Meet the Team

Rhoda Kadalie – Executive Director
Rhoda has been at the helm of Impumelelo since its inception in 1999. A former academic at the university of the Western Cape (UWC) for 21 years, in 1995 she was appointed by Nelson Mandela to our first Human rights Commission. Prior to that she founded the Gender Equality Unit at UWC. In 1999 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Liberal Arts from the University of Uppsala, Sweden; in 2007 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from her alma mater, UWC; and in 2010 she was awarded her D.Phil Horis Causa from the university of Stellenbosch. Rhoda has travelled extensively abroad, presenting lectures and papers on human rights and gender politics in South Africa. She was a contributor for the Business Day for many years, currently she is a columnist for Die Burger, Die Beeld, Politicsweb, and The Citizen.

Chris Mingo – Evaluations and Research Manager
Chris is a qualified social worker and researcher with an extensive background in Land Reform and Development work in the NGO sector. He has conducted numerous project evaluations over the course of his professional life. His current interest is strengthening and supporting NGOs to become sustainable. Prior to rejoining Impumelelo in 2017, he helped developed HCI Foundation’s online grant application process.

Colleen Bröcker – Media and Communications Officer
Colleen holds a social work degree from Stellenbosch University and previously worked for a Child Protection Organisation. Her passion has always been community and policy development work, which makes Impumelelo and the exceptional models of best practice we work with a perfect fit for her.

Sabrina Van Zyl – Administrator
Sabrina, the current administrator at Impumelelo, has gained extensive experience in administration and coordination over the years. Her resume includes positions such as retail management, IEC officer, administrator and events coordinator at Golden Rewards 401CC, as well as administrator at SAGI/Metropolitan.

The Impumelelo Board
Sibonile Khoza – Chairperson
Shanil Haricharan
Hylton Appelbaum
Rhoda Kadalie – Executive Director
Vernon De Vries
Lynne Matthews
Dr Devi Rajab (not present)
Steven Cohen (not present)