Group Leadership

Executive Directors

Matsotso Vuso B.Com (Hons), CA(SA)

Managing Director

Matsotso is founder and managing director of the Nyamezela Group Companies. She qualified as chartered accountant in 1999. Her extensive experience in assurance, project finance and financial restructuring was gained from her association with companies including the Industrial Development Corporation, Transnet Group Audit Services, KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). She also serves as a trustee of Kagisano NPC and as a non-executive director at Cargo Carriers Ltd.

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Matsotso Vuso <span>B.Com (Hons), CA(SA)</span>

Matsotso Vuso B.Com (Hons), CA(SA)

Managing Director

Chris Vuso

Technical Director

Chris is a civil engineer with extensive experience in road construction, water sanitation, SAP implementation and land and rights. His experience was gained through his association with Eskom Capital Expansion Division, where he was responsible for building power lines and substations, expansion planning of networks, budgeting and project management of civil projects; Eskom’s land and rights division where he was responsible for negotiating with land owners for power line servitudes. At Eskom, Chris was also involved in the roll out of their SAP R3 project and the setup of the human resources shared service centre. Prior to joining Eskom, Chris worked for Raphael & Mongwe Civil Engineering Consultants, where he was a Resident Engineer, mainly involved in improving the areas where there was great need for facilities. Chris started his career with the Council of Scientist and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a Junior Engineer in the Water Technology department in 1995.

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Chris Vuso

Chris Vuso

Technical Director

Yashmeetha Maharaj B.Com (Hons), CA (SA)

Finance Director

Yashmeetha joined Nyamezela Group Companies as financial director in January 2016.

Her role entails strengthening and aligning central finance functions with the Group’s core missions of service. She is a qualified chartered accountant with ten years post articles experience at senior management level.

Her extensive experience in, financial reporting, Risk management, strategic management reporting, project management and financial restructuring to name a few, was gained from her association with various companies including Ernst & Young - UK, KPMG Jhb, Man Investments, Eli Lilly SA and the University of Johannesburg among others.

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Yashmeetha Maharaj <span>B.Com (Hons), CA (SA)</span>

Yashmeetha Maharaj B.Com (Hons), CA (SA)

Finance Director

Non-executive Directors

Sazi Veldtman

Chairperson

Sazi Veldtman is married with 4 children. He obtained a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Cape Town, Honours in Bachelor of Public Administration and Master of Public Administration from the University of Stellenbosch.

In 1993 he was employed by the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture, Cape Town as the Financial Manager.

Sazi Veldtman served in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) from the integration of forces in 1994. In the period of his military service he obtained, among other military qualifications, International Training on Military Justice and Legal Concerns for Peace Programme presented by American Naval Base Detachment International Training in 1996 and the Executive National Security Programme (ENSP) in 2003 from SA Defence College. He served as a trustee in the SANDF Regular Force Medical Continuation Fund and SANDF Group Life Insurance Scheme for a year.

As from November 2011 Major General Sazi Veldtman served in the SANDF (SA Army) as Chief Army Corporate Services with the military rank of a Major General until his retirement on 31 December 2015.

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Sazi Veldtman

Chairperson

Ms. Mmemme Molefe B.Iuris (UWC), Certificate Labour Relations(Wits Tech)

Corporate Services Executive

Mmemme holds a BIuris Degree from the University of Western Cape and a Certificate in Labour Relations from Wits Technikon (now University of Johannesburg). She worked for Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) from 1998 to 2002 and her responsibilities included capturing cases, pre-conciliating cases, drafting settlement agreements and issuing settlement certificates. She left CCMA in 2002 to become a Labour Law Consultant. She advised her clients on labour related matters; chaired disciplinary hearings; drafted employment contracts; company policies and represented clients at CCMA.

Mmemme joined Nyamezela Group in January 2015 as a Corporate Services Executive responsible for Human Resources, Labour Law matters and Skills Development.

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Ms. Mmemme Molefe <span>B.Iuris (UWC), Certificate Labour Relations(Wits Tech)</span>

Ms. Mmemme Molefe B.Iuris (UWC), Certificate Labour Relations(Wits Tech)

Corporate Services Executive

Tonderai Nhika

Corporate & Structured Finance Executive

Tonderai has more than 15 years of experience in finance and investment banking, particularly Project, Corporate and Structured Finance. In the area of corporate finance, he was actively involved in various capital markets transactions providing project support such as financial due diligences, equity and debt valuations, financial analysis, financial modelling, business analysis and evaluation, corporate and balance sheet restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, documentation and transaction execution.

Tonderai has structured equity offerings for major private and public companies including Initial Public Offerings, privatizations, secondary offerings and private placements. He has also structured debt instruments for a wide range of high profile clients from government, multi-national companies, family owned concerns and individuals.

In his career, Tonderai has handled transactions for, and developed strong relationships with a wide range of private corporate, quasi government and public sector enterprises in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana. He has also established good relationships with regional and international finance institutions, international banks and private equity funds in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Tonderai holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Honours Degree. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa (Professional Banker) and the Institute of Business Advisors South Africa (Business Advisor).

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Tonderai Nhika

Tonderai Nhika

Corporate & Structured Finance Executive