Peter Capozza

Managing Director

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Mr Peter Capozza co-founded Khulisa Management Services in 1993. As Managing Director, he leads the company strategically and operationally.

From 1987 to 1993, Mr Capozza co-founded and managed Khalipha Investments (Pty) Ltd in Swaziland. Khalipha owned several firms, including a public sector management consulting company with numerous clients such as USAID, the European Union and the World Bank. In 1991, Mr Capozza also managed the USAID/Pretoria South African Private Sector grants portfolio.

He is a seasoned business professional, who has owned and operated several firms in Southern Africa. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, US.

Mr Capozza was a Board Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa from 1993 to 2000 and he is a life member of Young Presidents Organisation/World Presidents Organisation and currently a board member of the Johannesburg Chapter.

Mr Capozza is US citizen with permanent residence in South Africa.

Jennifer Bisgard

Khulisa Founder and Director of New Initiatives

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Ms Jennifer Bisgard co-founded Khulisa Management Services in 1993. An expert in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and organisational development, she leads evaluations and capacity building assignments in the Education, and Democracy and Governance sectors.

Jennifer has co-authored a chapter of “Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned” published by Sage Publishers in August 2018. The book is edited by Kylie Hutchinson, with a forward by Michael Quinn Paton. The book features 22 case studies of evaluation failures, including ours which is based in South Africa.

Prior to establishing Khulisa, Jennifer was the Senior Education Specialist at USAID/Pretoria from 1988 to 1993. Ms Bisgard has served on boards for the: African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA).

She has a Master’s Degree in Social Change and Development from Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Ogawa

Operations Director

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Mr Michael Ogawa joined Khulisa in 1995. He is the Khulisa Operations Director and manages the business intelligence portfolio with major projects in health, education, science and technology.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Ogawa managed the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (Canada Fund), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Education Assistance Programme, and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Refugee Scholarship Programme in Swaziland.

He has a BSc in Mathematical Computing from the University of British Columbia.

Mr Ogawa is Canadian with permanent residence in South Africa.

Mary Pat Selvaggio

Director of Health and Research

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Ms Mary Pat Selvaggio joined Khulisa in 1998. An expert in public health, research, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), she leads evaluations, performance assessments and data quality audits, primarily in the health sector.

She has designed, implemented, managed, and evaluated international health programs since 1985. Ms Selvaggio took a sabbatical from Khulisa from 2004 to 2005 to set up the South African and Swaziland country offices for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Selvaggio was the Health Officer for USAID in the Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland Missions from 1985 to 1998.a

She has Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, US.a

Ms Selvaggio is a US citizen with permanent residence in South Africa

Helene Aiello

Director, Human & Social Development

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Dr Helene Aiello leads evaluations, assessment and curriculum development assignments in Human and Social Development, including education and agriculture related projects.

Prior to joining Khulisa in 1998, Dr Aiello was Director of Guidance and Assessment for Fairfax County Schools in Virginia, US. She also conducted research and taught assessment courses as an adjunct professor at George Mason University in Virginia in the United States from 1991 to 1998.

More recently, she has taught Qualitative Research Methods for Research Psychology Dept for honours students at University of Pretoria.Dr Aiello led the Impact Evaluation of Takalani Sesame, the South African version of Sesame Street. Based on the evaluation findings, Takalani Sesame was awarded the prestigious Tokyo Award in 2004.

Dr Aiello holds a PhD. in Education Administration from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US.

She is a US citizen with permanent residence in South Africa.

Mark Bardini

Senior Vice President, M&E and U.S. Operations

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Dr Mark Bardini joined Khulisa in 2015. He leads Khulisa’s U.S. office and evaluations in diverse fields such as youth, governance and global security, private sector development, health, and education.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Dr Bardini was the M&E Team Leader at the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense for the Global Security Contingency Fund and led an innovative study on how to evaluate diplomacy.

Dr Bardini built international evaluation practices at three U.S. development firms between 2009 and 2015. Previously, he was an Associate Directorfor Monitoring & Evaluation and Education at the Millennium Challenge Corporation and a Senior Evaluation Officer at the World Bankand IFC.

He has conducted assignments in more than 60 countries and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Program Evaluation from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.Dr Bardini is a US citizen.


