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Board of Directors

The Board endorses a professional and robust approach to governance within the Group which reinforces its commitment to best practices.


Vuyo Ngonyama

Chairman and Lead Independent Non-executive Director
Appointed 16 April 2021
Member of the Nominations Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee 

Mr Ngonyama holds B.Sc (Accounting) and MBA degrees from Roosevelt University. He has extensive oil industry experience which started at Texaco Inc. in Houston and culminated at Caltex Oil (SA) where he worked in finance, accounting and corporate planning. He facilitated the restructuring of the Chevron/Texaco lubricants business in five countries in West Africa and restructured the procurement function at the Chevron Refinery in the Western Cape. Mr Ngonyama has previously held executive positions in governance and risk management at Metropolitan Health and in real estate management for the National Department of Public Works. He is a nonexecutive director at Pragma Holdings.


Patrick Mngconkola

Independent Non-executive Director
Appointed 1 April 2017
Chair of the Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committee

Mr Mngconkola holds B.Tech (Business Administration) and Human Resources Management degrees and served the South African Government with dignity and pride for 30 years in the South African Police Service. He served on the board of the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited where he was a member of the Investment, Audit and Risk, and Directors’ Affairs Committees and chairperson of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. Mr Mngconkola is also a member of the boards of the V&A Waterfront, Growth Point Properties Limited, Harith General Partners and Premier Finishing and Food Brands.


Zanele Radebe

Independent Non-executive Director
Appointed 19 December 2018
Member of the Social, Ethics and Remuneration Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee 

Ms Radebe holds B.Com (Law) and LLB degrees and is an admitted attorney and conveyancer with 18 years' post-admission experience in various fields of corporate law. Her experience spans commercial property finance, structured finance and telecommunications law, having worked for commercial property finance institutions and major telecommunication companies, respectively. Ms Radebe is currently the executive head of legal affairs at Vodacom and is a member of the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa.

Malande Tonjeni

Malande Tonjeni

Independent Non-executive Director
Appointed 10 February 2021

Ms Tonjeni holds B Com and B Com Honours (Accounting) degrees and various postgraduate diplomas and has been a qualified chartered accountant since 2002. She is a seasoned executive, director and trustee with working experience in Mining, Energy, Manufacturing, Retirement funds, Construction, Financial Services, and Health sectors. Ms Tonjeni is also a trustee with experience in provident and pension retirement funds. Ms Tonjeni was previously Group CEO at Makole Group, Financial Director at Conco and General Manager Finance & ICT at Foskor. Previous to that she was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Banking division, and Segment Head for BEE Services at KPMG.

Darrin Arendse

Darrin Arendse

Chief Executive Officer (Interim) Director
Appointed 05 May 2021

Mr Arendse is a highly experienced Human Capital and Corporate Services Executive offering over 30 years’ experience at executive management and senior management levels across a range of industries including private, financial, retail and mining, public and state-owned commercial enterprises.

He has been involved in the energy sector (oil and gas) for the past 12 years. He currently holds the position of Head of Human Resources and Corporate Services in Efora. Mr Arendse holds a BAdmin degree and a Hons.BAdmin degree (Industrial Psychology from the University of the Western Cape) and has completed various executive management and leadership development programmes in his career to date.

Thabang Monametsi

Thabang Monametsi

Chief Financial Officer (Interim) Director
Appointed 01 April 2021

Thabang is the current Group Financial Manager of Afric Oil and its subsidiary companies, operating within Southern Africa. Before joining Afric Oil, Thabang was a Financial Manager at Barloworld Equipment managing the Technical Accounting department, Treasury operations and Financial performance and Analysis of its rest of Africa operations. During his tenure at Barloworld he gained a wide variety of financial reporting skills and by managing Technical Accounting department provided solutions that were key to business decision support.

Prior to that Thabang was a Finance Manager at Aveng Limited managing the group statutory reporting team and gained in-depth technical IFRS knowledge, preparation of group annual financial statements, JSE listing requirements, investor results presentations.

He began his career at Sasol Limited in 2011 where he completed his articles and went on to serve as a an assistant Finance Manager in the Base Chemicals division for a period of 3 years. Thabang is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a BCom (Hons) in Accounting which he obtained at the University of Johannesburg.


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