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Council members

The Council members for the four-year term of office from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016 are:

The Most Reverend Njongonkulu Ndungane (Chair)

Reverend Njongonkulu Ndungane

Archbishop Ndungane matriculated from Lovedale High School, Alice, and studied at Kings College in London, obtaining a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology in Christian Ethics. He holds honorary doctorates from UCT, Rhodes University, the Protestant Episcopal Seminary and Worcester State College in the US, Stellenbosch University, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of South Africa and Witwatersrand. He progressed from Deacon to Consecrated Bishop during 1973-1991.

Except for a period of three years on Robben Island as a political prisoner, he was involved in numerous assignments, serving on boards and commissions all over the world. He represented the Anglican Church at the Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops at the Vatican. He presently leads two organisations dedicated to improving education in SA and eradicating poverty in Africa. He served as the Chair of the UCT Council for the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2012 and was again elected as the Chair for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016.

Ms Deborah Budlender (Deputy Chair)

Deborah Budlender

Debbie Budlender is an independent research consultant. She was employed as a specialist researcher with the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE), a South African non-governmental organisation working in the area of social policy research, from 1998 to June 2012.

Previous employment includes administrative and research work for trade unions, and research for the Cape Town university-based Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit at the time of the Second Carnegie Enquiry into Poverty. Budlender served as a Member of Council, chosen by the Appointments Committee from 2004 to 2012; was elected by the convocation for the present term of office; served as the Deputy Chair of Council for the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2012 and was again elected as the Deputy Chair for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016. Budlender holds a BA (Hons) and MA from UCT, a BSc degree from UNISA and a DSocSc (honoris causa) from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Ms Sheila Barsel

Sheila Barsel

Sheila Barsel is a Senior Health Researcher with the National Union Health, Education and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU). She has some 40 years' experience in policy development and implementation, planning, strategic and operational management, monitoring and evaluation, people and human resource management, and administration in the civil society, private and public sectors. This includes six years as general secretary of the National Students Organisation, 19 years in the retail and manufacturing sectors, and 15 years working in the Western Cape's Department of Health.

Mr Graeme Bloch

Graeme Bloch

Graeme Bloch is an education specialist and is currently a senior researcher in political economy at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. He is a former member of the SRC Executive. He served as a Ministerial appointee on the Council of the University of Western Cape from 2003 to 2006. He was a member of the Anti-Apartheid Archives Steering Committee, the South African representative on the UN Commission for Social Development, Vice-President of the Union of Democratic University Staff Associations, the Western Cape United Democratic Front Executive. He was a founder member of the Western Cape Detainees' Parents Support Committee; Detention Action Committee, and the National Education Crisis Committee. He also lectured in education at the University of the Western Cape. Bloch holds a BA and MA from UCT and an MA from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mr Garreth Bloor

Garreth Bloor, a former student-appointed member of Council is an elected public representative and chairman of the economic development portfolio in the City of Cape Town, having been appointed by the Mayor in July 2011. Bloor is a prolific writer with work appearing across over two dozen publications and academic journals, including the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Wits Business Journal and the African Yearbook of Rhetoric. In 2008 he received a Culture of Enterprise Award from former US Attorney General Edwin Meese III for his research into "enterprise and a humane economy".

Bloor is a regular speaker at a range of global conferences, holds undergraduate and graduate qualifications from UCT. He has held fellowships in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, the Caribbean and Kenya covering entrepreneurial development, leadership and public policy, and he serves on the boards of educational and philanthropic organizations in Africa.

Mrs Edwina Brooks

Edwina Brooks

Edwina Brooks is the Director of the Student Development Cluster in the UCT Department of Student Affairs. She has been employed in various capacities in the Department of Student Affairs since 1997 including Student Affairs Officer, Head of the Student Affairs Secretariat and as a part time Deputy Warden. Edwina holds a BSocSci (Social Work) and BSocSci (Hons) in Social Development from UCT and is currently registered for a Masters in Social Development. She has served on various UCT structures including the Institutional Forum, the Black Staff Association and as a PASS Staff elected member of both the Council (2005-2008) and the Senate. Brooks was selected by the then Vice-Chancellor as one of 10 women for the HERS Women in Leadership Western Cape programme and participated in the Women in Leadership programme in the USA in 2001.

