The GEMS way CV Booklet Trustees Elections

 
The GEMS way CV Booklet Trustees Elections
The GEMS way
GEMS 2019 Board of
Trustees Elections
CV Booklet
The GEMS way CV Booklet Trustees Elections
VOTING RULES, PROCEDURES AND CURRICULA VITAE

1.   Only principal members of the Government Employees’ Medical Scheme (GEMS)
     that are active and in good standing as at the 1st of May 2019 are eligible to
     participate in the process of electing members of the Board of Trustees. Suspended
     members, as well as spouses, children and any other dependents are not allowed
     to vote.
2.   The candidates’ summarised Curricula Vitae (biographies) and photos can be
     viewed in the attached CV Booklet.
3.   A principal member is entitled to vote for no more than three candidates from
     the list appearing on the attached ballot paper. Should you wish to vote for fewer
     candidates, your vote will still be considered in the determination of the election
     outcome. Voting for more than three candidates will result in your vote being
     spoilt.
4.   Every single vote matters in this election. In keeping with the registered
     Scheme Rules, the three (3) candidates who receive the most votes, in
     descending order, shall be appointed as Trustees. Members are encouraged to
     vote to ensure a Board of their choice.
5.   The election process is independently managed by The Elexions Agency (Pty) Ltd.

OPTION 1:
6. BALLOT PAPER VOTING RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
a. Only original ballot papers issued by the Returning Officer (The Elexions Agency (Pty)
   Ltd) may be used for voting. Providing other members with photocopies of the ballot
   paper sent to you is strictly prohibited as it is meant for YOU only!
b. Members using the ballot paper will be required to comply with the
   instructions on the ballot paper. The instructions are as follows:
   i. Ballot papers must be marked using an ink pen, with a cross (x) inside the box
        opposite the name of the preferred candidate(s).
   ii. To authenticate a ballot paper, a principal member must complete his/her GEMS
        membership number and ID Number in the space provided on the last page of
        the ballot paper in the counterfoil / tear off section. Member information will be
        protected at all times.
   iii. Please do not tear off this section. It is for OFFICE USE ONLY. This
        counterfoil / tear-off slip will be removed by The Elexions Agency (Pty) Ltd before
        the counting of the votes to ensure the secrecy of each vote.
   iv. A Ballot Paper that is not duly completed will be disregarded in the
        determination of the election outcome.
c. A self-addressed and postage paid return envelope (Ballot Envelope) has been
   provided with this voting package.
d. A marked ballot paper must be returned inside the provided Ballot Envelope, to
   The Returning Officer (The Elexions Agency (Pty) Ltd) on or before 17h00 on 20
   July 2019. Ballot papers received after the closing date will be disregarded in the
   determination of the election outcome.
e. Ballot papers may also be returned by:
    i. Depositing your ballot paper in the ballot box at any of the GEMS Walk-In
        Centres;
    ii. Emailing your scanned ballot paper to elections@gems.gov.za;
    iii. Fax to 086 678 4123; or
    iv. Hand delivery to The Elexions Agency, 3rd Floor, 158 Jan Smuts Avenue,
        Rosebank, 2196.
f. Ballot papers returned to any other address other than those supplied above will be
   disregarded. Do not send your ballot paper to enquiries@gems.gov.za.
g. If a member spoils or loses the Ballot Envelope, s/he must use any envelope and mail
   the sealed envelope together with the duly marked ballot paper to: The Returning
   Officer, GEMS 2019 Board of Trustees Election, P O Box 3318, Houghton 2041.
h. Do not cut or damage your ballot paper. When folded, the ballot paper fits into the
   Ballot Envelope provided to you.

OPTION 2:
7. ONLINE VOTING (WEBSITE) RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS.
Website Voting: An email will be sent to you if we have your email address. Members
that received an email can click on the link in their email and follow the instructions
provided by doing the following:

a. Enter your Username by typing in your ID Number, followed by your GEMS
   membership number which will be your Password, then
b. Enter your Unique Ballot Paper Number in the field requesting your validating
   code. The unique Ballot Paper Number can be found in the email sent to you or ballot
   paper posted to you.
c. This will give you access to the on-line voting platform where you will be able to view
   the biographies of all the candidates and the voting instructions.
d. Once ready, you may click on “Vote” and choose no more than three candidates of
   your choice by clicking the names of the candidate(s) you wish to vote for, and
e. Click “Submit” once you are satisfied with your choice.
f. A confirmation will appear on the screen confirming that your vote has been
   successful.
g. Should you enter incorrect details, the system will inform you accordingly and you will
   have to re-enter each number carefully and correctly.
h. Members with smartphones may visit the GEMS website to view candidates and
   voting instructions at
   http://gems.gov.za/GEMSElections/candidates.
OPTION 3:
8. USSD Voting Instructions: Should you choose this option, you need to make sure
that your smart ID card / green barcoded ID and GEMS membership card are in hand to
ensure the correct numbers are used as per the steps below:

