Board Members

Our Board

The Board’s role is to provide leadership, direction, and stewardship of the organisation’s assets and interests. It does so in relation to the public funds it administers, with the goal of promoting public interest in skills development within the Health and Social Development (welfare) sectors.


The Board is constituted of 15 Board members representing the following constituencies and stakeholders in the sectors served by the HWSETA:

  • Independent Chairperson (Ministerial appointee)
  • Organised Labour
  • Organised Employers, including small businesses and relevant government departments
  • Levy exempt sector
  • Any interested professional body or bargaining council with jurisdiction in the sector, which the DHET Minister considers appropriate for the sector.

It meets every quarter, or as required, to enable it to assert its governance responsibility as the Accounting Authority and as the employer of all HWSETA staff.

Dr Nomsa Mnisi
Board Chairperson
Representing Employer
Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya
National Department of Health
Mr Rudie van Loggerenberg
National Department of Social Development
Dr Katlego Mothudi
Board of Healthcare Funders
Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba
Hospital Association of South Africa
Dr Lillian Marutle
Organised Employers
Dr Sipho Kebane
Council for Medical Schemes
Representing Labour
Ms Lungile Duma
National Public Service Workers Union
Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa
Mr Justice Shiburi
Public Servants Association of South Africa
Mr Khaya Sodidi
Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
Mr Sidney Kgara
National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union
Ms Nobukhosi Xulu
National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union
Other role players within the Health and Social Development Sectors
Ms Lalita Harie
Representing Non-Profit Organisations and Mental Health
Ms Bongiwe Malope
Representing People with Disabilities