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 – 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.

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


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 – Veliswa Baduza

Ms Baduza is a seasoned Corporate Governance Executive who acquired a wealth of business management and organisational leadership experience during her 19 years with various institutions. She is currently a Chief Executive Officer at the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), which is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and a national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage.

Before becoming SAHRA CEO, Ms. Baduza held a number of senior leadership positions with various institutions such as; statutory bodies, legislatures, as well as organisations in both private and public sectors. She was an Executive Director for Operations at Iziko Museums and later joined the DAC as the Chief Operating Officer. She also acted as the Director General (DG) at the DAC. Her leadership journey in the public sector culminated to her leading the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities which later become the Department of Women as the DG.

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