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Board of Directors

Pumla Radebe

(Appointed: 29 June 2007)

BA (Social Sciences)

Pumla specialises in social analysis, project planning and management, and has more than 20 years' experience at local and regional government level.

She holds a Certificate in Municipal Management from the University of Johannesburg and a Certificate in Project Management from Pretoria Technikon.

Pumla is currently managing partner for Bungane Development Consultants, a former chairperson of Johannesburg City Parks, president of the International Federation for Parks and Recreation Administration, chairperson of PikiTup Johannesburg, a chief examiner and board member on the Films and Publications Board and chairperson of the Independent Development Trust.

She further sits on the boards of Khuselo Investments, Khuselo Telecoms and Impi-Linux.

Ralph Patmore
Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Comm MBL (SBL)

Ralph brings a valuable 10 years' experience in building materials distribution as former CEO of Iliad as well as a wealth of industrial manufacturing experience.

As former director of Everite, Group Five, Unihold and Malbak Groups. Ralph currently serves as non-executive director on the boards of William Tell Holdings Limited, ARB Holdings Limited and Mustek Limited.

Hugh Cameron
Independent Non-Executive Director


Hugh was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 8 May 2015 and has also been nominated to serve on the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee, which nomination will be presented to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of the Company on 1 July 2015.

Mr Cameron has been appointed in view of the forthcoming retirement of Mr John Gibbon in October 2015. Mr Cameron (CA(SA)) is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and he was appointed as the firm’s mining leader, responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 1999. In 2002 he became the firm’s global mining leader.

He has also gained extensive experience in other industries, notably property, construction, insurance and investments and industrial products. He was a member of the firm’s governing board for 12 years until retirement and has served as a member of the advisory panel of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Mr Cameron is currently an independent non-executive director of Impala Platinum Holdings and a trustee of the Sishen Iron Ore Community Development Trust.

Mdu Gama
Independent Non-Executive Director

PhD (Finance)

Mdu holds a PhD (Finance) degree and various management qualifications from SA, US and UK universities. Mdu is currently CEO of Resultant Finance (Pty) Ltd.

A non-executive director of Comztek (Proprietary) Limited and non-executive director of Mustek Limited. He is a founder, director and a significant shareholder of various other companies.

Venete Klein
Independent Non-Executive Director

(Appointed: 1 January 2016)

Venete has a leadership style that perfectly combines compassion with big business. She is a financial powerhouse, humanitarian & mother.

A bridge-builder all rolled up into one rather formidable package. Klein may be small in stature, but her passion for creating business with heart is larger-than-life. She served until recently on the ABSA Group Executive team where she was an integral member of the team that successfully led the Barclays integration.

Ben Pierre Malherbe
Non-Executive Director

(Appointed: 11 December 2009)


Ben Pierre began his career as a quantity surveyor for Con Roux Construction and later joined Stocks and Stocks Roads & Civils. After spending seven years as project manager in the affordable market segment, in 2001 he and his brother joined forces with the Steyn brothers to form Calgro M3, specialising in residential development. Ben Pierre was responsible for the group's highly acclaimed Pennyville project – an integrated housing development. He was appointed Calgro M3's COO when the group was listed in 2007 and took over the function of acting CEO during January 2009 before being appointed as CEO with effect from 11 December 2009.

Wikus Lategan
Chief Executive Officer

(Appointed: 1 June 2015)

BComm (Hons), CA(SA)

Wikus joined Calgro M3 during 2008 as Financial Director and was subsequently appointed as Group Managing Director with effect 1 June 2015.

Wikus served as a member of the SAICA National Members on the Business Executive and is also Chairperson of the SAICA Northern Region and Business Council. He was nominated as one of the top twelve CA(SA)’s in Accountancy SA’s 35-Under-35. Formerly Audit Manager at ARC, post articles at Mazars, formerly known as Moores Rowland.

Waldi Joubert
Financial Director

(Appointed: 1 June 2015)

BComm (Hons) CA (SA)

Waldi as Financial Director is directly involved in Manco in respect to all matters financial. Waldi was appointed as Financial Director in May 2015.

Hatla Ntene

(Appointed: 12 October 2007)

BSc (QS)

Hatla is currently executive chairman of Mvua Property Partners and has over 30 year's industry experience. In 1996 became the BE partner for Farrow Laing Ntene.

He has spent the last five years at Farrow Laing Ntene. He was also the property executive manager of Propnet (Property Division of Transnet) for three years.

Derek Steyn
Executive Director

(Appointed: 5 August 2005)

BSc (QS)

Derek worked as a quantity surveyor for five years at Eskom, after which he became a project manager at Safrich, an established property development company.

The company specialised in the affordable housing market sector. Calgro M3 was started in 1995 by Derek and his brothers, Deon and Douw. Derek is responsible for all new projects and business opportunities for the group. He is a specialist in residential developments, land acquisitions as well as project funding.

Wayne Williams
Executive Director

(Appointed: 1 June 2015)


Wayne joined Calgro M3 in 2012 and was appointed as Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2015. He is a qualified attorney who was in private practice for 20 years.

He has gained extensive experience in various fields of the law and was appointed as head of the legal department and company secretary of Calgro M3 in August 2012. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions and commercial and company law.

Manda Nkuhlu
Executive Director

(Appointed: 1 June 2015)

BSc (Honours), MBA

Manda holds a BSc Honours degree from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the Gordon's Institute of Business Science (GIBS UP).

Manda comes with over 12 years' experience in the property industry, having held a number of senior management position where he specialised in the areas of property finance, Investment and strategy. Previous to joining Calgro M3 Manda was the Investment Manager for the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) where he managed the organisations investment and project implementation operations. Manda was appointed as Project Manager at Calgro M3 in September 2014.