Cape Town Head Office

47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925
Tel: 021 820 7444 – Fax: 0865147197

Pretoria Office

Signal House 595 Andries ST, Pretoria 0001
Tel: 012 753 2166

Alex Smith

Acting Executive Director |  View bio

021 820 7444 / 074 692 1022
alex@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Patrick Mashanda

Programmes Manager |  View bio

012 753 2166 / 074 673 1215
patrick@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Washington Chikari

Finance Manager |  View bio

012 753 2166 / 074 370 2188
washington@ikamvayouth.org

Balisa Ntloko

Business Development Manager |  View bio

021 820 7444 / 074 605 3417
balisa@ikamvayouth.org

47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

 

Thabisile Seme

Alumni Coordinator |  View bio

021 820 7444 / 082 419 6839
thabisile@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Nazeem "Pepe" Hendricks

Training Manager |  View bio

021 820 7444 /062 0972 805
pepe@ikamvayouth.org

47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

 

Busiswa Dayimani

Community Collaboration Programme Coordinator |  View bio

021 820 7444 /061 223 0174
busi@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Nandi Ngubeni

Partner Support Coordinator |  View bio

012 753 2166 / 062 083 0667
nandi@ikamvayouth.org

 

Marion Bakker

Database & M&E Coordinator |  View bio

021 820 7444 / 079 885 4388
marion@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Thoko Goniwe

Database & M&E Administrator |  View bio

021 820 7444
thoko@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Phillip Mcelu

Technology Coordinator |  View bio

012 753 2166 / 074 200 6139
phillip@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

 

Zimkitha Lamani

Technology Assistant |  View bio

021 820 7444
zimkitha@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

 

Shuvai Finos

Project Manager |  View bio

021 820 7444 / 062 142 3616
shuvai@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Odwa Mtshagi

Officer Administrator, Cape Town |  View bio

021 820 7444
odwa@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Aobakwe Segwai

Programmes Administrator | View bio  

+27 (0)12 753 2166
aobakwe@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

 

Bulelwa Ndlungwane

Caretaker, Cape Town Head Office | View bio

021 820 7444
47 Westminster Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Lindelwa Mayisela

Accountant | View bio

012 753 2166
lindelwa@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Jennie Magoai

Finance Officer, Pretoria | View bio

012 753 2166
jennie@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Delphino Machikicho

District Manager - Western Cape | View bio

T +27 (0) 21 820 7444 | C+ (0) 61 696 6248
delphino@ikamvayouth.org
IkamvaHouse: 47 Westminster Road, Salt River,
Cape Town, 7925

Zukile Keswa

Schools Coordinator, Yebo Project |  View bio

062 121 3977
zukile@ikamvayouth.org
Intshukumo Comprehensive Secondary/Gugulethu Comprehensive, 50 Ny, Gugulethu, 7750

Nokubonga Rayalo

Branch Coordinator, Makhaza |  View bio

021 362 6799 / 079 885 4364
nokubonga@ikamvayouth.org
Harry Gwala Secondary School, 7 Jula St, T3-V4, Cape Town, 7784

Portia Siphokazi Ntlati

Branch Assistant, Makhaza |  View bio

021 362 6799 / 062 185 0457
siphokazi@ikamvayouth.org
Harry Gwala Secondary School, 7 Jula St, T3-V4, Cape Town, 7784

Lungile Simakade

Branch Coordinator, Masiphumelele | View bio

079 885 4314

lungile@ikamvayouth.org
1523 Mothapeng Road, Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, 7975

Sihle Sosanti

Branch Assistant, Masiphumelele  | View bio

sihle@ikamvayouth.org

1522 Mothapeng Road, Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Cape Town 7975

Yanga Totyi

Branch Coordinator, Atlantis |  View bio

062 094 0739
yanga@ikamvayouth.org
Robinvale High School - Fiskaal Street, Robinvale, Atlantis 7349

Andrea Pietersen

Branch Assistant, Atlantis |  View bio

062 094 0740
andrea@ikamvayouth.org
Robinvale High School - Fiskaal Street, Robinvale, Atlantis 7349

Phelela Mokwana

Branch Coordinator, Kuyasa |  View bio

062 1850 457
phelela@ikamvayouth.org
Siphamandla Secondary School, Lindela Rd, Town 3, Cape Town, 7783

Vuyolwethu Mngoma

Branch Assistant, Kuyasa |  View bio

062 1850 457
vuyolwethu@ikamvayouth.org
Siphamandla Secondary School, Lindela Rd, Town 3, Cape Town, 7783

Zamile Hlongwana

Branch Coordinator, Gugulethu Comprehensive View bio

062 025 1982
zamile@ikamvayouth.org
Intshukumo Comprehensive Secondary/ Gugulethu Comprehensive, 50 Ny, Gugulethu, 7750

Respond Nola

Branch Assistant, Gugulethu Comprehensive  View bio

062 025 1982
respond@ikamvayouth.org
Intshukumo Comprehensive Secondary/ Gugulethu Comprehensive, 50 Ny, Gugulethu, 7750

Zindi Mankayi

Branch Coordinator, Nyanga |  View bio

021 811 1382/079 885 4277
zindi@ikamvayouth.org
New Eisleben High School, Corner Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town, 7755

Sinethemba Jaca

Branch Assistant, Nyanga | View bio

021 811 1382 | 079 885 4277
sinethemba@ikamvayouth.org
New Eisleben High School, Corner Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town, 7755

Lawrence Thuthiwe

Caretaker, Nyanga Branch | View bio

New Eisleben High School, Corner Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town, 7755

Ezekiel Monare

Schools Facilitator, Manyano |  View bio

062 027 6306
ezekiel@ikamvayouth.org
Manyano High School, 36 Msobomvu Dr, Village 1 South, Cape Town, 7784

Wendy Pikelela

Schools Facilitator, I.D Mkhize  |  View bio

062 062 9799
wendy@ikamvayouth.org
I.D Mkhize Secondary School, 94 Ny 7 St, Guguletu, Cape Town, 7750

Thandazo Mkhize

District Manager, Eastern Cape & KZN View bio

031 264 0000 | 079 885 4372
thandazo@ikamvayouth.org
Chesterville Community Care Centre Clinic, corner Ngwenya & Harry Gwala Road, Mayville, 4091

Nompumezo Makinana

Branch Coordinator, Joza |  View bio

046 637 1242 / 074 686 5140
nompumezo@ikamvayouth.org
2 Sani Street, Joza Location, Grahamstown 6139

Lungisa Klaas

Branch Assistant, Joza  View bio

046 637 1242
lungisa@ikamvayouth.org
2 Sani Street, Joza Location, Grahamstown 6139

Nthabiseng Zwane

Branch Coordinator, Umlazi  View bio

031 909 3590 / 072 655 8620
nthabi@ikamvayouth.org
2525 Ngcede Grove, Umlazi AA Library, 4031

Zandile Ngubane

Branch Assistant, Umlazi View bio

031 909 3590
zandile@ikamvayouth.org
2525 Ngcede Grove, Umlazi AA Library, 4031

Sibonelo Mdunge

Branch Coordinator, Chesterville View bio

 

031 264 0000 | 079 885 4247
Sibonelo@ikamvayouth.org
Chesterville Community Care Centre Clinic, cnr Ngwenya and Harry Gwala Road, Mayville, 4091

Maria Sikaundi

GP & NW District Manager |  View bio

061 895 7733
maria@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House 595 Andries ST, Pretoria 0001

Lerato Khene

Branch Coordinator,Ivory Park |  View bio

010 634 0017 |  074 674 3382
lerato@ikamvayouth.org
Stand No. 1603, 4409 Bluegum Street, Ebony Park Ext 3, Midrand, 1685

Cindy Chiloane

Branch Assistant, Ivory Park |  View bio

010 634 0017
cindy@ikamvayouth.org
4409 Bluegum Street, Ebony Park Ext 3, Midrand, 1685

Michael Thema

Branch Coordinator, Ebony Park |  View bio

010 023 0115
michael@ikamvayouth.org
49 Boshoff Road, President Park, Midrand, 1685

Felistas Mariya

Branch Assistant, Ebony Park |  View bio

010 023 0115
felistas@ikamvayouth.org
49 Boshoff Road, President Park, Midrand 1685

Phillip Mollo

Caretaker, Ebony Park | View bio

010 023 0115
49 Boshoff Road, President Park, Midrand 1685

Sakhile Dubazana

Branch Coordinator, Diepsloot |  View bio

062 670 3231
sakhile@ikamvayouth.org
Zikhuliseni Building Plot 139 Bophelong Centre Diepsloot West Ext 10 Braynston 2189

Neo Rakoma

Branch Coordinator, Mamelodi |  View bio

012 754 1478 / 074 631 1725
neo@ikamvayouth.org
19693 Montja Street, Section N, Mamelodi West, Pretoria, 0122

Bonolo Thebe

Branch Coordinator, Mahikeng |  View bio

018 381 0315 / 084 885 0004
bonolo@ikamvayouth.org
2 School Street, Danville Secondary School, Danville, Mahikeng, 2745

Bontle Lerefolo

Branch Assistant, Mahikeng |  View bio

018 381 0315
bontle@ikamvayouth.org
2 School Street, Danville Secondary School, Danville, Mahikeng, 2745

Ntombi Mahlangu

Branch Coordinator, Ikageng |  View bio

018 295 9099 / 084 885 6622
ntombi@ikamvayouth.org
6818 Tswelelopele Street, Ikageng, Potchefstroom, 2531

Andani Khwerana

Branch Assistant, Ikageng |  View bio

018 295 9099
andani@ikamvayouth.org
6818 Tswelelopele Street, Ikageng, Potchefstroom, 2531

Alex Smith

021 820 7444
074 692 1022
alex@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road Salt River, Capetown

 

Alex is an English qualified solicitor who emigrated to South Africa in 2012. Prior to reaching our shores, Alex worked in a busy London practice as a Litigation and Property Litigation lawyer. When she moved to South Africa, she was committed to finding a way to help use her skills to address inequality and so she started volunteering at IkamvaYouth in May 2013. In July 2014, she started working full-time for IkamvaYouth as the Fundraising Coordinator and has since been promoted to the Business Development Manager.

Patrick Mashanda

Patrick is a passionate Community Development professional who joined IkamvaYouth in 2012. He began his journey as a District Coordinator for Gauteng, and currently oversees all national programmes across the organisation. Patrick has worked as an educator and a researcher on educational and psychosocial issues in South Africa. He further extended his researching skills and worked for a SABC 2 talk show 'Hola Ha Monate'. Patrick has been involved with International NGOs, working to empower children in his capacity of Project Manager for CARE Germany and Stars of Tomorrow. Patrick also co-founded Hope Warriors Children's Charity, a community-based initiative aimed at helping children in Soshanguve. He has a B.A Honours Degree in Development Studies from the Midlands State University and he believes that education is a sure and sustainable way of emancipating the children and youth of Africa from the cycle of poverty.

Washington Chikari

Washington holds a BCompt Honours, Adv Dip Acc (Unisa),HND Acc (SAAA), (Dip Acc (SAAA) and is a member of the Association of Internal Auditors (SA). He has more than 17 years’ experience in Accounting, Finance and Auditing acquired from holding various positions in both private and public sectors. Washington started his career in Zimbabwe in 2000 and worked as Accounts clerk for OK Zimbabwe (Pty) Ltd, Accountant in the Department of pensions, and External Auditor in the Comptroller and Auditor General's office in Zimbabwe. He then relocated to South Africa in 2008 where he worked as Accountant for Tshwane Leadership Foundation (NGO), Accounting Consultant for the Department of Health and Department of Justice, Finance Manager for Impact Research International, before joining IkamvaYouth as an accountant in June 2015 and was promoted to become Finance Manager in March 2016

Balisa Ntloko

021 820 7444
balisa@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road Salt River, Cape Town

 

Balisa joined IkamvaYouth as Fundraising Coordinator in 2016. Her passion for education and development is seen through experience in various development organisations including Inclusive Education South Africa, Ubuntu Education Fund, Masifunde Learner Development and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She has also worked as a journalist for the Times Media Group. Balisa holds a Masters in Development Studies.

Thabisile has a passion for community development and is in possession of an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Thabisile has held a number of roles within the youth development sector, including being a camp facilitator and coordinator at both L'Abri Outdoor Centre and Hella Hella Outdoor Centre respectively. Furthermore, Thabisile has also worked at the Child and Family Centre (UKZN, PMB), as well as both Westville and Howard College campuses at UKZN as a student counsellor. She is looking forward to expanding IkamvaYouth's Alumni department by ensuring that our past learners continue to have the support they need to take the future into their own hands, therefore better positioning them to pay it forward!

Nazeem "Pepe" Hendricks

021 820 7444
pepe@ikanvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road Salt River, Cape Town

Pepe completed his tertiary education whilst working to support his family. As a seasoned Education, Training and Development Practitioner he is registered with the ETDPSETA as assessor and moderator and has developed and facilitated various SETA-accredited and other qualifications and courses, especially in adult education, leadership, management, community and youth development. Pepe has worked with corporates, government entities, academic institutions and civil society organisations on local and global platforms. His basket of skills include research, advocacy, project management, communication, networking, marketing, capacity building, organisational development, and critical reviews. Pepe is a published editor, an artistic and creative practitioner, and holds a BA (Psychology) Honours Degree.

Busiswa has been with IkamvaYouth since 2011, where she began as a Life Science and English tutor in our branch in Nyanga. She has since been promoted several times and is now part of the Community Collaboration team. She has a degree in Public Administration and Communication Facilitation at the University of South Africa. Busi is impassioned about ensuring that learners and tutors reach their full potential.

Nandi joined IkamvaYouth in March 2017. She is a University of Johannesburg alumna and holds a BA Psychology Degree, currently studying towards her honours degree. Nandi is part of the Community Collaboration team and is passionate about creating social change through developing communities at grassroot level. From her days of serving as a tutor, tutoring youth programmes at church, to participating in Social Entrepreneurship Clinics, she has always aimed to position herself uniquely in learning environments to be an agent of positive change.

After spending 3 years with Brightest Young Minds (BYM), Marion joined IkamvaYouth in June 2012 as the National Administrator and served the role for 3 years. She then took over the Tech and Database Coordination for a year before leading the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Database department. She has a degree in International Studies and Honours in Political Science from Stellenbosch University. Marion is excited about the dynamic environment at IkamvaYouth and is looking forward to more years in servitude.

Thoko is an outspoken person who also values her quiet nature. She is always seeking for opportunities that feed her sense of adventure while challenging her. Thoko loves listening to music, watching series and spending time with friends. She has a strong educational background in Information Technology (IT).

Phillip Mcelu

012 753 2166 
phillip@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Phillip is an alumnus from the Makhaza class of 2006. He has been working in the ICT industry for 5 years and is looking forward to building a national network and sharing his ICT knowledge with the IY family. Phillip holds a BCom degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town and certificates in Microsoft MSCA and CompTIA A+. He is also currently completing his ICT Project Management at UCT.

Zimkitha Lamani

021 820 7444
zimkitha@ikamvayouth.org
46 Westminister Road Salt River, Cape Town

Zimkitha was born and raised in the Eastern Cape; in Port Elizabeth. She is an Information Technology graduate; a Damelin College Alumni, currently pursuing BTech in Software Development at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has recently completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) short course. Zimkitha embraces change and has a strong passion for education. She is a fast learner and self-driven person who strives for success and always delivers the best. Zimkitha likes seeing positive change in peoples lives, knowing that she was one of the people who influenced those people makes her feel great at all times. Zimkitha joined IY as an IT Support Intern in January 2016 but as a person who never lets opportunities pass and who strives for success and is willing to learn, she then got promoted to a Branch Assistant at Masiphumelele where she is currently located. The good work that Zimkitha did and showed throughout her IT Support intern days spoke for her to be granted this Tech and Database Assistant position, that she is currently in. Zimkitha is looking forward to learning new things, growing in these fields and also ensuring to be the best she can and deliver.

Shuvai Finos

021 820 7444
shuvai@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road Salt River, Cape Town

Shuvai holds an MPhil in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work from UCT. She joined IkamvaYouth as a Branch Coordinator in early 2012. As Branch Coordinator she put her social work skills to use, working with learners and volunteers at the branch, to ensure that young people got the empowerment that IkamvaYouth aims to impart to them. Shuvai then moved on to head IkamvaYouth's Internal Communications department while being Executive Assistant to the Director, where her excellent communication and writing skills were put to use. In this role, she offered support to Ikamva Youth's executive team and board of directors. Currently, she heads Project Management in the organisation, where she plans and organises all major organisational events and oversees the team of national administrators. Shuvai is passionate about creating and maintaining processes that make work easier, as well as enabling other people to learn and develop themselves to their full potential.

Odwa Nompukane

021 820 7444
odwa@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road, Salt River, Cape Town

Odwa was born and bred in the rural areas of Mount Ayliff in Eastern Cape, with so many dreams and ambitions. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, currently studying BCompt in Financial Accounting at UNISA. Odwa started working for IkamvaYouth from March 2017. It has been a great pleasure for her to be part of this organisation, a team that works hard in helping others to realise their dreams and potential.

Aobakwe Segwai

Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Born and bred in Mahikeng, Aobakwe is a self-confessed, passionate youth development practitioner. He joined IY in 2015 as a tutor/volunteer, tutoring English, Mathematical Literacy and Business Studies to learners in grades 10 - 11. Aobakwe been a permanent member of the IkamvaYouth team since 2017, initially as a caretaker and now Programmes Administrator.
He is a soccer enthusiast, loves reading in his spare time also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Aobakwe holds an NCV L4 certificate in Office Administration obtained from the Taletso TVET College in Mahikeng. Being passionate about youth development he is looking to grow not only himself but the organisation too.

