The Board is the Accounting Authority of Bloem Water in terms of the PFMA (Act 1 of 1999 as amended) and is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership, ensuring good corporate governance as referred to in Section 51 of the PFMA. The Board acts as the focal point and provides ethical leadership characterized by the principles of fairness, accountability, responsibility and transparency and ensures that it manages its relationship with management and stakeholders along sound corporate governance principles.


The Board was recently appointed by the Minister as of the 1st of April 2019 for a period of four years.

Mr. TB Phitsane

Adv. TD Segoe-Backward

Deputy Chairperson

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Chairperson of the Board


Diploma in Education, BA Economics and MBA: University of the Free State, Executive Leadership: University of Stellenbosch, Human Resources Strategy: Public School of  Singapore.


He is former Educator. A former Director: Human Resources Management, a former Deputy Secretary (Deputy CEO): Corporate Services and a former CEO of the Free State Legislature.


Mr T.B Phitsane is a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa, He is former member of the Permit Board of Transport, former member of PACC in the Free State, a former Chairperson of Sedibeng Water Board, a former Deputy Chair of Free State Development Corporation, a former member of PRASA Board of Directors and a Chair of subcommittee of REMCO at PRASA, a former member of the Sanlam Board of Trustees.


His core skills relate to varied knowledge of all scripts of laws in particular PFMA, MFMA, LRA, BCOEA, EECA, WSA and understanding of other relevant Laws and regulations with regard to Corporate Governance, Board Effectiveness, Public Administration and Governance, Service Delivery and Budget Implementation and Performance Management Systems, Policy Development and Analysis, Training and Development, Public Finance, Supply Chain and Asset Management. He is currently a renowned businessman directing multiple companies specialising in construction, property development and investment, farming both livestock and game.

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Deputy Chairperson of the Board


Studies law at the University of the Western Cape. She graduated with Biuris and LLB degrees. She also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts from RAU (University of Johannesburg).

She worked as a candidate Attorney at Mokoena Rajuili Attorneys, worked for Lawyers for Human Rights as a Legal Officer, Department of Economic Development as a Trade and Industry Advisor as well as a Registrar for the Consumer Court. Worked as a Legal Advisor for the Department of Social and Development.

She is currently serving as an Audit Committee member at the Department of the Premier, Treasury, Agriculture and is a former member of the Risk and Audit Committees at Motheo FET College. She is also serving as a member of the Free State Rental Housing Tribunal as well as the Free State Consumer Court. She has a legal and business consulting firm where she is a Director.

Her expertise and skills are in the following areas: Administrative Law, Governance, Contracts Management, Labour Law, Human Rights, Drafting and Interpretation of Legal Documents Commercial Contracts, Business Management, Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Arbitrations among others.

Ms. DM Manamela

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Ms. Dipitseng Manamela is a qualified Environmental Scientist registered with South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). She holds Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences, B.Sc. Hons: Microbiology, Certificate in Safety Management at the workplace, Management Advanced Programme (MAP) and Programme and Project Management.


She has held various positions in the Public sector as a Water Quality Manager and as an Environmental Specialist in the Private Sector in manufacturing and the Petroleum Sector.


She has managed various water quality management forums in various catchments in Gauteng. She has been involved in industry specific environmental management on the South African Petroleum Industry Association Environmental and Engineering Committee and has served as a chairperson of the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa (NICOLA): Industry.


She is the founder and CEO of Dihlashana Group of Companies directing multiple companies specialising in Environmental Management, Safety Management, Engineering, Wholesale supply of Petroleum Products and Industrial Gases, Construction and Property Development.


Ms Manamela’s expertise and core skills include Water Quality Management, Licensing and Permitting, EIAs and EMPRs, Stakeholder Management, Stormwater and Effluent Management, Waste Management, Air Quality Management, Carbon Management and Climate Change, Contaminated Land Management, Oil Spill Response, Environmental Emergencies and Environmental and Safety Management Training, Management Systems Auditing.

Mr. JJ Price

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Mr. Price Pr. Eng. is a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineer. He is registered with the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), The Chamber of Engineering Technology, The Association of Mine Resident Engineers (AMRE) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. (SME), (An International Professional Engineering body). He holds a 6 Sigma Black Belt certification. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA). He holds a Government Certificate of Competency Factories. (GCC) and a Government Certificate of Competency Mines. (GCC).


