Donate to the Black Sash

Donate via EFT

The Black Sash Trust Legacy Acct

Bank: NEDBANK Branch 123 209
Acct 1084 418 177 Swift code NEDSZAJJ 
Address: 57 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001

Please include your FIRST INITIAL, SURNAME and “DONATION” as your beneficiary reference and send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Individual Giving

Black Sash is currently running an Individual Giving Campaign, encouraging monthly donations via debit order. These small amounts go a long way to help us carry out our mission and our programmes. 

We are hoping to raise R200 000 through recruiting 200 Friends of the Sash who will each commit to donate R100 per month. 

You too can join a growing group of individuals who care about making Human Rights Real!


Leaving behind a legacy ensures long term sustainability for charitable organisations.

Although your family and loved ones are priorities in your will, you may also want to consider Black Sash as an organisation that is meaningful to you and worthy of a place in your will.

By leaving a legacy behind, you can keep your values and passion alive for years to come.

Bequests to charitable organisations are tax exempt. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or please consult your attorney.

Debit Orders

Monthly gifts are a significant source of sustainable income for Black Sash. You may advise which one of our 3 core programmes you would like your donation to go towards:

Programme 1: Advocacy in Partnership – CBOs, partner organisations and networks are more able to conduct effective advocacy to realise human rights, particularly social and economic rights. The Hands Off Our Grants Project is located within this programme.

Programme 2: Community Monitoring – Members and leaders of community organisations have improved skills and effectiveness in monitoring the realisation of human rights, particularly social and economic rights.

Programme 3: Rights-based Information, Education and Training – Members and leaders of community organisations are better informed about human rights, particularly social and economic rights.

Should you wish to make a monthly debit order please follow one of the steps below:

  • Set up a reoccurring payment on your online banking facility.
  • Download the authorisation form provided above and fax or e-mail back to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Visit your bank branch and fill out a debit order form.

Tax Benefits

All donations made to the Black Sash Trust are exempt from donations tax and qualify for deductions from taxable income in accordance with the Income Tax Act (58 of 1962). To read more about PBO and Section 18A criteria, check the SARS website.

If you make a donation you will receive a Section 18A tax certificate enabling you to claim a deduction from personal or corporate taxable income.

For further information on individual giving, bequests, tax benefits and donor recognition, contact Jocelyn on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Our Funders

We are extremely grateful for the support and contributions by our funders.



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About the Black Sash

Our Vision

A South Africa in which:

  • Human rights are recognised in law, respected and implemented in practice, particularly socio economic rights;
  • All sectors of society (state, private sector and civil society) take responsibility for reducing poverty and inequality including social and economic justice;
  • The government is accountable to all its people and attends to their basic needs in a participatory and dignified manner; and
  • The Constitution is protected, promoted and fulfilled by all and the rule of law is respected.

Our Mission

is working towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly reduction of poverty and inequality.

We believe the implementation of socio economic rights demands open, transparent and accountable governance (state, corporate and civil society). To this end we will promote an active civic engagement by all living in South Africa and made possible by a strong and vibrant civil society comprising community based organisations, non-governmental organisations, coalitions and movements.

Our Values

In the execution of our work, we will uphold and promote the values of justice, integrity, dignity, rigour, the affirmation of women, independence and courage. Individual and collective non violent-action can transform own situation and impact on society as a whole.

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Our Trustees

Mary Burton

Mary Burton has served as the Chairperson of Black Sash, and also as deputy chairperson of the Council of the University of Cape Town. She was a Commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She was co-founder of the Home to All campaign which was a plea to all white South Africans to acknowledge the ways in which they were benefited by the policies of apartheid in an attempt to help reconcile South African society. She has been involved in various capacities with the Black Sash since 1965. She serves on the Programme Committee of the Black Sash.

Yasmin Turton

Yasmin (Jessie) Turton, is currently a lecturer in the Social Work Department at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant providing services largely to NGOs, government departments and foreign donor agencies in South Africa, the SADC region as well as Anglophone Africa. Her areas of service are in  organisational development, human resource development, strategic planning, capacity building, training and evaluation. She serves on the Programme Committee of the Black Sash.

Mary-Jane Morifi
(Deputy Chairperson)

Mary-Jane Morifi is currently the Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer at Tiger Brands responsible for Corporate Communications and Media Relations, Stakeholder and Government Relations, Sustainable Socio Economic Development and Sustainability and Enterprise and Supplier Development focused mainly at the creation and promotion of black farmers as suppliers into the Tiger Brands business. 

She joined Tiger Brands from The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust where she was the Global Capital Campaign Lead responsible for raising the $100million required to build, equip and train the medical personnel for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.  The state of the art hospital was launched in December 2016 as a legacy for Madiba and is now ready to receive patients from Southern Africa.

She joined the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital from Anglo American Platinum where she held the position of Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for 6 years.  Her portfolio included among others; Corporate Communications and Branding, Sustainability and Sustainable Community Development and corporate reporting through the Integrated Annual Report and the Sustainability Report.  She joined Anglo American Platinum from BP International in London where she was Director of Internal Audit. 

She has served as a facilitator and contributor to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) programme in South Africa for 8 years focusing mainly on Sustainability within the extractive industries in particular Mining. She is a Senior Associate for the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Astra Zeneca in the UK. Mary –Jane serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards including the UCT Foundation, Black Sash Trust, Grassroots Soccer, The Open Society Foundation and Leratong Hospice, a palliative care facility in Atteridgeville where she grew up.

