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Board Members

The Nal’ibali Trust board members ensure that the work and goals of Nal’ibali are always in line with the long term vision to spark and sustain a culture of reading and storytelling in South Africa.

Board Members

Benjamin Trisk

Benjamin was born in Johannesburg and schooled both in South Africa and London. He read a first degree in History and Politics at the University of Cape  ...

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Thabiso Madiba

Having articled at Ernst and Young’s (South Africa) audit division, Thabiso Madiba brings to the team a range of skills and audit experience. His qualifications include a BCom  ...

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Cathy Gush

Based in Grahamstown, Cathy Gush heads up a comprehensive literacy outreach programme, the Lebone Literacy Programme, which amongst other things includes Nal’bali Reading Clubs. Prior ...

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Vincent Mai

Born in the Eastern Cape, Vincent Mai is a businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Cranemere, a holding company which is the parent of an operating group.  ...

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Nonikiwe Mashologu

Nonikiwe Mashologu is the Literacy Project Director at the Otto Foundation Trust; a small philanthropic foundation that seeks to support primary schools in becoming sites for quality  ...

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Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane

Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane is a South African born TV presenter, actor, producer, philanthropist, and businessman. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Media Studies, French and  ...

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Kay Lala

Kay has worked in the corporate sector across a range of industries (manufacturing, mining, telecoms, energy, financial services) for 20 + years. This has been in the capacity of a  ...

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