Board of trustees

Ilan Lax – Chairperson; Tim Hobden; Kajal Singh; Marcel Jakubec; Sazile Mtshali

 

Board of trustees (Gauteng)

Michel Hanouch; Paula Nimpuno; Marcel Jakubec and Anton Krone

 

Staff Members

 

EASTERN CAPE

Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa Matatiele
Simbongile Duba Matatiele
Teboho Doda Matatiele
Moleboheng Nonkevu Matatiele
Nolufefe Mkwaqa Bizana
Mteto Mfikili Mt Frere
Siyabonga Msani Matatiele
Mmasema Pharoe Matatiele
Phumlani Maqashalala Matatiele
Ntombi Skhosana Mt Ayliff
Thembekile Tafi Queenstown
 

EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY-BASED PROMOTERS

Nolubabalo Ethel Majikijela Matatiele
Makhauta Tloti Mt Fletcher
Nobuzi Harriet Dada Mt Fletcher
Nokhawunti Mbungendlu Mt Fletcher
Thobeka Masoka Mt Fletcher
Mamotlatsi Mendela Matatiele
Zithobile Mbele Matatiele
Lulama Gxathwana Matatiele
Nonkululeko Bekezulu Mt Frere
Nwabisa Nxuza Bizana
Nolubabalo Deyi Bizana
Nelisiwe Faye Mt Frere
Kholiswa Gqokonqwane Bizana
Ntombikayise B. Nduna Queenstown

KWAZULU-NATAL

 

Silindokuhle Zikalala Bergville
Busisiwe Sechaba Bergville
Bongekile Cecilia Mchunu Limehill/Estcourt
Nomthy (Nomthandazo) Mbonambi Margate
Julia Mkhize Margate
Musawenkosi Mntungwa Underberg
Nkosingiphile Mpofane Underberg
Mncedisi Nkosi Eshowe
Lindelwa Majola Msinga
Jean-Pierre Andrews Pietermaritzburg (PMB)
Angela Pillay PMB
Claudia Taylor PMB
Justin Du Toit PMB
Isabel Arzeno PMB
Anton Krone PMB
Nasreen Visajee PMB
Kaylin Pillay PMB
Chuma Mashita PMB
Tasneem Khan PMB
Xoliswa Mlotshwa PMB

KWAZULU-NATAL CBPs

Thandeka Shabalala Bergville
Nonhlanhla Sibiya Limehill
Nompilo Shelembe Bergville
Philile Luthuli Margate
 Nokuzola Mavundla Margate
Nelly Khuboni Centocow, Underberg
Gugu Miya Mqatsheni, Himeville, Underberg
Sithembile Molefe Lotheni, Undeberg
Khethiwe Ngobese Impendle
Patricia Tshomela Mathendeni, Mbhulelweni
Zodwa Sokhela Msinga
Philile Mntungwa Msinga
Bonisiwe Ngubane Msinga
Zinhle Ncwane Eshowe
Phyllis Ngubane Table Mountain
Nombuso Phoswa Richmond
Thandeka Mbele Richmond

FREE STATE

Neo Mokone QwaQwa

FREE STATE CBP

Jeminah Selepe QwaQwa

NORTHERN CAPE

Esther Katts Springbok
 

GAUTENG

Bezant Chongo Johannesburg
Thabang Phago Johannesburg
Samantha Morake Johannesburg
  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Ilan Lax: Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
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    Ilan Lax: Chairperson of the Board of Trustees


    Ilan Lax is an experienced attorney and legal consultant. Admitted to practice since 1985, he served in the Human Rights Violations and Amnesty Committees of the SA TRC. He assisted in setting up the Sierra Leone TRC. He has also worked with other commissions of inquiry. Ilan works in a range of areas dealing with legal issues in the fields of land rights, environmental, biodiversity conservation, organisational and project governance, human rights and community-based development issues. Ilan also works with a range of adjudication and commissions, inquiries and investigations matters. He is an experienced facilitator and strategic planning advisor.

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    Kajal Singh: Member of the Board of Trustees
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    Kajal Singh: Member of the Board of Trustees


    Kajal Singh is a chartered accountant, with 10 years’ experience in a management role at Umgeni Water, specialising in Treasury Management and financial planning. Kajal was previously a senior audit clerk at Deloitte where she completed her articles in 2005. Her role at Umgeni Water involves the management of UW’s available investments and funding as well as the determination of the annual pricing increase proposal and the associated funding strategies to ensure the continued financial viability.

