Staff

Marlene Whitehead
Director

Former programmes director with extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, Marlene Whitehead is the director at SCAT and brings specialist knowledge of this sector with strong programme and operational management (including financial management) proficiency in relation to community development and training in Southern Africa. She is an experienced facilitator with a wide range of analytical and practical skills. Having served on various NPO boards, Marlene is a founding trustee on the GOAL Trust (Giving Opportunities to Aspiring Leaders) and I Am Somebody! Mentorship Foundation. She approaches work and life with the same philosophy “True wealth is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and inspire”.

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.

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.

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.

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.