#AlumniOnTheMove | Ms Nolitha Fakude

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Ms Nolitha Fakude, one of our esteemed alumni who is the Chair of Anglo American has been honoured with the Brigadier Stokes award - the highest award in the South African mining and metallurgical industry. This accolade was bestowed unto Ms Fakude by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in recognition of her contribution to the mining fraternity.

Born in Cenyu, a small village in the Eastern Cape, Ms Fakude graduated with a BA(Hons) degree from the University of Fort Hare in 1989, thereafter she completed the Harvard Business School Senior Executive Development Programme.

Currently, she is the President of the Minerals Council of South Africa (MINCOSA), Non-Executive Director of the JSE Limited and Vice President of the International Woman’s Forum South Africa. Among other senior roles, she has served as Managing Director and later President of the Black Management Forum as well as Executive Director at Sasol for many years.

Ms Fakude shared her life experiences in the corporate industry in a memoir titled, Boardroom Dancing. The book takes the reader through the journey of a shopkeeper’s daughter who has occupied very senior positions in the boardrooms of some major blue-chip companies.

Congratulations Ms Fakude!