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Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching (KILT) is a non-profit organisation (NPO number 183-723) and public benefit organisation (PBO number 930056538), established in 2017.

KILT Board


Gill has held various positions in the public sector, including that of Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, and has served on a number of regulatory bodies and boards of large corporations.

Gill Marcus
Executive Chair
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Merle has a PhD and is a registered clinical psychologist. She has served on local and international professional boards associated with her specialisation in traumatic stress and resilience.

Merle Friedman
Non-executive Director
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Kusum studied in the US and India where she serves on several boards. An MBA graduate, she followed a career in banking. She is passionate about empowering girls and women through education, mentoring, and economic equality.

Kusum Gaind
Non-executive Director
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Chris is responsible for risk management, insurance and advisory services at Steinhoff International. He was appointed to the KILT Board as its representative as a major funder.

Chris Grové
Non-executive Director
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Dr Paul Jennings is a semi-retired nuclear medicine physician from Johannesburg now living in Knysna.

Paul Jennings
Non-executive Director
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Peter is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and was the finance director of a large industrial group, with international subsidiaries. He was also previously the chairperson of the South African group’s retirement funds.

Peter Nyman
Non-executive Director

KILT Staff

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Sandy manages KILT’s outsourced services programmes and new project development. She was previously executive director of TSiBA Education Knysna, and has been active in the education NGO sector since 2007.

Sandy Ueckermann
Managing Director
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Moyisi is responsible for stakeholder engagement at KILT. He was KILT’s first full-time staff member, having previously worked as a human resources practitioner at the Western Cape Education Department.

Moyisi Magalela
Stakeholder engagement
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Stephanie is project leader for KILT’s e-learning integration project, and focuses on teacher development. She has a BCom Honours (Information Systems), and has taught high school economics locally and internationally.

Stephanie Finn
Teacher development
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Easton provides support for teachers and schools in the roll-out of KILT’s ICT projects. He previously worked in the Office of the Premier in George, responsible for training teachers in computer-related matters.

Easton Pretorius
ICT technician
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In addition to overseeing several KILT projects, Busi is office administrator at KILT. She has a National Diploma in Agricultural Management and is completing an Advanced Project Management course at Unisa.


Tamara joined KILT in January 2020 as a Field worker and Administrator. She has a Higher certificate in Economics and Managements Science and she is also studying towards a BA in Community Development at UNISA.

Fieldworker / Administrator

Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching (KILT)

Phone:             +27 (0)44 382 7508




Address:          No 14, Pledge Square, 46 Main Road, Knysna 6571, Western Cape, SA

Postal:             PO Box 254, Knysna 6570, Western Cape, SA

Accountants and Administrators: Parker and Accountants (Pty) Ltd, Knysna, Western Cape, SA

External Auditors: PKF George Inc, Chartered Accountants (SA), Registered Auditors, Western Cape, SA