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.

The Team 

Board of Directors

  • Chair - Jacqueline James

  • Treasurer - John Richards

  • Veterinary - Dr Isel Esterhuyse

  • Human Recourses - Vacant

  • FundraisingFrancesca de Gasparis

  • Community Engagement - Ukhona Mathe

  • Founder - Joe Manchu

Management

The Team

  • Bookkeeper and Office Administrator - Nkululeko Hlophe - finance@mdzananda.co.za

  • Fundraising and Communications Officer - Ann Coltham - donations@mdzananda.co.za

  • Veterinarian - Dr Fraser Martens

  • Locum Veterinarians

    • Dr Isel Esterhuyse​

    • Dr Karen Hodsdon

  • Operations Assistant - Lynton Adams

  • Animal Welfare Assistant Alexander (Lazola) Sotyingwa 

  • Animal Welfare Assistant - Maria Mtwazi

  • Veterinary Welfare Assistant - Nombuleo Mashinini

  • Veterinary Welfare Assistant - Mhlengi Nxele

  • Theatre Assistant - Mzoxolo Cuthalele

  • Theatre Assistant - Thandi Khoza

  • Hospital Assistant - Tracey Ruka

  • Hospital Assistant - Nomawethu (Lethu) Ndevu

  • Kennel Assistant - Sonwabile Menziwa

  • Kennel Assistant - Malizole Mneno

  • Adoptions Officer and Donation Liaison - Lisa Godana

  • Community Engagement Officer - Monnapula (Pula) Kiti

  • Cleaner - Eunice Zwelinye

  • Driver - Maswai (Juta) Mbanyana

  • Driver - Sakumzi Mkiva

  • Reception - Quinton Gumede

  • Reception and First Aider - Phumeza Gijana

  • Store room manager, Occupational Health and Safety officer, First Aider and Driver - Sakhe Mekuto

  • Maintenance - Mthobeli (Albert) Mgumane

  • Maintenance and Hygiene Officer - Michael Sithela

  • Office assistant - Zikhona Madubela