Abeaut Banda

Finance and Office Manager

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Mr Abeut Banda joined Khulisa in 2019 as the Finance and Office Manager on the USAID/Zambia Scaling Up Nutrition Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) project in Zambia.

He has over 25 years accounting and management experience including 10 years working for Marie Stopes International, an international NGO, focussed on family planning and maternal health.

Mr. Banda holds a graduate and post-graduate qualification from Cavendish University Zambia and an MBA at Northrise University, Ndola, Zambia.

He speaks fluent English

Belinda Prinsloo

Senior Bookkeeper

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Ms Belinda Prinsloo joined Khulisa in September 2009. She is responsible for financial and payroll administration.

Prior to joining Khulisa, she worked in industries such as management information systems, the motor industry, short term insurance and imports & distribution in the construction industry for 21 years.

A citizen of South Africa, Ms Prinsloo speaks fluent English and Afrikaans.

David Ndou

Project Assistant, Health

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Mr David Ndou joined Khulisa in 2017 first as a contracted Project Assistant and was promoted to full time Project Assistant in May 2017.

Mr Ndou plays a supporting role to all health division related evaluation assignments.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Ndou was a part time researcher at Singizi consulting for two years.

He is a recent graduate from the University of Johannesburg, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Management and Governance in 2016.

Mr Ndou is fluent in English and Tshivenda, plus conversational skills in isiZulu.

Edna Berhane

Nutrition Quality Improvement Officer

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Ms Edna Berhane is a public health professional with over 20 years of work experience. She has worked in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition programs in many countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia.

Ms Berhane has worked with Khulisa in various positions since 2008, including leading several evaluation teams. She served as Khulisa’s project manager for the South African PEPFAR Partners Performance Assessment Project (SAPPPA) for a period of four years during which more than 450 assessments of HIV/AIDS programs were conducted.

She currently serves as Khulisa’s Quality Improvement Advisor to the Scaling Up Nutrition - Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) Project, a USAID funded project designed to support the Government of Zambia’s SUN 2.0 programme to reduce stunting among children under five years of age in 30 priority districts.

Edna has co-authored numerous evaluation reports for clients such as USAID, CDC, South Africa’s Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, the World Food Programme, and the African Union Commission’s Partnership for the Control of Aflatoxins.

She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, both from Columbia University. She is fluent in English and Amharic, proficient in Tigrinya, and has a fair grasp of Spanish.

Ellena Meiring

BD Manager

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Ms Ellena Meiring joined Khulisa in 2015 and was promoted to BD & Proposal Manager in 2016. Ms Meiring coordinates, manages and tracks new opportunities, processes and proposals for new business development at Khulisa.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Meiring was a Strategic Officer, focussing on business development in sales divisions. She also managed the operations of a large independent South African music label for over seven years.

She has a MBA with distinction from the University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and was included in the Dean’s List for top academic achievements. She co-authored the academic publication, “e-Commerce in Southern Africa: Dynamic Markets Perspective (2nd Edition, Van Schaik Publishing) in 2016.

Ms Meiring is a citizen of South Africa and speaks Afrikaans and English fluently.

Heather Dixon

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Ms Heather Dixon joined Khulisa in 2019 as an Intern. Prior to joining Khulisa, she worked on the implementation of establishing a reading coalition to address illiteracy in children in South Africa.

She has experience in community development, and is a certified mentor, having worked with local students in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. This work saw her recognised as one of the Top 10 Student Volunteers in Community Engagement in 2018. She has experience in historical analysis, and in both archival research, and conducting oral interviews. Her honours dissertation explored themes of a South African identity, in light of xenophobic sentiment and violence, questioning the construction of community. Whilst at Rhodes University, Ms Dixon was also recognised by the Investec “Top 100” twice, for Student Leadership (2018) and General Excellence (2017).

Ms. Heather Dixon is a recent Honours graduate in History and Political Studies (cum laude) from Rhodes University, which she completed as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2018).

She is a South African citizen, and is fluent in English and Afrikaans, with a basic proficiency in French.

Jhon Lugo Pinto

M&E Manager

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Mr Jhon Lugo Pinto is a Senior Associate at Khulisa with nearly a decade of experience working on development initiatives funded by USAID, USDoS, and IOM.

