Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Namane Magau

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Namane Magau is CEO of B&D Solutions, a management consultancy which she established. She does management consulting work in the public and private sectors and is involved in several business enterprises. She is also President of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa and past-President of the Businesswomen’s Association.

An Executive Director of women’s investment group Tselane Basadi, Namane spearheaded a BEE transaction with Merrill Lynch. She serves on the boards of Santam, MAN Military Vehicle Systems RSA, Murray & Roberts and NECSA.

Namane has occupied a number of key positions in the past, including:

Executive Director for Human Capital Services, SABC
Executive Vice President: Human Resources, CSIR
Director, Policy Unit, Development Bank of Southern Africa
She has professional qualifications and experience in executive leadership, business development, education, human development and human resources management. She has also been involved in several initiatives to support the development of women entrepreneurs, including Technology for Women in Business (TWIB).

As a Doctoral student at Harvard University, Namane served on the Harvard Educational Review board. In South Africa she led the development of the Human Resource Development Strategy for the Reconstruction and Development Programme. She was also convener of the National Task Group: Future Needs and Priorities for the National Commission on Higher Education, and Commissioner in the Independent Media Commission.

Namane Magau is a South African Businesswomen. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business & Development Solutions (Proprietary) Limited. Magau serves on various boards and councils at different companies.




Independent Non-Executive Director | SIMMER AND JACK MINES LIMITED

2010 - present
Mining, Energy and Natural Resources
Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Business & Development Solutions (Pty) Limited
2004 - present

Member | Council | University of KwaZulu-Natal
Managing Director | Tselani Basadi
Director | Moulded Medical Suppliers
Director | Merrill Lynch South Africa Limited
Director | National Research Foundation
Director | Hans Merensky Trust
Trustee | Thebe Investment (Pty) Limited
Trustee | FastComm (Pty) Limited
Chairperson | Council | University of Durban-Westville
Member | Advisory Council | Cape Town Business School

Independent Non-Executive Director | MURRAY AND ROBERTS HOLDINGS LTD
Accounting, Banking and Finance
Non-Executive Director | SANTAM LTD
2002 - 2011
Executive Director | Human Capital Services | South African Broadcasting Corporation
2001 - 2005
Executive Vice President | Human Resources | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
1996 - 2001
Development Advisor | Human Resources | Reconstruction & Development Progamme
1993 - 1995
President & Chairperson | Businesswomen's Association (BWA)
President | International Women’s Forum (IWFSA)

Harvard University
Doctorate in Education - Philosophy
University of the North
Bachelor of Art
University of South Africa (UNISA)
Bachelor in Education
Rand Afrikaans University
Johannesburg, South Africa
Master in Education

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