andrew davids

Andrew Davids

Chairperson

Andrew has broad business experience in multiple industry sectors such as ICT, BPO, Business Consulting and Real Estate. His knowledge, skills and expertise includes Strategic Business Development, Strategy Formulation and Execution, Public Sector Engagement, and Corporate Governance. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Professional Post-graduate Qualification in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice. Andrew is a father to two children, who from the inception of the organisation has been diligent and dedicated in assisting Usapho realise its vision and mission.




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John Muir

Vice Chairperson

B Prim Ed (UCT) | ADR, Cum Laude (AFSA) | Leadership Coach (ICF)

John has worked for the last 20 years in the Social Development field. He is passionate about helping both individuals and organisations unlock their collective energies and potential.

John has spoken and facilitated on Human and Organisational Capacity Development and Leadership on 3 continents. He has worked extensively with NPO’s, Parastatals as well as Government Departments in the SADC, West and East Africa regions. John has been able to successfully use a unique blend of cultural sensitivity and humour to affect positive outcomes in diverse and complex settings. John is an accredited Assessor and Life Coach. He is also a Master Trainer (UNDP) in the Community Capacity Enhancement Programme.

John recently graduated Cum Laude through the University of Pretoria and the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) in their ‘Advanced Dispute Resolution Programme’ and currently serves as a member of the AFSA panel.




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Stefan van der Linde

Treasurer

Stefan is a registered Chartered Accountant and has skills such as Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis and Forecasting to name a few. His work ethic and interpersonal skills enable him to relate well with people from various cultures and backgrounds. He always focuses on what is best for the organisation, embracing the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability.




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Yvonne De La Chaumette

Secretary

Yvonne is a registered nurse, a wife and mother to two adult children. She has extensive experience in management, administration, human resources and leadership. She has a passion for helping people, especially those who are marginalised and vulnerable. Besides her leadership skills, she is a team player and takes pleasure in seeing people develop their full potential. Her desire is to see Usapho as a sustainable organization and run successful development programs to the families.




mduduzi dube

Mduduzi Dube

Board Member

Mdu is the Director of Autism Western Cape; an organisation that aims to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families, communities and everyone impacted while working towards inclusion through acceptance, advocacy, education, awareness and support. He has a passion for the NPO sector and has dedicated his working experience to the sector. Mduduzi Dube studied a Bachelor of Social Work and after a few years of working in the field he noticed that there was room for improvement in the ways NPOs were run, including their funding models. Determined to bridge this gap Mduduzi pursued a course in business management, a certificate in fundraising and Obtained an MBA. During his career Mduduzi Dube has managed 3 award winning centres that catered to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities.




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Elize Lombard

Ex-Officio Board Member

Elize is a qualified Social Worker, mother of 2 girls and has always been passionate about working with families. She started working as a Student Social Worker at Correctional Services and qualified as a Social Worker while working there. She has extensive experience in working in Child Care Facilities, such as Boys Town and Tenterden Place of Safety in Wynberg. For 11 years she worked for a Paediatrician as a Practice Manager. This equipped her with diverse management skills which continue to enable her to the run the organisation efficiently.

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