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Ms. Mameetse Masemola

Acting Head of ISA

Deputy Director-General: Infrastructure Investment Planning & Oversight

Ms. Masemola holds a MBA degree from University of Reading’ Henley Business School. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of the Western Cape, part of which she completed at the University of Missouri in the United States of America. She has completed several short Executive Programmes, including Leadership in Development from Harvard University and Evidence-based Policy Making, University of Cape Town.

Ms. Masemola is currently the Deputy Director-General: Infrastructure Investment Planning & Oversight at Infrastructure South Africa. This portfolio includes policy and legislation development, the development of national infrastructure strategy to close the infrastructure investment gap and to direct the national portfolio of infrastructure projects and programmes, as well as institutional coordination with spheres of government and public entities.

She has extensive experience in public policy and legislation development and economic regulation as well as deep knowledge of government planning frameworks and management of strategic partnerships. Before joining Infrastructure South Africa, Ms. Masemola was responsible for ICT sector development at the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT). Prior to joining the DCDT, she served in various capacities at the Department of Trade and Industry & Competition, including being the Government Convener for the Trade and Industry Chamber at NEDLAC, policy analyst, and economic research.

In her current role as DDG: Infrastructure Investment Planning and Oversight programme, she leads a team that is responsible for developing the National Infrastructure Plan 2050 and its implementation and driving overall vision and alignment of infrastructure investment across spheres of government, public entities, SOEs and the private sector.

Mr Batho Mokhothu

Deputy Director General: Infrastructure Delivery

Batho Mokhothu has extensive infrastructure development and construction industry experience, having occupied various professional, senior management and executive management positions in the sector. He has a successful academic track record, holding an MSc in Civil Engineering, BSc in Civil Engineering and BCom Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio management, all attained from the University of Cape Town.

Some of his key achievements include; being a Technical Executive in Engineering and Construction Management since the age of thirty-one (31), deans’ merit list for academic excellence, current individual member of the South African National Committee on Large Dams, published numerous papers in international journals on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, leading the Infrastructure Workstream that delivered the exceptional 2019 Presidential Inauguration held on the 25th of May 2019 in the capacity of lead Project Manager and participating in the World Economic Forum (2018) Annual Meeting held between the 23rd to the 26th of January 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

He is a dynamic leader, an experienced Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng) (Registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa) and an exceptionally well-rounded skills set for infrastructure project pipeline development & execution.

His diverse experience cuts across designing complex engineering structures, improving operational efficiencies, governance, risk management and leading a complex national portfolio of infrastructure projects as a Deputy Director General. He also has experience in providing strategy, construction management, project management, engineering management, internal controls, compliance with regulations, policies and standards, reporting, and management of information.

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Dr Hubert Joynt

Programme Manager: Centre of Excellence at Infrastructure South Africa (ISA)

Dr Hubert Joynt is the Programme Manager of the newly established Centre of Excellence at Infrastructure South Africa (ISA). He is an EXCO member of ISA. Prior to this, he joined the Presindetial Infrastructure Coordination Council (PICC) Technical Task Team. He also served in many senior and executive management positions in the consulting engineering and local government sectors. Hubert holds two Doctorate degrees, a PhD in Public Management and Governance (UJ in 2023) and a Doctor of Commerce degree (UNISA in 2005). Academic achievements include Best Student and Senate Medal awards. He obtained degrees in development planning, transportation planning and transport economics.

He is a qualified transport economist and is registered as a Professional Planner. In addition, he is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport South Africa. He is also a Certified Economic Developer from the Economic Development Council of South Africa. His current work activities relate to infrastructure economics and infrastructure research.

He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management. He is actively involved in the academic world and has assumed numerous roles as co-promoter, examiner, or external examiner at UNISA, University of Pretoria, University of Free State, Technikon SA and Nelson Mandela University from graduate to doctoral level.

His personal motto is “never stop learning”.

Mr Alvino Wildschutt-Prins

Programme Manager: Infrastructure Pipeline Development & Management

Mr Alvino Wildschutt-Prins is appointed as the Programme Manager for Infrastructure Pipeline Development & Management within Infrastructure South Africa (ISA). Alvino has over 15 years experience in Policy and Research Analysis, Project and Pipeline Management in the infrastructure space. In recent years, Alvino developed a repository of knowledge around all matters related to infrastructure corridor development in Africa whilst working at the Development Bank of Southern Africa as an Infrastructure Investment Specialist.

Furthermore, Alvino was responsible for building effective stakeholder relations with key players in the local and international market, strategic planning and worked closely with project preparation and investment officers of the DBSA and other relevant institutions. Alvino managed the packaging of the Central Corridor shortlisted phase 1 projects in partnership with the Business Working Group of the World Economic Forum and the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) in East Africa in preparation for the first High Level Industry and Investor’s Forum.

He also held the position of Relationship Manager for the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) Africa Hub Programme of the World Economic Forum for two years. Alvino holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) as well as a Master’s in Commerce in Development Finance from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) where he received a Cum Laude for his dissertation focusing on Blended Finance for Infrastructure projects in Africa.