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BACKGROUND AND MANDATE

The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005, to support civil society organisations in southern Africa to participate effectively and with credibility in policy dialogue so that the voices of the poor can have better impact in the development of public policies.

Our mandate is to work on a non-profit basis, to engage in activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty & inequality. In delivering this mandate, we strive to strengthen the voices of poor people in public policy processes.

THEORY OF CHANGE

The Trust’s theory of change is underpinned by its central focus of addressing poverty and inequality gaps, within the policy sphere. It starts from the premise that a range of deliberate, multi-sectoral policy choices are not an option, but a prerequisite for progress considering the multidimensional and intergenerational nature of poverty. We seek to ensure that marginalised constituencies are able to field their agendas in the uniquely contested space of regional policy processes. We broker relationships at national and regional

...central focus of addressing poverty and inequality gaps

levels so as to ensure that constituents at both levels operate in synergy in this contested arena. While in some instances, it may be feasible to engage with national level constituencies, the Trust is essentially mandated to operate at a regional level.

VALUE PROPOSITION

THE TEAM

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Masego Madzwamuse

Chief Executive Officer

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Lusungu Kanchenche

Executive Manager: Performance & Quality Assurance

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Marlon Zakeyo

Executive Manager: Policy and Programmes

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Christabel Phiri

Mobilization and Engagement Manager

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Lydia Moyo

Grant and Capability Manager

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Ullrich Klins

Private-Public Partnership Manager

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Raymond Muchemwa

Manager: Finance

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Tumiso Chepape

Project Manager

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Boitumelo Jelele

Programme Administrator

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Boitshepo Kubu

Administrator

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Lungile Ntuli

Executive Officer

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Martha Hlongwane

Office Assistant

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Stigmata Tenga

Chairperson

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Sergio Calundungo

Trustee

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Shireen Motara

Trustee