Dr Ncube has a PhD in Public Health (UP), MSc in Water Utilisation (UP), BSc (Hons) Water Utilization (UP), BSc(Hons) in Chemistry (UCT), Lic. In Chemistry Education (Cuba), Management Advanced Programme (WITs) and MBL (UNISA). 30 years’ work experience (22 years in water resources management, water quality assurance, research and development, water treatment and public health protection through the delivery of safe drinking water to the public). Dr Ncube worked for the former Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) as assistant Director Hydrology for 5 years managing the Analytical Services from 1997 to 2000 mainly the chemical laboratories, monitoring and assessment unit from 2000 to 2002 mainly the design and management of water quality monitoring programmes before joining Rand Water in 2002 as Head of Water Quality and Environmental Projects. After 4 years in the Water Quality Services Department of Rand Water Scientific Services Division she took up the position as Water Quality Specialist-Bulk Distribution responsible for water quality assurance. During this time she was exposed to a number of water quality management responsibilities including Water Safety Planning. After 5 years she joined the Process Technology Department as its Manager. This unit is accountable for the treatment technology, conducts applied research and development for process investigations and optimisation, technical and scientific support to other divisions in Rand Water and the Water industry at large. Other roles played by Dr Ncube since joining the Water industry include lecturing, postgraduate supervision, mentoring and coaching.