Board of Trustees

Mr. Moses Mashishi

Chairperson

Mr. Nkosinathi Biko

Chairperson: Programmes Sub-Committee

Mr. Zwelifikile Mhlontlo

Chairperson: Governance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee

Mr. Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Chairperson: Fundraising Sub-Committee

Dr. Patrick Smythe

Chairperson: Remuneration Sub-Committee

Mr. Lindelani Mkhize

Trustee

Ms. Ruth Field

Trustee

Ms. Boitumelo Hlongwane

Trustee

Mr. Thato “TT” Mbha

Trustee

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.

The board is chaired by Moses Mashishi. 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.