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Mr Bonang Mohale
President of the Black Management Forum (BMF)

Bonang is currently the Chairman and Country GM: Commercial of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited, where he is Chairman of the boards of Shell South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Marketing (Pty) Ltd and Shell South Africa Refinery (Pty) Ltd. He also has responsibilities for their Aviation, Marine and Lubricants global businesses and operationally accountable for their Retail; Fuels & Bitumen; Supply & Distribution classes of businesses as well as Legal; HR; Safety (HSSE) and Transformation classes of functions.

Until 31 December 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Drake & Scull FM SA (Pty) Ltd, a Facilities Management company owned by the Tsebo Outsourcing Group.

Up to May 2003, he was Chief Executive: Shared Services and Associated Companies of Sanlam; a member of the executive committee (EXCO); alternate director of the Sanlam Limited main board; chairman of the board of TASC; a director of Innofin; Gensec Property Services and Fundamo. Until 2002, he was the Chief Executive: Corporate Marketing, Sanlam.

Until August 2001, he was the Executive Vice President at South African Airways (SAA) responsible for Strategic Alliances, Network Management and Global Sales. The revenue generated by this business unit was in excess of R8 billion of which more than R5 billion was generated outside of South Africa. The staff complement was more than 800 with nine direct reports.

Before this, in 1996 he was the Managing Director of Otis (Pty) Ltd – the world's biggest and oldest elevator company where he spent five years– and in 1997, winners of the Black Management Forum's (BMF) "Progressive Company of the Year” award, with responsibilities for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia. He served on the Management Committee of South Europe, Middle East and West Africa Area (SEA). Prior to this, he successfully led the Otis Inland Region to improved business performance in General Management as Regional Manager and a member of the Executive (EXCO) Team.

After spending four years at Wits Medical School, he acquired Business and Management experience by spending ten years in the pharmaceutical industry progressing through various positions, including product management and new business development management – culminating in being appointed Export Manager at Logos Pharmaceuticals (MSD), where he was the only delegate from Africa at the "Cholesterol Reducers International Conference” in Barcelona, Spain in 1992.

In 1994, he joined Sandoz Products (Pty) Limited (now Novartis) as Head: Public Affairs and Communications Department and a member of the Executive Committee (EXCO), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. Apart from being the official company spokesperson, he also represented the company in various forums; inter alia, the Commission of Inquiry into National Health Insurance.

Bonang was awarded the 2007 South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA)'s ‘Personality of the Year' and the 1997 Black Management Forum's (BMF) Manager of the Year. In October 1998, he attended the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference in Miami, Florida. In May 2003 and April 2004 the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO)'s Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Las Vegas and London respectively. In November 2001, he received the Presidential Award for his "Servanthood in South African Industry & the Economic Empowerment of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals”.
Current Directorships
Hollard Insurance Company Limited (Member of Audit Committee)

Swiss Re Africa Limited

Ms Glory Koko Khumalo
Deputy President of the Black Management Forum (BMF)





Koko is currently a partner at EY and is the Africa Leader for Risk Management. She serves in the Executive Committee of both South Africa and Africa Region. She reports to the Africa Chief Executive Office and Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Risk Management Leader. 

The Risk Management division plays a dual role as a support function to the firm's service lines and business enabler. It is responsible for protecting EY from the associated risks that could arise from offering professional services to clients throughout Africa. The division provides coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, legal matters and regulatory and risk management issues as well as handling claims and queries of an ethical nature.

In its oversight of EY Africa operations the Risk Management division monitors key risk processes to manage the threat of litigation, avoid regulatory enforcement and limit damage to EY's reputation through the uniform and consistent application of global policies and systems.

Until 31st December 2011, Koko Glory Khumalo was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Koko started her career as a trainee accountant at Standard Bank working in financial administration after completing her Bcom Degree. She then joined South African Breweries as a Cost Analyst for five years. She has six years experience in various aspects of financial management, which she obtained at Standard Bank and South African Breweries.

She joined PwC in 1996 as a trainee accountant where she completed her articles. During this period she obtained sixteen years experience as a Team Member, Senior Manager and Partner for Internal Auditing, External Auditing and consulting assignments. During her three years of articles, Koko was involved in various public sector departments, local authorities and some private sector clients. The other thirteen years were focused on Internal Auditing, Risk Management and consulting services.