His leadership roles includes the following; Group Governance and Standardisation Engineer, Business Improvement Manager, was appointed Project lead on Group Reliability Engineering methodologies, Member of Executive Sustainable Development Standards Steercom and Acting Head of Engineering (Process and Mining) at Lonmin, Member of Rand Water Bulk Water Forums and Working Group Steercoms, Member of various; MOSH, IBMQ, Tripartite and Chamber of Mines Steercoms, 2.13.1 and 3.1 Plant and Engineering Manager appointments, ISO and SANS committee member and Technical Committee (TC82) Chairman, Vertical Transport Manager, Chairman of the Savuka Gold Control Team and SHE system auditors at Anglo Gold Ashanti, HSEC Champion on Projects, SAP development and implementation team lead on Projects and Maintenance, Acting 16.1 and 3.4, Production Manager at Xstrata and Assmang Manganese under OHSA and MHSA Acts. Appointed Engineer/Engineering Manager under GMR 2.1 at Assmang Manganese.


Site Champion for implementation of Asset Integrity (AI), Systems Integrity Maintenance Management system, (SIMMS), Business Process framework (BPF) with Anglo Gold Ashanti. He was appointed as Unit Manager Engineering at Sibanye Gold and Manager Mining Maintenance at PMC carrying the 2.13.1 appointment. He has recently joined the Minerals Council of South Africa and holds the appointment of Adoption Team Manager on Transport and Machinery.

Ms. TN Sandlana

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


B.Com (Hon) , H.E.D, M.B.A, CQA, CBCI, currenlty studying CD(SA)  IODSA


Professional Membership:

  •  Institute of Internal Auditors of South   Africa (IIA)
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
  • Institute of Directors.
  • Institute of Risk Management in South Africa
  • Business Continuity Institute



  • Internal Auditing
  • Governance
  • External Audit
  • Risk management
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Finance
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery


Current Board Appointments:

  • Board Member:  Free State Development Corporation
  • Board Member: Special Economic Zone
  • Chairperson of Audit and Risk Committee:  Free State Development Corporation
  • Chairperson of Audit and Risk Committee:  Special Economic Zone
  • Member of the Human Resource Committee: Free State Development Corporation
  • Chairperson  of the Finance and Investment Committee: Free State Development Corporation
  • Members of the Audit and Risk Committee of Mafube Municipality.


Previous Appointments:

  • Board Member: City of Johannesburg Parks and Zoo
  • Chairperson Risk Committee:  City of Johannesburg Parks and Zoo
  • Members of the Audit and Risk Committee: City of Johannesburg Parks and Zoo
  • Members of the Audit and Risk Committee of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller.


Ntikile is a Director at PKF (Advisory) Services (Pty) LTD. She was a Director/Partner in the Corporate Governance Services Division at SizweNtsalubaGobodo for more than 10 years.

She has more than 20 years’ risk management, internal audit and related experience, working for the three of the big four audit firms: Ernst and Young, PwC and KPMG. Her experience include managing the outsourced internal audit at a large public entity, providing internal audit and risk management services to various complex and challenging clients, etc. : Ntikile was involved with internal audits; governance and risk assignment of National and Provincial Entities a Departments and Local Government.

 She has extensive experience in various private industries including Financial Services, Mining, Medical Schemes and pension Funds. She was a Director in charge of both Consulting and Audit projects.

Prior being a consultant, she was part of the Finance team at Anglo American Gold Division and AngloGold Ashanti .She was appointed as a Head of Internal Audit Department of self Administered Medical Scheme (Egolide Health Services) within the AngloGold Group Internal Audit.

Mr. T Manyoni

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Mr. Manyoni is a Local Government Practitioner with extensive senior level executive management experience including advanced administrative and corporate governance skills across a range of different sizes municipalities. He has a proven and a well developed understanding of local government functions both in local (SA) and international settings.

His exposure and experience in leading local governments in SADEC countries has enabled him to built a strong reputation for delivering results through collaboration amongst diverse teams. He has experience in managing and operating at international settings and handling of international relations.

His experience as Executive Authority and MPL has equipped him with adequate experience in policy formulation and understanding of legislative framework related to development and service delivery.

He has enjoyed leading and managing projects at strategic and operational levels.

Mr. Manyoni has held, amongst others, the following positions:

CEO: FS Tourism

Municipal Manager: Maluti a Phofung Municipality

City Manager: Mangaung Municipality

MEC: Police, Roads and Transport

Executive Mayor: Mangaung Metro

Chairperson: SALGA

President: United Cities and Local Governments (SADEC)

Vice President: United Cities and Local Governments - Africa

MPL: Parliament of SA

He presently is the Executive Chairman of The Demarcation Board.

He holds a BA degree from Wits University, a Diploma in Business Management and Certificate in Leadership from UP.

Ms. MAF Moja

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Thebi completed Bcom studies at Fort Hare University,  studied through UNISA to upgrade to equivalent of BCompt and is a Masters Of Business Leadership graduate at UNISA.


