Hearts of Hope currently has six directors who are responsible for the management and financial governance within the Section 21 Registered company. Our directors meet monthly to discuss financial and operational matters that arise from time to time. Our six directors are listed below:
Operational Board members
Deborah van Dongen
Deborah van Dongen is one of the founding members of Hearts of Hope. Her area of speciality is Human Resources. After working in the corporate environment for a number of years, in 1996 she started her own Human Resource Consulting Company, which she continues to run today. Within Hearts of Hope, Deborah is responsible for the Financial and Human Resource portfolio.
Keneiloe Mohafa born in SA and studied Social Work and Management at various institutions in the country and abroad. Practiced and worked for NPO’s in Johannesburg for almost 20 years before joining the corporate world where she managed CSI programmes and Community Development for major mining companies in SA.
Having retired in 2013 she continues to serve on several Trusts and Section 21 companies in an endeavor to promote sustainable social performance .
Non-operational Board members
The Cavern Berg Resort has been her home since birth. After school she trained as a primary school teacher and enjoyed five wonderful years of teaching. With her husband and siblings she now owns and runs the Cavern. Education has always been important and through the Khanyisela Project we are able to reach out and give many children a great start. We help 14 crèches and pre-primary schools in the Amazizi valley; training teachers, supplying equipment, ensuring that each child has a bowl of porridge each day and building classrooms. We also run Royal Drakensberg Primary School, offering an all-round education to children from pre-primary to Grade 5. Generous sponsorship from many guests allows children from the valley to attend school and excel.
I was born in Soweto and raised in Alexandra. I served as a founding chairperson of Alexandra Catholic Church’s HIV/Aids committee and later as the leader of the Young Adults Group. It is during those years (2001-2009) that I was involved in HIV/Aids issues in the church and Alex community that we collaborated with Hearts of Hope in its Alexandra project. I am currently employed at Eskom as a Senior Advisor for Financial Planning and Regulation, interacting with the energy regulator. I am married with 2 children. I was appointed to the HoH board in 2012 and was recently elected to the Cedar Roc body corporate board.
HoH is an established Section 21 Registered Non-Profit Organisation that is in the business of providing support to social projects. HoH provide a donor contract between The Cavern and donors in order to assure that the funds donated will be used for the purposes for which they are given. HoH have based their corporate governance on the fundamental principles of fairness, accountability, responsibility and transparency as outlined by the South African King 2 report on corporate governance. Monitoring and evaluating is an important aspect of all projects and is an essential aspect of assessing the impact of the programmes that we implement.
HoH is required by law to provide independent audited financials each year. In addition to this they are required to submit audited financials to the National Department of Social Development as well as the South African Revenue Service annually.
The details of Hearts of Hope are:
Section 21 Company Registration: 2003/005003/08
NPO Registration No.: 033-126-NPO
Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)
Section 18A Tax Exemption status
Telephone: +27 (0) 824582677
Fax number is 0866317180
Email is email@example.com
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