Meet the team at Nal'ibali | Nali'ibali
Home | Who we are | Meet the team

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


Nqabakazi Mathe-Gina


Nqabakazi Mathe-Gina is the Director at the Nal'ibali Trust. Nqabakazi has 15 years of senior leadership experience in the education, social justice and care sectors. She has served as Director of two other non-profit organisations and has a strong track record of fundraising both locally and internationally. Nqabakazi speaks isiZulu, English, isiXhosa, Siswati and Sesotho

Nqabakazi Mathe-Gina


Mpho Ramasodi

Head of Programmes

Mpho Ramasodi, occupies the role of Head of Programmes, leading the engine of the organisation-programmes.  Mpho has been coordinating and managing programmes in the child rights and education sectors for over 15 years, which include Save the Children UK and the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). She is very strong in strategic planning, programme design conceptualisation and management, managing stakeholder relations and partnerships, M&E and reporting. 

Mpho Ramasodi

Head of Programmes

Verona Engelbrecht

Executive Assistant

Sonke Mzana

Programmes and Digital Assistant

Communications and Content

Brigotte Naicker

Content Developer

Nosiphiwo Sifumba

Production and Translation Coordinator

Athenkosi Matyalana

Digital Specialist

Sonke Mzana

Programmes and Digital Assistant

Ongama Makie

Communications Assistant

Partnerships, Training and MER

Gopolang Makou

MER Officer

Luleka Bara

MER Assistant

Sthembile Maja

Master Trainer

Bulelani Futshane

Partnerships National coordinator

Carol Titus


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

Lebohang Phasha

Literacy Mentor- Lebalelo Project

Vuisile Nombula

Literacy Mentor-LnL Project/Free State

Lindelwa Pumelele Keswa

Project Coordinator- Yizani Sifunde

Finance and Corporate

Govonne Moss

Finance Manager

Bonelwa Nqabeni


Abigail Louw

HR Specialist

Siwakhile Bili

Professional Services Administrator

Laylah Hoofd

Support Services Manager

Ibtishaam Salie

Support service coordinator

Monique Booysen

Support Services Assistant