Women’s net­work shines spot­light on its lat­est stars

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

NOMZAMO RADEBE, act­ing manag­ing di­rec­tor at Pareto Lim­ited, is this year’s win­ner of the Women’s Prop­erty Net­work (WPN) Five Star Woman Award.

And Nozipho Maila, op­er­a­tions man­ager of the Prop­erty In­vest­ment Divi­sion of the Pub­lic In­vest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, is the in­au­gu­ral win­ner of WPN’s Ris­ing Star Award.

Both awards are spon­sored by Ned­bank Cor­po­rate Prop­erty Fi­nance, and the win­ners were an­nounced at the WPN Peo­ple of Prop­erty break­fast, held at the Radis­son Blue Ho­tel in Sand­ton, Jo­han­nes­burg.

The other fi­nal­ists for the Five Star Woman Award were Pa­tri­cia Em­mett, found­ing di­rec­tor of Em­mett Ar­chi­tects; Sanett Uys, di­rec­tor of group cor­po­rate af­fairs for Col­liers In­ter na­tional; and Christa Bon­net, pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship busi­ness man­ager for Old Mu­tual In­vest­ment Group Prop­erty In­vest­ments.

The other fi­nal­ists for the Ris­ing Star Award were Sak­ina Nosarka, as­set man­ager on the Tri­an­gle Real Es­tate De­vel­op­ment Fund at Old Mu­tual In­vest­ment Group Prop­erty In­vest­ments; Nonku­l­uleko Nt­shona, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Nonku Nth­sona & As­so­ci­ates; and Saloshini Gounder, prop­erty and de­vel­op­ment man­ager at Mass­dis­coun­ters.

Amelia Beat­tie, the WPN awards com­mit­tee chair­woman, says: “2009 has seen the most nom­i­na­tions for the com­pe­ti­tion, which is en­cour­ag­ing. Judg­ing was dif­fi­cult and there was healthy de­bate as the candi- dates were of an ex­cep­tional qual­ity, but in the end Nomzamo and Nozipho came out tops.”

Brian Roberts, Gaut­eng re­gional ex­ec­u­tive for Ned­bank Cor­po­rate Prop­erty Fi­nance, says this is the sixth year Ned­bank has spon­sored the Five Star Woman Awards, and now the Ris­ing Star Awards. The bank con­tin­ues to be­lieve it has a role to play as it strives to be­come a truly em­pow­ered bank, and its spon­sor­ship of th­ese awards is part of the in­vest­ment it is mak­ing in the prop­erty in­dus­try.

Radebe was re­cently ap­pointed as Pareto’s act­ing manag­ing di­rec­tor, af­ter be­ing fi­nan­cial di­rec­tor since May 2006. She is a char­tered ac­coun­tant with an ex­ten­sive ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the prop­erty in­dus­try.

She is a non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Mu­nich Rein­sur­ance Com­pany of Africa Lim­ited and the In­de­pen­dent Reg­u­la­tory Board for Au­di­tors.

Maila is an op­er­a­tions man­ager of the prop­erty in­vest­ment divi­sion of the PIC, hav­ing joined the com­pany in 2005 as a fi­nan­cial man­ager. She com­pleted her ar­ti­cles at KPMG and qual­i­fied as a char­tered ac­coun­tant in 2003.

Maila over­sees the fi­nan­cial, op­er­a­tional and in­vest­ment af­fairs of a R24 bil­lion port­fo­lio of prop­er­ties, held di­rectly and through eq­uity stakes in listed and un­listed prop­erty in­vest­ment com­pa­nies.

She serves on the board of Pareto and its au­dit and risk, pro­cure­ment and risk sub-com­mit­tees. She also serves on the board of African Cap­i­tal and chairs its au­dit and risk com­mit­tee.

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