Mr. Sizwe Nxasana – Founder
Mr. Sizwe Errol Nxasana holds a BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA) qualifications.
He started his career at Unilever. In 1989 he established Sizwe & Co, the first black-owned audit practice in Kwazulu Natal. In 1996 he became the founding partner of Nkonki Sizwe Ntsaluba now called SizweNtsaluba Gobodo which is the fifth largest audit firm in South Africa. In 1998 he joined Telkom SA as Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for its listing on the JSE and New York Stock exchanges. Sizwe was the CEO of FirstRand Banking Group since 2005 until he retired in September 2015. Sizwe serves as Chairman on various Foundations and Trusts. He is the founder and Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust. He was appointed Chairman of the NSFAS in August 2015.Click here to Read More
Sizwe is now a social entrepreneur who recently founded an Sifiso Learning Group which is establishing private schools in South Africa and is also involved in edtech, academic publishing and real estate.
Sizwe Nxasana has been conferred with honorary doctorates by the Universities of Fort Hare, the Durban University of Technology, the University of Johannesburg and the Walter Sisulu University.
Dr. Judy Dlamini – Founder
Dr Judy Dlamini is the founder and executive Chairman of the Mbekani Group. She is the former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited (Aspen) a JSE-listed South African pharmaceutical manufacturer with an extensive global presence with product distribution in more than 120 countries. Mbekani celebrates 20 years in business in 2016. The group has operations and investments in different sectors, including pharmaceuticals, facilities and property management, tourism, surgical instruments management, and luxury fashion retail.
Judy qualified as a medical doctor in 1985 from the University of Natal. She practised as a family practitioner for many years before consulting in Occupational Health for various companies, including Rainbow Chicken, Divpac (a NAMPAK subsidiary) and National Ports Operations.Click here to Read More
After completing her MBA, having majored in Corporate Finance, she joined HSBC Investment Bank, Johannesburg division, in Corporate Finance. She obtained Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA where she investigated the intersection of race, gender and social class in women CEOs’ career progression and strategies for gender transformation at leadership level. One of the academic contributions from her research is the WHEEL Theoretical Model.
She serves on the Anglo American plc board as a n independent non executive director. Previous board engagements include Discovery Holdings, a JSE listed financial services company where she chaired the Remuneration and Transformation Committees, and Woolworths Holdings (JSE listed retail company). She is past chairman of the CEPPWAWU Development Trust, a public benefit trust. She and her husband are the founders and trustees of Mkhiwa trust, a family public benefit organisation with a focus in rural development and education. She is married with two grown up children.
Mrs. Mampho Langa – Head: Future Nation Schools
Mampho is the previous Executive Head of School at Meridian Cosmo City which enrols over 1000 students. Prior to this she was the Head of the African School for Excellence in Tsakane. She was Head of Academics at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) where she started as founding Head of the Department of Mathematics, Science, Computers and Technology in January 2007. Before this she served as Project Manager of the South African Actuaries Development Programme (SAADP) in the School of Actuarial Science and Statistics at Wits University from 2004 to 2006. During the same period she also worked as a part-time Mathematics Education lecturer in the BSc (hons) and BEd (hons) programs at Wits University. Prior to this she worked as a Mathematics teacher and Head of the Mathematics Department at Matseliso Senior Secondary school in Soweto.Click here to Read More
Mampho Langa has won numerous awards and received much recognition for her work in education including an award for the most improved results in the district in Mathematics, an award for the most outstanding Mathematics Higher Grade results in the Gauteng District 12. She holds a Masters in Mathematics Education from Wits University. She is an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She also holds two Honours degrees in Mathematics education and Geography and a BA in Education.
Mampho has a keen interest in teacher development programmes and research in Mathematics teaching and learning. She has presented six papers at the AMESA and SAARMSTE conferences and has a journal article published in Pythagoras. She is also an author of Platinum Mathematics Grades 7 to 9.
Zukiswa Nee-Whang – Head: Future Nation Pre-Schools
Zukiswa Nee-Whang, on the surface, is an extremely accomplished Early Childhood Development and Education Specialist. At her core, she is driven by passion. With a postgraduate qualification in management and undergraduate qualifications in psychology, early childhood development and Montessori education, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from the public, private and non-government sectors, with a solid record of accomplishments and awards.
Passionate about respecting and nurturing the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher, Zukie has served in her field of profession in various roles ranging from Volunteer Classroom Teacher of a local non-profit community preschool to Director of an International Child Organisation.Click here to Read More
She considers herself a “lifetime learner” keeping abreast of current research and evidence based practices that are most effective for young children. As such, she brings a powerful combination of vision and practicality to her work, which has led her to produced healthy, enduring results for high echelon clients in the early childhood field, leading people; consulting; researching; facilitating learning; leading evaluation teams and developing complex programs for young children. But more than a specialist, Zukie is a person who influences and persuades top ranking people; whose opinion is highly sought after; and whose judgment is respected and trusted.
As a mother of two young children, she is committed to working with families and teachers to create the best educational outcomes for all children enrolled at Future Nation Launchpad.