Group Executive Chair
Thando graduated with honours in Business Science (Accounting and Finance) and BCom specialising in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town. In 2004 Thando joined Personal Trust, an independent trust and investment management company specialising in the management of retirement capital. His strong leadership skills and strategic vision enabled Thando to make an invaluable contribution to the management of the company and was appointed as Managing Director in January 2015. Thando is passionate about building an inclusive economy and society. As Executive Chairman, he maintains oversight of the ReimagineSA divisions. Thando is chairman of UBUMBO Western Cape and serves on various boards, including ASSET.
Executive Director I Investments
Nqobile holds a LLB Degree from the University of Witwatersrand and currently pursuing a CFA charter designation. Prior to joining ReimagineSA, he was part of the Black Professionals Scholarship Fund, geared at funding previously disadvantaged high school graduates through tertiary education. A key focus is pursuing interests in the ITC sector, where Nqobile looks for ways in which technology can be used to actively address African socio-economic issues.
Executive Director I Ubuntu Advisory
Luvuyo majored in Philosophy at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, United States. His thesis explored the Ethics of Transformation in South Africa. After returning home to build his career in the transformation and verification environment, Luvuyo shifted focus from conventional ways of doing business to partnering with the corporate sector in aid of unlocking the untapped potential of South Africa's communities and youth. During his tenure, Luvuyo has made strides advising various transformation and social upliftment initiatives. He continues to find ways to illustrate how youth, with support from older generations, can become contributing members of an ever-evolving South African and Global society.
Dr Mamphela Ramphele
Dr Mamphela Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thinker. Dr Ramphele was appointed to the post of Vice-Chancellor of UCT in September 1996. In 2000, she became one of the four Managing Directors of the World Bank, the first South African to hold this position. She has authored and edited a number of books and received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in spearheading projects for marginalised people in South Africa and elsewhere.
Dr George F. Lindeque
After a career in the diplomatic service, Dr George Lindeque held various positions in the corporate sector. He was an executive member of Eskom in charge of human resources and later played a key role in developing the company’s strategic positioning. He later became a member of the Trust Reflect Tell (TRT) group of international observers led by Professor Dan Bar-On of Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
Mathulwane “Thuli” Mpshe
Thuli is a Professional Consciousness Coach with extensive experience in leading and transforming human capital in global organisations including banking, retail and airline. She supports individuals and executives by co-creating achievement of goals through self-discovery thus empowering them to be the grandest versions of themselves. Thuli served as a council member of the University of Zululand for seven years and was a member of the South African delegation on the Trust Reflect and Tell (TRT) experience in Hamburg and remained a member and president elect before TRT’s dissolution.
Musician, educator, marketer and business man – Lereko Ntshona holds an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music & Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Marketing. A sought-after speaker and contributor to various publications. Lereko dedicated years teaching at the National School of the Arts and lecturing at various tertiary institutions. Leaving a promising career path at Procter & Gamble, he joined Bonngoe Holdings led by Vuyo Jack, whose interests included a stake in Empowered, the first and leading BEE ratings agency, as well as media properties. Lereko’s tenure at Bonngoe Holdings saw the birth of The South African Jazz Standards Preservation Project, Blaque Magazine and Africa Empowered. Lereko is also co-founder of Ancestral Collective (NPC).
Robyn-Anne is a woman of infinite variety. Trained in Broadcasting as a Multi camera Television producer and director. She is the founding Chairman or Wola Nani an agency that provides assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Former Exhibition Manager at the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry, managing premier exhibitions and Trade Missions; she has experience in all forms and elements of media, including strategic planning and development.
OUR GROUP ASSOCIATES
From a Group-level advisory perspective, ReimagineSA and its networks are poised to leverage the expertise of select thought leaders and industry pioneers placing their skills-set behind the solution. Associates working on various projects are individuals who have operated in the traditional advisory or consulting space, and buy into an Ubuntu-driven ethos.
Key Accounts Manager
Akhona is qualified in Human Resources having obtained a National Diploma from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), he is also certified in customer management and anti-bribery and corruption.
