Who We Are

Who We Are2018-12-17T14:33:46+00:00

SECTOR COUNCIL BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Raletlhogonolo Abram Tlhoaele (Andile)

Chairperson

Mr. Tlhoaele is the Chairperson of the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council and CEO of Inforcomm responsible for business development since 2005.

Mr. Tlhoaele is the former member of the Presidential BEE Advisory Council’s Subcommittee on Instruments to Promote BEE, Verification and Charters; former chairperson of the Association of BEE Professionals (ABP) and former deputy chairperson of MICT SETA.

Mr. Tlhoaele is an expert on BEE policy development and implementation. He was part of the initial team of ICT industry leaders who drafted the B-BBEE ICT Charter in 2003 which was gazetted as a Sector Code in 2012. Mr. Tlhoaele has completed the BEE Management Development Programme at UNISA; Harvard Business School’s Key Executive Programme and Leading Your Small Business through Its Lifecycle programme in Boston, Massachusetts, US. He is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA) since May 2012.

Ms. Pheladi Gwangwa

Deputy Chairperson

Ms Gwangwa was nominated by the Broadcasting industry; she holds a BProc LLB degree, as well as LLM in Communications Law. She has a good understanding of the media industry, including the regulatory environment, the political context within which the industry operates and the competitive global business environment.

Ms. Petronella Linders

Member

Ms Linders represents the Government and in particular the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services where she is currently the Chief Director responsible for Gender Equity, Disability Mainstreaming, Youth Development and Children’s Empowerment and Protection. She is the former Commissioner and Deputy Chairperson of the National Youth Commission (NYC) now known as the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

She was a member of the research team that drafted the Code of Good Practice on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities and Technical Assistance Guidelines as well as the South African input to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities the Code issued in 2003 and the Convention was adopted by the UN in 2007.

She represented the community constituency at NEDLAC for the submission on the “Economic Empowerment Program for Persons with Disabilities” at the Job Summit, and participated in the Development Chamber and the NEDLAC Executive Council from 1997 to 2003.

Ms. Sarah-Jane Capazario

Member

Ms Capazario is a registered Skills Development Facilitator and specialises in Skills Development, Enterprise and Supplier Development, Socio-Economic Development and Employment Equity. She has over five (5) years of experience as a B-BBEE consultant in the Information and Communications Technology Sector. She has focused on B-BBEE training and B-BBEE consultation.

Ms Dimakatso Qocha

Member

Adv. Dimakatso Qocha is a Councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. She is an ICT Policy and Regulatory Specialist.  She worked at Sentech as specialist Policy and Regulatory. She was part of the team that contributed to the promulgation of the Electronic Communications Act and the ICASA amendment Act.

She later joined the National Association of Broadcasters as Deputy Executive Director. During her tenure, she was involved in the formulation of broadcasting policy and regulatory submissions to the Regulator and Parliament, that changed the landscape of the industry. She was further instrumental and party to negotiations on needletime royalties between broadcasters and collecting societies.

She previously served as a Non-Executive Director at the Road Accident Fund. Currently she serves on the board of the National Film and Video Foundation, and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. She is a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa.

Dimakatso holds an LLB degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Interpretation and Drafting of Contracts.

Mr. Tshepang Lesiba

Member

Mr Lesiba was nominated by Organised Labour. He holds a Diploma in Telecommunications Policy Regulation and Management (Wits University), National Diploma (N6) in Electrical Engineering Light Current (Tshwane South College) and has completed a Labour Law Advanced Program (UNISA). He currently holds the position of Provincial Deputy Chairperson in the Communication Workers Union and is serving on the Telkom Retirement Fund Board.

Mr. Frank Awuah

Member

Mr Awuah holds BSc Engineering (Electrical/Electronics), Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees. He is the Chairperson of the Technical Committee of the National Association of Broadcasters. He was nominated by the Broadcasting sub sector. He is currently working at the SABC as a Distribution Specialist: Spectrum.

Mr. Lucky Masilela

Member

Mr Masilela holds a BSc Applied Physics and Electronics Engineering; he is currently the Chief Executive Officer for ZA Central Registry and a Board Director of .zadna, the ZA Domain Name Authority, and is the past Chairman of the South African Communications Forum (SACF).

Mr. Mduduzi Mkhonza

Member

Mr Mkhonza is the President of the Black IT Forum and member of Presidential Working Group: Black Professionals. He holds a BSc (Computer Science and Economics) and MBA (Information Management and e-Commerce). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Akha-Unique Solutions, Managing Director of NG Networks and Director at 2063 Innovation Network Cooperative.

Mr. Richard Poulton

Member

Mr Richard Poulton was nominated by Organised Labour. He is an NEC member of the Communication Workers Union. He has a technical background in the ICT sector and has a Diploma in HRM and has completed certificates in Project Management, Telecoms Policy Regulatory and Management. He is currently an Operational Specialist in an ICT company and served on the Digital Dzonga Advisory Council and ISETT (now MICT) SETA.

Ms. Morwesi Ramonyai

Member

Ms Ramonyai was nominated on behalf of the Youth Sector, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has completed an Executive MBA a UCT GSB; she is the Sherpa of G20 Young Entrepreneur South Africa (YESA), a Board Member of Business Development Subcommittee, Chairperson of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), and Independent Audit Committee Member of Metrobus and a former National Deputy President for Black IT Forum. She is an entrepreneur and previously founded and managed a B-BBEE Advisory business, Borena Consulting, and is the Managing Director of Borena Energy and CCO of The Sun Exchange.

Mr. Michael Adrian Schofield (Adrian)

Member

Mr Schofield is a Fellow and Professional Member of IITPSA (the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa), where he is currently Programme Consultant. He was a member of the Working Group who supported the drafting of the B-BBEE ICT Charter in 2003, which was gazetted as a Sector Code in 2012. He has served in leadership roles for many local and international ICT sector associations for over 30 years and headed the Applied Research Unit at the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering at Wits University for ten years. He currently serves on two governance committees for the City of Joburg.

Mr. Thulani Tshefuta

Member

Mr Tshefuta was also nominated by Organised Labour. He has served on the following Boards: Presidential High Level Economic Council, Presidential Youth Working Group, Deputy Chairperson of the National Skills Authority (NSA), and National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC).

Mr. Robert Makatu

Member

Mr Makatu represents the Government and in particular the Department of Communications, where he is responsible for research, policy development and implementation in the Broadcasting sector. He holds Certificates in Policy Development & Management (Regenesys), Telecommunications Policy, Regulation & Management (Wits Business School) and Advanced Project Management (UNISA). He holds a BA Human & Social Sciences (Univen) and a University Educational Diploma (Univen). He received a UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning CONFINTEA Scholarship in 2016 to Hamburg, Germany. Mr Makatu has been or is a member of the following committees: Control of Marketing of Alcoholic Beverages Bill 2015 Task Team; Department of Trade & Industry Music Industry Strategy Development (2011); South African National Commission for UNESCO (to date).

Ms. Natasha Reuben

Member

Ms. Reuben holds an MBA with the Management College of South Africa, as well as an MDP in B-BBEE with the University of Witwatersrand. She has over (eight) 8 years of experience in B-BBEE Strategic management, Skills Development and HR and was nominated by the Information Technology Association of South Africa wherein she serves as an Executive Member. She is also an Entrepreneur and founder of the Excellous Group which is an HR & Transformation consulting company.