PinkDrive NPC welcomes Bongumusa Makhathini as Chairperson

PinkDrive NPC takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. Bongumusa Makhathini as Chairperson of their Board of Directors. Bongumusa brings unique acumen and focus to PinkDrive and provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organisation; his position will fill a key advisory and mentorship role.

Bongumusa is a highly skilled, multi-talented and experienced Board Chairperson. His experience includes transformation, legal, corporate governance, corporate affairs as a Business Leader with 15 years strategic, operations and management experience leading and managing large business units, teams, departments, and companies in the private and SOE sectors. He currently holds the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors at SABC.

“We take great pride in having Bongumusa Makhathini serve as Chairperson of the PinkDrive’s board, as his credentials and knowledge will serve as a great asset to the organisation. We look forward to his input and active involvement in the PinkDrive initiatives and his ability to mentor and assist us in creating sustainability in this critical time for the NPO sector,” says Noelene Kotschan.

Bongumusa has solid board and governance leadership skills with strong business strategy development and implementation skills having worked in various roles which include the Director of Legal and External Affairs at BAT Southern Africa, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Transformation at SAB and Senior Manager at Accenture.

“It is a great honour to take on the role of Chair at PinkDrive. I look forward to working with the board, Noelene, and the executive team to drive forward PinkDrive’s strategy and ensuring that it continues to create significant value to the indigent men and women of South Africa,” said Bongumusa on his appointment.

“On behalf of the Board, and personally, I would like to thank Dr Ashwin Hurribunce, our current Chairperson for the enormous contribution he has made to PinkDrive. He has been an excellent Chair and he has played a crucial role in the successful development of PinkDrive. Dr Hurribunce remains on the board and a director, responsible for all medical governance,” said Noelene Kotschan.

PinkDrive NPC, a non-profit company, powers South Africa’s mobile women’s health mammography and gynaecology units to bring gender related cancer screening and awareness to indigent communities in South Africa. PinkDrive works in collaboration with More Balls Than Most® (MBTM), dedicated to promoting awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate and testicular cancer. PinkDrive drives home the message that Early Detection can Prolong a Life. For more information, visit

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