Empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Who we are

We are part of the largest African humanitarian and development organisation working for an Africa that thrives.

Using Early Childhood Development centres (daycares) as our entry point to partner closely with our communities, we bring resources and implement programmes that are locally led to address the barriers South Africa’s people face. This leads to equitable growth and transformation.

Meet the South Africa team

Group board

Paul Edwards is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built several businesses into leading companies.

His CV lists an impressive array of positions held at major companies around the world and he is also a regular speaker at international conferences on topics such as satellite communications, telecommunications, payments, and doing business successfully in Africa.

Paul is currently Executive Chairman of Equilibre Bio-energy Production Ltd and Chairman of ZappGroup, Africa Ltd.

Additionally, Paul is also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a member of EDS’s Europe’s Advisory Board.

Ann Pretorius and her late husband, Peter, founded Joint Aid Management (JAM), now known as ForAfrika, in 1984.

For almost 40 years, they served the organisation as co-founders, strategic planners and tireless foot soldiers. Together they received several prestigious accolades, were one of five finalists in the AidEx 2014 Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award and winners of the 2018 African Ubuntu Award for Social Responsibility.

After Peter’s passing in August 2018, Ann assumed the role of CEO of the JAM Group. Her passion, determination, unique interpersonal skills and vast experience in administration and marketing, have helped steer the group to its pre-eminent position as Africa’s largest indigenous non-governmental organisation, serving millions of people in six countries.

A mother of six, with 14 grandchildren, Ann genuinely understands and appreciates the value of the family foundation and is fully supportive of the decisions and direction the new leadership, under her son Isak, is taking.

Ghanaian businesswoman Roberta Annan founded Annan Capital Partners, a boutique investment advisory and business development agency, in 2012 (as Roberta Annan Consulting).

She has extensive experience in establishing relationships between the public and the private sectors, and in executing market-entry strategies into sub-Saharan Africa.

She launched the African Fashion Foundation in 2014, followed by the Impact Fund for African Creatives in 2021. Among the many awards accorded to her, Annan was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Women’s Choice Awards Africa.

Muzammil Rengony started his career in 2011 in the field of accounting, taxation and auditing as a client assistant and is now client service manager for Adansonia Management Services Ltd in Mauritius, where ForAfrika is registered.

While managing a team of accountants and administrators who are responsible for a portfolio of clients, he is also pursuing his studies towards his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Muzammil acts as a director for a number of global businesses and part of his duties include the day-to-day administration of ForAfrika as well as being a board member.

Najiba Bauker kicked off her career as a corporate administrator in the Mauritian global business sector and is currently team leader at Adansonia Management Services Ltd.

In addition to serving as a board member of ForAfrika, Najiba also handles -day-to-day administrative tasks.

She acts as a director for a number of other global businesses administered by Adansonia and is pursuing her studies towards her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Isak Pretorius is the son of social entrepreneurs Peter and Ann Pretorius, who founded JAM International, out of which ForAfrika has risen.

With a BComm degree and 20 years of humanitarian services and business experience on the continent, he is well positioned to drive the organisation into the future while staying true to its vision of an Africa that thrives.

He is passionate about impactful development in Africa and bridging the gap between non-profit and for-profit entities.

Isak has also played a role in advising many governments, donor entities and large NGOs on sustainable programmes and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2009.

South Africa board

Isak Pretorius is the son of social entrepreneurs Peter and Ann Pretorius, who founded JAM International, out of which ForAfrika has risen.

With a BComm degree and 20 years of humanitarian services and business experience on the continent, he is well positioned to drive the organisation into the future while staying true to its vision of an Africa that thrives.

He is passionate about impactful development in Africa and bridging the gap between non-profit and for-profit entities.

Isak has also played a role in advising many governments, donor entities and large NGOs on sustainable programmes and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2009.

Simon McGregor moved into his current role at ForAfrika in 2023, having previously been Chief Development Officer from 2021-2022 and managing director of the organisation’s UK office from 2019 to 2021.

