Executive Board

Jannie Isaacs

Jannie Isaacs

Jannie Isaacs was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Teacher’s Diploma (Technical) and a National Higher Certificate for Technicians from Peninsula Technikon, a BA degree (Industrial Psychology & Private Law) and a BEd degree from the University of the Western Cape, an Honours and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business. On 28 March 2013, after nine years, he retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer for the College of Cape Town. Mr Isaacs continues to serve on the boards of a number of community and welfare organisations.

Zozo Siyengo

Zozo Siyengo

Chief Director: FET Colleges, Western Cape Education Department

Zozo Siyengo was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 9 November 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Cape Town, a Post Graduate Diploma from Peninsula Technikon as well as a Teachers’ Certificate from Lovedale Training College in Alice. Mr Siyengo started his career as a teacher at Walter Teka Primary School in 1976. He is currently the FET (Further Education and Training) Chief Director of the Western Cape Education Department. Among others, Mr Siyengo previously held the positions of Acting Rector of the Western Cape College of Education, Vice Rector and Senior Lecturer of Good Hope College and Principal of Luhlaza High School. Mr Siyengo currently serves on the boards of various institutions.

Brian Eagar

Brian Eagar

CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone Leadership Centre

Brian Eagar, was appointed to the Board of MOT South Africa on 16 July 2009. He is the CEO and Founding shareholder of TowerStone, an organisational and leadership development consulting company. Previously he was the Senior Vice President – Global Portfolio and Sales Strategy of Siemens Business Services at their Head Office in Munich. Brian is the former Group Coastal MD of Siemens Business Services South Africa, part of the Siemens group of companies.

Kubeshini Govender

Kubeshini Govender

Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance – Western Cape Education Department

Kubeshini Govender was appointed to the MOT South Africa Board on 26 May 2011.  She holds a Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Education, a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership, and is currently completing a Masters degree in Sociology at the University of the Western Cape.  She started her professional career as an Educator at various secondary schools in Durban, before moving to the Western Cape. She served as Principal at Immaculata Secondary School in Wynberg for several years. In January 2008, Ms Govender was appointed in her current position as Deputy Chief Education Specialist: Whole School Evaluation Directorate: Quality Assurance at the Western Cape Education Department. She shares a special interest in youth development and empowerment.

Geir Nesset

Geir Nesset

Geir Nesset is the Vice President of MOT Global and has been a part of MOT since March 2007. Geir has 20 years of experience in the IT business before starting at MOT. He was a trainer and consultant on Microsoft solutions for many years and worked for Siemens in Norway before founding his own consulting company. 

Alternate Board member

Aré Hovstad

Aré Hovstad

Alternate Board member

MOT SA Board Alternate to Atle Vårvik

Aré Hovstad was appointed as alternate to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He qualified as an economist at The College of Business Administration and Economics, Bergen, Norway. Mr Hovstad held several positions at managerial level in Norway. He was employed for 9 years in Zambia as Purchasing Manager for NORAD, the Norwegian Aid Organisation under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 15 February 2007, he was appointed Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by His Majesty King Harald V, as announced by The Royal House. This tribute is due to his contribution to humanitarian work in the educational and health sector.In South Africa he has struggled for better educational and social conditions for children and youth through cooperation between schools in Norway, College of Cape Town and schools on the Cape Flats. On 29 September 2007, he was awarded The Order of the Disa Member by the Premier of the Western Cape, for noteworthy meritorious service in the interest of the Province of the Western Cape.

Alternate Board member

Trish van der Merwe

Trish van der Merwe

Alternate Board member

Deputy CEO: Innovation and Development, Northlink College

MOT SA Board Alternate to Jannie Isaacs

Trish van der Merwe, who has 27 years experience in education, was appointed as alternate to the Board of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. She holds a Master of Education degree in Education Policy Studies (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town, a National Higher Diploma in post-school Education and a National Diploma in Home Economics from the Cape Technikon. She held various positions at Northlink College before she started as Deputy CEO: portfolio Innovation & Development in 2007. She also held the position of Vice Rector: Academic, Administration & Student Affairs and Senior Deputy Principal Vice Rector for Cape College (Currently known as College of Cape Town). She currently serves on various committees and is actively involved in community forums.

