Board of Directors
Ms Sedzani Mudau
CA(SA), RA, MBA, Cert
Ms. Sedzani Mudau was appointed as the Chairperson and Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. Ms. Sedzani Mudau is a seasoned finance professional, a qualified Chartered Accountant, and a Registered Auditor. She is also licensed as an experienced Business Rescue Practitioner by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
Ms. Mudau is also a registered business turnaround specialist registered with TMASA and SARIPA. She has served in management and executive roles in the private and public sectors for over 17 years. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of a short-term insurer for approximately seven years.
Throughout her tenure, Ms. Mudau maintained clean audits and had oversight over an investment portfolio worth approximately R7 billion, which was invested locally and offshore. Ms. Mudau has been appointed by financial institutions or DFIs such as the Industrial Development Institutions, Innovation Hub, and Business Partners as a business consultant for some funded businesses. She has developed business process improvement and turnaround for some of the clients. SMs Mudau has strong governance experience and served as a Non-Executive Director for various organisations in various sectors.
In her governance roles, she has served in various roles, including being a Chairperson of the Board, Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee, member of the Social and Ethics Committee, member of the Human Resource Committee, etc.
Ms Mapuleng Moropa (NED)
MBA, BSc (Information Technology)
Ms Mapuleng Moropa was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. She is the chairperson of the Technology, Sales and Regulatory Committee and serves on the Audit Risk Committee.
Ms Moropa is an ICT professional and entrepreneur. She began her career as a business analyst at Accenture, where she specialised in business process re-engineering in the financial services sector, she was part of the team that integrated the JSE and LSE trading systems when the JSE partnered with the LSE in 2002 and jointly launched the FTSE/JSE all share Index.
She later joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a Management Consultant specialising in strategy and business process improvement. It was during her tenure at PwC that she became exposed to various industries mainly energy, telecommunications, financial services and mining. After spending four years as a management consultant, Mapuleng joined Absa Group, where she was involved at a management level in the business banking and retail divisions.
After 10 years at Absa and 16 years in corporate, Ms Moropa decided to venture into entrepreneurship, something that she has always wanted to do and has always been passionate about. Since her exit from corporate, Ms Moropa has established and been involved in several businesses in the ICT and energy sectors.
Currently, Ms Moropa is the Executive Director of Ingwesat (Pty) Ltd an ICT Infrastructure, maintenance, and support company. She is a director in a leading Pan African ICT company Bluechip Global established in 2008 as a full-service business applications and systems development/integration firm that has provided vendor-neutral solutions to organisations in the private and public sectors. Ms Moropa is also a director at M&H Distributors and Delivery Services, a company specialising in the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas for more than two decades. She is currently a board member of the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) which is responsible for providing ICT services in under-serviced areas in the country. She was the chairperson of the Operations Committee and is a member of the Audit and HR Remco committees.
Mr Themba Phiri (NED)
MPA, B Tech (Public Management), NDip (Public Administration and Management)
Mr Themba Phiri was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. He is the chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) and participates in other committees of the Board. Mr Phiri served as a Member of the Board of State Information Technology Agency, (SITA) during the 2021 term. He is a director at the Number Portability Company (NPC-2020 and 2022) and 3C Telecommunications.
In 2017, Mr Phiri was appointed Executive Head of Regulatory Affairs at Cell C Limited overseeing business compliance to regulations, enabling the conformance of business models to ICT regulations and Competitions Act, regulatory technical compliance, implementation of policy, and legislative and regulatory matters. He also serves as a member of the Transformation Committee of Cell C ensuring black economic empowerment policies are implemented and spend complies with the BBBEE Act.
From 2009 to 2015, he served as Deputy Director-General (DDG) in the former Department of Communications and was responsible for the legislative amendment process, ICT policy review processes and policy development. In 2012, Mr Phiri was appointed Acting CEO for the Universal Service and Access Agency (USAASA).
He has extensive international experience and has represented South Africa at the International Telecommunications Union, World Intellectual Property Organisations, the World Telecommunications and Standardization Assembly, the World Conference on Telecommunications Policy, SADC ICT Ministerial and officials meeting, Country bilateral engagements with Cuba, Tunisia, European Union Commission, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, China and Mozambique to name a few. ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, World Telecommunication and Standardization Assembly, ITU World Telecommunications Development Conference, African Union Ministerial, AU Heads of State Summit and the World Summit on Information Society.
Mr Phiri has also served as a member of the UN World Summit Awards (WSA) jurors for the e-Content Creativity body established by the United Nations, aligned to the World Summit on Information Society.
In his career that spans over two decades, Mr Phiri has expertise in Executive Leadership and Management (EXCO since 2009); ICT Policy Development and Analysis, Executive ICT regulatory management (Telecommunications and Broadcasting sectors), ICT Policy Impact assessment, Systems data collection and measurement methods, ICT Market Research reviews and segmentation, ICT International Relations (Bilateral and Multilateral institutions), Stakeholder Relations Management.
