CyclingSA held their AGM at the Town Lodge, part of the City Lodge Group, in Bellville, on 26 February 2022, with the new executive board was elected to lead the Federation until 2024.
We are proud to announce the new Executive Board, which represents a wealth of experience and expertise to continue building the sport of cycling in South Africa.
President of CyclingSA
Chair of Provincial Council
2nd Vice President
Chair of Diversity and Inclusivity
CISKA DU-PLESSIS AUSTIN
Acting 3rd Vice President
Chair of Finance Committee and Strategic Advisor
4th Vice President
Chair of Sport and Technical
NGWENYA STEPS UP FROM DEPUTY PRESIDENT TO HEAD CYCLING SOUTH AFRICA
With over 25 years of experience in senior and executive management roles, Mr Qondisa Ngwenya has extensive experience in leading and developing organisational strategy, implementing corporate growth and managing large sponsorships in Sport.
Mr Ngwenya is a highly networked and versatile professional with strategic planning skills gained through various projects and organisational leadership roles.
The key focus for his term will be to engage with the key stakeholders to grow cycling membership, revenue and ensure that cycling is recognised as a priority sport that plays a more significant role in mobility within South Africa.
“It’s a singular honour and privilege for me to be afforded the opportunity to lead Cycling South Africa. Much work has been done to develop the #GrowCycling Strategy, and we have a much clearer view of where we want to be and what our priorities are.
“Our vision is to transform the way we develop and deliver the performance of tomorrow’s talent and to become a financially sustainable sports organisation through our harnessing partnerships and sound governance. Importantly, we want to be a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
“I would like to thank our outgoing President Ciska Du Plessis-Austin for the sterling work she has done to bring CyclingSA this far, and for continuing to avail her services to the organisation going forward,” said Mr Qondisa Nqwenya, President of Cycling South Africa.
DU PLESSIS-AUSTIN STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT BUT WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD
Ms Du Plessis-Austin gave notice to the General Assembly in November 2021 that she would be stepping down as the President to pursue new ventures that would take her out of the country and cause a conflict of interest. The General Assembly of CyclingSA accepted Du Plessis-Austin’s resignation but requested that she remain on the board as a non-voting member to continue benefiting from her wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Ms Du Plessis-Austin will now take on the Strategic Advisor portfolio to provide continuity and execute commercial opportunities identified to strengthen the Federation.
In addition, Du Plessis-Austin will also be the Acting Treasurer for up to six months following the resignation of the Treasurer, Mr Andre du Toit. Special recognition needs to be afforded to Mr du Toit and Ms Du-Plessis Austin for the work done together with the Financial Department in drastically reducing the debt of CyclingSA over the past two years, with the forecast of being debt-free at the end of March 2022.
GREEN CONTINUES AS DEPUTY PRESIDENT WITH A NEW PORTFOLIO OVERSEEING THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
Following two years of valuable contribution within the Diversity and Inclusivity portfolio, Mr Kevin Green will now Chair the Provincial Council tasked with replicating the national-level strategy at a provincial level and focusing on diversifying all structures.
In addition, the development of talent identified on a provincial level will also form a more significant part of the Provincial Council’s responsibility. CyclingSA will work closely with the provincial affiliates to set up provincial higher development and training centres by working closely with the Provincial Sports Councils and identifying High-Performance Centres.
WELCOME TO ZUKI MXOLI AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
CyclingSA welcomes Mr Zuki Mxoli to the Executive Board as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusivity. This pillar will continue to focus on Transformation, Grassroots Enabling, Capacity Building and support staff training educational programs throughout the country.
Mr Zuki Mxoli has vast experience in Youth Development programs in South Africa and on the African Continent. He served CyclingSA as the Chairman and YTD Commissioner of Central Gauteng Cycling.
Mr Mxoli aims to bring about a fully integrated grassroots enabling and development program to all members of CyclingSA.
STEDMAN STEPS UP AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SPORT AND TECHNICAL
Mr Stedman is not new to structures of CyclingSA, having previously served as chairperson of Kwa-Zulu Natal from 2013 to 2019, the Road Commission Chair for 2020 and 2021, and the Mountain Biking Commission Chair from 2020 to date.
Mr Stedman will head up Sport and Technical, working closely with several commissions, including Road, Mountain Biking, Track, BMX and Para-Cycling and their supportive commissions. Mr Stedman’s role will be to oversee operations inclusive of high-performance planning as the Federation builds toward the Paris Olympic Games in 2024 and beyond. In addition, this portfolio will incorporate overseeing an overhaul of the technical department and its management.