Mashudu Ndou joined Sasol Secunda in 2008 starting out as BBEE Manager. In 2011 she was appointed as Performance Enablement Manager where she implemented initiatives on skills development, supplier development, enterprise development and preferential procurement. She played an instrumental role in the upliftment of specifically women and previously disadvantaged groups. She further established a women’s network in Synfuels, currently known as the Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) Women in Operations network.
Mashudu conceptualised a transformation strategy in support of the SSO and Sasol Group Transformation agenda and in 2014 she was appointed as Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility - currently known as Sasol Social Impact (SI) and Community Affairs (Ikusasa) - where she proved to be a results-driven professional with an acumen for business development.
For many years she has been involved and being part of different task teams in developing and shaping the economic development specifically local economic development and skills development for youth.
She is currently the Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs oversee regional ( Operations and Mining) Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Social Impact, Mining Charter Compliance and SLP, Community Recreation and Development (including Community facilities) and Regional Threat and Compliance.
In 2019 she was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education as the Council member of the Gert Sibande TVET College where she is responsible for student services. In 2020 she was also appointed as the Trustee of Osizweni Education Science Centre where she play an advisory role for community development and education support.
She is currently the mentor and coach to many young women in career development and business development. All this leadership traits she learn from her late mother Germinah Rashamuse who was the leader in the community a mentor to many women in her village. Growing up she saw her mother having different group meeting with young and very old women where she was coaching them on how to manage their household, be an entrepreneur and self-developing yourself. That has given me courage to do the same from her young age.