Field Team

Tuki Maseatile Operations Co-Ordinator
Zothani Brian Latha Field Officer
Zanele Priscilla Shangase Field Officer
Ntombizethu Shezi (Mah Zethu) Community Based Promoter
Gladys Nyathikazi (Mah Gladys) Community Based Promoter


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Tuki Maseatile was born and bred in Teyateyaneng (TY) in Lesotho in 1964. He lived in Johannesburg from 1994 to 2006, before moving to Hillcrest, Durban.  He is married and has a daughter and a son.  He passed the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate in 1982 and qualified with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the National University of Lesotho.  Before joining Siyakhula Sonke Trust in May 2018, he ran his own private company that specialised in life coaching, performance and talent management. 

Tuki's experience in working with community development projects and Trusts spans over 20 years. In 1998 he left teaching and joined the community development section of the Sparrow Schools Trust in Johannesburg, to conduct surveys in schools in the Vaal Triangle.  This led to his move to the Zenex Foundation in 2001, where he managed projects that were aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science, in both primary and high schools, in South Africa.  He left the Zenex Foundation in 2006 and moved to Durban, to join the Valley Trust in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.  Tuki left the Valley Trust in 2011 to start his own business.

Tuki is very passionate about working and interacting with other people to improve his life and theirs.  He has a strong belief that each one of us has a potential to bring a change in our own lives, and those of our loved ones, and that with a bit of support and encouragement from others, we can do so.  He is Operations Coordinator at Siyakhula Sonke Trust and hopes that he can enable the Trust to work smarter and better in growing the number of community members who participate in the Savings and Credit Groups, to transform their lives.

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    Zothani Latha - Field Officer  

Zothani is from the dusty area of Kwamagoda in Richmond in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal.  He is not yet officially married but has a beautiful wife-to-be with whom he has the most important people in their lives, their three sons Jireh, Amonge and Amukelani. 

Zothani completed his matric at Haythorne High School in Pietermaritzburg in 1996 and his N4 in Business Management studies with eThekwini College in 2006. He has worked for Phatisa Equity which is now known as Andisa Agri since 2008 as a Project Officer. He likes working with older people in rural areas, where one can see the real improvement and upliftment.  Zothani has been working for Siyakhula Sonke Trust as a Field Officer on a part-time basis since 2014.

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    Zanele Shangase - Field Officer  

Zanele Shangase was born and bred in the Maphephetheni area, along the Inanda Dam, in the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills. She matriculated in 1999 and is passionate about people. In 2005 she enrolled for Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management through UNISA and could not complete 3rd level, due to financial challenges. Zanele studied a 1-year certificate in Tourism, Tour Guiding and Hospitality from the Department of Tourism KZN, as well as a 1-year diploma in French Language (basic). She is currently studying a diploma in Theology through TEEC.

Zanele worked as a Community Facilitator at Diakonia Council of Churches, as well as helping with translations. Her love of working with people grew even more, when she was employed in October 2013 by Siyakhula Sonke Trust as Co-ordinator/Trainer. Currently, she is working as a Field Officer.

Zanele is a proud Methodist of Ndwedwe Circuit of Natal Coastal District and serves in many church portfolios and belongs to different organizations within the church. She has a beautiful daughter, Asimbonge Syamthanda Shangase, born in 2012, who has been diagnosed with Autism. Her daughter is well and taking one step at a time.

She feels she has learned a lot from being part of Siyakhula Sonke and enjoys working with different people from diverse backgrounds.  Her work at Siyakhula Sonke is rewarding as she helps change people’s lives for the better and ensures that the organisation achieves its vision.
Zanele's motto is “to be the change I want to see in people”.

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    Ntombizethu Shezi (Mah Zethu) -    
                                   Community Based Promoter            

Mah Zethu Shezi was born on 11 April 1957 in Maphephetheni in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. She is married and has five children.  She has a Standard 7 Certificate and has studied as a Health Worker. Mah Zethu, as she is affectionately known at Siyakhula Sonke Trust, worked as a health worker for one and a half years and thereafter joined Diakonia Council of Churches in 2009 where she worked with Self-Help Groups as a Community Facilitator for four and a half years.  She left Diakonia and joined Siyakhula Sonke Trust in 2013 when Siyakhula took over the Self-Help Groups and she is currently working as a Community Based Promoter. 

Mah Zethu is very passionate about working with people and she teaches members of the community how to sew during her spare time.  She would like to see the number of Savings and Credit Groups that are established and supported by Siyakhula Sonke Trust grow and the lives of the members of the groups change for the better.

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    Gladys Nyathikazi (Mah Gladys) -    
                                   Community Based Promoter            

Mah Gladys Nyathikazi was born in Molweni in KwaZulu Natal in 1949, where she is currently residing and passed her Forms 5 (equivalent of Matric) in 1963.  She is formerly from the Mabhida family and is married and has 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  She has worked at Highbury School and Doone Village Retirement Home, Pinetown. 

Mah Gladys is a member of the Old Gogos soccer team from Molweni, who are part of the Gogo Olympics, that are held in Durban annually.She glows when she talks about the fun she and the ladies have, running around the soccer field chasing the soccer ball.

Mah Gladys works as a Community Based Promoter for Siyakhula Sonke Trust and says that she derives a lot of joy working with members of the community to teach them how to save money and improve their lives.  When she is not working with the Savings and Credit Groups, she spends her time with ladies from her community, sewing and working in their communal garden.

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