Rejoice Vakashile Simelane
Ubuntu-Botho Investments Pty Ltd.
Dr. Rejoice Vakashile Simelane, BA, MA, Ph.D.(Econ) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ubuntu-Botho Investments. Dr. Simelane's career commenced as a Lecturer at the University of Swaziland, where she lectured from 1978 to 1997 on Development Economics, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Research Methods, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Economic Planning and Economic Integration. She joined the Department of Trade and Industry in the Macroeconomic Policy Unit as a Macroeconomist. She joined the National Treasury where she headed the Public Utility Regulation and Pricing directorate. She joined the Premiers Office in the Mpumalanga Province as an Economic Advisor until mid-2004. She has been the Non-Executive Director of Sanlam Life Insurance Limited since 2004. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Sanlam Limited since April 1, 2004. She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at African Rainbow Minerals Limited since April 30, 2004. She serves as a Non-Executive Director for African Rainbow Minerals Gold Ltd and African Rainbow Capital Proprietary Limited. She serves as a Director of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (BEPA) and counsil of Medical Schemes.
She also served as a Member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Panel under former President Mbeki until 2009. She is Recipient of a CIDA Scholarship and a Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Simelane holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Connecticut University. Dr. Simelane also holds BA, MA and LLB Degrees.