Bulelwa Ndlungwane

Caretaker, Cape Town Head Office

021 820 7444
47 Westminster Street, Salt River, 7925

 

Bulelwa Ndlungwane, well known as Sis B, comes from Tsomo in the Eastern Cape province and currently resides in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. She has been with IkamvaYouth for three years and offers the Cape Town head office with welfare support. She enjoys being part of the team and is proud of contributing to bringing positive change to disadvantaged youth through education.

Lindelwa was born and bred in Umzimkhulu, KZN. She holds a National Diploma in Accounting from the Mangosuthu University of Technology and is currently studying towards an Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences at UNISA. She joined IkamvaYouth in 2016 as a Finance Assistant. "It has been a great pleasure being part of IkamvaYouth and the Finance Department" - Lindelwa

 

JENNIE MAGOAIJennie Magoai

012 753 2166
jennie@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Jennie is an enthusiastic and professional individual hoping to use my knowledge to add value to Ikamva Youth and the community at large. She holds a BCom Accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg and currently furthering her studies with UNISA. She was a Junior Accountant for a consulting company before joining IkamvaYouth in 2018. She is happy to be part of a team that contributes positively to the youth of South Africa.

Delphino Machikicho

T +27 (0) 21 820 7444 | C+ (0) 61 696 6248
delphino@ikamvayouth.org
IkamvaHouse: 47 Westminster Road, Salt River,
Cape Town, 7925

Delphino Machikicho is certified as a Business Advisor by the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa. He is studying towards a Masters of Commerce in Social Enterprise Management at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He completed his B.Com Honours in Strategic Management and a B.Com Finance and Investments at the UWC. He also holds a Diploma in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership and many other certifications in Facilitation, Training, and Development. He has committed his life to the empowerment of youth across Africa and has spoken to over 100000 youths in the SADC Region.

Zukile is an IkamvaYouth alumnus, a former tutor, and Branch Assistant. He has experience as a Schools' Coordinator for the Year Beyond Project and currently performs the role of a Branch Coordinator at Gugulethu Comprehensive. Zukile is in possession of a degree in Information Systems and has been based at the Makhaza branch for 10 years. One of his superpowers is his tremendous experience working with learners from Khayelitsha and he is highly motivated to encourage learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep steady in their path to earning a dignified living.

Nokubonga Ralayo

021 362 6799 / 079 885 4364
nokubonga@ikamvayouth.org

Nokubonga is an IkamvaYouth alumnus from the class of 2009. She is an activist and feminist who has served through advocacy work at various organizations since 2008. Prior to joining IkamvaYouth, she was involved with Equal Education, Women's Legal Center, Grassroots Boxing Academy, #UniteBehind, and was recently confirmed a mentor at the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Nokubonga is the co-founder of Equal Education's society at the University of Cape Town and has initiated a psycho-social group called No More Victims. She is driven by social justice and finding innovative ways to address socio-economic issues especially education and gender issues.

Portia Siphokazi Ntlati

021 362 6799
siphokazi@ikamvayouth.org
Nazeema Isaacs Library, Cnr Landsdowne & Cekeca Road, Makhaza, 7784

Siphokazi is the Makhaza Branch Assistant. She graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a National Diploma: Office Management and Technology. Siphokazi joined IkamvaYouth in 2016 towards the end of the year, in October to be specific as an intern.

Lungile Simakade

079 885 4314

lungile@ikamvayouth.org

1522 Mothapeng Road, Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Cape Town 7975

Lungile grew up in Cape Town, Makhaza. He has been involved in the after-school space for more than 5 years. Lungile holds 3 leadership certificates from the University of Stellenbosch and is currently furthering his studies at Unisa. He stated that Youth Development is his passion and that seeing young people from townships reach their full potential brings a smile to him.

 

Sihle Sosontani

079 885 4314

sihle@ikamvayouth.org

1522 Mothapeng Road, Masiphumelele, Fish Hoek, Cape Town 7975

Sihle Sosanti is a self-motivated individual, a team player, with excellent communication skills. She joined IKamva as a Grade 9 learner and after completing her high school career, she returned as a tutor in 2013. She has experience in the administration field as a facilitator, and in addition, she holds both a National Diploma in Public Management as well as a Btech qualification in Human Resource Development.

