Kelikile Kwinana, Kile as she is affectionately known, was born in Soweto, 43 years ago and
she is a proud mother of two daughters.
Matriculated at Hlalanathi High School in Madadeni, KZN and went on to further her studies
at Baragwanath Nursing College where she obtained a Diploma in Nursing (General,
Psychiatric & Commnunity) & Midwifery, .
Other qualifications are Business Management, Construction Management, Project
Management, Education Training & Development Practitioner (Rand Afrikaanse
University/UJ), Human Resource Management, HR Development and Industrial Relations
(UNISA) and a long list of short courses in Project Management, Coaching, to name a few.
Kile has worked as part of management team in the Corporate world. Her last executive
management position was with South African Airways, a journey of 11 years which she left
in 2006 to pursue her entrepreneurial dream.
In 2006, Kile founded Ntando-Thando General Trading & Services (Pty) Ltd, a company that
she owns and manages. Over the years Ntando-Thando has evolved into a fully fledged
Construction and Consulting company whose core services is in Building Construction, Civil
Works, Renovations, Maintenance and Project Management Service. She is also CEO of
Khudu Technologies and Lukile Consulting.
Kile is an activist that advocates for the empowerment of women, in order to allow them to
meaningfully participate in the mainstream of the economy of our country. A course she is
unequivocally willing to die for.
She is the Chairperson of South African Women in Construction (SAWIC): Gauteng Province,
and a Board member for the Sawic National structure. BBC (Black Business Council) she has
served as a member of the Working Committee that was instrumental to the re-launching of
the BBC. Currently continues to serve in the Infrastructure & Economic Transformation Sub-
Committees, respectively. She is the Treasurer General of the BBCBE (Black Business
Council in Build Environment).
In her spare time, Kile enjoying spending time with family and friends, reading, playing golf
CEO: Mr. Gregory Mofokeng
Gregory is the CEO of Empiric Steel (Pty) Ltd. The company manufactures, supplies and
installs structural steelwork, architectural steelwork, mild steel balustrades, spiral stairs,
staircases, and any general steelwork complete with corrosion protection.
He is the founder of Selao (Pty) Ltd. The Selao Concept was borne out of a need he
identified in the market to provide temporary accommodation for people to sleep when
visiting their relatives/family members.
He currently serves as the Secretary-General of the Black Business Council in the Built
Environment (BBCBE), which was established in 2007 to serve as a federation for
organizations representing black contractors and consultants in the industry. He is a
National Executive Committee member of the Black Business Council (BBC), an umbrella
body of black business in the country.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Construction Sector Charter Council
(CSCC) and serves on the Council of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He also
serves as a council member on the Council of the South African Council for the Landscape
Architectural Profession (SACLAP).
He chairs the board of Tusk Construction Support Services (Pty) Ltd. The company was
established in 1999 and it provides amongst others Bridging Finance, Performance
Guarantees, Material Supplier Credit and other Support Services to the emerging
contractors throughout the country.
He has been an active member of the National Federated Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (NAFCOC) for fifteen years and has served the organization in many capacities. He
started his leadership role as a Regional Secretary for its construction sector known as
NAFCOC Construction (NAFCON) (formerly NAFBI). He rose through the ranks serving as the
Secretary for its Gauteng Chapter and ultimately as its National Secretary General. The
organization has structures in all the provinces and its objective is to offer business chamber
services to the members focusing mainly on capacity building and lobbying government and
the private sector for favourable trade terms.