Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita Biography: Age, Husband & Net Worth


Nku Nyembezi (born 22 March 1960) whose full name is Nonkululeko Merina Cheryl Nyembezi-Heita is a South African businesswoman and CEO of IchorCoal N.V

She has been active in steel, telecommunications and finance for a very long time.

She has been CEO of the Dutch mining group, IchorCoal N.V since March 2014.

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Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita Age

She was born on March 22, 1960, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. As of 2024, she is 64 years old and celebrates her birthday on March 22nd every year.

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Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita Husband

She is married to former minister of finance Trevor Manuel. She is married, has two children, and lives in Johannesburg.


She had her primary school education in Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, before embarking on her secondary school education at Inanda Seminary School near Durban.

Nku was the top student in South Africa in her Junior Certificate year and obtained exceptionally good results in science and maths.

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She was awarded an Awarded Anglo American Corporation Open Scholarship after receiving her Senior Certificate.

She studied electrical engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and also earned a Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology.

Nku has an MBA from the Open University Business School in the United Kingdom.


She first started working in various positions with IBM in the United States and South Africa (1986–98), before she moved to Alliance Capital Management where she headed financial services.

Nku was appointed executive director of ArcelorMittal South Africa in 2008 where she spent six years. She joined IchorCoal as CEO in March 2014. Nku has also served on the boards of several other companies.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)


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