a. With your ballot paper in hand, dial *130*471#. The following prompts will pop up
   your screen:

		       i. “I have not received my Ballot Paper”;
		       ii. “I have received a Ballot Paper”;

b. Choosing i, “I have not received my Ballot Paper” will require the member to
   enter his/her GEMS Membership Number. This relates only to voting and NOT
   Scheme related queries. Once verified, an email will be sent to the Returning Officer
   to contact the member for assistance. Should you enter an incorrect Membership
   Number, an error message will appear wherein you will be required to “Retry” or
   “Exit”.

c. When choosing ii, “I have received my Ballot Paper” you will follow the prompts
   below:

   i. Please enter your GEMS Membership Number, followed by your ID Number and
   lastly your Unique Ballot paper Number, found on the last page of your ballot paper
   number in the counterfoil slip area at the top right hand corner.

   ii. If the above numbers have been punched in correctly and authenticated, your
   next screen will be “Enter the candidate number for your first vote.” You will be
   required to “Confirm” or “Cancel”.

   iv. If “Confirm” is chosen and you want to vote for a second candidate, you will be
   required to choose “Cast another Vote” and follow the prompts until the exercise of
   voting for the three candidates is complete.

   v. Should you wish to vote for fewer than three candidates you can select “Exit” at
   any time.

   vi. In both steps iii and Iv above, you will receive a confirmation via SMS with a
   reference number.

   Should you try to vote for a fourth candidate, the following will appear on the screen
   “You have already cast your three votes. Thank you for participating in the
   GEMS 2019 BoT Elections”.
d. The USSD platform will be open at 12h00 midday on 21 May 2019 to 17h00 on 20
   July, 2019.
e. Once you have made your choice of candidate(s), fold your ballot paper twice, and
f. The Electoral Officer will point you to the Ballot Box to deposit your duly marked
   ballot paper and exit the voting station.

VOTE COUNTING AND RESULTS DECLARATION

Ballot papers will be counted at The Elexions Agency identified venue and independently
audited by Entsika Auditors appointed by GEMS. The on-line and USSD votes will be
counted automatically as you vote. All the valid votes by means of the three voting
options will be consolidated to produce an outcome

THE ELECTION REPORT

The Election Report and audit report will be submitted to the Board of Trustees of GEMS
who will consider them. If the Board is satisfied that the election was in keeping with the
registered Rules of GEMS:
a. The Principal Officer of GEMS will notify the successful candidates in writing of the
    election outcome.
b. The election results will be posted on the GEMS website and announced at the Annual
    General Meeting.

VOTING ENDS AT 17H00 ON 20 JULY 2019

 DISCLAIMER: GEMS has made provision for a voting period of 60 days for the
 receipt and return of mail to and from members, from 21 May to 20 July 2019.
 Should you not have received your email or postal pack, kindly contact the Elexions
 Agency urgently, visit www.gems.gov.za, or dial *130*471# as GEMS cannot be held
 responsible for delays in receiving your ballot via post.
1. BOOYSEN, Elton

CURRENT POSITION:
Emergency care technician shift leader

POSITIONS HELD:
E.M.S lecturer

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Emergency care technician

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To ensure that the funds contributed by members and government is allocated to illness
concerning the members the most and what is relevant to them. To ensure that all unused
funds be returned to members or rolled over to next calendar year.efits.
2. BRAND, Marthinus Cornelis

CURRENT POSITION:
Retired HPCSA OCP professional Board

POSITIONS HELD:
School Principal (President High School, Goodwood Cape Town)
GEMS Board member 2007-2013
Member of the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA)
PPB and OCP professional boards

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
BA Degree, HONS BA, BED (Education)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Medical schemes trusteeship (GEMS) experience, Member of the governance (Chairperson)
and EX Gratia committees, Good leadership, managerial and administrative skills, Good
interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), Financial Management experience

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To help establish GEMS as the prime medical scheme in South Africa.
To ensure excellent and affordable healthcare for all members and their dependents, including
our pensioners.
3. DE BEER, Sybrand

CURRENT POSITION:
School Principal at Brandvlei Primary School in the Northern Cape

POSITIONS HELD:
32 years as school principal.
2010- 2013: Vice Chairperson of the Northern Cape SAOU. Member of the SAOU National
Executive Committee
2013- 2019: Chairperson of the Northern Cape SAOU, Member of the National Executive
2005- 2011: Vice President of the Griquas Rugby Union; Director of the Professional Players
as well as the Stadium company.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
1978: Education Diploma at Wellington Onderwysers Kollege
1979: Higher Education Diploma at Wellington Teachers College
2010: Advanced Certificate in Teachers Leadership and Management at the University of
Stellenbosch