Developing his career in the corporate sales environment with SAB and Pepkor. Akhona possesses sound knowledge and experience in commercial management, sales, relationship management and HR. He applied his expertise and experience toward the potential of South Africa's SMME’s with a small engineering firm, CNC Service Integration. This included growing the business, through building relationships, managing relationships and working closely with key accounts such as Eskom Rotek Industries (ERI) and Transnet. In four years, Akhona progressed from Commercial Manager to Sales Director.
Investments Division Advisor
Ayanda is a SAICA-registered chartered accountant and the Director of Kwandiso Consulting, Financial reporting and deal advisory. She is Head of Western Cape and interim CEO Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa; and serves as Head of Finance for Equal Education’s Audit & Risk Committee.Her focus includes private equity with sole aim to invest in black fund managers and businesses. Ayanda’s skills span the oversight of audit teams on various engagements, managing the Financial Engineering Group on unlisted debt valuations; due diligence; deal sourcing; fundraising; reporting, as well as training staff on new audit methodologies and changes in the International Auditing Standards and FRS.
Group Strategy & Communications
With academic roots in journalism, Juanique spent several years developing her expertise culminating in the post-MBA course on the Theory of Organisational and Social Systems Change, through the USB Institute of Futures Research. Over the past decade she has been working with local and international clients in government, NPO and business offering strategic communications consulting services, aimed at understanding systems challenges from community perspectives. Additional focus areas include ways of bringing accountability to mandatory and voluntary ESG policy compliance requirements. Juanique is host of a limited edition podcast series Beyond the Paradox, exploring how mass media narratives help or harm those pushing the boundaries of systems change.
Thembisa Hub Community Manager
Karabo is an aspiring entrepreneur with experience in project management, finance and the creation of new platforms having worked with Vodafone UK/SA and Diversity Empowerment, among others. Karabo has been instrumental to driving the establishment of the Investment Division's My Impact Exchange Platform's first community hub: Thlakanya in Thembisa. His focus is on connecting the township economy with traditional corporate structures.
Lwandile is co-founder of Hlathi Business Consultants, a private business providing accounting, tax and advisory mainly to black individuals, black non-profit organisations and black owned businesses. Services include company registrations, business administration, bookkeeping and accounting services, financial statements and submission of income tax returns. He gained his experience in the retail sector and worked his way up to the role of Group Financial Controller for The Foschini Group Ltd. as a specialist and focusing on compliance. After joining PEP, a Division of PEPKOR as the Financial Business Systems Analyst and completing the PEP Leadership Development Programme (PLDP), Lwandile graduated from the Senior Management Development Programme. Thereafter he was appointed as Senior Business Analyst and now serves as a Board Member of Trustees for PEP Limited Provident Fund.
Ubuntu Advisory Associate: Teams Formation and Performance Coach
Rienzo is a Performance Accelerator who since 2006, has coached leaders and athletes across the globe and his purpose is to support them to: see their innate and latent potential; understand people dynamics; think, plan and behave Consciously and Strategically. He studied for 10 years in the Consciousness Coaching Academy as a coach and facilitator, becoming one of their most senior facilitators, responsible for Consciousness training and ICF - accredited coach training. With the motto “walk your talk”, Rienzo blends his ability to “ask the tough questions” with intuition and compassion.
Group Multimedia Editor
Trained as a sound engineer, Thuani’s international media training and corporate experience includes work with Redbull Media House [HQ] on tour with Globalize Yourself Stereo in Vienna focussing on sound, graphic design and visuals as well as an Online Radio Live Stream with the help of German partner Rautermusik. Thulani also co-runs Soul Life Audio Boutique music company offering support to creators in townships, broadcasting them on the platform. In addition to media creation at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival interviewing top artists and covering events, Thulani was has been invited to speak at TEDx Port Elizabeth on the topic of “Pocket Power”.
Ubuntu Advisory Associate: Community and Engagement Facilitator
Zolisa has 11 years end-to-end work-experience in project design, managing, social/community facilitation implementation and hand-over. He spear-headed government programmes focused on poverty alleviation, economic and social development in the rural or previously disadvantaged communities of the Eastern Cape. These include Kouga Waste Management and the development of Tsitsa Falls Resort and Nature Reserve with the Departmental of Environmental Affairs, as well as Aliwal Spa with the Department of Tourism .