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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.


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

KILT Board

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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

A Chartered Accountant (SA) and Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Tyrrel Murray is head of investor relations at Steinhoff International. He was appointed to the KILT Board to represent Steinhoff, a major funder

Tyrrel Murray
Non-executive Director

Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics and Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited. He is a highly respected South African businessman, who is known as much for his patriotism and his active role in seeking to advance the country’s interests.

Bonang Francis Mohale
Non-executive Director

Thuli has extensive experience in leading and transforming human capital as a general manager, executive and executive director. This experience spans over 20 years in large global organisations across industries including and not limited to banking, retail and airlines.

Thuli Mpshe
Non-executive Director
Naidene Ford-Hoon

Naidene is a seasoned financial executive with a CA qualification, she sits on the board of SA Corporate Real Estate Limited, she also served as a member of the Investigation team on the PIC Commission of Inquiry under Judge Lex Mpati. Prior to that she was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited. Before joining Alexander Forbes she served as the Group Chief Financial Officer at the South African Reserve Bank

Naidene Ford-Hoon
Non-executive Director / Treasurer

KILT Staff

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Sandy manages KILT’s operations 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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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 Field Worker and office administrator at KILT. She has a National Diploma in Agricultural Management and is completing an Advanced Project Management course at MANCOSA.

Fieldworker & Administrator

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