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Our
Team

Our Team

The primary consideration for anyone who would like to join our team is passion.
We look for people who have a passion to live for others and dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of their fellow citizens.
If you believe that you have a passion and a love for people, as well as valuable experience or skills that could add to our team, then please contact us to set up a meeting.

Board of Directors

Greg Macfarlane

(BSocSci PPE, B.Com Honours FAPM, BPhil Logistics, MBA)

Gregory is an Investment Head at Edge Growth. Greg spent the first part of his career in the field of supply chain consulting where he gained significant experience in process re-engineering, optimisation, strategy and financial project evaluation techniques working in Johannesburg and Europe. During this period, he delivered multiple financial due diligences and supply chain solutions for multi-national pharmaceutical firms. Greg was part of the founding team of the Edge Cape Town office as well as the ASISA Enterprise Development Fund. In his current role Greg is responsible for overseeing the investment team on the deal making function for early stage investments into the supply chains of ASISA members representing the majority of South Africa's asset managers and life insurers.

Laura Macfarlane

(BSocSci Law and Politics, LLB)

Laura is an attorney in the Public Interest law department at Norton Rose Fulbright, an international law firm with offices in more than 50 cities worldwide. She holds a BSocSci in Politics and Law as well as an LLB from the University of Cape Town. She has experience interning at Ndifuna Ukwazi, the United Nations Refugee Rights Unit as well as alongside human rights advocate Anton Katz. She co-founded Just Grace at the age of 18. Her passion lies broadly in social justice and particularly in education, refugee rights and children’s rights.

Zukile Keswa

(B.Com Information Systems)
 

Zukile is an IkamvaYouth ex-learner, tutor, Branch Administrator, Branch Coordinator, Schools Coordinator for the Year Beyond Project and currently fills the role of Branch Coordinator at Gugulethu Comprehensive. He has a degree in information systems and has been based at the Makhaza branch for 10 years. He has substantial experience working with learners from the Khayelitsha community and is highly motivated to put learners from disadvantaged backgrounds on the path to earning a dignified living.

Alecia Ndlovu

(BA in International Relations and Applied Economics, MA (Cum Laude) in International Relations)

Alecia is a lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at UCT. Alecia is currently completing her PhD in International Relations through Wits University. She holds a BA in International Relations and Applied Economics, as well as an MA (Cum Laude) in International Relations. Her main research and teaching interests are in political economy, African politics and quantitative methods. Her thesis combines cross-national statistical research and fieldwork in four African countries—Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Alecia has won numerous awards including the Carnegie Global Change Award and she has been named a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa research fellow. She has also taken home the School of Social Science Research Award, the Feroza Adams Award and a University Council Scholarship.

Dayne Morkel

(MBA) (CFA)
 

Dayne is currently a director of Thinta Diagnostics, a Cape Town based healthcare firm specializing in medical devices and a director of Path healthcare. He has a strong financial background, having worked in Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley in New York, London, and Hong Kong, before returning to South Africa in 2011. Dayne holds a Business Science (Finance) degree as well as an MBA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Dayne is a member of the Board of Directors of Jembi Health Systems and is completing his PhD in socially responsible investment and impact investment.

Grant Edmond

Executive Director (CA(SA), M.Phil Public Law)
 

Grant is the executive director at Just Grace. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed his training at EY, a leading global auditing and advisory firm. He is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and evaluation of all programmes at Just Grace. He is determined to use his skills in order to benefit the community of Langa. Having studied an M.Phil in Public Law, Grant also oversees the Just Grace Advocacy Initiative – a mechanism used to create awareness and stimulate change within the Langa Community by advocating for justice.

Board Advisors

GOOLAM MODACK

Goolam Modack is the Head of the College of Accounting and Section Head for Financial Reporting at the University of Cape Town. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate financial reporting courses and is the convener of Financial Reporting III at the university.

Goolam is the co-author of Financial Accounting: GAAP Principles and an adjudicator for the EY Excellence in Integrated Reporting survey. He is also an Independent, Non-Executive director of various companies.
Goolam brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in teaching that helps shape the design and implementation of all educational aspects of the Just Grace Youth Development Programme.

KHULUKASI BAKANA

Founded of Keep Them Safe

KHULUKASI BAKANA is a community member in Langa Township. She founded “Keep Them Safe”, an NGO based in Langa that uplifts children in the community through sport.
Khulu is well known and respected in the community and she provides invaluable guidance that allows Just Grace to stay relevant to the community’s needs.

Staff

BONGIWE MALINGATSHONI

Administrator

Bongi is a community member who is passionate about effecting positive social change in Langa. She assists in making our youth development programme run smoothly.

GRANT EDMOND

Executive Director

Grant is the executive director at Just Grace. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed his training at EY, a leading global auditing and advisory firm. He is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and evaluation of all programmes at Just Grace. He is determined to use his skills in order to benefit the community of Langa. Having studied an M.Phil in Public Law, Grant also oversees the Just Grace Advocacy Initiative – a mechanism used to create awareness and stimulate change within the Langa Community by advocating for justice.

KIRRAN EDMOND

Programme Manager

Kirran is currently studying her Masters in Public Health. She has a passion for seeing social change in the healthcare sector and looks forward to putting into practise what she has learnt in her courses in the near future.

NOMALIZO ZONO

Community Worker

Nomalizo is one on of our community workers. She is a mother of 5 and passionate about developing the Langa Community.

She regularly visits homes where she:

  • encourages learners to attend school
  • coaches parents on raising children
  • comforts and advises domestic abuse victims
  • reports bullying and negative social behaviours
  • refers parents to the legal aid clinic

She is a social justice champion who is driving grass root
change in Langa.

NONTSIKELELO NOTWABANZA

Administrator

Nophelo is a mother of 3 who is passionate about education in Langa. She assists us with capturing of beneficiary data.

NOZIBELE NDUNGE

NOZIBELE NDUNGE

Programme Manager & Social Worker

Nozibele is a social worker who is passionate about bringing social cohesion and healing in Langa Township. She is a mother of 3 who is dedicated towards strengthening families in the community.

OWETHU ZIBAYA

Intern

SIYABULELA MASHIYI

Workshop Facilitator & Social Worker

Siya is a social worker with a passion for uplifting youth from disadvantaged communities. She is responsible for running various workshops in our youth development programme.

WANGA MKIVA

Programme Coordinator

Wanga is a lively individual who loves spending times with friends and listening to music. She is currently doing an internship with Just Grace and plans to study social work next year.

Just Grace is a non-profit company with the overarching objective of poverty alleviation in Langa, Cape Town.

Please Note: Just Grace Education
only operates in Langa, Cape Town.


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