Government funding is available, but remains inaccessible to the majority of South Africa’s ECD practitioners. The multi-skilled KYB Enterprise Incubator team focuses on identifying opportunities where private sector funding can be used to improve resources and infrastructure for ECD practitioners, which in turn unlocks existing government funding, giving both the ECD practitioner and the children a better outcome.
KYB Incubator Head
Appointed Acting Head in 2019, Anna has a background in economic development, public health, and ECD and is passionate about supporting women-owned enterprises to grow and thrive. Anna’s professional experience has spanned three continents and includes work with organisations as diverse as Yellowwoods Ventures & Investments, the National Department of Health, the Awethu Project, and the UN Capital Development Fund, among others. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Columbia University (USA).
Infrastructure and Project Consultant
Catherine holds an M.Arch Prof. Master’s Degree where she focussed her thesis on Infrastructure around Early Childhood Development. Catherine has experience in architecture, spatial planning, design and specification, graphic representation, concept development, feasibility studies and project management and leadership. She enjoys working across disciplines and at various scales to facilitate system change. Catherine currently develops project processes and innovates on and delivers fit-for-purpose ECD infrastructure and enterprise solutions for the KYB Incubator. She brings a creative and strategic approach to ECD compliance, registration and implementation.
Thabisile is the Infrastructure coordinator for the KYB ECD Enterprise Incubator collaborating with multiple partners and local government departments. She holds a National Diploma in Information Technology – Business Applications and is currently in the process of completing her Degree in Business Analysis. Thabisile has valuable experience in project coordination in the Public and Private sector, and holds certificates in fundamentals of Project Management. She is following her passion for education by studying towards a Post Graduate degree in Education as part of her continuous learning.
Khanyisile oversees the running of the office assisting with admin, finance and projects. She is also responsible for the procurement and distribution of stock items that form part of our investments. Khanyisile holds a BTech in Human Resources Management and prior to joining KYB she worked as a Human Resources Administrator. She is well grounded, organised and pays attention to detail while bringing a sense of fun to the team.
Zinhle provides administrative support across all of the Incubator’s investment pillars. She is a key part of the delivery team and assists with coordinating various adhoc projects that the Incubator collaborates with our partners on. Zinhle speaks several of the official national languages and serves as a communication link between the Incubator and communities we support when necessary.
Anne is the Incubator project manager and tracks the progress and delivery of the investments that the Incubator makes. She works across all the investment pillars providing support to the team as well as reporting to funders and working with our partners on specific initiatives. Anne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and has 15 years of project management and HR experience across several industries.
Ntjantja Ned is the CEO of responsible for the ECD portfolio within the Hollard Foundation Trust and has been committed to enabling public private partnerhsips to deliver early childhood development delivery and system change. Prior to this, has worked as a Development Consultant focusing on women and children in local government, served as a Director at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, as well as Head of the Social Policy Unit at UNICEF: DDG Social Development National Department and Head of Department: Social Welfare in the Free State province.
Tandi has extensive executive experience, previous CFO of WDB, Senior Associate at Deutsche Bank as well as owned and managed her own business. Her directorships include FirstRand Limited, Maemo Motors and Masana Petroleum Solutions where she also chairs the audit and risk committee. Tandi completed her BCom degree at the University of Cape Town, and received her B.Compt from UNISA whilst doing her articles at KPMG, where she qualified as a chartered accountant on completion of her articles
Nicola is Executive Director at Yellowwoods Holdings and Chief Executive for Yellowwoods Inclusive Growth Catalyst. In the latter role, she leads public, private and social innovations and incubates social enterprises to drive large scale positive change. Prior to her work at Yellowwoods, she established and was Managing Director of Converse, a management consulting business focused on large-scale organisational change and leadership consulting.
The KYB ECD Enterprise Incubator is 100% owned by the Hollard Trust.
For more information, contact Khanyisile Kgatla
or call 011.351.1551