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    Tim Hobden: Member of the Board of Trustees
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    Tim Hobden: Member of the Board of Trustees


    Tim Hobden (MCom) is currently an MPP student at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and is an independent consultant. He is formerly a manager in the Business in Development practice at Genesis Analytics, a leading economics consulting firm specialising in market-based solutions to development issues. At Genesis he worked in the area of programme design and management across a number of African countries, and for three years was a technical advisor on governance and operations to the SA National Treasury's Jobs Fund, a R9bn (€695m) job creation fund which operates on challenge fund principles.

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    Sazile Mtshali – Member of the Board of Trustees
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    Sazile Mtshali – Member of the Board of Trustees


    Sazile Mtshali has worked for SaveAct as a programme co-ordinator for KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. She has a PhD from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and an MA from the University of Reading in the UK. She is qualified in the professions of nursing, home economics and rural development and has experience in training, research and evaluation. She is interested in models and strategies that make a sustained difference in people’s lives. She has extensive experience in working with traditional authorities in KZN.

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    Marcel Jakubec: Member of the Board of Trustees
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    Marcel Jakubec: Member of the Board of Trustees


    Marcel Jakubec is a strategy consultant for Genesis Analytics. He is currently a Manager in the Banking Practice. Since joining Genesis, Marcel has developed technical expertise in growth strategy, product and value proposition design, pricing, payments strategy, operating model design, and applied behavioural economics. He has also engaged in various technical assistance projects for numerous local and international banks, card associations and donor organisations. Marcel is also a member of the Gauteng board of trustees.

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    Michel Hanouch: Member of the Board of Trustees (Gauteng)
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    Michel Hanouch: Member of the Board of Trustees (Gauteng)


    Michel Hanouch has over 13 years of experience working on fintech-enabled product and business model innovation. He currently leads CGAP’s work on Open APIs in financial inclusion – working to open existing digital rails to fintechs and other third party innovators. He has project experience across Africa, South and South East Asia and his specialties include product and business model innovation, inclusive financial services strategy, payments, financial inclusion, value proposition development. He has a master’s degree in economics from Wits University.

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    Paula Nimpuno: Member of the Board of Trustees (Gauteng)
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    Paula Nimpuno: Member of the Board of Trustees (Gauteng)


    Paula Nimpuno in an independent consultant in the development sector. She works globally and on the African continent in particular to address issues of poverty, economic and social empowerment and sustainability. She worked for several international donors, most recent as a programme officer at the Ford Foundation, working on development of programme strategies to build financial assets for the poor, including the design of strategies promoting and strengthening livelihood opportunities to increase well-being of vulnerable households and ensuring the rights of women and securing justice. She has two primary degrees, a master’s degree in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and two postgraduate diplomas.

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    Anton Krone: Executive Director
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    Anton Krone: Executive Director


    Anton is SaveAct Founder and Executive Director. He has a long history of involvement in community-based development, the non-governmental sector, in consulting and in the introduction of new development models in South Africa. He is confident that SaveAct’s programme is a powerful and effective way of empowering the many socially excluded and vulnerable groups that struggle to experience true freedom in South Africa. Anton is a member of SaveAct's Gauteng board of trustees.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa – Programme Manager
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    Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa – Programme Manager


    Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa is based in Matatiele, where she works as the Programme Manager. Nolufefe’s key responsibilities include on-site savings programme support in the Eastern Cape region, as well as technical support to new SaveAct partners in the area. Nolufefe’s personal vision is to witness the success of community development and she gets job satisfaction from hearing the positive testimonies of those savings group members who successfully achieve their financial goals. She enjoys being part of the process of helping people to reach their financial goals and to see the success that this brings to their lives.

