Nompumelelo Dweba-Kwetana has been appointed as the new manager of the Port of Durban from the October 1, Transnet National Port Authority(TNPA) has announced.
Dweba-Kwetana who has over 20 years of maritime, port and logistics operations experience and also a qualified maritime economist is currently the manager of the Port of Cape Town.
She served as Port Manager: Port of Ngqura for eight years prior to managing the Port of Cape Town.
Before joining Transnet, she held various leadership positions at the National Department of Transport’s maritime industry development and promotion sector.
TNPA said the appointment formed part of the port authority’s new operating model.
“Her appointment will assist in fast-tracking the Port of Durban Master Plan, a flagship infrastructure project that forms part of the new operating model and the broader Transnet reform programme,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.
The authority said the multi-year project will expand the port’s container capacity, with the aim of repositioning Durban as the strategic hub port for the African continent.
“The appointments followed extensive interview processes and consultations and are in line with an approved Executive Structure aimed at capacitating and delivering TNPA’s new operating model,” said the authority.
Other appointments also announced this week include:
“The appointees will bring a diverse set of skills, and a wealth of experience and knowledge, to help drive TNPA’s new operating model aimed at addressing business sustainability and growth,” the statement said.