Staff

Nomntu Mini – Building Manager

Nomntu was born in Port Elizabeth and moved to Cape Town at the start of our new democracy in 1994. She holds a bachelor of arts in Human Ecology. Nomntu has worked for BKE Builders in Gugulethu, Citizen Surveys in Woodstock and lastly for Médecins Sans Frontières as a financial assistant coordinator for ten years.

Alta du Plooy - Cinema Project Manager

Alta joined the Isivivana Centre as the Cinema Manager for the Bertha Movie House in January 2017. She did Film Studies and Journalism at the University of Cape Town and the North-West University respectively, and she fosters a keen interest in African cinemas.

Sisanda Ngqiva - Bertha Movie House Intern

Sisanda was born in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, and she grew up in Rustenburg in the North West. She has a leadership qualification from Stellenbosch University and she just joined the Bertha Movie House in October 2018.

Asongezwa Fowu - Librarian

Asongezwa Fowu was born in Centane in the Eastern Cape. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Fort Hare. Aso joined the Isivivana Centre library in September 2018.

Nosipho Nondala - Librarian

Nosipho Nondala was born in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Fort Hare. She joined the Isivivana Centre in September 2018. Before this, she worked as a school librarian at Khanyisa High School and Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mthatha.

Siyabonga Boesman - Bookings and Maintenance Officer

Siyabonga was born in a small village called Dlakavu in Lady Frare. He studied human resource management at CPUT and worked at CPUT for more than two years in various departments (HR Department, Faculty of Engineering and the Centre for Community Engagement and Work-Integrated Learning). Siyabonga joined the Isivivana team in June 2017.

Abdullah Bususwa – Security

Abdul joined the Isivivana team in September 2016. He previously worked for Médecins Sans Frontières for 12 years. He is studying Electrical Engineering part time.

Mlawuli Malima – Security

Malima grew up in Alice in the Eastern Cape and was educated at Groto Senior Secondary School. He currently lives in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha. He has been working for the Isivivana Centre since June 2016.

Zweli Sifumba – Security

Sifumba grew up in Nqamakwa in the Eastern Cape and was educated at Mtawelanga High School. He currently lives in Litha Park. He has been working for the Isivivana Centre since June 2016.

Siyabonga Sotomela – Security

Siyabonga grew up in Nqamakwa in the Eastern Cape and was educated at Cunningham High School. He currently lives in Delft. He has been working for the Isivivana Centre since June 2016.

Thulani Moyeni – Security

Thulani grew up in Sada and Whittlesea just outside of Queenstown and was educated at Khanya Senior Secondary School. He currently lives in Site B, Khayelitsha. He has been working for the Isivivana Centre since June 2016.

Vatiswa Mgadi – Cleaning

Vatiswa grew up in Ladyfrere in the Eastern Cape and was educated at Uxolo High School. She has been working for the Isivivana Centre since June 2016.


To reach staff call 021 361 0181 or e-mail nomntu@isivivanacentre.org.za