Board of trustees

temba bavuma


Temba Bavuma is the founder of the Temba Bavuma Foundation and is currently member of the South African cricket team in all formats (Test, ODI and T20) of the game. In addition to representing his country, Mr Bavuma also plies his trade the Imperial Lions cricket team that plays in the domestic league in South Africa. He hails from Cape Town where he was born and bred, attending South African College Highs School (SACS) for primary school. Temba went on to finish his schooling at the prestigious St David’s Marist Inanda, through a cricket scholarship. He represented Gauteng at the various age group levels throughout his schooling career. Post high school, Mr Bavuma went onto to obtain his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of South Africa.

tyson sithole


Tyson is currently employed at Standard Bank, as a Vice President in the Investment Banking division with a focus on equity finance and investments. He joined the bank in 2013 on the Corporate and Investment Banking graduate programme. He also serves as a trustee on the St David’s Marist Inanda Foundation, which serves as a custodian for the schools endowment fund. Tyson graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BBusSci (Finance Honours), where he was the recipient of a Gallagher scholarship and numerous other awards. Prior to that, he matriculated from St David’s Marist Inanda, where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship He is passionate about paying it forward and has a keen interest in art and fashion.

Nicholas van den bergh 

Nicholas J. van den Bergh is an admitted attorney and member of the law society of the northern provinces as well as a professional cricket. He is a Partner in the law firm, De Villiers Attorneys in Potchefstroom, as well as De Villiers Puwani Attorneys in Illovo, Johannesburg. Although he covers various fields his main focus areas are Corporate law, property law, personal injury and civil litigation.

Nicholas is also a professional cricket player and currently contracted by the Imperial Lions in Johannesburg. He was named as captain of the Imperial Lions team for the 2019/20 season, taking over from Temba when he is away on national duty.

vuyo bavuma

Vuyo, Executive Director of Skyeagle Communications Solutions, is an accomplished communications practitioner with more than three decades’ experience in the media industry. The former news editor and head of investigations worked in senior positions for several newspapers in the Independent Newspapers stable. During his journalism career, he covered the anti-apartheid Struggle from the 1980s up to the mid-1990s as well as parliamentary politics during the dawn of democratic South Africa. He was also a Sport Editor. He holds several degrees – LLB, Honors in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Social Science – and tertiary diplomas in communications.

yusuf dindar

Yusuf holds an B.Comm Marketing degree from Wits University as well as an MBA from Bond University in Australia. His career spans from consulting to many a government department in South Africa with a focus on socio-economic development as well as starting up and nurturing a number of businesses in mining, telecoms and FMCG. Yusuf is a business coach, public speaker, writer and entrepreneur. He currently hosts the popular inspirational TV show ‘Inspirate’ which runs on DSTV Channel 347.

His passion in empowering people to achieve their dreams and live a life of abundance lead him to partner with Temba in giving back to the youth.

Lesedi Dawn

Lesedi is the CEO and Creative Director for Leora Media, a black owned and managed leading digital marketing agency. She has over 8 years of experience in the traditional and digital marketing space, ranging from events, promotional marketing, social media marketing and management.


She holds a national diploma in marketing management from Damelin College and is in the process of completing her BBA (Marketing Management) from IMM Graduate School of Marketing.