Our gold Team

gold-youth is served by an International Hub Office team based in Cape Town with satellites in Johannesburg and Harare. This Hub team is supported with field operations and partners across selected provinces in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

Board of Directors

Susannah Farr
CEO

Susannah is an Ashoka fellow and globalizer and 2016 Social Entrepreneur category winner in the Regional Business Women Achiever Awards. She is a visionary leader, committed to finding innovative solutions to address the youth education and unemployment crisis amongst the most vulnerable.

Sandile Swana
CHAIRPERSON

Sandile is a member of the Institute of Directors and has several years’ experience in the retail sector. He was Group Operations Manager for the JSE-listed Don Group. He is currently a consultant to industry, serves on several boards and has a passion for Africa, development and transformation.

Zinzi Mgolodela
CORPORATE STRATEGY

Zinzi is the Head of BEE and Transformation at Woolworths. She has the conviction to be part of the ongoing process of socio-economic transformation in South Africa. Zinzi’s career has been dominated by driving socio-economic issues in a way that makes business sense.

Alicia Davids
TECHNICAL STRATEGY

Since 2002, Alicia has been working as an independent education practitioner, contracting with tertiary institutions, NPOs and corporates in training and development with an emphasis on leadership development. She is also Academic Programme Manager for the ASISA Academy. Alicia is a strategic thinker with a passion for empowerment through education.

Alice Tembo
ZAMBIA FOCUS

Alice is a Chartered Accountant and a partner at Deloitte & Touche, Zambia, as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Alice has specialised in managing audits as a key resource of World Bank/International Development Association and other donor-funded projects.

Dr. Thapelo Otlogetswe
BOTSWANA FOCUS

Thapelo is a corpus linguist and lexicographer (compiling Setswana/English dictionaries) in the Department of English, University of Botswana. He lectures in English linguistics. He has recently developed a Setswana Pronunciation dictionary and the Setswana Rhyming dictionary.

Wedzerai Chiyoka
ZIMBABWE FOCUS

Wedzerai is a Community Development consultant. She has proven NGO capacity-building competence and her achievements include programme management in national, regional, and international development agencies, such as Pact, VSO, AGRI-IQ and the FACT Consortium. Since 2008, Wedzerai has been engaged in technical assistance and advisory capacities, working as an independent development consultant for several agencies.

Andrew Stegmann
gold-enterprises

Andrew is the MD at Relocation Africa Group: a company that provides relocation and immigration services to expatriates relocating into Africa. This company is an expression of Andrew’s conviction to stay in South Africa and make a difference.

Our Partners

Our Sustainability Partners

Craiglea Charitable Trust, Firstrand Foundation, Hanneli Rupert Getuienistrust, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment, Allternative Prosperity Foundation, Mergon Foundation, Pepfar Community Grants South Africa, Edward and Catherine Wray Charitable Trust, SneakerLab, Community Chest, Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon Charity entry partner, Muthobi – Nation Builder, Western Cape Department of Education

Pro-bono Partners

Von Seidels, CBA printers, Hetzner Online, Norton Rose Fulbright

Government Partners

South African Departments of Basic Education, Social Development and Health, District AIDS Coordination Advisor (DACA) DRCC, Local district AIDS Council, Ministry of Education (Zambia).

Implementing Partners

gold Social Franchisees

Thembalethu Nkomazi, ISAAC, Family Transformation Centre, Hillcrest Aids.

Peer2Peer Partners

Zambia: YMCA Lusaka

Zimbabwe: Hope for a Child, Christian Aids Taskforce, Community Development for the Western Region of Zimbabwe

Botswana: Men and Boys for Gender Equality, Hope World Wide Botswana, Class Volunteers International

South Africa: Hope2 Educate, Iksaselihle Secondary School, Hope for Africa Missions, Izandla Zethemba, Phakamisa, Destiny Alive