Years                             Company/Organisation                                                                       Position

2013/2014                     AgangSA                                                                                               Founder Leader

2010/2012                     Gold Fields Limited                                                                                Chair

                                      Technology Innovation Agency                                                              Chair

                                      Letsema Circle                                                                                      Executive Chair

2006/2012                     Medi Clinic Holdings                                                                              Non Executive Director

2005/2009                     Circle Capital Group                                                                              Executive Chair

2005/2007                     Standard Bank Ltd                                                                                Non Executive Director

2013                              Remgro Limited                                                                                     Non Executive Director

2004/2005                     Global Commission on International Migration                                     Co Chair

2000/2004                     The World Bank                                                                                     Managing Director

1998/2000                     South African Reserve Bank                                                                  Non Executive Director

1996/2000                     University of Cape Town                                                                        Vice Chancellor

1995                               Institute for Democracy in South Africa                                                Director; Public Information

1991/1995                     University of Cape Town                                                                       Deputy Vice Chancellor

1991/1995                     Equal Opportunities Research Project                                                  Director

1986/1991                     UCT - Tenure Social Anthropology                                                        Senior Research Officer

1984/1986                     SALDRU (South African labour & Development Research Unit            Fellowship

1878/1984                    Ithuseng Community Health Programme (Tzaneen)                             Founder & Medical Officer in Charge

1976/1977                     Black Community Programmes (Eastern Cape                                     Branch Manager

1975/1977                     Zanempilo Community Health Centre (King Williams Town)                 Founder & Medical Officer

1974/1975                     Mt. Coke Mission Hospital, KWT                                                           General Medical Experience



Active                            Desmond Tutu IP Trust (Chair)

Active                            The Club of Rome  (Co President)             

Active                            ReimagineSA  (Co Founder)              

2021                              Indoni Arts, Dance & Leadership Academy               

2019                              Nelson Mandela Foundation  (Founding member & Trustee)

Active                            South African Council of Churches Convention Process (Steering committee Member)               

Active                            LEAP Schools (Patron)               

Active                            Indlulamithi SA Scenarios               

2013                              Steve Biko Foundation                           

2013                              Eluthandweni Homes for Aids Orphans   

2013                              LinkSA Trust           

2013                              Mo Ibrahim Foundation       

2013                              Open Society Foundation of South Africa

2013                              Oppenheimer Memorial Trust           

Active                            Veolia Environment Institute           

2013                              Ukhukula Trust (University of Cape Town)           

2009                              Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)           

2009                              Fynbos Foundation           

2009                              Hugh Masekela Academy for the Arts & Entertainment           

2009                              Ifa  Lethu Foundation           

2009                              Ithaka Foundation           

2009                              Library of Alexandria (Board of Trustees)           

2009                              Rockefeller Foundation (Trustee)           

2000                              UNESCO Task Force on Higher Education           

2000                              South African Reserve Bank Board (Member)   

2013                              Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust (Patron)   

2013                              New Crossroads Youth Centre (Patron)       

1998                              Rhodes Scholarships in Southern Africa (Chair)   

1999                              President’s Award Trust (Trustee)           


2012                             The National Order of the Legion of Honour - France

2012                             Admitted to the Order of Simon of Cyrene

2010                             Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year - Lifetime Achiever Award

2010                             School of Nursing, Philadelphia, USA

2008                             City Press & Rapport Award

2008                             SAMA Award

2007                             NRF Lifetime Achiever Award

2007                             Global Health Sciences Award, USA

2003                             The Kilby Awards Foundation, UK

2002                             Outstanding International Leadership & Commitment, USA

2001                             Women of Distinction, SAWWO

1996                             Women of the Year - Shoprite Checkers (Education)

1992                             Woman of the Year, Women’s Bureau of South Africa (Community Health)

1991                             Barnard Medal of Distinction, USA

1990                             Leon/Fox Foundation of Community Relations : Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge

1990                             The Alexander Petri Award - Outstanding contribution to Arts and Humanities (University of Natal)


1991/1995               Carnegie Grant for Adolescent Research in New Crossroads

1990                        Anglo American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund Grant for Adolescent Research in WC Townships

1990                        United Methodist Women Global Ministry’s Call for Prayer Grant for Breast Cancer research amongst women in Hostels

1989                        Canadian International Development Research Centre and Ford Foundation once off grant to complete hostel research

1988-1989               Carnegie Distinguished Visiting Scholarship at Ratcliffe College’s Bunting Institute

1987                        Carnegie Corporation travel grant to USA visit intervention programmes aimed at American children and young people

1986                        Anglo American & De Beers Chairmans Fund - 3 year grant for field research work among migrant hostel dwellers in WC

1986                        Ford Foundation 2 year grant


1991                          University of Cape Town                     PhD            Social Anthropology

1984                          University of Witwatersrand                Diploma      Public Health

1983                          University of South Africa                    B. Com       Administration

1982                         University of Witwatersrand                Diploma      Tropical Health and Hygiene

1972                         University of Natal                               MbchB       Bachelor of Medicine

HONORIS CAUSA (Honourary Docorates)

2007                        University of New York, USA                D.H.L.         Doctor of Humane Letters

2005                        University of Witwatersrand, SA           Lld              Doctor of Laws

2005                        Miami University, USA                          D.H.L.         Doctor of Humane Letters

2005                        Yale University, USA                             D.H.L.         Doctor of Humane Letters

2004                        University of Glasgow, UK                    DLitt           Doctor of Letters

2003                        McGill University, Canada                     D.Sc.          Doctor of Science

2002                        Manchester University, UK                   PhD            Doctor of Philosophy

2002                        Harvard University, USA                       PhD            Doctor of Philosophy

2002                        Emory University, USA                         PhD            Doctor of Philosophy

2001                        University of Cape Town, SA                D.Sc           Doctor of Science  

2001                        University of Nottingham, UK               Lld              Doctor of Laws

2001                        University of Sussex, UK                      Lld              Doctor of Laws

2000                        Cambridge University, UK                    PhD            Doctor of Philosophy

1999                        University of Orange Free State, SA    PhD            Doctor of Philosophy

1998                        Sheffield University, UK                        MD             Doctor of Medicine

1998                        University of Michigan, USA                 Lld              Doctor of Laws

1998                        Brown University, USA                          Lld              Doctor of Laws

1997                        Institute of Social Science, NL             PhD            Doctor of Philosophy 

1997                        Princeton University, USA                     Lld              Doctor of Laws

1997                        University College, UK                         D.Sc           Doctor of Science

1991                        Tufts University, UK                              Sc. D           Distinguished Career

1989                        Natal University, SA                              MD              Doctorate of Medicine

1984                        Hunters College (CUNY), USA             D.H.L.         Doctor of Humane Letters    

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