Our Team

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Elize Lombard

Founder & Director


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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Tarryn Africa

Financial Officer


Tarryn Africa is a mother of 2 boys and 1 girl and has been working in the accounting field since 2009.

She has obtained her National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as well as her CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting through the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants. Over the past ten years, she has acquired specialized skills in various areas in the accounting field.

Tarryn joined Usapho during October 2018, where she has made a great impact on the Financial Administration of the organization. She also has extensive understanding with a range of computer programs and continues to teach the staff Microsoft Word and Excel skills. She testifies to be a conscious parenting since started working at the organization and has big dreams for her children.

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Abigail Osborne

Facilitator & Administrator


Abigail obtained her Honours Degree in Psychology from The University of the Western Cape and is a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Having previously worked within the NPO sector, she has strong organizational and administration skills. She hopes to grow with Usapho and contribute to effectively facilitate change and building better families within our communities.

At present, Abigail co-facilitates the Teen Parenting Programme and also assists in the day-to-day administration of the organization.

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Shaville Fledermaus



Shaville is a trained Pastor, holding a B-Theology Degree (BTH) from Baptist Seminary. Previously a journalist with Media 24, Shaville also has a degree in Journalism from Pretoria Technicon.

Now serving as a pastoral counselor at His People Church, Shaville co-facilitates the Teen Parenting and Positive Parenting Programmes at Usapho, as well as delivering counselling services to couples and individuals.

As a mentor to the teen tatas in the Fatherhood Programme, and a father of two, Shaville provides a strong masculine presence and support to the fathers in this program.

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Leticia Poggenpoel

Social Worker & Facilitator


Leticia Poggenpoel is a devoted wife and a mother of 3 children under the age of 6 and views her family as her first priority. She has worked/volunteered in the NGO, government and education sector for the past 14 years. Majority of her work has focused on victim empowerment, youth development and training.

She believes in serving people holistically and the importance of faith as an integral part of intervention. Leticia is a qualified social worker and registered for private practice. She and her husband founded Arnon & Gila Pty Ltd in 2012 and their main focus is on empowering couples and families through the art of photography.

Leticia serves Usapho foundation as student supervisor and believes that her passion for supervision will aid her growth as well as those she serves.

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Vuyiseka Buntse

Social Auxilliary Worker & Facilitator


Vuyiseka Buntse (Vuyi) is a qualified Social Auxiliary Worker completed at Michaelmas in 2015 and a short course in Counselling at Attic in 2016. She is a mother of 2 handsome boys, 15 and 2 years old and married. She did her field work practicum at Usapho Foundation, worked at Samila, Khethimpilo and recently joined Usapho Foundation as a Social Auxiliary Worker.

She is very excited to be at Usapho Foundation because she sees the opportunity to get an exposure to the field. She has a passion in Community development and in making difference in people’s lives.

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Danielle Groenewald

Social Worker


Danielle is a registered Social Worker. In 2017 she completed her 4-year degree at the University of South Africa.

She has a great passion for helping others and she believes her purpose in life is to inspire and help people grow and adopt a winning mindset. Her passion for Social Work, and especially the development of families and children, sprouts from her own childhood experiences and her belief in the power of families and the resilience of children. Besides her passion for the social work, Danielle also enjoys travelling locally and one can often find her meandering through the lush landscapes of Kirstenbosch Gardens.

She lives by the quote: “It all begins and ends in the mind.”

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Marvelous Mukuta

Admin Intern


Marvelous is a Public Management Student (Undergraduate), an Intern at Usapho Foundation as an Office Administrator.

She provides office service by implementing administrative systems, procedures and policies and monitoring administrative projects. My achievements range from setting up effective administrative systems to team leading and complete office management. In short, I believe I will bring efficiency, reliability and accuracy to Usapho Foundation office procedures.