Board of Directors


Phelisa Nkomo

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.

Dr. Cameron Modisane

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.

Lukhona Mnguni

Lukhona Mnguni

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.