Staff

Executive

Bulelwa Ngewana

Executive Director

Bulelwa has extensive expertise in community engagement along with a passion for social justice.

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Finance and Administration

Andrea Fortuin

Head of Finance

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa and is in the process of completing an Advanced Diploma in Accounting Science to qualify as a CA(SA).

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Monica Zifo

Bookkeeper

Monica holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from the University of the Western Cape and has completed various skills development short courses.

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Jacquiline Wadi

Operations Coordinator

Jacquiline has completed a project administration course through the University of Cape Town and is currently engaged in property management studies.

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Information, Expression and Accountability Programme

Akiedah Mohamed

Senior Programme Officer

Akiedah is a filmmaker and focuses on using the medium to explore issues of social justice and themes of freedom in human society.

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Justice, Equality and Rights Programme

Milly Pekeur-Potgieter

Programme Manager

Milly’s experience ranges across different sectors, including government, NGOs, corporate, and the philanthropic sector, which enables her to have a broad understanding about a range of issues pertaining to the development sector and how these impact ordinary citizens’ lives.

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Adam Andani

Senior Programme Officer

Adam is a social development professional by training and has extensive experience in the NGO sector. He holds a master’s degree in Development Studies and International Development Management.

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Mkhululi Mazula

Senior Programme Officer

Mkhululi joined OSF-SA from HIVOS, where he had spent four years as Programme Officer working first in Gauteng and then in the Eastern Cape. Mkhululi holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

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Research and Advocacy Unit

Nkateko Chauke

Programme Manager

Nkateko is a human rights and social justice advocate and has been involved in social justice movements over the past five years, advocating for the progressive realisation of human rights.

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Martha Hungwe

Senior Programme Officer

Prior to joining OSF-SA, Martha worked as a researcher at the Isandla Institute. She has a master’s degree in Economics from North West University and is currently busy with a doctoral degree in Commerce Economics through UNISA.

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Grant Support Unit

Charlene Nel

Grants Support Manager

Charlene worked for various NGOs such as the DG Murray Trust, Rural Education Access Programme and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation before joining OSF-SA in 2017.

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Margo Newman

Senior Grant Administrator

Margo has over 13 years’ experience working within the NGO sector and has worked for well-known organisations with her work focusing on creating and managing systems via knowledge and information management projects, event logistics, finance, and administration.

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Kaylene Jordaan

Grant Administrator

Kaylene has worked in various organisations like Megafreight and Shipping Line CMA CGM, where she developed the administrative skills she utilises at OSF-SA.

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Communications

Maxine Case

Head of Communications

Maxine has extensive media and communications experience and has worked in the corporate, non-profit and academic sectors in South Africa, Africa, and the USA.

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