Board members

Vincent Williams


Vincent Williams is the Chair Person of Africa Unite.

Nonhlanhla  Chanza


Nonhlanhla  Chanza is the Vice Chair Person of Africa Unite.

 Ken Wyne Mutuma

personKen is a human rights practitioner with specific interest in forced migration and humanitarian law issues. Ken graduated with an LLB from the University of Liverpool, and a Masters in Law specializing in human rights, refugee and humanitarian law) from the University of Cape Town. He worked at the UNHCR as a legal consultant, and later as a Legal Officer At the International Committee of the Red Cross at the Pretorial Southern Africa Regional Office. He also worked with the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions as the deputy head of the Parliamentary Office and was responsible for making representation to the national legislature in relation to exploitation of migrant in South Africa. Ken currently manages and implements a programme for the Nelson Mandela Foundation aimed at building social cohesion and addressing social concerns among communities amongst migrants and locals in South Africa, primarily through the vehicle of community dialogues.

Tanya Shanker

personTanya Shanker has been working for the HSRC since 2012. She is the executive personal assistant within the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery Unit. Tanya provides logistical support to the executive director as well as to the broader unit.
Prior to this she worked for as the liaison officer within Idasa’s Political Information and Monitoring Services Programme (PIMS). During her 15 years at Idasa, she arranged numerous national and international workshops, focus group discussions as well as several high profile debates, media, civil society and leadership briefings.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree from the University of Cape Town, where she majored in Psychology and Sociology.

Thobani Matheza

personThobani Mathezais a former researcher of the Institute for Security Studies. He identifies and document trends of Money Laundering occurring in and out of East & Southern African regions. Thobani Matheza attended training by the IMF in Arusha and Tanzania on AML/CFT methodology.  Thobani is pursuing Masters Degree in Public Administration at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and holds a BA in Political Studies and a certificate in International Migration Policy and Management from Wits University. Thobani worked for the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works as a Regional Coordinator on Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP). For seven years he rendered service at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) both in South Africa and Abuja in Nigeria. At Guadalajara University in Mexico he studied short courses on international migration in a globalizing world.

Emily Mokoena


Jean de Dieu Baranyizgiye


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