Our Name

“Ikhala” is the isiXhosa word for Aloe in English. The Aloe is indigenous to the Eastern Cape. It is hardy, resilient and thrives best in adverse weather conditions. The Aloe plant is also used for medicinal purposes. It was felt that the name was appropriate for a delegated fund in the Eastern Cape Province, as although it was expected that not everything would go smoothly, the initiative would prosper regardless of the adversities it faced.

Our Vision

Self-reliant, confident and vibrant organizations are able to envision and catalyse positive change in themselves and their communities.

Our Mission

To support community-led initiatives in the Eastern Cape by building relationships, enhancing capacity and facilitating access to funds.


Ms Sarah Hugow              –  Chairperson
Ms Ncumisa Nongogo     –   Deputy-Chairperson
Ms Nicolette Louis           –    Treasurer
Mr Andy de la Mare         –     Trustee
Ms Nobuzwe Mofokeng  –     Trustee
Dr Blanche Pretorius       –    Trustee


Ms Bernie Dolley             –      Director

Ms Unathi Mselane        –      Community Development Practitioner

Ms Vuyokazi Sanxana    –      Office Administrator


Bernie Dolley

Unathi Mselane

Vuyokazi Sanxana

The complete Ikhala Trust Profile is available for download.