Board Of Trustees

Rev. Mcebisi Xundu (Chairperson)

Former Archdeacon of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth Reverend Xundu was also a member of the Reparations and Reconciliation committee in the Truth Reconciliation Commission. He is President of the Eastern Cape Provincial Council of Churches. He is a Chairperson of the Mzingisi Development Trust, Algoa Bay Charitable Trust, Goba Empowerment Trust, Moral Regeneration Movement (Eastern Cape), and serves as Chairperson on the Board of Directors for All Pay Eastern cape (Pty) Ltd. Reverend Xundu is also part of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Iceland and President of National Interface Leaders council.

Prof. Pali Mohanoe

A former Science and Maths teacher, Professor Mohanoe was a lecturer and professor in the Department of Didactics at the University of the North. Previous positions include Chief of Staff at the Free State Premier's office and inaugural head master at Phuting College. He's one of the founding members of the Equal Opportunity Foundation, and he served as a trustee on a number of Boards including: National Development Agency (Founding member), Anglo American Educational. And the Donaldson Trust.

Mr. Ebrahim Bhorat

A former High School science and biology teacher, Mr. Bhorat is now an entrepreneur and director of several corporate bodies. He is currently Chairperson of the Melomed Group of Hospitals and Melomed Ambulance Services (Pty) Ltd that provides ambulance services. He has been extensively involved in property development throughout the Western Cape and was appointed to sit on the Western Cape Tax Appeal Court.

Dr. Isabel Manaka-Mkhwanazi

Has a a masters degree in Clinical psychology and a Ph.D in Social Sciene from the University of KwaZulu Natal. She served has served as Principal of King Edward VIII Campus of the KwaZulu Natal College of Nursing and as Chairperson of the KwaZulu Natal Educators Association and with a keen interest in nursing education. She has co-authored three nursing textbooks and remains deeply involved in all aspects of healthcare, serving as a volunteer child and family counsellor.

Prof. Gertrude Mncube

Retired Professor and Head of Nursing Department at the then University of the North (presently University of Limpopo - Turfloop Branch). Former Director of Quality Assurance in Education at the University of the North who also served as evaluator of Quality Assurance in numerous Tertiary Education Institutions for the Council on Higher Education (CHE). She served as Chairperson of the then N. Transvaal Teacher Opportunity Programmes for the promotion of Professional School Management. She served as a member of Examination Committee for Educational Testing Services in South Africa for the admission of candidates into UK, USA and Canadian Universities. Presently serving as President of South and East Africa Area of World Federation of Methodist Women and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Equal Opportunity Foundation.

Mr. Bonny Mokhutle

is a businessman involved in the construction industry. He previously worked as the private secretary to the Premier of Free State Provincial Government and before that was a Senior Corporate Business Analyst for The Free State Development Corporation. He was also Director of Business Performance Analysis and the Head of the Department of Public Enterprise and of Economic Affairs and Tourism in the Free State.

Mr. Motale Nkgoang

Currently employed by University of South Africa (Unisa) as Regional Office Coordinator. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Unisa (SBL). He also has a range of experience in the HR field. He served in the governance structures of Unisa, namely Senate and Institutional Forum. Former chairperson of Mangaung Winter schools project. He served as a Spiritual worker at Pollsmoor Prison. He is a community worker serving in various community structures. He also serves and leads various committees of the church.

Mr. George Gibbs

Born into a background of community work and service, he has continued through study and commitment to continue with this work. He has worked in the field of community development for this entire life and joined the corporate world to continue his involvement through funding and support of the NGO sector. He is now retired and continues to assist community organisation.


  • Michelle Lovett - Manager
  • Londiwe Twumasi - Project Officer
  • Rildah Moodley - Bookkeeper
  • Nomonde Limba - Admin Assistant