Coega Development Corporation
Coega Industrial Development Zone
Coega Development Corporation Board Members
Chairperson (Acting) and Founding Member:
Dr Paul Jourdan
|Dr Paul Jourdan (Acting Chairperson of the CDC) was appointed: 1 July 1999.
Dr Jourdan (60) holds a BSc. in Geology and a BA in African Government from UCT; a Post Graduate Diploma in Exploration Geophysics from ITC in Delft, Netherlands; a PhD in Politics from Leeds University, UK; and a MSc. in Mineral Economics from Wits University.
He is currently an independent consultant on resource-based development strategies. As Deputy Director General in charge of Special Projects in the Department of Trade and Industry, Jourdan was responsible for the establishment of Industrial Development Zones pioneered by Coega and later, as CEO of Mintek, he contributed to the planning of the CDC’s metallurgical cluster.
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Member:
Mninawe (Pepi) Silinga
|Mninawe (Pepi) Silinga (Chief Executive Officer of the CDC) was appointed: 1999.
Silinga (47) is a professionally registered Civil Engineer (Pr. Eng), Project Manager (PMP), Chartered Director (Cir. Dir.) and a fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers (SAAE).
Silinga holds a Bsc. Eng. (KwaZulu Natal), M. Eng. (Wits) and MBA (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) and has participated in management programmes with UNISA (MDP), Stellenbosch (CMP), Oxford and INSEAD (AMP).
He currently serves on the CSIR, ASGISA-EC and ECDC Boards, all public sector enterprises.
Jan de Bruyn
|Jan de Bruyn (Member and serves in AFC & HR&R Sub-Committee of the CDC) was appointed : 1 July 1999.
De Bruyn (74) holds a BSc, BEng. (Civil) from Stellenbosch University; a MBL (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), and an AMP diploma (Harvard University).
After a 32-year career, he retired from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as Deputy Managing Director.
De Bruyn served on the boards of the SBDC, Algorax (Chair), Hulett Aluminium, Gencor, Saldanha Steel (Chair) and MDP (20 years, with 10 as Chair), as well as on the executive of the Johannesburg Afrikaanse Sakekamer and the AHI (Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut).
Resident and Local Politician:
|Bicks Ndoni (member of the CDC) was appointed: 14 December 2007. Pumelele Stanley Ndoni (52), better known as Bicks, was born in Uitenhage but currently resides in Port Elizabeth, now part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM). He obtained a BA degree from Vista University in 2001. He was employed at Goodyear, Uitenhage, from 1980 until 1996, when he was inaugurated as a Uitenhage Transitional Council Councilor. In 1999, he was elected Mayor of Uitenhage, and served in that post until the formation of the NMBM in 2000, when he filled the position of Portfolio Councilor for Infrastructure, Engineering and Energy Committee in 2001. He was inaugurated as the first Deputy Executive Mayor of the NMBM in 2002 and served in that position until 2009. Bicks was born and brought up in the Coega region - specifically in the Uithenhage area where, like many others, he began his career in the automotive industry working for Goodyear. Bicks later became actively involved in local government and has worked his way up to his current position of Deputy Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, which he has held since 2002. His involvement on the Coega Board has ensured that synergies between Coega and local government are maximised.
|Nomfanelo Magwentshu (Member of the CDC) was appointed: 2012.
Magwentshu (41) is a seasoned executive with experience in strategic development and operational management. She is currently a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company. She has worked as a Group Integration Executive at ABSA Bank, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and in executive positions at South African Airways (SAA).
Magwentshu has a MBA, BSC Hons (Statistics) and a B.Sc (Mathematics and Statistics). She is a 2011 Fellow of the Archbishop Tutu African Leadership Programme in association with Oxford University.
She is also chairperson of the South African Forestry Company Limited (Safcol) and a non-executive director at the Nampak, Peregrine Holdings, the ECDC and Air Traffic Navigation Services.
|Sybert Liebenberg (Member and serves in AFC & HR&R Sub Committee of the CDC) was appointed: 2010.
Liebenberg (42) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA). He brings extensive experience in research, strategy and policy development from across the African continent as well as project implementation in South Africa and a number of African countries, including Swaziland, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Liebenberg has also served as the acting Head of Department of the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Developement and Environmental Affairs. He holds a BA degree in political science, sociology and development administration; an honours in political science and a Masters degree in Public and Development Management; all from the University of Stellenbosch.
|Sipho Zikode (Member of the CDC) was appointed: April 2011.
Zikode (49) is the Deputy Director General of the Empowerment Enterprise Development Division (EEDD) at the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI).
He has a B.Comm (Economics) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa, and a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Mangosutho Technikon.
He also has an MBA by the University of Pretoria. In 1999 he rose from Deputy Director Defence Portfolio to the position as Chief Director Industrial Participation in 2003 later taking up the DDG position for EEDD.
AUDIT AND FINANCE SUB-COMMITTEE
|Ayanda Mjekula (Member of the CDC) was appointed: 2010.
Mjekula (61) is Chief Executive Officer of the South African Supplier Development Agency as well as the Chairperson on Ubank (formerly Teba) and serves on the Audit Committees of Safika Holdings and South AfricanRugby.
Mjekula serves as Chairman of the National Arts Festival (Grahamstown), as well as Chairman of both the UFH Foundation and its Finance Subcommittee, and on the Council of UFH. He was Chairperson of the Central Energy Fund (Pty) Ltd (CEF), responsible for holding the oil and gas interests of the South African government. He has also served on the boards of the PetroSA Limited; Petroleum Agency of South Africa (Chairman).
He holds an MBA from Western Michigan University, USA, and a BA degree from the University Fort Hare (UFH).
|Ayanda Mjekula (Member of the CDC) was appointed: 2010.
Member of the CDC was appointed: May 2010.
Qanqule has worked as Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee (Rand Mutual Assurance); Director and Chairman of Audit Committee (Royale Energy Pty. Ltd); Director of Armgold (Pty) Ltd.; Financial Director (Harmony Gold Limited): Executive Manager at Worldwide African Investment Holdings; and Corporate Credit Manager at Nedcor Corporate and International Division.
Qanqule holds a BComm. Degree (Rhodes University); BComm. Hons. (RU); CTA (UNISA); CA (SA); and a Certificate in Financial Markets (Acumen). She is a registered member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Bankers. She serves as Director of Astute Intellect (Pty) Ltd and sits on the Investment Committee of the KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund as well as being a Director and Member of the Audit Committee at CS Holdings.
|Member of the CDC and was appointed: May 2010.
Zakuza is currently a Board Member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors and current Chairman of the Education Training and Development Committee of IRBA and a member of its subcommittees.
While holding the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants (ABASA) ambassadorship, he is a previous member of several committees at SAICA and currently a Trustee of the Thuthuka Bursary Fund as proposed by ABASA. Zakuza is a former Head of Department of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare. He is also the founder member of a firm of Chartered Accountants at TSZB based in King Williams Town.
Zakuza has a B.Comm from the University of the North (now Limpopo). He has a PGDM (Financial Accounting) PGDA from UCT. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and as a Certified Internal Auditor in 2000.
OUR EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ms Bongeka Jojo - Chief Financial Officer
Mr Hennie van der Kolf - Executive Manager: Infrastructure Development Unit
Mr Themba Koza - Executive Manager: Operations Business Unit
Mr Zuko Mapona - Executive Manager: Human Capital Solutions and Corporate Services
Dr Mpumi Mabula - Executive Manager: CDC Services
Mr Monde Mawasha - Executive Manager: Coega Strategic Solutions
Mr Christopher Mashigo - Executive Manager: Business Development