Board of Directors
Advocate Louisa Zondo is the Acting Executive Director of Oxfam South Africa.
Louisa Zondo joined the Oxfam South Africa Board of Directors in 2014. A non-practising advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Louisa brings more than three decades of experience in public interest law, social justice, human rights, development; constitution-making, regulatory institution leadership and corporate leadership.
The roles she has served in include: Deputy Executive Director of the Secretariat of the South African Constitutional Assembly; the founding CEO of the South African Human Rights Commission; Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna, Austria; CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator in South Africa; non-executive director of the National Research Foundation (NRF); member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation; General Counsel of South African Airways (SAA) and General Manager at SASOL.
Ms. Phelisa Nkomo is a development economist, feminist and social justice activist.
She serves on several boards including Coega Industrial Development Zone (C-IDZ) and Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII).
She has almost two decades of work experience, starting out as a community activist in the Global debt cancellation movement and Global Coalition on Poverty. Some of the organisations she has worked with include Women’s College and African Gender Institute, SA Municipal Workers Union, the Parliament of South Africa, Black Sash and the Soros Foundation / Open Society Foundation & Development Agency.
Her advocacy and research interests include development economics, gender justice & empowerment, social policy & economy, public finance, international economics and trade policy.
She is currently completing her Masters in Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Heather van Niekerk
Ms. Heather van Niekerk is a feminist, and finance and organisational development expert.
She has over 20 years’ experience in the NGO sector. She is currently the Co-Executive Director of Sonke Gender Justice. She specialises in strengthening institutional capacity of organisations, including the development of policies and procedures, compliance tools and risk registers. At Sonke she oversees the finance, human resources, sub-granting, resource mobilisation and operational planning functions of the organisation.
She has served on several NGO boards, including Transparency International South Africa, Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre and Amnesty International South Africa. She is currently on the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) Board.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Prof. Cameron Modisane
Prof. Cameron Modisane is an auditor and Associate Professor in the College of Accounting Sciences at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
He is also a Board of Director for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA SA).
He is South Africa’s youngest Professor of Accounting Sciences. He has more than a decade of senior management experience in the public and private sector. His specialisations include accounting, auditing, finance, project management and strategy development. His work experience includes the Auditor-General of South Africa, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Nkonki Chartered Accountants where he focused on banking and insurance companies.
His highest qualification is a Ph.D. degree in Accounting Sciences from North-West University.
Mr Lukhona Mnguni is a researcher, political analyst, and broadcaster.
He is a thought leader who writes academic articles, opinion pieces and hosts a flagship show – Power Talk on POWER987, a commercial radio station in Gauteng, South Africa. As a political analyst he has been interviewed and contributed to discourse on eNCA, SABC news, Newzroom Afrika, 702 Radio, and many other platforms. He was also part of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the feasibility of free higher education.
He is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.