PRETORIA – Mondo Mazwai has made history as the first female or black South African to lead the Competition Tribunal after being appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new chairperson of the tribunal with effect from Thursday, the trade and industry department (dti) said.
Mazwai, who holds an LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, previously served as national head of competition at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr before joining the tribunal on a full-time basis in 2013, the dti said.
She had taken over from Norman Manoim who served as a member of the tribunal for 20 years; the last 10 years as chairperson.
Ramaphosa had also re-appointed three other Competition Tribunal members in terms of the Competition Act at the recommendation of the Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel.
The reappointed members were Yasmin Carrim, who had been a tribunal member for 15 years; Andreas Wessels, who had been a member for 10 years; and Andiswa Ndoni, who had been a tribunal member for 10 years, the dti said.