Daniel Mantsha new chairperson of Denel - Lynne Brown

Minister says Johannes Motseki has been re-appointed to the Board for purposes of continuity

Minister Lynne Brown appoints new Board of Denel

24 July 2015

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has, following Cabinet approval, rotated the Board of Denel.

Mr Daniel Mantsha is appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board Denel with effect from 24 July 2015 for a three-year period, while Mr Johannes Motseki is re-appointed to the Board for purposes of continuity.

The other new Non-Executive Directors are Mr Thamsanqa Msomi, Mr Tauyame Mahumapelo, Mrs Pinkie Martha Mahlangu, Lt Gen Themba Michael Nkabinde (retired), Ms Mpho Kgomongoe, Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Ms Nonyameko Mandindi and Ms Refiloe Mokoena. Their appointments are for the same period and subject to annual review by the Minister of Public Enterprises.

“I would like to thank the outgoing Board led by Acting Chairperson Martie Janse Rensburg for an outstanding job. They handed over a company that is truly on a path to positive sustainability.

“I commend them for their professionalism and ensuring the handover report was of such a quality that it will be a critical guide to the new board.

“I encourage the new Board to continue working closely with its executive team to solidify the company’s operations with a strong emphasis on issues relating to transformation within the company, skills development and strategic partnerships in South Africa, the region, continental and global trade initiatives aimed at strengthening Denel’s order book,” said Minister Brown.

A brief summary of the profiles of the Non-Executive Directors are as follows:

Mr Mantsha obtained a B Juris in 1991 and LLB in 1993 both from the University of Venda. He is an attorney who has acquired valuable experience over the years in corporate finance, transactional advising, business management Commercial Law, media and communication law, administrative and constitutional law.

Mr Msomi holds a B Juris from UNISA obtained in 2004. He is currently a Chairperson of Inanda Newtown Housing Project Steering Committee and a Director in a Section 21 company. He is also the Legal Adviser to the Minister of Home Affairs.

Mr Mahumapelo obtained a Management Development Programme from the University of Pretoria in 2013, a BSc Financial/ actuarial mathematics from University of Pretoria in 2004. He is currently Managing Director and the owner of Gadikala Lodge. Mr Mahumapelo’s expertise and experience in Financial Management, Information Management and Business Performance will add value to the Board

Mrs Mahlangu obtained a B Proc from University of the North-West in 1997. She is a Director at S.V Mahlangu Attorneys and prior to that she was employed as Candidate Attorney at Gildenhuys Lessing and Malatji Attorneys.

Lt. Gen. Nkabinde (retired) obtained the following qualifications: Practical Project Management from UNISA in 2002, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UNISA in 2007 and is currently busy with his PHD at the University of the Western Cape. He is a retired Lieutenant General of the South African Army and previously held different positions as uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) officer in exile.

Ms Kgomongoe obtained a B Com degree from the University of North West in 1999. She is currently employed by Sithole SS (CA) SA as an Internal Auditor. Ms Kgomongoe also worked as Assistant State Accountant at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Ms Ntshavheni obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Bradford University School of Management, United Kingdom in 2008, a BA Hons Labour Relations and BA Development Studies both from University of Johannesburg in 2000 and BA Political Science from University of Johannesburg in 1999. She is currently employed as a Managing Director at Phore Farms (Pty) Ltd.

Ms Mandindi obtained a BSc. Quantity Surveying from the University of Natal and Executive Leadership Development Programme from Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute, Boston, USA in 1995. She is currently the CEO of Royal Haskoning DHV Engineers.

Ms Refiloe Mokoena obtained a LLB from the University of Natal in 1987 and a B.Juris from University of Zululand in 1985. She has Directorships in the Road Accident Fund and the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA). Ms Mokoena is an Executive Director at Mageza Mokoena and Raffee Inc and Alternate Director at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA).

Statement issued by Mr Colin Cruywagen, Department of Public Enterprises, July 24 2015