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The role of the social and ethics committee is to monitor the activities of the CDC, as a corporate citizen including its subsidiaries, taking into consideration the relevant legislation and any other legal requirements or prevailing codes of best practice.

  

JAN DE BRUYN: CHAIRPERSON

Appointed: 2016 (SEC Chairperson)

Jan de Bruyn was Chair of the Manufacturing Development Board of the dti since inception in 1993 until it closed down in 2017.

De Bruyn has served on, and in many cases chaired, the boards of leading South African corporates, including Algorax, Gencor, Hulett Aluminium and Saldanha Steel, as well as the Small Business Development Corporation (now Business Partners), the Council of the Technikon Witwatersrand (now part of the University of Johannesburg and the executive of the Afrikaans Handelsinstituut (AHI). He is also a trustee of the Asbesrus Relief Trust.

 

DR PAUL JOURDAN

Appointed: 2016

Dr Paul Jourdan is an independent consultant on resource-based and spatial development strategies, working across several African states as well as for SADC, the AU and UNECA. As Deputy Director-General in charge of Special Projects at the dti, Jourdan was responsible for the establishment of the IDZ programme, with the Coega IDZ and CDC as pioneer projects. Later, as CEO of Mintek, he contributed to minerals beneficiation growth strategies, including the planning of the metallurgical cluster at Coega.

He is also Chair of the Gauteng IDZ Company, on the Board of the GGDA (Gauteng Growth and Development Agency), the CEO of MEMSA (Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa) and a visiting Professor at Wits (SEBS; Development Economics).

Dr Jourdan holds a BSc in Geology and a BA in African Government from UCT; a Postgraduate Diploma in Exploration Geophysics from ITC (in the Netherlands) in Delft; an MSc in Mineral Economics, and MSc in Mineral Policy from Wits University; and a PhD in Politics from Leeds University.

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