Babalo  Kulata

Babalo Kulata

Enterprise Risk Manager in Transnet National Port Authority
Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Current:

    Transnet National Port Authority

  • Past:

    Gauteng Provincial Treasury

  • Education:

    B-Tech Internal Auditing

Job Experience

Enterprise Risk Manager

Transnet National Port Authority

July 2014 to Actually working here

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework, Strategy & Policy:
? Develop, implement and maintain Transnet ERM framework strategy
? Implement Transnet ERM policies, procedures and standards
? Develop and implement TNPA annual ERM business plan
? Develop and implement strategic risk management plan
? Monitor and assist in developing KRI
Risk Profile:
? Facilitate risk identification workshops
? Assess effectiveness of controls & Monitor risk mitigation plans
? Produce risk management report on status of mitigation plans
? Manage the coordination or risk management with all other assurance providers
? Manage the delivery of ERM services by business units against a defined set of performance standards (time & quality)
? Conduct audit on the risk control measures
? Capture risk registers on risk software (CURA)
? Coordinate activities of Risk Management Committee
? Report on all ERM findings and progress and recommendations to all relevant stakeholders
Project Risk Management:
? Develop and maintain Project Risk and Opportunity Management
? Work with project managers to ensure that all project have risk assessment
? Conduct project risk assessment using appropriate tools and techniques
? Ensure establishment and management of appropriate project risk profile
? Ensure implementation of PROM Framework

Auditor Enterprise Risk Management

Gauteng Provincial Treasury

September 2013 to June 2014

Enterprise wide Risk Management framework
? Develop and implement risk management framework, strategy and policies
? Assist departments and municipalities in developing their risk management framework, strategy and policies
? Develop Strategic Support Plan
Provide technical assistance and training to Departments
? Scribe and co-facilitate strategic and operational risk assessments
? Logistical arrangements for risk management forum and visits/training sessions
? Assist with development of training materials
? Assist in compiling minutes of meetings for the risk forum, risk management meetings and unit meetings
? Conduct risk management training and awareness workshops
? Assist in monitoring and reviewing of risk and audit action plans
? Conducting BarnOwl user training
? Assist in developing risk action plan reporting templates for risk owners
? Accurate capturing of information on Barn owl(Risk management software)
Ensure compilation and submission of accurate timeous reports as and when required
? Assist compiling Strategic Support Plan
? Compile quality Strategic and Operational risk report

Internal Control & Compliance

Transnet Freight Rail

November 2011 to August 2013

? Facilitate execution of PFMA responsibilities in Transnet Freight Rail
? Analyse the Risk Report and select all PFMA reportable item and include them on the PFMA report
? Develop PFMA monthly report for submission to Transnet Group (Submit consolidated PFMA report on CURA for review by Transnet Group on monthly basis)
? Timeously follow up on all outstanding Action Plans to address PFMA reported issues and identify root causes to reported PFMA items
? Roll-out PFMA Training in Transnet Freight Rail and Business Units
Audit findings:
? Ensure that all Audit Findings are correctly assessed to identify control weaknesses and to ensure that controls are strengthened accordingly
? Work with internal audit to ensure that all findings are properly addressed and closed
? Follow up on the progress status of all internal and external audit findings on the Issue Tracking Management (?ITM?) tool
? Proper reporting on the status of internal/external audit findings in Transnet Freight Rail
? Submit timely, quality reports to relevant stakeholders
Payment verification:
? Obtain invoices
? Accurate verification of invoice for payment of R500 000 to R2m
? Effective and accurate finalization of administrative duties
Delegation of Authority:
? Compile Delegation of Authority for Executive Manager and Managers for finance department.
? Resolving issues of non-compliance
? Ensure that all Delegation of Authority are up to date and are signed by management
? Provide training on Delegation of Authority to ensure compliance
Control Self-Assessment:
? Oversee the process of completion the Control Self-Assessment (CSA) Tool
? Provide guidance to new Process Owners (Users) on the use of the Control Self-Assessment tool
? Maintain the Control Self-Assessment database to ensure that controls are properly allocated
? Follow up on reasons for differences between the Control Self-Assessment tool and the Critical Financial Risks Controls with the Transnet Freight Rail process owners

Enterprise Risk Management Internship

Gauteng Department of Finance

May 2010 to October 2011

? Assist in conduct Risk Management Workshop (Risk Identification) for Municipalities and Departments
? Assist with design and monitoring of ERM risk implementation plans
? Works with Departments and Municipalities to establish, maintain and continuously improve risk management capabilities
? Establishes, communicates and facilitates the use of appropriate methodologies, tools and techniques
? Produce accurate minutes for Risk Management Forums
? Assist in developing and reviewing terms of reference for the Municipal risk management committees
? Capture risk data into an electronic Risk Management System (BarnOwl)
? Conduct BarnOwl training for users


B-Tech Internal Auditing

Vaal University of Technology

Currently studying

Risk Management Higher Certificate

Univesirty of Johannesburg

Currently studying




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Other Skills

Customer focus Analytical thinking Hardworking Team work Communication

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Career Goals

To become a Chief Risk Officer in the next 5 years

Industries of interest

Areas of interest

Availability to travel and work outside the city


Interests and hobbies