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

Hope Chidawanyika

CEO | View bio

012 753 2166 / 084 841 8899
hope@ikamvayouth.org

Signal House, Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Mukundi Nemakonde

Executive Assistant to CEO | View bio

012 753 2166
mukundi@ikamvayouth.org

Signal House, Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

Washington Chikari

Finance Manager |  View bio

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

Patrick Mashanda

Programmes Manager |  View bio

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

Ntuthu Mazwana

HR Manager | View bio

021 820 7444 / 084 267 6212
ntuthu@ikamvayouth.org

47 Westminister Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925 

Sihle Sosanti

HR Administrator | View bio

sihle@ikamvayouth.org

47 Westminister 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
Signal House, 595 ST, Pretoria, 0001

 

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

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

Blessing Zvikomboero Tsiga

Fundraising Coordinator | View bio

021 820 7444 / 074 425 2954
blessing@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

 

Bulelwa Ndlungwane

Caretaker, Cape Town Head Office | View bio

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

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

Ezekiel Monare

Branch Coordinator, Makhaza | View bio

021 362 6799 / 079 885 4364
ezekiel@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 / 079 885 4364
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

Okuhle Beyaphi

Branch Assistant, Masiphumelele | View bio

okuhle@ikamvayouth.org
1523 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

Aphiwe Sobutyu

Branch Assistant, Gugulethu Comprehensive View bio

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

Sinethemba Jaca

Branch Coordinator, 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

Noluthando Nkebetwana

Branch Assistant, Nyanga | View bio

021 811 1382 | 062 132 4533
noluthando@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

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

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

Zodumo Gumbi

Branch Assistant, Chesterville View bio

 

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

Nthabiseng Zwane

Branch Coordinator, Umlazi  View bio

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

Lloyd Lungu

Branch Assistant, Umlazi View bio

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

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

Wendy Pikelela

Branch Coordinator, Ivory Park Branch | View bio

010 634 0017 | 079 885 4277
wendy@ikamvayouth.org
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

Aobakwe Segwai

Branch Coordinator, Mahikeng | View bio

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

Olebogeng Semenekane

Branch Assistant, Mahikeng | View bio

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

Sithembiso Mbatha

Branch Assistant, Mamelodi | View bio

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

Phillip Mollo

Caretaker, Ebony Park | View bio

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

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

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

Kgomotso Metsuamere

Branch Assistant, Diepsloot | View bio

083 210 8512
kgomotso@ikamvayouth.org
Zikhuliseni Building Plot 139 Bophelong Centre Diepsloot West Ext 10 Braynston 2189

Lloyd Lungu

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

Lloyd is a self-disciplined and highly goal-driven Industrial Psychology Honours graduate. He is currently a Master's candidate completing his second year of M.Com in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Free State. Lloyd joined IkamvaYouth as a learner in 2012, after matriculating he came back and volunteered as a tutor for the duration of his undergraduate studies at UKZN. He later worked as an Intern in the Chesterville branch. His passion for youth empowerment and inclusion has grown enormously through his time and experience gained within IkamvaYouth and has inspired him to provide career guidance to young township people. He is currently working at the Umlazi Branch as a Branch Assistant.

 

Hope Chidawanyika

012 753 2166 / 084 841 8899
hope@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001 

Hope is a seasoned leader with over 10 years of senior management experience that includes leading a Pan African NGO as MD as well as a major international NGO as joint CEO. He holds a BCom Honours Degree in Business Management as well as a Masters in Business Leadership from UNISA. Hope is a passionate humanitarian, primarily driven by making a difference in people’s lives. Empowering people through education is dear to Hope’s heart and is one of the reasons he is thrilled to be part of an organisation that is leading in addressing the education and socio-economic challenges that the majority of South African youth face today. Hope’s aspiration for the organisation’s future is that IkamvaYouth will assist South Africa move closer to what Nelson Mandela envisioned regarding education when he said “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor; that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another” 

Mukundi Nemakonde

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

I am an accomplished business administrator and I enjoy using my skills to contribute, assist and save execution time with the aid of handling procedures methodically and strategically. Before joining IY, I worked as an Executive Administrator at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa where I supported the Group Executive of Project Services. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Pretoria. I am really looking forward to working with you all, forging great relationships that go beyond our call of duty and to continue making a difference in the lives of those we encounter.

