Wrenelle Stander has been appointed the new director general of the National Department of Transport. She is the first black woman to hold the position.

Wrenelle Stander has been appointed the new director general of the National Department of Transport. She is the first black woman to hold the position.

“I am convinced that under Ms Stander’s leadership the department will be able to deliver on its key programmes. I thus call upon all of us in the sector, and the people of South Africa, to support Ms Stander in this important task of building a transport team to provide an efficient, safe and sustainable transport system,” said acting transport minister Jeff Radebe.

Before joining the Department of Transport, Stander was the general manager: business bevelopment at the Air Traffic Navigation Services Company (ATNS). Prior to joining the ATNS in June 2001, she was the deputy chief executive officer and commissioner for Civil Aviation.

From February 1997 to March 2000, Stander was employed as general manager: Aviation and Maritime Regulation in the Department of Transport. She was the general manager at the Minerals and Policy Centre from July 1995 to January 1997.