Our People

OPERATIONS

The CHABAHIVA Trust’s skills and resources are composed of an operational and execution team of diverse, multi-skilled, and passionate individuals, supported by an equally robust board of Trustees. The Trust is directed by Prenisha Chiba.

GOVERNANCE

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all influential people in their different constituencies and bring their expertise and connectedness to the Trust. The Board of Trustees are responsible for directing the Trust and ensuring its sustainability.

Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali

Current Chairperson 

Dr. Ntombifikile Mtshali is a medical doctor, holding an MBChB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007, as well as an MBA from Wits Business School and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from CETAD, University of Lancaster, UK. She’s undergone various specialized courses, including one at Harvard University and a Leadership Development Programme in the United States. With over a decade of experience in both private and public healthcare, she’s a passionate advocate for accessible and high-quality healthcare. Notably, during her tenure as the CEO of Bertha Gxowa Hospital, she championed reproductive health rights and introduced groundbreaking services. Dr. Mtshali has garnered numerous awards for her work, including recognition as one of the Top 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian in 2017. She is currently the CEO of Shout-It-Now, leading efforts to provide HIV and GBV prevention services to vulnerable youth, emphasising stigmatisation and accessibility. Beyond her professional achievements, she remains connected to patient care, enjoys music and golf, and is a devoted mother of two boys. She also plays a pivotal role in community development, our chairperson, and hospital member at Edenvale Hospital.

Ms Anusha Teeruth

Vice Chairperson

Ms Anusha Teeruth is Chartered Accountant (CA), with over 23 years’ experience in directing global finance, business development, enterprise risk management, compliance, and governance roles. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Financial Director. Anusha also holds a qualification in the field of enterprise risk management via the UK Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and is a Certified Director via the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA). She started her career at Deloitte and thereafter worked in the mining, pharmaceuticals, supply chain and chemicals industry. Anusha now heads her own boutique management consultancy practice, using her skills and experience to empower organisations to move forward with confidence. She is actively involved in the mentoring of young CA’s at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as well as providing financial and business coaching to her clients. She also works in the academic field, lecturing part time at university in the finance discipline. Anusha is also a professional non-executive director, holding various Board roles. Anusha was exposed to the HIV and AIDS environment whilst working in the mining sector and then more specifically when working for the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project for a period of 3 years. Established as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2005 and administered by USAID, SCMS provided reliable, cost-effective and secure supply of products for HIV/AIDS programs in PEPFAR supported countries. As a Trustee of CHABAHIVA, Anusha’s particular focus is on the financial, governance and risk aspects of the Trust.

Mr Lungile Magqibelo

Trustee responsible for Secretarial & Administration Assistance

Mr Lungile Magqibelo is a Policy Developer at the Assistant Director level in the National Department of Social Development since January 2009, with responsibilities that include overseeing programs for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as coordinating community-based child and youth care services. He holds a diverse range of educational qualifications including a Masters degree in Child and Family Studies at the University of the Western Cape attained in November 2010, a Bachelor of Social Work from the same university in 2004, a Higher Certificate in Management (Cum Laude) from the Foundation for Professional Development Business School in Pretoria in November 2014 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of the Western Cape. In his earlier role as a Probation Officer which started in August 2005, with the Western Cape Department of Social Development he served as a Senior Social Worker responsible for monitoring NGOs and state-owned entities. Prior to this, Mr Magqibelo worked as a field Social Worker at the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled from February to June 2005. His expertise lies in consistent contributions to social policy review and development processes, including involvement with the Children’s Act and the Sexual Offences Act. Mr Lungile Magqibelo has a strong work ethic and an advocate for minority groups and vulnerable populations.

Dr Maria Seithati Motebang

Dr Seithati Maria Motebang is the Managing Director Seithati Group of Companies – a boutique consulting firm which specialises in development management strategy and coaching. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at UNISA. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of York’s (UK) Centre for Southern African Studies. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of the West Rand Development Agency and City Power in the Human Resources and Remuneration and Social and Ethics Committees in both organisations. She is the former CEO of the Film and Publications Board. She currently serves as a Council member of the South African Council for Social Service Professions.

Mr Sello Bravo Mphelane

Mr Sello Bravo Mphelane the Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer (CSIO) at PTW Consulting. He has an MBA in Leadership. As CSIO he is responsible for leading the development and execution of long-term strategies, with the goal of increasing shareholder value through championing and driving the implementation of strategic initiatives, by providing guidance and advice to help businesses improve efficiency, enhance operations, and drive profitability.

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Mr Ashmeer Joseph

Mr Ashmeer Joseph is the Acting General Secretary of ELCSA. He is also the Chairperson of the Southern Africa Regional Forum of ACT Alliance and Deputy Chairperson of the ACT Ubumbano Board. His extensive experience in financial and project management stood him in good stead as the Director of Development Services of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa.

