The Mdzananda family consists of many local community members who have been trained to work as qualified Animal Welfare Assistants, Hospital Assistants, Theatre Assistants and support staff. Out of our 23 staff, 18 people are from the local community.

Board of Directors

  • Chair - Jacqueline James

  • Treasurer - Marc Cloete

  • Veterinary - Vacant

  • Human Recourses - Willow Burmeister

  • FundraisingFrancesca de Gasparis

  • Community Engagement - Ukhona Mathe

Management

The Team

  • Locum Veterinarians

  • Animal Welfare Assistant Lazola Sotyingwa 

  • Animal Welfare Assistant - Maria Limani

  • Theatre Assistant - Mzor Cuthale

  • Hospital Assistant - Tracey Ruka

  • Hospital Assistant - Nomawethu Ndevu (Lethu)

  • Adoptions Officer and Donation Liaison - Lisa Godana

  • Community Engagement Officer - Monnnapule Kiti (Pule)

  • Cleaner - Eunice Zwelinye

  • Driver - Juta Mbanyana

  • Driver - Sakumzi

  • Quinton - Reception

  • Phumeza - Reception

  • Sakhe - General Assistant and Safety Officer

  • Albert - Maintenance

  • Michael - Maintenance and Heigine Officer  

The Team 

Marc Cloete - Board Member Treasurer (Career: Business)
Jacqueline James - Board Member Chairperson and Community Engagement (Career: Architect)
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Vacant - Board Member (Veterinarian)
Willow Burmeister - Board Member Human Resources (Career: HR)
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Francesca de Gasparis - Board Member, Fundraising (Career: NPO)
Ukhona Mathe - Community Engagement
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Heidi May - Interim General
Manager
Dr Brian Bergman - Senior Veterinarian
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Heidi May- Operations Manager
Marcelle du Plessis - Fundraising & Communications Manager
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Wentzel April - Interim Office Manager
Lazola Sotyingwa - Animal Welfare Assistant
Maria Limani - Animal Welfare Assistant
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Lisa Godana - Adoptions Officer and Donation Liaison 
Mzor Cuthale - Theatre Assistant
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Tracey Ruka - Hospital Assistant
Nomawethu Ndevu (Lethu) - Hospital Assistant
Eunice Zwelinye - Cleaner
Juta Mbanyana - Driver
Monnnapule Kiti (Pule) - Community Engagement Officer
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Sakumzi - Driver
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Quinten - Receptionist
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Phumeza - Receptionist
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Sakhe - General assistant
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Albert- Maintenance