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The ASAP Team is made up of dedicated professionals who live the values the organisation stands for.

Lehakoe Diaho

Community Liaison

Lehakoe conducts the nutrition workshops with the CBOs, develops relationships within the town of Matatiele and is learning about social media so as to better assist ASAP in communicating our work accurately.

Alice Klaas

Childcare Co-ordinator

Hails from the Matatiele region and so brings a depth of understanding to her skill set which is so necessary for child care work. A natural with children, and well trained, she offers psychosocial support and counselling to the orphans and children at all our drop in centres.

Zenkcubeko Mpongoma

Community Development Co-ordinator

Zee is a much valued team member who works actively to develop our Youth Programmes. A mother herself, she brings a firm guiding hand to each of the programmes she works on.

Linet Dube

Programme Manager

Holds a Diploma in Education and one in Project Management and a has Unisa Certificate in HIV/AIDS Education, Care and Counselling. Always ready with smile, Linet is hard-working and has a reputation for being tough but fair.

Mfundo Zeka

Community Development Co-ordinator

Is one of our longest serving staff members with a soft heart, who is encouraged by seeing the children we support attend school in uniforms, learn to read and write and access books they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to. He focuses on developing our library programme at schools near the community care centres.

Xoliswa Payiya

Cape Town Office Administrator

A smile to melt hearts and a quiet, encouraging competence.

Serai Herbst

Executive Director

Studied at Wits Business School and hails from the corporate world but followed her passion to work with various NPOs and NPCs in South Africa, with a focus on food security and sustainability. Serai’s greatest joy is working with children, uplifting communities and watching them determine their own future through sustainable initiatives.

Sean Meredith


ASAP’s contracted accountant is the Director of Sancho Tax & Accounting Services. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked with numerous NGOs in South Africa.