SALT Alliance is led and governed by a Board comprising the CEOs of the six Member organisations. The Board has four meetings a year - two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings. Each Board member is responsible for linking the work of SALT Alliance to their individual Boards and organisations.
Meet the SALT Alliance Board Members
Capacity Builder: CMD-Usizo
SALT Alliance Chairman
Lourens studied at the University of the Free State, where he later also completed a D.Th. He served as a chaplain in the SADF, mainly working with the security forces in townships in KZN where more than 20 000 people died in ANC/IFP-related violence.
Later he was called to Ladysmith in the DRC and URCSA congregation in a missional post and also ministers in Msinga.
CEO: Thembalethu Nkomazi
SALT Alliance Vice Chairman
Cleopas has been working in community development since 2004, utilising his education as a teacher as a springboard for change. In 2008 he strategically joined Thembalethu Nkomazi in order to contribute in addressing some of the challenges faced by people in Africa.
As he explains: "I see hopeless people having hope through our intervention."
Centre Manager: Nakekela
Dorcas has a background in practical health care, and has worked at Nakekela for over 8 years in various roles. Dorcas heads up the team and works with a board to manage the centre and staff. She is passionate about quality health care and deeply cares about the spiritual lives of her team and patients.
Danie Du Preez
Transition Director: TWR Africa
Danie studied theology at the University of Pretoria and has been involved in church ministry since 1990. His passion is making disciples of Jesus Christ through mentorship and media. He is sold out to the local church as God's vehicle to bring hope, healing and restoration in this world and to transform lives and communities though the Gospel. Danie knew he was called to TWR in 2000 when he heard of its vision: "Through media ministry TWR makes disciples to transform communities".
Danie recently served as the chairman of the Association of Christian Media (ACM) in Southern Africa with a passion for leadership development through training and mentorship.
As CEO of Mfesane, Nomvuyo is the custodian of the strategic plan and responsible for providing leadership and driving activities that will help Mfesane become an independent, sustainable social enterprise. She has a background in social work and over 20 years experience in development work.
Her personal mission is to "bring light where there is darkness and to be salt where there is no taste".
Center Manager: Thembalethu Community Centre
Ernest comes from a teaching background, which uniquely positions him in his role as he administers and is practically involved in child care, education, health and centre management.