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Trustees

Meet our Board of Trustees

Accountability, Responsibility, Equity and Transparency

Meet members of our Board of Trustees

The Mvula Trust is committed to governance and ethics. As a result, we have appointed board of trustees to oversee governance, compliance and financial management in the organisation. Trustees add value to the operations of The Mvula Trust and they ensure that there is accountability and reputation of the organisation is not compromised.

Mr. Asivhanga Tshibubudze

Mr. Asivhanga Tshibubudze

Chairperson: Board of Trustees

 


Mr. Tshibubudze has competitive expertise in Business Management, Commerce, Marketing and Production Development. He is a successful businessman and commands respect in different sectors where his business operates. He brings a wealth of experience and business acumen to The Mvula Trust as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. Seani Silas Mbedzi

Mr. Seani Silas Mbedzi

Chief Executive Officer

 


Mr. Mbedzi is a well experienced Strategist and he epitomises strong Leadership, Management and Sustainability. His diverse expertise is mainly Finance and Administration, Public Relations and Stakeholder Relations Management.

 

Ms Suthu Linda Cordelia Maphaha

Ms Suthu Linda Cordelia Maphaha

Trustee

 


Ms Maphaha is highly experienced in Public Management, Financial Management, Human Resources as well as Monitoring and Evaluation. She spent most of her professional work in the public sector and continues to add value to the operations The Mvula Trust.

 

Mr. Michael William Marler

Mr. Michael William Marler

Trustee

 


Mr. Marler is a qualified Civil Engineer and has over 30 years experience in the Engineering field. He also has experience in community and labour-based construction techniques. His experience continues to position The Mvula Trust as a reputable organisation in the Built Environment and Project Management.

 

Ms Mpholo Maggy Kgwantha

Ms Mpholo Maggy Kgwantha

Trustee

 


Ms Kgwantha has more than 10 years of Management, Leadership and Public Relations experience. She spent considerable time as a professional employee in the public sector, significantly contributing towards development of communities and service delivery programmes in the Local Municipalities and Limpopo Provincial Government.

 

Ms Alufheli Dowelani

Ms Alufheli Dowelani

Trustee

 


Ms Dowelani is highly experienced in the Built Environment specialising in Architecture, Construction and Project Management among others. She is a member of the following Professional Bodies: South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and  South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).

 

Governance

1. Compliance

The Board continuously monitors compliance to the Trust Deed; the Board Charter; King III; the Trust Property Control Act; the Non-Profit Organisation Act of 1997 the Companies Act, 2008 and other relevant pieces of statutory and regulatory prescripts applicable to The Mvula Trust. In order to ensure complete compliance, management has developed a compliance register that outlines all pieces of statutory and regulatory prescripts applicable to The Mvula Trust which is monitored and updated on a regular basis. No material violations have come to management’s attention during the period under
review that indicates non-compliance with pertinent legislation and codes of good practice.

The risk management policy and risk management plan which was approved by the Board ensures that all significant risks facing The Mvula Trust are adequately managed and that assurances activities are integrated and coordinated in the most efficient and proficient manner. Risk management assessment will be evaluated on an annual basis in line with good practice.

The Mvula Trust is committed to ensuring compliance across all operations and implementation of good
corporate governance practices. The Trust Deed was reviewed and adopted by the Board Charter, as well as the Delegations of Authority Framework.

The Mvula Trust assumes unwavering posture on issues of best corporate practices, proper reporting
and strengthening of internal business processes to ensure that our quality management systems are
not compromised. In the year under review, we have appointed internal auditing company to assist with risk identification exercise. Risk management is a key element in our 2020 strategic framework and we have resolved to inculcate it as part of the organisation’s culture and standard operating procedures.

 

2. Code of Ethics and Conduct

In line with the approved Code of Conduct and Ethics of the Board, each Trustee of The Mvula Trust signed the Code of Conduct form. Trustees and employees of the Trust are required to comply with the values of The Mvula Trust such as transparency and accountability, sustainability, empowerment and participation, professionalism and efficiency, cooperation and teamwork, as well as effective communication.

The Mvula Trust is committed to fair dealing, honesty and integrity in the conduct of its own activities.