Mr Chanda Chungu

Chanda Chungu

Chanda Chungu is the postgraduate member of Council appointed by the SRC. A Zambia internal student who has an LLB degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently pursuing an LLM degree in Commercial Law with a focus on Labour law and Mining law. Chanda has served in numerous student governance positions during his time at UCT namely as Head Student of Varietas Residence, President of the Abantu Zambian Society, Chairperson of the International Students Council, Chairperson of the Residence Mentorship Council and the SRC Societies and International Students Co-ordinator on the 2013 UCT SRC. He was awarded the 2014 Ackerman Family Foundation Student Leadership Award for his outstanding contribution to the student community and upholding the values and mission of UCT. Chanda has also worked at some of the leading law firms in Zambia as well as the World Bank and Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR).

He currently serves as Deputy Speaker of UCT's Student Parliament and a Teaching Assistant, tutoring Administrative Law, Criminal law and Constitutional Law at the UCT Faculty of Law. His career aspirations are geared towards public policy, economic development programs and legislative drafting.

Ms Yoliswa Dwane

Yoliswa Dwane

The 29-year-old Yoliswa Dwane is transforming education in South Africa. Dwane is the head of policy at Equal Education (EE) - which she co-founded in 2008 - a grassroots organisation based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. EE works for "quality and equality" through research and activism. Dwane holds a degree in Media, Film and Visual Studies, followed by an LLB at UCT. She co-founded Equal Education in 2008 and now heads the organisation's Policy, Communications and Research Department.

Dwane is a widely quoted commentator, both nationally and internationally, on the South African education system, and the challenges facing South African youth. Her opinions have featured in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and numerous other media. She has featured in the Mail & Guardian's Book of South African Women, and its 200 Young South Africans.

Justice Ian Farlam

Justice Ian FarlamJustice Farlam was a member of the Cape Bar for 25 years and was awarded silk in 1981. While at the Bar, his areas of interest in the law included banking law, shipping law and constitutional law. Farlam has served as a Cape High Court judge, and the Supreme Court of Appeal. He has previously served on the UCT Council prior to his appointment to judicial office and then again as a member elected by the Convocation for the period 1 July 2008 to 2012 during which he served as a member of the Audit Committee, the Academic Freedom Committee, the Institutional Forum and chaired the History of UCT Committee and the Naming of Buildings Committee.

Mr Jeremy Gauntlett SC

Jeremy Gauntlett

Jeremy Gauntlett has been elected to Council by Convocation for four terms since 1996. He was a founding member of Council Exco, post chair of the Remuneration Committee and Honorary Degree Committee, deputy vice-chancellor selection committee, member of the Academic Freedom Committee, and vice-chancellor selection committees. President for ten years of the UCT Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal; member of the Cape, Johannesburg and London Bars.

He is Senior counsel since 1989 and past chairman of Cape Bar Council (two terms) and of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa (three terms). He served for ten years as a member of SA Law Reform Commission and Judge of Appeal of Kingdom of Lesotho. He was a founding vice-president of the Bar for the International Criminal Court and is a past member of the Council of the International Bar Association. He was a Beit Scholar, University of Stellenbosch (1969-73) and Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford (1974-76), and awarded the Harvard Graduate Fellowship. He was elected to Visiting Fellowship, New College, Oxford (1991) and to honorary professorship at University of Stellenbosch (1996). He is in continuous practice as an advocate in Southern Africa and elsewhere since December 1976.

Professor Anton le Roex

Professor Anton le RoexProfessor le Roex was appointed as dean of the science faculty on 1 January 2011.

