The first formal meeting of the Mapungubwe Institute Council of Advisors took place at the MISTRA offices in Woodmead on 3rd August 2010.
The meeting was attended by Jenny Cargill, Jakes Gerwel, Reuel Khoza, Barbara Masekela, Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo (as Chairperson of the Interim Board) and Joel Netshitenzhe (as Executive Director). Members of management – Barry Gilder, Leonard Martin and Ilva Mackay – were also in attendance. Apologies were received from Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi and Eric Mtshali.
The meeting elected Jenny Cargill as Chairperson of the Council and Jakes Gerwel as vice-Chairperson.
The meeting considered and made recommendations on the terms of reference of the Council and the Articles of Association of the Institute.
The meeting received a progress report from the Executive Director and members of the Council provided a range of insightful ideas both on the research agenda of the Institute as well as corporate matters.