BOARD OF DIRECTORS
B. Com Accounting (Honours) – University of Johannesburg
Mabutho Mthembu is the Founding member and Chairman of Youth Managers Foundation. He completed his matric at a Roman Catholic missionary school called Inkamana High School (Vryheid, Kwa-Zulu / Natal) where he believes his interest in development was triggered.
Mabutho further enrolled at the University of Johannesburg where he completed Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting in 2005. Mabutho holds Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (Taxation) Honors from the same academic institution.
In 2006, Mabutho commenced his professional career at the South African Micro Finance Apex Fund and in 2007, joined the PricewaterhouseCoopers tax unit as a tax consultant. Mabutho went on to further his professional career at KPMG where he spent close to 4 years in taxation unit. Currently, Mabutho is with General Electric in the tax unit and his role covers Sub-Sahara Africa.
Mabutho has considerable appetite for networking and watching news and this keeps him occupied during his private time.
Vuyisile Sonti is a member of the board of Youth Managers Foundation. He matriculated at Mabuya High School and enrolled at East Rand College where he completed a Teachers Education Diploma. Vusiyile further holds an Education Management Diploma and Project Management Certificate from Rand Afrikaans University, now known as University of Johannesburg.
Vuyisile is currently a principal at a primary school in East Rand region. Separately, Vuyisile accepted his calling to a vocation in ordained ministry and completed a Diploma in Theology from TEEC. Upon completion, Vuyisile was ordained as a priest of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Highveld. Vuyisile is currently pursuing Honours in practical theology in the University of Pretoria and further practices his ministry at the Church of the Holy Name in Tembisa, under the Anglican Church Diocese of Highveld.
Vuyisile has passion for youth having served in various leadership positions at his youth and it is in this regard, that he has undertaken this task of serving in the board of Youth Managers Foundation.
Sandile Dlamini graduated at the University of Swaziland with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with majors in Economics and Public Administration. He then completed a Program in Management Development (PMD) with the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS).Dlamini previously worked for Standard Bank and the Government Employees Medical Scheme. Dlamini is an entrepreneur running his own businesses Dlamini Resources and is the Executive Chairman of eHealthZa.
Dlamini’s passion for youth development has seen him attending many international fora focusing on the youth development agenda. Amongst such forums and symposium are Youth Millenium Summit in Honolulu Hawaii, Africa Canada Youth Symposium in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, Youth and Space Activities, Graz ,Austria and the Youth Employment Summit, Alexandria,Egypt. It is his believe that ‘Leadership is an art that develops with time and must be harnessed at the earliest development stages for the betterment of mankind.
Ms Neo Mahlapha
Neo Mahlapha matriculated at Navalsig High School in 2007. She completed B-Tch Marketing at the Central University of Technology – Free State. She is currently pursuing B-Tech Project Management from the same institution. Neo is currently with Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA).
Neo is passionate about youth development hence her pleasure in serving in the board of Youth Managers Foundation.
Mr Delani Mthembu – Resident Leadership Coach
Mr Mthembu is an associate of Youth Managers Foundation as the resident leadership coach. He is currently the Managing Director of Landelahni Leadership Development.
Mr Mthembu is a graduate from UNISA with an Honours Degree in Human Resources Development from UJ/ RAU and holds senior diplomas in Management Development, Strategic Management, Project Management and Financial Management. He also holds an MSc on Leadership and Partnerships with the University of KwaZulu Natal where he researched the role of leadership towards managing partnerships and build effectiveness. He has completed a postgraduate coaching certificate through Middlesex University.