What did Dudu Myeni do?

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture found that Myeni facilitated corruption and influenced former president Jacob Zuma to favour Bosasa, a facilities company that is accused of corruption involving government contracts.

Myeni obtained her Primary Teachers Certificate from Madadeni College and her a Secondary Teachers Diploma from Umlazi College. In 2009 the SAA annual report listed a bachelor’s degree in administration from the University of Zululand among her qualifications. It was removed the following year after Myeni admitted she was “studying toward it” with two majors outstanding. She is listed as one of the participants in South African mining company Gold Fields’ BEE partner Invictus Consortium.


She founded a consulting firm Skills Dynamics in 1999 which has facilitated a number of social development programmes on behalf of various Government Departments and major corporations in and around Richards Bay.

As of 2015 she was also a board member of the Jacob Zuma Foundation as well as vice-president of the African Water Association, Chairperson of the South African Association of Water Utilities and the Mhlathuze Water Board, Director of Trade and Investment Kwazulu-Natal.

In May 2020 the Pretoria High Court declared Myeni a Delinquent Director and barred her from holding any directorship position at any entity for life after the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and South African Airways Pilots Association (SAAPA) brought Myeni to court over her conduct and actions during her period as chairman of the South African Airways (SAA) board.

Judge Ronel Tolmay concluded “This court cannot but find that she failed abysmally in executing her fiduciary duty. In my view, a lifelong delinquency order is appropriate. Ms Myeni is not a fit and proper person to be appointed as a director of any company, let alone a SOE”.

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