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Meet the team behind the Nal’ibali magic! Based across the country, each one of these individuals works to bring the power of stories to as many South Africans as possible.

Meet the team

Leadership

Katie Huston

Acting Director

Katie is the Acting Director at the Nal’ibali campaign. Before joining the team, she spent three years supporting and learning from education champions as a portfolio manager at the DG Murray Trust. She’s also worked at the South African Education Project (SAEP); co-authored two ‘economics for dummies’ books; and represented South Africa at the Ultimate Frisbee world championships. A Marshall Scholar, she has a BA in Journalism (University of Massachusetts Amherst), an MA in Global Political Economy (University of Sussex), and an MSc in Social Anthropology (London School of Economics).

Katie Huston

Acting Director

Ben Rycroft

CCC (Chief Communication and Content)

Ben joined the Nal'ibali team in June 2016. He has a BA degree from Stellenbosch University, a postgraduate diploma in Account Management from AAA School of Advertising and a qualification in Business Management from the Chartered Institute of Business Management. He has 17 years in the marketing and communications arena, five of which were spent living and working in Australia. His integrated 360° marketing skill set includes CRM, direct marketing, through-and-below-the-line advertising, design and digital. An avid reader, Ben also enjoys running, travel and socialising. 

Ben Rycroft

CCC (Chief Communication and Content)

Saleem Mukuddem

CFO (Chief Financial officer)

Saleem Mukuddem, joined Nal’ibali as our first Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in finance and operations which he gained across many industries both locally and internationally. He has worked for global brands like Ernst and Young (Bermuda), Harley-Davidson and the Open Society Foundation.  Saleem embraces technology and has a keen interest in leadership and team development.  Saleem is a keen sportsmen and loves movies and reading.

Saleem Mukuddem

CFO (Chief Financial officer)

Verona Engelbrecht

Executive Assistant

Communications and Content

Sally du Preez

Communications Specialist

Athenkosi Matyalana

Digital Specialist

Brigotte Naicker

Content Developer

Nosiphiwo Sifumba

Production and Translation Coordinator

Partnerships and Training

Nompu Ntsele

Partnerships Manager

Katherine Morse

MER Specialist

Sthembile Maja

Master Trainer

Bulelani Futshane

Partnerships National coordinator

Sithembiso Nhlapo

Gauteng Provincial Coordinator

Nompucuko Zakaza

Eastern Cape Provincial Coordinator

Righardt le Roux

Mpumalanga Provincial Coordinator

Sibongiseni Blose

KZN Provincial Coordinator

Khomotso Letsoalo

Limpopo Provincial Coordinator

Finance and Corporate

Laylah Hoofd

Support Services Manager

Govonne Moss

Finance Manager

Abigail Louw

HR Specialist

Bonelwa Nqabeni

Accountant

Ibtishaam Salie

Support service coordinator

Audrey Ngqwina

Office cleaner