Dr Renosi Mokate


Former Executive Director and CEO

Qualifications

  • Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • GEPF positions Employer-nominated trustee
  • Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • Chairperson of the Investment Committee
  • Qualifications PhD – University of Delaware
  • Master of Arts – University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts – Lincoln University


  • Dr Renosi Mokate

    Mr Eddie Kekana

    Provincial Chairperson – South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) Gauteng  

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Vice chairperson of the Board of Trustees
    • Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee
    • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Secondary Teachers’ Diploma
    • Advanced Certificate in Education
    • Higher Certificate in Economic Development
    • Certificate Programme in Human Resource        Management – UNISA
    • Certificate Programme in Project Management-Regenesys Business School
    • Advance Programme in Human Resource Management – Unisa
    • BED Hons in Educational Management – Unisa
    •   Board Efectiveness – Toronto University, Canada
    • Trustee Efectiveness – GIBS
    • Member of the IODSA


    Mr Eddie Kekana

    Mr Themba Gamedze

    Non-executive director on various boards

    GEPF positions

  • Employer-nominated trustee
  • Member of Investment Committee
  • Member of Benefits and Administration Committee
  • Member of Valuations Subcommittee

  • Qualifications
  • BA (Honours) – University of Warwick
  • MSc – University of Warwick
  • Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASA)


  • Mr Themba Gamedze

    Major Gen Dries De Wit

    Retired Major General – South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

    GEPF positions

  • Pensioner-elected trustee
  • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee


  • Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Negotiation Skills
  • Board Effectiveness Programme – The World Bank


  • Major Gen Dries De Wit

    Ms Kgomotso Makhupola

    National Treasurer – National Health, Education and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU)

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee


    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Public Relations – Allenby College
    • Certificate in Human Resource Development and Management – Damelin College
    • Certificate in Economic Development – University of Western Cape
    • Certificate : Introduction to Investment and Finance – Wits University
    • Certificate : Principles of Finance and Investment Management – Wits University
    • Certificate : Principles of Economics – Wits University
    • Certificate : Fiduciary Duties Module 1 – ICTS/Inseta
    • Certificate : Fundamentals of Business Finance – University of Stellenbosch Business School
    • Certification : Directorship – IoDSA
    • ICPM Board Effectiveness – Toronto University
    • Certificate of Recognition : Board Ethics – Ethicalways


    Ms Kgomotso Makhupola

    Stadi Mngomezulu

    Deputy Director-General: National Treasury

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee

    Qualifications

    • Master of Business Leadership
    • BCom (Accounting)
    • Executive Development Programme – Gestalt International Study Centre, Massachusetts, USA


    Stadi Mngomezulu

    Mr Pierre Snyman

    Chairperson – Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) FEDUSA – Member of the Public Service Committee

    GEPF positions

  • Employee-nominated trustee
  • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee


  • Qualifications

  • Advance Labour Law Programme – UNISA


  • Mr Pierre Snyman

    Major General Mulungisa Sitshongaye

    Department of Defence: Chief Director: Human Resource Strategic Direction and Policy

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Social Science – University or Cape Town
    • Masters in International Studies – King’s College – University of London


    Major General Mulungisa Sitshongaye

    Ms Jennita Kandailal

    Manager: Human Resources – State Security Agency

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Master of Arts (Psychology) – University of Natal-Durban
    • Higher Diploma in Education – University of Natal-Durban


    Ms Jennita Kandailal

    Dr Morgan Pillay

    Department of Basic Education: Chief Director: Human Resource Management and Development, Labour Relations and IT

    GEPF positions

  • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee
  • Employer-nominated trustee
  • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


  • Qualifications

  • B.Paed Degree – University of Durban Westville
  • B.A. Hons Degree – University of Durban Westville
  • B.Ed Degree – University of South Africa
  • M.Ed Degree – Rand Afrikaans University in 1998
  • Phd – University of Johannesburg


  • Dr Morgan Pillay

    Lieutenant General Dineo Ntshiea

    South African Police Service: Deputy Director General (DDG): Personnel Management

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Secondary Education Diploma – Vista University
    • Baccalaureus of Artium – Vista University
    • Postgraduate Diploma: Public Administration – University of Free State
    • Executive Development & Leadership – Potchefstroom University
    • Strategic Management – UNISA
    • Leadership Development – WITS Graduate School of Business Administration
    • Law Enforcement Executive Development – FBI Academy – Quantico, Washington, DC


    Lieutenant General Dineo Ntshiea

    Mr Thabo Mokoena

    Group chairperson: Leago Group

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Social Science degree – University of Cape Town
    • Honours degree – University of Durban Westville
    • Master’s degree in Economic Development from – Wits University Postgraduate diploma in Financial Strategy – Oxford University.


