THE CREW

Access Africa initiative has a board that is comprised off a collection of individuals possessing a vast technical expertise in an array of academic backgrounds. Hence all our activities and programs are carefully crafted with aid from these expert professionals in their respective fields.

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The Folks running the block ...

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Founder / Chief Executive

-Founded AAI in South Africa  bringing a  group of like minded youth development experts together to spear head our development agenda. He is the President of the board and a Communication Science major with vast knowledge in Public Health, Diplomacy, Business Administration and Social Sciences. He provides strategic leadership and direction to the organisation , delivering on the short and long term strategic objectives for the mandate of the organisation. He is responsible for ensuring that our organisation is a recognised, honorable, sustainable and preferred strategic partner by all its stakeholders. He has served as Chairman of the board at Media Global Foundation. He has managed high profile programs for Aids Healthcare Foundation and UNICEF respectively

Adv. Tandayi

UK National Programme Director

Tinashe Tandayi is the board Secretary General, Director of Admin,HR and is our National Programme Director in the United Kingdom. Tinashe has been in the legal field since 2009 and has worked for JefferiesLaw in the UK as Head of the Mental Health Department. He also is an Accredited Panel Member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and an approved Category Supervisor for Mental Health with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) in London. Equipped with an LL.B Law (Hons), he has extensive legal experience and expertise in civil liberties with specific focus on Mental Health Law. He has experience dealing with all civil and forensic sections under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the MHA 2007).

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Dr. Guilfoil

LSO National Programme Director

Dr Kerttu C Guilfoil (MBChB) is our National Programme Director for Lesotho. She also serves as our Technical Director , since most of our programs are health oriented ,she designs and oversees the implementation of the programs effectively. She has vast knowledge in the clinical management of HIV STIs and TB. She has hands on experience with Drug Rehabilitation the treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana or amphetamines

Adv. Sithole

ZW National Programme Director

Nigel T. Sithole our National Programme Director for Zimbabwe,he also serves as our Communications Director. Nigel is a lawyer specialising in Constitutional and Human Rights Law and an all round lover of all things relating to youth empowerment and SADC development in general. Nigel also works as a legal consultant for Acuworx Consultants and has a vast ray of experience in legal research. Before joining the AAI team he contributed articles on political analysis for a number of different online publications.

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Dr Lockhart

SA National Programme Director

Dr LocKhart oversees program monitoring, evaluation, informatics, data use and quality management and improvement at Access Africa Initiative, managing standardization, development and operations of the organization’s data management systems and policies. As the vice chair, He ensures that the Foundation’s Strategic Information Standards are met across all the country programs, including data collected from program sites are of optimal quality and are adequately utilized to continually optimize the organisation’s programs

 

Management

Rutendo Faith Gombah

Our Chief Partnerships and Project Coordinator. Studied Peace, Conflict and Development Studies and is currently pursuing her MA International Relations at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. She has worked as Project Assistant for British Council Zimbabwe among others. 

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Nichol Busisekile Khumalo (LLBS)

Our Head Content Producer targeting interaction with Teens via Social media content and Legal Counsel. Self-published author of The Harvard Wife. Get that here. She is a seasoned  Blogger. She writes incredible things…interested in International Children’s Law and involved in various social projects with LEOS International and Enactus UZ.

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Theodore Landsberg

The code guy. Crazy fingers. Talented  IT specialist providing technical expertise to the implementation, monitoring, and  maintenance of our  IT systems.Oh there’s more, he does network analysis, system administration, security and information assurance, IT audit, database administration, web administration. The whole thing!

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Our legal team

Jacob Muzenda

Kudakwashe Muzenda is an international award winning mooter who has set African and Zimbabwean mooting records. With a strong Human Rights Law background Kudakwashe is a pioneer student of Herbert Chitepo Law School.   Associated with one of Zimbabwe’s leading law firms, Kudakwashe has previously been listed in Zimbabwe’s 2017 list of top 30 emerging leaders under 30.   Kudakwashe also holds a certificate in Introduction to American Law from the University of Pennsylvania. Kudakwashe is your lawyer ,he is ready to assist and give you advice free of charge. Contact him below.

Adv. Phyllis Nqobile Damasane 

is an LLB degree holder from the University of  Venda in South Africa. She was a member of the University of Venda International students Union Academic and transformation in BEC of the Black management Forum, student chapter Moot court Debating Fraternity. Phyllis is serving her articles at Motanya Madiba Attorneys and is due to be admitted as an attorney of the high court of South Africa.

ADV. Nigel T. Sithole

Nigel  specialises in Constitutional and Human Rights Law and an all round lover of all things relating to youth empowerment and SADC development in general. Nigel also works as a legal consultant for Acuworx Consultants and has a vast ray of experience in legal research.

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ADV. Tinashe Tandayi

 Tinashe has been in the legal field since 2009 and has worked for JefferiesLaw in the UK as Head of the Mental Health Department. He also is an Accredited Panel Member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and an approved Category Supervisor for Mental Health with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) in London. Equipped with an LL.B Law (Hons), he has extensive legal experience and expertise in civil liberties with specific focus on Mental Health Law. He has experience dealing with all civil and forensic sections under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the MHA 2007)

Connect with him below.

Adv. NICHOL B Khumalo 

Is a law graduate from the University of Zimbabwe.  She is especially interested in International Children’s law. Get in touch with her below.

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