Chairperson – Reverend Zukisa Fumba

Rev Zukisa Fumba is currently a Minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) and sits on their Gender Desk to promote gender equality within the Church.  He also has extensive experience in financial assurance and commerce; where he practiced as an auditor and accountant in many international companies, holding managerial positions.  Rev Fumba, a family man, finds fulfillment in life through development work and proclamation of the Gospel of Christ and by actively unlocking people’s potential to not only create spiritual freedom but also socioeconomic freedom for the disadvantaged.  Rev Fumba firmly believes that a violent-free society for Women to live will undoubtedly unlock Africa’s potential economic growth and the world at large.

Vice Chairperson – Anisa Mahmoudi

Anisa has extensive experience working in the Justice System both in South Africa and abroad, being part of a range of cases dealing with human rights issues such as women and children’s rights, health care and education, and migration, to name a few. She most recently worked as a consultant for the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town, and has published research on the South African Constitutional Court. As well as her background in Law, Anisa is active within the Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs, and is currently the Coordinator of the Annual Justice Conference in The Netherlands. Anisa completed her Bachelor of Arts in Law, Philosophy and Language, as well as her LLB at the University of Cape Town, and her LLM at University College London. Her education also consists of being admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009.


Treasurer – Bulelwa Ntshingwa

Mrs Ntshingwa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Cape Town. She served as the principal for Renewable Energy projects in South Africa to lead the assessment, initiation and documentation of various project finance deals. She is the Managing Partner and Founder of Stem Investments which is an independent Advisory and Investment firm providing clients with sophisticated financial advisory services. Her leadership, accounting and finance experience were developed and strengthened through over than 10 years corporate work experience.

Secretary – Nita Makanjee

Nita Makanjee has a long history in Quantity Surveying, working at both BTKM and MLC Quantity Surveyors over a period of almost 15 years. Nita is currently the Co-ordinator of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University; facilitating, designing and coordinating courses, activities, workshops, and retreats to name a few, as well as teaching and facilitating meditation sessions. On top of this current work, Nita is an Advisory Council Member at the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative, a Council Member at the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum, and a Board Member at the South African Faith and Family Institute.

Member – Batool Haider

Ms Haider currently teaches at Madressatul Imam Husayn and is a member of the Ahlul Baiit Islamic Centre, she is actively involved with their fund-raising activities and is a member of the AL-Kauthar women’s group. Ms Haider has extensive experience in interfaith activities and is an active participant in the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative events. She has spoken at numerous events nationally as well as in the USA and Pakistan. She is fluent in Persian and Urdu and has taught these language privately. Ms Haider holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Karachi an was a student at the Jamiat Zahra seminary in Iran.

Member – Ms Sondra Bailey

Ms Bailey is a qualified and registered Social Worker currently working as the Acting Manager Social Work Services at Pollsmoor Management Area for the Department of Correctional Services. She has 27 years social work experience in preventative and statutory services to children, the physically disabled and adults as well as extensive experience in therapy / rehabilitation in the Correctional environment.

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