Nonhlanhla is the managing Director of Mjoli Development Company and Eziko Investments. The business takes equity in viable businesses and then facilitates their growth through leveraging bank finance, marketing and other appropriate interventions.
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She has leadership and executive experience in construction, town and regional planning, property, finance, housing, coaching and mentoring, as well as change management and gender mainstreaming. She has experience in management in South Africa and the United States. She is one of the founder members of several organizations, including NURCHA (a housing Finance Company that has unlocked over R3 billion funding in housing in low income areas), Women for Housing, South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organization (SABTACO) as well as several small businesses.
Nonhlanhla is the ex-President of South African Women Entrepreneurs (SAWEN), ex Deputy Chair of Construction Industry Development Board, and Ex Economic Adviser to Presidency in South Africa. She has degrees and certificates from universities such as Fort Hare (BA); University of Cape Town (Masters in City and Regional Planning); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Fellowship, USA); Harvard (Executive Leadership Certificate); Warwick University (Certificate in Engineering and Technology Management, UK); and Wharton University(Certificate in Finance, USA). She is an Aspen Global Leadership Fellow and is a member of International Women’s Forum.
She is the winner of several awards, including business women of the year, finance woman of the year, and top ten business person of the year among others. She is the chairperson of some boards and sits on listed and unlisted company boards. Some of the listed boards are; WBHO Construction, Capitec Bank, Tongaat Hulett, PioneerFoods, and Chairman of Ansys Limited. She works extensively with community organizations on a voluntary basis, especially on women’s economic empowerment and skills development. She has published several papers and presented papers in several conferences nationally and internationally.
Nonhlanhla says her greatest accomplishment was the MIT Fellowship as this has opened many doors and opportunities. Her first priority is developing women and the value-add must be to focus on the economy.
Her message to Inspiringwomen subscribers: “Inside ourselves we have the power to make a difference, so we must believe in ourselves. Don’t let your purpose be small.”
Nonhlanhla, we salute you!