Paula Ensor, Co-director (Operations)

Paula Ensor is the co-director (Operations) of the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. She entered politics as a student activist in the late 1960s, at [read more]

Dinga Sikwebu, Co-director (Programmes)

Dinga Sikwebu is the co-director (Programmes) at Tshisimani. He is a member of the interim National Working Committee (NWC) of the United Front elected at [read more]

Zhulfa Boltman, Operations Manager

Zhulfa was born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape. She holds a B.Tech in Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and a Diploma [read more]

Zanele Motsepe, Finance & Office Administrator

Zanele Motsepe is an Educator by profession, who grew up in the West Rand of Johannesburg and matriculated from Randfontein High School. She is a [read more]

Wadi Dyani, Office Administrator

Wadi Dyani grew up in the Eastern Cape in Mdantsane, East London. She currently lives in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. Wadi started her activism in high [read more]

Phindile Kunene, Senior Curriculum & Materials Developer

Phindile Kunene holds an MA in History (Wits). Her research variously explored the history of the local state in South Africa. youth political activism, apartheid [read more]

Bobby Mgijima, Curriculum & Materials Developer

Tando Bobby Mgijima was born in Gugulethu, Cape Town. He completed his schooling both in Cape Town and eNgcobo in the Eastern Cape, up to secondary level. He has a long history of [read more]

Greer Valley, Curriculum Developer & Curator

Greer Valley holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Visual Art degree from Stellenbosch University, where [read more]

Sita Suzanne, Multimedia & Design Specialist

Sita Suzanne is the Multimedia and Design specialist at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. She obtained her Master in Fine Art in 2009 where her [read more]

Thabo Ramphobole, Multimedia Specialist

Thabo Ramphobole is a Multimedia Specialist at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies, with a particular focus on [read more]

Alexandra Sutherland, Creative Arts in Activism Co-ordinator

Alexandra Sutherland is the Creative Arts in Activism Co-ordinator in the Centre. She has worked in community arts and activism throughout her career. She was [read more]

Brad Brockman, Senior Fellow

Brad Brockman holds an Honours degree in History and an undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of Cape Town. He worked at [read more]

Simone Cupido, Fellow

Simone Cupido holds an Honours degree in History as well as an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Stellenbosch. She worked in [read more]

Aphelele Mtwecu, Fellow

Aphelele Mtwecu grew up in the Queenstown, Eastern Cape. She is a social and political activist and graduated from the University of the Free State [read more]

Leslie van Buuren, Caretaker

Leslie Van Buuren was born in Goodwood, Cape Town.  He received both his primary and high school education at Elsies River. He worked at the [read more]

Thembi Ngwane, Housekeeping

Thembi Ngwane was born in KwaZulu Natal. She completed her primary school education at Phelelani Primary School then went on to Mzuvele High school.  Thembi [read more]

Julia van Buuren, Housekeeping

Julia Van Buuren was born in Bonteheuwel, where she attended both primary and high school.  Julia worked at HBH, a factory that manufactured cotton fabric, [read more]