In compliance with paragraph 3.59(a) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, DRDGOLD is pleased to announce that with effect from 01 December 2016, Mrs Toko Victoria Buyiswa Nomalanga Mnyango has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of Vitom Technologies (Pty) Ltd and Vitom Brands Communication (Pty) Ltd.
Mrs Mnyango started her career as a prosecutor for the erstwhile KaNgwane homeland. She later became a legal advisor for the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, the province’s development financier. The Eastern Cape Development Corporation has, as its primary focus, the promotion of sustainable economic development in the Eastern Cape, through focussed provision of innovative development finance and leveraging of resources, strategic alliances, investments and partnerships.
Mrs Mnyango has held senior executive positions in Gijima, a leading black owned information and communications technology services provider.
Mrs Mnyango has also worked at social cohesion projects aimed at the achievement of socio-economic transformation and at increasing the strength of South Africa’s democracy.
She has held directorships on a number of listed and unlisted company boards including Gijima, EOH Mthombo (Proprietary) Limited, AllPay Eastern Cape (Proprietary) Limited, a subsidiary of ABSA Limited. She was also on the Board of the Ryk Neethling Foundation. an organisation, the primary objective of which is to generate funds for the sustainable development and upliftment of swimming facilities in South Africa, to empower previously disadvantaged communities by training coaches to develop swimming within their communities and to procure scholarships for future swimming champions.
Mrs Mnyango holds a Dip. Juris and BJuris degree from the then University of Transkei, now the Walter Sisulu University.
1 December 2016
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