Motlatsi Barnabas Molefe

Chief Executive Officer

He completed his law studies at the University of Limpopo, then known as the University of the North in 1984.  He was admitted to practice as an Attorney on the 4th of August 1987 following a two (2) year period of articles of clerkship that commenced in June 1985. He holds a Management Development Program Certificate from Wits Business School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Regenesys Business School in South Africa. He also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from SalFord University (UK)

He has held several senior management positions amongst which is serving as Principal Attorney in Legal Aid South Africa, serving as Municipal Manager within local government in South Africa as well as serving as a Legal, Risk and Compliance Executive at Creditworx, a subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation. He was appointed as the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Executive Director Designate on the 1st of June 2011. His designation changed to Executive Director on the 1st of November 2011 and was later changed to Chief Executive Officer a position he holds to date.

Jerome Losper

Claims Executive

Jerome completed his law studies at the University of Stellenbosch. He holds a B Comm Law, LLB, LLM (Intellectual Property), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch. He was admitted to practice as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2005 following a two (2) year period of articles of clerkship that commenced in January 2003 at Jan S De Villiers Attorneys. He successfully completed the exams of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers (SAIIPL) in 2008 on Trade Mark Law; Copyright Law; Deign Law; Patent Law; and Comparative International Trade Mark Law and a course of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) on Corporate and Commercial Practices. He also attended various workshops of the SAIIPL on Domain Name disputes as well as various seminars hosted by Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys on Franchise Agreements; Public Security Offerings; Directors Duties and Liabilities; Islamic Financing; The Companies Law Amendment Act; The New Companies Act 71 of 2008; and King 111 on Corporate Governance. Jerome is also a member of the Institute of Directors since 2013.

Jerome is well seasoned legal practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the legal industry. He started his professional career at Jan S De Villiers Attorneys where he also did his articles; Adams & Adams a boutique law firm in Pretoria where was practicing in the Trade Marks Department and Metropolitan Group of Companies as a Group Legal Advisor where he was involved various Corporate and Commercial transactions nationally and in all neighbouring countries. He manages the Fund’s claims division and is also an ex-officio member of the Fund’s Claims Committee, Risk Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, EXCO and the Board of Control.

Nozipho Ngema

Fund Management Executive

Nozipho Ngema holds a BCom Accounting (Wits), CTA (University of Natal) and thereafter, completed her articles at Deloitte and Touche and obtained her CA(SA) designation. She further holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax and Business Rescue Certificate from (UJ). She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Johannesburg Business School (JBS). A strategic business partner with a proven track record of deriving business value by leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports, forecasting, technology integration and regulatory compliance.

Nozipho is an extensively experienced and a results-oriented Finance & Performance professional, with over 16 years of progressive finance experience spanning over diverse industries. She started her career at Kagiso Ventures (Pty) Ltd an Investment firm as a Financial Manager, Alexander Forbes Afrinet Investments Proprietary Limited where she headed finance for the Africa region reporting into Alexander Forbes Financial Services. Intertoll Proprietary Limited a subsidiary of Group Five as a Finance Manager and BP SA: Lubricants – Africa as a Performance Manager across Africa.

Robert Burawundi

Investment Executive

Robert Burawundi holds an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HEC-Paris), an Executive MBA (UCT Graduate School of Business), a Bcom (Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management (UCT), a Bcom in Economics (UCT), a Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management (Stanford Graduate School of Business), an Oxford Fintech Certificate (Saïd Business School), and a Certificate in Mathematical Modelling of Derivatives (Unisa) among others. With over 15 years’ experience in various roles, Robert has a strong record of driving investment performance and revenue growth. He successfully creates and deploys value-enhancing customer-centric strategies by leveraging the value of strategic partnerships through collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders. Robert provides leadership in the management of investments, the formulation, and implementation of investment regulations, the co-creation and implementation of regulatory compliant banking products, and the strategic structuring of mutually beneficial stakeholder agreements with the banking industry. He applies an integrative approach to the delivery of strategically important objectives of the Fund.

Robert leads multi-disciplinary teams in and outside the Fund and represents the Fund in various industry forums. A member of the Institute of Directors since 2013, Robert is also an experienced ex-officio member of the Fund’s Board of Control, Audit and Compliance Committee, Investment Committee (convenor), Treasury Committee (convenor), Finance Committee and Risk Committee, and the EXCO of the Board of Control. Robert has been a guest lecturer on the EMBA program at the UCT Graduate School of business.

Nomonde Kraai

Senior HR Manager

Nomonde Kraai is the Fund’s HR Executive, a qualified HR professional with BA degree and Senior Leadership Development Programme Diploma. She joined the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund in May 2016 after holding different senior positions in a number of institutions. She has been a strong pioneer as an HR specialist boasting 16 years of experience.

Dr Motse Tsogang

Chief Information Officer

Dr Motse Tsogang has more than 15 years of Information Technology experience including both business and technical capabilities, where a large part of his experience is spread among academia, technology consulting and banking domain business consulting.

Dr Tsogang is a certified enterprise architect both in TOGAF and Zachman for Enterprise Architecture and business services consulting. He has authored and co-authored several conference and journal papers as part of his research and academic engagement. Dr Motse Tsogang holds four academic degrees, which are Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD all in the fields of Information Systems and Computer Science. He Joined Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund on January 2017.

Pumeza Ndima

Senior Claims Manager

Pumeza completed her B.Proc and LLB degrees at the University of the Western Cape in 1995 and 1996, respectively. After completing her articles of clerkship she was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in January 1999. Pumeza started working at the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (now the Legal Practitioners Insurance Indemnity Fund) as a Systems Manager in June 2000. After about 8 months Pumeza joined the Fund as the Claims Manager.
While at the Fund she completed the New Managers Programme with the UCT Graduate School of Business. Pumeza also obtained a Managers Development Programme with the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She also completed the Certificate in Compliance Management with UCT. Pumeza is now the Senior Claims Manager at the Fund.

While at the Fund, Pumeza also completed the New Managers Programme with the UCT Graduate School.

Cledwin Dzinamarira

Legal Risk Executive

Cledwin holds a LLB, from the University of Fort Hare and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He began his career with a stint on the Zimbabwean Bench within the Magistracy. He later moved to the Law Society of Zimbabwe where he was part of the team which institutionalised the body to what it is today. He went on to hold a number of senior positions including managing the Regulatory Division.

Cledwin manages the Fund’s Legal Risk Division and is also an ex-officio member of the Fund’s Risk Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, EXCO and the Board of Control.