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Linet Dube

Linet Dube

Program Director

has been with ASAP since 2008. With diplomas in Education and Project Management, certificates in HIV/AIDS Education, Care and Counselling, extensive training in ABCD Facilitation, management coaching, Effective Communication using Non Violent Communication and a wealth of experience gathered over the years in the NGO sector, Linet is an impact-driven individual with good monitoring, mentoring, budgeting, reporting and tracking skills.

After several years in ASAP’s Cape Town office, Linet became so inspired by the women that do the difficult work in their struggling communities, that she moved out to Matatiele to be a part of the work on the ground. She is driven by seeing entire communities transformed over time, starting with the dramatic change that can be affected in the lives of the orphans and vulnerable children.

Noluthando Nzimande

Noluthando Nzimande

Community Development Coordinator

was inspired by her rural upbringing to become an agent of change. Through the Emthonjeni Girls’ Project, she gained a strong advocacy voice, and with the Women’s Leadership and Training Program, she coordinated the publishing of Sivuka Emaqandeni: When Women break out of their shells – book about overcoming gender violence.

She holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in International Studies and her passion for community development and international activism has led to her involvement with the Epworth Foundation as the Young Women of Worth ambassador; Grail Link to the United Nations as an intern; Young African Leaders Initiative (Regional training) alumni; Activate Leadership and voluntary work.

Noluthando works to empower women and girls from rural areas to raise their voices, in words or actions, to break the chains of poverty. She believes that “There are people whose lives are tied to your dreams” as expressed by Tyler Perry (2019).

Mfundo Zeka

Mfundo Zeka

Community Development Coordinator

found his passion for working with disadvantaged people whilst studying Office Management and Technology at WSUT, volunteering in LoveLife and Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development (CLTD). He joined the team at ASAP Foundation in 2014 and is now a trained facilitator (Ikhala Trust, Footprints International, the Partners for Youth Empowerment Global Gathering and Imithayelanga Youth Development). He hopes to contribute to breaking the chain of human rights violations in cultural and traditional settings through enabling traditional authorities to be agents of change.

“As an effective young male leader, I consecrate my time, talent and passion to being a vital presence in the lives of individuals, families in any community at all times, in all places and with all people.”- Mfundo Zeka

Xoliswa Payiya

Xoliswa Payiya

Office & Fundraising Administrator

holds a Diploma in Office Administration and has been with ASAP Foundation since 2014. She keeps the Cape Town office in excellent order and assists the Field Team as needed with her quiet, friendly efficiency. More recently she has attended several Fundraising trainings and works with the CE in developing and maintaining a diverse donor base for ASAP. She also directly assists Cape Town CBOs with their funding proposals and reports.

Mada Siebert

Mada Siebert

Chief Executive

gained a BA(Hons) inDigital arts in London whilst working for in top-end hospitality, which culminated in the role of Communications Manager for Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens.

After discovering her drive for social change work, she studied permaculture and ecological land use, moved to a mud hut with no electricity or running water in Malawi and co-founded Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology. The training and demonstration centre still teaches and leads by example to this day.

Back home in South Africa, she worked at Camphill Farm Community Hermanus in developing the economic agricultural activities to enhance the sustainability of the non-profit. During this time, she gained a wealth of enterprise development, fundraising and non-profit management experience, which lead to a stint as non-profit consultant before joining the ASAP team.

Zoleka Sauli

Zoleka Sauli

Child Care Coordinator

has 14 years of experience in development promoting Community Based Life Skills with the Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA) and volunteering at Families South Africa (FAMSA) as a Lay counsellor. She is qualified in Social Auxiliary Work and joined ASAP Foundation in 2019 as a child care coordinator, offering psychosocial support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children and their primary caregivers.