In addition to posts at UCT, he held teaching and research posts at the University of Hawaii and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, US.

Although Le Roex grew up in Pietermaritzburg, he travelled south to earn his BSc cum laude (geology, geochemistry) from the University of Stellenbosch (1975), his BSc Hons, first-class (geochemistry), at UCT in 1976 and his PhD (geochemistry) at UCT in 1980.

In addition to his teaching and research duties at UCT, Le Roex held numerous administrative posts. He headed the Department of Geological Sciences from 1991 to 2005. He has been a member of the Senate since 1991, and was a student advisor in the Faculty of Science from 1986 to 2002. Since 1998 he has served on 17 UCT and science faculty standing committees and he remains active on at least 10, two of which he chairs and on two others he is the deputy chair.

Le Roex is or has been active on the following scientific committees and working groups: the South African Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SASCAR - Earth Sciences Committee; the Council of the Geological Society of South Africa; the NRF Open Research Programme Earth Science Evaluation Committee (1998 to 2001; Convenor 1999 to 2001); the NRF National Isotope Working Group; the Southwest Indian Ridge Working Group of the International InterRIDGE Programme; the NRF Proposal Funding Committee (2001 to 2004); and the editorial boards of the Journal of African Earth Sciences and the Open Mineralogy Journal.

He is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa, the American Geophysical Union, the Electron Microscopy Society of South Africa, the Mineralogical Society of South Africa, the Royal Society of South Africa and the Geochemical Society.

In addition, Le Roex has authored or co-authored 86 articles in peer-reviewed journals; two chapters in books; 23 extended abstracts and 95 abstracts. His collaborations with other academic institutions and colleagues extend to the US, France, Germany, England, Botswana and Kenya.

Mr Bakar Jakoet

Bakar Jakoet

Aboubakar Jakoet (Bakar) has been chief financial officer of Pick n Pay Stores Ltd, since April 2011. Previous to this he served as group finance controller and then finance director of the retail division and member of the Retail Management Board at Pick n Pay Stores Ltd. He has been a director of Pick n Pay Stores Ltd. since April 2011. he was appointed a divisional director in 1993 and has served on the Retail Management Board since Pick n Pay's formation in 1995. He has been involved in various projects for Pick n Pay both locally and internationally. Jakoet is a chartered accountant. He served as a member of the UCT Council, appointed by the Appointments Committee for the period 2004-2008 and as the Deputy Chair of the UFC and Audit Committee.

Alderman Owen Kinahan

Owen KinahanAlderman Owen Kinahan is the Premier's nomination to Council. He has previously served as the City of Cape Town's nominee since 2002. This is also his second term in the chair at the University Building & Development Committee. He has a long association with many UCT institutions including Smuts Hall and the UCT Irma Stern Museum, and retired in 2011 as the city councillor for many of the suburbs close to UCT after 15 years. His dedication to urban conservation and heritage issues in Cape Town over 30 years has been widely recognised and rewarded.

Professor Sandra Klopper

Prof Sandra KlopperProfessor Sandra Klopper took office as deputy vice-chancellor on 1 January 2012. Her portfolio includes providing leadership in the areas of teaching and learning, and academic planning. She has executive oversight of UCT Libraries and Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS). Klopper uses the title of Professor in the Faculty of Humanities. She has an honours degree in art history (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she returned to write her PhD thesis, tracing the socio-political histories of various traditionalist art forms from present-day northern KwaZulu-Natal. She also has an MA in art and social reform from the University of East Anglia, UK. She has a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation.

Ms Lucille Meyer

Lucille Meyer

Meyer is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chrysalis Academy, a youth development academy that offers a 3-month residential life skills programme to motivated young people between the ages of 17 and 25 who want to contribute positively to society, who are unemployed, have no criminal record and are not using any illegal substance when entering the programme. She has experience both in the civil society and public sector having served as a co-ordinator for the Afesis Community Advice and Resource Centre and national education officer for the South African Domestic Worker's Union.

