Bhekabantu Wilfred Ngubane (Interim
Dip Acc, CA(SA)
Ngubane is the founder and CEO of Ngubane & Co. Chartered Accountants which
now has offices in four provinces. As a Registered Auditor, he has serviced
many high-profile entities, such as Transnet, University of KwaZulu-Natal and
Umgeni Water. Mr. Ngubane was appointed to the PetroSA Board in November
2014. Currently he is serving as the
Interim Chairman of the Board.
Steenkamp has served as the African National Congress (ANC) Northern Cape
Provincial Secretary and ANC National Executive Committee member from
1992-1996. He served as South Africa’s Consul General to Milan, Italy 1998 –
2000. He is Managing Owner of Eagle Services since 2001 which is a fibre optic
infrastructure build company, as well as socio-economic research consulting
business. He is one of the founders and shareholder of Nexus Connexion which is
the BEE company partner of NEOTEL. He
serves on the Perishable Products Export Control Board and chairs its ICT
Committee. He also serves on the Board of PRASA and chairs its SHEQ Committee.
Mr Steenkamp was appointed onto the PetroSA Board in November 2014 and chairs
the Human Capital Board Committee.
BA (Hons) Anthropology;
Cert. Public Relations; Cert Public Admin.
Ntwane is the Managing Director of K2011 (Pty) Limited, an Agricultural Research
Consultancy. Previously, she was the Managing Director at Inis Consulting
Solutions, a project management company. She serves on many boards and trusts,
including the McGregor Museum Board, Central Drug Authority of South Africa,
Winter Cereal Trust and the Vaal University of Technology Council. Ms Ntwane was appointed to the PetroSA Board
in November 2014.
Owen Cedric Tobias
BA LLB, PMD
Tobias is a registered attorney and a partner at Webber Wentzel Inc., where he
is responsible for integrated upstream and downstream oil and gas practices in
Sub-Saharan Africa. His experience in
the petroleum industry includes having worked at Engen Petroleum and as a
managing director of Engen Kenya, and at PetroSA as Head: Legal Counsel. Mr
Tobias was appointed to the PetroSA Board in November 2014.
Muzi W Mkhize
(Chem Eng), BCom, MBL
Mkhize is Chief Director: Hydrocarbons at the Department of Energy. He has more
than 10 years’ working experience in the energy industry, which he accumulated
after his engineering studies. He joined the Department of Minerals and Energy
in 2005. Mr. Mkhize previously served on the CEF, iGas and SFF Boards. He
joined the PetroSA Board in January 2015.
Banothile C. E. Makhubela
BSc. (Chem & Mathematics), BSc. (Hons.) Chem., MSc. (Chem.), PhD, PDM
Dr. Makhubela holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town, and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg.
She is an academic and scientist researching in renewable energy and green chemicals processing/generation as well as petrochemical industry catalytic technologies. She has extensive knowledge and experience gained over a decade of academic research in industry relevant projects.
She also possesses a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and is currently advising/supervising scientific research studies at BSc. Honours, Masters and PhD level within the University of Johannesburg and the University of Cape Town. Dr. Makhubela is a current member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, a young affiliate member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and a member of the Catalysis Society of South Africa, amongst other roles she has occupied. She was appointed to the PetroSA Board in September 2015.
Mr Hlongwa is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Umgeni Water. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a BCom Honors in Accounting (CTA) from the University of Natal. He has worked for Deloitte in South Africa and New York.
Other roles he has held include as Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Government. He also previously worked as a Senior Manager at Siyaya Management Services. He currently serves as a
Council Member at the Durban University of Technology and a Board Member at Msinsi Holdings. He also chairs the Audit Committees of various municipalities and municipal entities. Mr Hlongwa was appointed to the PetroSA Board in September 2015.
Cert. HR, Cert. Politics and Trade Unionism, Cert. BOT, BA Dev. Studies
Mr Baleni is the past General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, a role he held from 2006 until June 2015. He has vast experience as a member of various Boards, including international organisations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (Deputy Chairperson), a Council Member and past Deputy Chairman of the University of Johannesburg. In the pre-1994 era, he served at CODESA, the body negotiating South Africa’s transition to democracy, focusing on the release of political prisoners and levelling the political playing field for all political parties.
As a board member, Mr Baleni brings sound commercial, risk, governance and compliance skills, together with his expertise in health and safety, government relations and collective bargaining processes, industrial relations, human resources, negotiations and political background.
Mr. Baleni has a BA degree in Development Studies from the University of Johannesburg, and studied Political Science and Trade Unionism at Whitehall College (England), and Build on Talent (IMD: Switzerland). He was appointed to the PetroSA Board in September 2015.
Tebogo Isaac Rakgoale
Adv. Rakgoale has vast
executive management experience in legal practice and the administration of law
in both the private and public sectors. This encompasses strong competencies in
policy formulation and strategic corporate governance, financial management,
people management and project management. He is currently the Executive Manager
of Corporate Services at the Limpopo Economic Development Corporation (LEDA).
Other positions he has held include that of Special advisor to the Premier of
Limpopo Provincial Government. He has also held a similar position in the
Northern Cape Provincial Government. Other positions he has occupied, include a
period as Chief State Law Advisor, Premier’s Office, Northern Cape Provincial
Government, Acting Director General, Northern Cape Provincial Administration,
General Manager Corporate Services, Premier’s Office, Northern Cape Provincial
Government among others.
Adv. Rakgoale has also
served as a board member of a number of organizations and companies, including
several Government-appointed committees or commissions. He is an Advocate of
the High Court of South Africa. Adv. Rakgoale has B.Juris and LLB degrees from
the University of the North. He also has certificates and diplomas in
management and leadership development. Adv. Rakgoale was appointed to the
PetroSA Board in January 2016.
Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO)
Mr Zono holds
a BSc Honours degree in Chemistry as well as an MBA and recently a BTheol
degree. He worked a Lecturer and Research Associate at the Nelson
Mandela Metropolitan University. He joined PetroSA as a Research
Scientist in 1998 and has served in various internal roles such as a Chemist,
Scheduler, Production Planner and LP Modeller. He has also held key roles in
strategic projects; these include representing PetroSA on various engagements
with the Department of Energy. He was appointed to the role of
Acting Vice President: Operations in June 2014.