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Board Composition

Trustees are appointed in accordance with Section 6 of the GEP Law. Fund members and employers are equally represented on the Board. Member representatives include a pensioner and a South African National Defence Force and intelligence community representative elected through a postal ballot.

Skill, Knowledge and Experience of Trustees

According to Section 4.1.2 of GEPF’s rules, at least one of the eight employer-nominated trustees must have expertise in financial management and investments, or the management and organisation of pension funds in general. Two independent specialists currently serve as trustees, supported by two independent specialist substitute trustees.

The other trustees and their substitutes have a range of skills, knowledge and experience necessary to effectively manage and govern the Fund. The profiles of the 16 trustees are as follows:

Dr Renosi Mokate

Dr Renosi Mokate
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
Chairperson of the Investment Committee

  • Ph.D - University Delaware
  • Master of Arts – University Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts – Lincoln University
  • Executive Director and CEO – UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • Executive Director, World Bank Group (2010-2012)
  • Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank (2005-2010)
  • Member of the Board of Advisors, School of Public Policy and Administration - University of Delaware
Major General Dries de Wit

Major General Dries de Wit
Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Chairperson of Benefits and Administration Committee

  • Chief of Human Resource Strategic Direction and Policy of the Department of Defence, Defence Headquarters
  • SA Defence Force Personnel Specialist of the Year
  • South African Air Force Individual Productivity Award (Gold) (1996)
  • Tertiary qualification (Human Resource Management)
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Mr Stadi Mngomezulu

Mr Stadi Mngomezulu

  • Master of Business Leadership (MBL) - University of South Africa
    BComm (Acc) – University of South Africa (Vista)
  • Executive Development Programme – Gestalt International Study Centre, Massachusetts
  • Non-Executive Director of the State Information Technology Agency
  • Board member of the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Mr Bhekithemba Gamedze

Mr Bhekithemba Gamedze

  • BA Hons (2i) – University of Warwick
  • MSc – University of Warwick
  • B.Com (Law)
  • President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa – 2012/13
  • Member on the Board of the South African Actuarial Development Programme (SAADP)
  • Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa
  • Lecturer in pure mathematics – University of Swaziland (1980-1989)
Mr Mpho Kwinika

Mr Mpho Kwinika

  • National Diploma (Policing)
  • President: South African Police Union
  • Chairperson: Sililanabo South African Police Union Trust Fund
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Dr Frans le Roux

Dr Frans le Roux

  • DCom (Economics), University of Stellenbosch
  • Former Chairperson: Public Investment Corporation Executive Committee
  • Former Deputy Director-General: Financial Management, National Treasury
  • Former Chief Executive Officer: Government Employees Pension Fund
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Ms. Barbara Watson

Ms. Barbara Watson
Chairperson of the Governance and Legal Committee - GEPF

  • B.A. Social Science - University of the Western Cape
  • Commissioner to the Commission on Employment Equity representing government as an employer.
  • International Labor Organization (ILO): Representing the DPSA in the Committee responsible for the Corridor Economic Empowerment and HIV Vulnerability Reduction project which is regional in scope.
Dr Barry Kistnasamy

Dr Barry Kistnasamy

  • MBChB – University of Natal
  • MMed (Community Health) – University of Natal
  • Certificate – Health Economics and Planning – York University
  • Rackham Fellowship – Occupational and Environmental Health – University of Michigan
  • Certificate – Advanced Epidemiology – New England Epidemiology Institute
  • Certificate – Health Leadership - Cambridge
  • Executive Director – National Institute for Occupational Health
  • Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases
  • Member of Health Professions Council of South Africa
Ms Edith Mogotsi

Ms Edith Mogotsi

  • Lieutenant Colonel, Provincial Inspectorate, North West Province
  • Advanced Diploma, Public Administration - University of the Western Cape
  • Toronto University Canada: Board Effectiveness
  • Certificate Course: Economic Development - University of the Western Cape
  • Executive Management and Leadership: UNISA, and Investment: Johannesburg Finance College
  • Johannesburg Finance College: Finance Management
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Member of Policing Chamber (SASSETA)
  • Former Chairperson and former Deputy Chairperson of SASSETA Policing Chamber
  • Former member of SASSETA Board
  • Former member of PSCBC
  • Former member of SSSBC
  • Former member of Bid Evaluation Committee: SASSETA
  • Former member Provincial Victim Empowerment Programme, North West Province
  • Former member of Steering Committee No Violence Against Women and Children
  • Member Police Music and Cultural Association


  • Pretty Shuping Award: “A women of substance”: (POPCRU)

Best Women Achiever in the province and in the Country: North West Province.

Ms Gladys Modise

Ms Gladys Modise

  • B.Com (Hons) Financial Management- University of North West
  • B.Com - University of North West
  • Diploma in Management- University of North West
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Ms Moira Moses

Ms Moira Moses

  • BA, University of Witwatersrand
  • Management Advancement Programme, Wits Business School,
  • Public Investment Corporation, Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Properties Committee, Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee , Audit and Risk Committee, Investment Committee and Directors’ Affairs Committee
  • GEPF, Trustee, Member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Governance and Legal Committee

Kansai Plascon, Non Executive Director,

  • Thusánang Trust, Director
Mr. Seth Makhani

Mr. Seth Makhani
Chairperson of Finance and Audit Committee

  • B Comm (Honours): Cost and Management Accounting – University of Venda
  • B Comm: University of Venda
  • National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology - Tshwane University of Technology
  • Diploma in Electronics-Intec College
  • Trustee : DOD Group Life Insurance Scheme
  • Former Trustee- MEDCOR (Correctional Service Medical Scheme)
  • Former Chairperson -Finance Committee, MEDCOR
  • Former Member GEMS establishment steering committee
Ms Dorothy Ndlovu

Ms Dorothy Ndlovu

  • Diploma in Political Economy – University of Western Cape
  • Junior Management Development Programme – Technikon SA
  • National Treasurer at Hospersa
  • Senior Finance Clerk at Charlotte Maxeke hospital
  • Chairperson of PSI Women`s Committee in SA
  • FEDUSA NEC and FINCOM member
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
Mr Edward Kekana

Mr Edward Kekana

  • Senior Certificate
  • Secondary Teachers Diploma
  • Certificate Programme in Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Education
  • Provincial Chairperson - Sadtu Gauteng Province
  • Member of Sadtu National Executive Committee
  • Member of Sadtu International Relations Committee
  • Director at Sadtu Curtis Nkondo Professional Development
  • Member of Cosatu Retirement Funds
  • Director In The Africa Regional Committee On Juche Studies
  • Member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)
Mr Pierre Snyman

Mr Pierre Snyman

  • Chairperson of the of the Public Servants Association of SA (2012 - current)
  • Director of the Public Servants Association of SA (2009 - current)
  • National Chairperson of DCS branch of the Public Servants Association of SA (2005 - current)
  • Former Secretary of the CSP Board
  • Former board member of MEDCOR
  • Member of the Institute of Directors of SA
Ms Kgomotso Hilda Makhupola

Ms Kgomotso Hilda Makhupola

  • Certificate in Economic Development – University of Western Cape
  • Diploma in Public Relations - Allenby
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management – Damelin
  • National Treasurer - NEHAWU
  • Chairperson – NEHAWU National Provident Fund
  • Regional Secretary - NEHAWU Vuyani Mabaxa Region
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