Sibongile Mkhabela

Sibongile (Bongi) Mkhabela, a social worker by profession and an activist by orientation, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund as well as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, an initiative of the Children’s Fund. At the helm of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, she has been instrumental in growing its endowment to ensure its

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Herve Ludovic De Lys

Hervé Ludovic de Lys is UNICEF Country Representative to the Republic of South Africa. He started his career as an economist for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Department of State Mission to Mali and has since worked for a wide range of international organizations and the private sector gaining experience on issues pertaining

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Dumisani Mngadi

Mngadi boasts a rich history in the academic and development sectors across the African continent and beyond its borders. A conscientious pan-Africanist, he strongly believes in Africa’s ability to find its own solutions and implement these to resolve continental challenges. Mngadi was an integral part of the establishment of the African Union Foundation and continues

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Dr Rethabile Melamu

Dr Rethabile Melamu is a dynamic and self-motivated professional; she obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She is currently the General Manager for the Green Economy Unit at The Innovation Hub. Before that, she acted in the position of the Chief Director: Sector and Industry Development in the Gauteng

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Alan Fowler

Alan Fowler is honorary professor of the Chair in African Philanthropy, to be hosted by the Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment currently being established at University of Witwatersrand Business School.  His professional career has included business engineering, adult education, advising on non-profit management and in Foundation grant making.  Voluntary positions include the presidency of the

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Mamadou Biteye

Mamadou Biteye is the Managing Director for the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office. In this role, Biteye oversees the Foundation’s work across Africa, which includes initiatives in youth employment, health, philanthropy, agriculture and food security, among others. Biteye has a wealth of expertise in the development sector in Africa. An agricultural economist by training, he

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Sumitra Aswani

Sumitra is a fourth-generation family member of Tolaram Group and currently serves as the Executive Director Ishk Tolaram Foundation. The Foundation develops programs focused on education, entrepreneurial and vocational training, and healthcare in vulnerable communities within Indonesia, Nigeria and Singapore, and advocates social awareness and responsible giving in its partners, business, and family. Sumitra is

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