Acting Chair: Monhla Hlahla

hlahla1Hlahla, who studied in the US, holds Bachelor and Honours degrees in economics and a Masters degree in urban and regional planning. During her studies Hlahla worked for the Coalition for Women’s Economic Development in Los Angeles.

In 2002 Hlahla was named as one of the top 12 Business Personalities in South Africa, and in 2004 was one of the top five Women in Business and Government. In 2005 she received the Business Women Association’s (BWA) Business Woman of the Year award, and the Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Magazine’s Woman of the Year award.


  • Non-executive Director at Industrial Development Corporation
  • Non-executive Director of Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)
  • 2nd Vice-Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman of Airports Council International World Governing Body
  • Non-executive Director at ABSA Bank limited.


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Advancing Industrial Development covers our financial and non-financial strategy and performance aspects for 2015. MORE >

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