Staff

Anthea Davids-Thomas
Executive Director

Anthea Davids-Thomas joined Scat in 2001 as a Trainer and nine years later serves as Scat's Executive Director.  Anthea's extensive experience in various portfolios at Scat puts her in great stead for this position, as her role requires her to be responsible for the management of the field staff; field related activities and programmes, as well as the management of the organization.  She has an Honours Degree in Social Development and has been working in the development sector for thirteen years.  Anthea believes that social change needs smart thinking and views obstacles as opportunities.  Anthea is proud to be leading an organization that nurtures and changes lives.

Seth S Tladi
Programme Manager

Seaitsiwe (Seth) Tladi joined SCAT as the Programme Manager in 2011 after working in the development sector for more than 20 years.  Seth studied in Mafikeng, where he obtained a Business Communications degree in Accounting and Management.  Seth has served on various community development structures and organizations. Seth has also presented papers on Economic Development  in the SMME sector both on a local and international level. Seth has co-authored articles and papers on SMME Business Development services best practice Seth is widely traveled and draws from this experience to make a difference in people's lives. His personal motto is, "Empowering a generation to impact a nation.

Fatima Abrahams
National Fundraiser

Fatima joined Scat in July 2011 with high level experience in the various portfolios she held in the NPO sector for the last 18 years. She has expertise in different roles from developmental work to fund raising.  She has mentoring experience as well as a vast level of knowledge of managing and training in financial management, event planning, project management, communications and marketing management. Her expertise of managing fundraising programmes on a local, national and international level will bring Scat to a new innovative approach in diversifying their funding base.

Pixie Keteyi
Senior Field Worker

Pixie Keteyi is currently a Field Worker in the Western and Eastern Cape. She has a Social Development Certificate from the South African Development Education Programme at University of Western Cape. Pixie is a highly experienced member of the Scat team.

Erna van der Westhuizen
Senior Field Worker

Erna is currently a Field Worker in the Western and Northern Cape. She holds an Honors degree in Practical Theology/Youth Work from the University of South Africa and is currently studying Metaphysics at MetaVarsity.  Although her fulltime involved in community development only started in 2004, she gained a variety of experience in the developmental sector while working in local government, civil society as well as the NGO/NPO sector. Her specific vision is to equip people who live under the injustice of prejudice with assertive skills that enable them to be fully part of their communities.

 

Nolitha Vanda
Field Worker

Nolitha is a Field Worker in the Eastern Cape and has been at Scat since 2000.  She is responsible for 12 Scat funded Local Development Agencies based in the Eastern Cape.   She has a Diploma in Public Relations from Peninsula Technikon and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  Before Scat, Nolitha worked at the Development Action Group from 1996 - 2000.   Nolitha works at Scat because of the opportunity to change peoples lives.

Hishaam Nordien
Senior Finance Officer

Hishaam works alongside Isabel Mackrill in Scat's Finance Department.  He has a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  

 

Isabel Mackrill
Bookkeeper

Isabel Mackrill is a BA (Sociology) and BBA (Industrial Psychology) graduate, with a Diploma in Personnel Management. Prior to joining Scat, Isabel gained experience as a Personnel Officer for 12 years before joining Black Sash in the NGO sector as a Personnel/Finance Administrator. She has been with Scat for 8 years performing bookkeeping and personnel functions.

Xoliswa Gongota
Office Administrator

Xoliswa is responsible for Scat's Administration, coordinating the Scat office and is PA to the Executive Director. Prior to joining the Scat team in 2007, Xoliswa gained experience in the Western Cape Department of Education as an Educator and School Manager.

Vuyo Msizi
Regional Field Worker: Eastern Cape

Vuyo Msizi started working for SCAT in 2011 as a Field Worker in the Eastern Cape, mostly focusing on Scat’s Refugee, Migrants and Asylum Seeker Programme.  He has participated in diverse community development contexts in the Eastern Cape which includes human rights, adult education and organisational development.  Vuyo‘s last position was as a Programme Coordinator at the Community Development Unit of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  He has an Honours Degree in Adult Basic Education & Training and has worked in the civil society sector for more than fifteen years.  He has also completed a Labour Relations Management course at the Centre for Business Management and Project Management at the Business School of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  Vuyo values the innate ability of people to organise and shape the world.  He works from an office in Port Elizabeth.