    Mr Thabo Mokoena

    Mr Sibusiso Malinga

    Acting President of the National Teachers Union (NATU)

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Senior Secondary Teachers Diploma Certificate – University of Zululand
    • Outcomes Based Education Certificate – University of South Africa
    • Adult Basic Education and Training- University of South Africa


    Mr Sibusiso Malinga

    Colonel Johan Coetzer

    Senior Staff Officer Military Defence Counsel

    GEPF positions
    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelors of Commerce (Law) – University of Pretoria
    • LLB – University of Pretoria
    • LLM (Labour Law) – University of Johannesburg
    • LLM (Labour Law) – University of Pretoria
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law – University of Johannesburg
    • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria)
    • Certificate in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice – Stellenbosch University


    Colonel Johan Coetzer

    Mr. Sibonelo Cele

    Provincial chairperson of DENOSA

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • National Diploma in Nursing- KwaZulu Natal College of Nursing
    • National Diploma in Political Studies- Workers College/UKZN
    • Business Management (attended) – North West University


    Mr. Sibonelo Cele

    Advocate Makhubalo Ndaba

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Governance and Legal Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • LLM – University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • LLB – University of Transkei
    • B.Juris – University of Transkei
    • Diploma in Legislation Drafting – University of Johannesburg
    • Advanced Research Diploma – Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands
    • Executive Education (Governance)- Gordon’s Institute of Business Studies (GIBS)
    • Executive Education (Governance)-Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA)
    • Executive Education (Pensions Management) – ICPM ,University of Toronto,Canada


    Advocate Makhubalo Ndaba

    Dr Renosi Mokate


    Former Executive Director and CEO

    Qualifications

  • Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • GEPF positions Employer-nominated trustee
  • Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • Chairperson of the Investment Committee
  • Qualifications PhD – University of Delaware
  • Master of Arts – University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts – Lincoln University


  • Dr Renosi Mokate

    Mr Eddie Kekana

    Provincial Chairperson – South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) Gauteng  

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Vice chairperson of the Board of Trustees
    • Chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee
    • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Secondary Teachers’ Diploma
    • Advanced Certificate in Education
    • Higher Certificate in Economic Development
    • Certificate Programme in Human Resource        Management – UNISA
    • Certificate Programme in Project Management-Regenesys Business School
    • Advance Programme in Human Resource Management – Unisa
    • BED Hons in Educational Management – Unisa
    •   Board Efectiveness – Toronto University, Canada
    • Trustee Efectiveness – GIBS
    • Member of the IODSA


    Mr Eddie Kekana

    Mr Themba Gamedze

    Non-executive director on various boards

    GEPF positions

  • Employer-nominated trustee
  • Member of Investment Committee
  • Member of Benefits and Administration Committee
  • Member of Valuations Subcommittee

  • Qualifications
  • BA (Honours) – University of Warwick
  • MSc – University of Warwick
  • Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASA)


  • Mr Themba Gamedze

    Major Gen Dries De Wit

    Retired Major General – South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

    GEPF positions

  • Pensioner-elected trustee
  • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee


  • Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Negotiation Skills
  • Board Effectiveness Programme – The World Bank


  • Major Gen Dries De Wit

    Ms Kgomotso Makhupola

    National Treasurer – National Health, Education and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU)

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee


    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Public Relations – Allenby College
    • Certificate in Human Resource Development and Management – Damelin College
    • Certificate in Economic Development – University of Western Cape
    • Certificate : Introduction to Investment and Finance – Wits University
    • Certificate : Principles of Finance and Investment Management – Wits University
    • Certificate : Principles of Economics – Wits University
    • Certificate : Fiduciary Duties Module 1 – ICTS/Inseta
    • Certificate : Fundamentals of Business Finance – University of Stellenbosch Business School
    • Certification : Directorship – IoDSA
    • ICPM Board Effectiveness – Toronto University
    • Certificate of Recognition : Board Ethics – Ethicalways


