Phiyega has corporate track record

2012-06-13 00:00

In the same essay, Phiyega writes about the “culture of lawlessness: of disrespect for our fellow man; of greed for money at any cost; of complete disregard for all forms of authority”.

“We have developed a culture of ‘I want — I demand’.

In the past we had discipline without freedom — I called it tyranny.

“Today we have freedom without discipline, which boils down to anarchy.

“What use is it to a 14-year-old to have the right to an education, the freedom to learn and become somebody in life, but he chooses to hijack cars and kills people instead, and where is the mother?

“Society is crumbling around us.

“My point is therefore, that we need to balance out rights with our responsibilities.”

Phiyega holds a BA degree in social work from the University of the North, a BA Hons in social science from Unisa, an MA in social science from the University of Johannesburg and a postgraduate diploma in business administration from Wales University, Cardiff.

Her CV, gleaned from various web sources, shows a strong corporate background and presence on an array of boards.

She is the former Absa group executive for corporate affairs, a post she also held at Transnet. She was the general manager for ports and corporate affairs at the National Ports Authority.

A profile released by the police ministry last night said Phiyega chaired the Road Traffic Management Corporation investigation task force that probed corruption and maladministration at the agency.

She was a board member of the 2010 Fifa World Cup bid committee and commissioner for the Road Accident Fund Commission, led by Judge Satchwell. She has also been on the Council for Medical Aid Schemes.

Her commitment to academics has seen her occupy seats on the councils of Medunsa and University of Limpopo.

She also served on council committees of Technikon Witwatersrand and the Tshwane University of Technology.

On the philanthropic front, she assists various NGOs, among them the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Southern Africa Trust.

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