Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board

Tongaat Hulett is pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of the following three new Independent Non-Executive Directors, with effect from 1 October 2008;

Mrs Fatima Jakoet - B Sc, CTA, CA (SA)

Mrs Jakoet has in-depth experience in various facets of large corporate businesses, from both a strategic and operational perspective, including industrial relations, transformation and employment equity issues. 

She commenced her career in the auditing profession, followed by a period lecturing in financial accounting at UWC. She worked in the Eskom Group for ten years in positions ranging from regional and corporate finance to general manager, telecommunications.   After taking on other general management positions, she left the corporate environment to concentrate on personal investment opportunities and directorships. Mrs Jakoet is now a non-executive director of the SA Reserve Bank and its key subsidiaries, Metropolitan Holdings Ltd and its key subsidiaries, Impala Platinum Ltd, New Clicks Holdings Ltd and MTN West and Central Africa Region.  She also chairs various Audit & Risk committees on the boards on which she serves.

Dr Vincent Maphai - BA, MA, PhD

Vincent Maphai is currently Chairman of BHP Billiton, Southern Africa.  Previously, he was Corporate Affairs Director at The SAB-Miller Company, and Chairman of Castle Brewing Company, Namibia.

Prior to joining the private sector in 1998, Dr Maphai had an academic career spanning over two decades.  He taught at the Universities of Transkei, Witwatersrand, Western Cape, Cape Town and Pretoria and holds degrees from the Universities of Natal, UNISA and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.   He was awarded a degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa by the University of Pretoria in 2007. He has held various teaching and research fellowships at institutions abroad, including Oxford, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford.

He has also been involved in various public policy projects and roles including being Chairman of the Presidential Review Commission, The South African Broadcasting Corporation and the Council of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mrs Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube - BA, MSc

Mrs Mjoli-Mncube is currently the economic advisor to the Deputy President of SA, focusing on the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA) and Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA). 

She has worked as a town and regional planner in South Africa, a survey research supervisor at Washington State University, an executive director at a subsidiary of Murray and Roberts, Chairman of the National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency (NURCHA), Chairman of the Rural Housing Loan Fund, Women for Housing and the Open Society Institute in South Africa. She has run her own company Mjoli Development Company and Eziko Investments. Mrs Mjoli-Mncube has been recognized for her work in the SMME sector, empowerment of women and housing finance.

25 September 2008