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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Khumo has over 16 years’ experience in various senior human resources-related roles in the mining industry in South Africa. Until the end of January 2013, she was the Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Holdings, responsible for people and sustainability.



Khumo has worked in a wide variety of capacities including transformation, HR consulting, HR strategic planning, BEE and related community empowerment, HR turn-around projects, sustainable development, shared services applications, and rollouts of information technology systems. 

Khumo has sat on a number of boards, including Royal Bafokeng Holdings, Impala Platinum, Astrapak, Fraser Alexander, Vodacom South Africa, MB Technologies Lebone 11 College of the Bafokeng, among others. She is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI).  She is also an alumna of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.  Her formal qualifications are Journalism (Rhodes); BSc (Med) Hons (Psychology); MSc (Clinical Psychology) (MEDUNSA) and Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change (HEC Paris and University of Oxford).   

 Khumo   Shongwe
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership