BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Our Greatest Asset
Gcina Mhlophe
Director & Founder

Dr Gcina Mhlophe founded the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust in 2012. Gcina Mhlophe is one of the most famous writers and storytellers in South Africa.

Sizwe Mbhele
Trust Secretary

Mr. Sizwe Mbhele, who is employed by the Department of Education as a School Library Advisor in the Ugu District. His core functions entail, advising on Developing School Libraries in the Ugu District and supporting schools in establishing libraries.

Simon Kozlowski
Trustee

Simon Kozlowski is passionate about unleashing social change through business, and is obsessed with building vibrant organisations that generate healthy profits while transforming the social fabric of Africa.

Mrs. Mathabo Kunene
Chairperson

Mathabo Kunene is the Executive Director of The Mazisi Kunene Foundation, based in Durban. Professor Mazisi Kunene, Mathabo’s late husband was a great freedom fighter, literary icon and poet.

Bongani Mavuso
Trustee

Bongani Mavuso is a Senior Producer and Presenter on SABC – Ukhozi FM.
As a Poet, Mr Mavuso has published anthologies in Zulu.

Ian Ewing
Trust Treasurer

Ian is a Director at Ewing Trust Company, which he joined in 2001. He studied Marketing at the University of Port Elizabeth, and then Law through UNISA.

Michelle Govender
Trustee

Michelle Govender obtained a law degree from the University of South Africa in 2001 and has held various positions in the corporate sector until she opted to turn her love for craft from a hobby into career.

Washu Mama Kimi // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  1. Washu Mama Kimi // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  2. Sanibonani // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  3. Ngiyabonga Nkosi // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  4. Khumbulani // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  5. Hope Song // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  6. Bones of Memory // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song
  7. Abantu Besizwe // Hope Song
  8. Abadala // Gcina Mhlophe and Bheki Khoza - Hope Song