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    Angela Pillay – Programme Support and Administration
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    Angela Pillay – Programme Support and Administration


    Angela Pillay has a Diploma in Business Administration and Management and heads up administration and programme support for SaveAct. She has worked in the NGO sector for the past 18 years and when SaveAct was founded in 2005 she assisted with administrative and financial support to get it established. She did this on a voluntary basis alongside a position at the Institute of Natural Resources. Prior to that she worked in an NGO that supported communities who suffered social, economic and political exclusion under apartheid. Angela has watched SaveAct develop from a distance and has been quietly confident that it would develop into something of importance. She has been encouraged by developments in recent years, and responses from participants in the programme have encouraged her to become more directly involved.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Nomthandazo Mbonambi – Provincial co-ordinator, KZN
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    Nomthandazo Mbonambi – Provincial co-ordinator, KZN


    Nomthy Mbonambi is the KZN provincial co-ordinator. She trains and mentors community groups with regard to the savings methodology, and also takes on some supervisory responsibilities. Nomthy is passionate about development and graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Social Science degree majoring in Rural Resource Management and Sociology. Further studies earned her a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security. Nomthy is grateful to be part of the SaveAct team, and is certain that economic empowerment is what will improve and enrich peoples’s lives.

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    Nasreen Visajee – Finance
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    Nasreen Visajee – Finance


    Nasreen Visajee has over 16 years of audit, taxation, accounting and financial experience and works with a number of non-profit organisations as a consultant financial manager. Nasreen joined the SaveAct family in 2008 and has been very encouraged by the growth of the organisation over the past few years.

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    Isabel Arzeno — Contracts Manager
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    Isabel Arzeno — Contracts Manager


    Isabel is SaveAct's contracts manager.

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    Justin du Toit — Enterprise Development Manager
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    Justin du Toit — Enterprise Development Manager


      Board of trustees Ilan Lax – Chairperson; Tim Hobden; Kajal Singh; Marcel Jakubec; Sazile Mtshali   Board of trustees (Gauteng) Michel Hanouch; Paula Nimpuno; Marcel Jakubec and Anton Krone   Staff Members   EASTERN CAPE Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa Matatiele Simbongile Duba Matatiele Teboho Doda Matatiele Moleboheng Nonkevu Matatiele Nolufefe Mkwaqa Bizana Mteto Mfikili Mt Frere Siyabonga […]

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    Mmasema Pharoe — Regional Co-ordinator, Matatiele
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    Mmasema Pharoe — Regional Co-ordinator, Matatiele


    Mmasema is regional co-ordinator for Matatiele.

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    Simbongile Duba – Field Officer, Matatiele
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    Simbongile Duba – Field Officer, Matatiele


    Simbongile Duba joined SaveAct in 2009 at a time when it was launching its Local Economic Action Project (LEAP), having previously worked for SaveAct implementing partner organisation the Masangane Treatment Programme. As part of the SaveAct team she was exposed to the great demand for the kind of work being done by SaveAct. Groups started to unite and to address social matters together. Women became financially independent and were able to provide for their families and make informed decisions as a result of financial education. She also changed her own savings habits, learning a great deal from the people she was working with. She is still excited to hear about and witness the impact of SaveAct on people’s lives.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Nolufefe Mkwaqa – Field Officer, Eastern Cape
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    Nolufefe Mkwaqa – Field Officer, Eastern Cape


    Nolufefe Mkwaqa has a BCom Degree majoring in Economics. She recently joined SaveAct as an area-based Field Officer. She sees her job as an exciting new experience and is enjoying seeing the rewards when peoples’ lives change for the better. She says meeting new people every day and seeing what is actually happening out there, people's struggles and willingness to change their lives for the better, makes all the challenges and hard work worth it.

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    Lindelwa Majola — Field Officer, Msinga
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    Lindelwa Majola — Field Officer, Msinga


    Lindelwa is a field officer in Msinga.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Nkosi Mpofane — Enterprise Development Officer, Underberg
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    Nkosi Mpofane — Enterprise Development Officer, Underberg


    Nkosi is an enterprise development officer based in Underberg.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Musawenkosi Mntungwa — Field Officer, Underberg
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    Musawenkosi Mntungwa — Field Officer, Underberg


    Musawenkosi is a field officer in Underberg.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Chuma Mashita — Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
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    Chuma Mashita — Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning


      Board of trustees Ilan Lax – Chairperson; Tim Hobden; Kajal Singh; Marcel Jakubec; Sazile Mtshali   Board of trustees (Gauteng) Michel Hanouch; Paula Nimpuno; Marcel Jakubec and Anton Krone   Staff Members   EASTERN CAPE Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa Matatiele Simbongile Duba Matatiele Teboho Doda Matatiele Moleboheng Nonkevu Matatiele Nolufefe Mkwaqa Bizana Mteto Mfikili Mt Frere Siyabonga […]

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    Kaylin Pillay — Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
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    Kaylin Pillay — Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning


    Kaylin works in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning department.

