Ramphele Mamphela Aletta

Ramphele Mamphela Aletta was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Ramphele Mamphela Aletta contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Dr Mamphela Aletta Ramphele, Ph.D., BComm serves as an Adviser to the Veolia Institute. Dr Ramphele served as Managing Director of Human Development Network at The World Bank Group from May 2000 to July 2004. Dr Ramphele started her career in the seventies as a student activist in the Black Consciousness Movement. She has worked as a Medical Doctor, Civil Rights Leader, Community Development Worker, Academic Researcher and a University Administrator. She served as the Chairperson of Circle Capital Ventures (Pty) Ltd. Dr Ramphele served as the Chairperson of Gold Fields Ltd. from November 2, 2010, to February 2013 and its Non-Executive Director from July 1, 2010, to February 2013. She serves as the Chairman of South African Technology and Innovation Agency. She serves as Executive Chair at Letsema Circle. She serves as Chair of Convenors at Dinokeng Scenarios. She serves as the Chairperson of Medi-Clinic Corporation Limited and Technology Innovation Agency. She was the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Independent Development Trust (IDT) in South Africa and the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the World Bank's Economic Development Institute. Dr Ramphele serves as a Member of Advisory Board of ix: Africa. She serves as a Trustee at The Rockefeller Foundation. She serves as a Director of Anglo American Plc. She served as a Non-Executive Director of Business Partners Limited until December 4, 2009. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Remgro Ltd. from November 4, 2009, to January 31, 2013. She served as a Non-Executive Director of Mediclinic International Limited from March 17, 2005, to July 26, 2012. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Anglo American plc from April 25, 2006, to July 25, 2012. She served as Independent Non-Executive Director of MTN Group Limited from June 13, 2006, to March 2008. She served as a Director of Standard Bank Group Limited and Standard Bank of South Africa Limited from March 17, 2005, to May 2007. She joined the University of Cape Town as a Research Fellow in 1986 and was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor five years later. In September 1996 she took up her post as Vice Chancellor, becoming the first black woman to hold this position at a South African university. She has received numerous prestigious national and international awards including 20 honorary doctorates acknowledging her scholarship, her service to the community and her leading role in raising development issues and spearheading projects for disadvantaged persons throughout South Africa. Dr Ramphele qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Natal in 1972. She holds a PhD degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town, a B.Com. in Administration from the University of South Africa and diplomas in Tropical Health and Hygiene and Public Health from the University of Witwatersrand.