In the public sector she has served as the Head of the Secretariat at the Constitutional Assembly, Chief Director Management and Executive Services in the Office of the then Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, Deputy Director-General for the Private Office of the President in the Presidency, Chief Executive Officer of the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board and Assistant Secretary to the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. In addition to her BA Med and MBA she has obtained certificates in Human Resource Management (UNISA), Professional Management and an Advanced Diploma in Professional Management (Open University, UK in collaboration with UNISA) and has completed the Senior Executive Programme (Harvard & Wits).

Mr Rorisang Moseli

Rorisang Moseli

Rorisang Moseli is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Commerce in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is the President of the UCT SRC for 2015/2016.

Growing up in Johannesburg, his experiences navigating the spaces within the city have served as his inspiration to become involved in student politics and development agencies. In 2012, he represented South Africa at the New Look: Global Youth Summit where he had the opportunity to perform with RnB star Usher. Rorisang is also a public speaker and debater. He opened for New York Times Bestseller Tony Gaskins in 2013 at the Leadership 2020 Seminar. He is also co-author of the book, Leadership 2020: The Beginning which was compiled by Dj Sbuisiso Leope and available in all reputable book stores throughout South Africa. He also ranked third at the National University Public Speaking Championships and broke into the final list of adjudicators in the National University Debating Tournament in 2015.

Rorisang is passionate about South Africa and the African continent as whole which led to him representing the country at the Mandela Institutes Annual Youth Dialogue of democracy in African states in Kigali, Rwanda in 2014. At the end of his university career, he hopes to venture into the world of economic and social development with a specific look at policy planning and implementation in Developing states.

Ms Rahmat Omar

Rahmat Omar

Rahmat Omar is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education at the University of the Western Cape. She holds a BA from the University of Hull, BA (Hons) and MA from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of London. Omar started her career as a high school teacher.

This was followed by positions as research officer at the Congress of South African Trade Unions, coordinator at the Joint Education Trust where she was involved in the Workers' Higher Education Project (a research, development and policy advocacy initiative which runs pilot projects designed to investigate strategies for implementation of the principles of the National Qualifications Framework), coordinator for Further Education and Training at the South African Institute for Distance Education and as researcher at SWOT (Sociology for Work Unit) at Wits.

She has supervised several postgraduate students and an external examiner. Omar is a member of the Senate and various university and faculty committees at the University of the Western Cape. She has presented at several national and international conferences mainly on issues relating to Call Centres. Omar served as a member of the South African Qualifications Authority (1996-2004) and the Higher Education Quality Council (2005) and member of the Review panel of the Associate in Management Certificate Programme at UCT's Graduate School of Business (2006).

Professor Francis Petersen

Francis Petersen

Professor Francis Petersen was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Innovation) on 1 October 2014. Previously he was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (2008-2014). He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with the B. Ing (Chem), M. Ing (Metal) and Ph.D (Ing) degrees, and completed a short course on Financial Skills for Executive Management with IIR Training.

He is a recipient of the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and the Cape Technikon (now the Cape Peninsula University of Technology) Researcher of the Year Awards and is a regular reviewer, and member of a range of editorial boards for international journals. Petersen was the Head of Strategy at Anglo Platinum Corporation and a member of the executive committee. He holds full professorship from the Cape Technikon where he also represented Senate at their Council; and he is an extraordinary professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch.

He is the founder of the first cohort of industry research organisations in the minerals and energy sectors, and has been actively involved in strategic planning in the Science and Technology Sector, Black Economic Empowerment, Joint Venture formation and Scenario Development. Petersen is serving on various technical, editorial and advisory committees (i.e. Universities, International Journals, International Conferences, NRF, Water Research Commission, NSTF, Department of Science and Technology (DST), NACI, Minerals Education Trust Fund, DST Centres of Excellence).

