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Trustees

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Tondani 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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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 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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Prof Piet Naude

Prof Piet Naudé is a well-known academic, public speaker, writer and columnist and currently director at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). He was the deputy vice-chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, and has more than twenty years of management experience at a university. He is currently the African representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Business Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) and a board member of EthicsSA. He is the past president of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa), where he led partnerships in 21 African countries.


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Nomkhita Mona

Nomkhita Mona was the Group CEO of SAFCOL and was appointed in 2012. She previously served 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 former Deputy President of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. In addition to the above achievements, she previously served on the board and was a trustee of the Wilderness Foundation Africa, as well as a member of the Oliver Foundation board. She is a Commissioner of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission.

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