Our team

Ivan Moroke
Chair

Ivan’s formal career in marketing started at the coal face of direct selling for British America Tobacco (BATSA), followed by various managerial roles across the marketing value chain at the company.

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Ivan Moroke

Chair

Ivan’s formal career in marketing started at the coal face of direct selling for British America Tobacco (BATSA), followed by various managerial roles across the marketing value chain at the company. He went on to assume various leadership roles within South Africa’s leading communication and marketing consultancies like Added Value, Lowe Bull, TBWA and Yellowwood, after which he opened a marketing insight and strategy consultancy. He assumed the roles of CEO at KantarTNS in 2018 and CEO of Kantar South Africa in 2019. Ivan is the current APEX Jury Chairperson and holds a B.Comm degree in Economics and Business Economics.

Zanele Mamba
Remuneration Committee

Zanele Mamba is a Chartered Marketer (South Africa) who holds an MBA from Howard University and a BBA from Marymount University.

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Zanele Mamba

Remuneration Committee

Zanele Mamba is a Chartered Marketer (South Africa) who holds an MBA from Howard University and a BBA from Marymount University. She is a Marketing professional with over 25 years’ work experience in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. In addition to serving on the HEARTLINES’ board, Zanele is also on the board of Action Aid Advisory Board and The Ridge School.

Rufus Malatji
Member

Advocate Khwaile Rufus Malatji has an LLM in Human Rights and Constitutional Litigation and a Post graduate Diploma in Labour Labour Law (PDL) as well as a Certificate in Immigration and Refugee Law from York University (Canada 1999).

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Rufus Malatji

Member

Advocate Khwaile Rufus Malatji has an LLM in Human Rights and Constitutional Litigation and a Post graduate Diploma in Labour Labour Law (PDL) as well as a Certificate in Immigration and Refugee Law from York University (Canada 1999). He was admitted as an advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa in 1991. He and his wife serve in EL Nissi Global Ministries, where they do a lot of marriage and pre-marital counselling. He is an avid soccer fan.

Simon Lerefolo
Board Member

Simon was born and raised in Potchefstroom. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Wits University and has also done courses in Economics, Peace Building and Conflict Transformation.

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Simon Lerefolo

Board Member

Simon was born and raised in Potchefstroom. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Wits University and has also done courses in Economics, Peace Building and Conflict Transformation. Simon has worked as a Project Engineer at Unilever, as a consultant at Opus Dei Advisory Services, a project management and strategy consulting company.

Simon and his wife Lindi are passionate about healthy marriages, nation building and discipleship and they have three children, Lemo, Zinzi & Rori.

Val Pauquet
Member

In a career spanning over 40 years in the print and electronic media, both in SA and Germany. Val – an award winning journalist – has been intimately involved with and recorded historical events that have culminated in South Africa’s new dispensation.

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Val Pauquet

Member

In a career spanning over 40 years in the print and electronic media, both in SA and Germany. Val – an award winning journalist – has been intimately involved with and recorded historical events that have culminated in South Africa’s new dispensation. She was awarded the ACM (Association of Christian Media) trophy for Outstanding Service in Ministry. As a member of a media task group appointed by Thabo Mbeki she researched government information in India, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ghana and Senegal. She has had extensive media involvement in Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.

She is retired and is married with 3 adult children and two grandchildren.

Esme Bowers
Remuneration Committee

Rev Esme Bowers an ordained minister of the Full Gospel Church. She serves as the missions’ director in the local church.

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Esme Bowers

Remuneration Committee

Rev Esme Bowers an ordained minister of the Full Gospel Church. She serves as the missions’ director in the local church. She has worked in Africa in the field of development for the past 25 years. She is currently the international secretary of the Lausanne Board, on the Executive Committee of the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa, the Movement for African Mission Initiatives and The Pan African Christian Woman’s Alliance.

Mondo Mazwai
Member

Mondo Mazwai is the chairperson of the Competition Tribunal of South Africa. She holds a B.luris from the University of the Western Cape and an LLB from Howard College.

