Board Members

Patron

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Chairperson of the board

Tefo Raditapole

Board member

Simangele Mayisela

Board member

Nontsikelelo Sisulu-Singapi 

Board member

Prudence Malefu Madlokazi

Board member

Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso

Patron

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Chairperson of the board

Tefo Raditapole

Tefo Raditapole is the Chairperson of the board of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He holds an LLB and is a practicing lawyer and Director of Cheadle Thompson & Haysom. He sits on the board of the Ombudsman for Banking Services. He is also Chairperson of the board of the Credit Ombudsman and Commissioner for the 1st Commission of Employment Equity. In the past he has acted on behalf of the ANC and COSATU.

Board member

Simangele Mayisela

Dr. Simangele Mayisela is a registered Educational Psychologist, qualified from University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked for the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre and for CSVR as a trauma practitioner. Currently she is in private practice and is the Director of Elegnams Human Development Services, a life skills development institution.

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Nontsikelelo Sisulu-Singapi 

Nontsikelelo Sisulu-Singapi is a clinical psychologist and researcher. She is currently overseeing the development of the strategic approach and alignment of government programmes for gender equity. She consults on issues pertaining to women's empowerment, raising awareness on the plight of women, particularly the elderly, as well as poverty eradication and improving economic development towards the economic emancipation of women. She has facilitated a number of interactions with the South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and has worked extensively in South Africa and the United States.

 

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Prudence Malefu Madlokazi

Prudence Malefu Madlokazi is the Founder and Director of Mwanga Fiduciary Services (Pty) Ltd. Malefu has 16 years of experience in financial services, specialising in fiduciary services and employee benefits. She has in-depth knowledge in estate planning, specialising in trusts. Malefu started off as a Trust Accountant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers Inc. and then moved to Alexander Forbes as a Trust Consultant. She then moved to Standard Trust, specialising in trust management with a R1.4 billion portfolio of assets. Malefu's involvement with the industry follows years of study, picking up a variety of qualifications and worthwhile corporate experience. Malefu is a Certified Financial Planner with the FPI and a member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA). She started her own business of Fiduciary Services with the intention to change the game of how settlement trusts are managed and utilised for the rehabilitation of beneficiaries. Her passion is sharing her expertise of estate planning with people from all walks of life, especially the importance of having a will. 

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Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso

Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso is a Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the African Union's premier human rights body, and Chair of the Working Group on Extractive Industries in Africa. Dr. Dersso is also an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Transitional Justice. In the area of transitional justice, he serves as focal point of the African Commission on Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Africa and led the drafting of the final draft of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy. He is a non-faculty Assistant Professor of human rights at the School of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa University. Dr. Dersso heads Amani Africa Media and Research Services, a policy research and consulting think tank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Dersso received an LLB from the School of Law, Addis Ababa University; an LLM from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria; and a PhD from the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand.

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