His expertise includes working to address participatory governance, conflict, public service delivery, and inclusive economic development challenges mostly in Africa and South and Central America. Jhon has extensive experience measuring results of development initiatives, including collecting and managing quantitative and qualitative data, designing and selecting performance indicators and targets, and using innovative tools to illustrate progress towards targets and provide clients with real time data to make informed management decisions.

Prior to joining Khulisa in 2018, Jhon served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Director for a flagship 95$ million USAID activity in Colombia. Previous to this, he worked for several notable U.S. development firms, assisting them with improving their field-based monitoring and evaluation operations.

Jhon holds a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics, where he was a recipient of the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship. He is a U.S. Citizen and resides in Washington D.C.

Kris Eale

Senior Associate

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Mr Kris Eale joined Khulisa in 2015 as an Associate focussing primarily on health and governance. In addition to his evaluation skills, he has strong data quality assessment, system strengthening support and project management skills. Kris Eale has a strong interest in system design and strengthening.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Eale worked in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Systems, Epidemiologic Surveillance and Disease Control (poliomyelitis, measles, HIV/AIDS) for the World Health Organization’s National Project of Vaccination and Control of Children’s Transmittable Diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Mr Eale has also worked professionally as a bilingual consultant (French-English) for several organisations in South Africa and founded an education organisation, which provides extra-mural education activities to primary and high schools in Midrand, near Johannesburg.

Mr Eale holds a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Bachelor’s Degree (2004) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He will complete his Masters of Public Health at UNISA in 2018.

He is a South African resident and citizen of the DRC. Mr Eale speaks fluent French, English and Lingala, with conversational skills in Swahili and understanding of Portuguese.

Lerato Rakgaribe

Junior Bookkeeper

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Ms Lerato Rakgaribe joined Khulisa Management Services finance team in 2020 as Junior Bookkeeper.

In this role she provides general bookkeeping support to Khulisa, including bank statement reconciliation, expense reimbursements, managing petty cash and ensuring that journals and related transactions are allocated to the correct ledger accounts.

Before joining Khulisa, Ms Rakgaribe’s worked as finance administrator for Wits Health Consortium and prior to that as accounts payable clerk for Atang Logistics.

She holds a three-year Diploma in Business management (2016) and a one-year Business Accounting with pastel certificate (2017). She is currently studying towards a degree in Financial Accounting with Boston University.

Ms Rakgaribe is a South African citizen, fluent in four South African languages Sesotho, English, Setswana and isiZulu, with a moderate understanding of Xitsonga and isiXhosa.

Leticia Taimo

Senior Associate

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Ms Leticia Taimo joined Khulisa in 2015 as an intern and is now an Associate and Emergent Evaluator.


She has worked on several evaluation, research and assessment projects for a variety of stakeholders (private sector, NGOs, government and international donors). In particular, Ms Taimo is developing a strong expertise in Early Childhood Development. She has presented on how to use technology to monitor ECD at the SAMEA Conference 2017, presenting evaluation findings at the “CSI that Works” 2017, facilitating an interactive session on M&E at the Play Conference 2017 and introducing M&E concepts at BRIDGE’s Early Childhood Development Community of Practice in 2018.

She has an MSc Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Ms Taimo was awarded the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship in 2013 and the Commonwealth Scholarship in 2014 as recognition of her commitment to social change in the African continent.

Ms Taimo is a Mozambican currently residing in South Africa, with a proud Brazilian and Mozambican background. She speaks fluent English and Portuguese, and proficient French.

Lynette Byrne

Finance Division Manager

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Ms Lynette Byrne joined Khulisa in 2012 as a Financial Analyst. She was promoted to Finance Division Manager in 2015.

She is responsible for supervising finance staff in Khulisa, budgets, cost control and other finance-related matters. Due to her superb analytical skills, she is often responsible for analysing complex data sets for Khulisa projects.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Byrne was the Financial and Administration Manager at the Asbestos Relief Trust where she was responsible for claims management, operations and finance. The Asbestos Relief Trust’s main objective was to compensate ex-mine workers who had developed asbestos-related illnesses while working on the mines.

She has a Bachelor’s of Commerce Management Accounting Degree.

Ms Byrne is a South African citizen and speaks English and Afrikaans fluently.

