GEZUBUSO in South Africa

At GEZUBUSO Projects, everything revolves around people – together, all the children and young adults at both homes, the foster mothers, co-workers, volunteers and management, therefore make up GEZUBUSO Projects.

GEZUBUSO Projects has been registered as a non-profit, non-governmental aid organisation (NPO & NGO) in South Africa since 2004 under the number 033-191-NPO.

The people of GEZUBUSO Projects are:

Heavy Mkhize

Name:
Heavy Mkhize

Responsibility:
Head foster mother

since:
2005

Portia Phelelisiwe Zuma

Name:
Portia Phelelisiwe Zuma

Responsibility:
Foster mother

since:
2009

Lungile Ottugirl Mnikathi

Name:
Lungile Ottugirl Mnikathi

Responsibility:
Foster mother

since:
2013

Precious Ntobeko Mthalane

Name:
Precious Ntobeko Mthalane

Responsibility:
Foster mother

since:
2005

Nobuhle Rosemarry Mkhize

Name:
Nobuhle Rosemarry Mkhize

Responsibility:
Foster mother

since:
2005

Isabelle Nothokozo Mkhize

Name:
Isabelle Nothokozo Mkhize

Responsibility:
Foster mother

since:
2009

Tom Joseph Zondi

Name:
Tom Joseph Zondi

Responsibility:
Trainer

since:
2005

Takunda Tafadzwa Mungabe

Name:
Takunda Tafadzwa Mungabe

Responsibility:
Driver and caretaker

since:
2016

Yanga Nzeleni

Name:
Yanga Nzeleni

Responsibility:
Office and administration

since:
2015

Khanyisani Shezi

Name:
Khanyisani Shezi

Responsibility:
Sports and homework club

since:
2015

Philipp

Name:
Philipp Strohmaier

Responsibility:
Volunteer,
everywhere and wherever needed

since:
Aug 2019

The following people, who offer their services in an honorary and voluntary capacity, make up the board of GEZUBUSO Projects:

Bheki

Name:
Enos Bhekisisa Ngcamu

Professional affiliation:
Department Head of Nursing Education, Greys Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Responsibility at Gezubuso:
Chairperson of the board of GEZUBUSO Projects, particularly responsible for contacts to local communities and authorities, mediator

since:
2013

Tim

Name:
Tim Machpesh

Professional affiliation:
Entrepreneur, accountant and business consultant, Hilton/Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Responsibility at Gezubuso:
Responsible for oversight of finance management, accounting and general management

since:
2013

Rudolf

Name:
Rudolf Koehne-Volland

Professional affiliation:
Managing Director of Metronomia, Munich, Germany

Responsibility at Gezubuso:
Responsible for for international contacts, fundraising and controlling

since:
2013

GEZUBUSO Projects has two homes – called SUNSHINE HOUSE – for foster mothers and their foster children: one is located at the headquarters of GEZUBUSO Projects on 36 West Street, Pietermaritzburg, and the other in Nxamalala (Sweetwaters) approx. 25 km outside of Pietermaritzburg.

The headquarters also house facilities to host the training & qualification courses and the office of GEZUBUSO Projects.

The gardening projects are partly organised at the headquarters, with the gardens in very different locations.