Our flagship and passion project the Mashobane Advisory Training Mentorship Group, we provide free mentorship to our mentees. Anastasia was first introduced to the concept of mentorship twelve years ago by her mentor, Ms Cheryl Carolus, and in compensation for the wisdom and life lessons that were downloaded during her mentorship journey, all her mentor ever asked of her in return was that she pays it forward.

“The mentorship process is very close to my heart because I have seen the positive difference it is making in the lives of my mentees as it has in my life. I will never get tired of sharing my life, time and experiences with my mentees, present and future”, says Anastasia.

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Our Mission

Unearthing and enhancing talent.

Challenging our trainees to reach their highest potential.

Partnering with corporates to ensure success of their employees.

Preparing trainees to contribute effectively to their roles.

Providing a safe environment for trainees to challenge themselves.

Our Values

Developing individuals who excel in their work environment, contribute to the success of their organizations, become leaders in their organizations as well as in their endeavors.

Our Mentors

Mrs Anastasia Machobane – CEO

Holds B. Juris, LL.B Degrees from the University of Pretoria as well as a Management Development Programme qualification (MDP) from GIBS/UP, an Aviation Law Diploma from IATA Canada as well as a Certificate in Editing and Proofreading from UCT. She is currently studying towards an LLM with the University of Pretoria as well as bring a Spanish language student.

She is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa since February 2001.

She is a member of the Legal Practice Council and the Professional Editors Guild of SA.

She has attended various relevant courses over the past 13 years related to PFMA, risk management, compliance, company secretarial, aviation and corporate governance.

Dr. Sibongile Gumbi

Dr. Sibongile Gumbi is Founder and CEO of Smart Biotech, a vaccine manufacturing company. She holds a PhD in Pharmacology and certificates in finance, intellectual property, and technology management. She also has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

She has held numerous posts in the area of technology and innovation management including Group Executive, Biotechnology and Executive, Innovation and Enabling Support at the Technology Innovation Agency as well as, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation manager and R&D Outcomes Group Manager at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research).

She serves on a number of Boards including Adcock Ingram, CPT Pharma, Labotec Holdings and Quorus Biotech. She is a Fellow of the eighth class of the African Leadership Initiative.

Rishendrie Thanthony

Rishendrie Thanthony is both a qualified a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with 9 years’ experience in the structured finance industry.

She joined Nkonki Inc. in 2007 as an article clerk and was later promoted to supervisor and audit manager, where she gained valuable accounting and internal control related experience in the public and telecommunications sectors. Being passionate about skills development, Rishendrie also played an active role in Nkonki’s CTA tutor programme.

Rishendrie has been active in the South African securitisation, corporate fiduciary and financial services markets for many years, having been with GMG Trust Company (SA) since 2012 and following its acquisition end 2014, with the TMF Group. She joined as a Client Liaison Officer, was promoted to the Capital Markets Services Manager in 2018 and on completing her Chartered Secretaries qualification was promoted to Head of General Entity Manager for the MEA region in 2020.

Throughout her tenure she has represented TMF South Africa on various client boards as an independent director and audit committee chairperson, in addition to having served as the Chairperson on the South African Securitisation Forum accounting sub-committee.

Dr. Sebo Tladi

Dr. Sebo Tladi holds the following degrees: LLD UNISA (2017); LLM UP 2001; LLB UP 1997; and BIuris Vista University Mamelodi Campus 1995.

Sebo is a Senior lecturer at the College of law UNISA. She teaches Legal Philosophy, and IT law modules at undergrad and postgrad level. She also taught corporate law and commercial law. She also supervises postgraduate LLM and LLD students on different IT law topics.

Sebo enjoys research and writing in the IT law space. She has published articles and papers in conference proceedings in the following areas: corporate law and e-commerce (consumer protection; data protection and taxation). She has upcoming chapters in three book projects on IT law/ cyberlaw. Sebo presented conference papers both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics on IT law and other issues.

Sebo peer reviews various IT law/cyberlaw articles for the SA Mercantile Law Journal and Journal of Law Society and Technology. She is also a member of the following professional working associations: The South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Teachers and Researchers; and Southern African Law Teachers Association. She is also passionate about mentoring young researchers and students alike.

Shamani Naidoo

Shamani Naidoo is the Founder and CEO of Shamani Group of companies which comprises of Shamani Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Shaman' Secretarial Services (Pty) Ltd.

Shamani has a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa.

Shamani has over 20 years of relevant and diverse working experience across various industries and in different capacities including Private Equity: Fund Administrator; Assistant Company Secretary; Product Specialist Structured Finance; Senior Trust and Company Administrator and Client Account Manager; Tax and Company Secretarial Administrator; Accountant, Tax Consultant and Company Secretarial.