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    Bezant Chongo — Gauteng Advisor
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    Bezant Chongo — Gauteng Advisor


      Board of trustees Ilan Lax – Chairperson; Tim Hobden; Kajal Singh; Marcel Jakubec; Sazile Mtshali   Board of trustees (Gauteng) Michel Hanouch; Paula Nimpuno; Marcel Jakubec and Anton Krone   Staff Members   EASTERN CAPE Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa Matatiele Simbongile Duba Matatiele Teboho Doda Matatiele Moleboheng Nonkevu Matatiele Nolufefe Mkwaqa Bizana Mteto Mfikili Mt Frere Siyabonga […]

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    Thabang Phago — Field Officer & Digital Coordinator, Gauteng
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    Thabang Phago — Field Officer & Digital Coordinator, Gauteng


    Thabang is a field and digital coordinator for SaveAct in the Gauteng office. He has been working in the community development space for the past 5 years. "I enjoy building capacity and resilience through initiating savings groups and facilitating financial education thereby impacting the lives of many in our communities," he says. "The best times are when I am in the field and together with community members, exploring what the SaveAct model can do for them."

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    Xoliswa Mlotshwa — Field Officer, PMB
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    Xoliswa Mlotshwa — Field Officer, PMB


      Board of trustees Ilan Lax – Chairperson; Tim Hobden; Kajal Singh; Marcel Jakubec; Sazile Mtshali   Board of trustees (Gauteng) Michel Hanouch; Paula Nimpuno; Marcel Jakubec and Anton Krone   Staff Members   EASTERN CAPE Nolufefe Nonjeke-Dlanjwa Matatiele Simbongile Duba Matatiele Teboho Doda Matatiele Moleboheng Nonkevu Matatiele Nolufefe Mkwaqa Bizana Mteto Mfikili Mt Frere Siyabonga […]

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    Siyabonga Msani — Enterprise and Development Officer, Matatiele
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    Siyabonga Msani — Enterprise and Development Officer, Matatiele


    Siyabonga is an enterprise development officer in Matatiele.

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    Mncedisi Nkosi — Field Officer, Eshowe
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    Mncedisi Nkosi — Field Officer, Eshowe


    Mncedisi is a field officer in Eshowe.

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    Phumlani Maqashalala — Enterprise Development Officer, Matatiele
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    Phumlani Maqashalala — Enterprise Development Officer, Matatiele


    Phumlani is an enterprise development officer in Matatiele.

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    Jean-Pierre Andrew – Digital Monitoring & Evaluation
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    Jean-Pierre Andrew – Digital Monitoring & Evaluation


    Jean-Pierre Andrew is the Digital, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for SaveAct. He has a background in media and communication studies, and his work includes the management and upkeep of online databases, in which saving group activity is tracked and reported. Jean-Pierre joined Save Act because he believes that it is through financial education that poorer communities in South Africa will be better equipped for self-reliance.

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    Claudia Taylor – Administrative Assistant
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    Claudia Taylor – Administrative Assistant


    Claudia Taylor joined the SaveAct team in July 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. She has been in the NGO sector since 1998 and has a vast knowledge and experience, particularly in participatory facilitation and human settlement support. Claudia says her passion was sparked whilst working in the informal settlements in Msunduzi as a site inspector, where her work revolved around housing support as well as facilitating livelihood and tenure security workshops and climate change adaptation strategies in communities in peri-urban and rural areas. Claudia believes that working for SaveAct is another step forward on her path to fulfilling the passion she has to work with NGOs in the communities.

  • Staff and Community-based Promoters
    Silindokuhle Zikalala – Regional Co-ordinator, Bergville
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    Silindokuhle Zikalala – Regional Co-ordinator, Bergville


    Silindokuhle Zikalala has a BSc in Agricultural Management from the University of the Free State. Before joining SaveAct, Silindokuhle worked at Agri Frontier as a facilitator teaching farm workers the science and theories of agriculture. After starting out as a feld officer with SaveAct he progressed to the position of regional co-ordinator. For Silindokuhle, SaveAct has not only impacted the people he works with but it has also changed his life as he too has learnt the importance of saving money.

