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Public Sector Appointments Choice Sihiya Stakeholder and Communications Manager, Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Choice Sihiya has been appointed Stakeholder and Communications Manager at the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ). She also holds a law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a prolific writer. Sihiya also holds a Public Relations and Communications Diploma from Damelin Business Management School and a Certificate for Management Development Programme (MDP) obtained from the University of Stellenbosch in 2015. Prior to her appointment at the RBIDZ, Sihiya served her articles with VS Ntuli Attorneys as well as the Road Accident Fund in Durban. At the RAF she was also the Senior Marketing and Communications Officer and was later appointed as Manager: Claims Originations. As the Stakeholder and Communications Manager at the RBIDZ, Sihiya will manage community engagement with the view of ensuring, nurturing and developing skills for Richards Bay community members. She will also present the RBIDZ to the national and global community as an ideal home for investors in an effort to boost the local and provincial economy for the benefit of the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dion Pillay Chief Audit Executive, Ithala SOC Limited Dion Pillay has been appointed as the Chief Audit Executive at Ithala SOC Limited, a subsidiary of Ithala Development Finance Corporation. Pillay has more than 20 years’ experience in the auditing profession and has worked at several companies prior to joining Ithala, including Nedbank Limited, Foskor Limited, McCarthy Limited, Telkom SA Limited, BoE Limited, Investec Limited and Desai Jawdat Incorporated where he served his articles of clerkship. He also served as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. Pillay’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa, Certified Internal Auditor certification and Certification in Risk Management Assurance from the Institute of Internal Auditors in USA. He also completed a Global Executive Development Programme with the Gordon Institute of Business Science. During his tenure at Ithala SOC Limited, he will oversee the development and implementation of internal audit and risk management strategies for the organisation, while working closely with other assurance and business divisions.

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