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.

Trustees

Ms Sarah Hugow              –              Chairperson

Ms Ncumisa Nongogo     –              Deputy-Chairperson

Ms Nicolette Louis           –              Treasurer

Mr Andy de la Mare        –              Trustee

Mr Vernon Naidoo          –              Trustee

Dr Blanche Pretorius       –              Trustee

Staff

Ms Bernie Dolley              –              Director

Ms Unathi Mselane          –              Community Development Practitioner

Ms Vuyokazi Sanxana     –              Office Administrator

Contact Email Addresses

Bernie Dolley                     –              bernie@ikhala.org.za

Unathi Mselane                –              unathi@ikhala.org.za

Vuyokazi Sanxana            –              vuyo@ikhala.org.za

The complete Ikhala Trust Profile is available for download.