Cas became involved in anti-apartheid politics in the early 1980’s. He was very active in the civic movement, starting in Laudium, Pretoria in 1980. He was the leading force in the establishment of the White Blocks Residents Association in Laudium during 1980. This was the first organized civic body in the country and mobilized low-income people around their day-to-day issues. Cas subsequently was instrumental in the formation of the Civic Association of Johannesburg, which was the trailblazer in negotiations around the restructuring of local government in the early 1990’s. The Civic Association of Johannesburg, which included the Soweto Civic Association, Alexandra Civic Organisation, Lenasia Civic Association and others, was the central party from the Mass Democratic Movement in negotiations around the restructuring of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council. Cas was General Secretary of the Civic Association of Johannesburg and led the negotiations. He was also instrumental in the formation of the South African National Civic Organisation and was its Vice-President. Cas played a critical role in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and was leading its Johannesburg Area Committee. He also played a critical role in the defiance campaign during the mid-1980’s. Cas is still active in numerous business organisations and in civic life. He is the Chairperson of the National Business Initiative, on the Council of Wits University, on the board of the Centre for Development and Enterprise, amongst others./p>
Currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Black Business Council, an umbrella body of black business in South Africa. I also occupied the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Sentech SOC Ltd.
I am a highly experienced and seasoned business executive with over 27 years operational and strategy execution experience, including doing business in more than 10 countries in the African continent, covering the telecommunications, policy, power utilities, rail logistics, motor retail, Bus Rapid Transport, policy, advocacy and mining sectors.
I started my career as an interim teacher/educator, and I am a highly accomplished public and private sector business professional who managed Profit and Loss, have served as both Executive and Non-Executive Director. I served with diligence and continues to serve as a member of board committees such as EXCO, Audit, Finance and Risk, Social and Ethics, Transformation as well as Human Resources and Remuneration committees. I also serve as a Co-Executive Sponsor: Business for South Africa (B4SA) where I worked on the post covid-19 Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan for South Africa, amongst other matters of national interest.
I am a highly influential networker and sought-after speaker who is a thought leader on socio-economic issues of national and international significance and importance.
My academic standing includes a Masters in Business Leadership, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Baccalaureus Technologiae (B-Tech) degree in Cost and Management Accounting.
•Independent Non-Executive Director (Operations), Remuneration and Human Resources (REM & HR) committee Chairman – KTVR Bus Service (Pty) Ltd;
•Member of the Presidential Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council
•Council member and Chairperson of the Funds and Finance Committee – National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC);
•Board member – Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA).
Ms Lerato D. Mataboge is the Deputy Director-General: Trade and Investment South Africa in the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC). In this role, Ms Mataboge provides strategic support and advise to the Departmental leadership and the Presidency on key engagements with global stakeholders for the attainment of the country’s economic growth objectives. Prior to this role, Ms Mataboge founded and headed Trade Invest Africa, an initiative of the dti aimed at creating sustainable partnerships with the private sector towards the attainment of greater levels of intra-African trade and intra-African investments. In this role, she facilitated the IDC, DBSA and ECIC’s infrastructure and industrial projects into the rest of Africa as part of executing the SA Inc. approach which was refined through Trade Invest Africa. She previously held the position of Chief Director for Africa at the dti with the responsibility of strengthening South Africa’s bilateral relationships with countries on the African continent. In June 2011, she completed her four-year term as a diplomat (Minister: Economic) where she was South Africa’s Chief Trade and Investment Representative to the USA, based in Washington D.C.
Ms Mataboge is a passionate advocate for Africa’s economic growth and development. She holds a BA (Law and International Relations) degree as well as an Honours degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She obtained a Mastersdegree in International Political Economy (International Trade and Global Finance) from the University of Warwick in the UK. Ms Mataboge also holds certificates in trade negotiations, bilateral investment treaty negotiations as well as project management; awarded by the European Institute of Public Administration in the Netherlands and WTO/UNCTAD, respectively. She completed Executive Training in infrastructure project conceptualization and preparation – “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” – from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2013. Ms Mataboge is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Oxford University Fellow for African Leadership. She was featured in the Destiny Magazine’s “Power 40 under 40” feature in November 2015, in recognition of her leadership on African economic issues. Ms Mataboge was co-chairperson of the South African Presidential Working Group on the North-South Corridor (2011-2015). She currently serves on the Board of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC).
Presently Director General of New Development Bank (NDB), African Regional Office since April 2018. The NDB is a multilateral development bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with the objective of financing infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions toward global growth and development
Prior to joining NDB, Monale spent over 7 years at the National Treasury of South Africa. During that period, he held the positions of the Head of Economic Policy (DDG), Acting Head of International and Regional Economic Policy (DDG) as well as Chief Director for Government Debt Management. Prior to joining public sector, Monale spent time in the private sector as Acting CEO and Chief Economist at Thebe Stockbroking and as an Economist at ABSA. Those were preceded by various capital markets roles at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank as well as Standard Bank.