Nedbank Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Thursday 4 April 2019

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 4 April 2019. You are invited to join the next NPO Collaboration Dialogue which will focus on What donors want – their strategies, perspectives, challenges and constraints and what they need from non-profits to make informed funding and investment decisions.

Representatives from different donor types will share their thinking and experience including:

Audrey Elster

Audrey Elster

Chief Executive of Raith Foundation

Audrey has over 25 years senior management experience in the NGO sector in South Africa and internationally. She has been the Executive Director of the RAITH Foundation for the past 10 years.  RAITH is a private South African Foundation working to promote social justice. Prior to working for RAITH, Audrey spent 6 years working for the UNFPA in New York and Geneva, providing funding and technical support to a multi-million-dollar adolescent SRH programme in four African countries.  Audrey has led and consulted for both local and international NGOs, has worked for and with a range of different donors and is an experienced Board member. Audrey was educated at Glasgow University, the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and at the Harvard School of Public Health (Centre for Population and Development Studies).

Belinda Bowling

Belinda Bowling

Social Impact Director of Naspers

Belinda is the Social Impact Director of technology investment giant Naspers, and the co-founder of Naspers Labs, a disruptive 21st century solution to South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis.  More of a brindle than a pure-bred, her career started with a foray into the private sector in law and investment banking, followed by 15 years in international development in Asia and Africa in a variety of sectors from public health to natural resource management to legal employment, working for the UN, non-profits and social businesses. One of only 3 foreign women ever to be awarded a Presidential Medal by the Government of Afghanistan, where she worked for 7 years, Belinda’s academic background is law, and she holds a BA LLB LLM.

Mokgadi Malahlela

Mokgadi Malahlela

Senior Manager at NACOSA

Mokgadi started her career as a teacher and holds Higher Diplomas in Education and a Bachelor of Education in Adult and Community Education. Mokgadi has a wealth of experience in the HIV field and joined NACOSA as Western Cape Provincial Manager after three years as Head of Community Services Cluster at Kheth’Impilo, an HIV/AIDS service organisation. Before that, Mokgadi worked as Director of Child Services at Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) and at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s South African mission as Education and HIV / AIDS Programme Manager and as the Executive Director of Learning for All Trust. Mokgadi represents NACOSA on national structures such as the South African National AIDS Council’s Civil Society Sector and leads the organisation’s community systems strengthening and small grants programme, funded by the Global Fund.

Henry Mathys

Henry Mathys

Programme Manager: Social Inclusion and Placemaking at the V&A Waterfront Holdings

Henry Mathys is the Programme Manager for Social Inclusion and Placemaking at the V&A Waterfront. As part of his portfolio he oversees social and economic inclusion projects which includes Supplier, Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development. This centres on creating meaningful partnerships with economic and academic interests from across the V&A Waterfront precinct for the benefit of meaningful job creation and inclusive economic growth.

He focuses on breaking down barriers to entry for new market entrants and ensuring access to business development opportunities and support tools for SMEs. Henry is passionate about creating sustainable innovation networks that ensures access to market opportunities for small businesses and particularly passionate about meaningful growth in the creative industries.

Henry holds qualifications in Marketing Strategy from Red and Yellow Academy as well as Shared Value from GIBS. He has more than 10 years’ experience in Social Development, Events and Public Space Management.

Kirstin O’Sullivan

Kirstin O’Sullivan

Programme Officer at ELMA Philanthropies Services

Kirstin has experience in the corporate, non-profit and philanthropy sectors, both in South Africa and internationally. She is actively managing a portfolio of 26 grants across South Africa, Zambia and Namibia that focuses on early childhood development (including early stimulation and learning, nutrition and digital health), as well as data systems, after-school tutoring, children with disabilities and policy development. Her work includes developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders, including local and international funders, government officials and civil society leaders. She is always looking for opportunities to promote collaboration and increase impact. Before joining ELMA, Kirstin was the External Relations Manager at LEAP Science and Maths Schools, worked as Operations Manager for GreaterGood South Africa, and was a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting.

Event Details

Date & Time


Thursday, 12 September 2019
08:30am for 09:00 - 12:30pm



R 100.00

Refreshments & Snacks Included.

This is a nominal fee to cover the costs of hosting this event. Any surplus will be used to sponsor CBOs to
attend Collaboration Dialogue events. We would be happy to consider your organisation if you contact us.

Refreshments & Snacks Included





Isivivana Centre (also known as Equal Education Building)
8 Mzala Street
Khayelitsha, 7784
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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