Nonkqubela Maliza is the director of Corporate and Government Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa. She has held the position since 2006 and also chairs the VW Community Trust and VWSA BEE Initiatives Trust. Prior to this, Nonkqubela was a senior executive at Metallon Corporation, a pan-African mining and financial services company with operations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She also served as a chief director at the Department of Trade and Industry and has strong experience in the financial services sector. Nonkqubela holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town, a BA Honours in Economics from Rhodes University, and a BA in Psychology and Economics from Rhodes University.