Who We Are

The Planact Team

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible for providing overall strategic direction and policy approval, financial oversight and accountability, organisational sustainability and networking and currently consists of the following Directors:

Mr Seana Nkhahle

Is the Portfolio Head: Built Environment, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Professor Steven Friedman

Is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, joint initiative of the University of Johannesburg and Rhodes University.

Professor Marie Huchzermeyer

Is the Portfolio Head: Built Environment, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Ms Jackie Sejenamane

Is a local governance and spatial planning consultant.

Dr Wangechi Karuri-Sebina

Contracted to Wits University lecturing in Urban Development and Governance.

Mr Seana Nkhahle

Is a Legal and housing finance consultant.

Our Team Members

Working for Planact offers a unique and fulfilling opportunity to make an enduring contribution to urban development in South Africa. Planact currently has a staff component of twelve employees, with seven staff members directly engaged in programme work and two staff members employed in administrative capacities. The organisation is hosting three interns for the purpose of contributing to their career development. Planact community encompasses partners and former employees,  most of whom hold important positions in reputable institutions.

Executive Director

The Executive Director’s office is responsible for the effective and efficient operations of the organisation, while adhering to all the statutory  requirements and the set organisational goals. This unit is made up of the Executive Director and the Operations Manager. It co-opts the Finance Manager when dealing with everyday management issues.

Frederick Kusambiza Kiingi

Executive Director

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Tamzin

Operations Manager

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Programme Staff Members

Mike Makwela

Senior Programme Coordinator

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Shumani Luruli

Programme Coordinator

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Siphiwe Segodi

Programme Coordinator

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Chelesile Ndlovu-Nachamba

Information & Resource Coordinator

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Wetu Memela

Assistant Programme Coordinator

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Bafana Tshabalala

Assistant Programme Coordinator

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Hlengiwe Mbambo

Intern

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Nonjabulo Magubane

Intern

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Administrative Staff Members

The administration unit provides support to the entire organisation and links Planact to the external stakeholders. It is made up of three staff members.

Spiro Paxinos

Financial Manager

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Tshidi Morotolo

Office Administrator

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