Qualifications: CA (SA), Bcom (Acc) University of Limpopo, B. Compt (Hons) (Acc) UNISA and CTA UNISA

Koko serves on the following boards:

EY Africa Executive Committee

EY South Africa Executive Committee

Chairs EY Social & Ethics Committee

Black Management Forum and she is the current Deputy President 

IRBA Transformation Sub Committee - Chairs Firm Experience Committee

Statistics Council of South Africa - Deputy Chair

Limpopo Premier Advisory Council - Chairs the Technical working group for Enterprise Development

Koko is married, with three children; two sons and a daughter. 

Mr Themba TC Dlamini
Managing Director

Before joining the Black Management Forum, Themba Thomas Cyril Dlamini was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Gambling Board (NGB).  Mr. Themba TC Dlamini has more 15 years of experience as an executive primarily in the public sector.  In his short stay/stint at the NGB, has produced an irrefutable strategic plan and an Annual Performance Plan for the organisation.  He has also introduced Built-Operate and Transfer approach into the Gambling Board’s National Central Electronic Systems (NCEMS) that is currently outsourced to a private company.  In the three months he spent at the NGB, Mr Dlamini also wrote an opinion piece to argue against the notion that the NGB should be subsumed into the Department of Trade and Industry.

He was a CEO of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), for three years (2011-2013).  At ICASA, Mr Dlamini ensured that the regulator’s monitoring and compliance capabilities for broadcasting (radio and television) and postal are enhanced through the procurement of monitoring equipment in this regards.   Secured the biggest ever budget bid for the Regulator. After years of struggle to maintain an unqualified audit, Mr Dlamini the three years at ICASA has successfully produced an unqualified audit opinion for the 2012/13 financial year after inheriting a qualified opinion that span two year before joining ICASA.

He was a Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services and Governance at the National Department of Science and Technology.Themba was a Special Advisor to the former Minister of Labour in South Africa, Membathisi Mdladlana with a special focus on Skills Development and Policy matters within labour.

One of the first CEO to commenced with the implementation of the first National Skills Development Strategy (NDSD 1) of the South African government as the Accounting Officer of o the Construction Education and Training Authorities (CETAs). As a freelance consultant for Abenguni Consulting Services Mr Dlamini was able to contribute as one of the panel of consultant to the formulation of the Growth and Development Strategy of the one of the Metropolitan Municipality, the City of Tshwane.

Spent a year with the Provincial North West Health Department as a Chief Director Corporate Services.

A manager for Regulatory Affairs at Telkom SA.

A project leader at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

A Research Assistant at the Urban Foundation (now called Independent Development Trust.

A Tutor/Teacher at the Tuition Project funded by the South African Council of Churches focusing on Accounting, Business Economics and Economics.

Summary of educational background

Mr. Dlamini’s highest qualification, is a Masters of Arts in Development Economics, William College, Williamstown Massachusetts, USA.

 As an Assistant Researcher to Professor Charles Simkins,Compiled an Annotated Bibliography on HIV and AIDS and the economic impact on South Africa 1989-1990.

Co-authored a Chapter with Professor Charles Siskin’s 1990-1991:  “The Problem of Supporting Poor Children in South Africa”.
Questionable Issues-Illegitimacy in South Africa. Edited by Sandra Burman and Eleanor Preston-Whyte, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1992

Academic Research
South Africa:  Creating A Competitive Edge (Research Paper presented to the Centre For Development Economics-Williams College, in partial Fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Development Economics) 1994.

Other Work
Formulated an evidenced based report arguing against the Rationalisation of the NGB by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr Rightwell Mzimkhulu Laxa 
Provincial Chairperson of Mpumalanga


Rightwell Laxa is currently Senior Vice President for Sasol’s Satellite Operations responsible for natural gas pipelines operations in Mozambique and South Africa , wax blending operations in Durban and explosives operations in Ekandustria. He joined Sasol in 1995 as a chemical engineer and has gained experience in various Sasol Operations.His passion and expertise lie in Operations and Joint Venture management.

He is a Director on the Sasol Dyno-Nobel Joint Venture Board and member of the Sasol Group Human Resources Committee.


