Tumi Matsheka


Job Title: Chief of People Management and Learning

Company: Transnet


Tumi Matsheka is the Chief of People Management and Learning at Transnet SOC

Tumi, who holds an MBA from Milpark Business School and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) from Rhodes University, has been in the role since November 2021.

Tumi’s experience spans the motor manufacturing, agricultural food processing, tax and customs revenue management, energy, petroleum, fertilisers, diversified chemicals, specialty gases, mining services, logistics and supply chain industries. Prior to joining Transnet as Head: Transnet Academy, he served as the Group Regional Vice President: Southern Africa Operations.


2021 - Present         Group Chief of People Management and Learning,Transnet SOC
2020 - 2021             Head of Transnet Academy, Transnet SOC
2018 - 2020             Regional Vice President: Human Resources - South Africa Operations, Sasol
2014 - 2018              Vice President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs: Sasol
2011 - 2014               General Manager - Global Human Resources, Sasol Solvents
2006 - 2010             General Manager - Human Resources, Sasol Nitro
2005 - 2006             General Manager - Corporate Relations and Communications, SARS
2003 - 2005             General Manager - Human Resources, SARS
1998 - 2003              Manager to Senior Manager: Human Resources
1996 - 1999               Human Resources and Employee Relations Manager, South African Post Office
1995 - 1996               Human Resources Manager, Pillsbury Brands South Africa (Old Harvestime and Table Top)
1992 - 1995               Graduate Trainee and ER Specialist, General Motors


2012 - 2012              Business and Life Coaching, Leadership Development, Milpark Business School
2006 - 2006            Executive Development Programme, Competitive Strategy, GIBS 
1997 - 1999              MBA - Business Strategy,, Milpark Business School
1987 - 1991              Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Rhodes University

About Transnet: Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. It was formed as a limited company on 1 April 1990. A majority of the company's stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises, or DPE, of the South African government.

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