Our team is dedicated to being the driving force behind our mission and vision. Get to know them below.

Sibulele Sibaca

“The Nerve Centre”
Founder & Executive Director

Sibulele is a seasoned partnership, advocacy, and communications practitioner with immense knowledge in sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, and building sustainable economic livelihoods for adolescent girls and young women. Her public health adolescent girl and young women programmes and women’s leadership career boasts experience from multinational corporations, multilateral organisations, the private sector, and grassroots NPOS.

Simphiwe Mahlanyana

Training & Programmes Lead

Simphiwe boasts over ten years of project managing national training programmes for well-established NGOs and various South African governments. Under his leadership, we have developed the curriculum that we facilitate with girls and young women. He is passionate about youth development, and he enjoys engaging and interacting with our communities.

Gracious Lekgoathi

“The AMANDLA Girl”
Rights & Advocacy Lead

Gracious is an energetic and highly motivated young woman who enjoys networking and establishing new relationships. She uses her passion for digital media and advocacy in sexual reproductive health and rights to curate relevant programmes that speak to Impact Drivers and potential partners, including the private sector and civil society organisations.

Maria Nozizwe Jandam

“The Kasi2Kasi Connector”
Communities & Collaboration Lead

Maria is a hard-working woman, who enjoys working with young people. In 2024, she will celebrate a huge milestone of working in the youth development sector for 20 years! Some of the expertise she brings to the team is being a trained Lay Counsellor and a qualified Trauma counsellor trained in Canada 2018. Presently, she is a Coding and Robotics coach, with a big passion in Technology & Coaching of young people.

Lesedi Moloi

“The Legal Purse”
Governance & Compliance Lead

Lesedi is a ball of energy that lightens every room she walks into. She is passionate about the law and ensuring that adolescent girls and young women in all their diversity are informed about all the HIV-preventative resources at their disposal. She focuses her passions more on proposal writing and from time to time lends a hand in facilitation when needed.

Khensani Mabunda

“Miss Money Bag”
Branding Lead

Khensani is a Brand Strategist. She spent the earlier part of her corporate career working for law firms, focusing on labour and trademark law. It is from there that she developed a passion for branding and marketing. Her passion for branding is what birthed KW Kreatives & Co., where she combines her astute business acumen with brand strategy. Her expertise lies in business and brand development, negotiations, marketing and communications. KW Kreatives (who handles PR & Marketing for Impact Drivers) is a brand and talent management agency founded in 2021 by Khensani. The company offers these services: Brand development, Talent management, Brand communications, Event management.

Lehlogonolo Machaba

“The Rainbow Girl”

Nolo is a young Black Christian Transwoman who strongly advocates for true practising of Authenticity, for every marginalised and ostracised community. She is highly motivatedand has immense knowledge of the Diversity that exists within the LGBTIQA+ community. She is passionate about mentoring young Trans woman, and Gender non-binary, on how to tackle societal issues, as well as how to establish their own brands within the societies that exclusively segragate their existence. She firmly believes that if ever person is allowed to practise who they truly are, from within, the world will be impacted positively, and that will get us to acknowledge how powerful diversity is.

Siyamcela Tshaka

“The + KeyPop”
Voluntary, Counseling & Testing Lead

Siya is a young and energetic gay man, who has, for over 10 years, been an active member in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS. Diagnosed with HIV at the age of Seventeen, he has made it his life’s mission to educate LGBTIQA+ peers by speaking openly about his journey with HIV and the importance of voluntarily and regularly testing.  He is trained as a Lay Counselor and has worked with a few organisations around South Africa, whose major focus is youth of underprivileged communities.