Ms Veronica Motloutsi (NED)
MBA, M Tech (BIS), B Tech (IT), PDBA
Ms Veronica Motloutsi was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. She is the chairperson of the Investment Committee and participates in other committees of the Board.
Ms Motloutsi is currently the Chief Executive for SmartDigital Solutions where she has been driving different mergers and acquisitions initiatives as part of growing the business. She previously worked as an Executive Head of Commercial Operations for International Markets (African Operations) at Vodacom. She also worked for Sun International as Group Manager for IT Strategy and Architecture, In this role she was leading PLAN part of PLAN-BUILD-RUN, thus responsible for defining the IT strategy along with business, defining key priorities (IT Investment) as well as architecture and business analysis team.
In her role at Nedbank, she led the account origination and maintenance architecture and governance piece. This work resulted in consolidating 300 applications to 33 (IT savings of 33 million). It is for this reason that she was awarded the Nedbank Group Top Performer award.
Ms Motloutsi spent her career in the architecture and governance space, assisting companies to implement a set of management practices to determine the level and extent of IT investment, making investment decisions, tracking IT performance, and the return on ICT investments. She has also employed King III, COBIT, and ITIL. She has extensive experience in multiple architecture and maturity frameworks such as TOGAF and CMMI. She was instrumental in implementing the Nedbank Enterprise Architecture Practice based on TOGAF Architecture Delivery Method and governance practices.
She is the Deputy Chair at ZADNA, tasked to drive the domain namespace transformation through an inclusive licensing framework and regime. She is also the Independent Director at Vulatel Pty Ltd and a board member at Digital Council Africa.
Adv Nkhumeleni Mudunungu (NED)
Advocate Nkumeleni Mudunungu was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. He has over 26 years of experience specialising in Local Government Law, Administration and Mercantile Law (Corporate Law) as well as litigation.
Dr Tshavhuyo Sesane (NED)
PhD (Engineering Management)
Dr Tshavhuyo Sesane was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2021. She is the chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee and participates in other committees of the Board.
Dr Sesane is a qualified Industrial Engineer and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She had led numerous projects including Six Sigma DMAIC business improvement, process modernization, legislative alignments, strategy formulation and execution. Dr Sesane’s practical experience accumulates to over 17 years in various industries in both private and public sectors in some of the following business areas: Manufacturing, Strategy Management, Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Operations Management, Change Leadership, Training, Project Management and in-house consulting.
She has been involved in strategic changes at the highest possible levels in the organisations. Dr Sesane is actively involved in academic work including academic publications, advisory committees, study material development and moderation.
Mr Mbasa Metuse (NED)
MA (Social Policy and Development Research Methods), B.Soc.Sc, PGDBA, Certificate (Project Management)
Mr Mbasa Metuse was appointed Non-Executive Director on 20 April 2021 and re-appointed on 1 December 2021. He is the chairperson of the Human Resource, Remuneration and Nominations Committee and participates in other committees of the Board.
Mr Metuse is a founding member and Executive Chairman of Itsamaya Holdings. He is a businessman, bureaucrat, social activist and Project Management specialist who served in various capacities including, governance structures, the private sector, the non-government sector as well as in the public service. He is also a Chartered Director (SA) Candidate with the Institute for Directors South Africa (IoDSA). Mr Metuse is currently enrolled with the Enterprises University of Pretoria, pursuing a Business Rescue Analyst Program.
He is currently serving as a Board member at Mayibuye Transport Corporation (EC Department of Transport) and FASSET. He has served on several boards including the National Heritage Council, Board Audit Risk Committee Member at USAASA (Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa), Member of Council at King Hintsa TVET College and Board Member at ASPIRE (Economic Agency Amatole District Municipality). Mr Metuse has served as the Chairperson in various Committees in different Institutions in his capacity as a Board Member.
Ms Rudzani Rasikhinya
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mr Tebogo Leshope
COO and Executive Director
BTech (Electrical Engineering), N Dip (Electrical Engineering
Mr Leshope was appointed Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director on 1 March 2018. He is member of EXCO and attends all meetings of Committees of the Board and the Board. He joined Sentech in 1998 as a Network Operations and Maintenance Technician being responsible for operating and maintaining radio and television broadcast platforms. He was then appointed by Sentech as a Broadcast System Implementation Specialist being responsible for network solution design. In 2015 he held the position of Project Manager at Sentech being responsible for managing the Broadcast Network deployment projects which included the deployment of the 60% DVB-T2 DTT network coverage in South Africa. In 2011 he held the position of Head: Network Engineering being accountable for Broadcast and Broadband Transmission solutions engineering. His leadership and contribution in Sentech led to him being appointed Executive Operations in 2017 and later the Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director of the Sentech.