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Mr Hartley Ngoato (Chairperson)

Mr Hartley Ngoato (Chairperson)

Hartley Ngoato is a practicing attorney and founder of Ngoato Attorneys. The firm aims to deliver innovative counsel effective for business solutions and always conscious to the clients’ needs.

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Ms Jabu Dlamini (Deputy Chairperson)

Ms Jabu Dlamini (Deputy Chairperson)

Jabu Dlamini was appoint Deputy Chairperson of the National Arts Council in 2016. She holds a BA in Humanities, a Diploma in Education and a Certificate in Project Management.

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Mr Moshe Apleni

Mr Moshe Apleni

Moshe is currently the Head of Communications for the JSE listed Spur Corporation, based in Cape Town. Born and bred in Gugulethu, Moshe received a Hamilton Mvelase Bursary and matriculated from Bishops in 1997.

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Mr Michael Arendse

Mr Michael Arendse

Michael Arendse is the infrastructure manager of Cape Winelands District of the Federation of Community Arts and Culture Centres, Western Cape and presents Business Management for Musicians course at the University of Cape Town music school to final year music students.

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Ms Erica Megan Elk

Ms Erica Megan Elk

Erica Elk is the executive director of the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI), which she was appointed to establish in November 2001, following a provincial government research study into the needs of the craft and design sector.

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Ms Thandiwe January-McLean

Ms Thandiwe January-McLean

Thandiwe January-McLean is an accomplished professional who is celebrated for her involvement in various spheres of the South African landscape: political, academia, NGO’s, Arts and Culture, and, more recently, business.

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Ms Avril Louise Joffe

Ms Avril Louise Joffe

Avril Louise is currently the Head of Division: Cultural Policy and Management and Post Graduate Coordinator at the University of Witwatersrand.

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Mr Jerry Mabuza

Mr Jerry Mabuza

Jerry Mabuza is currently the Chairperson for the Gauteng Arts and Culture Council. He advises the MEC on policy matters and the development and promotion of Arts and Culture in the Province.

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Professor Sekgothe Makgoatšana

Professor Sekgothe Makgoatšana

Professor Sekgothe Makgoatšana is currently the HOD (Cultural and Political Studies) at the University of Limpopo, which includes History, Folklore Studies, Philosophy, International Politics, Political Science and Student Success.

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Mr Bongani Mavuso

Mr Bongani Mavuso

Bongani Mavuso is a poet, radio presenter, and senior producer at Ukhozi FM. He has a BA degree from the University of Zululand and an Honours degree in Social Sciences from UKZN.

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Dr Same Sizakele Mdluli

Dr Same Sizakele Mdluli

Dr Same Mdluli is an artist, arts administrator and writer living in Johannesburg. She completed her B-Tech in Fine Arts in 2006 at the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s degree in Arts and Culture Management at Wits University in 2010.

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Mr Edmund Qhawelenkosi Mhlongo

Mr Edmund Qhawelenkosi Mhlongo

Edmund Mhlongo is a producer and renowned Artistic Director who is the founder of Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa Mashu, KZN.

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Mr Zolani Mkiva

Mr Zolani Mkiva

Zolani Mkiva is an international acclaimed heritage practitioner and cultural activist. He is a well-respected policy maker who employs indigenous knowledge systems in carrying out his role. He comes from a family with a lineage of oral traditional poets and regiments of African Royalty.

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Chief Pheni Cyprian Ngove

Chief Pheni Ngove is the fifth royal leader of the Mabunda Tribe of the Shangaan/Vatsonga people. Chief Ngove has personally initiated and mobilised funding for numerous projects aimed at the advancement of the community. He serves on a number of bodies in the country.

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Ms Thoko Nogabe

Ms Thoko Nogabe

Thoko Nogabe is a multi-talented art practitioner, performing artist , art teacher and community developer and a mentor to young developing art practitioners’ in the Free State Province .

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Advocate Nakedi Ribane

Advocate Nakedi Ribane

Advocate Nakedi Ribane is one of South Africa’s most versatile and recognised performing artists. Her career spans acting, fashion, and writing.

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Ms Mandie van der Spuy

Ms Mandie van der Spuy

Mandie van der Spuy’s career in the arts spans a period of 35 years. She was Head of Arts & Culture Sponsorships for the Standard Bank Group from 1992 to 2014 where she was responsible for the strategic direction, management and implementation of the bank’s arts, culture and jazz programmes.

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