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Governance & Staff

A diversity of perspectives to chart our future.

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is governed and run by people who are deeply invested in seeing Mr Mandela’s vision for the transformation of Africa realised. We are governed by an independent board of high-profile Trustees, who give their time on a voluntary basis. We are run by a small and very committed staff team. The Foundation’s staff and trustees come from a range of generations, disciplines, nationalities and backgrounds, and our strength is in how we bring our diversity to bear on our common purpose.

The Foundation’s governance structures include four additional committees that meet quarterly. These are the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Remuneration Committee, and the Investment Committee, which are made up of independent outsiders, Trustees and management.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is made up of equal numbers of Mandela nominees and Rhodes Trust nominees. The Board of Trustees meets annually, either at Rhodes House in Oxford, or in Cape Town.

Prof Njabulo Ndebele(Chair)

Mandela Nominee

Dr Mo Ibrahim

Mandela Nominee

Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Mandela Nominee

Dr Osmond Mlonyeni

Mandela Nominee

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

Mandela Nominee

Ms Janet Kabiru

Rhodes Nominee

Dr Elizabeth Kiss

Rhodes Nominee

Mr John McCall McBain

Rhodes Nominee

Justice Katherine O’Regan

Rhodes Nominee


Judy Sikuza


Coralie Anyetei

Programme Manager

Julia Brown

HR & Executive Assistant

Ernst Gerber

Operations Director

Gigi Edross-Jeppie

Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

Abigail McDougall

Communications and Alumni Relations Manager

Joseph Maisels

Alumni Relations Associate

Zaiboonisha Naidu

Operations Officer

Lunathi Ngwane

Programme Officer

Shivon Philand

Accountant and Building Manager

Ayanda Radebe

Communications Officer


Executive Committee

  • Professor Njabulo S Ndebele (Chair)
  • Dr Elizabeth Kiss
  • Ms Judy Sikuza (CEO)
  • Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

  • Mr Mustaq Brey (Chair)
  • Ms Janet Kabiru
  • Mr Nkazi Sokhulu (South Africa & UCT, 2006)
  • Ms Thobela Mfeti (South Africa & UCT, 2012)

Investment Committee

  • Mr Tim Cumming (Chair)
  • Mr Jacques Conradie (South Africa & SU, 2005)
  • Ms Judy Sikuza (CEO)
  • Ms Muitheri Wahome
  • Dr Osmond Mlonyeni (South Africa & UP, 2009)

Remuneration Committee

  • Dr Elizabeth Kiss
  • Mr Mustaq Brey
  • Prof Njabulo S Ndebele

Reports & Policies

Recent yearbooks

Older yearbooks: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003-2005

Financial statements



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