Our Team

Prof Anesh Maniraj Singh (Executive Director)
Prof Anesh Maniraj Singh has been in the employ of the University since 1999. In that time, he has worked his way up the ladder from a temporary lecturer through a number of academic roles to his current position as Executive Director of UKZN Foundation. Anesh has held numerous academic and leadership positions at UKZN. He served as Interim Head of Information Systems and Technology, Deans Assistant – Research, Head of the Graduate School of Business (GSB), and Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Anesh served on a number of national and international committees related to his areas of interest in Education. He has presented at many conferences and his research has been published in journals locally and internationally. One of the highlights of his career was leading the GSB to be recognized as the Top Brand in KZN in 2011.


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 Steve Camp (Donor Relations Manager)
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 is currently working towards his 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.


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 Relationship Officer)

Bukiwe joined the Foundation in January 2016 and is relatively new to the world of fundraising. Bukiwe supports the work of the Development Team and the Executive Director by providing them with leads and information about current and prospective donors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bukiwe worked for various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in positions that included: research, project coordination, community mobilising, capacity building and skills development as well as administration. Bukiwe holds an Honours Degree in Social Sciences and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (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.


Aghasphree Amy Ramsamy (Acting Operations Manager)
Amy joined the Foundation on 1 April 2020 as acting Operations Manager. Her role entails, managing the operations of the Foundation and providing leadership for the administration staff. Amy has been in the employ of the University of KwaZulu-Natal since 2002. She began her working career as a trainee accountant at UKZN central finance and thereafter moved to school and college level positions. Her expertise is in finance and management with her focus on research and donor funded grants. She has extensive knowledge and experience, working with both local and international funders. Amy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master’s in Business Administration.


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.