Mme Nosisa Mokoka

Mme Nosisa Mokoka currently holds Trusteeship and Non-Executive Director positions in the Pension Fund Industry and in a Non-Profit Organisation, as well as in the Tertiary Education Sector in the last eight consecutive years. She is an engaged member of the Institute of Directors in SA (IoDSA), Nosisa is a former senior executive, manager, and supervisor in various sectors in a career spanning over forty years in health, community health, human resources, corporate administration, finance, and economic development as well as in community development.

Dr. Albrech Phillips

Rev. Dr Albrecht Philipps, born 1970 is the Head of Department for Ecumenism and Mission of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia at the Church Head office in Bielefeld,Germany. He has held this position since 2021. In, 2016 he was appointed as Officer for Ecumenism and Academic Institutions in the Church Head office of the EKD in Hanover prior to his position as Vicar and Pastor in Westphalia, Germany from year 1998 to 2016. Dr. Phillips studied in Göttingen, Paris, Halle and Münster and has been married since 1996 with four sons.

Professor Nico Norman Koopman

Prof. Nico N. Koopman is the Vice-Rector for Social Impact, Transformation, and Personnel at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He started his career at the university in 2001 as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and later became the Director of the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology. He has held various leadership positions, including Dean of the Faculty of Theology. Prof. Koopman is also an ordained minister and is married with two children. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a prominent church and academic leader, serving on university and church committees. In his role as Vice-Rector, he oversees community partnerships and initiatives, including the Campus Health Service. His research focuses on Trinitarian Public Theology, emphasising human dignity and the integrity of creation, with a special focus on HIV-related issues. He is a prolific author and has received awards for his contributions to theological literature, including the Andrew Murray Prize.

Bishop Dr N.P. Phaswana

Bishop Dr. N.P. Phaswana is a retired Bishop of ELCSA Central Diocese, having served as Presiding Bishop of ELCSA until 2015. He held significant roles in various Lutheran organisations, including LUCSA and LWF. Before becoming a Bishop, he served as a Pastor and Executive Secretary. He’s actively involved in social development and community activism, notably in HIV and AIDS initiatives. Bishop Phaswana is currently residing in Polokwane, Limpopo, and is married with children and grandchildren.

Our People

OPERATIONS

The CHABAHIVA Trust’s skills and resources are composed of an operational and execution team of diverse, multi-skilled, and passionate individuals, supported by an equally robust board of Trustees. The Trust is directed by Prenisha Chiba.

GOVERNANCE

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all influential people in their different constituencies and bring their expertise and connectedness to the Trust. The Board of Trustees are responsible for directing the Trust and ensuring its sustainability.

Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali

Current Chairperson 

Dr. Ntombifikile Mtshali is a medical doctor, holding an MBChB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007, as well as an MBA from Wits Business School and a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from CETAD, University of Lancaster, UK. She’s undergone various specialized courses, including one at Harvard University and a Leadership Development Programme in the United States. With over a decade of experience in both private and public healthcare, she’s a passionate advocate for accessible and high-quality healthcare. Notably, during her tenure as the CEO of Bertha Gxowa Hospital, she championed reproductive health rights and introduced groundbreaking services. Dr. Mtshali has garnered numerous awards for her work, including recognition as one of the Top 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian in 2017. She is currently the CEO of Shout-It-Now, leading efforts to provide HIV and GBV prevention services to vulnerable youth, emphasising stigmatisation and accessibility. Beyond her professional achievements, she remains connected to patient care, enjoys music and golf, and is a devoted mother of two boys. She also plays a pivotal role in community development, our chairperson, and hospital member at Edenvale Hospital.

Ms Anusha Teeruth

Vice Chairperson

Ms Anusha Teeruth is Chartered Accountant (CA), with over 23 years’ experience in directing global finance, business development, enterprise risk management, compliance, and governance roles. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Financial Director. Anusha also holds a qualification in the field of enterprise risk management via the UK Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and is a Certified Director via the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA). She started her career at Deloitte and thereafter worked in the mining, pharmaceuticals, supply chain and chemicals industry. Anusha now heads her own boutique management consultancy practice, using her skills and experience to empower organisations to move forward with confidence. She is actively involved in the mentoring of young CA’s at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as well as providing financial and business coaching to her clients. She also works in the academic field, lecturing part time at university in the finance discipline. Anusha is also a professional non-executive director, holding various Board roles. Anusha was exposed to the HIV and AIDS environment whilst working in the mining sector and then more specifically when working for the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project for a period of 3 years. Established as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2005 and administered by USAID, SCMS provided reliable, cost-effective and secure supply of products for HIV/AIDS programs in PEPFAR supported countries. As a Trustee of CHABAHIVA, Anusha’s particular focus is on the financial, governance and risk aspects of the Trust.

