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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.

One value he believes the world needs most: 

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

Derek Muller
Chief Financial Officer

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

Chief Financial Officer

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. 

Pamela Kgare
Fathers Matter Project Manager

Pamela is the Project Manager for the Fathers Matter initiative at Heartlines. She has a special interest in social behaviour change communication and is passionate about transforming the current narrative around fathers in Africa.

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Pamela Kgare

Fathers Matter Project Manager

Pamela is the Project Manager for the Fathers Matter initiative at Heartlines. She has a special interest in social behaviour change communication and is passionate about transforming the current narrative around fathers in Africa.

She has experience in advertising and holds a Marketing Diploma from the AAA School of Advertising and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science from UNISA.

One value she believes the world needs most: Integrity.
"Integrity is choosing to uphold all your values even when it’s unpopular and not easy."

To find our more about Fathers Matter, contact us at fathersmatter@heartlines.org.za

Nevelia Moloi
Editorial & Digital Content Director

Nevelia is a savvy and highly-skilled media and communications specialist. She has a background in anthropology and magazine publishing and heads up the Heartlines media and communications team. 

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Nevelia Moloi

Editorial & Digital Content Director

Nevelia is a savvy and highly-skilled media and communications specialist. She has a background in anthropology and magazine publishing and heads up the Heartlines media and communications team. 

One value she believes the world needs most: Love
"Love, in its truest form, as that will cancel out so many other social ills, such as envy, greed, selfishness, hatred, etc."

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

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

One value she believes the world needs most: 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

Having been at Heartlines since 2004, Jennifer is our institutional memory; she's also our eagle eye when it comes to detail. With skills and experience on camera, behind the scenes, in the boardroom and behind a desk, Jennifer helps us deliver on what we promise.

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Jennifer Charlton

Chief Operations Officer

Having been at Heartlines since 2004, Jennifer is our institutional memory; she's also our eagle eye when it comes to detail - from editing to invoicing; employment contracts to film financing. With skills and experience on camera, behind the scenes, in the boardroom and behind a desk, Jennifer helps us deliver on what we promise. 

One value she believes the world needs most: Diligence: 
"God gives us talents; it’s up to us to make the best use of them."

Olefile Masangane
Programmes Manager

Olefile Masangane is a programme manager and facilitator passionate about social cohesion and coming alongside communities in coming up with homegrown solutions.

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Olefile Masangane

Programmes Manager

Olefile Masangane is a programme manager and facilitator passionate about social cohesion and coming alongside communities in coming up with homegrown solutions.

He has found Heartlines to be an amazing platform for him to live out this passion.

One value he believes the world needs most: Future-mindedness.
"Future-mindedness, as we all caught up in immediacy."

Brian Helsby
Senior programmes manager

Brian currently oversees the church mobilisation team that is responsible for the roll out of Heartlines programmes into churches. 

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Brian Helsby

Senior programmes manager

Brian currently oversees the church mobilisation team that is responsible for the roll out of Heartlines programmes into churches.

Brian enjoys people, training and writing. He has a long history of involvement with youth and is passionate about finding creative ways to serve the church.

One value he believes the world needs most: 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."

Find out more about What's Your Story? here. 

Zamabongo Mojalefa
Consumer Finance Education Project Manager

Honesty – it underpins all values important for a cohesive society. If we were honest, firstly with ourselves, imagine what a free life we would all live.

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Zamabongo Mojalefa

Consumer Finance Education Project Manager

One value she believes the world needs most: Honesty. 
"It underpins all values important for a cohesive society. If we were honest, firstly with ourselves, imagine what a free life we would all live. If one cannot be honest with oneself, how can one be honest with others?"

Find out more about our Values & Money project here. 

Latasha Slavin
Research Manager

Latasha has a background in public health evaluations. She is passionate about using "data for action" to strengthen programme implementation and achieve optimal results. 

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Latasha Slavin

Research Manager

Latasha has a background in public health evaluations. She is passionate about using "data for action" to strengthen programme implementation and achieve optimal results.

One value she believes the world needs most: 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."

Read more about research at Heartlines here.