Resource Committee Member

Keith Loynes

Keith Loynes

Resource Committee Member

Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

Keith Loynes was appointed to the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. He holds a Higher Teacher’s Diploma in Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a National Higher Diploma in Management Practice from Cape Technikon. He started his career as a teacher in the Eastern Cape. He returned to the Western Cape where he held various educational positions under the Administration House of Representatives and the Cape Education Department. He has published numerous papers concerning technical college education and further education and training, and is the founder editor for the official quarterly FET College publication. He has reviewed text books and acted as subject specialist consultant on publications. He was a member of the National Landscape and the Merger Operational Task Teams that lead to the formation of the fifty FET Colleges in South Africa. He has served in various capacities on the Western Cape Education Labour Relations Council. Mr Loynes was appointed as Project Manager: Function Shift Management in the Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (VCET) Branch of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) from 1 January 2013. He serves on various boards, committees and sub-committees related to the advancement of vocational education in South Africa.

Resource Committee member

Brian Dalton

Brian Dalton

Resource Committee member

Managing Member of First Consulting

Brian Dalton was appointed as convenor of the Resource Committee of MOT South Africa on 21 May 2008. While working at the General Mining Corporation, he obtained a Diploma in Personnel Management. He spent most of his career in the field of Human Resources. Among others, he was the HR General Manager, firstly at a large open cast mine servicing coal to the Duvha Power Station near Witbank and then at a Pharmaceutical company. Later he joined a Retail company as HR Director before he started his own consultancy company. First Consulting specialises in organisation effectiveness and maximising the productivity of staff through a system of profiling of jobs and people. Mr Dalton also serves on a committee which manages the funds raised from donors in Norway to channel into improving the facilities at four schools in Cape Town and is a Board member of the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Chief Executive Officer

Wanda Möller

Wanda Möller

Chief Executive Officer

Wanda Möller was appointed as CEO of MOT South Africa on 1 October 2008.  She holds a BA degree in Social Work, an Honours degree in Business Management and Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business.  She started her career as a Social Worker in 1992 and gained experience in community development and counselling at Child & Family Welfare in the SA Police Service. In 1995, she joined a Private Hospital and worked in the fields of event management, marketing and public relations.  After she had obtained her MBA degree, she managed an entrepreneurial company, which partnered with research institutes at the University of Stellenbosch, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) and the Institute for Futures Research (IFR).

 

Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Wanda Möller

Wanda Möller

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 021-6970579
E-mail: wanda@mot.org.za

Wanda Möller was appointed as CEO of MOT South Africa on 1 October 2008.  She holds a BA degree in Social Work, an Honours degree in Business Management and Administration and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business.  She started her career as a Social Worker in 1992 and gained experience in community development and counselling at Child & Family Welfare in the SA Police Service. In 1995, she joined a Private Hospital and worked in the fields of event management, marketing and public relations.  After she had obtained her MBA degree, she managed an entrepreneurial company, which partnered with research institutes at the University of Stellenbosch, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) and the Institute for Futures Research (IFR).

Programmes & Training Manager

Andiswa Makha

Andiswa Makha

Programmes & Training Manager
Phone: 0216970596
E-mail: training@mot.org.za

Andiswa Makha, previously a MOT coach and teacher at COSAT, grew up in Khayelitsha and attended COSAT high school. Andiswa studied Journalism at Rhodes University for two years, holds a Human and Social Sciences degree, specializing in Development Studies, through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification. Andiswa has the passion and energy to tap into the potential of the youth in South Africa.

Advocacy and Social Media Manager

Julia Duminy

Julia Duminy

Advocacy and Social Media Manager
Phone: 021 696 6610
E-mail: julia@mot.org.za

Julia Duminy is the Advocacy and Social Media Manager for MOT South Africa. Julia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Writing and Sociology from the University of Cape Town and further qualifications in writing for online marketing. She has a true passion for people and community development.

MOT SA Office Intern

Jacqueline Carolus

Jacqueline Carolus

MOT SA Office Intern
Phone: 0216966148
E-mail: info@mot.org.za

Jacqueline Carolus joined MOT South Africa as an NYDA student intern. While studying for her Business Management Diploma at False Bay College in Cape Town, Jacqueline received her certificate in the MOT life-skills programme. She has experience with community development, teaching and has enjoyed being the treasurer and secretary at her local church. She has an interest in youth development and empowerment.

MOT SA Intern

Siyathemba Soji

Siyathemba Soji

MOT SA Intern
E-mail: lordgraphit99@gmail.com

Siyathemba Soji was trained as a MOT coach in August 2016 and has proudly presented the MOT programme in Mbekweni, Paarl. Siyathemba has completed several youth development courses, including the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Entrepreneur Development Programme in 2015, the 4th National Youth Camp hosted by the Department of Social Development in 2015, Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) in 2013 and the Money Skills for Learners Initiative from Mastercard in 2011. Siyathemba is passionate about inspiring and motivating young people to lead positive change in South Africa.