Board Members

Mayu SosiboMs Mayu Sosibo - Chairperson

Mr Andile - Treasurer

Andile has been practising professional accounting and business consultancy in Pietermaritzburg for the last 18 years. During the early years of the birth of the South African democracy, Start-ups, SMME businesses and community based enterprises began on a positive and steady rise. These were the days of Umsobomvu Business Development, hence Andile extended operations with into KZN Midlands with a branch in Ladysmith and briefly a 3rd one in Kokstad, but from the global recession of 2008, a particular type of Start-ups and SMMEs began to show signs of suffocation and led to closure of the branches.

Thulani ZikhaliRev. Thulani Zikhali - Vice Chairperson
Thulani Zikhali is an Anglican Priest, currently serving at St Lukes, Woodlands. He is currently working on his Masters in Systematics theology at UKZN and married to Sindiswa and they have one son, Lubanzi. He is passionate about Christian faith and social justice

John inglisMr. John Inglis
John Inglis was born in 1945 and grew up near Cape Town where he trained as a teacher. He settled in Natal (as it was then) in 1973 and taught at Michaelhouse and Maritzburg College.
In 1981 he became an editor of educational books at Shuter & Shooter Publishers and remained there as a publisher for 25 years. He continues to edit as a freelancer, and was on the editorial team of "Journeying for Justice", the book compiled to celebrate 30 years of PACSA's existence in 2009.
He has been a member of PACSA since the early 1980s, not long after settling in Pietermaritzburg. He was elected to PACSA Council in 1992 and has served on the Council continuously since then, including some years as Treasurer and Chairperson.
He was married to Margi Inglis (nee Murray) for 27 years, up to her death in 1999. They had three children, Helen, Robert and Michael. He shares a life partnership with Marie Odendaal.
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Ms. Bridget Phillips
Bridget Phillips is a Project Coordinator for Springs of Hope Support Group for People living with HIV/AIDS, HIV Counsellor, Healing of Memories Facilitator and currently working as IHOM Workshop and Community Healing Program Manager, a facilitator for KZN Stress and Trauma Network', a facilitator for AVP (Alternative to violence Program) and a Business Woman.

 Sarah AllanMs. Sarah Allan

Essentially,she has experience working in the NGO conservation sector through Midlands Conservancies Forum and Curry’s Post Conservancy, as well exposure to social impacts through spending time with the Isigodi Village on the Wild Coast (protesting N2 Wild Coast and Xolobeni mining). Recent travels around SADC countries lead her to question the type of development most often foisted on rural communities and whether the development is actually appropriate, she would prefer to see more work being done with communities that enable them to fulfil their ambitions.

She believes everyone must be treated with respect and dignity, with space to agree to disagree if/when necessary.

Her working experience as teacher, public relations officer, manager, environmental regulator and consultant have facilitated my ability to draw people together to cooperate fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.


MoetiMr. Moeti Lesuthu

Moeti Lesuthu is the programme manager for the sexual and reproductive health rights programme at the AIDS Foundation of South Africa - AFSA. Prior to this position, Moeti was a senior project officer for the Culture and Health programme at AFSA. Previously, he worked for the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) at the inception phase of the men, gender and HIV+AIDS programme. He has gained vast experience in culture, gender and health programmes having worked in various communities in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape as a trainer/ facilitator, organisational mentor and programme manager. Moeti is passionate about men, gender and health issues. Moeti’s voluntary work involves serving on the board of PACSA, COUNT and a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Programme (AVP).


 Nazim Gani    Mr. Nazim Gani 

Nazim Gani is the Head and Senior Librarian at the Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives from1 April 2014. He was seconded to the Centre from 1 May 2012. He started his career at the Cecil Renaud Library PMB campus, and has worked there for 23 years. He completed a Bachelors Degree in Social Science with majors in History and Economics. He went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Studies and has recently completed a Bachelor of Library and Information Science Honors degree. Gani is also attached to the Centre for African Literary Studies(CALS), situated at House 9, Milner Road, PMB  main Campus


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Mr. Glen Farred

Glenn Farred is the Programme Manager at the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA), a land rights NGO working with farm dwellers, farm workers and labour tenants primarily in the UMgungundlovo District. He  has worked extensively on development and social justice both nationally and across the Southern Africa region. He is particularly passionate about exploring creative ways to connect those directly affected by poverty, deprivation and social exclusion with pathways to self-organisation, self-representation and mobilization to achieve systemic change at all levels of society.