The Black Management Forum (BMF) hereby congratulates Ayanda Myoli on his appointment as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd (Necsa). 

Necsa is a company mandated to undertake and promote research and development in the field of nuclear energy and radiation sciences and technology. Myoli has held various executive positions in the South African Nuclear Industry with his appointment as the company CEO scaling him up from the company Chief Information Officer position. A position he has held at Necsa for over 5 years. 

Myoli’s appointment is reported to be the latest in a series of leadership changes to have taken place since December 2018 after former Energy Minister Jeff Radebe dismissed the previous board and CEO Phumzile Tshelane. 

“Myoli’s leadership comes at a critical time for Necsa and we hope that his skills, expertise and experience will stabilise the company. Necsa requires a leader that will bring relevant skills, expertise and experience to the table and ensure effective and efficient governance by the board,” said BMF President Andile Nomlala. 

“Myoli has vast knowledge and experience for the role and must plays a critical role in ensuring that Necsa stabilizes. We wish him every success in his role,” Nomlala concluded. 

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The Black Management Forum (BMF) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Central University of Technology Free State Chancellor, Madam Justice Mahube Molemela who was recently conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) by the University of Free State.

Molemela, who made history when she was appointed as the first female Judge President of the Free State Division of the High Court of South Africa, holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Free State where she also later lectured at the law faculty. She is a member of the International Association of Women Judges.

We as the BMF are very proud of her achievement. The BMF has the utmost confidence in the skills, expertise and experience that Molemela has and looks forward to her continued contributions to the society and leadership”, said BMF Free State Chairperson Lilly Moabi. 

"Molemela continues to be an inspiration to black professionals, especially those who are female. She is an exemplary leader and an accomplished professional. We wish her the best in her future endeavours”, Moabi concluded.   

 

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The Black Management Forum (BMF) is pleased to congratulate Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa on her appointment as SA CEO of the global Naspers management team.

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa is a businesswoman who has been at the helm of 5 different companies and holds the position of Executive Chairperson at Sigma Capital Pty Ltd., Chairperson for Gigajoule Africa (Pty) Ltd. and Chairperson of Bain & Company South Africa, Inc. She is also on the board of five other companies.

In the past she was Chief Executive Officer of Shanduka Group (Pty) Ltd, Managing Director at Shanduka Energy (Pty) Ltd., Head-South Africa Project Finance at Development Bank of Southern Africa Ltd. and Vice President at Fieldstone, Inc.

Mahanyele-Dabengwa received an undergraduate degree from Rutgers State University of New Jersey and an MBA from De Montfort University.

“We are extremely proud of Mahanyele-Dabengwa’s appointment and we have the utmost confidence in her skills, expertise and experience she will bring to the role”, said BMF President Andile Nomlala.

Her appointment is well suited and comes at a pivotal time because as argued by Mahanyele- Dabengwa at a Women’s Leadership Conference 2012, “the greater role for women in business is necessary not only to rectify a social injustice but, more importantly, because there is an economic and business imperative to use the talents of women to solve the problems that the world faces”, Nomlala continued.  

“Mahanyale-Dabengwa is a capable leader and accomplished professional who espouses the values of the BMF and we are confident that her steady and unfaltering leadership will take Naspers to even greater heights”, Nomlala concluded.

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The Black Management Forum (BMF) condemns the appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mango, a state-owned low-cost carrier and subsidiary of South African Airways (SAA), and will challenge it through all available means.

“The BMF will challenge the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), SAA and Mango Airlines on this outrageous appointment of a 'white male matriculant’, who is reported to have fraudulently misrepresented his qualifications to rescue the airline whereas there are thousands of suitably qualified Black Professionals who can fill this role. We are very concerned that the job specifications appear to have been tailored to suit Mr Bezuidenhout because we have never seen any advertisement for a senior position, like that of a DG, DDG, CEO, COO, or CFO, where the minimum academic requirement is a matric.” Nomlala remarks.

Nomlala is, however, adamant that the most critical issue is not Bezuidenhout's competence or qualifications. “The BMF would, regardless of the qualification issue, still condemn this appointment primarily as a matter of principle but also because the selection process followed was clearly compromised if not downright flouted. I can also confirm, and have the documents to prove, that the advert was altered to suit Mr Bezuidenhout. The position was advertised twice, eight months apart. The first advert had a degree as a minimum requirement whereas the second advert did not. We intend to write to Parliament, which is Constitutionally mandated to keep the Executive accountable, to ensure that this process of candidate selection was in accordance to principles of good governance.” he adds.

The Black Management Forum (BMF) would like to take this opportunity to commend KPMG for appointing Ms Nhlamu Dlomu as its Global Head of Human Resources.

Nhlamu, who returned back to the firm in 2012, rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer at KPMG in 2017 and had the difficult task of rebuilding public trust and later handed over the reins to the current CEO, Ignatius Sehoole.

She is a highly experienced professional with over 19 years’ experience in management consulting, and management roles gained mainly in organizational development and human resources across various industry sectors. As a former HR Executive for one of the largest banks in South Africa, her experience spans culture transformation, change management and other people management practices.

"Ms Nhlamu is a capable leader and accomplished professional who espouses the values of the BMF. Her steady and unfaltering leadership serves as a great inspiration to black professionals”, said BMF President Andile Nomlala who also echoed the views expressed by KPMG Chairman Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu who said, “I have no doubt that Nhlamu’ s leadership experience as well as human resources and change management expertise will prove invaluable to drive the global collective strategy forward.”

"We are extremely proud of her progression and we wish her every success in the role”, Nomlala concluded.

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