Nofumene Winniefred Mqweba
Nofumene Winniefred Mqweba was born in 1963 in Lady Frère in the former Transkei. She started working for SAMWU in October 1988, when SAMWU was in its formation stage. In 1998 she moved to Gauteng to strengthen membership growth in the province, where she introduced an SAP system to manage membership. Today SAMWU is the biggest union in the local government sector because of comrades like Nofumene. She was actively involved in the ANC Yeoville branch since 1999 focusing on developing membership. She is also a well known as a community activist. She was a member of the Yeoville Community Policing Forum and a coordinator of the Victim Empowerment centre at the Yeoville Police station. She established a non- profit organization to represents small business, so they can be recognized and participate in the mainstream economy and is planning to launch a cooperative bank, something she believes will be in great demand in today's challenging economy.