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    Thembekile Tafi – Field Officer, Eastern Cape
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    Thembekile Tafi – Field Officer, Eastern Cape


    Thembekile Tafi took up the post of Field Officer in Queenstown when Save Act opened its office there in 2015. He manages the office and is involved with training and mentoring new groups. With two colleagues, he mobilises new groups and develops partnerships with other NGOs in the area. Thembekile studied Electrical Engineering, and also completed short courses in financial management and communication. He is also a highly skilled carpenter and handyman. For Thembekile, working with the community and savings groups is a calling. He says he "lives and breathes" his work, and is filled with joy when people tell him about the small changes in their lives. He believes that changes in a community come from the renewal of the minds and hearts of those working together. He sees his role as one of leading others away from hopelessness towards success.

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    Busisiwe Sechaba – Field Officer, Bergville
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    Busisiwe Sechaba – Field Officer, Bergville


    Busisiwe Sechaba has had seven years' experience within the NGO sector and recently completed her studies in events management. Busisiwe has worked with SaveAct for three years and is experienced in applying and developing the SaveAct programme and methodologies to train communities and uplift those who desire change in their lives.

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    Moleboheng Nonkevu – Field Officer, Eastern Cape
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    Moleboheng Nonkevu – Field Officer, Eastern Cape


    Moleboheng Nonkevu grew up in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape near Matatiele. Wishing to bring positive change to his community, she went on to become a paramedic with the Department of Health. After hearing about SaveAct, she became interested and inspired by its impact in her area and decided to join the team. Since then, she has not looked back as he is passionate about community development, and is now able to pursue her vocation.

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    Neo Mokone – Field Officer, Free State
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    Neo Mokone – Field Officer, Free State


    In 2010, Neo Mokone graduated with a Marketing Management Diploma from Flavius Mareka College and also completed Level 1 of an Early Childhood Development programme. Neo worked as a volunteer at Mosa Community Project before joining SaveAct in April 2016. Based in the Free State (QwaQwa and Harrismith areas) she is stimulated by working with the community and enjoys building relationships. For Neo, the SaveAct model is the best vehicle for people to start taking care of their finances and individual households, whilst enjoying the support and fellowship of working together in their communities.

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    Julia Mkhize – Field Officer, Margate
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    Julia Mkhize – Field Officer, Margate


    Julie Mkhize graduated from the Mangosuthu University of Technology in 2012 with a National Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Production). She volunteered at Siyavuna Development Centre for a period of 11 months as a facilitator and was also part of Siyavuna Farmers' Association before joining SaveAct as an area-based Field Officer. Julia is passionate about community development and self-sustainability. She has seen the results that the SaveAct model has already achieved and firmly believes that it is through continued awareness and training that the lives of more people will be uplifted.

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    Bongekile Mchunu – Field Officer, Estcourt
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    Bongekile Mchunu – Field Officer, Estcourt


    Bongekile Mchunu has a National Diploma in Information Technology. Prior to joining SaveAct as a Field Officer in 2014, she was a facilitator at World Vision SA for two years and also worked on a life skills project with youths in the uKhahlamba Municipality in Bergville. As a part of the SaveAct team Bongekile feels confident that the methodology she introduces to communities will contribute to greater sustainability. She is proud that she is contributing to change in community members’ lives and finances, and enjoys working together as a united team.

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    Teboho Doda – Field Officer, Eastern Cape
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    Teboho Doda – Field Officer, Eastern Cape


    Teboho Doda has been involved with community development since 2003 when he was involved in an agricultural initiative called the Massive Food Programme. He then joined Mt Fletcher Advice Centre in 2006 as an HIV/AIDS activist and it is there that he developed his passion for working with rural, disadvantaged communities, especially those being discriminated against. In 2010 the Mt Fletcher Advice Centre entered into a partnership with SaveAct which gave Teboho the opportunity to fulfill his commitment to communities by forming savings groups in the rural areas of Mt Fletcher. He joined SaveAct full-time in November 2012. Teboho loves seeing people grow in every angle of life and is encouraged by the response to the SaveAct programme which gives people the opportunity to grow financially.