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SABELO MAHLALELA – CHAIRMAN

(BA)

Sabelo Mahlalela is the Chairman of the SGM Foundation and the Chairman of the Ziya Group (Pty) Ltd, a

black owned investment company in South Africa. Sabelo is a former Group Commercial Executive of the

Bidvest Group Limited and a former Director of numerous companies of Bidvest.

Sabelo was part of the management team that assisted rural communities to access water supply and

sanitation in the then Eastern Transvaal before the new South Africa was born. He worked for both Mvula

Trust and the Eastern Transvaal Rural Development Forum and He later joined the management team

that organised the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994. He was based in Nelspruit. His

responsibility was to co-ordinate transport logistics for the Independent Electoral Commission (I.E.C.) in

the then Eastern Transvaal Province.

He was amongst the first government officials to join the Department of Economic Affairs, Tourism and

Gaming within the Mpumalanga Provincial Government in 1995. He was instrumental in the formulation

of various tourism policies in South Africa. He represented the Mpumalanga government in numerous

committees in South Africa and in the Southern Africa region. He is the former Chairperson of the

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, Deputy Chairperson of the Gauteng Gambling Board and the

former Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa

(FEDHASA-Inland).

He served as the Senior Manager in KPMG and was later seconded to organise the United Nation World

Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.

Sabelo provided management consultant services to the 2010 Bid Committee for the FIFA World Cup.

He was part of the team that wrote the Bid Book and secured the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa.

He drafted all the national government guarantees for the 2010 FIFA World cup.

He obtained his BA degree from the University of Fort Hare and holds several management development

certificates in various fields, obtained locally and abroad. He is the Author and Publisher of a coffee table.

The Team.

PEARL MARY-JANE PHALA- BOARD

MEMBER (BA, BA Hons: Corporate

Communication)

Pearl Mary-Jane Phala is a Director of the SGM Foundation specializing in corporate communication and

public relations. She is also a Director of MJ Collection: Glamour Goddess.

Her working experience include public relations at Volcano advertising and PR, guest relations at Neo Africa

and sales at Auto Car Dealership.

Pearl obtained her honours degree in Corporate Communication from University of Johannesburg.

She specialized on strategic communication and viable industry approaches to establishing sustainable

corporate or product brands.

SABELO MAHLALELA – CHAIRMAN

(BA)

PEARL MARY-JANE PHALA- BOARD

MEMBER (BA, BA Hons: Corporate

Communication)

Pearl Mary-Jane Phala is a Director of the SGM Foundation specializing

in corporate communication and public relations. She is also a Director

of MJ Collection: Glamour Goddess.

Her working experience include public relations at Volcano advertising

and PR, guest relations at Neo Africa and sales at Auto Car Dealership.

Pearl obtained her honours degree in Corporate Communication from

University of Johannesburg.

She specialized on strategic communication and viable industry

approaches to establishing sustainable corporate or product brands.

Sabelo Mahlalela is the Chairman of the SGM Foundation and the

Chairman of the Ziya Group (Pty) Ltd, a black owned investment

company in South Africa. Sabelo is a former Group Commercial

Executive of the Bidvest Group Limited and a former Director of

numerous companies of Bidvest.

Sabelo was part of the management team that assisted rural

communities to access water supply and sanitation in the then Eastern

Transvaal before the new South Africa was born. He worked for both

Mvula Trust and the Eastern Transvaal Rural Development Forum and

He later joined the management team that organised the first

democratic election in South Africa in 1994. He was based in Nelspruit.

His responsibility was to co-ordinate transport logistics for the

Independent Electoral Commission (I.E.C.) in the then Eastern Transvaal

Province.

He was amongst the first government officials to join the Department

of Economic Affairs, Tourism and Gaming within the Mpumalanga

Provincial Government in 1995. He was instrumental in the formulation

of various tourism policies in South Africa. He represented the

Mpumalanga government in numerous committees in South Africa and

in the Southern Africa region. He is the former Chairperson of the

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, Deputy Chairperson of the

Gauteng Gambling Board and the former Vice Chairman on the Board

of Directors of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa

(FEDHASA-Inland).

He served as the Senior Manager in KPMG and was later seconded to

organise the United Nation World Summit on Sustainable Development

in 2002.

Sabelo provided management consultant services to the 2010 Bid

Committee for the FIFA World Cup.

He was part of the team that wrote the Bid Book and secured the 2010

FIFA World Cup for South Africa. He drafted all the national government

guarantees for the 2010 FIFA World cup.

He obtained his BA degree from the University of Fort Hare and holds

several management development certificates in various fields, obtained

locally and abroad. He is the Author and Publisher of a coffee table.

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