“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Meet Our Team
An MBA graduate from the Henley Business School in the UK, she also holds a post-graduate degree in Economic Policy and Development. Noxolo spent sixteen years in the financial services industry, within capital markets and wealth management.
She was previously the head of Philanthropy at Nedbank Private Wealth, providing a range of specialist advice and services to affluent individuals and families, JSE listed corporates as well as non-profit organisations (NPO’s) on sustainable and impactful giving. In this role she was responsible for the philanthropy strategy, developing the offering and growing assets under management and administration. Her areas of expertise include giving strategies, optimal structures for giving, compliance, governance, and best practice.
a consultancy basis. Yoni joined the SJI in February 2021.
Xoli is passionate about Communications in the workplace and how it can be utilised to inspire innovative solutions and convey the organisation’s brand and values both internally and externally. She is set on making a positive change within the Civil Society Sector using Communications.
Prior to joining the SJI, Noxolo worked as a Senior Researcher for Nedbank. She was responsible for providing strategic direction in design research and to determine appropriate research methodologies, improve delivery cadence and the quality of research output, deliver customer insights, and identify strategic value propositions for the bank – in line with its digital mission. Prior to Nedbank, Noxolo worked in the non-profit sector as Project Manager for the Democracy Works Foundation where she led and managed a KPMG anti-corruption funded project, the Democracy Works Academy – a seven-month civic education and youth engagement fellowship, aimed at increasing the participation of young people in South Africa’s democratic processes.
Noxolo is passionate about social justice, particularly in addressing systemic poverty & inequality, and working towards the creation of a just society where its citizens have equitable access to opportunities.
Meet Our Board Members
“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden
Before joining Brunswick, Mahabane was an award-winning financial journalist. He has written for the Mail and Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Business Times, the Financial Mail and Business Day. He was a political economy columnist and has contributed to some books on political economy.
Mahabane is the chairperson of the Social Justice Initiative, a member of the Board of Trustees of Equal Education Law Centre and the Waterford Kamhlaba Foundation of South Africa. He is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
He joined the Department of Transport after serving 10 years in the labour movement, the majority of that time as a senior office-bearer and Deputy General Secretary in the COSATU-affiliated Transport & General Workers Union. Harald holds a B.Soc.Sc (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Cape Town.
Sithembile joined the University of Pretoria from The Presidency of South Africa, where she was a researcher in the secretariat of the National Planning Commission. Her work in this regard was focused on public service reform and anti-corruption policy. She contributed to the drafting of the National Development Plan. Prior to this she worked as a political researcher at IDASA (Institute for Democracy in Africa), where she was responsible for Parliamentary monitoring and political analysis.