DR REJOICE SIMELANE

DR REJOICE SIMELANE

Independent non-executive director

BA (econ and acc) (University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland), MA (econ) (University of New Brunswick, Canada; University of Connecticut, USA), PhD (econ) (University of Connecticut), LLB (Unisa)
Appointed to the Board in 2004. Rejoice Simelane commenced her career at the University of Swaziland, as a lecturer in Economics. Between 1998 and 2001, she worked at the National Department of Trade and Industry and the National Treasury. After that she served in the capacity of Special Advisor, Economics, to the then Premier of Mpumalanga until mid-2004, when she assumed the position of Chief Executive of Ubuntu-Botho Investments until 2016. Whilst she remains an Executive Director in Ubuntu-Botho Investments, she also serves as a Non-executive Director on the Board of African Rainbow Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubuntu-Botho Investments. Rejoice’s other Board directorships include Sanlam Limited, Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, and African Rainbow Energy and Power. She is also a member of the Premier Soccer League Executive Committee. A CIDA Scholarship Recipient and a Fulbright Fellow, Rejoice was also a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Panel under former President Mbeki until 2009 and was also on the Board of the Council for Medical Schemes from 2008 to 2011.