Zuma appoints new BEE council

President Jacob Zuma. Photo: Leon Nicholas.

President Jacob Zuma. Photo: Leon Nicholas.

Published Oct 23, 2014


Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members for the presidential black economic empowerment council, his office said on Thursday.

They are:

- Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies;

- Susan Shabangu, Minister of Women in the presidency;

- Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant;

- Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi;

- Zingiswa Losi, the second deputy president of the Congress of SA Trade Unions;

- Tantaswa Fubu, president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of SA;

- Puleng Tsebe, deputy chairman of Disabled People SA;

- Sandile Zungu, vice-president of the Black Business Council;

- Clive Manci, member of the Board of Business Unity SA;

- Eltie Links, chairman of Doing Business in Africa at the Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business;

- Chantyl Mulder, senior executive for professional development and transformation at the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants;

- Lefadi Makibinyane, chief executive of the Council for Consulting Engineers SA;

- Thami Mazwai, executive chairman of Mtiya Dynamics;

- Yershen Pillay, chairman of the National Youth Development Agency;

- Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele, former housing minister and Central Energy Fund chairwoman;

- Mike Mlengana, president of the African Farmers Association of SA;

- Zinhle Cele, deputy secretary general of the Progressive Professionals Forum;

- Koko Khumalo, deputy president of the Black Management Forum and;

- Caroline Magadla, treasurer general of the SA National Apex Cooperative.

The directors-general of the departments reporting to the ministers serving on the council would serve as alternate members of the council.

The council provides guidance and monitoring of broad-based black economic empowerment performance in the economy.

It makes policy recommendations.

Zuma welcomed the new council members and thanked their predecessors. - Sapa

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