Phunga Holdings Leadership


Phunga Holdings is led by an independent group of influential business leaders, who work together to promote the sustainable economic development and long-term well-being of the organisation.

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Rev Dr Vukile Mehana (PhD) – (DBA Hon)

Group Non-Executive Chairman

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Rev Dr Vukile Mehana (PhD) – (DBA Hon)

Group Non-Executive Chairman

Reverend Dr. Mehana brings wisdom and mature insight to the board of Phunga Holdings. Multiple qualifications and significant life and business experience, bring balance and inspiration to the fast paced growing organisation.

Dr Vukile Mehana was born in Cape Town where he completed his matric. He is an ordained Minister of the Methodist Church. Dr Mehana joined the private sector with the permission of his Church in 1994, and worked for a number of companies in the area of Human Resources, Organisational Transformation and progressed to Strategic positions. Dr Mehana serves as Executive and Non-Executive Chairman and Director on various Boards of Listed and Unlisted Companies in South Africa. Such companies include Sizwe IT Group, The LR Management Group (Pty) Ltd, AEEI (formally Sekunjalo Investments Ltd), Mustek and Premier Fishing (Pty) Ltd.

Dr Mehana has been appointed by the Minister of Police Services in South Africa to lead a Ministerial SAPS Transformation Task Team that will transform the Police Service in South Africa to be Professional and demilitarized as recommended by Judge Farlam on the Marikana Commission.

Dr Mehana has also been appointed by the Minister of Higher Education to serve in the Governing Council of the University of Kwazulu-Natal, which is one of the prestigious Universities in South Africa

Dr Mehana holds the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Theology degree – 1990 – Rhodes University
  • Advanced Management Programme – 1996 – Insead Business School in France,
  • Top Management Certificate in Public Enterprises – 1998 – National University of Singapore
  • Master’s in Business Administration focusing on Organisational Transformation – 1999 – De Montfort University in the UK
  • Master Class Certificate in Leadership and Management – 2016 – London Graduate School
  • PhD in Leadership, Performance and Change – 2010 – University of Johannesburg
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Honoris Causa – 2016 – Commonwealth University

Dr Mehana is a former Adjunct Professor and Part-time Lecturer of Business Strategy at UCT Graduate School of Business.
Dr Mehana is also one of the forty Social Cohesion Advocates under the Ministry of Arts and Culture.

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Mr Dakalo Raphunga (Pr Tech Eng)

Group Executive Chairman

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Mr. Dakalo Raphunga Pr Tech Eng

Group Executive Chairman

Mr Raphunga is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Phunga Holdings, responsible for strategic direction of the company.Mr Raphunga is an experienced, qualified and accredited mechanical engineer with over 13 Years’ experience. Furthermore he is in possession of B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) coupled with vast experience in Petrochemical, Mining, Infrastructure and Building Services industry. His professional accreditations include Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) registered as Professional Engineering Technologist, SAFMA and a member of SABTACO.

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Mr Mbulelo Kona

Group Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Mbulelo Kona

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Mbulelo Kona is a group chief executive officer of Phunga Holdings and highly qualified experienced Civil Engineer. He is instrumental in driving the dramatic business that led to the significant growth of the six Phunga Holdings subsidiaries.Mr Kona has been involved in multi million rand projects in the mining, airports, water, sanitation, roads, stormwater and building sectors in some of the leading consulting engineering companies in South Africa.His involvement were in significant positions such as lead civil engineer, technical manager, business unit head and director of civil engineering division amongst others.

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Mr Alpheus Buthane

Group Chief Marketing Officer

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Mr. Mashilo Alpheus Buthane

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Mr Buthane is a Group Chief Marketing Officer of Phunga Holdings. He is a young qualified and highly efficient, results driven and capable marketing executive with a proven ability to effectively develop, manage and control relationships between the company and its target audience.

He is in possession of Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing. He has demonstrated strengths in business development, marketing, operations, venture partnership, and leadership development.

Inspirational leader with unrivaled entrepreneurial drive and exceptional communication skills. He has 6 year experience in marketing within built environment (Consulting engineering and construction), 3 year experience in banking and retail sector.

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