Ms Angelina Matlhodi Makwetla [Trustee]

Ms Makwetla holds a BA (Social Sciences) degree from the University of the North, a Management Certificate from Arthur D Little Management School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an SMME Management Certifi cate from Galilee College in Israel.

She has extensive work and business experience, including the Randfontein Town Council, Market Research Africa and IBM. Ms Makwetla then ventured into entrepreneurship starting with a computer training centre, followed by Makwetla and Associates a company specialising in public relations, event management, community development, sponsorship procurement and disability equity management. Among their flagship projects was the Dr. Aggrey Klaaste SOWETAN Nation Building program.

Ms Makwetla was recently appointed Chairperson of the National Arts Council by the Minister of Arts and Culture. She is currently a member of Thusanang Women’s Club (Soweto), board member of the Business Women’s Association (BWA), chairperson of the Dr Motsuenyane Rural Development Foundation and president of the Catholic Women’s League, Rivonia Branch. She is also a shareholder in Moengnyana Social Development, a rural development business specialising in setting up hydroponics businesses in rural areas.

She has served on several boards, including Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) as a director, Market Theatre Foundation, Human Rights Commission Trust, Gauteng Consumer Affairs Board, and NAFHOLD, the investment arm of NAFCOC.

She has received a series of awards and accolades, including Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award (Media & Communications Category), Visionary Leadership Award by Soweto branch (BWA) and Top Emerging SMME Empowerment Company Award by Impumelelo Top Companies, a recognition endorsed by the dti. Ms Makwetla describes herself as a social entrepreneur, dedicated to the lifelong learning and upliftment of disadvantaged members of our communities, particularly women.

In June 2012 she received accreditation as an empowerment trainer from the Empowerment Institute in Rhinebeck, USA.

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