Corporate Governance

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 Mpho Makwana. He is supported by Basetsana Kumalo as Vice Chairperson. 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 four (quarterly) 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.

Committee Name Status
Remunerations Subcommittes Mpho Makwana Chair
Basetsana Kumalo Vice Chair
Audit Risk Subcommittee Kholeka Mzondeli Chair
Nkosinathi Biko Trustee
Fikile Mhlontlo Member
Programmes Strategy Subcommittee Linda Richter Chair
Theodora Steele Vice Chair
Shaka Sisulu Trustee
Saadhna Panday Member
Veronica Finn Member
Fundraising Subcommittee Mpho Makwana Chair
Mandla Sibeko Trustee
Shaka Sisulu Trustee
Communications Subcommittee Given Mkhari Chair
Basetsana Kumalo Trustee