Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 12 March 2009 – Gold Fields Limited – Africa’s second- largest producer of the metal – has appointed Cheryl Carolus to its board of directors.
Carolus – a South African born in Silvertown in Cape Town – became involved in politics while still at school and as an activist after joining the United Democratic Front in 1983. She was national coordinator of the UDF from 1985 to1990.
In May 1990, Carolus was elected to be part of the African NationalCongress (ANC) delegation which held talks with the apartheid government, and in July 1991, she was elected to the ANC’s National Executive Committee. From 1994 to 1997 she was deputy secretary general of the ANC, and from 1997 to 1998 was acting secretary general.
In 1998, Carolus became South Africa’s high commissioner to London, and between 2001 and 2004, she was the CEO of SA Tourism.
She is currently chairperson of South African National Parks, and is also executive chairperson of Peotona Holdings, an investment company that deals with business development.