Board Chairman

 Mr. Russell Tembe is a businessman; whose passion goes beyond

just business but to human hearts. Being a Prince of the Tembe

Tribe and with over 20 years of experience with development

organizations and initiatives; he truly represents the heart of the

people. Mr. Tembe is a graduate in Organizational Development

Studies through the University of Manchester; United   Kingdom.

This boat is in good hands with its captain, the chairman, Mr. Tembe.  



Deputy Chair

Mr. Sibusiso Gumbi; a resident of UMkhanyakude District and a former

Municipal Manager at the UMhlabuyalingana Municipality.

His managerial skills obtained over the years bring seasoned strategic

planning and governance support to the Board. Mr. Gumbi is known for

his involvement in Community Development in the Ingwavuma area;

with tangible projects existing. This Deputy Chair is a graduate with a

Senior Degree in Community Development obtained at the

University of Zululand. 


Board Member

Mr. Zwelisha Ndwandwe’s passion for agriculture has driven him to an Honours

Degree as obtained through the University of Fort Hare. He has three decades of

experience in agriculture and having written three books which are in the

Department of Education’s curriculum for grade 11 and 12 learners.

The UMkhanyakude District is an agricultural economic district; and as a Board

member; Mr. Ndwandwe is best suited to oversee agribusiness strategies of the UMDA.



Board Member

Mr. Sipho Nyawo is a city and regional planning specialist. His experience

in strategic planning specializing mainly on urban and rural development;

infrastructure development; agribusiness development has attracted him

to the UMDA. An experienced board member and having served in numerous

executive management positions and gained best practices and standards

for catalytic projects from across the globe.





Board Member 


Mr. Mfundo Thango the youngest of the Board; is a graduate with

a Masters Degree in Business Management. Not only is he the youngest

and with the qualifications to match; his work experience is a mouth

full. An experienced lecture and a chairperson of other boards,

Mr. Thango is also an award winning businessman. Such young

blood gives the desired energy to this team. 


Executive Board Member 

Mr. Mandla Ntuli is a lawyer by profession; born and bred in the district. He has vast experience as both a commercial attorney and a project manager. As a commercial attorney he has been involved in structuring financial transactions. He has passion for working with communities, having been involved with community development organisations for over a period of 25 years. He is also an astute businessman with interest in forestry and investments. He brings to the entity corporate governance, transactional advice, strategic management, project management and visionary experience and expertise to the organization. 


Mrs.  SQ Mntambo, Chief Financial Officer, accountant by profession; born and bred in the district. He has vast experience municipal financial management. As a Manage the Budget and treasury in terms budgeting, accounting, analyzing of financial information, Oversee debt collection initiatives, Manage financial risk Compilation of financial statements in GRAP. Liaise with external bodies, Auditor General Ensure compliance with MFMA and its regulations. Ensure compliance with Supply Chain Management and have Knowledge of Performance Management System in local government.




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