Board members

The committee members
of Usapho Foundation

Our committee members play an important and intergral role in our non-profit organisation.

andrew advids


Andrew has broad business experience in multiple industry sectors such as ICT, BPO, Business Consulting, and Real Estate. His knowledge, skills, and expertise include Strategic Business Development, Strategy Formulation and Execution, Public Sector Engagement, and Corporate Governance. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Professional Post-graduate Qualification in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice.

Andrew is a father to two children, who from the inception of the organisation has been diligent and dedicated in assisting Usapho to realise its vision and mission.

mdudzi dube

Vice Chairperson

He has a passion for the NPO sector and has dedicated his working experience to the sector. Mduduzi Dube studied a Bachelor of Social Work and after a few years of working in the field he noticed that there was room for improvement in the ways NPOs were run, including their funding models.

Determined to bridge this gap Mduduzi pursued a course in business management, a certificate in fundraising and Obtained an MBA. During his career, Mduduzi Dube has managed 3 award-winning centres that catered to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities.

mveleni mipando


Mveleni Mipando is a qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountant (ACCA). He is also a Certified Accountant and a Fellow of ACCA. As a specialist in Financial Accounting, Mveleni has led the design and implementation of Finance Systems procedures and control within the private and NGO sector.

He has more than ten years’ experience with donor-funded projects having worked for both private and NGO organisation that includes the United Nations, Catholic Relief Services as well as other USAID, EU and GTZ funded programs.

He has previously worked as Finance Manager responsible for Resource Accounting with the Catholic Relief Services (CRC) and later as Assistant Finance Manager for mothers 2mothers, based at its head office in Cape Town and operating in more than seven countries.

aakanksha malik nair

Board Member

Aakanksha is passionate about empowerment of the minorities and is a thought leader on matters close to her heart representing the voiceless and minorities on matters of women empowerment, inequality and injustices.

She commenced her career in Financial Services, specifically Asset Management in the financial markets space. She has worked for some of the leading financial companies in South Africa such as Old Mutual, JP Morgan and Sanlam. Thereafter, following her passion to make a difference at grass root levels, she became a civil servant and joined the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, looking to grow the various sectors within the economy.

She completed her undergraduate studies from University of Cape Town, specializing in Statistics and Mathematics and holds an MBA from University of Stellenbosch. She also holds the PRINCE2 project management designation and is a risk management and alternative investments specialist. She was also selected as one of Top 200 Young Leaders in South Africa by Mail & Guardian.

yvonne de la chaurmette


Yvonne is a registered nurse, a wife and mother to two adult children. She has extensive experience in management, administration, human resources and leadership. She has a passion for helping people, especially those who are marginalised and vulnerable.

Besides her leadership skills, she is a team player and takes pleasure in seeing people develop their full potential. Her desire is to see Usapho as a sustainable organization and run successful development programs to the families.

elize lombard

Ex-Officio Board Member

Elize is a qualified Social Worker, mother of 2 girls and has always been passionate about working with families. She started working as a Student Social Worker at Correctional Services and qualified as a Social Worker while working there. She has extensive experience in working in Child Care Facilities, such as Boys Town and Tenterden Place of Safety in Wynberg.

For 11 years she worked for a Paediatrician as a Practice Manager. This equipped her with diverse management skills which continue to enable her to the run the organisation efficiently.