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
1995- 2000: Member of the Local Government, Chairperson of the Executive Committee,
Chairperson of the Public Works,
Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I am due to retire on 30 April 2020 as a school principal and would like to be involved as
a trustee to contribute to the GEMS members my experience as a leader and as a GEMS
member challenges in the rural country side of South Africa.
4. DITHEJANE, Thekiso Maxwell

POSITIONS HELD:
Senior Administrative Officer (Office of the Premier North West)
Communication Manager - Lekwa Taemane Local Municipality

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Matric, Certificate in Public Administration

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Served as a trustee at the SAMWU National Provident Fund with assets of about + R 2, 3
Billion.Served in Admin Committee and was very active in Union matters.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To be part of a collective, discharge duties in terms of applicable rules and laws governing the
medical aid. To exercise care, good faith and responsibility in all activities of the board and the
medical aid in general.
5. ESTERHUIZEN, Jacobus Marthinus

CURRENT POSITION:
Retired School Principal

POSITIONS HELD:
Retired school principal since 1 January 2019. Currently Vice President Kaapland Onderwys
Trust.
2012-2013: Vice Chairperson of the Western Cape SAOU. Member of the SAOU National
Executive Committee.
2013-2019: Chairperson of the Western cape SAOU.
2005-2019: Member Kaapland Onderwys Trust, member of the Western Cape Ministers
Council for Education.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
1979: Higher Diploma at Oudtshoorn Onderwysers Kollege
1980: Higher Education Diploma at Paarl Teachers College
1993: Advanced Certificate in Teachers Leadership and Management at UNISA

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I have been retired as school principal since January 2019. I would like to be involved as
a trustee to contribute to the GEMS members. My experience as a leader and as a GEMS
members challenges in the Western Cape.
6. GADA, Simphiwe

CURRENT POSITION:
Provincial Chairperson - DENOSA 2014

POSITIONS HELD:
Serving second term 2018-2022 (as provincial chairperson)
Professional nurse - Tembisa Tertiary Hospital

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Bcur (nursing) Honours
Advanced certificate in Labour Relations
Currently enrolled with UJ for Post Graduate Diploma - Labour Law

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Served as PEC member COSATU, Provincial chairperson at DENOSA 2014-2018, Served
in advisory committee to MEC Gwen Ramokgopa on nursing education funding - Gauteng
Health, Sound knowledge of health systems

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As a Provincial Chairperson of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
I often listen to the concerns of members regarding GEMS and I always represent them,
so I want to be involved in the governance of GEMS and help grow the scheme to serve its
members while sticking to its founding principles.
7. GAMBU, Thabani

CURRENT POSITION:
District Manager: Environmental Services.

POSITIONS HELD:
Educator: Feb 2000 to March 2004
Environmental Officer: April 2004 to September 2006
Assistant Director (Environmental Services) October 2006 to September 2018
District Manager (Deputy Director); October 2018 to date

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Master of Philosophy (Environmental Management) Stellenbosch University
B. PAED- University of Zululand
B.A (Bible & Theology)- Global University (USA)
Certificate in Project Management (UNISA)
Certificate in Christian Counselling (UNISA)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Good Communication skills, Analytical thinking skills, Strategic leadership skills, Presentation
Skills (Experience gained during teaching & current position), Sound Interpersonal & Conflict
Management skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I want to contribute my leadership skills and experience in ensuring the smooth running of
GEMS. My experience and that of colleagues in using the medical aid will come in handy
during board meetings and will help guide the administration of the scheme especially revising
packages for the benefit of members. As a strategic I’ll guide the strategic direction and
provide leadership for a better GEMS.
8. KGAPHOLE, Dr Ntsile

CURRENT POSITION:
Pensioner

POSITIONS HELD:
General Practitioner
Nebo District Surgeon
Chief Director (District Health Services Limpopo Health)
Head of Department (Limpopo Health)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Matric (Setotolwane)
MBCHB, (University of KZN)
Executive Leadership Certificate (University of Limpopo)
Certificate in PAIA

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Extensive experience in budget management (HOD and CD in health).
As a general practitioner experience in challenges relating to claims with regard to members
and GP’s behavior. Experience in how medical aid schemes operate.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As a member of GEMS and also a general practitioner, I feel my personal experience as a
patient and also as a medical doctor will add value to the board. Secondly as a former Chief
Director and head of department in Limpopo I will add value to the Management of GEMS at
executive level.
9. KHUMALO, Precious Lebohang