He is a former Executive Vice-President: Research and Development at Mintek. He is a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), member of the Boards of the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He is a registered professional engineer with ECSA, and a member of the Board of the Precious Metal and Diamond Regulator. He is the chairman of the Investment Committee of the Innovation Fund, and is a Fellow of both the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the South African Academy of Engineers.

Mr Trevor Petersen

Trevor PetersenTrevor Petersen is a former Partner-in-Charge (Cape Town) and chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers Western Cape. He has been a member of the UCT Council since 2002, served as deputy chair of Council from 2004 to 2008 and served two consecutive terms as the Chair of the University Finance Committee.

Mr Sipho Pityana

Sipho Pityana

Mr Sipho Mila Pityana, BA (Hons) (Essex), BSc, MSc (London), DTech (Honoris) is the the founder and Executive Chairman of Izingwe Capital Limited – a black owned investment company group. He is an Advisor for the Labour Relations Council and the Ministry of Education. He is also a Consultant on the Forum of Vice-Chancellors of Historically Black University, as well as an Advisor for the Science and Technology Initiative.

Mr Pityana has a strong record of involvement in academia including his tenure as the Academic Registrar and Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare. He is a former Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa. In 1992 he published a book Beyond the Factory Floor, the first ever survey of COSATU shop stewards.

Mr Pityana joined the private sector in 2002 as an Executive Director: Nedcor Investment Bank. He serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Munich Re-Insurance, Director of Anglo Gold Ashanti, Afrox, Scaw South Africa and Aberdare Cables. He is a member of various business organisations including Business Leadership South Africa.

Dr Max Price

Dr Max PriceDr Max Price began his term of office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town on 1 July 2008. Previous to his appointment he was an independent consultant in the fields of public health, health policy, medical education, and human resources for health planning, as well as consultant to the national Department of Education.

Dr Price has a strong transformation record, built primarily during his tenure as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1996 to 2006. A former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Four Outstanding Young South Africans Award winner (1992), and Student Representative Council president, Dr Price's professional work has included clinical work in hospitals and primary health care.

Professor Maano Ramutsindela

Dr Heidi Raubenheimer

Heidi Raubenheimer

A Consulting Quantitative Research Analyst, Heidi Raubenheimer holds a BSc (Applied Mathematics), BSc (Hons) and MSc from UCT and a PhD (Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch. She has been a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder since 2002 and has held positions in Cadiz Holdings and Sanlam Investment Management. She has lectured from assistant level to senior level in UCT's Department of Statistical Sciences, School of Management Studies and Graduate School of Business. She is a regular reviewer for various South African journals, and external examiner for the University of the Witwatersrand, Deputy Editor of Investment Analyst Journal.

Associate Professor Ulrike Rivett

Ulrike Rivett

Ulrike Rivett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at UCT. She has 10 years' experience as an academic at UCT. During this time she served as an Executive member of the Academics Association and was the President of the Academics Union from 2006-2010. She is a founding member of Cell-Life, an NGO focused on the improving HIV treatment in under-resourced settings. Her research interest lies in the area of basic service delivery to the rural poor in developing countries, and in this function she heads up the iCOMMS team, an interdisciplinary group that supports government structures in offering community oriented and sustainable municipal services. Ulrike served as a member of Council elected by the academic staff for the period 2009 to 2012 and has been re-elected by the academic staff to serve a second term on Council.

Mr Jacques Rousseau

Jacques Rousseau

Jacques Rousseau is a lecturer in the School of Management Studies at UCT and the chairman of the Free Society Institute. He has been on the academic staff for 15 years, during which time he has served on various committees including Senate, the Senate Executive Committee, and the Faculty of Commerce Readmission Appeals and Ethics in Research Committees. He is currently a member of the University Information and Communication Technology Committee, an assessor on the University Student Discipline Tribunal, and the chair of the Academic Freedom Committee.

Rousseau has several publications and research reports, with his areas of current research including epistemic standards in science journalism, decision theory, business ethics and religious conflict. He is a regular contributor to national debates in the public sphere through op-eds, columns and radio interviews. He holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and MA in English from UCT.

