Founding Patrons & Board of Directors

Patrons

Founding Directors

Nomonde Calata lived through and survived the brutal and inhuman apartheid regime in South Africa. Her husband, Fort Calata, a high-school teacher advocating non-violent resistance, did not. He was one of the so-called “Cradock Four” – Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlawli and Sparrow Mkhonto – who were tortured and brutally murdered by the apartheid government security forces in 1985.

Nomonde Calata lived through and survived the brutal and inhuman apartheid regime in South Africa. Her husband, Fort Calata, a high-school teacher advocating non-violent resistance, did not. He was one of the so-called “Cradock Four” – Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlawli and Sparrow Mkhonto – who were tortured and brutally murdered by the apartheid government security forces in 1985.

From L-R: Tumani Calata [Municipal Official], Lukhanyo Calata [Journalist, Author] and Dorothy Calata [Psychologist and PhD Candidate]

From L-R: Tumani Calata [Municipal Official], Lukhanyo Calata [Journalist, Author] and Dorothy Calata [Psychologist and PhD Candidate]

Independent Directors

Mary-Faith Saku is a practicing attorney, conveyancer, notary public and qualified company secretary, currently running her own firm Saku Attorneys. 
Saku started her legal career in a boutique Family law firm, where her compassion and desire for social justice met with legal training to provide the perfect training wheels and blueprint for the practitioner she is today. Starting out in Family law, she moved on to commercial and civil litigation, where she gained experience in Property litigation and qualified a Conveyancer and Notary Public. Saku then moved to one of the big corporate law firms to broaden her legal exposure and gain more experience in Corporate law. 
After completing her CSSA board she established her own practice.

Mary-Faith Saku is a practicing attorney, conveyancer, notary public and qualified company secretary, currently running her own firm Saku Attorneys.
Saku started her legal career in a boutique Family law firm, where her compassion and desire for social justice met with legal training to provide the perfect training wheels and blueprint for the practitioner she is today. Starting out in Family law, she moved on to commercial and civil litigation, where she gained experience in Property litigation and qualified a Conveyancer and Notary Public. Saku then moved to one of the big corporate law firms to broaden her legal exposure and gain more experience in Corporate law.
After completing her CSSA board she established her own practice.

Mziwenqaba Ntshangase is a Life Principles Coach for Business and Personal coach. He is a business man and philantropist born in Cradock, Eastern Cape, now full-time based in Johanneaurg. He has passion for community development and heritage. He is a Founding Chair for Citadel Foundaion and an Executive Director for Citadel Productions, a production company that host an annual heritage event and other youth annual events and gospel events in Johanneaburg and Eastern Cape with an aim to develop South Africa's young talents.

Mziwenqaba Ntshangase is a Life Principles Coach for Business and Personal coach. He is a business man and philantropist born in Cradock, Eastern Cape, now full-time based in Johanneaurg. He has passion for community development and heritage. He is a Founding Chair for Citadel Foundaion and an Executive Director for Citadel Productions, a production company that host an annual heritage event and other youth annual events and gospel events in Johanneaburg and Eastern Cape with an aim to develop South Africa’s young talents.

Sidumo Nyamezele is an award winning choral conductor, consultant and director.  He is also the project manager for the Fort Calata Eisteddfod, this choral program has been running for the past three years and its entering 4th year in 2020 and has survived by the generosity of private sponsorship. 
In 2020 Sidumo has been invited to form part of the Internal jury/judges that will adjudicate the World Choir Games, these choir games will hosted in Belgium from the 05-17 July 2020.

Sidumo Nyamezele is an award winning choral conductor, consultant and director. He is also the project manager for the Fort Calata Eisteddfod, this choral program has been running for the past three years and its entering 4th year in 2020 and has survived by the generosity of private sponsorship.
In 2020 Sidumo has been invited to form part of the Internal jury/judges that will adjudicate the World Choir Games, these choir games will hosted in Belgium from the 05-17 July 2020.