About our People

Our People.

Core Team

Noluthando Sithole
Noluthando Sithole
Team Member
Ms Noluthando Sithole holds a postgraduate degree from the University of South Africa and Undergraduate from the University of Pretoria. She majored in Taxation, Audit, Financial Management and Financial Accounting.
Khanya Burns-Ncamashe
Khanya Burns-Ncamashe
Programs Coordinator
Khanya Burns-Ncamashe is a young activist, facilitator, and Programs Coordinator at the Rivonia Circle. Prior to joining the Rivonia Circle, she was a Research Assistant at Rhodes University, working closely with women who were military veterans during South Africa’s Armed...
Londiwe Mntambo
Londiwe Mntambo
Programme Manager
Londiwe is the Programme Manager at the Rivonia Circle, focusing on democracy, civic engagement and youth participation. She is an activist and has served in civil society spaces for 10 years. Londi we has focused on youth participation programs at...
Naledi Ngqambela
Naledi Ngqambela
With at least 4 years’ experience in management consulting and market research on election polls and analysis, she has also worked on several diverse research projects focusing on sectors including telecommunications, NGO, specialised agencies such as WHO, government, private sector...
Lukhona Mnguni
Lukhona Mnguni
Research Director - Founding Member
Lukhona Mnguni is a governance, politics and development specialist. He currently serves as the Acting Executive Director and Head of Policy and Research. He has also played in the politics broadcasting space, having hosted a flagship show: Power Talk on...
Tessa Dooms
Tessa Dooms
Director - Board of Directors
Tessa Dooms is a Sociologist, development practitioner and political analyst. Having started her career in academia, Tessa has worked in diverse sectors including government, NGOs and the private sector, where she did work that aligns the objectives of various institutions and...

Our People

Our Board

Maushami Chetty
Maushami Chetty
Board Member
Founder of Aarya Legal - a 100% black women owned and staffed - legal, B-B BEE and transformation consultancy providing...
Linda Maqoma
Linda Maqoma
Non-Executive Director
An experienced accountant with over 15 years in the audit and accountancy space in both the private and public sector...
Nompumelelo Sibalukhulu
Nompumelelo Sibalukhulu
Non-Executive Director
Nompumelelo Sibalukhulu (formally Runji) is a socio-political analyst, researcher, entrepreneur, and published author.  She is the founder and managing director...
Lukhona Mnguni
Lukhona Mnguni
Research Director - Founding Member
Lukhona Mnguni is a governance, politics and development specialist. He currently serves as the Acting Executive Director and Head of...
Tessa Dooms
Tessa Dooms
Director - Board of Directors
Tessa Dooms is a Sociologist, development practitioner and political analyst. Having started her career in academia, Tessa has worked in diverse...

Founding Members

Lukhona Mnguni
Lukhona Mnguni
Research Director - Founding Member
Lukhona Mnguni is a governance, politics and development specialist. He currently serves as the Acting Executive Director and Head of Policy and Research. He has also played in the politics broadcasting space, having hosted a flagship show: Power Talk on...
Lorato Tshenkeng
Lorato Tshenkeng
Founding Member
Lorato Tshenkeng is a reputation management and crisis communication specialist with keen interest in the disruption of life, work and play by technology.
Songezo Zibi
Songezo Zibi
Founding Member
Songezo Zibi is a writer and serves in several non-profit companies.

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