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Trustees

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Todani Moyo (Chairperson)

Todani Moyo is the Chairman and CEO of Yokoyo Investments (Pty) Ltd. He is a professional accountant, with experience as an investment banker in the United States of America and was Chairman and CEO of Msinsi Holdings (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. He sits on a number of Boards in South Africa, bringing expertise in corporate governance and enterprise risk management.


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Nicholas Webb (Deputy Chairperson)

Nicholas Webb is currently the Managing Director of Dubai World Africa – a company with private game reserve and lodge interests around Africa. He has various qualifications and extensive work experience in planning, design and development fields and has always infused his work with a strong conservation ethos. Nick has held positions with the Kwazulu Natal Provinical Government, the eThekweni Municipality, Mirage Leisure and Development as well as Sun International.


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Dr Don Pinnock

Dr Don Pinnock is an investigative journalist and photographer who, some time back, realised he knew little about the natural world. So he set out to discover it. This took him to five continents – including Antarctica – and resulted in five books on natural history and hundreds of articles. The Last Elephants, published in 2019 with Colin Bell, is his 18th book. He has degrees in criminology, political science and African history and is a former editor of Getaway magazine. He was one of the primary drafters of the White Paper that became the Child Justice Act, a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy for high-risk youths, a board member of the Widerness Foundation, a member of the Conservation Action Trust and was the facilitator of the Western Cape Government’s gang strategy roadmap.


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Israel Noko

Israel is the Founder & CEO of NPI Governance Consulting (a leading BEE Advisory & ISO9001 accredited company). He is passionate about the intentions behind Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BEE”), including the economic transformation of South Africa. Israel’s experience has focused on developing and executing strategies which would enable companies to better position themselves in the market, and develop partnerships with companies and organizations that want to implement “business-sense” transformational strategies. With a proven track record of transformation in a variety of industries, in April 2018, NPI Governance Consulting was nominated at the Top Empowerment Awards as the “Fastest Growth SME of the Year”. Israel is also the founder of NPI Capital Partners, a private equity fund manager which manages a R1 billion fund in partnership with RMB Corvest. Furthermore, Israel also served on the Boards of a variety of different organisations/ companies and provides management with strategic input on compliance, risk management and corporate governance. In March 2018, national Minister of Higher Education & Training, Naledi Pandor appointed Israel to the Board of the BankSETA. With over 10 years of relationship management experience within the Public sector in South Africa and aboard, Israel has worked at the United Nations Environmental Program, the Canadian High Commission Trade Office (as Trade Commissioner) in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (as B-BBEE Advisor) bring a wealth of knowledge around government operations and programmes.  


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Zanele Mbeki

Zanele Mbeki established the Women’s Development Banking – Microfinance programme in 1992, of which she was first a Director and is now Chairperson. She has emerged as a leading figure in pro-poor microfinance for rural women in South Africa. She chairs the WBD Trust Fund for SA Women’s Economic Empowerment and is a Trustee or Director of several national and international boards which promote social and economic development. She was First Lady of South Africa from June 1999 to September 2008.


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Simpiwe Somdyala

Simpiwe Somdyala is the former CEO of the Old Mutual Masisizane Fund. He worked as capacity development manager at AMSCO BV, a project established by the United Nations Development Programme and the International Finance Corporation. He also worked as the Eastern Cape Development Corporation’s regional manager (ECDC) in its Mthatha office before being seconded by the ECDC to the Presidential Project Team, where he served as economic development co-ordinator and team leader from 1995 to 1999. He was Chairperson of Eastern Cape Parks Board between 2006 -2010.


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Nomkhita Mona

Nomkhita Mona is CEO of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. She previously served as Group CEO of SACOL for 5 years, as CEO at Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative for over five years; at Inkezo Land Company in Durban. Before that, she was CEO of the Eastern Cape Tourism Board. Mona brings a magnitude of unique experience to SAFCOL, from a wide variety of sectors. She is the first black woman to be appointed on the Board of Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Holdings (South Africa).  She is the current Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency. She is a Commissioner of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission.

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