MEET THE TEAM

National office staff

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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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 oversee 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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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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Linah Legingwane

Program Manager- Care and support

Linah Legingwane is the Program Manager responsible for AgriAid SA’s Care and Support Unit, where she gives professional support to all AgriAid SA nurses and leadership therewith. She joined the AA family early 2017 in May, spanning from an illustrious career from various provinces across South Africa.

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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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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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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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Muzikayise Mike Maseko

Communications Officer

Muzikayise Mike Maseko, a bold mellow baritone voice, who among other interests and qualities is an aspirant communications pundit. Mike joined AgriAid SA in early January 2017 as a Marketing and Public Relations Officer and soon thereafter deputed as a Communications Officer in April.

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Witness Mabali Motha

Communications Administrator

Witness Mbali Motha recently joined AgriAid SA early April 2017 as a Communications Intern. She works closely with the Communications Officer. Her role is to assist in the creation and distribution of written and visual content, that continually attract interest while maintaining a strong presence of the organisation within the digital space and traditional media.

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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

Receptionist

Joselle Moses is the voice behind AgriAid SA, she is the Office Administrator and Receptionist. She joined AgriAid SA in early 2016, apart from ensuring the smooth flow of the organisation, she does data capturing for the Monitoring & Evaluation department; a skill that has set her apart as a distinguished hard worker.

 

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Precious Mokolanyane

Office Cleaner

Precious Mokolanyane is responsible for the daily maintenance and the preservation of clean office spaces within the organisation. She joined AgriAid SA late in 2016  from Brits.

 

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Board of Directors

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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Thabo Modiselle

Board Member

Thabo Modiselle is the founder, CEO and donor expert of Donor Support Sector Specialists. He has a deep understanding of the NPO sector, gained through working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and DSSS. Thabo is mainly involved in rendering audits, pre-award surveys, accounting and reconstructions, impact assessments and training in the donor sector.

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Jean Scrimgeour

Secretary

Jean Scrimgeour is a public diplomacy and democratic governance specialist with experience working in the United States, the United Kingdom and Southern Africa. Currently a Global Proposal Development Manager for Voluntary Services Overseas,

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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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