OSISA Staff

Gender and Women's Rights Programme Manager

Alice Kanengoni manages the Gender and Women’s Rights programme at OSISA. She joined OSISA from the Johannesburg-based Gender Links, a regional organisation focusing on gender and women’s rights, where she worked as a Senior Researcher. Prior to that, she had worked as a Senior Researcher and deputy head of the gender...

Grants Associate

Baanetse is a conscientious and self-motivated individual with great enthusiasm and determination to succeed. She holds a BCom degree specializing in Human Resources. She cut her teeth in administration, predominately in the Human Resources field and has since joined the OSISA Grants Management Unit...

Democracy and Governance Programme Associate

Benedict aka Bennie is the Democracy and Governance Programme Associate. Prior to joining OSISA he worked as the Project Manager at Highway Africa, a programme of School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. He was also the Project Officer at the now defunct Southern Africa...

Operations Director
Colin Warner is the Operations Director at OSISA, he has been with the organisation since 2011. Warner has an extensive background in banking, beginning his career in 1974. In 1990 he left the banking industry to start his own finance company that was later sold to the then ABSA Group in 1995, he...
Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Cuthbert Tinavapi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor with over 15 years of experience with various organisations including KPMG and USAID. Before his appointment to the position of Senior Finance and Administration Manager he held a role of Internal Auditor for...

Equitable Access to Health Programme Manager

Cynthia Ngwalo-Lungu is a Programme Manager – Equitable Access to Health within the Economic and Social Justice Cluster. Cynthia has over 10 years experience working in development projects focusing on OVC’s, health, education, governance, HIV and AIDS, gender and Resilient Livelihoods. Through such...

Senior Programme Officer: Indigenous Peoples Rights

Delme is the Indigenous Peoples Rights Senior Programme Officer. Delme was the APM in OSISA’s HIV programme from 2006-2010. Prior to joining OSISA, he was the Coordinator of the AIDS Law Unit of the Legal Assistance Centre, a public interest law centre based in Namibia. Delme was active in the international HIV...

Team Leader: Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Human Rights
Franck, from the DRC, is a human rights lawyer, Stanford University Fellow on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, and Oxford University (Refugee Studies Centre) Fellow on International Humanitarian Law. 
 
With over 15 years’ experience in human rights and rule...
LGBTI Programme Manager

Ian Southey-Swartz has wide-ranging experience in the HIV and education sectors with particular expertise in issues of sexuality. In 1990, he joined the Ministry of Education in the newly independent Namibia as a Life Skills Counsellor. At the Ministry, he was involved in rewriting the curriculum for Life Science for...

Youth, Arts and Culture Programme Manager

Itai Zimunya is the Youth, Arts and Culture Programme Manager. Prior to joining OSISA, Itai worked for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition as an Advocacy Officer. He served as Vice President of the national students union in Zimbabwe from 2000-2002, during which time he worked with various civil society institutions...

Program Officer: Early Childhood Development
Justine Ngulube is OSISA’s Program Officer for Early Childhood Development in the Education Programme. In this role he serves as the primary contact for programming, grant making and NGO development focused on sustaining Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE). He works in collaboration...
Executive Associate to the Deputy Executive Director/Head of Programmes

Lerato Mohlamenyane currently holds a Bachelor of Honours in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand and has recently completed her Project Management certificate from the same institution. Lerato previously worked for the ACTION Support Centre as a Project Officer and has...

Senior Grants Officer

In 2015, Lionel Percy Masigo was appointed as the OSISA Grants Officer after six years of working as the Executive Assistant in the Offices of the OSISA Executive Director and the Deputy Director. Prior to working for OSISA, he worked as the Office Administrator and Project Officer for the Denis...

Travel and Logistics Manager

Lizette Phillips-Reynard is the Travel and Logistics Manager. She is responsible for the management of the Travel office within OSISA; facilities and manages a small compliment of logistics staff. She joined OSISIA in July 2009 as the Programme Assistant to the HIV and AIDS Programme and was promoted...

Team Leader: Economic and Social Justice Cluster

Masego is the Team Leader for the Economic and Social Justice Cluster. Prior to joining OSISA she was a freelance consultant working in the area of environment and development. Before then she was a Programme Manager for the UNDP TerrAfrica initiative, which was aimed as mobilizing civil society engagement in processes...

Programme Associate: Natural Resource Governance Initiative (NRGI)
Moratuoa Thoke joined OSISA in October 2006 as a receptionist, soon afterwards she was appointed as the Programme Assistant to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) country office. In 2007 she became a Programme Associate serving the Southern Africa Resources Watch (SARW) which now operates within...
Programme Manager : Rule of Law, Access to Justice & Human Rights

Muzi Masuku is a graduate of the University of Swaziland's Law School. Muzi started his career as a prosecutor in his native Swaziland. He then joined the Council of Swaziland Churches where he ran a legal aid clinic catering for the need of mainly indigent clientele. Running concurrently with that programme Muzi...

Human Resources Manager
In her 10 years’ experience in Human Resources including work in the (NGO, Local Gov. and Corporate sectors). Her previous positions include span generalist at management and strategic levels including roles as HR Manager. On her role as a HR Generalist she has developed Human Resources...
Senior Human Resources Manager

Nicola brings to the organization 22 years of experience  in the area of Human Resource Administration and Management, Change Management (including employee engagement, reward and recognition schemes, new technology and organisational restructures), Organisational Development and...

Executive Associate to the Executive Director

Nonkululeko has 7 years’ experience in providing thorough and skilful administrative support to senior executives and clients. Before joining OSISA she worked for MINDCOR Group as a  Project Administrator/Project Coordinator. She is the holder of Certificate in Project Management....

Finance Associate

Noziphiwo Jizana is finance professional with more than 10 years of work experience in Financial Accounting, Taxation, Cost and Management Accounting. Prior to working for OSISA, she worked as an Accountant in the corporate world. She joined the OSISA Finance team in 2012.

 

Equitable Access to Health Programme Officer
Ntokozo Dlamini has been working at OSISA for five years and is the Programme Officer for Equitable Access to Health. Prior to joining OSISA, she worked for the Canadian International Development  Agency (CIDA) as Assistant Fund Manager, overseeing a portfolio of grants from civil society...
Front Desk Administrator
Prior to joining OSISA, Phathiswa has worked for different organizations and has 8 years’ experience spanning from receptionist, office administration, customer service, tender administration, travel and logistics. She has studied a variety of short courses: Personal Assistance and Basic project...
Partnerships Manager

Roshnee Narrandes is the OSISA Partnerships Manager. Prior to joining OSISA in 2004 she worked at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy on special projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Executive Director

A human rights lawyer with extensive experience in justice and governance in Africa, Siphosami Malunga took the helm of OSISA in August of 2013. Previously he worked with the United Nations Development Program as the senior governance advisor and regional program manager in the Regional Bureau for...

Education Programme Manager

Velaphi Mamba is currently the Programme Manager for Education at the regional level (Southern Africa) for the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) – a position he occupied in April 2015. His work is located in eleven countries in the SADC including Angola, DRC, Botswana, Lesotho,...

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