Ms Ntokozo Ngcwabe is the Deputy Director General: Mineral Policy and Promotion at the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. She is an experienced researcher on global competitiveness and the attraction of new investments. Ms Ngcwabe participated in the drafting and publishing the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA). She has represented South Africa at the United Nations Environmental Initiatives and several other related government engagements overseas, including the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. She also served as a board member at the State Diamond Trader between 2009 and 2011.