Her experience cut across broad spectrum of business sectors




She held positions of leadership as a Chairperson at North West Gambling Board, Grant Thornton Financial services, Office of Disclosure at  National Department of Human Settlements and participated as a Board member at National Gambling Board, North West Development Corporation, National Arts Council, Financial and Fiscal Council.




She played a role of oversight and advisory in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance with legislation as a Chairperson or member of the Audit  Committee, Risk Management Committee or Performance Audit Committee at various District and Local municipalities, State Entities/Agencies including Marine Living Resources Fund, Railway Safety Regulator, Local Governance SETA and Estate Agency Affairs Board. She served in National departments which include Rural Development and Land Reform, Human Settlements, Correctional Services, Government Printing Works and Communications. Further contribution was made in the following Provincial departments, Treasury,  Education, Health, Economic Development and Environment , Agriculture, Sport and Recreation, Cooperative Local Governance and Traditional Affairs and Transport.



Executive Responsibilities


She executed executive responsibilities as an External and Internal Auditor, Financial Manager at SAB C 1,  Acting National Gambling Board Chief Executive Officer for three years and Financial Manager at an NGO ( Equal Opportunities Council).




She was a managing partner at a retail franchise business for five years following two years of running her own cleaning company in close relationship with a property management company.

Mr. LE van Rheede van Oudtshoorn

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Member of the Board of Bloem Water


B. Eng (Civil), B. Eng (Hons) (Water Utilisation), M. Eng (Water Utilisation) from the University of Pretoria and MBA: University of the Free State (UFS).


Mr. L.E. van Rheede van Oudtshoorn is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and a Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA).


On occasion he lectured for post graduate students at both the University of the Free State as well as the University of Pretoria. Currently involved as an external examiner for post graduate students at the Centre of Environmental Management (UFS). Previously he served on the Free State branch committee of WISA as well as the Water Division of SAICE.


His core skills are in relation to all governance, management and technical-engineering aspects relating to water, pertaining to water resources, hydrology, quantity as well as quality. An astute leader in all water related feasibility studies, option analysis, project implementation and management within the confines of the WSA, NWA and other relevant acts with a fundamental understanding of the PFMA, PPPFA and NEMA.


Strategy and Planning skills in particular relates to: Capital Expenditure planning and development for a time horizon (often times a 20 year period) in relation to need determination, project identification, project cost estimation, project budgeting and project execution in terms of programming as well as Project planning and execution from inception to commissioning as it relates to sustainability and life cycle costing.


He was previously employed as an engineer by the erstwhile Department of Water Affairs, Chief Engineer by Bloem Water, director of a construction company and served as a senior engineer as a specialist consulting engineer, a position he is still holding.

Mr. LX Ntoyi

Term: April 2019 - March 2023


Mr. LX Ntoyi has a National Diploma in Civil Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree Technology (B-Tech) in Civil Engineering from Technikon Free State now known as Central University of Technology. He also obtained Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Free State.  He also obtained a Certificate in Municipal Finance Management Programme from the University of Pretoria. He has a National Diploma in Public Finance Management and Administration and a National Certificate in Local Economic Development from Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority.


Mr. LX Ntoyi is a former senior Public Servant with vast experience in Local Government. He is a former Technical Manager of Letsemeng Local Municipality, former Strategic Executive Director Technical Services of Motheo District Municipality, former Executive Director Infrastructural Services in Mangaung Local Municipality, former Head of Engineering Services (City Engineer) in Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.


Mr. LX Ntoyi is a board member of Pelonomi Regional Hospital as well as Universitas Academic Hospital. He has recently registered to be a member of Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. He is currently a Director in LXN Group of Companies and specializes in Engineering Services, Property Development and Construction Management Services.


Mr. LX Ntoyi is strong engineering professional and  has extensive experience in land development, construction, civil engineering projects, basic water and sanitation projects, bulk water supply projects which include reservoirs and water treatment plants, bulk sanitation projects such as pump stations and waste water treatment plants,  roads and storm water projects, building projects and traffic engineering, project management , municipal services management, private property developments, human resources management, business administration and governance at Board level.

Ms. P Matete


Term: January 2020 - March 2023


BA Honours (Geography & Environmental Studies). Thesis pending for M.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies. She has extensive leadership and management experince in various industries such as infrastructure development, manufacturing and mining. She gained onsite experince from some of the Lesotho Highlands Water Projects. She is skilled in building high performance teams. She has over the years gained further operational and governace experince in water and mining industries.


She is a trained NED, has had executive leadership training. She has over the past 22 years acquired vast experience in environmental law and governance and Executive Preparation Programme in mining and water law.


Ms P Matete has served in Bloem Water Board whose term ended in March 2019 and she was reappointed to be a member after the resignation of the other member in January 2020 until March 2023.





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