance, and Financial Management. I have good research and analytical skills in areas of macro-economics and finance and their impact on corporate strategy direction. I am also passionate about good corporate governance practices and business system improvements. My experience and academic background specifically skills gained during MBA and PDBA studies enable me to provide effective and practical business solution to complex challenges.

Academic Qualifications

Name of Institution: University of Pretoria`s Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs)

  • Status: Incomplete
  • Qualification: MBA

Name of Institution: Institute of Chartered Secretaries – South Africa

  • Status: Currently Studying
  • Qualification: Chartered Company Secretary

Name of Institution: University of Pretoria - Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs)

  • Completed: December 2010
  • Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration [NQF Level 8]

Name of Institution: Institute of Bankers South Africa

  • Completed: 2001
  • Qualification: Certificated Associate of the Institute of Bankers (SA) - CAIB (SA)

Name of Institution: University of Transkei

  • Completed: 1999
  • Qualification: Bcom – Accounting

Name of Institution: University of Natal

  • Completed: 2006
  • Qualification: Customer Service Diploma

Name of Institution: University of South Africa

  • Completed: 2002
  • Completed Course: Auditing theory and practice

Last School Attended: Nyangilizwe High School

  • Period: 1993 - 1995
  • Highest Standard Passed: Matric
  • Subjects: (i) English, (ii) Xhosa, (iii) Biology, (iv) Physical Science, (v)
  • Mathematics (vi) Geography

Work Experience

Name of Employer: South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA)

  • Date: 01 November 2013 to Date
  • Position: Audit Committee Member
  • Reporting to: SAHRA Council

Name of Employer: National Department of Human Settlements

  • Date: 09 December 2010 to 2013
  • Position: Board Member – Office of Disclosure
  • Reporting to: MEC Human Settlements –National Office

Name of Employer: Finance and Fiscal Commission of South Africa

  • Date: 2010 to Date 2013 (Served on others since 2007)
  • Position: Member – Audit Committee
  • Reporting to: Parliament – Republic of South Africa

Name of Employer: Mpumalanga _Department of Human Settlements

  • Date: 1 January 2009 to 2013
  • Position: Board Member – Mpumalanga Provincial Tribunal
  • Reporting to: Provincial MEC- Human Settlements

Name of Employer: Eskom Enterprise Development – Corporate Strategy

  • Date: 1 October 2011 to Date
  • Position: Senior Advisor: Corporate Strategy
  • Reporting to: Senior Manager -Corporate Strategy

Name of Employer: Eskom-Treasury Corporate Division

  • Date: 1June 2008 to October 2011
  • Position: Advisor: Risk and Portfolio Management
  • Reporting to: Corporate Risk Specialist

Name of Employer: Eskom-Generation Division:

  • Date: February 2006 to 30 May 2008
  • Position: Management Accountant

Name of Employer: Eskom-Distribution Division:

  • Date: December 2002 to January 2006
  • Position held: Customer Executive

Name of Employer: ABSA Bank:


  • Date: 01 April 2000 to November 2002
  • Position held: Credit Analyst

Dr Crispian Garth Olver


Place and year of birth: Durban, South Africa – 1959

Memberships, affiliations and sponsorship 

  • Coordinator and Senior Expert Adviser to UNFCCC High Level Panel to Review the Clean Development Mechanism (2012)
  • Judge: Mail and Guardian ‘Greening the Future’ Awards (2011 – 2013)
  • Founder and Director: Essential Amathole, a community based essential oils business in the Eastern Cape (2006 to date)
  • Director: Nehanda (Pty) Ltd, a women’s empowerment and investment company (2007 to date)
  • Founder and Director: Linkd Environmental Services, a public policy consulting business (2008 to date)
  • Director: Tourism Enterprise Programme, a non-profit tourism SME support programme (2007 to 2012)
  • Board member: National Research Foundation (2006 to 2008)
  • Chairman of Panel of Experts appointed by Minister of Environmental Affairs to investigate impact of professional hunting industry on biodiversity management in South Africa (2005 / 06)

Academic qualifications

  • 1983: Bachelor of Science (Med.), University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1988: MBChB, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1996: Regulation of Utilities and Monopolies, Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Washington, United States of America
  • 2005: Finance for Non-financial Managers, Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2010: Business Focused Project Management, Terrapin Training, Johannesburg, South Africa

Awards / decorations / presentations / bursaries

  • South African Association of Public Administration and Management Award for Excellence in Public Service (2005)
  • Winner of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (1997)

Career/ memberships / positions / other activities

  • 1989 – 1992: Director at CORPLAN, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • 1993 – 1994: Programme Manager, Institute for Local Governance and Development, South Africa
  • 1994 – 1996:Chief Director, Reconstruction and Development Programme, Office of the President, South Africa
  • 1996  - 1999:Deputy Director General, Department of Provincial Affairs and Constitutional Development, South Africa
  • 1999 – 2005: Director General, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa
  • 2006 – 2007: Consulting Project Co-ordinator for the Department of Public Enterprises in the Republic of South Africa
  • 2006 – 2008: Chief Executive Officer, Lereko Energy and Mbane Power, South Africa
  • 2007: Facilitator and Project Consultant, the Republic of South Africa
  • 2007 Consulting Team Leader, World Bank in Ethiopia
  • 2007 – 2012: Consulting Project Leader; National Treasury , Development Bank of Southern Africa, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, GTZ - Department of Environmental Affairs - South African Cities Network, World Bank Institute, World Bank, Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry; both in the Republic of South Africa and International.
  • 2008 to date: Managing Director, Linkd Environmental Services, South Africa
  • 2012: Chair of the Technical Working Group, UNFCCC, High Level Panel on the CDM Policy Dialogue, International
  • 2012 – 2013: Project Leader; Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, World Wildlife Fund, South African Local Government Association, Department of Environmental Affairs in the Republic of South Africa.
  • 2011: Consulting Expert; World Bank, Swaziland

Research and publications



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