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Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro  Chairperson of GPF

CA (SA); M.Com in Financial Management (UCT); B.Com (UCT), Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (UCT), Higher Diploma in Tax (Law) (Wits),

Lindiwe is a qualified as a Chartered Accountant having served articles at KPMG.  She started her merchant banking career in 1999 with Rand Merchant Bank, as a Structured Financier focusing on property finance. She moved on to Project Finance to specialise in concessions, public private partnerships and infrastructure finance. Her role entailed financial advisory, debt and equity structuring and arranging.

From 2006 to 2012 - Lindiwe worked as an Independent financial advisor on infrastructure projects and acquisitions.

2013 to 2015, Lindiwe joined PetroSA assuming the role of Group CFO responsible for the accounting function, taxation, treasury, insurance, supply chain and information services.

Lindiwe has served as a non-executive director of a number of listed and private companies, and as a member of the audit and risk committee, and social & ethics committee.

She currently serves on the following boards:
Pioneer Foods Limited, Torre Industries Limited, Hyundai Automotive South Africa, Liquid Capital (Pty) Ltd, and Open Society foundation of SA (NPO).

Previous boards include:-

Woolworths Holdings Limited, Group 5 Limited, Sea Harvest (Pty) Ltd, Imperial Bank Limited, Futuregrowth Asset Management, Rand Merchant Bank Junior Board, Saatchi & Saatchi , and PetroSA.

National Empowerment Fund (NEF) Investment Committee.

Nkomotana Clifford Motsepe
Deputy Chairperson of GPF

BProc (University of Limpopo); LLB (University of Limpopo); Postgraduate training in International and Leadership Skills, Organisational Skills Dynamics and Strategic Management; Human Rights, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Magistrates and High Court Practice and Dispute Resolution; Project and Risk Management; and Supply Chain Management

Nkomotana began his career as a Practicing Attorney with Mankoe Incorporated in 2000, representing clients in both the public and private sectors. He moved on to the Department of Health as Senior Manager: Procurement, where he was responsible for overall strategic management, and compliance with the PFMA and other relevant legislation. Nkomotana then served as Company Secretary and Legal Advisor to the Polokwane International Airport, Municipal Manager of the Waterberg District, and as Acting Senior General Manager in the Policy and Planning Coordination Unit in the Office of the Premier. In 2009 he became Head of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in Limpopo Province, responsible for the strategic leadership of 30 municipalities, and the Headmen, Senior Traditional Leaders and Kings in the province. He progressed to become MEC responsible for this department and later an MP in the Limpopo Provincial Legislature.  Nkomotana served on the SABC Board from 2010 to 2011.  In 2014, he focussed again on the legal sector, serving his pupillage with the Johannesburg Bar of Advocates until his admission to the Bar.  He currently practices as an Advocate with the Duma Nokwe Group of Advocates.


Previous boards include:-

SABC board 2010 to 2011

Maepa Tlaweng Paki Mphahlele

BA Hons (Psychology); BA Hons (Economics); B Ed; HED; MSc (Financial Economics) (London)

Pakie began his career as a university lecturer in financial economics, later taking this into practice in the corporate banking environment at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, where he undertook economic development research. From there he moved to National Treasury, then took up managerial positions as a business analyst for development agencies offering wholesale finance to micro-finance companies in South Africa (including the National Housing Finance Corporation and the Rural Housing Loan Fund). Paki founded Mafori Management Consultants in1998, a consulting firm specialising in micro and housing finance. He also offers strategic, operational and institutional assessment services to financial institutions.

Previous boards include:-
Pakie serves on the Board of Micro-Finance South Africa.

Timothy Mandla Sukazi

BProc (Unisa), LLB – (Unisa), LLM-Commercial Law – (UCT)


Timothy is a founding director of Tim Sukazi Inc. and was a former partner and director of Bowman Gilfillan Inc. where he served in a Participations Committee between 2010 to 2013. He is a qualified attorney who specialising in different field of the law, namely; Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Regulatory law and Sports and Entertainment law. His experience includes advising on; General Company Law, M&A transactions, capital market transactions mining and environmental law, Renewable Energy and regulatory matters, BEE transaction structuring, etc.

In the Sports and Entertainment law fields, he has experience includes advising on; Endorsement transactions, professional football players contracts, general commercial transactions pertaining to sport such as image and autograph rights regime, professional football clubs on industry regulatory matters, deals in other sporting codes such as boxing rugby, music artist agreements.

He is also the founder of Quality Talent Sports (“QT Sports”) one of the most prominent sports agencies in the country.

Tim also served in the Ministerial Advisory Committee which was tasked to advise the Minister of Social Development between 2013 & 2014. He is currently serving as a member on the Gauteng Gambling Board.

