Team Members

True to our overarching goal of human development, the Southern Africa Trust is a people-centric organisation, committed to putting our employees first.

Encouraging diversity, multi-culturalism and professional development, the Trust enjoys positive and open working relationships.

With regular team engagement sessions, training opportunities and the support of employee attendance at regional conferences – the Southern Africa Trust seeks to provide a working environment that allows each of our valued employees to flourish. The Trust encourages remote working, embracing technology while emphasising flexibility and results-driven delivery.

Our Team

Christabel Phiri

Christabel oversees the various programmes that support responsive policy development. Working across the fields of agriculture, trade and migration, she monitors how these programmes affect the lives of the poor. Christabel is instrumental in bringing the poor, the government and the private sector together, to find solutions.

Raymond Muchemwa

Raymond ensures that the Trust is fiscally sustainable, accounting for grants and is responsible for the management of funds that come in from donors. He prepares reports for donors, as well as project managers and grant recipients. Raymond works closely with managers on the programme development, to determine realistic budgets.

Boitshepo Kubu

Tshepo is responsible for the procurement of services and goods that are needed to keep the operation running smoothly. He deals with suppliers to ensure the working environment is pleasant and functional for employees and visitors. Instrumental in the set-up and refurbishment of the new office, Tshepo also has experience in all aspects of office management.

Boitumelo Jelele

Boitumelo works on programme leads, dealing with the associated administering of funds, trade and industrialisation. She works with the partners on the various programmes, controlling administration, logistics and travel, ensuring the programmes run effectively, within budget. Boitumelo enjoys meeting the beneficiaries and understanding their needs and backgrounds, so she is equipped to tell their story.

Masego Madzwamuse

Masego facilitates the vision of the Southern Africa Trust – bringing the voices of the citizens and people on the margins of political systems and the economy, to those making the decisions. The Trust has the capacity to work at grassroots level, all the way up to the heads of state – transforming citizens into active participants of their future development.


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