Left to right: Zolile Duze (Executive Manager Operations), Nontembeko Mayekiso - Nomnganga (Chief Finance Officer) and Thukela Mashologu (Chief Executive Officer)
Thukela Mashologu (Chief Executive Officer)
Thukela resumed duties as CEO of the agency in May 2014, after initially serving as a board member from October 2013. He calls himself an Economic Development Activist with extensive experience and knowledge in the economic development and agribusiness. His economic development experience has been gained at Nestle', Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry , the Chris Hani District Municipality as LED Manager after which he joined AsgiSA EC and later acted as Chief Operation Officer of the ECRDA. He then ventured in Business Finance sector having worked for IDC as a Senior Regional Officer for the EC. He currently sits on the boards of the Mohair Trust and Mohair Empowerment Trust, and has acted as deputy chairman for the Eastern Cape Ostrich Producers Organisation (ECOPA) and was a member of the Ostrich Business Chamber, the Integrated Meat Processors of the Eastern Cape (IMPEC), and the Tsitsikamma Development Trust. Thukela holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Fort Hare, Diploma in Farm Business Management from Fort College of Agriculture and Project Management Diploma from Tshwane University of Technology.
Nontembeko Mayekiso - Nomnganga (Chief Finance Officer)
Mrs Nomnganga is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Chris Hani Development Agency. Prior, she worked for the parent municipality, Chris Hani District Municipality, for 11 years, from intern to the position of Deputy Director Annual Financial Statements.She has vast knowledge on the processes and functions within local government, and holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting and a BCom Accounting Degree from Walter Sisulu University, previously known as the University of Transkei. She also holds a Certificate Program in Management Development (CPMD) endorsement from Wits Business School. She is also currently a member of the Chris Hani District Municipality Planning Tribunal
Zolile Duze (Executive Manager Operations)
Mr Duze is currently employed as the Executive Manager Operations (EMO) at the Chris Hani Development Agency, after a few years as General Manager at GFADA. He is an Agribusiness Practitioner with 13 + years’ experience in developing small scale farmers through market linkages, capacity building and skills development to commercialize their farming operations. He participated in the land reform programme restructuring and support in the Free State, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo Provinces, through resource mobilization from Public and Private Sector partners. He has served as a Ministerial Trustee in the Sorghum Trust,National Agricultural Marketing Council, Essential Oils Incubator Programme,South African Grain Information Services (SAGIS) and the Transformation Committee for Winter Cereal Trust. He holds an Honours Degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development from Tshwane University of Technology, an Advanced Management Programme (MAP) from Wits Business School, National Diploma in Farm Management from Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry, and a CPMD from Wits Business School.