Our Board of Directors
Siviwe was born in Crossroads Township, Cape Town. Out of the 250 students who attended his primary school, he was one of only two that made it to university. On December 16th, 2003, his brother Julian was killed in a violent gang incident in Crossroads; Siviwe believed that his brother’s death could have been avoided if he had good role models and a better education. The founding of ILB stems in part from the hope to save kids and their families from experiencing the same loss and pain. After seeing the tremendous need for proper education and skills development in his community, Siviwe founded ILB’s first after school program. Since then, ILB has developed into one of the most impactful nonprofits operating in Cape Town’s townships today, supporting a plethora of educational, employment, and basic needs of young people. Siviwe continues his belief that together, we can have a positive impact on our communities and our country.
Sonwabile attended Rhodes University during 2012-2014. Sonwabile specializes in Short-Term Insurance and Wealth Management. He works as a Business Development Manager at Discovery where he is responsible for business strategy, sales, and marketing. In March 2019 he was nominated and appointed to the role of Chairman of the board of Ikamva Labantwana Bethu. Sonwabile grew up in Nyanga Township and has a passion for community development. He believes the work of ILB is necessary to improve our communities.
Nosipho has a teaching and Project Management background. She has been working in the NGO sector for the past 15 years and has been managing and co-ordinating educational outreach programmes. She has vast expertise in youth and learner empowerment, mobilisation and mentoring. In her work experience she has been pivotal in ensuring that youth developmental organisations and schools collaborate, network, support, share and work together for a common goal.
Lundi Matshisi is a resident of Crossroads Township and has been supporting ILB since its inception in 2012. Lundi is passionate about community development, he is working as a health worker around Cape Town hospitals and is also a member of the finance committee of the local church. Lundi is a lifelong learner – he is doing his higher studies in health and has the trust and respect of the community.
Vuyani Teketa is an HR Professional with a successful career in the retail industry. Vuyani graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelors of Social Science majoring in Organizational Psychology & Public Policy. Education and gardening are close to Vuyani’s heart. He loves watching things grow and thrive on this beautiful planet “Mother Earth”. Vuyani wants ILB to reach new heights and to create more meaningful opportunities.
Goodmore Zvoutete is a former school teacher and currently serving as a finance manager at Beautiful Gate South Africa. He has been in the education sector for four years and in the accounting sector for 11 years. His work experience has been gained from both the public and private sectors. He believes that integrity and accountability form the backbone of every organisation.