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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 CEO and CFO, are non-executive directors. The Directors are appointed by the DEDTEA MEC. 

The Board is supported by the following Committees:

  • Audit and Risk Management;
  • 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 its corporate governance practices to ensure that they are in accordance with national and international best practices as well as upholds quality standards. 

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Non-Executive Directors

MEL CLARK
MEL CLARKCHAIRPERSON
Qualifications:
Pg. Dip IR, B Social Sc.

Board Directorships
● Black Balance Projects
● Vuka Planning Africa
● Black Balance Logistics
● Black Balance Investments
● Black Balance Consulting
● Imvusa Trading 230
 ELPHAS MBATHA
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
MBALI NDLOVU
MBALI NDLOVUCreative Director
Qualifications
● LLB
● Admitted Attorney
● Admitted Conveyancer
● Certificate in Local Government Management;

Board Directorships
-The Mvula Trust Board
-Msinsi Holdings
-National Radiation Waste Disposal Institute.
DR SAKHILE NGCOBO
DR SAKHILE NGCOBONON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Qualifications -PhD in Business Management
-MA in Agriculture specialising in Rural Resource Development

Board Directorships
-South African Seaways;
-Siyathembana Group
-African Thunder Platinum
MDUDUZI MHLONGO
MDUDUZI MHLONGONON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Qualifications
-LLB
-Impact and Innovation Leadership Certificate
-Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme

Board Directorships
None
MAPULE MERRIAM GUGU MASHITENG
MAPULE MERRIAM GUGU MASHITENGNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Qualifications
-MBA
-Post Graduate Diploma in Management
-B Com Accounting
-Municipal Finance Management Programme

Board Directorships
None
CYNTHIA VILAKAZI
CYNTHIA VILAKAZINON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.
SANELE SIYABONGA ZONDI
SANELE SIYABONGA ZONDINON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Qualifications ● Honours Degree in Public Administration
● Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
● B Tech Degree Marketing
● NDip Marketing
● Executive Development Programme.

Board Directorships
● Chairperson of the Alumni Association of Cape Peninsula University of Technology;
● Chairperson of the National Board of Convocations and Alumni of South Africa;
● Non- Executive Director KZN Gaming and Betting Board; and
● Member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa.
SILAS ZWELAKHE HLOPHE
SILAS ZWELAKHE HLOPHENON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Qualifications
● MBL;
● BCom Honours in Accounting
● Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting.

Board Directorships
● Board of Trustees, KZN Growth Fund,
● UMhlathuze Water;
● Executive Director of Timely Move Investment (Pty)Ltd
● Mayenzeke Investment CC.
SUSAN MANGOLE
SUSAN MANGOLEMEMBER
Qualifications
● Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
● National Diploma in Office Management
● Advanced Management Development Programme,
● Programme in Business Management
● Public Financial Management
● Leaders in Development Programme. in Development

Board Directorships
None

Executive Directors

Thabane Wiseman Zulu
Thabane Wiseman Zulu CEO
Qualifications
-MBA
-B Admin(Honours)
-B Admin

Board Directorships
None
SIMANGELE NGCOBO
SIMANGELE NGCOBOCFO
Qualifications
-CA (SA) BCompt Hons CTA,
-BCompt
-National Diploma in Accounting

Board Directorships
None

About RBIDZ

The RBIDZ is an organisation made up of real people, with a real dedication, and passion to effect real change in South Africa. This commitment and energy is apparent in all dealings with not only each other but with potential investors too.

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