Minister of Water and Sanitation. Ms Mokonyane is a former Premier of Gauteng Province, MEC for Housing and Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. She was appointed Minister of Water and Sanitation in May 2014.


Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation.Ms Tshwete’s past parliamentary positions have been Chairperson of PC Arts & Culture; Chairperson of Ad hoc Committee on Filling of Vacancy on Commission for Gender Equity; Whip for PC Joint Monitoring Committee on the Improvement of Quality of Life & Status of Women; Women's Caucus.She was appointed Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation in May 2014.



MA Financial Management (London); MBL (UNISA); Graduate Diploma in Company Direction (GIMT); BSc Quantity Surveying (UCT); Certificate in NGO Development and Management (Israel); A Project Management Professional (PMP) & Professional Quantity Surveyor (PrQS). Programme Certificate on Economic Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Non-Executive Chairman of Umgeni Water Board since 2009; Non-Executive Board member of the Ports Regulator of South Africa since 2012; Non-Executive Director of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company since 2012; member of the Free State Cluster Audit Committee since 2011; MD Ubudlelwane Capital Investments since 2010; Mvula Trust CEO from 2007 to 2010; Coega Development Corporation Executive from 2003 to 2007; General Manager/Project Leader with Blue IQ from 2000 to 2003; A former Non-Executive Board member of the Gauteng Gambling Board from2011 to 2013; A former member of North West Provincial Audit Committee from2009 to 2012.
Andile Mahlalutye DR TAKALANI DUBE

MBChB, Medical (UKZN); Diploma in Anaesthesia (DASA); Diploma in Health Services Management (UKZN); Certificate in Business Development and Management (eThekwini Business Development); Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management in the Workplace (Stellenbosch University).

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Director of eThekwini Community Church since 2005; Founder and President of Centre of HOPE (HIV and Community Development Organisation) since 2000; President of Women of Virtue (Women Empowerment and Investment Organisation) since 2002.

MSc in International Business Management (University of London); MBA (UKZN); BSc (UZ); Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (UKZN); Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance (UNISA/ICSA); Certificate in Financial Management and Investment (UNISA).

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Chairperson of Insika Foundation and the Sinafuthi Group: Board Member Denel SOC (Ltd); Board Member Safran Turbomeca Africa, Board Member of Mitsui African Rail Solutions, Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Audit Committee Chairperson.
Andile Mahlalutye MR GRAHAM ATKINSON

BSc Civil Engineering (UKZN); Post-Graduate Diploma in Town and Regional Planning (UKZN).

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Member of KZN Planning and Development Commission from 1998 to 2004; City Engineer of Pietermaritzburg from 1977 to 1986; Chief Executive of Umgeni Water from 1987 to 1994; Board Member of Umgeni Water from 1978 to 1986; Honorary Member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) since 2002; Honorary member of the former Union of African Water Suppliers (UADE).

Registered Professional Scientist; MPhil Stellenbosch University; Environmental Auditor (IRCA).

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Owner and MD of Environmental Impact Management Services (EIMS); Non-Executive Chairman of Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) from 2007 to 2011; Board member of US-based Global Decisions Inc. (Development of global environment, health and safety regulations and standards database) since 2008; Member of Institute of Directors-SA since 2007; Vice Chair IoD Sustainable Development Forum from 2008 to 2009; Environmental Auditor with Eskom from 1998 to 2004.

BSc in Social Psychology/Education (USA); MSc in Measurement and Evaluation(USA); Management Development Diploma(Wits); Project Management Diploma (UP)

Appointed for the 2nd Board term in June 2009

Senior Manager & Head of Secretariat; KwaZulu Natal Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council in the office of the Premier. Non-executive Director of KZN Playhouse Company.
Teboho Nkhahle MR VISVIN REDDY

Educator (Mathematics & Computer Science) by profession. Various Diplomas and Certificates in Management and Communications.

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Seventeen years local government experience. Served on the Executive Committee of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality as well as Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee. A member of various community bodies.

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Chairperson of Umgeni Water Board HR and Remuneration Committee since 2009. Councillor with eThekwini Municipality. Experienced liaison officer with provincial structures of COSATU. Member of Albert Luthuli Hospital Committee. Board member of EU-funded Cato Manor Development Association (CMDA); Chairperson of Finance Committee of St Benedict Catholic Church.

Nompumelelo Chamane PROF IMTIAZ VALLY

Master of Accountancy; Chartered Accountant (SA); Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA).

Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009.

Chairman of Umgeni Water Board Audit Committee since 2009; Professor of Management Accounting and Finance at UKZN.
Nompumelelo Chamane MR THABANI ZULU

Chartered Accountant; B.Comm degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from UKZN.

Appointed for 1st Board term in December 2011.

Director of Ngubane & Company (Auditing firm); General Manager / Head of Internal Audit for Provincial Treasury; Member of SAFCOL Audit Committee; Member of UDW Audit Committee; Member of Ndwedwe Audit Committee; CEO of the KZN Gambling Board. Management Accountant of Unilever SA; Financial Accountant at Mercedes Benz of SA (now Daimler Chrysler SA).



Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
LLB (UZ); Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance (UJ).

Appointed as Company Secretary on 1 January 2014.

Umgeni Water Legal Services Manager until December 2013. Prior to that he was the Competition Commission’s Legal Counsel. Has extensive experience in private legal practice.


Cyril Gamede Mr Cyril Gamede

BSc (Eng) Mechanical; MSc (Eng) Industrial; MBA; Advanced Diploma in Labour Law; Certificate in Corporate Governance. Registered Professional Engineer (ECSA).

Appointed as Chief Executive Umgeni Water in August 2012.

President of ECSA 2012. Managing Director of K2S Consulting from 2010 to 2012 Director AEL Mining Services from 2002 to 2010. Director of Operations, Umgeni Water, from 1996 to 2002.
Ms Moketenyane Fortunate Moleko

BCom degree from the University of South Africa, a Management Development Programme qualification from UNISA and an International Management and Marketing Programme qualification from HPTI Uberseezentrum in Germany.

Appointed as General Manager: Corporate Services January 2014.

Ms Mayongo has held a number of leadership positions at various organisations, including the Eskom Leadership Institute, Eskom Transmission, MERSETA and South African Airways as  well as  the  lead consultant and  Director of Moketenyane HR Solutions.
Mr Thamsanqa Hlongwa

Chartered Accountant; BCom Honours.

Appointed as General Manager Finance
in July 2013.

Chief Financial Officer, KZN CoGTA from 2007 to June 2013.

Steve Gillham Mr Steve Gillham

Registered Professional Engineer (ECSA); BSc Engineering (Civil); BCom

Appointed as General Manager Engineering and Scientific Services
in 2012.

Director of Msinsi Holdings (Pty) Ltd from 2012. Planning Manager from 1999 to 2012. Engineer Umgeni Water from 1997 to 1999. Engineer with the Department of Water Affairs from 1984 to 1997.


Mr Msizi Cele

Registered Engineer with Engineering Council of South Africa; Holds a Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town; Holds a Certificate in Government Competency from the Department of Labour

Re-joined Umgeni Water in November 2014.

His previous places of employment were: Shell and BP Petroleum; Umgeni Water and uThukela Water, where he was Managing Director before he re-joined Umgeni Water as General Manager: Operations in November 2014.