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 clinic is called their "happy place" by many of the staff. Out of our 20 staff, 17 people are from the local community.

The Team 

Marc Cloete - Board Member Treasurer (Career: Business)
Jacqueline James - Board Member Chairperson and Community Engagement (Career: Architect)
Blessing Chiriseri - Board Member
(Career: Veterinarian)
Willow Burmeister - Board Member Human Resources (Career: HR)
Susan Wishart - General
Manager
Francesca de Gasparis - Board Member, Fundraising (Career: NPO)
Brian Bergman - Senior Veterinarian
Melissa Oettle - Community Service Veterinarian
Isel Esterhuyse - Community Service Veterinarian
Marcelle du Plessis - Fundraising & Communications Manager
Lisa Godana - Administrator
Tashmin May - Bookkeeper
Lazola Sotyingwa - Animal Welfare Assistant
Maria Limani - Animal Welfare Assistant
Eunice Zwelinye - Cleaner
Yandiswa Makapela (Yandi) - Theatre Assistant
Mzor Cuthale - Theatre Assistant
Tracey Ruka - Hospital Assistant
Nomawethu Ndevu (Lethu) - Hospital Assistant
Vuyo Plaatji (Mabuti)  - Hygiene Officer
Lovuyo Booysen - Hospital Assistant
Monnnapule Kiti (Pule) - Education Officer
Juta Mbanyana - Driver
Stera Lalaphi - Maintenance Manager
Mlungwana Mbali (Tamlu) - General Assistant
Michael Nzube - Caretaker
Pinki Makepela - Receptionist

21297 Govan Mbeki Road Khayelitsha | 082 251 0554 | 021 367 6001

After hour emergencies: SPCA 083 326 1604 / Cape Animal Medical Centre - 24h Private Practice in Kenilworth (full private practice rates will be charged): 021 674 0034

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