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Board of Directors

Dr. SF de Beer

Chairman

Stephan de Beer is the Director of the Centre for Contextual Ministry at the University of Pretoria since 2013. Before that he was the CEO of the Tshwane Leadership Foundation for 19 years and one of the founders of Yeast City Housing. Stephan engages in research on issues related to urban theology, spatial justice, homelessness and housing. He has extensive experience in urban community development, social housing and project management. He served on the Board of Yeast City Housing since 1998, first in an executive and later in non-executive capacity

Dr. P Ntsime

Deputy Chairman

Dr Ntsime has more than 25 years experience in the development environment; specializing in issues of policy advocacy, institutional development & capacity building, coaching, counselling, development finance, development facilitation through community, public & private partnerships, and impact assessments. Dr Ntsime has been a board member since 2011

Mrs WT de Beer

 

Mrs de Beer is currently Chief Executive Officer of Tshwane Leadership Foundation, a company that is committed to help build healthy urban communities through resource development, advocacy and policy work, communication and marketing, and spiritual nurture. She has a keen interest in community issues and regeneration. A board member since 2012

Chris Moodley

 

Mr Moodley has over 38 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector ranging from Commercial Banking,- Corporate Banking to Development Finance. The last 15 years were spent at a Housing Development Finance Institution (DFI) and was involved in financing and implementing Affordable and Social Housing, structured finance, facilitating public private partnerships and securing finance from Multilateral Development Finance Institutions. He was also involved in the drafting of the Social Housing Policy. Mr Moodley has been a director since 2016

Philisiwe Magagula

 

Currently an organizer in all labour law related matters. She is a registered member with an employer’s organization named Full Range Employers Organization (FREO) and a member of South African Employers Association (SATEA). She is a holder of an LLB Degree & an LLM Degree (With Specialization in Labour Law.) For almost five years she has been assisting employers in ensuring compliance with all labour laws and promoting sound labour relation in the workplace. She has been a board member for one year and two months

Prakshna Somai

 

Prakshna, has a passion for housing, its design and the effect it has on how people live. She is responsible for YCH’s overall business direction and strategy, with an emphasis on growing the company’s portfolio and delivering a safe, affordable housing model.

Prakshna Somai has entered into the Social Housing Sector bringing in a wealth of experience gained in Human Settlements. Prakshna has a rare aptitude for recognizing multi-dimensional economic opportunities which are aligned to the company’s strategic vision and its ethos.

Her success may be attributed to her business philosophy.  She has promoted cross border investment. She has unique knowledge of the leadership dynamics and operational aspects of both private and public sector. As such she has been able to fulfill the role of facilitator, mediating understanding of the intricate requirements of the South African Economy

Don MC Dougall

Financial Manager

Don manages the financial operations of YCH including business planning, statutory reporting, funds management and forecasting. Don is essential in supporting YCH team meeting the organisation’s financial objective

 
       
       

Our Management Team

 

Prakshna Somai

 

Prakshna, has a passion for housing, its design and the effect it has on how people live. She is responsible for YCH’s overall business direction and strategy, with an emphasis on growing the company’s portfolio and delivering a safe, affordable housing model.

Prakshna Somai has entered into the Social Housing Sector bringing in a wealth of experience gained in Human Settlements. Prakshna has a rare aptitude for recognizing multi-dimensional economic opportunities which are aligned to the company’s strategic vision and its ethos.

Her success may be attributed to her business philosophy.  She has promoted cross border investment. She has unique knowledge of the leadership dynamics and operational aspects of both private and public sector. As such she has been able to fulfill the role of facilitator, mediating understanding of the intricate requirements of the South African Economy

Don MC Dougall

Financial Manager

Don manages the financial operations of YCH including business planning, statutory reporting, funds management and forecasting. Don is essential in supporting YCH team meeting the organisation’s financial objective

Ezekiel Ntakirutimana

Housing Manager

Ezekiel is an established housing practitioner having worked in the sector for over 10 years. He oversees a team that deliver a broad range of services, tenancy and property management services and advice to tenants. He is critical to repairs and cyclical maintenance, thereby assisting tenants in maintaining a safe, clean and habitable property

 

Zanele Mofokeng

Administration Manager

Zanele has a considerable experience with strong administration background. She is responsible for general office management including Board administration proceedings, human resources management, communication and marketing

Thembi Mahlope

Human Resource Manager

Thembi has extensive Human Resource Management experience, with more than 15 years in the HR discipline. She is responsible and accountable for the effective administration and management of the HR service. She is an accredited Training facilitator. The purpose of her role is to bridge management and employee relations by providing solutions to the organisation that seeks to address people issues

   
       
       

 

Head Office

Position

Contact Person

Email Address

Managing Director

Prakshna Somai

prakshna@ych.org.za

Financial Manager       

Don McDougall    

don@ych.org.za

Housing Manager 

Ezekiel Ntakirutimana

ezekiel@ych.org.za

Administration Manager

Zanele Mofokeng

zanele@ych.org.za

Human Resource Manager

Thembi Mahlope

thembi@ych.org.za

Accountant

Nicole van Emmenis

nicole@ych.org.za

     

Office Administrator    

Amanda Gare    

info@ych.org.za

 

                   

              

                

                    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satelite Office

Position

Contact Person

Email Address

Office Administrator

Reshoketswe Makena

resh@ych.org.za

Housing Supervisor

Edmond Sekgobela     

edmond@ych.org.za

Housing Supervisor

Ellias Chiloane

elias@ych.org.za

Credit Controller

Tinyiko Maboa

tinyiko@ych.org.za

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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