Simon’s background and impressive career is in financial research, corporate finance and stock transfer. He founded various companies that have gone on to enjoy major success.

He was a managing director at LSE-listed Equiniti Group plc with responsibility for proxy advisory, cross border listings and stock analysis before becoming a partner responsible for corporate finance at Africa-focused consultancy, Afriscope.

Fiona Hannig is using her corporate experience in communications and marketing, and what she learned running a social enterprise, to give back to society, specifically, fellow Africans.

Fiona moved from the corporate to the non-governmental world because she wanted to make an impact and was inspired by ForAfrika’s vision to empower 20-million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Before moving into humanitarian assistance, she worked in corporate entities for 11 years and enjoyed the fast-paced, dynamic environment. She left corporate to start a social enterprise and ran a successful children’s book enterprise — creating numerous bestsellers in her wake — before joining ForAfrika in 2021.

South Africa senior leadership

With 28 years' diverse experience, Mashall Makamanzi is a dynamic leader who enjoys catalysing cross-sector change.

A visionary at heart, Mashall aspires to witness communities evolve positively.

With his vision backed by a Master of Business Administration degree and a Certified Internal Auditing designation, he blends strategic acumen and deep auditing expertise and has worked in both non-governmental and corporate sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. His strategic mind-set optimises operations, resource allocation and efficiency.

As South Africa’s Country Director, Marshall drives operational excellence, leveraging his background for growth and lasting impact.

With over 32 years of diverse experience, Shumikazi Kwinana is responsible for programmes’ design, operations, monitoring and evaluation. She holds a BA from the University of South Africa and a diploma in Secondary Education as well as being certified in Project Management. She is also a SETA-accredited trainer, assessor, and moderator and has been influential in government, NGOs, and consulting roles which span the health, welfare, and education sectors.

Fuelled by an unyielding passion for sustainable development, Shumikazi is a driving force in propelling ForAfrika's mission towards lasting impact and positive change in South Africa.

Moses Durura's comprehensive financial knowledge, coupled with his commitment to ethical practices and strategic planning, positions him as a Finance Manager who can contribute to both the financial health and governance of the organisation.

Moses holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the National University of Science and Technology and further qualifications with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Moses's professional journey spans the manufacturing, business development and non-profit sectors. His expertise lies in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting,corporate law and compliance, ensuring our organisation adheres to legal and ethical regulations.

Burton Moonsamy is a seasoned Resource Mobilisation Specialist with 23 years of diverse experience across a number of industries from chemical manufacturing to donor relations in the non-profit sector.

Burton's proficiency encompasses marketing, stakeholder engagement, events and project management.

With over 17 years at ForAfrika, Burton's deep connection drives his excellence in donor management. His unwavering passion for people and the organisation positions him uniquely to drive transformative impact.

Craig Kudita is a seasoned marketing and communications specialist with an eight-year track record across diverse sectors.

With an Honours Degree in Marketing Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing from Monash University, he has also worked in the areas of resource mobilisation, events, project management and business development, among others. He has also been recognised by the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa.

With a humanitarian spirit, Craig is dedicated to catalysing positive change in South Africa.

With 18 years of expertise, Chris Monama is a proficient Supply Chain Manager.

Equipped with a Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate from the University of the Witwatersrand, Chris’s career spans diverse industries, including transport, warehousing and distribution in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

Chris' comprehensive understanding of logistics, fleet, warehousing, inventory, supply chain, and procurement processes underscores his remarkable ability to streamline operations and optimise resource utilisation - essential to running an efficient, lean organisation. His contribution adds significant value to the organisation’s overall performance and growth.

Zamalotshwa Ndwadwe is a skilled Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist with a decade of expertise.

She holds an Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Population Studies. As a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni, Zamalotshwa actively engages in youth programmes and serves as a mentor.

With a versatile skill set, including programme strategy, design, monitoring and evaluation, research and mentoring, Zamalotshwa’s career spans academic development, non-profit work and consulting. Her forte and passion lie in impact measurement, which prove the effects of programmes on people’s lives.

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