Yanga Totyi

062 094 0739
yanga@ikamvayouth.org
Proteus Technical High School, Reygersdal Dr, Atlantis, 7349

Yanga is an aspiring Social Entrepreneur who is passionate about making an impact in the world, especially in areas that involve education. She is currently completing her studies at Unisa, pursuing a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. She has aspirations of becoming an Analyst especially for NGOs and schools.

Andrea Pietersen was born and raised in Atlantis where she is currently based as a Branch Assistant at IkamvaYouth Atlantis. While working, Andrea aims to complete her studies in Business Administration at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Throughout her life, Andrea has always been involved in various community outreach programmes and she personally believes in striving for development in any form. Andrea is very proud to be part of a team that is passionate about youth development as she strongly believes that education is power.

Phelela Mokwana

062 1850 457
phelela@ikamvayouth.org
Kuyasa Public Library, Walter Sisulu Avenue, Khayelitsha

Phelela is originally from the Eastern Cape in Tsolo village but lives in Cape Town, Khayelitsha. She is a Retail Business Management graduate from CPUT. Phelela was once a learner at Ikamva during my high school days from 2006-2008. She is a Programme Coordinator at Kuyasa branch. Phelela's experience working at Ikamva has been amazing. She started working for IY during winter school 2016, it just reminded her of the days when she was a student. Seeing learners engaging themselves in the tutoring space and the commitment of tutors has just reminded her of why she came back to work for Ikamva.

Voyulwethu is an Applied Communication Management graduate from the University of Fort Hare. Having previously worked as a Desktop Publisher, Vuyolwethu has experience in the Communication field.  She joined IkamvaYouth in 2018 as an intern at the Kuyasa branch, where she learned the importance of collaboration and peer-to-peer support while interacting with different personalities. Currently, Vuyolwethu is a Branch Assistant at Kuyasa and when asked about her experience at IkamvaYouth, she said "it feels good to be a part of the IY family tree. Being at Ikamva reminds me of words shared by Les Brown which say, help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours". 

Landing in the community development field was destiny fulfilled for Zamile after graduating with a Bachelor of Social Sciences, specializing in Community Development and Political Science. Zamile is wholeheartedly passionate about youth development, stating that it was and still is an honour to be an agent of change at IkamvaYouth. In addition, Zamile is part of a youth organization back home in rural Kwa-Sokhulu in Richards Bay that helps young people in their journey through education.

Respond Nola

062 025 1982
respond@ikamvayouth.org
Intshukumo Comprehensive Secondary/ Gugulethu Comprehensive, 50 NY, Gugulethu, 7750

 

Respond is an active and driven individual who is passionate about child and youth development. His journey at IkamvaYouth started when he registered as a high school learner. Upon completing his matric, Respond volunteered his time as a tutor until progressing into an internship program. After successfully completing his internship, Respond became a branch assistant at one of our IkamvaYouth branches in Johannesburg. He is currently studying Human Resources and working hard towards his goals.

Zindi Mankayi

021 811 1383
zindi@ikamvayouth.org
New Eisleben High School, Corner Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossraods, Cape Town 7755

Zindi holds a BA Degree in Humanities. She is currently pursuing her BA Honours Degree in Development Studies. Zindi hopes to use her knowledge to add value to IkamvaYouth and the community at large. She has spent most of her life in Cape Town and is grateful to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the youth in her community. Zindi has a passion for reading, education and self-empowerment.

Sinethemba Jaca

T +27 (0) 21 811 1382 | C+ (0) 79 885 4277
sinethemba@ikamvayouth.org
New Eisleben High School: Cnr Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town 7755

 

I am an aspiring African Community Champion, A "Legend" as my colleagues would often say and I am very much interested in Photography & Videography. My interest in the After School space began when I joined Amy Beihl as a peer educator, from there I carved my way into IkamvaYouth as a tutor and the rest is history. I believe that we are becoming "beings", all you have to do is to trust the process and pray to be ready when an opportunity strikes.

Lawrence Thuthiwe

New Eisleben High School, Corner Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town, 7755

Lawrence joined IkamvaYouth in 2015 as a security guard at the Nyanga branch, where he is now the caretaker. In his spare time, he enjoys reading. Lawrence is also an avid football fan, his favourite teams are Kaizer Chiefs and Manchester City.

Ezekiel is a young, vibrant, hardworking individual from Pretoria who is passionate about driving change in communities through education. He is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree and has served time volunteering in the after-school space. Ezekiel believes that his role at IkamvaYouth gives him an opportunity to effectively contribute to the youth of South Africa, devoted to pulling young people out of the vicious cycle of poverty.

