Buyelwa Sonjica


Buyelwa Sonjica, served as Minister of Water and Environmental affairs with the cabinet of the Government of South Africa.

Sonjica has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kumba Iron Ore Ltd since June 2012.

Sonjica is a Member of the World Wide Assessment Program (WWAP) Advisory Group on gender equality.

She served as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Child Care Facilities and the Portfolio Committee on Water and Forestry.

She has also served as a Member in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committees of Arts and Culture, Finance as well as the Trade and Industry Committees.

Sonjica holds BA from Vista University and also has BA (Hons) from Rhodes University.


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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