The Council appoints Dr Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni as Chief Executive Officer of the NHC. Dr Lukhwareni’s passion and interest in the preservation and conservation of the cultural heritage resources are evident. While he was employed at ESKOM, Dr Lukhwareni emphasized the need to include heritage impact assessment while conducting the mandatory environmental impact assessments especially when embarking on new development initiatives.
His vast experience in policy development, governance and statutory compliance acquired while working at the City of Tshwane as the Deputy City Manager and his previous job as the City Manager of the Johannesburg Metropolitan, perfectly complements the work of the NHC in which it is tasked to play policy advisory role to the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture.
Besides his upward mobility from the time he was employed at ESKOM as an assistant engineer, up to the time in which he served as the Chief Operations Engineer, Dr Lukhwareni is also a scholar of note having obtained his Bachelor of Science at the University of Natal (formerly University of Durban Westville) and continued his studies at the UNISA Business School of Leadership where he obtained his Doctoral Degree in Business Leadership.