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Governance

The Stefanutti Stocks group board and management are committed to, and are responsible for applying the principles of good corporate governance. We subscribe to these principles to ensure that our group is managed within acceptable risk parameters, which creates sustainable growth and value for the benefit of all stakeholder groups

At Stefanutti Stocks we endorse and supports the four governance outcomes set out by the King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (King IV) which are as follows: ethical culture, good performance, effective control and legitimacy.

The comprehensive board charter, which is reviewed annually, details our board’s responsibilities and terms of reference. It has been developed to enable our directors to maintain effective control over strategic, financial and compliance matters of the group. The Stefanutti Stocks board is accountable to shareholders and it directs our group to achieve profitability by exercising good judgement, strong leadership and acting with integrity at all times.

The Audit, Governance and Risk Committee (ARCO) monitors corporate governance within Stefanutti Stocks while the Social and Ethics Committee (S&E) oversees the monitoring of and reporting on sustainability and ethical behaviour within the group. Our board appreciates that strategy, risk, performance and sustainability are inseparable.

Corporate Structure

Our hands-on management style and a flat management structure contributes to Stefanutti Stocks’ agility and ability to respond to opportunities and challenges. Members of our management teams engage with construction teams and are often seen on site, and this visible felt leadership (VFL) is a key part of our corporate culture. The group’s philosophy is based on the Founders Mentality, and we approach our business with the mindset of owners, rather than employees. More about our organisation’s philosophy can be found here.

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The Board of Directors


  • Zanele Matlala


  • Russell Crawford


  • Yolanda du Plessis


  • Howard Craig


  • Bharti Harie


  • John Poluta


  • Busisiwe (Busi) Silwanyana

  • Zanele Matlala

    Position: Independent Non-executive Chairman

    Qualifications: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), Advanced Management Programme (Insead)

    Appointed: February 2012

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: Board Chairman, NOMCO Chairman, REMCO member.

    EXTERNAL BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS: Executive director Merafe Resources Limited (CEO), RAC Limited, Dipula Income Fund, Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited

    Zanele was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Merafe Resources Limited on 1 June 2012, after having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1 October 2010. Her extensive financial services experience includes holding the position of CFO and Group Financial Director of Kagiso Trust Investments; Executive Manager: Private Sector Investments of the Development Bank of Southern Africa; as well as various positions at the Industrial Development Corporation, including heading the Wholesale Venture Capital Funds.

  • Russell Crawford

    Position: Chief Executive Officer

    Qualifications: National Higher Diploma Civil Engineering

    Appointed: 11 August 2019

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: Social & Ethics Committee member and attends meetings of all other board committees by invitation

    Russell has over forty years of experience in the civil engineering construction industry, including working on several large projects that cover the full spectrum of construction activities. He joined Stefanutti Stocks in 1990 as a site agent. In May 2016 he was invited to join the EXCO, when he was appointed Managing Director of the Roads, Pipelines and Mining Services Business Unit (renamed in January 2018 to Construction & Mining). In August 2019 Russell was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer.

  • Yolanda du Plessis

    Position: Acting Chief Financial Officer

    Qualifications: BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), Post Graduate Diploma: International Tax

    Appointed: 1 June 2021

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: Attends ARCO meetings and Social & Ethics Committee by invitation.

    Yolanda qualified as a chartered accountant in 2006 and has more than 20 years’ experience in statutory reporting, audit, corporate governance and sustainability matters as well as tax. She joined Stocks Building Africa Proprietary Limited in 2007 and, in 2008, after the acquisition by Stefanutti Stocks was appointed as our Group Financial Manager. Yolanda held this position until her appointment as our Acting Chief Financial Officer in June 2021.

  • Howard Craig

    Position: Independent Non-executive Director

    Qualifications: BSc (Civil Engineering), GDE

    Appointed: 17 April 2015

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: REMCO Chairman, NOMCO member, Social & Ethics Committee member

    Howard was the Technical Director and Managing Director at Fraser Alexander Tailing from 1990 to 2000. Prior to this he held various senior positions at Sasol (from 2000 to 2009) and was the Chief Executive of Rand Refinery from 2009 to 2014. He serves on the boards of a number of private companies and promotes various infrastructural and industrial projects across Africa.

  • Bharti Harie

    Position: Independent Non-executive Director

    Qualifications: BA, LLM

    Appointed: 13 April 2018

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: ARCO chairperson, NOMCO member and REMCO member

    Bharti has 14 years of experience at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa where she was the Head of the Corporate Funding and International Finance departments. Her previous directorships include Bell Equipment Limited, Mineworkers Investment Company, Ethekwini Heart Hospital and Charities Aid Foundation.

  • John Poluta

    Position: Independent Non-executive Director

    Qualifications: BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)

    Appointed: July 2017

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: ARCO member

    John is a qualified chartered accountant and started his career at Deloitte in Johannesburg in 1995. He is an executive director and co-founded Mowana Investments in 2005.

  • Busisiwe (Busi) Silwanyana

    Position: Independent Non-executive Director

    Qualifications: BCom (Hons), CA(SA), MBA

    Appointed: 13 April 2018

    Stefanutti Stocks Board Committee Memberships: Social & Ethics Committee Chairman, ARCO member

    Busi is Executive Director of Acendore LSB (Pty) Ltd. She has 15 years of banking experience working in Corporate and Investment Banking and Business Banking divisions. After working at ABSA Corporate & Investment Banking she joined Standard Bank Group’s Corporate & Investment Banking, where she spent about 10 years working as an Executive with responsibilities in Structured Finance, working across the Johannesburg and United Kingdom offices. Over four years Busi held several senior positions at Standard Bank Group’s Business Banking, including as an Executive heading the Leading business, the Mid-corporate, Medium-enterprises and Franchising segments. She then joined Royal Philips NV Africa in Johannesburg, where she spent three years heading Philips Capital business covering Africa. Busi has previously served as a member of the SAICA Education Committee and as Director on the board of SAICA’s Thuthuka Education Upliftment Bursary Fund.

Policy Statements

Please view Stefanutti Stocks policy statements below. Further information on our policies can be requested via email [email protected]

AIDS & HIV
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Ethics
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Smoking in the Workplace
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Covid19
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Occupational Health and Safety
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Substance Abuse
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Employment Equity
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POPI
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Environmental
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Quality
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Industry Memberships and Accreditations

Stefanutti Stocks’ professional registrations include

  • SAFCEC (South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors)
  • NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council)
  • MBA (Master Builders Association)
  • GBCSA (Green Building Council of South Africa)
  • PMR Africa
  • MBAWC (Master Builders & Allied Trades Association: Western Cape)

ISO 14001:2015
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ISO 45001:2018
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