Zanele Priscilla Shangase – Project Co-ordinator & Trainer
Zanele Shangase, lives in Maphephetheni area along the Inanda Dam in the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills. She matriculated in 1999 and is passionate about people. In 2005 she enrolled for her BComm. degree in Tourism Management through UNISA. She has completed Levels 1 and 2 of these studies. She has also studied Hospitality and Tour Guiding (1 year certificate) and French Language (1 year certificate).
She is an active member of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, worshipping in the Ndwedwe Circuit of the Natal Coastal District. She loves being involved in the different MCSA Organisations.
She has an 18 month old daughter whom she adores. She loves her work at a Co-Ordinator and Trainer for the Siyakhula Sonke Trust, especially the work involved in the Self-Help Groups, within the Clerpine Circuit of the MCSA.
She trusts God to guide us all. Shalom.
Zothani Latha – Project Co-ordinator & Trainer
Zothani Latha matriculated in 1999 and went on to study N4 Business Administration and Management which he completed in 2003, including an ICDL (International Computer Drivers Licence).
In 2013 he commenced a Public Relations Diploma with the Oxbridge Academy.
In 2008 to 2009 he worked as an intern at Agri Business Solutions in the administration and bookkeeping field. He has continued to service Agri Business Solutions in his personal capacity from September 2009 through Zothani Business Solutions. From 2009 he has also worked with Phathisa Equity (now known as Andisa Agri) on various projects as a Project Administrator, namely:
- Mondi Forest Land Reform Projects
- Ogwini and Etsheni Community Projects land potential and development planning
- Worked with Prof Jeff McCarthy on JTI Project and Illovo Sugar Project as a researcher and conducting field interviews
- ADA Middelrus Project as project administrator,
- Ilembe Black Balance Pack house conducting research and interviews
- Okhahlamba Fresh produced market also doing field research,
- Makhathini Sugar Cane Project as a Project Administrator, and
- SASA GSP- Cluster as a Project Administrator, and
- Working with Siyakhula Sonke Trust as a Project Co-ordinator facilitator and trainer.
He is a passionate young man with a zest for life and a good team player.
Jackson Tokwe – Evangelist
Margaret Nxmualo – Community Facilitator
Margaret Nxumalo is 53 years old and resides in KwaSanti – St Wendolins (Emmaus) near Pinetown. She has one child and four grand-children. She is a member of the Emmaus Methodist Church Society. Margaret currently oversees one group, namely:
Intwehhle, which means “a beautiful thing” in isiZulu. This group has two group income generation projects, gardening and shoe making (crochet shoes).
Margaret is working hard in the area to establish new groups to make a better life for all.
Ncamsile Nyathikazi – Community Facilitator
Ncamsile Nyathikazi is a lively, passionate and energetic 29 year old who lives in KwaNgcolosi near Inanda Dam in the scenic Valley of Thousand Hills. She belongs to the Christ Apostolic Church. Currently she oversees two active SHG’s:
Yona Yethu, an isiZulu phrase meaning “it’s for us”. Their main source income is from Block Making.
Qhubekasakhe, meaning “keep on building”. This is a newly formed group who are still discerning a suitable group income generation project.
Sbongile Chamane – Community Facilitator
Sbongile Chamane is 55 years old, residing in KwaNgcolosi with her child, three grand-children and five foster children. She has a heart for people. She currently oversees two groups, namely:
Cacisa, meaning “let it bright” in isiZulu. This group makes blocks (building) and does bead making. They are planning to build a crèche for the children in their area to assist working parents.
Siathuthuka, an isiZulu phrase that means “we are empowering ourselves”. Their main group income generation project is block making.
Sbongile is making good inroads to establish further groups in her region.
Thuli Nyembe – Community Facilitator
Thuli Nyembe is 50 years old and resides in KwaSanti – St Wendolins (Emmaus) near Pinetown. She has six children and 1 grandchild and belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. Thuli oversees a group on Emmaus region and another in the Nazareth (near Pinetown) region, namely:
Uthando, meaning “love.” This group is involved in poultry and gardening as their income generation projects.
Sbambukusho/ikhono in Nazareth. This is a newly re-established group who are investigating ideas for income generation. With the loving and caring nature of Thuli they are sure to be back on their feet again soon.