Impumelelo - The Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovation

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.

Patrick Kadalie

Patrick is the Managing Director of Impumelelo SI Enterprise, a Social Enterprise of Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, in partnership with the University Of Stellenbosch Business School Institute for Futures Research (IFR) and Distell.

Chris Mingo
Evaluations and Research Manager

Colleen Bröcker
Media and Communications Officer

Sabrina Van Zyl

The Impumelelo Board

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

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