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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The RBIDZ Board of Directors is made up of board members including the Chairman. All the Directors, with the exception of the RBIDZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), are non-executive directors. The Directors are appointed by the Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs Member of the Executive Council (MEC). 

The Board is supported by the following Committees:

  • Audit, Risk and Finance;
  • Infrastructure and Investment;
  • Remuneration and HR; and
  • Social and Ethics.

 

Statement of Responsibilities

The Board of Directors of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (SOC) Ltd supports and is wholly devoted to complying with the principles of the King IV Report on Corporate Governance.  The Board ensures adherence to good governance regulations, establish and enforce those that will advance credible management of the company.

The statement of responsibility is anchored in good governance to ensure that the RBIDZ, as a public institution, conducts its affairs and manages public resources in a manner that guarantees return on its investments. Corporate governance is built on fundamental principles of fairness, accountability, responsibility and transparency. The RBIDZ Board of Directors is relentlessly determined to develop and improve corporate governance practices to ensure that they are in accordance with national and international best practices as well as uphold quality standards. 

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Adv. BHEKI MBILI
Adv. BHEKI MBILIBOARD CHAIRPERSON
Qualifications
● LLM (Masters) in Business Law
● LLB
● B.Juris
● Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law
● Post Graduate Diploma in the Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts
● Certificate in Legislative Drafting

Board Directorships
● Kabelo Land Restitution and Development Trust
Mr. ELPHAS MBATHA
Mr. ELPHAS MBATHASOCIAL AND ETHICS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Qualifications
● MA in Governance and Political Transformation;
● BA;
● Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme

Board Directorships
● Esikhawini Traders;
● Cleaning Laboratory;
● Tradebush Investment No27;
● Business Against Crime Zululand;
● EVI Pig Farms;
● EVI Livestock Farms;
● EVI Poultry Farms;
● Bhambatha Investments;
● Musa Dladla Foundation;
● Rumdu Construction;
● Ubhedu Holdings;
● Kuzakahle Trading;
● Bitline SA 797
Mr. THAMI HLONGWA
Mr. THAMI HLONGWAAUDIT, RISK AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Qualifications
● CA (SA)
● BCom Hons in Accounting
● BCom Accounting

Board Directorships
● None
Ms. MBALI NDLOVU
Ms. MBALI NDLOVUHUMAN RESOURCES AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Qualifications
● Admitted Attorney;
● Admitted Conveyancer;
● LLB,
● Post Grad Certificate: Specialist Local Government Management; and
● Member of Institute of Directors South Africa

Board Directorships
● Mbasa Corporate Advisory Services;
● Land Rights Law Researcher: Centre for Applied Legal Studies;
Mr. SIZWE MCHUNU
Mr. SIZWE MCHUNUINFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Qualifications
● Certificate in Local Government and Project Management,
● Certificate in Governance and Public Leadership

Board Directorships
● None
Ms. SUSAN MANGOLE
Ms. SUSAN MANGOLE
Qualifications
● MBA;
● Post Graduate Diploma in Management;
● Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management;
● National Diploma in Office Administration;
● Advanced Management Development Programme;
● Programme in Business Management;
● Programme in Public Financial Management; and
● Programme in Leaders in Development

Board Directorships
● Tshwane Automotive SEZ
Ms. CYNTHIA VILAKAZI
Ms. CYNTHIA VILAKAZI
Qualifications
● Masters in Policy and Development Studies;
● Post graduate Diploma in Marketing Management;
● BA (Social Work)

Board Directorships
● Chairperson: Kana U Vhulunga Mvelele;
● South African School of Practical Skills
Mr. SIKHUMBUZO MDLALOSE
Mr. SIKHUMBUZO MDLALOSE
Qualifications
● B. Tech in Public Management;
● National Diploma in Public Management and Administration


Board Directorships
● Msinsi Holdings SOC, Ltd (Subsidiary of Umngeni Water Board)
Ms. SIBONGILE SKOSANA
Ms. SIBONGILE SKOSANA
Qualifications
● BCom Honours in Accounting;
● National Diploma in Accounting;
● Course in Risk Management;
● Course in ISO 14001 and OHSAS

Board Directorships
● None

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mr. THABANE WISEMAN ZULU
Mr. THABANE WISEMAN ZULU CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Qualifications
● MBA;
● B Admin(Honours);
● B Admin

Board Directorships
None
Ms. SIMANGELE MVELASE
Ms. SIMANGELE MVELASECHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Qualifications
● CA (SA) BCompt Hons CTA;
● BCompt;
● National Diploma in Accounting

Board Directorships
None

RBIDZ EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

from Left to Right
from Left to Right Mr. Simthembile Mapu: Executive Manager-Business Development and Support, Ms. Simangele Mvelase-Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Thabane Zulu – Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Nombuso Nsele: Executive Manager- Corporate Services and Mr. Muzi Shange-Chief Operations Officer
Mr. THABANE WISEMAN ZULU
Mr. THABANE WISEMAN ZULUCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. SIMTHEMBILE MAPU
Mr. SIMTHEMBILE MAPUEXECUTIVE MANAGER – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
Ms. SIMANGELE MVELASE
Ms. SIMANGELE MVELASECHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ms. NOMBUSO NSELE
Ms. NOMBUSO NSELEEXECUTIVE MANAGER – CORPORATE SERVICE
Mr. MUZI SHANGE
Mr. MUZI SHANGECHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
EXECUTIVE MANAGER: ZONE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS
EXECUTIVE MANAGER: ZONE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS VACANT
(Currently Acting EM ZDO : Mr. MUZI SHANGE)
Adv.RISENGA MARUMA
Adv.RISENGA MARUMACOMPANY SECRETARY

About RBIDZ

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