Sibongile Mkhabela

Sibongile (Bongi) Mkhabela, a social worker by profession and an activist by orientation, is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) as well as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust which was established by the NMCF to spearhead its flagship project The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Bongi has both local and international experience on development issues having been at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Education Programme in Southern Africa, and the South African Council of Churches.    She has also been part of government serving in the office of the then-Deputy President Thabo Mbeki as Programmes Director. She is a published author, having penned the story of her role in the June 1976 student uprising in her book "Open Earth and Black Roses”. 

Mieke Krynauw

Mieke Krynauw is a lawyer working in the public sector. Mieke has an interest in commercial mediation, dispute settlement and the effective use of strategic litigation. She is a CEDR UK accredited mediator. Mieke has previously lectured jurisprudence at Wits Law School and has experience in constitutional law, having clerked for the late Justice Skweyiya during his tenure on the bench at the South African Constitutional Court. She obtained her undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics as well as her LLB at the University of Cape Town and her LLM at NYU. Her involvement with the Black Sash started as a toddler getting under everyone's feet at Sash meetings attended by her mother, Paula Krynauw.

Janeen de Klerk

Janeen de Klerk is currently Chief Operating Office in the Competition Tribunal in Pretoria – where she has been since September 1999. Prior to this Janeen was employed in SALDRU (Southern African Labour and Development Unit) and the DPRU (Development Policy Research Unit) at the University of Cape Town. Janeen's expertise lies in the areas of finance and governance and she currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Board.

Nolundi Luwaya

Nolundi is currently a reasearcher at the Centre for Law where she continues to develop her interest in the struggles and strategies of women living in rural South Africa. She takes a particular interest in what the strategies for transforming their particular circumstances can teach us about transformation and change on a societal level. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the Land Accountability Research Centre(LARC) and, from 2013-15, was the Programme Co-ordinator of the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme. She has a BA (English, Sociology and Law) and an LLB from the University of Cape Town.

Maleshini Naidoo

Maleshini Naidoo is a BCom (Hons) graduate who has 18 years of extensive financial and auditing experience.  Since 2007, she has been a director of MG Associates, which is a black-owned chartered accountant and consultancy business. In her consulting role, Maleshini has been involved in various projects at an executive level, namely: Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the National Arts Council; Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA); Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).  Other entities where she has been involved at a consulting level include, amongst others, Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Ltd and ABB Power Technology South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Maleshini currently serves on numerous boards, both within the public sector and private trusts.  She also served as an independent audit committee member for the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal. Maleshini serves on the Black Sash Finance committee.

Matilda Smith

Matilda Smith is currently the Director of the Law Clinic at Nelson Mandela University. She is also mediator who has practiced in the commercial sector as well as with communities, NGO’s and Chapter 9 institutions. She has previously worked in Local and National Government as well as in the NGO sector providing training to Rural Advice Offices. Having first conducted research on the Street in respect of female Street Children, she founded the first Homes for Female Street Children in Cape Town with Child Welfare. Her relationship with Black Sash started when she worked with the Legal Education Action Project (LEAP) and both institutions serviced Advice Offices and were co-publishers of the Paralegal Manual.

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Our Staff

National Office

  • Lynette Maart | National Director
  • VACANT | National Programmes Manager 
  • Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker | National Advocacy Manager
  • Amanda Moussouris | Information, Training and Research Manager
  • An Wentzel | Communications and Media Manager
  • VACANT | Senior Administrator to Management 
  • Sonya Ehrenreich | Donor Compliance Manager

Finance, Administration and Human Resources :

  • Brigitte Borgches | Finance and Operations Manager
  • Tania Paulse | Finance Administrator
  • Lindsy Bunsee | Project Administrator
  • Shanaaz Rayner | Data Administrator (also PA to National Director)
  • Jacques Marques | Human Resources Officer
  • Yongama Ntanga | General Assistant


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An Wentzel:
Tel: +27 21 686 6952 
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Sonya Ehrenreich: +27 21 686 6952 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jocelyn Freed:  +27 21 686 6952 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gauteng Regional Office
(Gauteng, North West and Limpopo)

  • Thandiwe Zulu | Regional Manager
  • Vincent Skhosana | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Ntsoaki Moreroa | Helpline Paralegal Assistant
  • Kgothatso Sibanda  | National Helpline Paralegal
  • Maureen Shabangu  | National Helpline Paralegal Assistant
  • Duduzile Twala | Administrator (Gauteng Regional Office): 
  • Nombulelo Ndlovu | Cleaner (Part time)

Contact the Gauteng Regional Office
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Western Cape Regional Office
(Western Cape and Northern Cape)

  • Amanda Ismail | Regional Manager
  • Abigail Peters | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Zoleka Ntuli | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Nobuntu Ncani | Regional Administrator

Contact the Western Cape Regional Office
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Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Office
(Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal)

  • Evashnee Naidu | Regional Manager 
  • Nelisiwe Xaba | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Jerome Bele | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Buhle Sibiya I Regional Administrator
  • Buselaphi Hlongwa | Cleaner (Part time)

Contact the Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Office
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Eastern Cape Regional Office
(Eastern Cape and Free State)

  • Alexa Lane | Regional Manager
  • Jonathan Walton | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Chuma Ngabase | Paralegal Fieldworker
  • Phakama Mzongwana | Regional Administrator

Contact the Eastern Cape Regional Office:
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Contract Support

We are supported by a range of specialist service providers in:

  • Ruendree Govinder | Social Media & Website
  • MindSpring Computing | IT support


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