Khanyisile Kweyama – Chairperson

Khanyisile is a director and former Chairperson of the SABC and previous CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). She also represents business on the BRICS Business Council, NEDLAC Committee of Principals (CoP), Presidential Business Working Group, International Organisation of Employers (IOE), International Labour Organisation (ILO), the African Union Social Affairs Commission, the B-20 and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Khanyisile was appointed by the State President to the National Planning Commission (NPC) as well as chairperson of Brand SA. She was recently appointed by Premier Makhura to serve as a Champion of social cohesion in the fight against racism and xenophobia in Gauteng. She previously served on the Commission for Employment Equity, appointed by the Minister of Labour.

She has served as the Executive Director for Anglo American South Africa and was a non-executive director on the boards of Kumba Iron Ore, Anglo American Platinum and was the chairperson of the Zimele Enterprise Development Fund. She was elected Vice President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in 2013 – 2014. Khanyisile has been recognized as one of the most influential women in business and the Mining sector by several South African institutions and was recognized in 2014 as one of the 100 women to watch globally by the FTSE 100.

Khanyisile’s career has spanned years at JSE listed companies Altron, Barloworld and Anglo Platinum as Chief Executive Head and Director of Human Resources and Industrial Relations respectively.

Khanyisile serves on the Telkom Board and is the chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee. She has also served on the board of Sovereign Foods Ltd; both companies are listed on the JSE.

Khanyisile ran her own consultancies Nokusa Communications and KTK HR solutions for over 10 years.  She studied at the University of Fort Hare before going into exile in 1985. She completed a BSc in Management in Virginia, United States of America and furthered her studies at Wits School of Management with a PDM in Management and Masters in Management.