Master in Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA SBL

BSc Eng. (Chemical) from WITS University

Executive Development Programme from GIBS


Institute of Directors (IoD)

 Black Management Forum (BMF

Mr Jim MatshoProvincial
Chairperson of KwaZulu-Natal

Jim Matsho, currently the Executive Director at Duduzani Consulting. He started his career at Shell SA (Pty) Ltd Retail Department as Territory Manager based in Rosebank (Gauteng Province) and occupied several positions within the oil retail department. Jim joined the forestry industry and served as a manager in various departments of Mondi (Pty) Ltd, most notably as Project Manager, Woodlot Manager, CEO of SiyaQhubeka Forests, and Head of Forestry Partners Programme (Pty) Ltd.

Jim is the current BMF KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson, and recipient of the BMF KZN 2008 Manager of the Year Award. His solid conviction on the ideals of the BMF are a result of his background as the founder member of Black Management Forum Student Chapter of the University of the North and the Ngaka Maseko High School Alumni Association in 2002, the first high school alumni association to be launched by the North West Provincial Education Department in 2004. 

Jim also boasts achievement as an economics students national finalist representing the University of the North at the Nedbank/Old Mutual budget speech competition for undergraduate and postgraduate categories. He received the various awards recognizing his outstanding achievements, notables, from South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR); R.H. Hagard Trust Scholarship, for Honours degree; White Water Award for breakthrough operational performance – Shell S.A Retail (North East Region); Outstanding Delivery Performance (2007); Sustainability Award (2009) and Divisional Diamond Award for Sustainability (2009). An the academia front, Jim worked as lecturer at Business Studies Unit (DUT) and Damelin, offering Managerial Economics, Research Methodology and Project Management .

Jim is passion about transformation, land reform, SMME development and student development. He is a Non-Executive Director at Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA), Khulanathi Forestry (Pty) Ltd, Uthungulu Community Foundation (UCF) and Trusteeship at Khulanathi Growers Trust and BMF Trust. He chairs the board of Khulanathi Forestry (Pty) Ltd. Jim holds the following academic qualifications: B.Com (Economics) (UNIN), B.Com (Hons)(Business Management)(UNIN), B.Com (Hons)(Economics) (Vista), M.Com (Marketing)(UP), MBL (UNISA-SBL), M.Com (Economics)(UZ), M.Com (Leaderhip)(UKZN) and Diploma Corporate Law(UJ). He attended several short courses among others: Economic Promotion Leadership Program from GDP Global Development in London – UK.


Ms. Tshegofatso Gopane
Provincial Chairperson of Northern Cape


Tshegofatso Gopane is a medical practitioner who still operates a private GP practise and graduated with an MBChB from the University of Natal in 2004. 
She started Tshela Bophelo Wellness Solutions in 2010 which is a company focusing on Health Related Matters and Sustainable Development Consulting for Corporate. The company does Health Promotion Campaigns, Employees Wellness Strategies and Programs for organisations in the area of Sustainable Development key areas of focus are Environment and Community Development and Participation.The company employs variety of consultants in the various fields of health, environment and development.
She currently serves as  the provincial secretary for South African Women in Mining for Northern Cape.Through further education she acquired a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with UNISA School of Business Leadership, a certificate in Corporate Governance from the Institute of Directors South Africa (in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry) and is also currently pursuing and MSc in Strategic Planning with the University of Edinburgh.  

Mr Sam Maloka
Provincial Chairperson of Limpopo

Sam Maloka is an international Marketing Manager at Trade & Investment Limpopo (TIL) since 2008 to date, his responsibilities begun by looking after the markets of Africa & the Middle East (2008-2010) and Australasia (2010-11), promoting Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into the Limpopo Province & Value Added exports from the Province. With the latest reconfiguration of services in the company (TIL), Sam has crossed his teeth in the promotion of Mineral & beneficiation Industry of the Province, and as well as manufacturing & business services to the rest of the world. 
Prior to joining TIL, Sam worked as Strategic Planning Co-ordinator for Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise (LimDev), co-ordinating strategy and planning in the Managing Director’s Division. He has an experience of working for Sanlam Polokwane as financial advisor (2002/3); KPMG Polokwane as consultant contractor (1999-2001) and Ernst & Young Management Consulting unit (1996/7). He did his vocational jobs with NEDBANK Polokwane in 1996 whilst a student at the University of Limpopo. 

Sam holds Bachelor Degree of Commerce (Economics) from the University of the North (Limpopo), and a Masters Degree in Development (MDev) from Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership, University of Limpopo (Turfloop campus). 

