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Anglo’s Kweyama moves to BUSA, temporarily

AngloAAnglo American has agreed to the two-year secondment of Executive Director, Khanyisile Kweyama, to BUSA – Business Unity South Africa.

The move will take place on 2 January 2015 and will see Kweyama take the position of CEO of the organisation that represents business community in South Africa.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, says: “Khanyisile Kweyama has the perfect blend of experience to lead BUSA in its mission to serve the interests of the South African business community with a strong, yet fair voice.”

Kweyama was appointed Executive Director of Anglo American two years ago having worked successfully for the company’s platinum business as Executive Head of Human Resources. During her time, she improved relations with unions, brought wage negotiations to a successful close, and built a solid and unified team.

“I am proud of the work of my team at Anglo American and that we have accomplished a closer and more trusting relationship with the government and our other key stakeholders. I am now honoured to be taking up the role of CEO of BUSA in what is a most critical time for business and government in South Africa to better understand each other and to work towards our common goals,” comments Khanyisile Kweyama.

Born in Pretoria, Kweyama studied in South Africa and the United States. While working for the Consultative Business Movement she helped to build relationships between business leaders and politicians in South Africa.

Kweyama holds a Masters degree in Management from Wits Business School and was appointed by South Africa’s Minister of Labour to serve as a business representative on the Commission for Employment Equity.

“Given the right regulatory and fiscal parameters, businesses in South Africa are the force that can be unlocked to make the investments necessary to grow, to create jobs and to deliver the economic upliftment that we all want for our country,” Kweyama concludes.