Our Team

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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

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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 though 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.

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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.

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Grant Edmond

(B.Bus.Sci Finance and Accounting, PGDA, M.Phil Public Law)

Grant is an audit supervisor at EY, a leading global auditing and advisory firm. He is responsible for overseeing the governance and financial controls of Just Grace, and he provides financial training to the schools in which we work. He will be qualified as a CA(SA) in December 2017 and intends 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.

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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.

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Laura Macfarlane

(BSocSci Law and Politics, LLB)

Laura is a candidate 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.

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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.

Staff

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Yongama Fayi

Programme Coordinator

Yongama is a loved by all the learners in the Programme. She is dedicated to her family and loves her church.

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Kirran de Leeuw

Volunteer Coordinator

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.

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Wanga Mkiva

Programme Assistant

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.

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Vuyisani Fayi

Learner Coordinator

Aka Vice, is a motivated young man who takes initiative in life. He is currently an accounting student at UWC and plans to go into business on completion of his studies.

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Jessica Legodi

Marketing and Communications

Jessica is a recent graduate from CPUT where she completed her BTech in Marketing. She has subsequently gained experience at the City of Cape Town and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She is passionate about marketing and communication as well as social justice and believes that Just Grace is the perfect place to bring these interests together.