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SPG Board of Directors

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Board of directors led by Company’s founding Executive Chairman provides strategic leadership and a multidisciplinary executive team takes responsibility for the day-to-day running of the company.

Full details of the directors are given in the relevant section hereunder but they are:

Mr. Mzolisi Diliza Executive Chairman
Mr. David Moshapalo Executive Deputy Chairman
Mr. Mashilo David Mogale Non-Executive Director.
Mr. Njabulo Mthembu Non-Executive Director
Mrs. Nadine Goldblatt Finance Director

Mzolisi Diliza - Executive Chairman

Mzolisi Diliza

Mzolisi Diliza is the founding Executive Chairman of Strategic Partners Group (Pty) Ltd ("SPG") – a broad-based black economic empowerment partner in the Bombela Concession Company ("BCC"). BCC is responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link Project.

He is the former Chief Executive of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, a position he has occupied since 1998 when he became the first black person to occupy such a position after more than 100 years until his retirement in December 2010.

He is a pre-eminent member of the South African business community, a member of the Institute of Directors, and a former Vice Chairman of Business South Africa ("BSA"). BSA is a business formation that together with the Black Business Council formed the current Business Unit South Africa ("BUSA"). He is a former Commissioner of the BEE Commission which was established to develop a clear and coherent vision and strategy for Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa.

He is the immediate past Chairman of the International Chambers of Commerce South Africa, (ICCSA) with headquarters in Paris, a former Director of Uthingo Lotteries, Gold Reef Casino Resorts Limited and a former Executive Member of the Mining Industries Association of Southern Africa ("MIASA") and the London based International Council on Mining and Metals ("ICMM"). He is accredited for setting up the Black Management Forum Investment Company Limited (BMFI) and being its founding Chairman, a position he held for more than 10 years.

He is currently engaged in a range of activities that place him at the front-end of major industrial and commercial initiatives. In giving effect to this, he participated in a number of Black Economic Empowerment initiatives as evidenced by the fact that he is a director of a number of companies which include Growthpoint Properties Limited, Aurecon, Bombela Operating Company and Bombela Maintenance Company. He is also the Chairman of Mega Express, and Teba Fund Trust, a controlling shareholder of uBank Controlling Company Limited.

He matriculated from Jongilizwe College for the Sons of Chiefs in Tsolo and obtained Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Administration (Honours) degrees from the Universities of Rhodes and Stellenbosch respectively.

David Moshapalo - Executive Deputy Chairman

David Moshapalo

Mr David Moshapalo is the Executive Deputy Chairman of Strategic Partners Group (Pty) Ltd, the BEE Partner of the Bombela Consortium for the Gautrain Project, and the Chairman of Isithimela Rail Services (Pty) Ltd (Gautrain). He is one of the founding members of Fabcos (Foundation for African Business and Consumer Service) established in 1988. As the Liquor Forum Leader he helped to formulate the special liquor licence for the shebeens in South Africa.

He participated in the various Government Task Teams that resulted in the Small Business Enabling Act which brought about Government agencies NSBC (National Small Business Council) Ntsika and Khula. As a member of the Executive Committee of Business South Africa (BSA), he facilitated Black Management Forum’s (BMF) participation in Nedlac for the Employment Equity Act debates.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Kumnandi Leisure and Liquor Holdings (Pty) Ltd CEO Kumnandi leisure and liquor holdings (PTY) Ltd and a director of Withmore Investments (PTY) Ltd (formerly Phetogo), a BEE Shareholder of KWV (Pty) Ltd.

Strategic Partners Group (Pty) Ltd; Kumnandi Leisure and Liquor Holdings (Pty) Ltd; Withmore Investments (Pty) Ltd (formerly Phetogo); Bombela Concession Company (Pty) Ltd, Bombela Turnkey Contractor Joint Venture (Pty) Ltd; Isithimela Rail Services (Pty) Ltd (Gautrain); Gauteng Tourism Authority

Modern Management Caltex Oil (SA) (Pty) Ltd, New leadership program; Arthur D Little Man. Education Institute (Cambridge, USA); Industrial Relations Human Resources Development and Personnel Management (Japan); ILO Strategic Management of Employer’s Organisation in English speaking Africa (Italy)

Mashilo David Mogale - Non-Executive Director

Mashilo David Mogale

David is currently the Executive Board Chairman of Leboneng North Investment Holdings. A result-oriented individual with excellent communication and time-management skills, David has dealt extensively with local and international clients over a period of many years. He is conscientiously committed to research to ensure that the very best organisational interests are consistently achieved. In addition, David is always willing to learn and use new technology so that corporate objectives are realised by doing things in the most modern ways.

Among other qualifications, David holds a Masters Degree in Economics, Bachelors Degrees in Business Science and Business Administration as well as a Higher Diploma in Accounting. He is currently registered as a PhD student at the Monarch Business School based in Switzerland.

Njabulo Mthembu - Non-Executive Director

Njabulo Mthembu

Njabulo is the Managing Director of Black Management Forum Investment Company Ltd. Previously he was a senior deal maker in the Venture Capital unit of the Industrial Development Corporation. Prior to this he was a partner at Treacle Private Equity, a venture capital and private equity firm for nine years. Treacle managed Treacle Fund I, a R250 million IT and telecommunications fund and Treacle Fund II, a R500 million general sector fund, both funds are fully realized. Njabulo left his executive role at Treacle when the company elected to discontinue private equity fund management.

Prior to this he was a senior associate at Deloitte and Touche, New York, for six years where he managed audit engagements for companies in diverse industries including Leveraged Buyout Funds. His professional experience includes fund raising, assessing and structuring investments, performing due diligence investigations and post investment monitoring. Njabulo has concluded transactions in the IT, Telecoms, Services, Software, Food and High Tech industries. He has also served on the boards of publicly traded and private companies including an assignment as executive committee and board member of the Southern African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. He currently serves on the boards of ISA Holdings Ltd, a JSE listed software company, Computershare South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Strategic Partners group (Pty) Ltd and Sunfield Fortuna, a non-profit organization for the handicapped.

Njabulo holds a BA in economic history & industrial psychology from Natal University, a BS in accounting (Magna cum laude) and MS (accounting) from Long Island University, New York. He was admitted to the America Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in 1997.

Nadine Goldblatt – Finance Director

Nadine Goldblatt

Nadine qualified as a CA (SA) in 2003 and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She obtained her Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree, Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation from UNISA. She has in addition a variety of other financial, audit and tax related certificates.

After completing her degrees, Nadine completed academic articles through lecturing at Boston City Campus as well as part-time lecturing which she still continues to do. She completed her Trainee Accounting Articles at PWC. She was then taken on by PWC full time from January 2003 as an Assistant Audit Manager for a year and thereafter was head hunted as Audit Manager to PFK from 2004 to 2006 to assist with Capital Gains Tax Valuations and in their Audit department.

In February 2006, with her strong audit background and CA(SA) qualification, she obtained an opportunity at MediKredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd as their Commercial Manager where she managed their Financial Control Department, Account Management Department, Quality Control Department and Value Audit Department, investigating fraud claims and ensuring the quality of healthcare claims being processed and paid. She then got promoted to the role of Financial Manager, running the Finance Department until January 2015.

In February 2015 she joined the SPG Group as the Finance Director and is also a member of SPG Executive Committee.