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Sebenzile Matsebula

non-executive director

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Sebenzile chairs the Disability Empowerment Concerns Company [DEC], which is an empowerment investment entity established to engage in business ventures in the context of Black Economic Empowerment.   DEC is a financial sustainability strategy for the under-lying beneficiary non-government organizations, and an innovative program to promote the economic empowerment of people with disabilities.

She also serves on the Presidential Advisory Council on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment; and the boards of Taquanta Investment Holdings Company; Centre for Alternative and Augmentative Communication; Cheshire Homes South Africa; First Rand Foundation, Divuseni Company of Women with Disabilities and the South African Development Trust for Disabled People.

Sebenzile has work experience spanning from serving in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa; as head of the Office on the Status of Disabled Persons to being a Researcher in Biometrics. She is currently an executive at Motswako Office Solutions and a development consultant specializing in issues of social justice and human rights. Sebenzile  s a passionate about managing diversity, addressing ethical issues and driving transformation from her many years of working and being involved with the disability sector.

For the past 28 years she has been actively involved in promoting disability rights and advancing mainstreaming disability in South Africa, on the African Continent and Internationally; whilst being actively involved in business development to enable economic empowerment of marginalised and vulnerable groups in South Africa. Sebenzile became a member of the disability movement in 1986 and was part of the leadership in the Southern African region that worked towards influencing the paradigm shift of the disability model from one of a “charity and welfare” model to one of a “social development and human rights” model.

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