Our Board Members

The Board of the NLC is appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry and hold office for a period of five years, after which they may be reappointed.

 

The current Board members’ appointment dates are as follows:

  • Ms Kekana 1 September 2013
  • Prof Nevhutanda was re-appointed as Chairperson on 1 August 2017
  • All other members were appointed effective 1 April 2017.

 

The board is chaired by Professor Ntshengedzeni Alfred Nevhutanda and consists of the individuals listed below.

Prof NA Nevhutanda (Chairperson)
Nevhutanda

Education Background

  • Honorary Professorship Environmental Sciences, Eco Energy Academy
  • Phd Education, UNISA
  • Phd Music, University of Pretoria
  • Masters course work
  • Various Diplomas and Certificates

Board Committee Membership

  • Chairperson and Independent Non-Executive Member, (Appointed: 2 December 2009)

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee
  • Board Distributing & DA Committee

Other Directorships

  • Bakgatla Investment Holdings Pty Ltd
  • North West Development Corporation
  • United Industrial Cables
  • Industrialisation Cables

Professional Memberships

  • Member Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA)
Ms A Brown (Minister's Representative)
Nkonyane

Education Background

  • Executive Development Programme, Wits
  • Masters Degree in Development Planning, Wits
  • Bachelor of Primary Education
  • Project Management Diploma, UNISA

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent Non-Executive Member, Minister’s Representative (Appointed: 1 April 2017)

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee
  • Board Distributing & DA Committee

Other Directorships

Ms. A Brown has been a public servant for 15 years a majority of which she held senior management position.      She worked for the South African Huma Rights Commission and proceeded to the following Departments: Land Affairs, National Prosecuting Authority, Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, KZN Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Minerals and Resources and currently the DTI

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA)
Ms D Dondur
Dondur

Education Background

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bcompt (Hons)
  • CA(SA)
  • MBA
  • International Executive Development Programme and Executive Development Programme

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent and Non-executive member (Appointed 1 April 2017)

Board Committee Chairperson

  • Audit and Risk Committee

Board Committee Member

  • Board Regulatory Compliance and Legal Committee
  • Board Human Capital, Social and Ethics Committee
  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee

Other Directorships

Ms. D Dondur has over 15 years experience as a director in the public and private sectors

  • South African National Blood Services (SANBS)
  • Basil Read Holdings Limited
  • Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA)
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority
  • Trustee of the Professional Provident Society (PPS) Holdings Trust

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Prof YN Gordhan
Yaswant

Education Background

  • CA (SA)
  • Masters of Science in Business Administration
  • Professor of Accountancy

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent Non-Executive Member, (Appointed: 1 April 2017)

Board Committee Chairperson

  • Board Nominations Committee

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Distributing & DA Committee
  • Board Regulatory Compliance & Legal Committee
  • Board Audit & Risk Committee
  • Board Human Capital, Social & Ethics Committee

Other Directorships

  • Served as NED for over 15 years
  • Chairman of IEC audit committee
  • Chairman of ProductivitySA audit committee
  • Non-Executive Director of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo
  • Member of W&R SETA audit committee

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Member of the Institute of Directors (IoDSA)
Adv WE Huma
Huma

Education Background

  • BProc
  • LLB
  • LLM
  • Various Diplomas & Certificates

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent Non-Executive Member, (Appointed: 1 April 2017)

Board Committee Chairperson

  • Board Distributing & DA Committee

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee
  • Board Audit & Risk Committee
  • Board Human Capital, Social & Ethics Committee

Other Directorships

Adv WE Huma is a former partner at Accenture Limited and his areas of specialty are Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Strategy.

Professional Memberships

  • Advocate of the high court of South Africa
  • Fellow: Institute of Directors of Southern Africa
Ms ST Kekana
Kekana

Education Background

  • Bproc, University of Limpopo
  • LLB, Vista University
  • Certificate in Management of Petroleum Policy and Economics, Wits

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent Non-Executive Member (Appointed: 1 September 2013)

Board Committee Chairperson

  • Board Regulatory Compliance & Legal Committee

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee
  • Board Distributing & DA Committee

Other Directorships

Ms. ST Kekana has over 10 years experience as a director in the public and private sectors.

  • Executive Director Kekana Hlatswayo Radebe Incorporated

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA)
  • Black Lawyers Association
  • South African Women Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association
Dr MA Madzivhandila
Madzhivhandila

Education Background

  • PhD African Studies, Univen
  • Masters Degree Development Studies, UniLimp
  • BA Hons (Psychology), Univen
  • BA, Univen
  • Diploma: Public Private Sector Governance for Directors, UNISA

Board Committee Membership

  • Independent Non-Executive Member (Appointed: 1 April 2017)

Board Committee Chairperson

  • Board Human Capital, Social & Ethics Committee

Board Committee Member

  • Board Review Committee
  • Board Nominations Committee
  • Board Regulatory Compliance & Legal Committee
  • Board Audit & Risk Committee

Other Directorships

Dr. MA Madzivhandila has over 16 years experience as a director in the public and private sectors.

  • Currently a Head of Siyabuswa Campus of the University of Mpumalanga
  • National Development Agency
  • Global Road Safety Partnership Board
  • Interim Chairman: Limpopo Development
  • Chairman: Limpopo Economic Development Agency

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA)

Composition And Appointment Process

The Board consists of a chairperson and a maximum of six other members, of whom one represents the Minister of Trade Industry, one is legal practitioner and one is a chartered accountant.

A maximum of two members of the board may be employees of any sphere of government.

 

All members of the board are appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry for a period of up to five years.  The Lotteries Act specifies that the Minister must publish a call for nominations.

Thereafter, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry considers the nominees in a “transparent and open process” before making a recommendation to the Minister on suitable candidates.

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