Nedbank Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Thursday 13 September 2018

The Western Cape NPO Collaboration Dialogue committee cordially invites all ‘for-purpose’ sector leaders, decision-makers and professionals to join us at our next meeting on the13th of September.

Following the successful meetings we’ve held in the past, the committee has decided to continue with the collaboration dialogues. The committee sees that there is a clear and unique need for information sharing sessions, which was further expressed through the feedback received from the delegate surveys conducted in 2016. Since their launch in 2012, the collaboration dialogues have continued to provide a platform which facilitates for the learning and sharing across our ‘for purpose’ sector. During this session we will discuss the theme of challenges in collaboration.  A curated panel of experts will guide us through the road blocks, obstacles and signs when collaboration may be failing.  

Nedbank Private Wealth continues to sponsor the Western Cape NPO Collaboration Dialogue to ensure that they are accessible to all organisations.

Marlon Parker


Key note speaker Marlon Parker is the Founder of RLabs,  a global movement that has inspired replication of the model in 23 countries and impacted more than 10 Million people since its inception.

Marlon is an advocate for using technology and education to drive social change.  His passion for technology and community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs). He has been listed as one of the 100 World Class South Africans, an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative and a honorary faculty member of the International School of Digital Transformation. He was also selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Dangote Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow for his work in Social Entrepreneurship. He was the co-founder of JamiiX that was the backbone to one of the largest mobile chat counseling networks in the world with more than 4.5 million people being reached since its inception. He was the Lead SA Hero of 2015 and was listed by Quartz as one of the African Innovators of 2017. Marlon has done extensive work with organisations such as Mozilla, BBC, Facebook, Finnish Foreign Ministry, UNWomen, Naspers, WeChat, World Bank and Accenture.

 Mim Friday

Mim Friday


Mim Friday is passionate about seeing children safe, well and fulfilling their God-given potential. In 2015, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, to help make that passion a reality for more children in Africa.
Mim has a BSc in Geography from the University of Lancaster, PGCE from the University of Keele and a Masters in Development Management from the Open University.

She was a Secondary School teacher for 7 years before working with Careforce for the next 7 years, mentoring British and International volunteers who were serving in churches and CBOs. Since joining Viva in 2007, she has developed new initiatives in creative fast-track education, child-led advocacy, using music and media to communicate children’s voices, peer education for maternal and child health, and getting children out of orphanages and into families. She supports networks in Africa through training and mentoring, programme design, financial monitoring, and research, and anything else that will help children to be prioritised and looked after.

 Moussa Mulamba

Moussa Mulamba


Moussa Mulamba is a senior manager at ThinkTwice . He volunteered at ThinkTwice in 2003, was employed in 2005 as a project manager, became the executive director, led ThinkTwice out of bankruptcy, was awarded Western Cape LeadSA hero for the month of July 2014, and got ThinkTwice accredited with the Education Training Development and Practices Sector Education and Training Authority. An already qualified nurse, Moussa completed his master’s in international development from Eastern University in 2013. He is a board member of Connect Network. With ThinkTwice, supported by Noupoort windfarm, he currently manages a few community projects in Noupoort/Northern Cape. Moussa has experience in collaborative projects within South Africa, Southern and West Africa regions at large.

A man of faith, God’s worshipper, married to Ruth and a father of 4 children only, Moussa believes that meaningful collaboration is doable if people are willing, flexible, practical, committed and real. No matter how complex life seems, it is simple and should be kept simple!

 Mariëtte Jacobs

Mariëtte Jacobs


Mariëtte Jacobs is a registered counselling psychologist with a passion for ethics, community development, policy development and child protection. She is the managing director of Ezrah Community Training and Development NPC, a non-profit company with the vision of promoting ethical service delivery and quality education where children matter. 

Ezrah empowers non-profit leaders by investing in people, bringing strategic clarity, finding collaborative solutions and promoting ethical commitment. Ezrah works closely with their partner networks, Connect Network and Valcare to create safer communities where children can grow to become leaders of change. This is done through capacity building, training, leadership development and collaborative projects. Ezrah is also the lead agent for the Drakenstein Child Protection Steering Group as part of Connect Network’s Safe Community Strategy.

 Tina Thiart

Tina Thiart

HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions PTY Ltd

Tina Thiart is the director of HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions PTY Ltd that works with independent funds and Not-for- Profit organisations to achieve sustainability. Tina holds a BA (Ed) degree from the Nelson Mandela University, has also completed a higher diploma in computer studies, and has certification in fundraising, marketing, and project management. She is a Women’s Rights Activist and works with grassroots women-leaders to advance women’s rights. Tina is also passionate about building Fundraising Capacity in South Africa and is one of the founding members of the Southern Africa Fundraising Leadership Academy.  Her experience spans widely, from working with the Community Foundation and Women’s fund in Africa, to being the Executive Director of the International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF) for the past four years, to name a few. Within her various positions, Tina has played an important role in strengthening and encouraging more regional collaborations in the Global South.

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, 13 September 2018
08:30am for 09:00- 12:30pm




Refreshments & Snacks Included


Nedbank Auditorium (previously known as BoE)
Nedbank Clocktower
Clocktower Precinct
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town


Leaders of Not-for-profits, For- Purpose organisations, Social Enterprises,
CSI Managers and Organisations incl. Board Members,
Executives, Funders and Fundraisers

Seats are limited.

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