Nkomotana Clifford Motsepe

Deputy Chairperson of GPF

Nkomotana began his career as a Practicing Attorney with Mankoe Incorporated in 2000, representing clients in both the public and private sectors. He moved on to the Department of Health as Senior Manager: Procurement, where he was responsible for overall strategic management, and compliance with the PFMA and other relevant legislation.

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Nkomotana then served as Company Secretary and Legal Advisor to the Polokwane International Airport, Municipal Manager of the Waterberg District, and as Acting Senior General Manager in the Policy and Planning Coordination Unit in the Office of the Premier.


In 2009 he became Head of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in Limpopo Province, responsible for the strategic leadership of 30 municipalities, and the Headmen, Senior Traditional Leaders and Kings in the province.

He progressed to become MEC responsible for this department and later an MP in the Limpopo Provincial Legislature.  Nkomotana served on the SABC Board from 2010 to 2011.  In 2014, he focussed again on the legal sector, serving his pupillage with the Johannesburg Bar of Advocates until his admission to the Bar.  He currently practices as an Advocate with the Duma Nokwe Group of Advocates.


Previous boards include:-

SABC board 2010 to 2011

Simphiwe Dzengwa


Simphiwe Dzengwa was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Partnership Fund after a storied career in local, provincial and national government, development finance institutions and banking.

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He is a highly skilled business executive with more than 22 years of experience in leading and managing large companies and public sector departments in challenging and diverse environments.


Following his studies in Political Science at the University of the Western Cape he attended Florida Atlantic University in the USA where he attained a Master of Public Administration. He then worked in Washington DC, at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. In 2004 he was awarded a Master of Business Administration from Rhodes University.


He occupied senior positions in the Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury including as Director of the Budget Office and then worked as a Chief Director at the COGTA (or DPLG as it was known then). He subsequently joined ABSA as Head of Research and Product Development and the Development Bank of Southern Africa as part of the Development Fund Unit. He was later appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Hluma Development Investment Agency.


Prior to his appointment to the GPF Dzengwa was the Executive Director for Municipal Finance at the South African Local Government Association where he was responsible for oversight over the financial performance of municipalities.


He brings strong organisational leadership, management skills and innovative thinking to the GPF and has extensive experience of serving on the boards of organisations such as the Municipal Demarcation Board, the Johannesburg Property Company, and the Gauteng Cricket Board.

Zimbini Hill 


Zimbini Hill is a seasoned Media and Finance professional who is the founder of advertising and communications company Hluma Media. She was appointed as a Board Member of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) with effect from 01 February 2018.

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Zimbini serves as a board member and trustee on various private, public sector and social enterprises including Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA). She was previously a Board Member of the National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) where she held the position of Chairman of Fund Investment Advisory and Finance committee (FAFC) and was a Member of the Builder Registrations and Home Enrollments Committee.


Zimbini has extensive experience in the Financial Services Industry, with a career spanning across Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Research, Risk Management, and Investor Relations. Her specialties include strategy, communication and risk management strategies, financial analysis, investment valuations, investment research. She has working knowledge of PFMA, Treasury Regulations, Companies Act and King 3.

Maseapo Kganedi


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Holds a B. Proc degree, LLB (Honours), LLM in Corporate Law and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting, from the University of Johannesburg. She also obtained a Certificate in Corporate Governance and a further Certificate in Pension Law, both from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She attended and completed training on Driving Government Performance at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2013.

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Maseapo is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a legal and governance practitioner. She has over 20 years work experience in both private and public sector. She has a strong public-sector experience, having worked in senior management positions in various government departments, both provincial and national departments.


Throughout her career, she has developed and conducted training for government and the industry in areas of corporate governance, board effectiveness, effectiveness of company secretaries, legal and compliance, as well as contract management. She has advised on listing of public entities and has drafted governance documents such as enabling legislation, governance protocols as well as board and committee charters.


Maseapo has also worked as a legal adviser and company secretary for one of the largest pension funds in the Southern Africa. She sits on various boards of public entities as a member and is also a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA).

Douglas Kutumela


As a student leader, grassroot activist and local government administrator, Douglas Adams Kutumela has, over three decades, gained extensive experience in issues affecting communities in South Africa.

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His community activism started while still at school and continued during his student days at Vista University where he graduated with a B Comm degree and served as the deputy regional chair of the South African Youth Congress.

