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:

  Name Responsibility since
Heavy Heavy Mkhize Head Foster Mother 2005
Portia Portia Phelelisiwe Zuma Foster Mother 2009
Lungi Lungile Ottugirl Mnikathi Foster Mother 2013
Thandeka Precious Ntobeko Mthalane Foster Mother 2005
Nobuhle Nobuhle Rosemarry Mkhize Foster Mother 2005
Isabelle Nothokozo Mkhize Isabelle Nothokozo Mkhize Foster Mother 2009
Tom Tom Joseph Zondi Trainer 2005
Bruce Takunda Tafadzwa Mungabe Driver and caretaker 2016
Yanga Yanga Nzeleni Office Administrator 2015
Khanyisani Shezi Khanyisani Shezi Sports & Homework Club 2015
Joshua Konstanzer Joshua Kostanzer Volunteer,
wherever needed

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

  Name Profession
Responsibility with GEZUBUSO
Bheki Ngcamu Enos (Bheki)

Department Head of Nursing Education, Greys Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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

Tim Tim Machpesh

Entrepreneur , accountant and business consultant, Hilton/Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Responsible for oversight of finance management, accounting and general management

Rudolf Rudolf Köhne-Volland

Managing Director of Metronomia, Munich, Germany

Responsible for for international contacts, fundraising and controlling


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 a training centre and the office of GEZUBUSO Projects.

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