Board of Trustees

Doreen Kosi

Chairperson of the Board

Doreen brings with her seventeen years of Public Sector experience, having held senior positions in The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa. 

Dr. Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Deputy Chairperson of the Board

Dr Onkgopotse JJ Tabane is the Editor of Leadership Magazine and Anchor of Power to Truth on ENCA. He holds a PhD in media studies from Wits University. 

Mr. Zwelifikile Mhlontlo


Chairperson of the Governance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee

Primary role is that of financial management, financial reporting and discipline, managing facilities portfolio.

Dr. Patrick Smythe

Deputy Chairperson of the remuneration committee

Dr Patrick Smythe is the Executive Chairman of Emergence Growth. He has consulted to over 1500 organisations both nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Lindelani Mkhize

Chairperson of the Programs Sub-Committee

Group Chairman City of Johannesburg Summary a natural creative…a discoverer of new things. Experience Contento Group chairman January 2013 – Present (8 years 6 months)

David Mapharisa Jr


Financial Advisor at Liberty Group South Africa City of Johannesburg Summary I assist my clients in nurturing their financial goals, through open communication and need specific financial planning.

Litha Kutta


Litha Kutta is a humble, well-respected, thought leader and an award winning business leader in the transformation space, he has setup and run multiple award winning Enterprise

Ms. Boitumelo Hlongwane


Independent Non-Executive Director. Tumi joined the Mazi board as an independent non-executive director in July 2020. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA)



TT Mbha is a passionate Master Practitioner in Real Estate with a 20 year award winning career track record. Experience Black Real Estate Pty Ltd & Mzansi Cribs Pty Ltd Founder

Mr. Maphalle Maponya


Morongwa Consulting Inc City of Johannesburg Summary Maphalle Maponya, founder and Managing Director of Morongwa Consulting Inc is a graduate of the University of Pretoria

Dr. Linda Ncube Nkomo

CA(SA); Ph.D (Ex officio member)

Strategic consulting including business plan development, Corporate governance analysis and recommendations, Business risk analysis and recommendations

The New loveLife Trust

New loveLife Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees and is regulated by the Non-Profit Organisations Act No. 71 of 1997 and the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988. loveLife is committed to complying with the recommended practice of good corporate governance in line with the King lll Report.

The Board of Trustees is committed to acting in good faith, in the best interest of the trust and with the required level of due diligence. As a good corporate organisation, loveLife is committed to ethical leadership and to ensuring that sustainability and accountability are a cornerstone of working within South African communities to achieve economic, financial, social and environmental well-being. The Board features a host of high profile business men and women, academics and media personalities who help to steer the organisation’s multifaceted purpose of educating young people to value themselves, their bodies and their futures in the drive to stay HIV free.

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The board is chaired by Doreen Kosi. The board ensures that an adequate and effective process of corporate governance is established and maintained. It provides strategic leadership and ensures that loveLife’s objectives are met. In executing this mandate, the board has set up a framework that includes a delegation of authority to the Chief Executive Officer, supported by the trust’s internal policies. loveLife’s day to day governance is the responsibility of the organisation’s management team which regularly reports to the various subcommittees of the board.

The board has at least four scheduled board meetings annually. It has also established and delegated specific roles and responsibilities to five standing committees (see below). All committees are chaired by an independent non-executive director. Each committee’s roles and responsibilities are in accordance with the terms of reference/charter approved by the board. These charters are reviewed annually to ensure they remain in line with relevant legislation and regulation as well as remain in line with best practice in corporate governance.

The New loveLife Trust is regulated by the Non-Profit Organisations Act No.71 of 1997 as well as the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988. The organisation is overseen by a Board of Trustees who provide ethical and effective leadership.

It’s our sound corporate governance that has built our reputation and trust over the years, enabling us to source funding and recruit esteemed South African business people and leaders to serve on our Board. Solid internal policies and good governance are key reasons loveLife has achieved so much since our inception in 1999.

loveLife’s EXCO management team, headed up by our CEO, is responsible for the day-to-day execution of loveLife’s mandate to serve as a platform for young people, activists and partners, to build a better future.

The EXCO management team report regularly to the three subcommittees of the Board: Audit and Risk, Personnel and Remunerations and Fundraising. All committees are chaired by an independent non-executive director.

Each committee’s roles and responsibilities are performed in accordance with a Charter approved by the Board. These are reviewed annually to ensure they remain in line with relevant legislation and regulation and comply with best practice in corporate governance.

Subcommittees of the Board

Audit and Risk Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for:

  • The overall audit process; Systems of internal control; Risk management; Review of processes for monitoring compliance with laws; Financial sustainability.

Personnel and Remunerations Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for:

  • Setting and monitoring loveLife’s remuneration strategy and policy of fair reward practices; Approving individual remuneration packages and terms of employment; Overseeing incentive schemes, including designing and setting performance conditions for annual reviews.

Fundraising Subcommittee

This subcommittee is responsible for:

  • Setting fund raising policies and a workable target for the organisation; Developing a strategic fundraising plan; Identifying specific, potential sources of funds; Monitoring administrative systems to track contributions and users.