Wendy joined IkamvaYouth in 2017 as a Year Beyond volunteer. She holds a BSc Degree in Environmental and Water Science from the University of Western Cape and has just finished a short course from CPUT in Human Resources Management. She believes that as a person you will always be a piece of a puzzle needed to complete someone else’s life, and in this case, she is that special piece in each of her learners' life. She has a passion for youth development and wants to see South African youth empowered, educated and out of poverty.

Thandazo is a young, responsible, and conscientious individual with over 5 years' experience in the social development field. She acquired a BA General Degree (Psychology and Sociology) at UKZN and joined IkamvaYouth in 2013 as a Branch Assistant, she later advanced to assume her role as a Branch Coordinator in 2015. Thandazo is drawn towards forming relationships through working with people, more especially young people. She enjoys being part of a driven and innovative team and desires to see people and communities being transformed for the better. Thandazo is currently the District Manager for IkamvaYouth branches that are located in both the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal region.

Nompumezo Makinana

046 637 1242
nompumezo@ikamvayouth.org
2 Sani Street, Joza Location, Grahamstown 6139
Eastern Cape

 

Nompumezo is a Journalism graduate from Rhodes University. She has been working in development, especially youth development since 2008. Nompumezo joined the Upstart Youth Development Project, an after school programme that teaches life skills through media production, as an intern and worked her way up to Project Coordinator. More recently, she has worked with Lattitude Global Volunteering and Skillshare International, coordinating their International Citizen Service programmes which bring youth from SA and the UK together to work on a development project. Nompumezo is passionate about empowering young people and about reading. She has a love for Grahamstown that is second to none.

Lungisa provides administrative support to our IkamvaYouth team in Joza, Eastern Cape as a branch assistant. He has a strong sense of devotion for the development sector and is motivated to be part of a movement that strives to improve the quality of life for the youth of South Africa.

Nthabiseng Zwane

031 909 3590
nthabi@ikamvayouth.org
2525 Ngcede Grove, Umlazi AA Library, 4031

 

Nthabiseng started her career at IkamvaYouth as Umlazi Branch Assistant in 2012 before moving to the Cape Town admin role in September 2015. Her love for the branch helped her take on her new challenge as the Umlazi Branch Coordinator. Nthabiseng's plan is to continue growing in her career.

Zandile Ngubane

Branch Assistant, Umlazi

031 909 3590
zandile@ikamvayouth.org
2525 Ngcede Grove, Umlazi AA Library, 4031

Zandile is a self-motivated and dedicated individual who works very hard. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and during her studies, she focused her research project on child abuse, which gave her insights on many challenges that young people face, more especially in townships. This inspired her passion for helping young people through community engagement.

Sibonelo Mdunge

T +27 (0) 31 264 0000 | C+ (0) 79 885 4247
sibonelo@ikamvayouth.org
Chesterville Community Care Centre Clinic, cnr Ngwenya & Harry Gwala Road, Mayville, 4091

 

Sibonelo obtained a National Diploma in Child and Youth Development at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2011. He has a total of 9 years experience in the NGO sector, first as a Child and Youth Care (CYC) worker at the Durban Children’s Home, thereafter, as a Mentor to CYC teams for the National Association of Child Care Workers.

Maria Sikaundi

061 895 7733
maria@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

 

After graduating with an Honours in Economic-Statistics from the University of Pretoria, Maria worked as a Management Consultant, specialising in strategic formulation and implementation before joining the NGO sector.  Maria was looking to be involved with an organisation focused on uplifting the youth through education and joined IkamvaYouth as the Gauteng and North-West District Manager in 2016.

Affectionately known for her warm and personable energy, Lerato joined IkamvaYouth’s young and vibrant team in 2015. Currently, she holds a BA degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and her experience in the NGO sector assisted her to identify some of her passions which include community development, research, and governance. Lerato is driven to advance her academic and professional profile by pursuing her Honours degree in Psychology. Her academic journey and future plans serve testimony to her value for education as a tool for empowering young people to reach milestones and realise their optimal potential as young professionals, leaders and individuals. Lerato carries the motto “Care for what you look for” as a daily motivation to respect and maintain the integrity of her work and personal life as best as she can.

Cindy Chiloane

011 050 1228
cindy@ikamvayouth.org
4409 Bluegum Street, Ebony Park Ext 3, Midrand, 1685

 

Cindy is young vibrant lady, who first joined IkamvaYouth as a volunteer office assistant at the Ivory Park Branch in February 2015 and later was employed as an intern in the branch. Toward the end of 2015 was moved to intern at the National office in GP and now based at Ivory Park as a Branch Assistant Coordinator. She is passionate about young people and the education sector in our country and she believes working together we can help young people achieve better their lives.

