Leadership Profiles

Gordon Nzalo, Chairperson

Gordon Nzalo is the Chairperson of the SOS Children’s Villages South Africa Board. Mr Nzalo began his career as the Articled Clerk in 1990. He has served in the SOS Children’s Village Board since his appointment in 2012.

He currently serves as a Group Internal Audit Executive at Imperial Holdings Limited. Gordon Nzalo has extensive experience in risk management, corporate governance, external and internal auditing and was previously a partner with both KPMG and PWC.

He is a director of a number of companies.

Stephen Miller; National Director

Stephen Miller is a development specialist with more than ten years at the senior management level.
Born and bred in the former Transkei, Stephen obtained his BA degree from Rhodes and his Masters
in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand. Through various
postings in Africa Stephen has gained a wealth of hands-on management and capacity building
experience. He began his career in development as a volunteer working at the grassroots. Since then
he has served as National Director for three international agencies, managing multi-million- dollar
development programs focused on youth and education in Namibia, Liberia and South Africa.

Throughout his career, Stephen has worked extensively with partners in government, civil society
and the private sector to help improve the opportunities available to young people. In July 2016 he
joined SOS South Africa as National Director. He lives with his wife and young daughter in

Sydwell Vushemakota, Head of Finance

Sydwell Vushemakota (ACIS) is a strategically focused finance executive with a strong commercial
acumen. He is the Head of Finance for SOS Children’s Villages South Africa where he oversees
finance and administration. Sydwell has fifteen years of experience cutting across a wide spectrum
of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, engineering, FMCG, consulting and the nonprofit
sector. Eight of those years have been spent in nonprofit organization management in three
different nonprofits. Sydwell has demonstrable ability to drive significant improvements in
organizational financial performance, liquidity management, asset management and compliance
Sydwell is a current MBA candidate (2017) with Wits Business School (WBS). He holds a Post
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration also from WBS. Sydwell is a qualified Chartered
Secretary being an Associate Member (ACIS) of Chartered Secretaries SA. He is also a Governance
Professional who is passionate about topics of good governance, public policy and public

Yvonne Stiglingh, Head of Fund Development

Yvonne Stiglingh is an experienced fundraising specialist. She joined the organization in 2011 as the
Head of Fund Development. She also sits of the board of the Tekkie Tax campaign.

Tracy King, Head of Human Resources

Tracy King, is an accomplished HR professional with over 16 years of experience mainly from the
corporate sectors. Tracy has extensive experience in Human Resources field from generalist roles to
management, with large and small companies in a variety of industries.

In these various capacities, Tracy was responsible for implementing human resource management
strategies, developing and implementing on-boarding, training and development, performance
management, employee retention, benefits management, employee relations policies and strategies
and maintaining a high performing and motivated workforce. Tracy has a passion for people and
their development.

Tracy believes in giving back to the community and the non-profit space has always held a special
place in her heart. Moving to SOS is dream come true. Originally from the Free state, Tracy spend 4
years abroad and then settled in Johannesburg where she married her husband and has 2 beautiful
young boys.

Dumingu Vikunga, Head of Information Communication Technology

Dumingu is an IT professional who spans close to a decade in the field. He currently serves as the ICT
Officer, Heading the ICT Unit. In his current role, he is responsible for project management,
budgeting, support & sustaining good service with providers and maintaining an operational

He has worked across a range of industries as an IT specialist including hotel, banking and
automobile. His previous job titles in those industries include IT Technician, Network Administrator,
IT Manager and Server Engineer.

Dumingu holds a diploma in IT and is a certified Microsoft and Cisco professional.

Mandla Mkandla, Risk Manager

Mandla is a seasoned manager having worked regionally in different roles and portfolios. He has vast
experience in Internal Auditing, ICT Administration, Risk Management, Accounting and Business
Consulting. Having worked in the sectors of Government, private sector and the non-profit space-in
the field of child care. He adds vast experience and dynamic depth to the organisation, these
strengths that are vital in his role as the Risk Manager.