Who we are

JumpStart is driven by a dedicated group of people who are passionate about education and youth in South Africa.

Board of Trustees

Dianne Buntting, Chairperson

Dianne is a mathematics teacher and academic researcher who has worked for more than 30 years at the Gauteng Department of Education.

Stephen Mahony, CEO

Stephen has 25 years of professional experience across various disciplines of business, social entrepreneurship, software engineering and skills development.

Themba Gamezde

Themba is an actuary by profession who has served on the boards of blue chip companies and as the specialist investment trustee for the Government Employees Pension Fund appointed by the Minister of Finance.

Amber Mahony

Amber is a registered counselling psychologist and runs a private practice.

Edgar Maistry

Edgar is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of professional experience across the ICT and financial sectors.

Our Team

Callen Hodgskiss, General Manager

Callen is a chartered accountant who has worked extensively in the financial services, management consulting and non-profit sectors.

Jabu Thomo, Programme Director

Jabu has many years’ experience in education, as a teacher, education official and non-profit manager.

Zintle Makumsha, Project Coordinator

Zintle is a recently qualified teacher who is pursuing an Honours Degree in education.

Nobantu Mshumpela, Project Coordinator

Nobantu is currently studying for a degree in Public Relations.

Daniella Tetelo, Robotics & Coding Programme

Daniella is a qualified software engineer who inspires our Robotics & Coding learners.

Betty Oliphant, Office & Financial Administrator

Betty is currently studying for a Bachelors in Education.

Our Interns

Our Interns drive the programme for learners on a daily basis.

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