Margaret Roper

Deputy Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

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Ms Margaret Roper joined Khulisa in 2017 as a senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist. Her primary role is to lead the team building the MEL strategy and capacity for the LEGO Foundation’s projects and partners in South Africa.

Margaret has extensive experience in programme development, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge sharing in social policy and practice, social justice, social protection, child protection, school and community health and safety, educational development, and behaviour change.

Since 1993, Margaret has worked in the non-profit, government, donor and business sectors in Southern Africa. She has held positions in the Secretariat for Safety and Security, the South African Police Service, Health and Development Africa, Mott MacDonald, Inkanyezi Initiative and consulted for a range of organisations including Oxfam Australia, UNICEF and government departments such as Basic Education, Social Development, Correctional Services and Gauteng Department of Community Safety.

Ms Roper has a Masters in Social Research from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), a Bachelors of Primary Education and Education (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). She is a citizen of South Africa, speaks English fluently, and has conversational Afrikaans and is learning isiZulu.

Margaret belongs to SAMEA, AfrEA and to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPICAN). She has presented at ISPICAN conferences in Turkey (2012) and India (2011); and Pathways to Resilience IV, at an international conference held in Cape Town, 2017, on South Africa’s Response to Enabling Child Resilience Through Expanding Community-based Services.

Mark Griffiths

Financial Manager

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Mr Mark Griffiths joined Khulisa in 2008.

Mr Griffiths plays a major role in Khulisa’s finance division providing internal services to operations and the technical divisions, which includes financial oversight of projects & programming, budget/expenditure comparisons and financial systems management.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Griffiths worked as a Financial Analyst for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), an international NGO, and gained 23 years’ financial accounting experience in industries such as manufacturing & engineering, share transfer, human resources & information technology and management consulting. He has completed his B. Com Investment Management degree at University of Johannesburg, formerly known as Rand Afrikaans University, in 1990.

Mr Griffiths is a citizen of South Africa. He speaks English and Afrikaans fluently.

Mathews Onyango

Project Director, SUN LE Project

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Mr Mathews Onyango joined Khulisa in 2019 to lead the USAID/Zambia Scaling Up Nutrition Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) project in Zambia.

Mr Onyango has 16 years’ experience as a senior public health specialist in ME&L programme management in Zambia, Swaziland and Kenya. He has provided high-level technical oversight, managing health ME&L programmes and staff. He has worked with policy makers at different levels in Kenya and Zambia in the start-up and scale up of health programmes.

Previously, Mr Onyango was Associate Director, ME&L at FHI360 where he lead M&E, Learning, and Quality Assurance. His 19-year career includes designing and implementing M&E, operations research, surveillance, data interpretation and dissemination, promoting best practices and lessons learned, knowledge management and capacity building.

He holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Nairobi and University of Illinois at Chicago as well as training in Ethical Aspects of Biomedical Research (NIH, WHO, FHI360); Human Subjects Protection Training for Research teams (NIH) and Population Analysis Spreadsheets (US Census Bureau).

Mayibongwe Manyoba


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Mayibongwe Manyoba is an Associate and Emergent Evaluator. She joined Khulisa in 2018 after working as a Social Impact Associate at New Leaders Foundation.

She completed her research traineeship with the Human Sciences Research Council in 2016 in the Research Use and Impact Assessment Unit (RIA). Mayibongwe is a recipient of the SAMEA Emerging Evaluator Sponsorship (2015) as well as the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA)/DFID Program Evaluation training (2018).

She is an agent of change and firmly believes in pursuing the ‘evaluation for development’ agenda. Her work experience ranges from tracking social return on investment, research and analysis for both civil society and academic institutions. She is a Zimbabwean citizen, and holds a Master’s degree in Development and Management from North West University.

In addition to speaking fluent English, Mayibongwe speaks Ndebele and Zulu.

Michael Otieno Oduor

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

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Mr Michael Otieno joined Khulisa in 2020 as a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist focusing primarily on the East Africa Energy Program (EAEP) implementation MEL task sub-contract from RTI International.

In addition to his monitoring and evaluation skills, he has strong data quality assessment, research, data collection tool development, capacity building and project management skills.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Otieno worked in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Systems, Global Health Commodity Supply Chains for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for USAID.

