Transnet SOC: Nonkululeko Sishi

Nonkululeko joined Transnet in 2012

Transnet CHRO Nonkululeko SIshi has been involved in crafting and leading the company’s human capital strategy, which has to support both the growth strategy and the social responsibility that the company shoulders as a parastatal. Affectionately known as ‘Machunu’, she believes young will play an important role in the growing economy and promoting regional connection. At Transnet, she will oversee a drive to acquire high-level skills to ensure that the company’s R300 billion capital investment programme becomes a success. She has strong views about the need for community upliftment and has thus been involved in backed social development initiatives that encourage engagement and empowerment of the vulnerable and those in greatest need.



May 2016 – Present:   CHRO, Transnet SOC

Jan 2012 – Aril 2016:   Group Executive, HR, Transnet SOC

Aug 2009 – Dec 2011: Head, HR, Public Investment Corporation



2017:                            Advanced Management Program, Harvard University

2002:                            Specialist Certificate in Human Resources Management,

                                      Institute of Personnel Management

1993:                            Certificate in Labour Law, University of Kwazulu Natal


About Transnet

Transnet is South Africa's state-owned freight transport and logistics company. Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network. It aims at developing South African industry, reducing the cost of doing business, while at the same time operating efficiently and profitably. It is the custodian of the country's rail, ports and pipeline networks and, with more than 55 000 employees, it has assets in excess of R340 billion.