Rachel Kalidass

BCompt (Unisa); CTA (University of Natal); BCom (Hons) (University of Natal); CA (SA))

Rachel Kalidass is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of extensive experience in internal & external auditing, financial management, business process review, corporate governance and risk management. She is currently the Managing Director of R Kalidass and Associates, a practice of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors.

Rachel currently serves on the Audit Committee of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA Independent Audit Committee Chairperson) leading them to achieve a clean audit opinion, Departments of Labour and Human Settlements (Audit Committee Member) and Compensation Fund (Independent Audit Committee Chairperson). She is also a current Board Member of the Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority (FSGLA).


She previously served as the Board Chairperson of the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA), Board Member of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board (MGB), and as Independent Non-Executive Director of NEHAWU Investment Holdings, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), South African National Parks (SANPARKS) and the National Library of South Africa (NLSA).


R Kalidass and Associates was previously appointed by the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs as the Specialised Investment Team for the province, responsible for facilitating strategic economic projects. Rachel was also appointed by the then Minster BEE Molewa to the Business Process Review Committee of the Department of Water Affairs, responsible for the turnaround on finance and audit related matters for the period 2011 to 2014.

Busisiwe Nzo

BSc (QS) Hons (NMMU); Property Development Programme (UCT); PrQs

Busi (as she is affectionately known) is a practicing professional quantity surveyor (PrQs) registered with the South African Council of Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). She is currently a partner (managing and active) at a private practice, Lakhanya Quantity Surveyors, which has offices in various regions of the country. She is also a professional member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS).

Her experience in the professional building industry spans more than 15 years, from working in reputable professional practices in Port Elizabeth and East London as a student during her university days and later as a candidate QS until she obtained her professional status. She has also worked as a provincial project manager at the Department of Human Settlements, on a secondment basis, where her involvement included the life-cycle tracking of projects, management of cash flow between provincial government and municipalities, compliance with project agreements, alignment of projects with municipal IDPs, project audits and quality management. She was a quantity surveying part-time lecturer at some point, and now currently also as an academic course moderator at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) QS department. She has also been involved in emerging contractor development mentorship.


She serves, for the second term, as a council member (equivalent to board) on the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) since 2012, serving on its, Audit & Risk Management Committee, Industry Advisory Committee, and Social Transformation Committee & IT Committee. She also chairs its Technical Advisory & Claims Committee. She was nominated at board level to co-drive a Women Empowerment Programme (WEP) in the previous term 2012-2015, which now forms part of the organization’s Social Transformation agenda, with a focus on training and supporting women within the construction fraternity with technical and business skills. She is also a member and deputy chairperson of the advisory board to the QS department at NMMU, since 2012. A Top 40 Under 40 Nelson Mandela Business Chamber young achiever in 2013.  She is a recipient of the Women in Property Network – Businesswoman of The Year (Entrepreneur) 2016 for the Western Cape region.

Nangamso Maponya 

MSC Finance & Investment (Geneva Business School) , MA Finance & Investment (London School of Business & Finance) BCom (Hons) – Financial Management (Unisa) , BCom, Management Accounting (Unisa).

Nangamso Maponya is an Investment Banking and Infrastructure Project Finance Professional, currently employed by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA). She was appointed as a Board Member of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) with effect from 01 April 2017. Nangamso is also a member of the Funding Committee as well as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee of the GPF.

She has extensive experience in Infrastructure Investment in the Transport, Logistics and ICT sectors having also participated in the funding and monitoring of a number of infrastructure projects such as Public Transport (including BRT’s) systems, ICT Broadband, Oil & Gas, Student Accommodation, Maritime Infrastructure and Private Equity Investment.

Nangamso is a candidate Chartered Banker MBA, with Bangor University and Institute of Bankers Scotland.


Moloantoa Geoffrey Makhubo

Acting CEO from the 1st January 2018.

Moloantoa Geoffrey “Geoff” Makhubo has been appointed as a Trustee of the GPF with effect from 1 July 2017. He currently serves as an elected Public Representative in the City of Johannesburg, where he has served as Councillor from being elected in May 2011.  Geoff is an accounting, finance and IT specialist with 16 years’ professional experience in a wide range of business management and specialist finance functions. From June 2011 to July 2016 Geoff was a Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Finance as well as Chairperson of the Governance Mayoral Cluster and Leader of Executive Business.

He is a Co-President of Global Fund for Cities Development based in Paris and in private business.

Geoff holds B.Com degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Wits School of Governance.  He is currently completing his Msc Finance (Economic Policy) at the University of London and finalising Masters in Management (Public and Development Management) dissertation.