Mr Otieno also worked professionally as a Data Quality and Learning Consultant for Khulisa on the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Cervical Cancer projects. He was instrumental in completing a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) study funded by UNICEF on a nutrition sensitive sanitation program for children under five, that were published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Mr Otieno holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Maseno University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Kenyatta University and a Post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Capacity Africa Training Institute.

He is a Kenyan citizen and resident and fluent in English and Swahili (Kenyan), with conversational skills in Luo.

Nokuthula Mabhena

Data Visualisation Specialist

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Ms Nokuthula Mabhena joined Khulisa in 2011, first as an Intern and was promoted to IT Administrator in 2012.

Ms Mabhena’s responsibilities include providing M&E related analytics and graphic design/data visualization as well as Khulisa IT support and administration. She has contributed numerous projects for clients as varied as USAID, UNICEF, South African Department of Basic Education, The South African Presidency and the South African national Department of Science and Technology. Ms Mabhena’s passion for improving data visualisation has led to a successful presentation at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 Biannual Conference. She has completed her Diploma in Information Technology – Programming from the Independent Institute of Education. Ms Mabhena is a citizen of South Africa. She speaks English and isiZulu fluently and has conversational skills in sePedi and Afrikaans.

Patricia Sakala

Strategic Information (SI) Expert

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Ms Patricia Sakala joined Khulisa in 2019 as the Strategic Information (SI) Expert on the USAID/Zambia Scaling Up Nutrition Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) project in Zambia.

Ms Sakala has 22 years’ experience in nutrition in Zambia and 12 years’ experience in research/M&E data collection design, analysis, utilisation and management, as well as performance monitoring and reporting at national, district, provincial and facility levels.

Ms Sakala has overseen and collected data using both paper-based questionnaires and electronic devices, and has trained 200+ enumerators in nutrition data collection procedures. She has a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research design and management skills as well as survey experience, and is skilled in various research and nutrition software such as SPSS, EPI Info, ENA for Smart, WHO anthro plus, CSPro, and CSDietary

She speaks fluent English, Chewa, Bemba, and Ushi.

Rouxna Hough

HR Manager

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Ms Rouxna Hough joined Khulisa in 2007 as a seasoned HR manager.

Ms Hough is responsible for consultant recruitment and all other HR functions at Khulisa.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Hough was a HR manager for a national retailer with over 250 staff. She also worked at SASBO, the Finance Union where she gained extensive experience in industrial relations with a focus on labour disputes, salary negotiations and job evaluation.

She has completed her National Diploma in Personnel Management at the Institute for Personnel Management. She also completed an Advanced Labour Law Diploma at the University of Johannesburg in 2004. In 1992, she completed her National Diploma (Public Relations) at the Vaal Triangle Technikon.

Ms Hough is a citizen of South Africa. She speaks fluent English and Afrikaans.

Shane Jacobsen

IT Specialist

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Mr Jacobsen joined Khulisa Management Services in 2007 on the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) data warehousing project providing assistance to the development team as a consultant.

He later joined Khulisa full time as the IT Manager.He has fifteen years’ experience in the IT field and is responsible for maintaining Khulisa’s IT Systems. Mr Jacobsen came to Khulisa from Computronics in Swaziland.

At Computronics he assisted the technical director in launching Computronics’ Internet Service Provider division.

Mr Jacobsen is a citizen of South Africa. He speaks English fluently and has conversational skills in Afrikaans.

Wade Harker

Senior Associate

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Mr Wade Harker joined Khulisa in 2015, first as a Project Research Assistant and was promoted to Associate in 2015.

Mr Harker plays a major role in education, environmental and agriculture evaluation assignments. 

Prior to joining Khulisa, Mr Harker conducted work in climate change adaptation and mitigation at local, provincial and national government levels. At Khulisa, he dedicated himself to establishing robust, large-scale data collection methods and systems. He developed a large-scale digital data collection model, which has been successfully executed in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and India and has trained and managed more than 300 researchers. Through continuous learning and his passion for data monitoring, Mr Harker has developed a model (once housed inside Khulisa and led by himself) into the stand-alone business, Decipher Data, a level-2 BBBEE contributor.