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

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.

Ntuthu Mazwana

021 820 7444 | 084 267 6212
ntuthu@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Ntuthu is originally from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape but moved to Cape Town when she was 10 years old. She holds a B.comm degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics and an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology. She is a seasoned HR professional with experience spanning across Financial, Property and NPO sectors. She is passionate about education and social cohesion and lives by three values; purpose in all her life pursuits, passion in everything she does and impact, she's always striving to have a positive and long-lasting impact on those around her.

Sihle Sosanti

079 885 4314

sihle@ikamvayouth.org

Cape Town Office: 47 Westminister Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7975

Sihle Sosanti is a charismatic personality who has a long history with IkamvaYouth, having been a beneficiary in all her high school life and an active tutor thereafter. She feels privileged to be working for the organisation and being able to inspire young people .Sihle holds both ND Public Management and BTech in  Human Resource Development. Sihle believes " If you want to help someone change their life. help them to change their mindset".

Busiswa Dayimani

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

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 Ngubeni

012 753 5166 / 062 083 0667
nandi@ikamvayouth.org
Signal House, 595 Andries ST, Pretoria, 0001

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.

Marion Bakker

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

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 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.

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 Magoai

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

Jennie is an enthusiastic and 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.

Blessing Zvikomboero Tsiga

021 820 7444/074 425 2945
blessing@ikamvayouth.org
47 Westminister Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925

Blessing was appointed as the Fundraising Coordinator at IkamvaYouth in August 2019. She has worked in the non-profit sector in Zimbabwe and South Africa fundraising for various social justice projects. She has worked for CARE International Zimbabwe, Oasis Association and Inclusive Education South Africa. Blessing has a particular interest in inclusion, diversity, and education projects. She is currently studying towards her M.A in Critical Diversity Studies.

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.

Bulelwa Ndlungwane

Caretaker, Cape Town Head Office

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

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 Keswa

062 121 3977
zukile@ikamvayouth.org
94 Ny 7 St, Guguletu, Cape Town, 7750

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.

Ezekiel Monare

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

Ezekiel Monare is a hard-working young man from Pretoria, Mamelodi and he is passionate about youth development because he believes that "thuto ke lesedi la ditshaba" (education is the light of life). He believes that being a branch coordinator at the Makhaza branch gives him the platform to do his part in sparking light in an African child so that they too can achieve their aspirations.

Portia Siphokazi Ntlati

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

 

Okuhle Beyaphi

okuhle@ikamvayouth.org

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

Okuhle Beyaphi is an accomplished psychosocial support worker, trained in course facilitation. She has worked as a facilitator for a Non-Profit Organisation aimed at equipping 11-13 year old's with coping techniques as they enter their adolescent phase. She holds a Higher Certificate in Counselling and Communication, a National Diploma in Human Resources Management and is currently completing her degree in the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences majoring in Psychology.

 

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

Branch Assistant, Atlantis

IkamvaYouth Atlantis, Robinvale High School, Fiskaal Street, Robinvale, Atlantis, 7349

(c) 062 094 0739 / andrea@ikamvayouth.org

Andrea Pietersen was born and raised in the vibrant and 'kwaai' cultured area of Atlantis where she is currently based as a Branch Assistant. She has been with Ikamvayouth since 2017 and has been a pillar for the continued growth of the Atlantis branch. Currently, she is obtaining her Local Government Finance qualification at the University of South Africa and will continue her post-graduate studies in education. She has been active in numerous non-profit community outreach programs throughout her life, leading and uplifting young people. Andrea is honoured to be a part of a team that is dedicated to youth development.

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". 

Zamile Hlongwane

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

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.

Aphiwe Sobutyu

021 820 7444 | 062 025 1982
aphiwe@ikamvayouth.org
Intshukumo Comprehensive Secondary/ Gugulethu Comprehensive, 50 Ny, Gugulethu, 7750

Aphiwe Sobutyu is an agent of change and an Ikamva Youth Alumni, he has served as a Tutor for more than 6 years in the organization. He is currently working towards building a long term career in community development and he is passionate about bringing change within the society he grew up in.

