Foundation Manager – Nontombi Jubeju

Nontombi joined Vulamathuba as the Foundation Manager in 2016 bringing along a wealth of experience having worked for many institutions in the NGO and academic sector.

Before joining Vulamathuba Foundation she worked as a CEO for Ithemba Lobomi, an NPO in George specialising in Home Community Based Care and Psycho-social Support.  She also spent many years at the University of Cape Town starting as a Programmes Manager and later on as a Monitoring, Research and Evaluation Manager for the Isisombululo Programme in the Eden District. Nontombi has extensive experience in different NPO’s managing HIV and AIDS behaviour change and communication programmes.

Nontombi is a social scientist with a post-graduate degree in Sociology and believes that when we better understand ourselves, we can better understand how the world works and are able to identify root causes of society’s problems and find more effective solutions. She has both a project management and monitoring and evaluation qualification.

She brings a wealth of experience in community and youth develop, programme management, monitoring, evaluation and research to the team.  When she’s not working, she spends her time as a public speaker doing youth motivational talks, spending time with her children, family and friends. She is an avid church goer and likes going on excursions.

Social Development Officer – Ashleigh Dorian Muller

Ashleigh is a qualified social worker, who worked as a care worker at a Youth Care Facility for girls and as the intake officer of child protection organisation, Badisa.  Working at Communicare has enable her to further develop and expand her knowledge in terms of families and older persons.

She loves inspiring positive change in others and assisting someone in improving their lifestyle or becoming a better person is what life is all about. Ashleigh believes that as social workers are privelaged to effect change on an individual level as well as within the community.

Ashleigh loves music, singing arts and craft projects and spending time with family and friend.  Her motto in life is “this too shall pass”. This applies to both good and bad situations. The good will pass and therefore we must appreciate them. The bad will also pass and therefore we must be hopeful.

Her hope is that by working with us you will awake the social worker within you and that your positive change will start a ripple effect.  “Try and be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”- Maya Angelou.


Receptionist – Barbara Mawisa

Barbara joined Communicare in Jan 2006 and worked as a secretary for the Social housing department and assisted with vulnerable tenant support progressing on to becoming a health and safety representative.  In 2015, she joined Vulamathuba and loves working alongside a good team and making valued contributions.  Working together on programmes such as Economic Mobility and Social Cohesion provide Barbara with an opportunity to share her experience and skills.

Senior Administrator – Joe Africa

Joe has worked for a variety of organisations over his career, but the most rewarding has definitely been his time working as a community development officer for Communicare (2013 – 2015). He worked as the Stakeholder Engagement Assistant at Communciare from 2016 and this given Joe a comprehensive view of the organisation and further equipped and enabled him to add value in his current role at Vulamathuba.  Joe is an active and trusted member in his community with a passion for youth development.

Social Development Officer – Nicolette Boois

Nicolette joined the Communicare Bishop Lavis social work office in 1998 after obtaining her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of the Western Cape. Her work in Bishop Lavis included but was not limited to child protection; counselling of children, adults and families; crisis intervention and substance abuse counselling. She also facilitated holiday programmes, groups for children with behaviour difficulties, youth camps and a drug awareness campaigns in the community.

From 1993 to 1996 Nicolette was a campus supervisor for first year social work students at the University of the Western Cape. She also supervised various Social Auxiliary Work students.

In 2005 she obtained her Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree from the University of the Western Cape, Cum Laude.

Nicolette moved to the PR and Marketing department at Communicare in May 2007. Here she gained extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, marketing and events management.

In November 2015 she joined the Vulamathuba team as a Social Development Officer. Here she is utilising her social work, psychology, public relations and marketing experience to support and develop programmes to help and empower Communicare’s vulnerable tenants.

She is constantly looking at innovative ways to make services to the tenants more efficient and effective.

Community Development Officer – Nokukhanya Mchunu

Nokukhanya has a qualification in Town and Regional Planning from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  She has honed her work experience through working for various NGO’s in Cape Town together with the Provincial Government of Cape Town where she started out as a Town planner.

She joined the Development Action Group as a Community development officer, developing her skills in community development and social skills. Her most recent experience includes working and managing an Ikamva Youth Branch, working very closely with underprivileged youth of Nyanga.

Nokukhanya’s experience thus far has seen her work with diverse groups and deal with diverse community and social issues enabling her to add value and expertise to her work at Vulamathuba.