Gugu is a Bachelor of Arts in Law graduate and has a master's of Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the founder and chairperson of Iman Africa, chairperson of the Forest Sector BEE Charter Steering Committee, chief executive of Umgeni Water and is an adviser on the Advisory Council of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. A Young Global Leader of the World for chief executives under 40, her other awards include: Business Woman of the Year Impumelelo ABSA South Africa 2005; Top 30 leaders in South Africa Mail & Guardian Award for 2004 and 2005; and the prestigious McNamara World Bank Award. Gugu has also been appointed by President Mbeki as a national nominee of the Finance Fiscal Commission (FFC) and she represented the minister of provincial and local government at the Global Summit on Service Delivery, Sweden 2000. Isaac Shongwe Isaac grew up on the tough streets of Alexandra, sold apples to make a rand and once dreamed of being a bus driver. He now heads one of the top logistics businesses in South Africa and serves on the board of R43-billion Barloworld.Isaac's "rags to riches� journey included a BA honours from Wesleyan University in the United States and an M.Phil in management studies at Oxford University (through a Rhodes Scholarship). He also has a diploma in marketing from Wits University. Isaac founded and chairs Letsema Holdings, a successful investment and management consultancy group, and is the current chief executive of Barloworld Logistics Africa (where he started in 2005 as executive director for business development and transformation). Last year he became the first black executive director of Barloworld Limited. His personal philosophy is to make each opportunity count and to live life by "giving rather than taking�.
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