Mr Lungile Magqibelo

Trustee responsible for Secretarial & Administration Assistance

Mr Lungile Magqibelo is a Policy Developer at the Assistant Director level in the National Department of Social Development since January 2009, with responsibilities that include overseeing programs for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as coordinating community-based child and youth care services. He holds a diverse range of educational qualifications including a Masters degree in Child and Family Studies at the University of the Western Cape attained in November 2010, a Bachelor of Social Work from the same university in 2004, a Higher Certificate in Management (Cum Laude) from the Foundation for Professional Development Business School in Pretoria in November 2014 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of the Western Cape. In his earlier role as a Probation Officer which started in August 2005, with the Western Cape Department of Social Development he served as a Senior Social Worker responsible for monitoring NGOs and state-owned entities. Prior to this, Mr Magqibelo worked as a field Social Worker at the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled from February to June 2005. His expertise lies in consistent contributions to social policy review and development processes, including involvement with the Children’s Act and the Sexual Offences Act. Mr Lungile Magqibelo has a strong work ethic and an advocate for minority groups and vulnerable populations.

Dr Maria Seithati Motebang

Dr Seithati Maria Motebang is the Managing Director Seithati Group of Companies – a boutique consulting firm which specialises in development management strategy and coaching. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at UNISA. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of York’s (UK) Centre for Southern African Studies. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of the West Rand Development Agency and City Power in the Human Resources and Remuneration and Social and Ethics Committees in both organisations. She is the former CEO of the Film and Publications Board. She currently serves as a Council member of the South African Council for Social Service Professions.

Mr Sello Bravo Mphelane

Mr Sello Bravo Mphelane the Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer (CSIO) at PTW Consulting. He has an MBA in Leadership. As CSIO he is responsible for leading the development and execution of long-term strategies, with the goal of increasing shareholder value through championing and driving the implementation of strategic initiatives, by providing guidance and advice to help businesses improve efficiency, enhance operations, and drive profitability.

ashmeer-joseph

Mr Ashmeer Joseph

Mr Ashmeer Joseph is the Acting General Secretary of ELCSA. He is also the Chairperson of the Southern Africa Regional Forum of ACT Alliance and Deputy Chairperson of the ACT Ubumbano Board. His extensive experience in financial and project management stood him in good stead as the Director of Development Services of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa.

Mme Nosisa Mokoka

Mme Nosisa Mokoka currently holds Trusteeship and Non-Executive Director positions in the Pension Fund Industry and in a Non-Profit Organisation, as well as in the Tertiary Education Sector in the last eight consecutive years. She is an engaged member of the Institute of Directors in SA (IoDSA), Nosisa is a former senior executive, manager, and supervisor in various sectors in a career spanning over forty years in health, community health, human resources, corporate administration, finance, and economic development as well as in community development.

Dr. Albrech Phillips

Rev. Dr Albrecht Philipps, born 1970 is the Head of Department for Ecumenism and Mission of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia at the Church Head office in Bielefeld,Germany. He has held this position since 2021. In, 2016 he was appointed as Officer for Ecumenism and Academic Institutions in the Church Head office of the EKD in Hanover prior to his position as Vicar and Pastor in Westphalia, Germany from year 1998 to 2016. Dr. Phillips studied in Göttingen, Paris, Halle and Münster and has been married since 1996 with four sons.

Professor Nico Norman Koopman

Prof. Nico N. Koopman is the Vice-Rector for Social Impact, Transformation, and Personnel at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He started his career at the university in 2001 as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and later became the Director of the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology. He has held various leadership positions, including Dean of the Faculty of Theology. Prof. Koopman is also an ordained minister and is married with two children. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a prominent church and academic leader, serving on university and church committees. In his role as Vice-Rector, he oversees community partnerships and initiatives, including the Campus Health Service. His research focuses on Trinitarian Public Theology, emphasising human dignity and the integrity of creation, with a special focus on HIV-related issues. He is a prolific author and has received awards for his contributions to theological literature, including the Andrew Murray Prize.

Bishop Dr N.P. Phaswana

Bishop Dr. N.P. Phaswana is a retired Bishop of ELCSA Central Diocese, having served as Presiding Bishop of ELCSA until 2015. He held significant roles in various Lutheran organisations, including LUCSA and LWF. Before becoming a Bishop, he served as a Pastor and Executive Secretary. He’s actively involved in social development and community activism, notably in HIV and AIDS initiatives. Bishop Phaswana is currently residing in Polokwane, Limpopo, and is married with children and grandchildren.