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NHBRC’s revolving door

With a string of CEO’s over the past nine years and playing musical chairs between CEOs and Chairpersons the institution hopes to rectify this with the recent appointment of Mziwonke Dlabantu as the new CEO of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC).

Dlabantu takes over as CEO on October 1st and brings more than 20 years of public service experience to the NHBRC, with a wealth of expertise in the human settlements sector, as well as strategic and financial management.

The state’s regulatory authority on home building has seen a number of key executives from CEOs, Acting CEOs and Chairpersons that included Granny Seape, Sipho Mashinini, Itumeleng Kotsoane, Dr Vukine Mehana, Advocate Brenda Madumise, Dr Jeff Mahachi, Mongezi Mnyani, Abbey Chikane and others taking on the various tasks. Some had high ideals but managing internal executive teams, the Board and the stakeholder proved challenging for most.

Dlabantu, who is a Chartered Accountant by profession, has served in various government departments at top management level.  He is currently the Director-General of the Department of Public Works.

As the new CEO, Dlabantu is also expected to be actively involved with the implementation of a turnaround plan aimed at ensuring policy alignment and operational effectiveness. Part of this plan is to respond to the housing backlog, as identified by the Minister of Human Settlements.

“Under his leadership as CEO, we look forward to further entrenching the NHBRC’s mission of being the champion of the housing consumer and consolidating our position as a world class organisation,” NHBRC’s Acting Chairperson of Council, Julieka Bayat.


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