Patron – Her Majesty, the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng,
Mmemogolo Semane Molotlegi
Her Majesty, as the Queen, and subsequently as Queen Mother, has played a pivotal role in helping the Bafokeng to become the model traditional community it is today. The Queen Mother founded, among others, the Bafokeng Women’s Club and served actively in health advocacy. She has managed several job creation centres, serves on several boards and is the Area President for the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) in Southern Africa. Among others, she is a Patron of the World’s Children’s Prize, Banyana Banyana (South Africa’s national women football team) and the National Choral Music Awards. (Information from Website:- International Women’s Forum SA).
Mmemogolo (“Our Great Mother” as she is known) is working with GIRL GUIDES South Africa to further develop relationships with Governmental Departments, businesses and society to build a better world for the ‘girl child’.
Mmemogolo was inaugurated as our Patron in April 2012.
Totsie Memela-Khambula is the CEO of Eduloan – a medium-sized company that improves people’s lives by providing finance for tertiary education.
Ms Memela-Khambula holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of Swaziland and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. She has completed a range of executive programmes at Wits Business School, the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg), the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in New York, as well as Wits / Harvard Business School.
Ms Memela-Khambula was a fellow with the International Women’s Forum and is currently a member of the South African chapter of the International Women’s Forum (IWFSA). She was nominated for the Duke and Graduate School of Business Fellowship programme focusing on Ethical Leadership for Emerging Leaders from both South Africa and USA.
Ms Memela-Khambula is also a member of the Institute of Directors. She serves as Chairman of Memela Pratt and Associates and is a director at Cadiz. Her corporate social investment work is equally impressive. She is a director in the International Partnerships for Microbiocides, (IPM) – a research-orientated NGO on HIV/AIDS prevention that focuses on women.
She has been extensively involved in community and professional organisations and fora.
In her private capacity, Ms Memela-Khambula mentors young leaders through the IWFSA’s fellowship programme, and participates in fora which grants access to disadvantaged communities. Totsie was inaugurated as our Patron in April 2013.
Chief Commissioner: Ntombizine Madyibi (Zine)
Zine was inaugurated as our Chief Commissioner in April 2012.
Zine is a Libran, with a very balanced mind. She has been endowed with a high set of principles and values from a phenomenal woman, her mother, who is her role model. She was proud to grow up as a Girl Guide which instilled in her a set of values and principles from a young age. Zine is happily married with 4 children, two girls and two boys. She has served as a member of the Africa Region Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She is also the Treasurer of the Anglican Mother’s Union – Diocese of Grahamstown and was winner of the Regional Business Women of the Year Awards 2007.
She went on to be one of three Finalists in the Business Women of the year awards in the whole of South Africa for 2007.
Deputy Chief Commissioner: Sizeka Rensburg
Chief Executive Officer: Mandisa Kalako
Trefoil Guild President: Tina Eddy