He is the Provincial Chairperson of BMF Limpopo Province (June 2012 – date), past Chairperson of BMF Polokwane (2010 – June 2012); Provincial Secretary of BMF Limpopo (1999-2001; 2006-2010); Co-founder of BMF Student Chapter in the University of the North (1995) and Chairperson (1995/06 & 1998). 

Ms Natalie Khambi
Provincial Chairperson of Western Cape

Natalie Khambi graduated from Cape Peninsula University in Office Management and Technology as well as from the Institute of Transformation in South Africa doing the Strategic Management Development Program. She started her career in the financial services industry at the RCS Group working in call centre operations, finance underwriting and training and development. She was a staff representative and served on the employment equity and skills development committees.Natalie went on to establish herself as a specialist in call centre operations management working for SpaceImaging an international online gaming company and later Revolve Personal Lifestyle Finance.
She has worked as a Project Coordinator for the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) as well as in the Office of the Provincial Executive Officer for the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Western Cape. She is an entrepreneur and her first company Resource Solutions Group specialised in outsourced operations and human resource management. She also owns Traveleisure, a corporate travel management company since 2007 and Travel Feature Editor for a Pan-African online publication.

Natalie is passionate about community work and is involved with school and employment projects in Cape Town’s Cape Flats. She joined the Black Management Forum and headed the Tourism Desk in the Western Cape before being elected as Deputy Chairperson of the BMF Western Cape Province. In August 2010 she joined the Black Management Forum national board as an alternate director and in February 2011 she was appointed alternate director to the Black Management Forum Investment company board. Natalie was appointed full directorship to the Black Management Forum Investment company on 22 March 2012.

Ms Nela Mojanaga 
Provincial Chairperson of North West

Ms Mojanaga qualified as a social worker in 1983, at the University of Fort Hare. She honed her skills by pursuing post graduate diplomas in community development, health management and facility management from various universities locally and internationally, Afro Asian Institute in Israel, Sheffield Hallam, National Institute of Public Health in Japan, University of Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Free Sate and the North West University.Ms Mojanaga worked as a social worker for a period of twelve years. She has practised as a case worker, group worker and a community developer for seven of the twelve years.
She worked in Botshabelo in the Free State for a period of twelve years. During this time she was also doing philanthropic work through out the Province in various organizations such as Trust for Christian Outreach and Education(TCOE), National Progressive Primary Health Care Network(NPPHCN) and Orange Free State Rural Committee(OFSRUC)She established the District Health System in Ventersdorp and Dr Kenneth Kaunda from 1996 to date. Her primary focus was on providing strategic leadership in integrating fragmented health and social welfare services.
She has been awarded various awards for her contribution in service delivery: TCOE for dedicated service delivery to communities in 1999, Premiers Awards for Outstanding Performance in Health Care Service Delivery in 1998 and 2003, Centre for Public Service Innovation( CPSI) Silver Awards for Public Private Partnership and Innovation in Improving Service Delivery in 2009.She has been actively involved in BMF activities since 2003.

Mr. Langa Manqele
Provincial Chairperson of Gauteng


Ms. Thabisa Sigwela
Provincial Chairperson of Eastern Cape

Ms. Sigwela is a socio-economic transformation catalyst whose vision and skills contributed to the attainment of business goals and objectives of various corporations that she previously worked for, namely: Coca Cola Sabco, Edcon Group, Transnet National Ports Authority and Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury. Currently Ms. Sigwela holds the position of General Manager: Corporate Services in the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Ms. Sigwela holds an honours degree in Industrial and organizational psychology. She is currently completing her MCOM degree with Stellenbosch University. She is also a registered Psychometrist with the Health Professions Board of South Africa. A Chartered HR Professional: Generalist who has gained extensive experience in the field of Human Capital Management. A multi-talented leader with a passion for transformation, sustainable socio-economic growth and development of the country.

Previous Leadership roles includes but not limited to:

  • Provincial Secretary of BMF – Eastern Cape (2012 – 2014);
  • Chairperson of BMF – East London Branch (2011 – 2012);
  • Member of the BMF BoD HR Committee (2011 – 2012);
  • Chairperson of BMF – Port Elizabeth Branch (2010 – 2011);
  • Vice Chairperson of BMF – East London Branch (2008 – 2009)

Board Directorship Roles:

  • Board Member of BMF (Oct 2014 – current)
  • Board Member of Services SETA – Eastern Cape Province (2009 – 2011)
  • Vice Chairperson: Nkqubela Radio Station (KQ FM) – Port Elizabeth (2008 – 2011)

In 2011, Ms. Sigwela won the BMF “Manager of the Year” award in recognition of the sterling work that she achieved as a leader and change agent over the years. Ms. Sigwela is currently the Chairperson of the Black Management Forum in the Eastern Cape Province. She is passionate about the advancement of women and youth, especially those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Apart from pursuing her career ambitions and duty to society, she devotes most her time to family and close friends. Ms. Sigwela’s source of inspiration is embedded on firm Christian values. She values “UBUNTU”, integrity and prosperity. She is married to Dr. Ayanda Sigwela and they reside in East London.