Shamani has been appointed as Director on numerous boards and was appointed as a Director of a Non-Profit Company.

Sivu Ndlondwana

Sivu Ndlondwana is a highly skilled, experienced, and qualified Legal Advisor and Admitted Attorney with over 18 years' experience, providing bespoke SHEQ (Safety & Health, Environment and Quality), Legal compliance and ISO conformance and corporate governance. A certificated Lead Auditor registered with Cal - RCA for ISO 45001 and 9001 as well as Auditor for the 14001 standards.

Her previous experiences involved being the Legal Counsel at the Takeover Regulation Panel, director of private owned companies, a board member and executive member of non-profit organisations.

She possesses a strong suite of legal, SHEQ management, training and auditing skills stemming from owning a legal firm for three years that specialised in corporate and general law and a SHEQ consultancy Company. She offers a specialist pedigree in the areas of Legal and SHEQ Compliance Management Corporate Governance, SHEQ Consulting Commercial Contracts, Legal Writing, Risk Management and Organisational Management skills with the unique ability to work with stakeholders in the design and implementation of Risk. Governance and Compliance strategies.

Pat Van De Loosdrecht

An Energy executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Energy, Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industry with extensive global expertise in business strategy, commercial and technical, and managing businesses/assets. capital projects and production operations.

Currently employed as a Board Advisor at ManUp to advise and support the Board of Directors and top executive management in the successful development and execution of the strategy needed to accomplish the organization's business objectives. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (loDSAI).

Pat gained her experience in Southern Africa, West Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Canada In several varied settings involving upstream, and downstream businesses.

She has exceptional business and commercial acumen with a sound knowledge of the energy landscape. Her enhanced strategic stakeholder relations of waking in Southern Africa and Africa have enabled a sound understanding and appreciation of the regulatory framework and nuances of doing business.

Pat is passionate and committed to diverse and inclusive leadership to devise robust strategies, and results and improve governance In organizations. She is keen on integrating ESG Into the daily business of the Energy, Utilities and Resources (EU&R) Sectors.

As a chemical engineer with an MBA, pat is a mentor and coach and also a volunteer at Lean In Energy Europe and Sub Saharan Africa who is fanatical about developing and empowering young women to tackle the opportunities In the Energy Industry.

Siyabonga Nzimande

Siyabonga Nzimande is a independent Public Health subject expert on TB and HIV policy and implementation under the UNAIDS a function that carries in parallel with the role as external stakeholder and Community Engagement in clinical trials. He an inspirational leader and a community leader under the South African AIDS Council leading Civil Society engagement in TB Technical working and Research sector in KZN.

He is supporting Community Engagement activities on behalf of eThekwini District AIDS Council as the Co-Chair of the AIDS Council and proudly participates in international and national conferences presenting the work of Civil Society and District health public data.

His main goal is to get the communities engaged in research and encourage active participation in clinical research not only as enrolled study participants but also supporting research through input in protocol development and aiding results dissemination. Siyabonga is an activist in the District AIDS Council as the Chair of eThekwini and Executive member of the Provincial AIDS Council in KZN.

In 2017 Siyabonga was part of the Mandela Washington fellow leadership program USA, where he exchanged leadership in civil and governance for international advocacy group.

Siyabonga Hold a Masters in Gender studies (Public Health) , a Degree in Counselling Psychology and National Diploma in Public Administration.

Our Patron

Dr Pulane Molokwane

Dr Molokwane is a Nuclear Physicist, Water and Environmental Engineering Specialist Professional with expertise and experience in Ground water remediation, research into nuclear process and solid waste strategies, solutions and technologies, petroleum and energy industry. She has an extensive corporate governance experience. She serves on the advisory body to the President of SA, the NPC. She is the commissioner responsible for Science and Technology, Chair of water task and chair of Professional Capable state and Active Citizenery. Dr Molokwane has published 38 peer reviewed papers and 4 book chapters and monologues. She is one of the 25 South African emerging Women in STEMI- 2017.

Dr Molokwane served/s on the boards of South African Forestry Company SOC Limited (SAFCOL), Inkomati Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA), Sedibeng Water Board, Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (NECSA) and ESKOM SOC Limited and a few Steering Committees/Panels within the Science and Innovation and Water Departments . She holds PhD in Chemical Technology (Chemical Engineering) (University of Pretoria), M.Sc. in Applied Radiation Science and Technology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Sciences and Technology, and B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry (North-West University).

Goals and Objectives

Each mentor and mentee will:

Discuss and agree on short term career goals.

Identify long term career goals.

Set timelines for achieving these goals.

Identify what the mentee needs to do to achieve these goals.

Identify and discuss style and approach of the mentee toward work.

Identify and soft skills the mentee needs to focus on and propose courses or EQ training sessions.


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