SALT Alliance is led and governed by a Board comprising the CEOs/Directors of each Member organisation.
SALT Alliance Chairperson
CEO: Thembalethu Nkomazi
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.
Cleopas is passionate about developing young men and women of character who can serve and impact their communities to bring hope, growth and sustainability.
He explains: "I see hopeless people having hope through our interventions."
Dr Lourens Schoeman
SALT Alliance Vice Chairperson
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. He currently and also ministers in Msinga.
SALT Alliance Treasurer
As CEO of Mfesane, Yolandi is the custodian of the strategic plan and responsible for providing leadership and driving activities that ensure Mfesane continues to be an independent, sustainable social enterprise. Yolandi 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".
Centre Manager: Manaleni Achievement Centre
Jabulile has more than 20 years of experience working at Manaleni Achievement Centre in different departments, and has been Centre Manager for 8 years. Manaleni works with youth, orphans and vulnerable children in KwaMhlanga.
Jabulile holds certificates in HIV/AIDS, Basic Health Care, Nutrition, National First Aid Academy, as well as Skills for People-Centred Community Development (studied through UNISA). Jabulile is also a registered Foster Care parent.
Jabulile is married to David and is blessed to be mom to two handsome boys and a lovely foster daughter.
Centre Manager: Thembalethu Community Centre
Ernest comes from a teaching background, which uniquely positions him in his role as he administers Thembalethu Centre. Ernest is hands on and is practically involved in the after school programmes, child care, education, health and centre management.
Director: The Dignity Campaign
Aukje Brouwer lives in Cape Town. Aukje is married to Toby, is a mother of 3 children and grandmother to 4 grandchildren. She has a background in nursing and home-based care. She co-founded Beautiful Gate South Africa in 1994. In 2012 she founded The Dignity Campaign, an NGO who aims to build safe spaces where teenagers are supported in growing into confident and assertive young adults who contribute towards thriving communities where mutual respect and support are the norm, rather than exception. Aukje is passionate about following Jesus and about partnering and collaborate with others.
Danie du Preez
Development Director: Veritas College International
Danie studied theology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and has been involved in church ministry since 1990. His passion is making disciples of Jesus Christ through training and mentorship. 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 served with Trans World Radio for 18 years of which 12 years as National Director for South Africa.
In 2018 God called him to serve as Development Director, Sub Saharan Africa, of Veritas College International (www.veritascollege.org) – “it is an immense privilege to serve church leaders in better understanding, applying and communicating God’s precious Word in context”.