Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega

CEO Safer South Africa Foundation

Born 1958-5-29 in Polokwane, South Africa

Mangwashi Phiyega, best known as "Riah", is the Chief Executive Officer of Safer South Africa Foundation. She is a past National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. She was appointed National Police Commissioner in June 2012. She completed her five (5) year Term of Office in the Police Service in June 2017. She is the second National Commissioner to conclude her term since 1994, the commencement of South Africa's Democratic dispensation. She was the first woman to be appointed in the position of heading the Police Service in the 103 years of the establishment of a Police Service in South Africa. In October 2015 Phiyega was suspended by the President, following a recommendation of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of protesting miners in Marikana in 2012. She is reviewing both the findings of the Farlam Commission and the Claassen Board of Inquiry. She was previously a Group Executive of ABSA Bank LTD. She was Group Executive of Transnet Limited. She was an Executive at the National Ports Authority of South Africa. She also was Director for Development at National Council for Child Welfare. She served as Deputy Chairperson for the Public Office Bearers Commission. She led and chaired the Presidential State Owned Enterprises Review Committee. She was Commissioner of the Road Accident Fund Commission.


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Pioneer
Newsmaker
Allrounder
Brainiac
Philanthropist (Gold)
Achiever
Leader

CURRENT POSITIONS

Chief Executive Officer | Civil Society Organisation | Safer South Africa Foundation

Pretoria, South Africa | October 2017 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Deputy Chairperson Polmed Board of Trustees | Polmed | Polmed

Tshwane, South Africa | October 2017 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Chairman SARPCCO ( SADC Police Chies Association | SAPS | South African Police Service

Pretoria, South Africa | October 2014 - October 2016

Government, Public Administration and Defence

National Police Commissioner | SAPS | South African Police Service

Pretoria, South Africa | June 2012 - June 2017

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Deputy Chairperson | Presidency | Public Office Bearers Commission

Pretoria, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | Presidency | Presidential State Owned Review Committee

Pretoria, South Africa | 2010 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairman | Task Team | Road Traffic Management Corporation

Pretoria, South Africa | 2010 - 2010

Transportation and Logistics

Chairman | Absa Group Limited | AllPay Consolidated Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Eastern Cape | 2008 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Chairman | Absa Group Limited | AllPay Consolidated Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2007 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Trustee | Absa Gotswelela Trust

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2007 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Non-Executive Director | Uthingo

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2006 - 2009

Social Development and Community Services

Non Executive Board Member | Consultants and Actuaries | BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP LTD

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2006 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Trustee | Absa Foundation

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2005 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Group Executive | Corporate Affairs | Transnet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2003 - 2005

Transportation and Logistics

Trustee | Transnet Foundation

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2003 - 2005

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chairman | Vusisiwe Trust Petronet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2003 - 2005

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Board Member | Bid Committee | South Africa 2010 World Cup Bid

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2002 - 2010

Sport and Recreation

Board Member | International Association for Ports and Harbours

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2001 - 2003

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Board Committee | Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2000 - 2001

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Commissioner | Satchwell Road Accident Fund Commission

GAUTENG, South Africa | 2000 - 2002

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Board Member | Transtel | Transnet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1999 - 2000

Transportation and Logistics

Chairman | Transmed | Transnet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1999 - 2001

Transportation and Logistics

Trustee | Council for Medical Aid Schemes

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1998 - 2000

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Chairman | Production House | Transnet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1998 - 1999

Transportation and Logistics

Board Member | Connex Travel | Transnet

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1997 - 2000

Transportation and Logistics

Social Worker and Branch Manager | Pretoria Child Welfare

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1981 - 1986

Social Development and Community Services

Head | NGO | Atteridgeville Child Welfare

Pretoria, South Africa | 1981 - 1987

Social Development and Community Services

General Manager | Ports and Corporate Affairs | National Ports Authority

Pretoria, South Africa

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Head Transnet Foundation | Transnet

Pretoria, South Africa

Transportation and Logistics

Group Executive | Corporate Affairs | BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP LTD

Pretoria, South Africa

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Director Development | National Council Child Welfare

Pretoria, South Africa

Social Development and Community Services

Employee Well-being Consultant | Chamber of Mines

Pretoria, South Africa

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Leolo High School (1975)

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of South Africa - UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1986

BA Honours (Social Sciences) - Social Work

University of the North

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1981

BA (Social Work)

Wharton Business School

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1997

Executive Business Leadership Programme

National University of Singapore

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1998

Executive Management Programme

University of Johannesburg

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1994

MA - Social Sciences

University of Wales

Pretoria, South Africa | Awarded in 1997

Post Graduate Diploma - Business Administration

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