Michael Thema

010 023 0115
michael@ikamvayouth.org
49 Boshoff Road, President Park, Midrand, 1685

 

Michael is a fun, loving and sociable person. He is in possession of a Diploma in Management and his passion involves helping other people to reach their full potential. He also coaches a youth soccer team in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

Felistas Mariya

010 023 0115
felistas@ikamvayouth.org
49 Boshoff Road President Park Midrand 1685

 

Currently working as a Branch Assistant at Ikamvayouth Ebony Park, Felistas is a professional educator with over 5 years experience in training and development facilitation. She obtained a National Diploma in Education in 2011, and she has vast knowledge in working with different age groups within the education space. When she is not glued to a computer screen, Felistas spends time researching creative skills to implement in her current role as a Branch Assistant.

Phillip Mollo

49 Boshoff Road, President Park, Midrand 1685

Phillip is 24 years of age and is the firstborn of 3 children. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching soccer and exercising as it also keeps him fit. Phillip joined IkamvaYouth in 2012 as a grade 10 learner and later matriculated in 2015. After his high school studies, Phillip returned to occupy the caretaker position and is currently studying through Siyakhula Computer School and IQ Academy. Phillip plans to pursue Sports Science as a career due to his interest in sports.

Sakhile Dubazana

062 670 3231
sakhile@ikamvayouth.org
Zikhuliseni Building Plot 139 Bophelong Centre Diepsloot West Ext 10 Braynston 2189

 

An active and driven individual who found passion in youth betterment. Sakhile studied and attained his Diploma in Media Studies and Journalism. As someone with a great passion for youth betterment, he has been working in the youth development industry for the past six years, during that time he has worked hard to develop professionally and is continuing to grow and learn. Sakhile  joined IkamvaYouth as Chesterville Branch Assistant in October 2015, where he contributed to the stability and success of the branch in the process growing as an individual and understanding the IY culture. He has recently joined the Gauteng team as Mamelodi Branch Coordinator where he seeks new opportunities, challenges, and to strengthen his position in being a valuable member of the IkamvaYouth team. Sakhile's compassion and empathy shine through to make him an approachable figure to the youth he serves.

Neo hails from the dusty streets of Atteridgeville in the West of Pretoria. She describes herself as passionate about the development and advancement of youth, the very same passion that gravitated her towards her studies. She is currently studying at the University of South Africa and besides being an introvert that loves reading and writing - she is fulfilled whenever she comes across inspiring young people who unlock their potential and strive to be the best version of themselves.

Bonolo Thebe

018 381 0315
bonolo@ikamvayouth.org
2 School Street, Danville Secondary School, Danville, Mahikeng,2745

 

Bonolo has completed an Advanced Diploma in Media Studies and FET Certificate in Advertising. She is currently studying perusing BA English specialising in Creative Writing at UNISA. She is excited that she is making a huge change in the community that she was born and bred at (Mahikeng).

Bontle Lerefolo

018 381 0315
bontle@ikamvayouth.org
2 SchoolStreet, Danville Secondary School, Danville, Mahikeng, 2745

 

Bontle is from a small location in the North West called Itsoseng.  She is a Psychology graduate and has been volunteering as a tutor at IY since October 2015. Bontle has a passion for working with human minds and trying to understand how well they adapt to the environment and she believes the IY is a platform for her to learn more about the challenges we face as a community; particularly with regards the low grades in rural areas. Bontle is a funny person, easy to get along with, and she is willing to learn more. She hopes she will make a success of the branch in producing future leaders for the country.

Ntombi Mahlangu

018 295 9099
ntombi@ikamvayouth.org
6818 Tswelelopele Street, Ikageng, Potchefstroom, 2531

 

Ntombi is born and bred in Pretoria. Her 10 years experience in community development and her focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. She is dedicated in serving to draw school-going youth and expose them to opportunities and ultimate career paths which they select.

Andani Khwerana

018 295 9099
andani@ikamvayouth.org
6818 Tswelelopele Street, Ikageng, Potchefstroom,2531

Andani was born and bred in Limpopo and has a strong passion for youth development. Andani joined the IY team in 2017 where he worked within the programmes department and is currently the Ikageng Branch Assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations, a Diploma in Computer and Secretarial, as well as a certificate in Project Management with skills in Business Writing and Public Finance management.