Mr Thero Setiloane

Thero Setiloane

Thero Setiloane is the chief executive officer of Business Leadership South Africa, an association at CEO/Chairman level of the 85 largest South African and multinational enterprises in the country.Previously he was the Executive Vice President – Business Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. He was responsible for corporate affairs, global marketing, public policy, government relations, global security, corporate social investments, environmental and community affairs, as well as health and safety.

Born in Durban, he was educated in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, where he completed his studies in engineering at the University of Warwick. Setiloane began his career as a management trainee at Anglo American Corporation of South Africa in the early 1990s, and joined AngloGold Ashanti in 2003. He is on the board of a number of companies, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Gold Council. In his personal capacity, Setiloane is also a Trustee of the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

Professor Danie Visser

Prof Danie VisserProfessor Danie Visser began his term of office as deputy vice-chancellor on 1 January 2009. His portfolio is to advance research and graduate studies, and to oversee the academic affairs of the faculties. Visser is a professor of private law at UCT and a recent recipient of a National Research Foundation A2 rating.

He was educated in South Africa and the Netherlands, obtaining doctorates in law from Pretoria University in 1980 and the University of Leyden in 1985. He is a former dean of the Faculty of Law at UCT (1996-1998) and a sometime holder of the Huber C Hurst Eminent Visiting Scholar Chair at the University of Florida. At UCT, he taught comparative law, comparative legal history, the law of delict, and unjust enrichment. He is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and of the World Academy of Arts and Science, an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a Fellow of UCT.

Mr Sandile Zungu

Sandile Zungu

Sandile Zungu is the executive chairman of Zungu Investments Company (Proprietary) Limited (ZICO). ZICO Investment Holdings is involved in financial services, mining, general services, gaming, book publishing and media. Zungu graduated from UCT in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. A brief career as an engineer followed with various positions at Richards Bay Minerals, Engen Refinery, National Sorghum Breweries and SA Breweries between 1989 and 1994.

His career changed direction in 1995 when he attained an MBA in marketing and finance from UCT. He founded Sarhwu Investment Holdings Limited, now Zungu Investments Company (ZICO) in 1997.From May 2001 to June 2005, he was Chairman of Denel, the youngest-ever head of a parastatal in SA. He remains a prominent business figure, chairing the boards of companies such as Barnard Jacobs Mellet Holdings and Africa Vanguard group of companies. Zungu is a non-executive director of Grinrod and Cipla, a member of the UCT Graduate School of Business Advisory Board and the Presidential BBBEE Advisory Council.

Zungu is the recipient of several awards including the Outstanding Business Strategy Award (2000), the World Economic Forum's Global Leader for Tomorrow Award (2001) and various community social responsibility awards in recognition of his on-going contribution to social upliftment and community development endeavours.

Mr Buyani Zwane

Buyani Zwane

Buyani Zwane is an inspirational speaker, network builder, student, educator and leadership development facilitator. He has been involved in human resources management and leadership Development for over 20 years with local and international companies. He served as executive chairperson at Franklin Covey Southern Africa for 4 years and continues as director of Dynamic Leadership Solutions (Pty) Limited and Magnificent Mile Trading (Pty) Limited, as well as CEO of Breakthrough Development cc, a leadership development company since 2000.

He has served as human resources executive and director in the oil and energy industry, financial sector, gaming industry and public sector. He contributes to human capital and talent development in formal and informal sectors including churches, NGOs, schools, and local and international aid organisations. Zwane has served as part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) specialising in deadership, management, change and transformation management, organisation development and strategy implementation, while at Wits Business School he taught on leadership and strategy execution.

He earned his social sciences degree and post graduate and strategic human resources qualifications from UCT and Wits Business School as well as Management Advancement Programme certificate from WBS. He currently serves as Chief Executive: Group Human Resources for Sanlam Limited. He is also a member of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority in KwaZulu-Natal and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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