Zelda Holtzman, Executive Director

Zelda Holtzman was a student and youth activist since the late ‘70s participating in worker solidarity campaigns and student and youth organisations. As a young [read more]

Mazibuko Jara, Deputy Director (Curriculum)

Mazibuko Jara has been an activist for social justice since 1989 when he was still at high school. Since 1989, he has been an active [read more]

Alexandra Sutherland, Co-ordinator of Creativity in Activist Education

Alex’s role at Tshisimani involves developing arts-based pedagogies for political education with grass roots movements and organisations as well as supporting these movements to incorporate [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]

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]

Seth Deacon, Visual Materials Developer & Curator

Seth Deacon is the Visual Materials Developer & Curator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He obtained his Masters in Fine Art in 2009 where [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]

Siviwe Mdoda, Land Justice Educator

Siviwe Mdoda is the Land Justice Educator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He served TCOE for 11 years working directly with landless rural poor [read more]

Brad Brockman, Curriculum and Materials Developer

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, Education Programme Assistant

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]

Mohammed Jameel Abdulla, Social Media Specialist and Content Creator

Mohammed Jameel Abdulla is the Social Media Specialist and Content Creator at Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. He received his Bachelor of Social Science in [read more]

Duran Moodley, Facilities Manager.

Duran Moodley was born and raised in Overport, Durban. The completed his schooling in Durban up to secondary level. He has a long history in maintenance [read more]

Shameela Seedat, Film Activist in Residence

Before turning to filmmaking, Shameela worked in the field of human rights and social justice research and advocacy for over 15 years – including at [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]