who is ngovu wanawake

“Ngovu Wanawake (Swahili) Meaning Dynamic Women”

Ngovu Wanawake was founded in 2014, after a group of women realized that working together they could achieve more. We are a consortium of professional women in property development and petroleum consulting.

We are all from diverse backgrounds and have been working in our respective industries for many years in the spirit of transformation, this unique group of women saw the opportunity to collaborate and work towards a common goal our team of ladies are specialists in their field and bring a wealth of knowledge to any project.

our values

At Ngovu Wanawake everything we do is inspired by our mission, values and vision.

We use these as our guiding principles to define how we do business:

Innovative approach to petroleum industry and property development

Creatively changing the petroleum development landscape

Collaboration between professionals and industries

Empowering women entrepreneurship

Encouraging employment equity

Incorporating sustainable & responsible developments

Hands on approach to all aspects of our developments

360 Turnkey solutions for any development

sustainability principles

Ngovu’s Sustainability Ethos

The main objectives of the sustainability principles we employ are in order to minimize time, improve quality whilst minimising the impacts on human health and the natural environment.

The principles employed aim to:

  • Quicker turnaround time to site development and streaming
  • Reducing development costs

• Integrated processes for streamlining

  • Avoid resource depletion of energy, water and raw materials
  • Prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle
  • Creating liveable, comfortable, safe and productive built environments

our team

Walda Nxanga
(Founder And Chief Executive Officer)

Petroleum Specialist

Walda Nxanga is the founder and CEO of Ngovu Wanawake. A petroleum retail and development specialist. She has 24 years’ experience in the industry. She has done project management with university of Pretoria and university of free state respectively. She has done a commercial property program with wits plus 2010. She has worked for one of the biggest petroleum companies in south Africa and has managed more than 500 petroleum retail outlets nationally. She has experience as a petroleum retail property developer as well as retail operations management. She completed the leadership in oil and energy program through wits business school in 2010. She also completed the SAPIA – women in leadership program in 2013 through duke. She currently leads the Ngovu team of professional consultants in order to achieve these outstanding results.

Carmen Walbrugh

Legal Advisor

Carmen holds an LLB Degree from The University of Johannesburg (2005), Admitted Attorney 2006. She has worked for various Private Legal Firms for the past 15 years in areas of Litigation, Drafting of Agreements, Property Development Administration. Carmen is responsible for all Contracts and Legal Administration for Ngovu.

Zamandaba Sibiya

Environmental Specialist

Zamandaba holds a BSC Geography and Hydrology from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (2010), She further completed her BSC Honours in Environmental Management with UNISA. She has worked on various Municipal Environmental Projects in KZN.

Gugu Hlophe

Project Manager

Gugu has worked in both in Public and Private sectors on various projects. Gugu holds a National Diploma in Building with Wits Technicon 1996, and further completed BTech in Construction Management from Wits Technicon (2000). She also completed a Diploma in Project Management Damelin 1997. Gugu is a CPM Candidate Member with the SACPCMP.

Andile Shange

Town Planner

Andile has broad town planning experience in both the private and public sectors in South Africa; experienced in development planning and spatial planning. He has worked on a variety of different projects including housing, commercial and utilities developments. He is a registered with the south African council of town and regional planners (SACPLAN) -membership number: c/7831/2014. Andile holds a national diploma in town & regional planning (December 2012) – Durban university of technology. Bachelor of technology in town &regional planning (December 2014 ) he has completed the following programs: university of south Africa – basic, intermediate and advanced project management (December 2013) and University of Edinburgh – completed training on research methods in social sciences (August 2015).

Seipathi Williams

Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager

Seipathi is a construction and project management specialist, with both quantity surveying and BTech project and construction management qualifications. She has more than eighteen years working experience As Technical Manager, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor. She currently works at PHUMAF as a managing member.

Dr. Yugandri Maharaj
(Yugandri Maharaj and Ass)

Conveyancing Attorney

Dr. Yugandri Maharaj holds a BA LAW, LLB (UKZN) specialising in CONVEYANCING, DEBT COUNSELLING, BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTITIONER, INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERSHE is an internationally certified life coach, business consultant, property coach, philanthropist and qualified real-estate attorney.

Bethilda Potgieter


Bethilde Potgieter, Principal Architect and founder, completed her undergraduate studies (B.Arch. Stud 1993) and postgraduate (b.Arch.1994) At the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. She is an active member of the council for the Architectural Profession (6835), Mpumalanga Institute of Architects and the South African institute of architects (7452). As the principal architect with 19 years of involvement in the architectural profession, she is committed to unique, expert design and is personally involved at all stages of the architectural process. That is from initial client briefing and concept design, through production of the built form to completion.

Siphokazi Sithole
(Sole Heights Pty Ltd)

Legal Advisor

Siphokazi has worked for a petrochemical multinational for a few years now senior legal counsel at multichoice, reporting to the gm: legal services with responsibilities including drafting, vetting and negotiating contracts that the company enters into with third parties. She has a LLB (University of Johannesburg, 2007);black lawyers association – (commercial law project, 2007); LLM (University of Cape Town, 2012); NMP (Wits Business School, 2014); Law Society of South Africa; Institute of Directors; Business Women Association.

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