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.

Lereko Mfono
Fathers Matter Project Coordinator

Lereko is a multifaceted creative, with a background in drama, writing and facilitation. He is passionate about the transformation of mindsets through story and media.

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Lereko Mfono

Fathers Matter Project Coordinator

Lereko is the Project Coordinator for Fathers Matter. He is a multifaceted creative, with a background in drama, writing and facilitation. He is passionate about the transformation of mindsets through story and media. 

One value that is important to him: Perseverance

"I believe we must pursue perseverance in all endeavours. Everything good, impactful and meaningful will be tested through resistance, it’s the one who never gives up who changes the world."

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

Nkosinathi Sixabayi
Fathers Matter Church Lead

Nkosinathi has worked in churches and ministries for over 20 years. His experience includes working with students, mobilising the church to see sport as a way to engage people, and developing communities and families in underserved areas.

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Nkosinathi Sixabayi

Fathers Matter Church Lead

Nkosinathi Sixabayi is the Church Lead for Heartlines' Fathers Matter project. He is committed to community development in informal settlements, is involved in both national and regional sports initiatives, and mentors many young pastors, sportspeople and other emerging leaders in Southern Africa.

Nkosinathi is passionate about community development. This includes strengthening families to create a healthier generation of children. He believes that the journey starts with men taking ownership, responsibility and actively participating in raising their children.

He holds a National Diploma in Public Management & Administration and Project Management as well as BA Honours in Community Development.

One value that is important to him: Empowerment

“I believe empowered people are able to make their own decisions and their God-given potential is realised and reflected in what and how they do things”

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

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."

Simone Gregor
Comms and Digital Marketing Manager & ECD Project Manager

Simone's experience in law, philanthropy and marketing strategy helps her live out her passion for equipping people with knowledge that helps them flourish.

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Simone Gregor

Comms and Digital Marketing Manager & ECD Project Manager

Simone is the Communications and Digital Marketing Manager at Heartlines and is also the Project Manager for the Fathers Matter ECD project.

Her career experience in law, philanthropy and marketing strategy helps her live out her passion for equipping people with knowledge that helps them flourish.

One value she believes the world needs most: Love

"There are so many, but if we truly love as we are loved by God, it would radically transform the way we relate to one another."

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."

Andile Maposa
Technical Lead & Social Media Content Creator

Andile has worked with youth in conflict with the law, radio, retail and e-commerce, as well as online content creation and management. He is passionate about creating safe spaces for people to have difficult but necessary conversations.

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Andile Maposa

Technical Lead & Social Media Content Creator

Andile has worked with youth in conflict with the law, radio, retail and e-commerce, as well as online content creation and management. He is passionate about creating safe spaces for people to have difficult but necessary conversations.

A value that he thinks is important: Grace

"In a world where cancel culture is the norm, extending grace is a revolutionary act that can help bring healing for all people."

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.