Khumo Shongwe


Ms. Khumo Shongwe, B.Sc. (MED), M.Sc. (Clin Psych) serves as a Senior Adviser to Royal Bafokeng Holdings (“RBH”) and also serves as its member of the Executive Team. Prior to joining RBH in February 2007, Ms. Shongwe served as the Vice President, Human Capital of Lonmin Plc, South African operations. She was a member of the Executive as well as the Chief Executive Forum of Lonmin. She continues to consult to Lonmin Platinum on their conversion of mining license applications.

Prior to joining Lonmin, she served as the Head of Transformation at De Beers Consolidated Mines. She has also worked for Anglo American Platinum Corporation as the Group HR planning Consultant and has occupied senior HR roles with Transnet (Spoornet & South African Airways) and Goldfields of South Africa.

She continues to deliver limited clinical psychology services in her spare time. She offers free counseling to the Sunday Times readers on Saturday mornings as part of her community work.

She is a passionate leadership development champion, and has interests in coaching, leadership and Human Capital development.

Her other HR passions are succession planning. Ms. Shongwe has circa 12 years experience in the Mining Industry within various Human Resource related roles and has worked in a wide variety of capacities, including, transformation, HR consulting, HR Strategic Planning, BEE and related community empowerment, HR Turn around projects, communications, Shared Services applications, and roll outs 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).

She is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative, (ALI), a leadership development program modeled after the highly successful Henry Crown Fellowship Program of The Aspen Institute.

She served as a Non Executive Director of MB Technologies Ltd. Ms. Shongwe has academic qualifications in Journalism from Rhodes University, B.Sc. (MED) Hons (Psych) from Medunsa and a M.Sc. (Clin Psych) from Medunsa.