Siviwe Minyi
Ncebakazi Mnukwana
Noel Daniels
Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar
Brenda Skelenge
Samir Saban

Siviwe Minyi is currently a manager for student recruitment at the University of the Western Cape. He has worked for a few NGOs including Idasa, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and Getnet. He also has a passion for community media, particularly community radio. He also enjoys working within the field men and masculinities. He strives for a world that is free from all forms of discrimination and oppression. Another of his passions is working with young people in the area of mathematics and physical sciences.


He is completing an MPhil in Development at UWC.

Ncebakazi Mnukwana is a lecturer in Music Education at the University of Stellenbosch  where she teaches Ethnomusicology and  World Music.

Currently she is reading for her PhD at the University of Cape Town with a special focus on umngqokolo, the overtone singing of Xhosa-speaking adolescent girls.

She has been an active member of the Cape Cultural Collective since 2012. She was the indigenous instrumental soundscaper for uHadi (2013), a poetry and musical stage production commissioned for the French South Africa Season in Paris.

Noel Daniels holds an M.A. in Education Administration and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Institute, a private higher education institution.

He has always supported the role of artists in making learning both accessible and attractive and actively promotes the central role of the arts in all his endeavours.

Noel is the recipient of the United Nations sponsored Karmaveer Award for his contribution to leadership development. He also serves on the board and is the chairperson of Darkroom Contemporary.

Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar is a Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Omar’s research and teaching focuses on the roots of religious violence and the potential of religion for constructive social engagement and interreligious peacebuilding. He has published extensively.

In addition to being a university-based researcher and teacher, Omar serves as Imam at the Claremont Main Road Masjid in Cape Town, South Africa; a trustee of the Healing of Memories Institute in South Africa; a member of the Interfaith Council for Ethics Education; Arigatou International in Japan; and an advisory board member for Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa.

Brenda is a Special Needs teacher and a driven social entrepreneur, currently providing learning support services using art, creativity and innovation in various communities.

She is the founder of Leaps Development and Advocacy NPO; She is also a Microsoft Global Training Partner and has developed a holistic educational support hub that facilitates training, support and transformation for youth and communities.

Brenda has placed education, creativity and technology at the centre of community development.  Under Brenda’s leadership, Trending Khalture opened and she ran Moholo LiveHouse which became a beacon of arts; hosting live music, book launches, artistic exhibitions and powerful creative discussions. These collaborations birthed Khayelitsha’s first ever free “pop-up” arts school, The Harare Academy of Inspiration. In recognition of her role, Brenda received an award from the Department of Arts and Culture in 2016.

Samir Saban is currently a director/partner at SSP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors Inc.

A qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years commercial experience, he has held many senior positions  in listed and unlisted companies during his corporate career.

More recently he has been the CEO of a public listed entity after successfully listing it on the main board of the JSE in 2017.

His areas of expertise includes corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and turning businesses around as well as valuations and business planning.