Our Trustees

We have an experienced committed Board who are dedicated to our vision and mission.

Prof Mashige
Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige

Prof Mashige is active in the education, NGO and business sectors. He is:

Dean: School of Health Sciences, UKZN;

CEO: African Vision Research Institute;

Chairman: Global Institute for Entrepreneurship and Ethics;

Chairman: Education and Training Committee (Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians);

Chairman: Community Self Mastery Coaching Institute

MR. MVULENI Geoffrey Qhena

Mr Qhena, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has vast experience in the corporate sector. He is: 

Former CEO: Industrial Development Corporation of SA Limited (IDC);

Former Non-Executive chair of Foskor (Pty) Limited;

Former Non-Executive Director of Spanish listed Acerinox SA;

Non-Executive Director of Investec Bank Limited;

Non-Executive Director of Exxaro Resources Limited

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Professor Shepherd Malusi Mayatula

Prof Mayatula is a recognised academic and expert in economics. His experience includes:

Economics lecturer, University of Fort Hare (UFH) (1975-1994);

Vice Dean: Faculty of Economic Sciences (UFH) (1993-1994);

MEC for: Finance and Provincial Expenditure (1994-1998); Education (1998-1999;

Member of Parliament in the National Assembly (1999-2014);

Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Education in the National Assembly (1999-2009).

Ms. Sipokazi XoboloLO

Ms Xobololo is a Chartered Accountant and senior finance executive with a background in:

Specialized functions such as structured finance, equity fund management, financial management, and systems management;

Financial Reporting & Analysis VP for Sub Saharan Africa at Citibank;

Asset verification project for Zambia’s state-owned power producing entity.

Joe Makobe
Mr. Makelepeng (Joe) Makobe

Mr Makobe has extensive experience in the private sector. He is:

Former CEO: Phembani Group;

Former Head of equity restructuring project; Chief Risk Officer & Executive Vice President (SAA)

He has held various Directorship positions at several companies, including: Engen Ltd, Tsogo Sun KZN, Endemol SA (Pty) Limited

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (UNIN) and a certificate in Strategic Management (CUNY).


Reggie Naidoo
Mr. Reggie Naidoo

Mr Naidoo is engaged in economics and finance development from local through to national levels. He is:

Executive Chairman: Age Group;

Participant World Bank and Development Bank forums;

Advisor to former speaker of Parliament RSA to Iran; DTI Minister Rob Davies on SMME Finance; Red Cross Air Mercy Services

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