    Ms Kgomotso Makhupola

    Stadi Mngomezulu

    Deputy Director-General: National Treasury

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee

    Qualifications

    • Master of Business Leadership
    • BCom (Accounting)
    • Executive Development Programme – Gestalt International Study Centre, Massachusetts, USA


    Stadi Mngomezulu

    Mr Pierre Snyman

    Chairperson – Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) FEDUSA – Member of the Public Service Committee

    GEPF positions

  • Employee-nominated trustee
  • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee


  • Qualifications

  • Advance Labour Law Programme – UNISA


  • Mr Pierre Snyman

    Major General Mulungisa Sitshongaye

    Department of Defence: Chief Director: Human Resource Strategic Direction and Policy

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Social Science – University or Cape Town
    • Masters in International Studies – King’s College – University of London


    Major General Mulungisa Sitshongaye

    Ms Jennita Kandailal

    Manager: Human Resources – State Security Agency

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Master of Arts (Psychology) – University of Natal-Durban
    • Higher Diploma in Education – University of Natal-Durban


    Ms Jennita Kandailal

    Dr Morgan Pillay

    Department of Basic Education: Chief Director: Human Resource Management and Development, Labour Relations and IT

    GEPF positions

  • Member of the Governance and Legal Committee
  • Employer-nominated trustee
  • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


  • Qualifications

  • B.Paed Degree – University of Durban Westville
  • B.A. Hons Degree – University of Durban Westville
  • B.Ed Degree – University of South Africa
  • M.Ed Degree – Rand Afrikaans University in 1998
  • Phd – University of Johannesburg


  • Dr Morgan Pillay

    Lieutenant General Dineo Ntshiea

    South African Police Service: Deputy Director General (DDG): Personnel Management

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Secondary Education Diploma – Vista University
    • Baccalaureus of Artium – Vista University
    • Postgraduate Diploma: Public Administration – University of Free State
    • Executive Development & Leadership – Potchefstroom University
    • Strategic Management – UNISA
    • Leadership Development – WITS Graduate School of Business Administration
    • Law Enforcement Executive Development – FBI Academy – Quantico, Washington, DC


    Lieutenant General Dineo Ntshiea

    Mr Thabo Mokoena

    Group chairperson: Leago Group

    GEPF positions

    • Employer-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Social Science degree – University of Cape Town
    • Honours degree – University of Durban Westville
    • Master’s degree in Economic Development from – Wits University Postgraduate diploma in Financial Strategy – Oxford University.


    Mr Thabo Mokoena

    Mr Sibusiso Malinga

    Acting President of the National Teachers Union (NATU)

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Senior Secondary Teachers Diploma Certificate – University of Zululand
    • Outcomes Based Education Certificate – University of South Africa
    • Adult Basic Education and Training- University of South Africa


    Mr Sibusiso Malinga

    Colonel Johan Coetzer

    Senior Staff Officer Military Defence Counsel

    GEPF positions
    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
    • Member of the Remuneration Committee


    Qualifications

    • Bachelors of Commerce (Law) – University of Pretoria
    • LLB – University of Pretoria
    • LLM (Labour Law) – University of Johannesburg
    • LLM (Labour Law) – University of Pretoria
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law – University of Johannesburg
    • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria)
    • Certificate in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice – Stellenbosch University


    Colonel Johan Coetzer

    Mr. Sibonelo Cele

    Provincial chairperson of DENOSA

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Member of the Benefits and Administration Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • National Diploma in Nursing- KwaZulu Natal College of Nursing
    • National Diploma in Political Studies- Workers College/UKZN
    • Business Management (attended) – North West University


    Mr. Sibonelo Cele

    Advocate Makhubalo Ndaba

    GEPF positions

    • Employee-nominated trustee
    • Chairperson of the Governance and Legal Committee
    • Member of the Investment Committee


    Qualifications

    • LLM – University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
    • LLB – University of Transkei
    • B.Juris – University of Transkei
    • Diploma in Legislation Drafting – University of Johannesburg
    • Advanced Research Diploma – Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands
    • Executive Education (Governance)- Gordon’s Institute of Business Studies (GIBS)
    • Executive Education (Governance)-Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA)
    • Executive Education (Pensions Management) – ICPM ,University of Toronto,Canada


    Advocate Makhubalo Ndaba