Lindani Sibiya advocates for members’ interests and rights to a healthy life. His desire to become a Trustee at SAMWUMED was driven by the need to contribute towards good governance and service excellence at the Scheme.
Mr Sibiya uses his experience of working within a municipality and previously serving within South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) structures for many years to help him with his work as a Trustee. He was a full-time shop steward and a former SAMWU leader.
Currently, he serves on the Municipal Employees and Civil Servants Union (MECSU) as a representative.
Mr Sibiya holds the following qualifications:
- A Public Relations Assistant Certificate – Boston College
- Advanced Labour Law – University of South Africa (UNISA)
- Bachelor of Law (LLB) – University of South Africa (UNISA)
- National Diploma in Environmental Education, Training & Development Practice – Delta Centre
- Certificate in Advanced Trusteeship – Ditsela
- Certificate in CMS Trustee Programme – The Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibbs)
Ntombizodwa Priscilla Ntsuba
Ntombizodwa has 17 years’ experience of municipalities, having worked for the Westrand District Municipality since 2003.
She also has many years leadership experience gained from her various portfolios within the SA Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU). Ms Ntsuba is currently the Deputy President of SAMWU. She has also served the Union as Regional Chairperson for the Westrand region and as Gauteng Provincial Secretary.
Nandipha Bhozo was inspired to put up her hand for election to become a SAMWUMED Board of Trustees member by the Scheme’s “Change is Coming” Campaign, as she wanted to be part of the change.
Ms Bhozo is an Operations Supervisor at Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg’s state-owned company responsible for waste management.
She hopes that her negotiation, communication, and coordination skills will be used for the Scheme’s benefit.
Ms Bhozo has a higher certificate in Operations Management and is studying towards a BCom in Business Management with UNISA.
“Being a SAMWUMED Trustee will give me an opportunity to provide support to a leading organisation. One that is making a real difference to people’s lives”, says Mampho Marule.
The Chief Payroll Officer adds that, apart from contributing her skills and expertise to a cause that is important to her, being a SAMWUMED Trustee will give her the opportunity to play a fundamental role in the strategic development of the Scheme.
Ms Marule believes that her municipal experience, leadership skills and her ability to solve problems will help her in the new role as a Trustee.
Mthokozisi Nzuza’s goal and desire is to contribute meaningfully towards the sustainability and growth of SAMWUMED.
In addition, the Municipal employee, who is returning to SAMWUMED for the second time as a Trustee, wishes to use his leadership and management experience to ensure sound governance at the scheme. He was a SAMWUMED Trustee from 2009 to 2012.
Furthermore, Mr Nzuza’s various roles within the SAMWU Union, including being a former Deputy President and the Kwazulu Natal Provincial Chairperson can only assist him in fulfilling his role.
Sharon Dube is an advocate for medical aid transparency and member benefit improvement.
The former employee of the City of Cape Town, hopes to use her experience of working within a municipal environment and of healthcare to good use as a SAMWMED Trustee.
Ms Dube is not a stranger to the Scheme. She served in the same capacity between 2008 and 2014 and was also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Scheme.
Having been a full-time shop steward for SAMWU, in addition to other union roles, Ms Dube hopes to make a positive impact on the Scheme.
Mapula Rose Letsoalo
Mapula Rose Letsoalo was motivated to become a SAMWUMED Trustee by her passion and love for the Scheme that she has been a loyal member of for the past 11 years.
She would like to see SAMWUMED remain competitive and also grow by looking after members and their interests – especially through improved health benefits.
Ms Letsoalo is currently working as an Administrator for the Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality. Prior to that she was Secretary of the Speaker as well as Liaison Officer within the same Municipality. She brings knowledge of Unions and Municipalities to the Board, having been a Shop Steward for 10 years. In addition she brings knowledge of negotiations and managing disputes gained through SALGA local labour forums.
Ms Letsoalo holds Diplomas in Government Studies and Computer Studies.
Annah Thukwani Ntuli
Annah has more than 30 years of civil service experience. During this time, she has occupied several roles within Government, including: – The Kwandebele Government, Mpumalanga Provincial Government, Ekangala Transitional Council and Mpumalanga Provincial Government. Ms Ntuli works for the City of Tshwane as a Housing Officer.
Ms Ntuli also has a wealth of experience in leadership and mobilisation. She has occupied various positions within the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU). They include: – SAMWU Metsweding Local Shop steward, SAMWU Gauteng Deputy Provincial Chairperson, SAMWU Tshwane Regional Treasurer, SAMWU Tshwane Regional Deputy Chairperson, SAMWU Tshwane Acting Chairperson, SAMWU Tshwane Regional Deputy Chairperson and SAMWU Gauteng Provincial Deputy Secretary.
In addition, Ms Ntuli has served as Branch Secretary for ten consecutive years within the African National Congress (ANC) Metsweding Region and as District Executive Member for the South African Communist Party (SACP). She also served as the Baweze Primary School Governing Body (SGB) Secretary.
In 2022 she received an acknowledgement certificate from the South African Local Government (SALGBC) for serving in the Tshwane Bargaining Council for a period of 10 years.
Ms Ntuli has several academic qualifications, including:
- Certificate in Beneficiary Education – College for Property Management and Development
- Certificate in Municipal Finance – University of Johannesburg
- Certificate Program in Leading and Managing Trade Unions – University of Western Cape
- Certificate in Trustee Development Programme – The Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibbs)
Sipho Timothy Kwanyana
Sipho Timothy Kwanyana has been working within local government for the past 25 years, giving him a very good understanding of how municipalities function and work. He currently works as a Technician for the Municipality of Ekurhuleni.
In addition, he has been a Provincial Office bearer for the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) for several years.
Mr Kwanyana is a certified Electrician, who also holds an NQF Level 5 Advanced Labour Law qualification from the University of the Western Cape. To prepare him for the role of Trustee, he completed a Trustees Development Programme at GIBS.
Molwanta Ishmael Solomon
Molwanta Ishmael Solomon joins the SAMWUMED board of trustees to continue to serve his broader community. During his career he has served in various capacities including being PR Councillor for the Frances Baard District Municipality, a branch chair for the African National Congress (ANC) and Provincial Chair of the South African Workers Union (SAMWU).
In addition to the above, Mr Solomon also works for the Dikgatlong Local Municipality as a Water Maintenance Supervisor.
He is knowledgeable in various areas of water treatment processes and holds a National Certificate in Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Operations.