CURRENT POSITION:
Operational Manager -OPD

POSITIONS HELD:
Regional Secretary DENOSA
Provincial Coordinator - COSATU young workers
PHC Clinical Nurse Specialist
Research Nurse - WRHI

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma in General, Community, Psychiatric Nursing & Midwifery
Diploma in Clinical Assessment, Treatment & Diagnostic
Advanced Project Management - UKZN
Advanced Healthcare Management

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Administrative skills, operational management. Served as PEC of COSATU, CEC of DENOSA.
PEC of YCLSA. Women Leadership Development, represented young workers of SA in ITUC -
Senegal.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As a health professional and a regular user of health facilities and services there are a number
of gaps identified particularly on administration of the scheme. My expertise may assist in
growth of the scheme.
10. KRUGER, Jacobus Christoffel

CURRENT POSITION:
Deputy Director (Senior Policy Analyst)

POSITIONS HELD:
Chief Accounting Clerk, Senior Clerk, Senior Financial Administration Officer, Senior
Accountant, Chief Financial Administration Officer, Deputy Director (Senior Budget Analyst),
Board and Committee member on FASSET, Union Representative in National Treasury and
REMCO member of the Public Servants Association of South Africa.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
M Tech: Business Administration, National Higher Diploma: Management Practices, National
Diploma: Government Finance

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Very good research, analytic and report writing skills. Resilience with proven ability to work within
a stressful environment. Planning and organising skills, and serving as union representative in
National Treasury. Very good facilitation and presentation skills with very good communication and
interpersonal skills. Serve as Board and Committee member on Financial & Accounting Services
SETA (FASSET)

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
Members and their rights are paramount. GEMS board is to serve its members and I can
add my skills and experience to help GEMS to maintain or even improve on its services to its
members. My experience on the Board and Governance and Strategy Committee of FASSET
has given me a very good understanding of both serving the clientele and the organisation. I
have also been active for many years as union representative in National Treasury serving and
assisting union members with labour matters and regularly petitioning the employer regarding
the rights and interests of employees in the department.
11. LEGWABE, Stephen Maisela

CURRENT POSITION:
Human Resource Officer

POSITIONS HELD:
Administration Officer
Scanning Clerk

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 12
Diploma: Commerce Labour Relations (Incomplete)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Good governance
Administration
Communication

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I am actively participating in GEMS affairs as a member. The agenda item SC “GEMS
Operating Model” in 2018 AGM was motivated by me. I have been SGB Chairperson of
Bosmont Primary for two terms. I worked for GEMS SPN and understand its objectives and
can contribute to its success.
12. MABITSELA, Shadrack McDonalD

CURRENT POSITION:
Principal Personnel Officer

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Matric Grade 12
Currently studying Diploma in Management majoring in HRM

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Administration of IOD claims; payments of accounts of IOD
Processing of IOD reopening claims

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To be a representative of the working members.
To be Involved in the decision making of the scheme.
To be a link between the scheme and members
To be the voice of the workers who are contributing members of the scheme by actively
engaging with the employer to play its part and contribute meaningfully.
13. MADONSELA, Mandla

CURRENT POSITION:
Professional Nurse

POSITIONS HELD:
Chairperson of school governing body
Shopsteward in hospital union
Registered nurse at Clinic
Shift in Medi-Clinic as a professional nurse

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 12: 1994- Inkomazi High School
Enrolled nurse 1996-1998- Shongwe nursing school
Registered nurse 2007- Netcare nursing education
Health and safety- Oxbridge academy 2016

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Health & safety skills, Nursing care skills,
Integrated childhood illness and immunisations, Dispensing skills
Human immune virus skills and circumcision

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To be able to broaden the spectrum goals of GEMS to greater heights. To help the members
of GEMS to understand what is GEMS all about in all areas. To better members of GEMS
to receive quality best care in all health facilities without limitations at hundred percent
hospitalization without paying extras to the practitioners should be guaranteed.
14. MAHLANGU, Jonas Koos

CURRENT POSITION:
Corporate Services Director

POSITIONS HELD:
Director, ICT (DIRCO)
Senior IT Manager, (AMSCO- UNDP)
ASD (IT) SAQA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters in Diplomacy Law & Business (JINDAL - INDIA)
CIO Practice certificate (WITS)
PDM (WITS Business school)
BSC (Maths) UWC
Diplomacy

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
IT Systems management (strategy)
Risk & Audit management
Corporate Governance

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As an experienced IT professional, I will help the board with IT governance, including
systems (New) development & strategy. I was an audit committee members for a provincial
government. I will add value to the board, I also have international experience in economic
diplomacy.
15. MAJATLADI, Patronella P Pulane

