Linda Vilakazi joined the Foundation as CEO on 5th September 2016 taking over from Mr Mavuso Msimang. She is responsible for the overall operations of the Foundation.
Linda is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand, worked in various institutions including the private sector, education and development sector, youth organisation, local government and academia.
Natasha started working at the Tambo Foundation in January 2013 – she was the first permanent employee, which makes her a veteran. Her Management and Marketing background has certainly been put to use during her time here as the Projects Manager. Her favourite part of working at the Foundation is that no two days are the same. She loves getting to interact with people who shape the country, the continent and world. And most importantly, she loves hearing wonderful anecdotes about Oliver and Adelaide.
Nolwazi Kunene has a Child & Family Psychology Degree, after graduating she did her Psychology internship with City of Johannesburg, she moved on to be an Operations Manager for Regus. She started at the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation in 2015, responsible for all administrative operations, day-to-day running of the office, report writing, research and a personal assistant to the CEO; she is also support to the Projects Manager.
Itheheleng Makhaola has a BCom economic degree and a BCom (Honours) Financial Economics and Investment Management degree, both from the University of the Free-State. After finishing her studies she worked at African Alliance (Lesotho) and later moved to Stanlib (Lesotho). She started at the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation in February 2017, working as an intern; assisting with projects, reports and day-to-day running of the office.
Lungisa has a degree in social sciences from the University of the Free-State, which gives him insight into working with people, cultures and personalities.
He is keen to learn, share views and believes in making a valuable contribution to any team. He started in March 2017, working as an Intern, archiving, research, reports and day-to-day running of the office.
Keneilwe Motlana has a degree in Sociology, a minor in Psychology and a TESOL certification. She has a passion for helping others and interning at the Tambo Foundation gives her the opportunity to do just this as well as using her skills to contribute to growing the foundation. Keneilwe started working at the Tambo Foundation in April 2017.