New SAPS boss exec of note
SOUTH Africa's first female national police commissioner, Mangwashi Phiyega, is a tested professional executive.
Phiyega qualified as a social worker from the University of Limpopo (then Turfloop).
She went on to bolster her academic qualifications from world-renowned institutions including the University of Johannesburg (MA in social science), University of Wales (postgraduate diploma in business administration) and Wharton Business School in the US (Executive Business Leadership Programme).
The Limpopo-born former social worker cut her managerial teeth in institutions like Transnet, Absa and the Chamber of Mines. Some of the positions Phiyega has occupied include Chamber of Mines as employee well-being consultant, Transnet group executive corporate affairs, and at Absa chairwoman of Allpay.
Phiyega has also served as commissioner for the Road Accident Fund, and as a member of the 2010 World Cup Bid Committee.
At the time of her appointment, Phiyega was chairwoman of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Review Committee. Appointed by President Jacob Zuma in 2010, the committee was tasked to "review the role of SOE in the government's goal of establishing a developmental state".