Nyukani Education Centre is directed by a board of directors consisting of two directors with diverse experience and expertise in education and school management. Resumes of Nyukani Education Centre’s directors appear hereunder:
Dr Tirhani Ezekiel Mabunda

(BA, Hons Bus Admin, Dipl Public Admin, HED, AARE, BAS, CAI, CPRE, PHD)

Tirhani has had an illustrative career as an administrator, educator and entrepreneur. Tirhani started his career as a clerk in the civil service in 1981; branched into teaching in 1988 and became Registrar of the Giyani College of Education between July 1990 and December 1993. Tirhani started his business career on a part-time basis when he ventured into the taxi business in 1988. Tirhani launched his formal business career within the retail sector in 1993, owning two Nandos franchises by 1995. During 1996 and the early part of 1997, Tirhani did part-time consulting for Statomet; a research division of the University of Pretoria. This development launched Tirhani’s consulting career. He moved to Johannesburg and joined Africa Now Consulting as Managing Director in 1997. Shortly thereafter, Tirhani co-founder Plus 94 Research in 1998 and served as Executive Director until 2000. 

Tirhani founded Tirhani Group Holdings in 2000 (, a holdings and investment company with interests in diverse industries; including auctioneering, aviation, construction, education, funeral insurance, funeral services, logistics, properties, research, resources, technologies, training and skills development. Tirhani is a business leader who holds numerous past and present positions including Chairperson of the Giyani Town Taxi Operators (1989 – 1993), Chairperson of the Giyani Business Forum (1994 – 1996), Director of Limpopo Development Corporation (1995 – 1999), Chairperson of RealNet Holdings (2009 – 2010), Chairperson of the South African Professional Auctioneers Association (2014 – Date), Director of Limpopo Tourism Agency (2015 – Date). 

Tirhani holds numerous educational qualifications, including a Diploma in Public Admin from the University of the North (1984), BA from the University of the North (1987), Higher Ed. Diploma from Unisa (1989), Honours in Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch (1993), Diploma in Auctioneering from the SA College of Auctioneering (2003), Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate from the National Auctioneers Association, US (2008), Benefit Auction Specialist from the National Auctioneers Association, US (2008), Chartered Institute Auctioneer (CAI) a three year program equivalent to a Masters in Auctioneering offered by the University of Indiana in association with the National Auctioneers Association, US (2010). He completed a PhD (MOTI): Management of Technology and Innovation with Da Vinci Institute.


Nyukani Education Centre is governed by a board of governors consisting of ten representatives drawn from the school’s diverse stakeholder base, including shareholders, parents, educators, students and independent community representatives. The constitution of Nyukani Education Centre’s board of governors is as follows: Click here to view

  • 2 x Shareholder representatives
  • 2 x Independent community representatives
  • 2 x Parents representatives
  • 1 x School principal
  • 1 x Educators representatives
  • 2 x Students representatives