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Governance

The UTT is a public benefit organisation that enjoys tax exempt status in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act of 1962. The UTT is governed by a Trust deed registered  in terms of section 6(1) of the Trust Property Control Act, 1998 (Act 57 of 1988). It has at all times at least three and a maximum of six trustees, nominated collectively by the Department of Minerals, Department of Energy, PASA and the donor companies.

The UTT falls within the ambit of the following legislation and their associated regulations: the CEF Act 38 of 1977, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 and the Minerals Act 58 of 1962.

Chairperson and Trustees

  • Ms Vuyokazi Godongwana

    Trustee

    Vuyokazi Godongwana is a Principal Geologist with extensive industrial experience in Oil and Gas Upstream Business. Vuyokazi has nearly Seventeen (19) years’...

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  • Mr Nick Mitchell

    Trustee

    Nick is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the energy industry. Specialising in the South African oil and gas sector and focused...

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  • Ms Nthatisi Rapoo

    Trustee

    Twenty eight (28) years in the Public Service, nineteen (19) of which are in organisational development and human resources with eleven years as a senior manager....

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  • Ms Nondumiso Msezane

    Trustee

    Nondumiso is an astute and results-driven business professional with over-arching knowledge of the Extractives Industry, having started her career in mining...

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Operational Staff

  • Adv Ebrahiem Hendricks

    Trust Secretary

    Ebrahiem has been appointed as the Secretary to the Upstream Training Trust in 2012. He currently serves as the Company Secretary / Legal Counsel of the Petroleum...

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