IWF member profile

Nana Magomola

Nana Magomola

Chairperson: Machipu Investments

Former Director General of North West Provincial Government and currently Chairperson of GIBB Holdings Pty Ltd and South African Weather Services. She was trained both in South Africa and the U.S. where she studied, lived and worked for several years before returning home. Lawyer, business leader, director of companies, she is also chairperson and co-owner of Machipu Investments Pty Ltd, a company with interests in recycling, hospitality and financial services. Her business career span exceeds thirty years where she served as a senior executive of major local and international companies. Was appointed board member of Transnet, the Industrial Development Corp, Reebok International and others as far back as 1995.

In 1999, she had the honor of being appointed by President Mandela as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and later as Deputy Chair of the Mandela Children’s Hospital. Her most recent appointments were Chairman of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI); National Gambling Board; Limpopo Tourism Board; MX Health Medical Aid Administrators and Global Director, International Women’s Forum. Amongst other accolades, in 2012, she received “A Woman Who Makes a Difference” award by the U.S.-based International Women’s Forum (IWF).
She is a long serving member of the Board of Governors at Rhodes University and a founder member of the Businesswomen of South Africa (BWA).


  • Bsc: City University Of New York
  • Llb: University Of Witwatersrand


  • Gibb Pty Ltd
  • South African Weather Services
  • Machipu Investments Pty Ltd
  • Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

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