Zandile Bekwa is the SSP Graduate and Alumni Associate and an SSP alumnus (St. Mary’s School, Waverley, Class of 2006). Her role involves tracking and engaging with previous beneficiaries (alumni) and running career guidance programmes for current scholars. As a Nelson...
Yavela Ngwekazi Nkonzo is a Junior Scholar Programme Officer for our Scholars in Ekurhuleni, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. She has a BA with Honours in Development Studies from the Nelson Mandela University. She has worked for the Department of Mineral Resources (as an Intern...
Linda is a hard working person, who loves a challenge and is always eager to learn new things. She matriculated at Welkom High School, and studied Financial Accounting with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants. She is currently studying towards a Diploma in Management Accounting with CIMA. Linda expresses...
Taulani is the Head of Academics, where she oversees the SSP Scholar recruitment programme, as well as our academic and support programmes. She has experience working in the non-governmental sector and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Operations Management from the University of Johannesburg. She previously served the role of...
Sheri-Ann van Dyk
Sheri-Ann was born in Cape Town and raised in Worcester in the Western Cape. She matriculated from Worcester Gymnasium in 2001, but was undecided about a career path, which led her to travel the United Kingdom for 2 years where she gained invaluable life experience and skills. Upon her return...
Lillian Saïd
Lillian was born in Kroonstad and later moved to Eden Park to live with her parents. She attended Stoneridge Primary School and continued her secondary career at Eden Park Secondary School. It is here where she was elected as head girl during her Grade 12 year. She completed her...
Kgaogelo Seemola
Kgaogelo Seemola was born and raised in Venda, Limpopo. During his high school years he developed an interest in teaching and student welfare. Following high school, he pursued and completed a Senior Teacher’s Diploma at Venda College and majored in History and Afrikaans. Beginning in 1994, he was employed...
Thandeka Skhosana
Thandeka joined SSP in November 2012, as a Database Manager and H.R. Assistant. Because of her passion for people, she worked her way up to be the current HR Associate managing and overseeing all HR related matters in the organisation. Thandeka has experience in HR, Project Management and Operations....
Alexandra Smit-Stachowski
Alexandra holds a Diploma in Journalism, and has worked extensively for the two top publishing houses in South Africa – Independent Newspapers and CTP Caxton Publishers. She also has international and local marketing experience in the B2B, B2C sectors, as well as sales. Her most recent post was at Regenesys...
Lucky comes with a strong background in Education, and was overseeing the SSP Scholar recruitment programme, as well as our academic and support programmes, as the Recruitment and Academic Director. He was promoted to Development Director and now works with Sponsors and Patrons to secure funding for the Scholars. He...