Meet the team

Our Team

ZIYANDA XASO
Director
Experienced Researcher & Training Facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, Training, Research, and Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methodologies. Strong education professional with a Masters in Social Science focused in African Studies. Extensive experience in the financial services sector working in consulting and actuarial services.
ZOZIBINI NOTUNUNU
Administrator
An enthusiastic and organized Office Assistant dedicated to streamlining office operations and ensuring smooth workflow. With a passion for efficiency and a keen eye for detail, I strive to create a productive and positive work environment. With over 8 years of experience in administrative roles, I have honed my skills in multitasking, time management, and communication. Proficient in office software and tools, I am adept at handling a variety of tasks to support the team and enhance overall efficiency
ZUKO LIVINGSTONE HENDRICK
Financial Services Mentor
I'm Zuko Hendrick, a spirited soul navigating life with a playful touch and a whole lot of enthusiasm. As an entrepreneur, my heart beats for the soil. I've embarked on a thrilling venture into the world of farming, driven by a deep-rooted commitment to sustainable practices and a vision of cultivating not just crops but also communities. Amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, my heart finds solace in the company of children. A natural affinity for connecting with the younger generation has become a cornerstone of my identity. Whether it's through playful interactions or imparting valuable life lessons, I thrive on creating positive experiences for the future leaders of tomorrow.
VATISWA MANGXOLA
Education Service Mentor
Vatiswa was born and raised in Mdantsane, a township in EL. I completed my BA honours degree at the University of the Western Cape, majoring in Psychology and Community development. I am passionate about education and youth development as a whole especially for young people coming from disadvantaged areas. Having worked in the NGO sector for 9 years providing Psychosocial support, mentoring, counselling, career guidance and coaching to High school and University students has honed my people skills and love for young people. Being the charismatics person that I am, I still feel I am called to serve a greater purpose in life. I still want to pursue Postgraduate studies in Education and further expand my knowledge in developing more developmental and educational programmes to improve our education system.
THABAKGOLO PAUL THEMA
Data Management Mentor
With six years of experience as a GIS Administrator in Market Research Operations, I excel in data cleaning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, research, and map design. My specialization includes spatial and attribute data transfer methods, and I'm adept in essential software. My journey in the industry has instilled in me a profound belief that "Data powers everything we do." I'm driven by the mission to simplify data visualization, recognizing it as a pivotal aspect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is crucial for our societal progress.
LETHU QHAWEKAZI MGENGO 
Child Services Mentor
An ASCHP registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor and HPCSA registered Clinical Psychology Intern with a passion for people, learning and providing mental health care in an empathetic manner. Experienced in psychological assessments, counselling, substance abuse, trauma debriefing, EAP related work, group therapy and Microsoft Office and other psychotherapeutic work. Enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults who need support to improve their lives and find their own path. Has a special interest in expanding my skills in different fields and using evidence-based interventions in Psychotherapy as well as in facilitating self-directed learning.
CHUMA MJELO
Child services assistant mentor
Chuma Mjelo is a dedicated professional with a strong background in child services, youth advocacy, and HIV/AIDS education. With experience as a Child Services Assistant Mentor and a former Youth Ambassador, Chuma's career has been marked by a commitment to making a positive impact on young people's lives. As a former Youth Ambassador, Chuma engaged in advocacy and peer education, advocating for community decisions that benefit the youth. This role involved national and international travel to address critical issues facing young people. During this time, Chuma also volunteered as an HIV/AIDS Official, providing education on risk reduction, conducting medical testing, and offering counseling to those with positive test results. The focus was on preventing unnecessary deaths and connecting individuals with essential HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Chuma's expertise extends to facilitation, where they excel in planning, guiding, and managing group events to achieve their objectives. Their impartial and focused approach ensures that group discussions and problem-solving efforts flow smoothly and effectively.
MABLI SIFUBA
Multiservice Mentor
I am a dedicated, motivated, and focused individual who strongly believes in following through on the dreams and goals that I have for myself. I have a strong passion for working with children and believe that we can learn as much from them as they can from us. My educational background in psychology and criminology work in tandem to strengthen my desire to see children prospering and ensuring that they are treated as the law stipulates. I join this team as an Education Services Assistant Mentor with the hope that my contributions will develop and strengthen the young minds that I have been entrusted with. I am empathetic to a fault, which allows me to act in ways that would protect others, rather than hurt or compromise them. The opportunity to work at Jika Uluntu will allow me to follow my passions and nurture my natural talents. As a former Youth Ambassador, Chuma engaged in advocacy and peer education, advocating for community decisions that benefit the youth. This role involved national and international travel to address critical issues facing young people. During this time, Chuma also volunteered as an HIV/AIDS Official, providing education on risk reduction, conducting medical testing, and offering counseling to those with positive test results. The focus was on preventing unnecessary deaths and connecting individuals with essential HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Chuma's expertise extends to facilitation, where they excel in planning, guiding, and managing group events to achieve their objectives. Their impartial and focused approach ensures that group discussions and problem-solving efforts flow smoothly and effectively.
CHUMA XUZA
Intern
An introvert yet kindhearted individual with a passion for music. When I'm not lost in music you'll find me diligently working towards my goals. I believe in the power of hard work and strive to make a positive impact in everything I do
ANELISA KUPISO
Child Services Assistant Mentor
I am Anelisa Kupiso, a self-motivated and driven visionary serving as a Child Services Assistant Mentor at Jika Uluntu. I possess potential in learning and development, always eager to contribute to a dynamic and progressive organization that provides a challenging working environment. My goal is to utilize my hardworking and caregiving skills, along with my competencies, in a positive direction.
QAQAMBA QAYIZANA
Multiservice Mentor
I am subject expert and a motivational speaker with broad experience of psychology - with a strong drive, I have the ability to motivate workforce and create followership within any organization. I am team player with a passion on driving her teams satisfaction. A highly skilled communicator and team player who strives to achieve the best results for my team.
WASHINGTON BONANI
Intern
I'm a spirited individual with a passion for making every moment count. If there's music, you'll likely find me on the dance floor, moving to the rhythm with unbridled enthusiasm. My outspoken nature reflects my genuine love for connection and communication.
LUTHOLETHU MAQASHU 
Early Childhood Development Assistant Mentor
I am an ECD assistant mentor, hard worker, active person and respectful person.
PUMLA JAMA
Health Service Mentor
Called to serve a greater purpose in life, With a constant drive to expand, improve and grow in serving others. educating people on the benefits of taking control of their own health I worked in healthcare and non-profit organization for 6 years dealing with stakeholder engagements and am ready to move into more leadership roles to increase my impact. I would like to become an expert and thought leader in marketing this space, as well as continue along my own personal journey towards optimal health and sharing what I learn.