Minister Welcomes Appointment of Board Chairpersons for PRASA and SAMSA
Honourable Dipuo Peters (MP) National Minister of Transport, has warmly welcomed the appointments of Dr Popo Molefe and Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu as board chairpersons for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) respectively together with the respective Board members for a period of three (3) years with effect from 1 August 2014.
The Cabinet of the Republic of South Africa approved the appointments of the two board chairpersons and board members following its meeting on 23 July 2014 in Cape Town.
“The appointment of both Dr Molefe and Vice Admiral Mudimu as board chairpersons of PRASA and SAMSA respectively is good news indeed. We are quite excited with them coming on board and we welcome them to "Team Transport" most heartily.
PRASA and SAMSA as state-owned companies of the Department of Transport play a very important role in the rail and maritime sectors. As such, the two agencies need strong leadership, guidance and stability at the helm of strategic decision making. We congratulate Dr Molefe and Vice Admiral Mudimu on their appointments and through their well-known, sterling leadership, we are certain the two agencies will move to even greater heights under their guidance,” said Minister Peters.
Other members of the boards appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the two agencies are:
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
- Ms Zodwa Penelope Manase
- Ms Carol (Roskruge) Cele
- Mr William Solomon Steenkamp
- Ms Nonduduzo Samukeliswe Kheswa
- Ms Mashila Jemina Matlala
- Mr Sfiso Buthelezi (re-appointment)
- Mr Xolile George (re-appointment as SALGA nominee)
- Mr Landon McMillan (National Treasury representative)
- Mr Clement Manyungwana (Department of Transport representative)
South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)
- Adv Motsehoa Brenda Madumise (Board Deputy Chairperson)
- Dr Michael Harry Hendricks
- Mr Frederick Andrew Jacobs
- Ms Nomsa Margaret Cele
- Mr Brett Naidoo
We wish both chairpersons and the board members well in their tasks and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” added Minister Peters.
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