Joanne Harding

Director/Ex -officio trustee

Joanne Harding has been involved with SCAT since 1998, starting as a field worker/trainer, then field manager and communications director, and was executive director of the organisation from 2006 to 2010 when she left to complete her Master’s degree in Social Planning and Administration. Joanne returned to SCAT in 2016 after being approached by the board to assist in bringing stability to the organisation after a few leadership changes. Joanne is currently doing her PhD in Public Law at UCT. Having started her career as a paralegal in a Black Sash advice office in the Eastern Cape in 1992 she is passionate about the role of the advice office in ensuring access to justice.

Seth Tladi

Programme Manager

Seaitsiwe (Seth) Tladi joined SCAT as Programme Manager in 2011 after working in the development sector for more than 20 years. Seth studied in Mafikeng, where he obtained a Bachelor degreein Accounting and Management. Seth has served on various community development structures and organisations. Seth has also presented papers on economic development in the SMME sector both on a local and an international level. Seth has co-authored articles and papers on SMME business development services best practice. He 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”.

Hishaam Nordien

Senior Finance Officer

Hishaam Nordien has a long history with SCAT having started in the organisation in 2002. He leads the finance and administration team at SCAT. He has a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Vuyo Msizi

Development Co-ordinator: 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 including human rights, adult education and organisational development. Vuyo‘s previous position was as a programme co-ordinator 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 Uitenhage.

Colleen Alexander-Julies

Development Co-ordinator: Northern and Western Cape

Colleen Alexander-Julies joined SCAT for the first time in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Western Cape and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of South Africa. Colleen has extensive experience in organisational development and capacity building programmes. She has a keen interest in access to justice and supports a rights-based approach to development. Her Interest and passion for human rights led her to the University of Oxford where she obtained a scholarship to complete a certificate in International Human Rights Law in 2000. She is an accredited facilitator and assessor and believes in the “extra-ordinariness of ordinary people”.

Mzolisi Nombewu

Bookkeeper

Mzolisi Nombewu started working for SCAT in July 2018. He has a National Diploma in Internal Auditing from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has worked in the NGO sector as bookkeeper for 10 years having previously worked for CMDS and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. Mzolisi values the impact which the NGO sector makes in terms of improving and empowering people who live in disadvantaged communities.

Nosimilo Filita

Finance Assistant

Nosimilo Filita started working for SCAT in June 2018 as a part time Finance Assistant. She also works for Philanthropy Leadership Network as an Administrator. She was previously employed by Ikhala Trust in Port Elizabeth as a Grantee Administrator for 10years. Nosimilo values working in the NGO Sector as it is all about making a difference in people’s lives and admiring the good things that the people are able to do using their skills and talents.

Abigail Steedsman

Administrative Assistant

Abigail Steedsman joined SCAT in 2014. Her strong interest in rural development led to her becoming a permanent member of staff in 2015. Currently responsible for the administration of the Cape Town office as well as assisting the LDAs with all administrative queries, she believes in building good relationships, operating at a quick pace and providing excellent service. Abigail’s ambition lies in wanting to gain more knowledge about capacity building and field work.