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Mondo Mazwai

Member

Mondo Mazwai is the chairperson of the Competition Tribunal of South Africa. She holds a B.luris from the University of the Western Cape and an LLB from Howard College. She served articles at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom in 1995 and progressed to Senior Associate before joining the Competition Commission in 1999, rising to Acting Deputy Commissioner, whereafter she joined Cliffe Dekker (now Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, where she was Head of the Competition Law Practice until taking a sabbatical in 2011. She is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of South Africa. She is a wife and a mother of two, and is passionate about mentoring teenage girls in under privileged communities.

Garth Japhet
CEO

Garth is a medical doctor and the founder of Heartlines. His enthusiasm and vision are a driving force in all we do. 

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Garth Japhet

CEO

Garth is a medical doctor. After having been part of the founding team behind the health promotion and social change project Soul City, in 2002, Garth decided to use the successful recipe of edutainment for change to turn the spotlight onto the universal values that all South Africans profess to share, but are not always evident in the lives they live. That was the beginning of the Mass Media Project, now known as Heartlines. Garth is the CEO and chief ideas man behind the work that we do.

A value he lives by? "Honesty. When people are not honest in their dealings and steal, it not only leads to poor or no service delivery but also it reduces people’s confidence in the country. The end result is greater unemployment, less money for services and greater poverty and suffering."

Pamela Kgare
Project Manager

Resilience because we are going to need it to keep hoping and fighting for the future of our children

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Pamela Kgare

Project Manager

Resilience because we are going to need it to keep hoping and fighting for the future of our children.

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Nevelia Moloi
Head of What's Your Story? digital & media

Love, in its truest form, as that will cancel out so many other social ills, such as envy, greed, selfishness, hatred, etc.

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Nevelia Moloi

Head of What's Your Story? digital & media

Love, in its truest form, as that will cancel out so many other social ills, such as envy, greed, selfishness, hatred, etc.

Derek Muller
CFO

Derek's business mind, integrity and commitment to excellence help Heartlines deliver on its commitments and achieve its goals.  

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Derek Muller

CFO

Derek is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and spent thirty years in the banking industry in a variety of executive positions. He was head of Corporate Banking at Nedbank for over ten years. He has been with Heartlines since 2007 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Derek is a Board member of a number of non-profit entities, and retired in 2019 as Chair of the Nedbank Foundation Trust, the CSI arm of the Nedbank group.

In addition to his CFO role, Derek heads up the Heartlines Consulting team. 

Thabisa Dyala
Office & Human Resources Manager

Thabisa keeps the Heartlines ship afloat with her administrative brilliance and her commitment to caring for everyone on our team. 

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Thabisa Dyala

Office & Human Resources Manager

Self-control. Regardless of what you do – whether it involves a physical act or a mental decision, must be maintained to produce desirable results.

Jennifer Charlton
Chief Operations Officer

Diligence: God gives us talents; it’s up to us to make the best use of them.

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Jennifer Charlton

Chief Operations Officer

Diligence: God gives us talents; it’s up to us to make the best use of them.

Brian Helsby
Senior programmes manager

Integrity. A lack of integrity destroys relationships, and deprives people of wealth, education, jobs and security.

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Brian Helsby

Senior programmes manager

Integrity. A lack of integrity destroys relationships, and deprives people of wealth, education, jobs and security. When integrity is restored, business and government will succeed – relationships will be restored; people will be at peace with themselves.

Latasha Slavin
Research Manager

Understanding. It is important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to understand situations from their perspective.

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Latasha Slavin

Research Manager

Understanding. It is important to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to understand situations from their perspective. This helps us gain insight into the beliefs, feelings, experiences and intentions of others. Understanding others allows us to respond appropriately to them and to situations.

Olefile Masangane
Programmes Manager

Future-mindedness, as we all caught up in immediacy

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Olefile Masangane

Programmes Manager

Future-mindedness, as we all caught up in immediacy