Centre Director: Bulelwa Ndibongo 

Bulelwa was born in Johannesburg and came to study at the University of the Western Cape where she qualified as a teacher, and later as a Pyschometrist.

She has worked for 20 years in the NGO sector - mostly in management roles. She has extensive experience in Community Development with links to Children and Youth work. Her niche is to serve with love and to have a positive impact daily in her interactions with people. She thrives in developing people to do their best and realising their worth! Bulelwa joined Isivivana in January 2019

Financial Administrator: Nomntu Mini

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.

Librarian: Asongezwa Fowu

Asongezwa  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.

LIbrarian: Nosipho Nondala

Nosipho 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.

Library Assistant: Olwethu Mduma

Olwethu Patience was born in Cape Town November 19,1991. She went to Intshayelelo. P.P School and Dr N.R Mandela High School, Currently Olwethu is registered at Unisa for Diploma in Archives and Records Management. In 2012 until 2015 she worked at Kulani Public Library as an Assistant Librarian and since 2017 has worked at Isivivana Centre Library, first as an intern and then as the Library Assistant. Olwethu is a Scouter and serves as a Vice- President at Khayelitsha Rotaract Club. She is also a founder and director of young girls programme named Chosen Generation, for girls aged between 12 to 16 years. Her passion is awakening and supporting the love for book reading and story writing for young people in S.A

Bookings Officer: Nokubonga Swartbooi

Nokubonga was born in Seymour in the Eastern Cape. She obtained Dance Teaching Diploma from University of Cape Town. She worked as a Creative Art teacher at Helderkruin and Blackheath primary schools from 2012-2017, she joined Isivivana Centre in April 2019. 

Maintenance Supervisor: Luthando Mlanjana
Luthando born in Nyanga Location Cape Town, currently living in Khayelitsha. He Studied Town and Regional Planning at CPUT. Luthando has been self-employed for the past 5 years, running his construction company. He joined Isivivana as a maintenance supervisor in April 2019

Security: Abdullah Bususwa

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.

Security: Mlawuli Malima

Mlawuli 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.

Security: Zweli  Sifumba

Zweli 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.

Security: Siyabonga  Sotomela

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.

Security:  Thulani Moyeni

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.

Security: Gcinikhaya Maqutyana

Gcinikhaya was born in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, now currently living in Harare Khayelitsha. He was working as a Security Officer at G4S for 16 years. He joined Isivivana in April 2019.

Cleaning: Vatiswa Mgadi 

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

Cleaning: Nomfundo Sofute 

Nomfunde was born in Ngqamakwe in the Eastern Cape, now currently staying in Town Two Khayelitsha. She worked as a House Keeper at New Metro for 5 years. She joined the house keeper’s team at Isivivana in April 2019.

Cleaning: Lundi Tabata 

Lundi was born in Gugulethu Cape Town now residing in "H" Section Khayelitsha. He is staying with his Grandmother, Sister, Cousins, niece and nephew. He joined the Isivivana house keeper’s team in April 2019.

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