Mr Steve Camp (Acting Executive Director)
Steve has extensive knowledge and experience in corporate marketing and communications. It was while working as a volunteer in youth and conservation non-profit organisations that he developed a strong affinity for fundraising. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for how non-profits can make a significant difference towards improving the quality of life across the diverse sectors of South African society. The work of the UKZN Foundation fits in well with his commitment to serve his fellow South Africans, by developing opportunities for students and raising funds for strategic projects for the University. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Commerce in Leadership. Steve is still active in community organisations and in his spare time enjoys running, paddling, cycling and soaking up the outdoor opportunities of KwaZulu-Natal.
Mrs Rashina Moodley (Finance Manager)
Rashina has been in the employ of the University since 1987 and worked for the Centre for Socio-legal Studies, as a Finance Officer where she managed the finances of seven satellite offices in other universities. She joined the UKZN Foundation in 2003 as the Finance and Administration Manager and is responsible for the Financial Management of the Foundation. This role entails financial analysis, management of the accounting system, online banking, management information and financial reporting. Rashina holds a Diploma in Financial Management.
Ms Perine Leonard (Personal Assistant)
Perine has several years work experience in the office environment where she has held posts of Personal Assistant, Administration Officer and Office Manager. She has been employed at UKZN for the past 12 years and has held the post of Personal Assistant to the Executive Director and Deputy Director Human Resources from November 2004 until December 2009. From January to May 2010 as Personal Assistant and Administration Officer for the Director of Campus Management Services. Since June 2010 Perine has held the post of Personal Assistant to the Executive Director of the UKZN Foundation Trust.
Mr Monde Mjebeza (Donor Relations Manager)
Monde joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2014. Since joining as a Senior Development Officer at the Foundation, he has mainly focused on individual giving. Monde has brought with him a variety of competencies which he amassed from various advancement roles (database management, alumni relations, and fundraising) that he held at various higher education institutions (CPUT, UCT, and Monash University). He has also spent time in the corporate and NGO sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree majoring in Economics (UCT) and Associate in Management (AIM) from the UCT Graduate School of Business as well as extensive training in fundraising, events management, database management, project management and strategic management from a variety of providers (Inyathelo, UNISA etc.). An avid reader, Monde is quite passionately expanding his interest on pan-African development in which he intends pursuing a further qualification.
Mr Tebelo Kokoropo (Donor Relations Manager)
Tebelo joined the Foundation in 2019. He holds a BCom degree from the University of Pretoria and an Honours in Marketing from UNISA. Tebelo held various managerial positions in companies mainly in the FMCG and Consulting sectors. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of sales, marketing, media and finance. He successfully worked as a fundraiser in the United Kingdom raising funds for various charities such as Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, British Red Cross and Oxfam. One of his key strengths is networking. In his free time Tebelo enjoys reading, travelling, hiking and swimming. As part of his ongoing development, Tebelo is enrolled for an MBA at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Mrs Bukiwe Biyela (Donor Relations Manager)
Bukiwe Joined the UKZN Foundation in 2016 as a Prospect Researcher; a position which introduced her to the fundraising world and prepared her for her current position of Donor Relations Officer. Prior to 2016, Bukiwe Biyela worked for various Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in positions that include Research, Project Coordination, Community mobilizing, capacity building, advocacy for human rights and skills development as well as administration. Bukiwe holds a Master of Social Sciences degree in Criminology and is currently enrolled for a PhD in Criminology.
Mr Sithembiso Pedian Hadebe ( Finance Officer)
Sithembiso joined UKZN as an Assistant Administration Officer in 2012 having previously served in the shipping industry for seven years. He is responsible for Financial Administration of the UKZN Foundation. Sithembiso holds a Diploma in Office Management and Technology from the Durban University of Technology as well as a BTech in Business Administration
Mr Reg Brijlal (Administration Assistant)
Reg has been in the employ of the University since 1995 and worked in the Examinations Department at the former University of Durban-Westville. He then joined the Committees Division where he gained invaluable knowledge in the administrative systems of the University. Reg is currently involved in managing donor contracts, communication and the website.
Ayanda Magwaza (Prospect Researcher)
Ayanda joined the Foundation in April 2020 as a Prospect Researcher. Her key role is to support the Development Team and the Executive Director by conducting proactive research on grant-makers, with a view to identifying potential donors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ayanda served several departments within the three spheres of Government. She has also served in the Non-Governmental (NGO) sector. It was during her time as a Monitoring and Evaluations Manager in an NGO that she learnt and understood the importance of prospect research. Her previous positions have exposed and equipped her with several skills and competencies which includes among others: research, monitoring and evaluation, administration, data management, knowledge management as well as capacity building. Ayanda holds a Master’s Degree in Population Studies.