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.

Noluthando Nkebetwana

T +27 (0) 21 811 1382 | C+ (0) 62 132 4533
noluthando@ikamvayouth.org
New Eisleben High School: Cnr Stulo & New Eisleben Road, Crossroads, Cape Town 7755

I am Noluthando Nkebetwana, a BA graduate from the University of the Western Cape and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education form Stellenbosch University. I am passionate about social change, education and leadership. I have been part of IkamvaYouth sine 2011 as a learner, came back as a tutor and after as an intern. I am very thankful for the Branch Assistant opportunity at Nyanga Branch.

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.

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.

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.

Zodumo Gumbi

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

My name is Zodumo Gumbi, branch assistant at IkamvaYouth Chesterville branch. I hold a Degree in community and health psychology and studying towards my honors. I have been part of IkamvaYouth for more then 5 years now. I started as a Volunteer at the Umlazi branch, then in 15 August 2019 I was appointed as the new Chesterville branch intern. I remain very passionate in working with young people and help shape the minds of our future leaders.

 

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.

Lloyd Lungu

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

Lloyd is a self-disciplined and highly goal-driven Industrial Psychology Honours graduate. He is currently a Master's candidate completing his second year of M.Com in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Free State. Lloyd joined IkamvaYouth as a learner in 2012, after matriculating he came back and volunteered as a tutor for the duration of his undergraduate studies at UKZN. He later worked as an Intern in the Chesterville branch. His passion for youth empowerment and inclusion has grown enormously through his time and experience gained within IkamvaYouth and has inspired him to provide career guidance to young township people. He is currently working at the Umlazi Branch as a Branch Assistant.

 

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.

Wendy Pikelela

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

I am a very ambitious person, a go-getter so to say. A self-motivated individual that always strives to better herself, her skills, and broaden her knowledge. But more than anything I believe in helping others succeed and reach their full potential and the Youth development space really allows me the opportunity to do so without hesitation hence I've fallen in love with this space and knowing the impact I have on the young people gives me a much-needed satisfaction. I hold a BSc degree in Environmental and Water Science from UWC and a short course certificate in Human Resources Management from CPUT.

Cindy Chiloane

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

Cindy is a 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.

Aobakwe Segwai

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

Aobakwe received a Certificate in Office Administration from Taletso TVET College in Mahikeng in 2017. He believes so much in the potential that young African possess and would one day love to see African problems being addressed by young African leaders.

 

Olebogeng Semenekane

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

I am Olebogeng Semenekane, a Business Administrator graduate that has found his passion in the educational sector. I’m someone who’s matured, and values integrity. Everyday I work to improve my personal skills and experience. My goals is to see an African children living their dreams the way they want it to be. Being an Orlando Pirates supporter taught me to be patient with everything I want to have.
“You don’t need a new year to make resolutions, you only need to change your mindset”

Sithembiso Mbatha

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

Sithembiso "KaShandu" Mbatha joined IkamvaYouth in January 2019 as a Branch Assistant. He is a social youth activist and passionate about civic leadership. He holds a National Diploma and Btech degree in Journalism from Tshwane University of Technology.
He has further enrolled for non -academic Public management and governance program through Unisa School of Business Leadership and currently completing his Master's Degree in Applied languages with Tshwane University of Technology. He enjoys being part of Ikamva which he believes its values are in line with his personal mission, that of helping youth to escape poverty through education (Paying it Forward).

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.

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.

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.

Kgomotso Metsuamere

083 210 8512
kgomotso@ikamvayouth.org
Zikhuliseni Building Plot 139 Bophelong Centre Diepsloot West Ext 10 Braynston 2189

Kgomotso is 24 years of age, and holds a BA industrial Psychology and Labour Relations degree from the North West University. She  started to volunteer at IkamvaYouth in 2015 and in 2019 she got an opportunity to be an Intern in one of their branches in the North West   and a year and a half later (2021) she applied and got the BA position in the Diepsloot branch.