Zenariah Barends

is the Chairperson of the CCC Board. 
She is currently at the Community Chest, where she is responsible for driving the establishment of the Sediba: Global Partnership Office.
 
Historically, Zenariah was the
Chief of Staff at Independent Media. She has also served as the head of investigations at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in the Western Cape, as well as a researcher at
the Education Policy Unit (EPU) at the University of the Western Cape where she conducted research into post-apartheid higher education policy.
 
Zenariah served as the Chief Secretariat of the BRICS Business Council South Africa for two years between 2017 and 2018.
She has a strong passion for the development of the arts and is a founder member of the Cape Cultural Collective.

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 endeavors.

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.

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 endeavors.

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.

Ncebakazi Mnukwana

is a lecturer of 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.

Imm 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 focus 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.

Pamela Mtati 

has been involved in the arts from an early age. She has  worked with Amampondo Cultural group, Manyanani, Pace dance and Jazzart.

She co-founded Women Unite in 1997.   In 2003 she established Likhwezi Arts project which aims to develop youth in the arts industry.

She is currently a teacher at Oscar Mpetha High in Gugulethu.

Pamela Mtati 

has been involved in the arts from an early age. She has  worked with Amampondo Cultural group, Manyanani, Pace dance and Jazzart.

She co-founded Women Unite in 1997.   In 2003 she established Likhwezi Arts project which aims to develop youth in the arts industry.

She is currently a teacher at Oscar Mpetha High in Gugulethu.

Dizu Plaatjies

is regarded as a foremost maestro of African percussion music and is the founder and former leader of world-renowned SA group Amampondo.

He has since started a new group Ibuyambo, which performs regularly in South Africa and abroad. Dizu currently lectures at the Department of Ethnomusicology in African Music at UCT.

Dizu regards his work in communities, educational institutions and with many visiting scholars  as a challenge to the present and future government to respect and conserve the traditional heritage of the people of South Africa.

Samir Saban (CA)SA 

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.