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

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

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

Zinzi is the Director of Corporate Affairs 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

Alicia has worked as an independent education practitioner for a number of years, contracting with tertiary institutions, NPOs and corporates in training and development with an emphasis on leadership development. Currently she serves as the CEO of the ASISA Academy. Alicia is a strategic thinker with a passion for empowerment through education.

Alice Tembo

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

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

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

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, Norton Rose Fulbright, Europcar, Xneelo

Government Partners

gold collborates with specific National and Provincial Departments and Ministries in our ongoing revision of gold curricula, standards and materials as well as in the ground-up implementation of youth-led interventions at a district, provincial and country level. The gold Model is supportive of and addresses priorities highlighted in the various National Strategic Plans, Guidelines and Development Frameworks in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana as well as Southern African Development Countries (SADC).

Implementing Partners

gold Social Franchisees

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

gold Test and Reference Sites

Zambia: gold Chingola cluster

South Africa: gold Kraaifontein cluster; gold Paarl cluster; gold Masoyi cluster

Peer2Peer Partners

Zambia: YMCA

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: Hope for Africa Missions Mpumalanga, Destiny Alive Limpopo, Pongola District; Eastern Cape NGO Coalition ECNCOC; Western Cape Department of Education (systemic partner)