Khumo, born in Soweto in 1961, has worked as an anti-apartheid activist, a community development practitioner, a professional management consultant, advocate on gender and transformation, served on several boards as a director, conference speaker at global events and a life coach to many women and youth as well as contributing to community empowerment in general. Khumo Ntlha has served on a number of Trusts and continues to sit on boards where she utilises her governance experience. ( current list available on request)
Her work in the areas mentioned above enabled her to learn from her extensive travels across the globe, bringing with it exposure and world perspective that contributed to her personal development and growth. Here we will mention just a few of the most recent travels and engagement
2017 United States of America _ visited 3 states talking about South Africa 20 years on
2018 West Papua_ sharing our South African experience of the struggle for liberation
2018 UnIted Kingdom, as a participant on Global Trends and where the world is headed
2019 Botswana _ how to mobilize women for participation in the energy economy
Recent Speaking engagements in Conferences
31-Jul-18 Funding Program For Women at DBSA Midrand
4-Aug-18 EMPOWA Women in Oil and Gas at ULP House, Midrand
23-Aug-18 Women in Nuclear Summit at Eskom Academy, Midrand
27-Aug-18 Business Leaders advancing Women Empowerment & Gender Equality Breakfast at The Hyatt, Rosebank
19-Jun-19 Leaders Walk, Nedbank Private Wealth @ Sandton
17-Jul-19 Roundtable meeting at DOE
29-Aug-19 Mozvest Conference in Cape Town
1-Oct-19 Tutorials, Exhibition and Women in Engineering Forum
3-Oct-19 Joint Regional Conference and SC B4 Colloquium, and Exhib
15-Nov-19 Local stakeholder engagements @ Delmas
5-Dec-19 WOESA/DBSA Financing Workshop
4-Feb-20 AFRICA Energy Indaba
2007 – Current: WOESA Group, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Khumo Ntlha is the current Chief Executive Officer of the WOESA Group of Companies. Her responsibility involves providing support to women entrepreneurs entering the Oil and Energy sector. It also includes facilitating access to training, exposure to the sector and matching WOESA Member companies to opportunities in the industry.
She is also responsible for WOESA Investment Holdings Company, which has 1000 women shareholders from across South Africa. She successfully led a team that negotiated a stake in Sasol Inzalo Groups scheme. In her role as CEO of WOESA she is well known for her public speaking on, Transformation, Gender in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries and in different Fora.
As a Trustee of African Minerals and Energy Foundation, she provides inputs on the Agenda for the Foundation. The AMEF Seminars attracts Key Role Players in the industry, and works in partnership with the Ministry of Energy. The 300 member companies and 1000 individual shareholders of WOESA Companies provide extensive opportunities for Khumo to facilitate women’s effective participation in various businesses and projects.
In 2017, Khumo completed her training as a life and professional coach with the Transformational Leadership Institute and in 2006, she completed her Year 1 of the MBA programme with MANCOSA. She received her educational training on Social and Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand and Israel.
2000-2007: Tsimeni Consulting Services, Partner
Before joining WOESA, she was a partner for 7 years in a consulting company that focused on Organizational Development, training in Transformational Leadership and Program/Project Evaluations.
Tsimeni main clients included the Technical Assistance Unit, National Treasury, South African Government. The department of Trade and Industry, facilitation of the establishment of the unit on Cooperatives and providing training on cooperatives.
1987-1999: Development Department Director SACC
In the Apartheid context, with other institutions, provided support to community initiatives that were established for the marginalized communities. She has extensive experience in the international donor community and has sat on overseas donor boards and committees for a number of years. Khumo is also a skilled project manager, managing multi-million rand projects for international donors.
1983 – 1987: Institute for Contextual Theology (ICT) Gender Programme Director
The responsibility in the institute included coordination of gender Programme Development for organizations and students in tertiary Institutions across South Africa. Speaking engagements in national and international conferences.
1981-1983: SUCA Regional Coordinator, Media and Gender
Training young people in leadership and community building initiatives.