CURRENT POSITION:
Pensioner

POSITIONS HELD:
Head of Department, Deputy principal and Acting principal
Secretary of School governing body (1998-2000)
Registration Officer and Presiding Officer of IEC (1999-2014)
Panelist of P.I 1 and P.I 2 interviews at Boingotlo MS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
MED (2007)
ACE 2013 PTC (1978)
BED (1998)
BA (1990)
Certificate in Labour Relations (2009)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Member of the school Management team as a Head of department. Deputy Principal and
Acting principal. Member of the School Governing body as Secretary and as Ex Officio
member when was acting principal. Registration Officer and Presiding Officer at IEC

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To enable me to render valuable service to GEMS members. To represent GEMS members
interest in accessing comprehensive health care services. To be respectful to all stakeholders
at all times. To be a member of a team that is diligent, responsible, accountable and
trustworthy to the member.
16. MAKHAFANE, Patrick

CURRENT POSITION:
Senior provisioning admin clerk

POSITIONS HELD:
Laundry aid; switchboard operator
Trade Union: shop steward (2005)
Regional Secretary (2006 to April 2013)
Provincial Secretary: May 2013 to date

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 12 / Matric certification
Labour relations management certificate

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
General administration
Labour relations

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To represent the views and aspirations of fellow GEMS members and union members from
COSATU. To contribute to further strengthening , development and advancement of GEMS for
purposes of client satisfaction.
17. MANANA, Mbuyisa Mondli

CURRENT POSITION:
Assistant Director : financial control and planning

POSITIONS HELD:
State Accountant - Office of the Chief Justice
Senior Accounting Clerk - SAPS Gauteng (PHO)
Skills Development Committee (DRT), DRT Labour Forum
Gauteng PSA GPSSBC member

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Senior certificate 2004
Bachelor in accounting 2010

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Financial control and reporting
Human resource governance in an organisation
Committed to preparing for meetings and attending regularly
I advocate for good and sustainable corporate governance
Ethical and thought leadership

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To ensure a board that is focused on members needs and seeks to ensure that above all it
is a good quality and affordable to employees of the government. I have had many medical
bills calls and SMS that have been a nightmare. I endevour to ensure GEMS members and
beneficiaries are happy and satisfied.
18. MANKGE, Lekgema Joel

CURRENT POSITION:
Acting Deputy Director: Risk Management

POSITIONS HELD:
Assistant Director: Risk Management: Limpopo Department of Education
Principal: Lediitse Primary School
Secretary YMG: Methodist church Sekhukhune circuit.
Chairperson: NEHAWU branch: Limpopo department of education head office

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Honours Degree in education Law & Management systems.
Diploma in Forensic and Investigative Auditing
Diploma in Practical Labour Law
Advanced Management Development Program certificate.
Labour Law/Relations Management certificate.

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Negotiations, information sharing and consultation skills.
Investigation and report writing skills
Leadership and people management skills
Financial and Resource Management skills
Research and Policy development skills.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To enhance a culture of consultation, accountability and report back mechanism within the
scheme. To ensure transparency about financial commitments of the scheme. To enhance
membership satisfaction with regard to the scheme benefits
19. MASHEGO, Adelaide Livian

CURRENT POSITION:
Educator (School Head)

POSITIONS HELD:
Principal
Treasurer SADTU 2010-2018

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary Teachers Diploma
Advanced Certificate in Education Management
Principal Management Diploma

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Management skills
Computer skills
Interpersonal Skills
Communication skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
People in the rural areas especially in Mpumalanga are GEMS members and they don’t
know where to go to access GEMS offices because offices are only in Nelspruit. People of
Bushbuckridge, Hazyview, Sabie, Hlabekisa, Mkhuhlu need an accessible office I think I can
help in that regard.
20. MBUTHO, Angeline Hlengekile

CURRENT POSITION:
Administration Clerk

POSITIONS HELD:
Supply Chain Management Practitioner
Supply Officer
Patient Administration Clerk

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
B-Tech in Public Management
Diploma in Public Administration and Management
Programme in Public Procurement and Supply Management
Advanced Programme in Sourcing and Supplying Management

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Communication Skills
Conflict Resolution Skills
Computer Skills
Interrelation Skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I need to be part of the decisions taken in the scheme and also contribute in combating fraud
and corruption which lead to disturbing the right functioning of the scheme.
21. MEMA, Nomfundo Benedicta

CURRENT POSITION:
Senior Admin Clerk

POSITIONS HELD:
Financial Advisor at Metropolitan life
Team leader at legal wise
Estate agent at Remax/ABM real estates

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Senior certificate 1992
National Diploma in Management 1996
Personal Computing 2005

