Vuyelwa Masangwana


Has over ten years of experience in the public sector and civil society organisations. She is currently the CEO of LVV Investments .She has served as a member of the Senior Management Services at the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) as a Secretary to the JSC for 4 years .Chaired the Trilateral Cooperation Fund worth €6 million and served as fund director for SA-Belgian Study and Consultancy fund amongst many other responsibilities whilst working for The National Treasurer. She is passionate about strategy, leadership development, relationship building, social development and knowledge management

The Team

Judge Nkabinde


Bess Nkabinde is one of the 11 Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She was appointed to that in January 2006 by the former President Thabo Mbeki. She was a Judge of the High Court since 1999. Between 2000 and 2005 she acted as a Judge of the Labour Court, Labour appeal Court and Supreme Court of Appeal. She has delivered papers at different fora at home and abroad. She served as a member of the Sub-Committee on Racism and Sexism in the SA Judiciary. Bess Nkabinde was the chairperson of the Rules Board for Courts of Law since 2005 until December 2014. Before her elevation to the Bench she served as director of different commercial entities. Born in 1959 at Tlokweng –Silwerkrans (North West Province), she is married and has four children. She matriculated at Mariasdal High School (Tweespruit - OFS) in 1979 and later in 1983 and 1986 obtained a BProc degree (University of Zululand) and an LLB (University of the North West), respectively.

David Lowry


David Lowry is a qualified Charted accountant with extensive experience both internationally and locally. He started his own firm which he sold after years of success to retire at Farm in Vreded which his loving. He is a Director on the School Aid South Africa Board with the role of Treasury naturally. He is committed to the future of South Africa and firmly believes that a book a child, will unlock a bright one.

Musa Ngubane


A professional sales executive with local and global experience across different industries. I have occupied incremental roles from being a sales rep, retail manager, channel manager to executive of sales. Industries worked in include cigarette, government, petroleum, retail, beverages and telecommunications. I have developed pragmatic business judgment with ability to identify opportunities and unlock potential. I am a member of Black Management Forum and have a small construction/catering business that I run with my family.

Wendy Spalding


I am the business development director at Tuesday Consulting, an executive search and advisory firm specialising in talent sourcing solutions throughout Africa. I joined Tuesday Consulting in 2007. Prior to joining, I held various HR and operations related positions including interim recruitment manager at Standard Bank and operations executive at The Oval Office. I am one of the founding members of the Southern African chapter 30% Club, a global alliance of business leaders committed to achieving better gender balance at all levels of organisations. I am also a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD). I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education through Unisa and an MDip HRM, Human Resources through the University of Johannesburg.   I have more than 20 years' experience in recruitment, talent management, career coaching and facilitation and my specialities include executive search; identifying and engaging with highly skilled candidate pools; providing talent mapping research and critical intelligence and career coaching.

Eva Mlangeni


Eva Mlangeni first joined School Aid-South Africa in 2014 . She is an entrepreneur at heart with over 4 years of experience in the Financial Advisory environment with one of the prominent insurance companies in South Africa-Sanlam. She has been endorsed to open up her own business giving financial advise under Nomcebo Blue Star. She is passionate about learning, social development; personal and corporate finance. ‘A book opens one to a world of possibilities.’

Lebogang Mothulwe


Lebogang Mothulwe is the SASA secretary, she first joined SASA in 2011 . She has extensive and diverse corporate experience of more than 7 years in finance , a comprehensive educational foundation and an exemplary career at one of South Africa’s leading Insurance Company with her key responsibility being developing financial advisors to the next level, by coaching and mentoring which instils enthusiastic confidence in generating new clients as well as honing existing relationships. She is passionate, leadership development, social development and personal & corporate finance

Mike Makwela


Mike Makwela is the School Aid Project Manager and his role involves the development, implementation, and monitoring of School Aid libraries in South Africa. His primary responsibilities include identifying appropriate recipient schools, organising and providing library facilities and infrastructure where there are none, participating in the recruitment and arranging training of school library assistants, liaison with schools, relevant government departments, other partners and NGOs/NPOs and SASA Directors and SAUK office, and working with and mentoring local volunteers.

Mike Makwela has experience in tertiary, public and school libraries. He was first exposed to librarianship when he was working as a Music Librarian for Radio Turf in Limpopo Province. He graduated from the University of Limpopo in Bachelor of Information Studies.

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