Project Isizwe Team
Dudu Mkhwanazi - Chief Executive Officer
Dudu Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of Project Isizwe, the South African non-profit organisation that advocates for free internet access within walking distance of every citizen in low-income communities. Project Isizwe has facilitated the deployment of the largest free Public Free WiFi network in Africa in the Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa.
Dudu completed her undergraduate degree in Public Administration at North West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), before pursuing her Honours Degree in Political Science also at North West University. In 2013 Dudu embarked on her Master's Degree in Public Policy and Comparative Politics at the Université Montpellier in the South of France.
Previously, Dudu worked as an Operations Manager for the Democratic Alliance at the City of Johannesburg Council. With her experience in the political environment, Dudu is committed to enabling social justice through a unique leadership approach, combining authentic relationships and business rigour. Dudu is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of successfully managing complex projects at scale.
Tim Genders - Chief Operating Officer
Project Isizwe Board
Dr Sibs Moodley-Moore - Director
After receiving her PhD at the University of Washington, Sibs has pursued a career in academia, holding posts at Okanagan College in Canada, Trinity College in the USA and at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She served as Review Editor of Politikon: South African Journal of Politics, and was a Member of Council of the Africa Institute.
She earned her PhD at University of Washington, Seattle, her MA at Carleton University, Ottawa, and her BA Honors at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, with a 2-year stint at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Martin Kuscus - Director
Martin was the MEC for Finance in the North West provincial government from 1994 until 2004. Prior to that, he spent 17 years in health care services. In June 2004, Martin became CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards, a position he held until July 2009. He then started his own business ventures.
Martin was the Chairperson of the first Board of Trustees for the Government Employee Pension Fund, overseeing a portfolio worth R850 billion (the seventh biggest pension fund in the world) from June 2005 to July 2009.
From June 2006 - May 2009, he served on the PRI Board, the UN Global Compact initiative on Responsible Investment where he gained international best practice experience on corporate governance and optimisation of the investment value chain. He served as Chairperson of the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund from 2007-2009; a 627million USD fund that invests in economic infrastructure on the African continent. In September 2006, he was elected for a two year term on to the Council for International Standards Organization (ISO) based in Geneva, the highest authority in industrial standards development in the world. In September 2004 he was appointed by the President for a five year term to the Finance and Fiscal Commission where he got vast learning experiences on public policy analysis and intergovernmental fiscal relations. From 2009 he was the Vice President of the Afrikaanse Handels Instituut and became its President in 2011.
Current Board positions:
- Non-executive director of the Netcare group since August 2008, where he is Chairperson of the Quality Leadership Committee and also serves on the Transformation and Risk committees respectively
- Chairperson of the Mineworker’s Provident Fund from November 2010
- Non-executive director of the JSE listed Synergy Income Fund since August 2011
- Member of the Board of the Office of Health Standards Compliance since January 2014
- Non-executive director of Ellies Holdings since June 2015
Martin holds a BA Cur from UNISA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Company Direction from GIMT. He also attended various executive development programmes, notably the prestigious EDP at Harvard University.