BA (economics and accounting) (University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland), MA (econ) (University of New Brunswick, Canada, and University of Connecticut, USA), PhD (econ) (University of Connecticut),
Appointed to the board in 2004
Rejoice Simelane began her career at the University of Swaziland as a lecturer in economics. Between 1998 and 2001, she worked at the Department of Trade and Industry as well as National Treasury. She then served as a special economics advisor to the premier of Mpumalanga until 2004, when she was appointed chief executive of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, a position she held until 2016. While she remains an executive director of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, she is also a nonexecutive director of its wholly owned subsidiary, African Rainbow Capital Proprietary Limited. Other directorships include Sanlam Limited, Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, and African Rainbow Energy and Power Proprietary Limited. She is also a member of the Premier Soccer League executive committee. A CIDA scholarship recipient and Fulbright fellow, Rejoice was a member of the presidential economic advisory panel under president Mbeki until 2009 and served on the board of the Council for Medical Schemes from 2008 to 2011.