Nolitha Fakude

Until her appointment on 1 October 2005 to Sasol Limited where she is responsible for worldwide Group human resources, government relations and corporate affairs, Nolitha was a director at Nedbank responsible for Group strategy and corporate affairs.

Previously, Nolitha was the managing director of the Black Management Forum (BMF) for three years until 2003. Her role involved stakeholder management, policy formulation and advocacy work on issues of black economic empowerment and organisational transformation.

She was group human resources manager for retail at Woolworths, as well as head of corporate affairs, which included communications, and community affairs among others.

Nolitha holds a BA Honours (Psychology) degree from University of Fort Hare, as well as a senior executive programme (SEP) certificate from Harvard Business School, over and above other various management and leadership courses.

Nolitha served on various boards including, BMF Investment Company, and was recently retired on Harmony Gold Mines, Woolworths Holdings as well as WHEAT [Women’s Hope for Education and Training] TRUST. She is also a council member of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA.)

Nolitha was named by the Financial Mail as one of the 20 most influential Businesswomen for 2004. The AHI awarded her the Impala Platinum Young Entrepreneur Award for 2004.

Nolitha was the national president of the BMF from 2003 to 2006. Nolitha was named one of the Top 10 Trailblazers in black business for 2006 by Empowerdex.


Our Vision

To meaningfully contribute towards producing skilled youth who are conscious of their responsibility to build a united and prosperous South Africa.

Our Mission

  • To position ourselves as a socially conscious youth trust that prides itself with contributing to projects that uplift the lives of youth in our country.
  • To champion youth development programmes that build capacity and create opportunities for young people and the youth movement.
  • To attack the scourges of gender inequality and racism through an active promotion of patriotism and equality amongst youth