Our team

Heartlines has a board and management committee that oversee its  governance and operations.

In addition to our staff and board members, who you can read about in their profiles below, we have Heartlines reps across the country who work to share our resources and initiatives at a grassroots level. Click here to find out more about our reps.

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. 

Ayanda Sitole
Multimedia Content Manager

Ayanda is multimedia content manager who transforms Heartlines vision into engaging visual material. She has worked for over 10 years as a photojournalist in print and digital media for publications.

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Ayanda Sitole

Multimedia Content Manager

Ayanda is multimedia content manager who transforms Heartlines vision into engaging visual material. She has worked for over 10 years as a photojournalist in print and digital media for publications such as The Mail & Guardian and Drum magazine. If you need someone to describe how paint goes dry or cement sets, this creative writing wiz can do it with a touch of gold and fairy dust. Warning!! Cannot be productive without coffee.

One value she believes the world needs most: Hope.
"Hope reminds us to look beyond our circumstances and have faith that God’s grand plan will exceed our expectations."

Blantina Matsimela
Receptionist & Clerical Assistant

Blantina is the welcoming face of Heartlines to all who phone or visit our offices. Her administrative skills and warm heart are a gift to everyone who works with her. 

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Blantina Matsimela

Receptionist & Clerical Assistant

Blantina is the welcoming face of Heartlines to all who phone or visit our offices. Her administrative skills and warm heart are a gift to everyone who works with her.

One value she believes the world needs most: Forgiveness.
"It might be hard for others, but for me, it really brings healing and freedom to my life. I have learned that walking around holding grudges that so and so has done this and that to me, will not help, especially when the person fails to apologize.

I have learnt that not being able to forgive will make one’s life miserable, whereas through forgiveness one can actually reap a healthy life."

Fana Ndhlovu
Church Mobilisation Assistant Facilitator

Fana has worked with young people for over five years and his passion is in communicating and adding value to others.

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Fana Ndhlovu

Church Mobilisation Assistant Facilitator

Fana has worked with young people for over five years and his passion is in communicating and adding value to others.

He believes that when people feel valued, they become the greatest version of themselves and realise their potential.

One value he believes the world needs most:Responsibility.
"Every individual should learn to take responsibility for their actions and not shift the blame onto others. Always tackle every situation in a responsible manner."

Lonwabo Jabanga
Accountant

Honesty in earning. I think a lot of scandals are related to how people earn their money.

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Lonwabo Jabanga

Accountant

One value he believes the world needs most: Honesty in earning.
"I think a lot of scandals are related to how people earn their money. That’s why it’s even hard for them to enjoy the money, hence the lavish lifestyles after they’ve defrauded people, to appease their conscience."

Gosiame Masike
Correctional Services Team Lead

Tolerance. Becoming more tolerant of others will allow us to get out of our comfort zone and possibly expand our social circle.

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Gosiame Masike

Correctional Services Team Lead

One value he believes the world needs most: Tolerance. 
"Becoming more tolerant of others will allow us to get out of our comfort zone and possibly expand our social circle. You might realise that you really enjoy someone’s company; someone that you would have avoided if you hadn’t tried to listen to them and understand them."

Jeff Cele
Consumer Finance Education Head Facilitator & Provincial Community Lead

Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves.

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Jeff Cele

Consumer Finance Education Head Facilitator & Provincial Community Lead

Values he believes the world needs most: Compassion and determination. 
"Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves.

Determination is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles. Determination occurs prior to goal attainment and serves to motivate behavior that will help achieve one’s goal."

Find out more about our Values & Money project here.

Livhuwani Maphorogo
Senior Researcher

Generosity in giving (living a life of service)

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Livhuwani Maphorogo

Senior Researcher

One value she believes the world needs most:Generosity in giving (living a life of service).

Read more about research at Heartlines here.

Zathi Dlamini
Travel & Invoicing Coordinator

I believe in responsibility as a value, When you take responsibility for your life, even in the work place you can achieve your dreams.

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Zathi Dlamini

Travel & Invoicing Coordinator

One value she believes the world needs most: Responsibility. 
"When you take responsibility for your life, even in the work place you can achieve your dreams. You are totally responsible for your life. This is the founding principle you must embrace, and there is wisdom in the value of taking responsibility."

Patrick Somatamba
Office Assistant

Patrick makes sure that the Heartlines office runs smoothly and is always ready to help support his colleagues in the workplace. 

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Patrick Somatamba

Office Assistant

Patrick makes sure that the Heartlines office runs smoothly and is always ready to help support his colleagues in the workplace. 

One value he believes the world needs most: Forgiveness.
"Forgiveness is a value that I believe is essential because everyone deserves a second chance in life. If you are able to forgive you become a better person."

Portia Ravhutulu
M&E and Reporting Coordinator

Cohesion between the different people in our society. We have also lost interest in knowing each other – whether it’s what’s going on with our neighbours or each other in general.

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Portia Ravhutulu

M&E and Reporting Coordinator

One value she believes the world needs most: Social cohesion. 
"Cohesion between the different people in our society. We have also lost interest in knowing each other – whether it’s what’s going on with our neighbours or each other in general."

Phufile Kganyago
Database Manager & Junior Researcher

Phufile is part of our research team and is responsible for the management of the Heartlines database, including data verification, as well as administration. 

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Phufile Kganyago

Database Manager & Junior Researcher

Phufile is part of our research team and is responsible for the management of the Heartlines database, including data verification, as well as administration.

One value she believes the world needs most:Honesty. "When we are honest with ourselves and are able to live out our truth we empower others to do the same."

Read more about research at Heartlines here.

Desmond Chauke
Consumer Finance Education Programme Facilitator

Integrity is about taking the high road even when everyone else is taking shortcuts.

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Desmond Chauke

Consumer Finance Education Programme Facilitator

One value he believes the world needs most: Integrity.
"Integrity is about taking the high road even when everyone else is taking shortcuts. In the end success gained through honest means can stand the test of time, and that is what I strive for."

Find out more about our Values & Money project here. 

Neliswa Magibile
Consumer Finance Education Community Administrator

Respect should be earned, never given, even when a person of authority demands it.

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Neliswa Magibile

Consumer Finance Education Community Administrator

One value she believes the world needs most: Respect.
"Respect should be earned, never given, even when a person of authority demands it. They may have superiority—as a parent, as a boss, as a manager—but that does not automatically make them superior. You may feel like you have to comply to them, but you don’t. You are a person too .YOU deserve reciprocated respect."

Find out more about our Values & Money project here.

Fana Mahlangu
Consumer Finance Education Community Administrator & Programme Facilitator

The core value I believe in is Determination. We can always do better, as long as we always remain determined.

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Fana Mahlangu

Consumer Finance Education Community Administrator & Programme Facilitator

One value he believes the world needs most: Determination.
"The core value I believe in is determination. We can always do better, as long as we always remain determined."

Find out more about our Values & Money project here.

Tshepo Sitole
Consumer Finance Education Programme Facilitator

It takes discipline and sacrifice to impact generations, and self – control is the perfect value to re-imagine the outcome of my future and those coming after me.

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Tshepo Sitole

Consumer Finance Education Programme Facilitator

One value he believes the world needs most: Self-control.
"It takes discipline and sacrifice to impact generations, and self-control is the perfect value to re-imagine the outcome of my future and those coming after me."

Find out more about our Values & Money project here.