MEET THE TEAM

National office staff

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Monene Mamabolo

CEO

Monene Mamabolo was appointed CEO of AgriAid SA in early February 2013. She provides leadership, oversees the implementation of the organisation’s strategy and procedures, and engages with funders and other stakeholders including the National Department of Health and farmers.

 

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Karin Jenkins

CFO

Karin Jenkins joined AgriAid SA in 2011. Her contribution in the organisation has seen AgriAid SA as a sub-recipient of The United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded programme to a Cooperative Agreement.

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Jeanette Sibasa

Program Manager

Jeanette Sibasa is the Program and Monitoring &Evaluation Manager for the Global Fund Program under Right To Care at AgriAid SA. She is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction for AgriAid SA Adherence Guideline Program. Her roles include overseeing implementation and monitoring of the program to ensure optimal performance and overall achievement.

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Thanduxolo Doro

Program Manager

Thanduxolo Doro is a face well known in the fight against HIV and access to health care in South Africa. He provides overall project management to increase access to and improve the quality of HIV and non-communicable diseases care and support for farm workers at AgriAid SA.

 

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Zanana Jonah

Program Manager

Zanana Jonah is the Programme and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager under FHI360. She has over 14 years of experience in the HIV/AIDS sector. Her responsibilities include managing the planning and implementation of TB/HIV prevention program in Mpumalanga province.

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Muzikayise Mike Maseko

Programme Manager

Muzikayise Mike Maseko, a bold mellow baritone voice joined AgriAid SA early January 2017 as a Communications Officer, after his proven ability to manage and deliver complex projects within the organisation he was later appointed as a Programme Manager responsible for Mpumalanga province.

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Rodney Azwinndini Mulelu

M & E Manager

Rodney Azwinndini Mulelu spans over 15 years of experience in Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, skills development, stakeholder relations, project and programme management in public and private sector settings.  He manages and oversees all AgriAid SA programmes and projects.  His main responsibility is to see that  Agriaid SA goals and objectives as per strategic plans are achieved.

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Nonhalnhla Patricia Ndlovu

Provincial Liaison Manager

Nonhlanhla Patricia Ndlovu joined AgriAid SA early in 2014. She is the Provincial Liaison Manager for Northwest province. Her main responsibility is to oversee, monitor and manage the implementation of AgriAid SA programmes in the province.

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Lesiba Calvin Mngidi

Provincial Liaison Manager

Lesiba Calvin Mngidi, commonly known as Calvin, joined AgriAid SA early in February 2010 as a District Coordinator. He is currently working as the Provincial Liaison Manager for Limpopo province. His responsibilities include overseeing, monitoring and managing the implementation of AgriAid SA program in the province.

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Bongani Reginald Thwala

Provincial Liaison Manager

Bongani Reginald Thwala joined AgriAid SA early in 2013 he is the Provincial Liaison Manager of Mpumalanga. His main responsibility is to provide strategic direction on program implementation and ensure expanded access to essential services.

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Dieuwke Jane Perry

HR/ Procurement/Asset / Accounting Officer

Dieuwke Jane Perry joined AgriAid SA late in 2016, having worked in the corporate sector for more than 20 years. Her role at AgriAid SA involves personnel administration, management and employee relations. While making it on point that organisational resources are properly managed, she is also responsible for developing and advising on policy procedures.

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Annalisa Aisam

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Annalisa Aisam, well known as Lisa, is the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and works closely with the Knowledge and M&E Manager to improve and maintain AgriAid SA routine data management systems.

 

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Awelani Besta Mudau

Finance Officer

Awelani Besta Mudau, born in Ha-Masakona village in Limpopo province has worked for AgriAid SA as a Finance Officer for over three years. She joined the organisation early February in 2014. Awelani is responsible for ensuring that all donor requirements are met in terms of day-to-day finance and record keeping.

 

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Thendo Matshepete

Finance Officer

Thendo Matshepete joined AgriAid SA in 2016 as a Financial Officer for the Right To Care project. He maintains the project’s financial system, which includes updating system inventory for assets.

 

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Witness Mbali Motha

Communications officer

Mbali Witness Motha’s journey at AgriAid SA started as a communication intern early in April 2017, she was later promoted to communication officer. She is responsible for AgriAid SA’s internal and external mechanisms and the healthy repute of the organisation within the marketplace furthermore, her task is to see to it that the organisation flourishes as a strong and credible brand.

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Regina Ramopana

Data Quality Officer

Regina Ramopana joined AgriAid SA as a member of the Monitoring & Evaluation team in 2013. She works as a data capture. Regina’s roles include daily accurate capturing, verification and storage of all program data according to AgriAid SA standards. She also ensures that data is shared with relevant managers within the set time frames.

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Donna Maluka

PA to CEO / Logistic Officer

Donna Maluka works closely with the CEO, she started working for AgriAid SA early February in 2016 with strong coordinating skills from her career history. Her work, not only as a Personal Assistant to the CEO, involves implementing and maintaining administrative procedures, and processes.

 

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Mona Myburgh

Data Capture

Mona Myburg joined AgriAid SA as a data capture. Mona’s roles include accurate daily capturing, verification and storage of all program data according to AgriAid SA standard operating procedures. She also ensures that data is shared with relevant managers within the set time frames.

 

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Joselle Moses

Assistant Financial officer

Joselle Moses joined AgriAid SA early in 2016 as an office administrator and receptionist and was later promoted to Assistant Financial officer position. She works closely with the financial officer. Her role is to assist with day-to-day financial record keeping.

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Precious Mokolanyane

Receptionist

Precious Refilwe Mokolonyane is a Receptionist and Data Capturer at AgriAid SA. She is the voice of the organisation. Her responsibilities include referring internal and external queries to relevant employees and assists the Monitoring and Evaluation department in data capturing.

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Gladness Boitumelo Tsotetsi

Office Cleaner

Gladness Boitumelo Tsotetsi recently joined AgriAid SA  early in March 2018 from Brits, North West province. She is responsible for the daily maintenance of cleaning and keeping office spaces clean within the organisation.

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Board of Directors

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Dr Thapelo Maotoe

Chair

Dr Thapelo Maotoe is the current Chair of AgriAids SA. Dr Thapelo Maotoe is a University of Cape Town (UCT) graduate currently working as Strategic Programme Development Manager at Right to Care. Dr Maotoe previously worked for USAID in the Care and Treatment Division where he provided policy advice, normative and technical guidelines and also managed PEPFAR technical projects.

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Mvuyisi April

Deputy Chair

Mvuyisi April a holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (UWC) with Honours (UNISA) as well as a Masters of Management degree in Public Policy (WITS). He plans to pursue doctoral studies with the Wits School of Governance focusing on the ability of local government to deal with the macroeconomic challenges South Africa is facing.

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Greta Kostwinder

Founder

Gretha Kostwinder is the founder of AgriAids SA. She has raised the NGO in 2005 when she was still the Agricultural Counsellor at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria. It was in this capacity that she was confronted with the needs and worries of farmers about the lack of care and support for HIV positive farm workers

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Rofhiwa Thavhanyedza

Board Member

Rhofhiwa holds a national diploma in forestry from Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry. He currently works for Venteco Foods SOC. He joined this company in 2006 as a field manager. In 2010 he was promoted to a plantation manager, a position he currently holds.
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Jill Axten

Treasurer

Jill Axten is the majority shareholder and CEO of Green’s Greens, a vegetable growing, processing and shipping company in Gauteng.

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