Ms Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu Ms Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu

Ms Sisulu was appointed as Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 30 May 2019. She was Minister of International Relations and Cooperation from 27 February 2018 to 25 May 2019. Ms Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu was the Minister of Human Settlements of the Republic of South Africa from 26 May 2014 until 26 February 2018.

Mr David Mahlobo Mr David Mahlobo

Mr David Mahlobo is the Deputy Minister of  Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation of the Republic of South Africa the position he was appointed to on 30 May 2019.


Ms Ziphozethu Mathenjwa Ms Ziphozethu Mathenjwa


Msc in International Business Management (University of London); MBA UKZN; BSc (UZ); Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance (UNISA/ICSA); Certificate in Financial Management and Investment (UNISA)
Appointed for 1st Board term in June 2009
End of Board term: 30th June 2017

Re-appointed Chairperson of the interim Board in September 2017

Chairperson of Insika Foundation and the Sinafuthi Group; Board member of 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



Mr Thamsanqa Hlongwa

Mr Thamsanqa Hlongwa

Chief Executive

Chartered Accountant (SA); BCom Honours.

Appointed as Chief Executive in July 2018
Umgeni Water Acting Chief Executive from September 2017 to June 2018. Umgeni Water Executive Finance from July 2013. Director of Msinsi Holdings SOC Ltd since 2014. Chief Financial Officer KZN CoGTA from March 2007 to June 2013. Completed articles with Deloitte from 2002 to 2004. Audit Senior in Deloitte New York Office from 2004 to 2005. Senior Manager at Siyaya Management Services from 2005 to 2007. Served in other Governance Structures, including the DUT Council and the Board of PetroSA where he also chaired the Audit and Risk Committees of the Board.

Mr Msizi Cele

Mr Sbusiso Mjwara

Executive - infrastructure development

National Diploma (Civil Engineering); Professional Engineering Technologist (ECSA); Project Management Programme; Certificates in Municipal Finance Management and Labour Intensive Construction..

Appointed as Executive Infrastructure Development in November 2018.
Executive Member and KZN Branch Chairman of The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA). ECSA Moderator/Assessor/Interviewer. Senior Contracts Engineer at Royal HaskoningDHV from 2017 to 2018. Senior Manager: Construction at eThekwini Water & Sanitation from 2016 to 2017. Divisional Head: Water & Sanitation Infrastructure Planning & Development at UMDM from 2006 to 2016. Project Management Unit Manager, Municipal Infrastructure Grant at UMDM from 2004 to 2006. Chief Civil/Structural Technician at Emzansi Consulting Engineers from 2002 to 2004. Civil Engineering Technician at BCP Engineers from 1998 to 2002.

Mr Msizi Cele

Ms Nomalungelo Mkhize

Executive - finance

Chartered Accountant (SA); BCom Honours.

Appointed as Executive Finance in December 2018.
Has held various roles including Audit Manager in one of the big four audit firms (Deloitte), Commercial Manager for a packaging company (Nampak), Group Assistant Finance Manager for a listed company in the agricultural sector (Crookes Brothers Limited), and various senior management positions in consulting firms, the latest being an Executive for Product Development (Bonakude Consulting) and Director (Morar Incorporated).
Mr Msizi Cele

Mr Msizi Cele

Executive - operations

BSc (Eng) Mechanical; Registered Professional Engineer (ECSA); Government Certificate of Competency – Machinery.

Appointed as Executive Operations in November 2014.
Managing Director of uThukela Water from 2007 to 2014. Executive Director – Engineering at uThukela Water from 2005 to 2007. Area Manager at Umgeni Water from 1996 to 2005. Senior Design Engineer at Umgeni Water from 1993 to 1996. Professional engineering development and management of unit processes at Shell And BP SA Petroleum Refineries from 1987 to 1993.

Dr Sipho James Manana Dr Sipho James Manana

Executive - corporate services

Appointed as Executive Corporate Services on 6 June 2019
Dr Manana holds a PhD in Development Management, North-West University – Potchefstroom Campus (2016). A Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Kwazulu Natal (2002) Bachelor of Arts Honours (HRD), University of Johannesburg (1997), Bachelor of Science, University of Fort Hare (1990) as well as a National Senior Certificate (NSC), Dwaleni High School: Kwazulu Natal (1982).

Marsha Phillips Ms Manu Pillay

Executive for Scientific & Engineering Services

Professional Natural Scientist (SACNASP); MSc Eng (Chem)

Appointed as Executive Scientific Services in December 2018.
Non-Executive Director of Msinsi Holdings SOC Ltd from January 2019. Trustee of the Umgeni Water Retirement Fund from April 2016. Manager: Strategy & Special Projects at Umgeni Water from 2008 to 2018. Manager: Water and Environmental Services from 1998 to 2008.




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.