Ms. Annah Lelimo
Provincial Chairperson of Free State

Annah obtained National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from University of Johannesburg. She also has a diploma in Project Management with Damelin.  She started her career with AECI Pty (Ltd) in 1996 and moved to Blade Technologies as a process engineer.  She later worked for Fastrac Consultants in Nelspruit as a project manager.  She is currently the founder and manager of Thabong Bakery and Chairperson of SAWEN (South African Women Entrepreneur’s Network) for Free State province.  In terms of awards, she received the following recognitions:

  • 2014 Inkanyezi service Award by SAWE
  • 2013 Best Performing Quality Intervention Technology Award by the Department of Trade and Industry ( the dti)

  • Previous National winner of Ligugu Lami Award by and Brandhouse Pitch and Polish

  • Finalist of Eskom’s BIC 2010, Technology For Women in Business (TWIB) 2011 and runner up of 2013 Best Female Entrepreneur by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Ms Tasneem Fredericks
Company secretary

Tasneem is a qualified attorney and notary admitted on 20 February 2003. She was enrolled on 22 July 2004 as a practicing Conveyancer and was employed by Harry Lampert and Sloan Wilson & Associates since November 2004 – 30 June 2005. She then worked at the Nedbank Legal Department for a year preceeding current employment and completed both articles and one year post articles at Mc Williams and Elliot Inc.

She commenced as patner at Lampert and Fredericks on the 1st July 2005. She’s also an Executive Member of the Black Conveyancer's Association and Deputy Chairperson of the Black Management Forum in Eastern Cape

Mr. Thuso Segopolo
National Chairperson of BMF Young Professinals

Thuso Segopolo, is a National Chairperson of BMF Young Professionals and a business analyst by profession at Afrozaar Consulting in Cape Town. He has represented South Africa in a number of international leadership gatherings which include World Business Dialogue in Germany and Global Engagement Summit  in the US, Chicago. He was earlier in 2013 selected as one of the Global Shaper for World Economic Forum. He was conferred with two BTech Degrees  in Information Technology and Business Administration respectively. He is the scholar of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute where he is currently studying Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Africa.    

Mr. Godfrey Maja
National Student Chapter Chairperson

Godfrey Maja holds a Law ( LLB)  Degree from Wits University and has been accepted to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate Law at the University of Johannesburg.  He has illustratively completed an internship program at Microsoft South Africa { Legal & Corporate Affairs) , where he has now been re-invited to support the work of the Corporate Affairs Manager by, among other things, building relationships and participating in dialogues with stakeholders aimed at helping the company achieve its National Plan. He has exposure in Policy ,  Legislative and regulatory complex concerning ICT’s such as Privacy, Data Protection, Cyber-security , Compliance , Contracts as well as passion in Company Law  and business in general.

He was selected in the Top 100 Brightest Young Minds South Africa 2014, an initiative supported by Barclay’s . Throughout his academic career at Wits University, Godfrey has gained short and medium term experience at institutions such as the Independent Electoral Commission ( IEC), The Wits School of Economics & Business Sciences, The Wits Law Clinic as well as Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS Africa). During this period, he also got published in the Wits Law School magazine. Before he went to the University of Witwatersrand, Godfrey attained his National Senior Certificate as the highest performing learner from Dr WF Nkomo Secondary School in Tshwane. 

Previous Leadership  Positions  :

  •  Provincial Chairperson of BMF Student Chapter , Gauteng.
  •  National Head of Marketing and PRO for BMF Student Chapter.
  •  Branch Chairperson of BMF Student Chapter, Wits University.
  •  Member of the WITS Council Readmissions Committee .
  •  Branch Chairperson of ANC Youth League , Wits University.
  •  Executive Member of South African Students Congress, Wits University.
  •  Regional Deputy Chairperson of Congress of South African Students, Tshwane.

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