Board of Directors
Dr. Sandile Malinga
PHD (Physics), MBA
Dr. Malinga was appointed as Non-Executive Director of SENTECH on 1 April 2018 and as Board Chairperson on the 4th of February 2020. He is a member of the Technology Sales and Regulatory Committee, and the Human Resources, Nominations and Remunerations Committee. He is the Chief Operations Officer at Air Traffic Navigation Services. He is the first Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Space. He also held the position of Managing Director of the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory now known as the SPANSA Space Science. He has previously also served as a Senior Lecturer and Dean’s Assistant at the University of KwaZulu- Natal. He has extensive executive leadership experience.
CEO and Executive Director
Msc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) P Dip Project Management
Mr Booi was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SENTECH on 15 October 2015. He is the Chairperson of EXCO and attends all meetings of Board Committees and the Board. Prior to that, he was CEO of Z-COMMS. He also worked as a Transmission Engineer for TELKOM and M-Net Limited and later joined Orbicom (Pty) Ltd as a Technology Manager. He subsequently worked as a Councillor for the Regulation of Broadcasting Industry in South Africa after being appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the Council of the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Ms Komathie Govender was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in April 2021. She is a Chartered Accountant and her professional experience ranges from General Management; Finance; Strategy (development and execution); Strategic Business planning, Policy Formulation and strategies, Performance and Change management and Fund Raising.
Komathie previously served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) over a 13-year period at the Gauteng Partnership Fund and has served on the IRBA Investigating Committee.
Prior to that she worked as a Senior Audit Manager at the Auditor General of South Africa where she interacted with the Portfolio Committee, the Minister, Director-General, Audit Committees, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and other management on matters that related to Financial Management and advising accordingly in terms of complying with applicable legislations.
Komathie is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and IRBA.
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.
Ms Sibiya was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2018. She is the Chairperson of the Technology, Sales and Regulatory Committees, a member of the Investment Committee, Audit and Risk Committee. She works as an Independent Consultant. She was the Internal Auditor at the South African Breweries – Beer Division and was then appointed as the Financial Engineer for Quantum Insurance Company Limited (now RMB Structured Insurance). She then joined Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank as its Manager for Risk Management. The Development Bank of Southern Africa later appointed her as its Head in its Risk Management Unit. She was then appointed by Eskom Holdings Limited in various positions from Risk Manager, General Manager Finance & Service and General Manager Finance in the Primary Energy Division. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa then appointed her as its General Manager for Financial Management & Reporting. She joined SekelaXabiso (Pty) Ltd as its Internal Audit Director.
Ms. Tonjeni was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4th February 2020. She is the Chairperson of the Investment Committee, member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Technology Sales and Regulatory Committee. She is a Chartered Accountant and a seasoned Executive Director. She spent her professional time with KPMG as the BEE Advisory Segment Head and later Audit Manager before joining FOKSOR Provident Fund as Principal Officer. She spent just over a year at Consolidated Power Projects as Financial Director before joining Makole Group & Black Royalty Minerals as Group Chief Executive Officer. From January 2019 to date, Ms. Tonjeni became an Independent Director and Trustee at various companies and trusts with a focus on junior miners and start-ups.
MPhil (Evolution of City Development), B.luris and LLB
Mr. Mxolisi Tsika was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4th February 2020. He is a member of Social and Ethics Committee, Investment Committee and Human Resources, Nominations and Remunerations Committee. He joined the Eastern Cape Legislature in 1996 and was later appointed Legal Advisor. He was then appointed within the Eastern Cape Legislature as Head for the National Council of Provinces for over three years. He was then appointed and served as the City Manager for the Buffalo City Municipality from 2001 until 2006. He is currently a Candidate Attorney and has been serving his Articles of Clerkship with Matthew Moodley & Associates since September 2018.
Mr Motse Mfuleni was appointed Non-Executive Director on 20 April 2021.
Mr Mfuleni is currently the President of the Black IT Forum, where he is responsible for the strategic guidance of the forum in policy, strategy and stakeholder Management. He is the Chairperson Association of Community Television of South Africa (ACTSA) which is primarily focused on the formulation of the broadcasting policy and the sustainability of the Community TV sector.
Amongst others, Mr Mfuleni has served as a member of the MICTSETA Board; Board Chairperson at Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency; Board Member of SEDA – NMBAY ICT HUB; Board Member at the East London Industrial Zone (ELIDZ) serving on the Audit Committee, Operations & Risk Committee and the Governance Committee; and the Chairman of Mpuma Kapa TV/DSTV Channel 260.
Mr Mfuleni is also Group Chairman of the Imbizo Group which manages the portfolio of companies owned by NFT Capital. He is also a member of Institute of Directors (IOD).
Masters Degree in Public Administration
Ms Bulelwa Tunyiswa was appointed Non-Executive Director on 20th April 2021.
Ms Tunyiswa served as the Chairperson of the Provincial Gender Machinery and a Member of the Executive Council at the Eastern Cape Department of Sports Recreation Arts and Culture (DSRAC) from May 2018 to June 2019.
Prior to joining the Eastern Cape Department of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture, she was employed at the Eastern Cape Provincial legislature where she held several positions from 2004 to 2018, which include Deputy Speaker; deputy Chief Whip; and Chairperson of the Education Portfolio Committee. Ms Tunyiswa also served as a Deputy Director at the Department of Economic Development.
Masters in Social Policy and Development Research Methods
Mr Mbasa Metuse was appointed Non-Executive Director on 20th April 2021. 20 April 2021.
Mr Mbasa is a founding member and Executive Chairman of Itsamaya Holding. He is a businessman, bureaucrat, social activist and Project Management specialist who has been in various industries including, governance structures, private sector, non-government sector as well as in the public service.
Mr Metuse is currently serving as a Board member on Mayibuye Transport Corporation and FASSET and has served on several Board including: Board Member at Mayibuye Transport Corporation (EC Department of Transport); Board Member at the National Heritage Council; Board Audit Risk Committee Member at USAASA (Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa; Member of Council King Hintsa TVET College, Board Member at ASPIRE (Economic Agency Amatole District Municipality); Executive Chairman: Itsamaya Holdings (PTY) LTD; Chairperson of Repositioning and International Relations (NHC), Chairperson Board HR and Remuneration Committee (MTC); Chairperson of the HR Committee KHC; Chairperson of Student Accommodation Project ADHOC Committee – KHC, Member of Board Finance and Investment Committee (MTC); Board Governance Committee (MTC); Member of Finance Committee – ASPIRE.Member of Physical Infrastructure & Planning Committee – KHC; and Member of the Research and Innovation Committee.