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Leadership skills
Effective communication skills
Financial skills
People management skills
Negotiation skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To be more involved in the scheme that I’m also part of. To be able to address issues of
dissatisfaction by members in order to uplift the services we give out to the members.
Happy members means more & more prospective clients will join the scheme.
22. MKHIZE, Malibongwe Mbuzeni

CURRENT POSITION:
Administrative Professional

POSITIONS HELD:
SAC
CEO
TTT member

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Matric
Advanced Computer Certificate
Financial Management Certificate
Business Administration

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Senior Administration officer KZN department of Education
Shopsteward (PSA)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SACA
KZN HRDC Technical Task Team Member
SAQA Technical Task Team member

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I am passionate to work for my medical aid scheme and to represent other GEMS members
and become their voice. To be acquainted with pertinent information and I’m heartfelt to assist
members who are distant from GEMS offices. To be a rightful asset in terms of determining the
options and benefits.
23. MLONYENI, Amos Samuel

CURRENT POSITION:
Principal (Legae I. School)

POSITIONS HELD:
SGB Chairperson
Deputy Principal
Education Convenor (SADTU)
Education Committee member (PSA: Province)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
SPTD, (KCE); BA (Vista University)
BED (Hons) UFS; B Tech: Transportation (UJ)
TMD (R.A.U) ACE leadership & Management (UFS)
FDE (Remedial) (R.A.U)
Programme in Public Procurement and Supply Management (UNISA)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Communication
Leadership and Management
Supply Chain Management skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To promote good governance in the Scheme. To provide diligent oversight in the scheme
administration and management To make sure the members of GEMS and their interests are
taken care of by GEMS. To enhance accountability and transparency.
24. MOELA, Kgomotso Callie

CURRENT POSITION:
Assistant Director: Human Resources Management

POSITIONS HELD:
Senior Human Resources Practitioner
Senior Human Resources Officer
Chairperson of PSA DAFF national structure
Chairperson of PSA DAFF Western Cape structure
Member of the DAFF DBC

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
National Diploma: Human Resources Management
Certificate: Financial Management
Certificate: Time Management

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Financial Skills
Time management
Negotiation skills
Problem solving

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
Taking the plight and struggles of employees. Highlighting the members’ unhappiness with
GEMS. Ensure that GEMS changes and turns to be a scheme that all government employees
will want to belong to. To see that GEMS turns and treat all its members the right way.
25. MOTSHWANE, Lindiwe Martha

CURRENT POSITION:
SADTU National Treasurer

POSITIONS HELD:
Trustee- SADTU investment Trust
Chairperson- SADTU Investment Holdings
Councilor- South African Council for Educators
Accounting Authority member - ETDP SETA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary Teachers Diploma (Elijah Mango College)
Advanced Certificate in Education (University of Pretoria)
Diploma in Labour Law (NMU)
Basic Financial Life skills (UNISA)
Principles of Economics, Finance and Investment (WITS)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Governance and administration skills, Financial skills
Negotiation skills, Project Management skills
Stakeholder and organizational skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As an active member of GEMS, I would like to enhance the governance prowess of the
scheme through my experience and expertise on governance matters. My financial
capabilities will assist GEMS to take sound financial decisions for the benefit of all
stakeholders.
26. NAIDOO, DR Anthony

CURRENT POSITION:
Senior Manager -Strategic Benchmarking & Planning

POSITIONS HELD:
GPG: Gauteng Department of Education - GCRA. Head of HRD & HIV/AIDS Provincial
Socio Economic Initiatives(CSIR/Govt Gauteng Economic blue IQ initiatives). Management
Accountant for Toyota SA. Senior Production MGR HRM. Change Management Interventions
External Examiner for PHD’s at University of Pretoria. Political leadership within communities.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
PHD in Business Economics & Human Sciences (TUKS Cum Laude). Masters in Business
Administration Cardiff- University of Wales. Labour Law Diploma - University of Howard College.
Masters in Business Finance (University of KZN). Business Administration Degree (University of KZN)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Strategic HRM Planning & Interventions in health care HIV/AIDS Projects roll out Strategic
Business player within Toyomed Medical Scheme & GEMS trustee. Transformational
leadership in medical financial modelling & Trustee packages. Participation on various
medical feasibility studies & researches. Strategic negotiator with unions & stakeholders to
protect “quality of life “supports.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
Ex trustee of GEMS to further the support on cost reduction on medical employee
contributions & influence DPSA’s increased subsidies. Conducting feasibilities in medical
studies for quality medical products options & influence new policies and procedures
Protect the members interest for “ value for money” services and fees. Influence zero
payments for medical payments becoming a members apart of total salary package
incentives.
27. NKADIMENG (MALATA),
                            Tlakale Cheryl

