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New Appointments

Thabani Shale was appointed as the new Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZCCI) president on 31 May 2019. Shale was unanimously elected as president with Hlengiwe Mvubu and Thami Sithole elected unopposed as deputy presidents of ZCCI.

Shale has been a member of the ZCCI executive committee since 2012. He has been elected for various roles at ZCCI based on his leadership skills including Exco member representative of the ZCCI SMME Forum, vice chairman of ZCCI Richards Bay division, acting chairman of the ZCCI Richards Bay division.

During 2014, he was elected as deputy president of the ZCCI and is the outgoing chief executive officer of the ZCCI. He leaves the CEO role at the chamber to take up a position at Sappi Southern Africa Limited in government and stakeholder relations. He holds a postgraduate diploma in management and marketing from the University of Cape Town. As the incoming president at the chamber, Shale is confident in leading the vision of the chamber supported by deputies.

Hlengiwe Mvubu has held senior management positions at Foskor as group corporate affairs manager and currently as CSI and stakeholder manager at Mondi. Mvubu holds a Bachelor of Art in communication and
advanced project management. She is a council member of the University of Zululand, executive member of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa, director of Business Against Crime and deputy chairperson of Ethembeni Care Centre. She has received numerous awards including the KZN Richards Bay Business Woman of the Year in the corporate category.

Born in Nongoma, Thami Sithole was appointed as port manager at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in 2018. Before joining TNPA, Sithole was with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa where he served as senior manager EPMO - financial management, monitoring and reporting. Thami is a BSc graduate from MEDUNSA and holds an MBA from the Midrand Graduate Institute, a post graduate diploma in business management from Thames University, London and a diploma in monitoring and evaluation of health programmes from the University of Pretoria.

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