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Lumko Mtimde
Lumko Mtimde
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer

Name:

 Lumko Mtimde

 Current Position(s):

  • Chief Executive Officer of Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa
  • Founder and Executive Director of Scioscore Investments (Pty) Ltd.
  • Chairperson of KwaBhaca Community Development and Support Trust (KCDST)
  • Chairperson of Mvenyane Education Trust (MVEET).
  • SENTECH Non-executive Director,
  • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Board member
  • Media Advertising Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Agency (MICT SETA) Board
  • Eastern Cape Information Initiative (ECITI) Board.
  • Member of the Africa Steering Committee for the Global Forum
  • Member of the High Level Panel of Advisors of Global Alliance for ICT and Development.

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications and Information Policy from Unisa
  • BSc Biochemistry and Physiology from University of Western Cape.

 Work history:

 Locally:

  • Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Acting Chief Executive Officer at Alfred Nzo Development Agency (ANDA),
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA),
  • Councillor of both Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA)
  • Councillor of Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
  • Chief Director (Broadcasting Policy) of the Ministry of Communications
  • Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF).
  • Member of ICT BEE Charter Steering Committee.
  • Council member of the Sports Adjudicating Panel, at the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Gauteng Government

Former Boards

o   Former Chairperson of Alfred Nzo Development Agency Board

o   South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

o   Institute of the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ),

o   Radio Freedom,

o   Unisa Communications Science Advisory Board,

o   UNITECH Board of Advisory

Internationally,

  • Former Board Member of World Summit Awards (WSA) (based in Austria),
  • Former Vice-Chairperson of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Southern Africa (TRASA) now called CRASA, Botswana
  • Former Board Member of Association of Communications Regulators of AFRICA Network (RIARC/ACRAN), Benin.
  • Former Vice-President of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Canada
  • Former President of AMARC Africa.

 Awards and Achievements

  • MTN Radio Awards Hall of Fame
  • Lifetime Achievers Award for promoting media diversity and development from AIP Eastern Cape.
  • Eastern Cape Special Premiers Awards
  • Alfred Nzo District Mayor's Special Award
  • Chief Executive Officer Communications Building Nations Titans Regional and Country Winner 2014/15
  • Inkuthazo ICT & Broadcasting Recognition Award from the Eastern Cape ICT Summit.
  • Founder member of the first community radio in SA, Bush Radio and the founder member of the Community Broadcasting Movement.
  • Judge at the Prestigious Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards (MIW)
  • Former Judge of the Titans for CEO Communications
Mahomed Chowan
Mahomed Chowan
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Name:

Mahomed Chowan

Current Position(s):

  • Chief Financial Officer: Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal: Bachelor of Accountancy
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal: Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy

Work history:

Senior Financial Consultant at the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller from March 2016 to October 2016

  • Head of Finance at the National Lottery from December 2014 – February 2016
  • Finance Executive TFMC/Telkom SA SOC Ltd from February 2006 - September 2014
  • Regional Financial Manager at Amalgamated Beverage Industries from November 2003 to January 2006
  • Financial Analyst Manager at Cell C Ltd from April 2002 - October 2003
  • Systems Development Manager: Lead Strategy Planner at Lattice Energy/186k from February 2000 - January 2002
  • Supervisor Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young from November 1998 - December 1999
  • Trainee Accountant Audit Supervisor at Deloitte & Touche from February 1995 to April 1998

Membership No: 03081832 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Musa Ngidi
Musa Ngidi
Executive Manager: Corporate Services
Executive Manager: Corporate Services
Jimmy Mashiane
Jimmy Mashiane
Chief Audit Executive
Chief Audit Executive
Lavhelesani Netshidzivhani
Lavhelesani Netshidzivhani
Risk Manager
Risk Manager

Name:

Mr Lavhelesani Netshidzivhani

 Current Position(s):

  • Risk Manager, USAASA, Date: 09/06/2014 - Current

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • University of South Africa: Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management (Current)
  • University of South Africa: Bachelor of Accounting Sciences
  • Institute of Risk Management South Africa: Associate Member
  • International Academy of Business and Financial Management: Certified Enterprise Risk Manager