CURRENT POSITION:
Director Employee Health & Wellness

POSITIONS HELD:
Manager Employee Health & Wellness program department of Safety, Security & Liaison from
2006 to 2016 February, then Joined office the premier as Director EHWP from February 2016
to date.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters Employee Health & Wellness Program
Honours Political Science
BA
Matric
EAP, HIV/AIDS & Gender main streaming certificates

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Facilitation, Training of life skills programme
Coordination, presentation, organising
Counselling, Community Builder
Project Management, leadership role
Policy development

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I have been an ambassador for GEMS and a loyal GEMS member since 2006 to date. An
ambassador conducting and coordinating GEMS services for my employers employee health
and wellness programme, by advocating and facilitating EHCOP, health screening and testing
utilising GEMS free services for our Limpopo provincial employees.
28. NTSHANE, Nkobane Constence

CURRENT POSITION:
Deputy Director: Employee Health & Wellness Programme

POSITIONS HELD:
Assistant Director: Employee Health & Wellness program.
Center Manager: Mthimkhulu center for the Aged
Social Worker

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
BA Honours: Social Work
Certificate: Employee Assistance Programme
Certificate: Employee Wellness programme
Certificate: HIV AIDS in the workplace
Certificate: Gender Excellence

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Networking stakeholder relations skills
Project Management skills
Communication Skills
Advocacy skills
Analytical Skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I am a GEMS member and have been a member since the inception of the scheme. I was
awarded an award by GEMS as being a key stakeholder in the Mpumalanga province. I
believe that through my skills, GEMS can be able to improve on challenges and increase on its
membership. I support its vision and mandate and do open doors and partner with it on many
occasions.
29. NZAMA, Adv Elliot Kumakwakhe

CURRENT POSITION:
Retired in January 2018

POSITIONS HELD:
Admin Clerk-1982 to 1984
Senior Admin clerk-1984 to 1989
Admin Officer 1989 to 1997
Senior Admin Officer 1987 to 2002
Assistant Director (Level 10) Court Manager 2002 to Jan 2018

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma in State Finance Auditing (UniZulu)
B Admin (UNISA)
Practicing Advocate
LLB (UNISA)
Member of the National Bar Council of South Africa

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Leadership. Team work. Conciliation and Arbitration
Problem Solving. Negotiation, Numeracy, Computer literacy

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
To contribute to providing strategic direction of GEMS to oversee the implementation of the
strategic plan by GEMS management and to oversee risk Management.
30. RAMMUTLA (MOKGATLE),
                           Ntetlang Thelma

CURRENT POSITION:
IQMS Co-ordinator

POSITIONS HELD:
Departmental head for BCM subjects (Acting)
Full time Shop steward for teachers union NAPTOSA
Teacher.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
B. Tech Human Resources Development
ND Human Resources Management
Diploma in Education (Further)
Certificate in End user computing
Programme in presenting a case in statutory conciliation and arbitration.

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Negotiating and presentation skills. Financial skills. Serving in sub-committees (Audit
Committee). Served as a Board member for COMMED (2006-2012)
Computer skills; Ms word, Excel and Power point

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
As a principal member I think there is a need for me to participate in the decision making
pertaining to : Management of the Scheme for the benefit of members. Ensuring that the
Scheme is in a healthy financial status (liquidity ratio) as per requirements by the CMS. Above
all represent the members who cannot speak for themselves by taking informed decisions
regarding premiums and benefits; ensuring that there is value for money payable by principal
members.
31. RAMUKHITHI, Ambani Prince

CURRENT POSITION:
Paramedic (Emergency care Officer)

POSITIONS HELD:
Office Bearer of PSA union (The biggest union in the public sector)
Negotiator in the bargaining chamber (PHSDSBC)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Senior Certificate
Intermediate life support & Certificate (Paramedic)
Basic medical rescue certificate

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Labour Relations skills
Negotiation skills
Secretary of PSA Union provincial committee
Communication skills

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
My aim is to assist in growing the medical scheme for the benefit of our people.
And to make sure that GEMS keeps on providing (Financial ) support- medical to its members,
and finally to continue marketing GEMS to all government employees.
32. SMIT, DR F J (Johan)

