Cathy Mather-Pike

Cathy Mather-Pike

Director & Founder

Cathy was born and raised in SA, she studied teaching and had the opportunity to work in London in a school for children with disabilities. It has always been Cathy’s passion to see inclusive education realised for more children in South Africa, particularly those who grow up in a rural environment. She strongly believes that […]

Nonkululeko Gumede

Nonkuleleko Gumede

School Co-ordinator

Nonku works as part of the programme for Primary Schools and works with children under the age of 7. The most rewarding part of Nonku’s job is when she sees children with a disability overcome barriers to learning and continue to show growth in the mainstream schooling environment. Nonku works together with teachers and parents […]

Xoli Ngaleka

Xolisile Ngaleka

ECD Co-ordinator

Xoli started with Siyakwazi in 2015 through an ECD learnership programme which was funded through a Skills Development Initiative. In just a short space of time Xoli stood out as an asset to the team with her enthusiasm, good ideas and hard work. She loves children and working with them means that she loves her […]

Makhosi Shusha

Makhosi Shusha

Siyasiza Manager

Makhosi has been with Siyakwazi from the beginning. Her role has changed over the years and has seen her in many areas of the organisation from working with teachers in the creches to actively managing the NCB programme. As Siyakwazi has grown, Makhosi has become the ‘figurehead’ of the organisation, managing the team and creating […]

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Nontuthuko Ngeleka

Inclusive Hub Co-ordinator

Nontuthuko’s role is to find and source ECD centres in other tribal authorities in Ugu and support these ‘hubs’ in becoming a resource to their local area. Inclusive learning is a big driver for Nontuthuko as she believes that the more education there is around disability the more parents will realise that their children have the […]

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Mphume Nzimakwe

NCB Co-ordinator

Mphume runs the non-centre based service arm of Siyakwazi. Her work involves managing the team that do home visits to support children with special educational needs as well as supporting the parents so that they are better equipped to take action with their child’s development. For Mphume seeing both progress in a child that she […]

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