 Work history:

  • Operational Risk Specialist at WesBank from 14 January 2013 – 31May 2014
  • Auditor: Governance and Risk at South African Revenue Service (SARS) from 01 November 2011 – 11 January 2013
  • Trainee Accountant/Auditor at Auditor-General South Africa from 01 June 2010 – 31 October 2011
  • Trainee Accountant/ Auditor at Sab&T inc, Date: 12 January 2009 – 31 May 2010
Moloti Nkune
Moloti Nkune
Senior Manager: Information Technology
Senior Manager: Information Technology

Name:

Mr Moloti Nkune

Current Position(s):

  • Senior Manager: ICT at USAASA     

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • Tshwane University of Technology: B Tech: IT Support Services
  • Tshwane University of Technology: National Diploma: IT Software Development
  • Pink Elephant, Certificate in ITIL v.3 Practitioner
  • Pink Elephant, Certificate in ITIL v3. Foundation
  • CBM Training, Certificate in Practical Project Management
  • Oceana HR Professionals, Certificate in Diversity Management
  • Insights, Certificate in Transformational Leadership
  • Compliance South Africa, Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

 Work history:

  • IT Manager at Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) from 2013 – 2013
  • IT Manager at Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) from 2008 – 2013
  • ICT Supporter at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) from 2007 – 2008
  • IT Technician at Komatiland Forest from 2005 – 2007
Willem Olivier
Willem Olivier
Senior Manager: Legal Service
Senior Manager: Legal Service

Name:

Adv. Willie Olivier

Current Position(s):

  • Senior Manager: Legal Services at USAASA           

 Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • University of the Free State at B Iuris LLB

 Work history:

  • Nelson Mandela Metro University Lecturer from 2011- Oct 2015
  • Establish own safari company (Malinkwe Safaris). Professional Hunter and Outfitter in South Africa and Mozambique, conducting own marketing in America and Europe, Guided American, Spanish and Russian clients. I was doing my own marketing at International Conventions Spain, America and Europe. from 2000-2010. (Sold Farm)
  • Managing Director at ALLSURE Investments from 1997-1999 (own company Sold Company to Saambou Bank)
  • Advocate with Johannesburg Bar: Private Practise from 1990-1996
  • Senior State Advocate at the Attorney-General Office Windhoek from 1987-1989
  • State Advocate at Attorney-General’s Office Bloemfontein from 1986- Mid 1987
  • Law Officer (Rank: Lieutenant) at the South- African Air Force: Bloemspruit –Bloemfontein from 1984-1985: (Attending compulsory military training)
  • Regional Court Prosecutor at the Department of Justice-Bloemfontein (Studied part time for LLB degree) from 1980-1983
  • Part time Public Prosecutor at the Department of Justice-Bloemfontein from 1977-1979.
Sipho Mngqibisa
Sipho Mngqibisa
Acting Executive Manager: Performance Manager
Acting Executive Manager: Performance Manager
Keitumetse Hlahatsi
Keitumetse Hlahatsi
Manager: Stakeholder and Communications
Manager: Stakeholder and Communications

Name:

Ms Keitumetse Mamosidi Hlahatsi

Current Position(s):

Brand Communications Specialist

Qualifications, including degrees, diplomas and certifications:

  • University of South Africa (UNISA): National Diploma in Public Relations Management (Current)
  • Johannesburg Technical College (JTC): Information Technology Diploma
  • College Campus: Graphic and Web Design Diploma (Incomplete)
  • PROVOX: Certificate in Public Relations Campaign.
  • Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ): Setting up a Media Strategy and Mitigating a Media Crisis.

Work history:

  • Assistant Director: Media Relations at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services from February 2010 – October 2015.
  • Appointment Secretary to the Minister at the Department of Communications from 2005 August - January 2010
  • Sales Assistant at Lexis Nexis Butterworth Head office from March 2004 - July 2005