CURRENT POSITION:
Pensioner

POSITIONS HELD:
Dentist. Regional Head. Deputy Director. Senior Manager
Chief Dental Officer (CDO) of South Africa
Management positions in the national department of health (NDOH) for 31 years.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
BCHD (Dentist) UP Undergraduate
DTVG (Dental Public Health) UP Post Graduate
DGA (Public Health Administration) UP Post Graduate
All 2 qualifications registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Senior Manager in Public health for 31 years especially Dentistry. CDO for 25 years.
Served on Medicines Control council and SA Dental Technicians Council (Treasurer)
Served on State Tender Board (7 years). Chaired Bid adjudication committee in NDOH
Served on NDOH Finance committee and disciplinary committee in NDOH. Currently serving
on dental, assisting dental therapy and oral hygiene board of HPCSA. Currently serving Allied
Health Professions Council, chair finance committee and member of Professional Board of
Chiropractors and Osteopaths.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
With my extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in the health sector I will serve the
GEMS board of trustees with great pride. One lesson from Einstein was “knowledge comes
from experience, information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience”.
33. TOPP, Pieter

CURRENT POSITION:
Member

POSITIONS HELD:
Matric

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
BA Degree, HONS BA, BED (Education)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Service as hospital board member for 3 years
Chairperson: Substance abuse social development
Presiding Officer: 2006 Local Government elections
National Executive member of PAWUSA (Union)
Deputy Chairperson victim empowerment programme

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I have administrative experience and excellent leadership skills that I would like to put to use
for your company. I am confident that I have the skills and experience to hold this position
and to be a great benefit to your company.
34. UBISI, Dr Peter General

CURRENT POSITION:
Medical Officer Grade 2

POSITIONS HELD:
Medical Officer Grade 1

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
MBCHB

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Medical Officer for almost 5 years
Currently a Board member at Senator Park Estate
Intern/ Curator where we come up with rules of bylaws
Acting HOD in Anesthesia department for interns

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
My medical knowledge and exposure to medical aids challenges will assist GEMS in growing
our membership as many GEMS members are currently leaving to join other medical aids. i
want to represent mostly the members whom are forgotten in terms of information. I wish to
assist on how to decrease or reduce the time spent on call centers.
35. VUMASE, Party Mmeliwezwe

CURRENT POSITION:
Principal

POSITIONS HELD:
Departmental Head (Esibonisweni Primary)
Principal (Ikhwezi Primary)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
SSTD (Senior Secondary Teachers Diploma)
B Paed (Bachelor Paedamonia)
Advance certificate in education (leadership and management)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Effective communication skills
Public speaking
Fundraising skills
Web page designer
Project management

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
Willingness to learn is one thing that motivates me so much. Think I can serve better since I
am decisive. I am also good at conflict management. Human resource and computer literacy
is my main reason behind this.
36. WAHL, Kotze von Strelitz (Streis)

CURRENT POSITION:
Pensioner

POSITIONS HELD:
School principal 28 years, last is at H.S Andrew Rabie in Port Elizabeth
Chairman SAOU- Eastern Cape for 8 years
One of first Councillors of SACE - NR 37
After retirement- Mentor for ECED school & facilitator for private college.
Trustee Kaapland Onderwys Trust & Director of Share Block Co.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
B. Comm (US)
MED (UPE) gifted child education

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Was negotiator for SAOU at Eastern Cape ELRC.
Am still Director & Trustee.
Is Facilitator in AAT Qualifications- Accounting & Costing.
Was mentor for under performing schools.
I am a good negotiator.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
I want to apply my energy and perseverance to help keep GEMS the best administered
medical aid in the R.S.A for the benefit of all members.
37. WELGEMOED, Salmina Catharina

CURRENT POSITION:
Chief accounting clerk department of Defence.

POSITIONS HELD:
Chairperson PSA Departmental Branch

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma Management (2009)
Grade 12 (1986)

RELEVANT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
My 30 years’ experience in the department of Defence finance division. 20 years working
experience with all medical schemes’ administration and deduction including GEMS.
Being a member of GEMS for the last 12 years gives me the skills and experience to assist
members on any medical aid actions. Using my skill to study and understand all different
GEMS plans so that members received correct information from me.

REASONS FOR WANTING TO BECOME A TRUSTEE:
My reason for becoming a trustee is to make sure members are represented on the board to
be their voice. Making sure that the fund is accountable to its members. Making sure that the
fund complies with it’s financial, legal and ethical obligations. I will help educate members on
fraud, abuse of benefits and all forms of corrupt practices in the medical industry. I am a hard
worker and fast learner so I will undoubtedly add value to the board of trustee
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR SECRET! ENSURE A BOARD OF YOUR
   CHOICE BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ELECTIONS!
ELECTION ENQUIRIES
     Members must direct all their
     elections related queries to:
  The Returning Officer at The Elexions Agency by
               using the following:

                Shared Call: 010 880 4788
               Email: elections@gems.gov.za
                   Fax: 086 678 4123
        Address: P.O. Box 3318, Houghton, 2041

              WARNING!
Election fraud may lead to the termination of your membership
from the Scheme.
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