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Louis Mncina

Governance, Compliance, Risk Officer

Currently resides in: Mpumalanga, South Africa

Born in Nelspruit South Africa

I am a Governance, Compliance, Risk Officer with extensive experience providing executive and board support. I assist the executive in the establishment of an effective and efficient system of governance, risk management and compliance in accordance with professional standards and applicable legislation. I also support the board and committees to discharge their fiduciary duties and governance responsibilities by providing an efficient advisory and secretariat service.

My key professional background and skills include secretariat planning and deployment informed by a practical application of corporate governance in accordance with the King Code of Governance, the Companies Act, the PFMA and the OHS Act as well as risk management frameworks such the COSO framework, the Public Sector Protocol on Governance, the ISO 31 000 standard, the IRMSA ERM Code of Practice and the Public Sector Risk Management Framework. I am skilled in financial management oversight through finance, audit and risk committees; strategy planning, monitoring and evaluation; corporate level reporting; development of policies and procedures; skills development facilitation; occupational health and safety; public finance management compliance with supply chain prescripts, treasury regulations and practice notes; and establishing records management and registry systems etc.

My key academic qualifications include a coursework MTech (Masters) and a BTech-honours degree in Business Administration from the University of South Africa as well as a National Diploma in Office Administration from the Tshwane University of Technology (RSA).

I am currently doing a dissertation of limited scope at the University of South Africa. My research investigates quality improvement practices applied as a management approach for productivity and financial performance by SMMEs operating in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Contact details

O: +27137525992

M: +27847771446

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Business Address

25 Roodt Street, Nelspruit, South Africa, 1201

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Governance Officer | Office of the CEO: Corporate Governance and Strategic Support | National Institute for Higher Education
Nelspruit, South Africa | 2010 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Oversee the coordination of Board, Executive Committee, Sub-Committees and Management Committee; Serve as Board and Committee Secretary. Provide advice and guidance to the Board and Management on their fiduciary and governance responsibilities. Assist with legal and compliance matters on applicable laws and regulations. Keep custodianship of corporate and all performance information of the Institute.Coordinate risk management, strategic planning and reporting. Serve as central liaison for all internal and external audits.

Previous Position(s)

Governance Coordinator | Reputation and Stakeholder Management: APAC Secretariat | Auditor General of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 2009 - 2010

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Oversaw the annual planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Secretariat of the Association of Public Account Committees (APAC) in the AGSA; the annual reporting activities of the Secretariat, including the production of the annual report, and the co-ordination of the annual external audit; all support activities of the various governance structures and meetings of the AGM, Council of Delegates, Executive Committee and and Subcommittees, including preparation, execution and follow-up; the administration of the Secretariat, including financial administration; the communication outputs of the Secretariat, including liaison with donors and other stakeholders; management of project administrators employed in the Secretariat.

Data Controller | Customer Application Services: (IT) Department | Cell C
Sandton, South Africa | 2006 - 2009

ICT and Telecommunications

Consolidated Business Units to Departmental Performance Plans, Capital Expecture and Operational Budgets and Reports. Provided support to IT Department Executive Head. Served as OHS Representative, Secretary and later became Chairperson of the Cell C (Pty) Ltd Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Committee. Also served as a member of the Skills Development Committee.

Administrator: Learning Programs | Learning Programs Business Unit | Mining Qualifications Authority
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2004 - 2006

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Managed and administered Skills Programs, Apprenticeships and Learnerships in the mining and minerals sector at the Mining Sector Education and Training Authority (MQA) . Monitored trade tests for artisans through various training centers. Provided support to the Apprenticeships Committee and the Learning Materials Development Committee respectively.

Information Manager | Transboundry Natural Resource Management Program | DAI
Nelspruit, South Africa | 2002 - 2004

Consulting and Project Management

Established and managed a library of knowledge resources both in physical and electronic form. Championed a broad-based information awareness program on the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park that straddles the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Edited and formatted research reports and technical publications. Provided support in the program office based in South Africa.

Managing Administrator (CEO) | Office of the CEO | Mpumalanga Performing Arts Laboratory (NPC)
Nelspruit, South Africa | 1999 - 2002

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Non-Profit Company (NPC) Manager who oversaw the day-to-day running of a performing arts development company as part of an outreach program of the Market Theatre funded by the Swedish International Development Agency. Responsible for overall leadership and governance, program management, marketing, communication, budgeting and fundraising, performance monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Educational history


National Treasury of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Certificate (e-Learning Program) - Public Sector Risk Management

Risk Management Functions, National and Provincial Treasuries, Risk Identification, Risk Assessments, Risk Response, Communication and Reporting, Risk Monitoring, Evaluation of Risk Management Effectiveness.

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Pretoria, South Africa | 2012 - present

MTech Degree (research) - Business Administration and Management, General

Currently conducting research. Dissertation titled "adoption of quality improvement practices by SMMEs in the City of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa".

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Pretoria, South Africa | 2012 - present

Certificate(NQF 6) - Enterprise Risk Management

Modules completed: Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Financing, Risk Control, Business Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management.
Currently left with only one module (Statistics) to complete the qualification.

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

2009 - 2010

MTech Degree (coursework) - Business Administration, Management and Operations

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

2005 - 2008

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Degree - Business Administration, Management and Operations

Tshwane University of Technology

1998 - 2001

National Diploma - Office Management/Administration and Technology



Mpumalanga Provincial Youth Leader of The Year (Sowetan) | 1997

Selfless leadership of a community youth group in my community creating awareness on social issues through stage play, dance and song.

Mpumalanga Provincial Community Builder of The Year | 2003

Sourced and provided capacity buiding support to 173 civic society organisations in the form of training and grants.

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