He was municipal manager of the Moretele Local Municipality and served on the regional and provincial executives of the African National Congress in the North West. Kutumela is a former member of the North West Youth commission. He is currently studying towards a Master’s in Business Administration specialising in business analysis methods and the managerial role within an organisation.

His experience includes incident management, HR and logistics support and labour relations. As a municipal manager he was responsible for policy formulation, the development of integrated development plans, the execution of policy and the implementation of national and provincial legislation.

Kutumela is a good communicator with a wide range of skills in areas relating to negotiations, innovation, and project management. In his career he has gained experience in local government administration, as an implementer of policy and in the provision of counselling and mentorship in both the public sector and the business environment.

Nangamso Maponya 

Nangamso Maponya is an Investment Banking and Infrastructure Project Finance Professional, currently employed by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA). She was appointed as a Board Member of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) with effect from 01 April 2017. Nangamso is also a member of the Funding Committee as well as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee of the GPF.

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She has extensive experience in Infrastructure Investment in the Transport, Logistics and ICT sectors having also participated in the funding and monitoring of a number of infrastructure projects such as Public Transport (including BRT’s) systems, ICT Broadband, Oil & Gas, Student Accommodation, Maritime Infrastructure and Private Equity Investment.


Nangamso Maponya’s qualifications are as follows:

  • BCom (Unisa)
  • BCom (Hons) (Unisa)
  • MA Finance & Investments (London School of Business & Finance)
  • MSc Finance (Geneva Business School)
  • Chartered Banker (MBA) – Bangor University
  • GMP (Harvard Business School)

Leon G. Marincowitz


Leon G. Marincowitz is an entrepreneur, real estate businessman and academic with wide-ranging experience in public policy and governance. He founded the Quick Buy Group of companies that focuses on revitalising distressed residential properties and serves as a non-executive director on several public sector entities.

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Having read for Philosophy at the University of Pretoria in 2008 and subsequently obtained an MPhil Philosophy from the University of Johannesburg. He served as a non-executive director on the inaugural Gauteng Youth Commission and currently serves on the boards of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller and the Gauteng Gambling Board.

Other experience within the NGO sector includes strategic programme development, project management and coordination, policy advocacy, fundraising and media liaison. Among the notable projects he led were devoted to civil liberties, energy policy and land reform. He has also travelled throughout Africa to advocate for peace and reconciliation work.

Leon G. Marincowitz has published academic papers in the fields of philosophy, political studies and conflict resolution and has delivered lectures and presentations at international conferences in South Africa and Europe.

Lindiwe Mthimunye

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A distinguished professional and industry leader, Lindiwe Mthimunye was first appointed to the Board of the Gauteng Partnership Fund in April 2016.

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Lindiwe is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in governance, finance, and business. During her career she has worked in investment banking and as a chief financial officer. She has served on the boards of some of South Africa’s most prominent listed and unlisted companies including Woolworths, Group 5, Sea Harvest, PetroSA and Hyundai Automotive South Africa.


She has BCom and MCom degrees, is a Chartered Accountant and obtained postgraduate diplomas in Accounting, and Tax Law.


In addition to her leadership position at the Gauteng Partnership Fund, Lindiwe also serves on the boards of major public companies, including Cell C, Metrofile Holdings, Sabvest and Massmart.

Timothy Mandla Sukazi

Timothy is a qualified attorney who specializes in Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory law and Sports and Entertainment law. He is a founder of Tim Sukazi Inc. and a former partner at Bowmans. He was appointed as a Board Member of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) in April 2017.

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Timothy’s educational qualifications include a B. Proc degree (UNISA), LLB degree (UNISA) and LLM degree (UCT).


His experience includes advising on General Company Law, M&A transactions, Capital Market transactions, Mining & Environmental law, Renewable Energy and Regulatory transactions, BEE transactions and General Commercial law.


In the Sports and Entertainment law fields, his experience includes advising on Endorsements, professional football players contracts, image and autograph rights regime and football regulatory matters.


He is also the founder of TS Galaxy FC, one of the most prominent professional football clubs in South Africa.


Timothy currently serves as a Council member of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority.


He served as a member of the Gauteng Gambling Board from 2015 to 2018.


Timothy also served in the Ministerial Advisory Committee which was tasked to advise the Minister of Social Development on South Africa’s social security change management programme.