Mandla holds an MSc Regulation, Utilities, from London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. She is an entrepreneur and seasoned executive who established and ran a pan-African ICT advisory firm, Pygma Consulting for 11 years prior to joining Nozala Investments in 2019. Prior to that Mandla served in senior management roles at Cell C (Pty) Limited and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and its predecessor the SA Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Mandla is responsible for the strategy and management of Nozala Women Investments. She is also a member of the Boards of a number of Nozala group investee companies such as Kyocera Document Solutions, Woodlands Dairy, Afripack, Kelvion and LSL Tekpro.