Now Managing Director and co-owner of Decipher Data, he partnered with Khulisa Management Services to provide an integrated M&E service offering of large-scale digital data monitoring services to national and international clients.

Mr Harker holds an honours degree in Geography and Environmental Studies and is currently in the process of completing his Masters in Geography and Environmental studies. Mr Harker is a citizen of South Africa and speaks English and Afrikaans fluently.

Zanele Nkabinde-Maseko

Travel & Office Coordinator

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Ms Zanele Nkabinde joined Khulisa in 2000, first as an Receptionist and was promoted to Office and Travel Coordinator in 2009.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Nkabinde worked for Incredible Connections as a Document Controller / Receptionist.

She provides a broad range of administrative and logistical support services to Khulisa projects operating throughout Africa.

Ms Nkabinde was recognised for long service to Khulisa in 2010.

She holds a Diploma in Executive Secretarial Services.

Ms Nkabinde is a citizen of South Africa. She speaks English, IsiZulu, SePedi, Setswana, Xhosa, Vhenda, Tsonga ,and Isi Ndebele fluently and has conversational skills in Afrikaans.


Mzamo Mjoli

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Mr Mzamo Mjoli has been consulting for Khulisa on large-scale education focussed data collection assignments since 2017, and for Decipher Data, a Khulisa partner company, since 2019.

Mr Mjoli has a keen ability to mobilise large teams of field researchers, and is passionate about working with people.

Prior to Khulisa, he has worked for various organisations including the Media In Education Trust (NGO), South African Breweries (SAB) and Services SETA in various research and data collection capacities. He holds a BA Degree in International Relations, Development and Research from the University Of Kwa Zulu Natal and is an active member of Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Mr Mjoli is a South African citizen, fluent in isiZulu, isiXhosa and English.

Nicola Theunissen

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Ms Nicola Theunissen joined Khulisa in 2013, through her involvement with the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA).

She is currently responsible for all communication activities at Khulisa, including the publishing of the biennial corporate report.

Prior to Khulisa, she has been an editor for business-to-business magazines, and has freelanced for several publications since 2007. She continues to work as an independent communication specialist on various projects, including for African fact-checking organisation, Africa Check.

Ms Theunissen holds a Master’s Degree in Communication, and has been awarded a Safety, Health, Environment and Community Award at Lonmin Platinum for her role in establishing a sustainable stakeholder newspaper as part of her post-graduate internship.

Ms Theunissen is a South African citizen, fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Prof Rukudzo Murapa

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Prof Rukudzo Murapa consults on several of Khulisa’s African projects, given his extensive experience in public administration, agriculture and higher education. In February 2019, he retired from his directorship at Khulisa.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Prof Murapa was Executive Dean at CIDA in Johannesburg South Africa. He was the founding Vice Chancellor and CEO of Africa University in Mutari, Zimbabwe. An expert in Peace and Leadership studies, Prof Murapa set up the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at Africa University.He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe , and Inter-regional Advisor to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs from 1994 to 1998.

In 2008, Prof Murapa was selected for the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Senior Scholar Fellowship.  Other awards include two Honorary Doctorate degrees from Hamline University (2000), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and Kwansei Gakuin University (2004) in Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded the Presidential Medallion by Martin Methodist College (2009) in Pulaski, Tennessee, USA.

Prof Murapa holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Comparative Politics and Economics from Northern Illinois University.

Prof Murapa is a Zimbabwean citizen with residence in South Africa.

Salome Omolo

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Salome Omolo currently consults for Khulisa's Health Division. Prior to this, she worked as Associate Director in Health.

Ms Omolo is a Senior Evaluator and Data Quality Expert, who manages a number of Monitoring, Evaluation and Capacity Building assignments within the Health and Economic Development Sectors.

Prior to joining Khulisa, Ms Omolo was a Research Manager at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in South Africa overseeing Project Evaluation Budget Analysis for Gauteng Government Departments, Agencies, Treasury and Department of Economic Development. 

She successfully managed the USAID sponsored African Strategies for Health strand at the 2014 AfrEA Conference in Youande, which led to the publication of an online Health Evaluation Special Edition of the AfrEA journal.

Ms Omolo holds a Master’s Degree in Economics. She is a Kenyan citizen with permanent residence in South Africa. She speaks English and Kiswahili fluently.