Dr Namane Magau

Currently, she also serves on several Boards and is Board Chairman of Izakhiwo Imfundo Trust and Bertha Gxowa Foundation. She also serves on the UCT Graduate School of Business Advisory, RULA and Agility Health Care Solution Boards.

Past boards on which she served include Murray & Roberts, Merrill Lynch South Africa and Santam. Dr Magau owns a Consulting Company B&D Solutions and in the consulting work and her role on Boards, she draws from her past experiences as an executive director in companies and educator.

Her past management and executive roles include the senior management position at the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) as a Director in the Human Resource Policy division. From the DBSA she joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as the Executive Vice President for Human Capital. After five years at the CSIR she became part of the executive team at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

The experiences she had in designing policy for National Programs like the HR strategy for the RDP and guiding the development of management systems and programs for the science and innovation systems at the CSIR extended her understanding of promoting performance of organizations through engaging people at all levels and using efficient information management systems.

As an educator, she is also passionate about the development of others and has therefore been active in women development programs and was President of Business Women’s Association (BWA), as well as President of International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA). She also mentors young leaders, a role that she finds very enriching and inspiring.

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