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AISA’S programmatic work directly mirrors its organisational structure in that its operational activities consist of promotion and advocacy work, the provision of technical support regarding the design and implementation of non-financial accountability systems, and research.

As an enabler for optimum operational impact, AISA emphasises its need for ongoing and dedicated institutional development. As a demonstration of its commitment, AISA has implemented its own performance management system (non-financial accountability system) and anchors this in effective governance.

Mr. Caesar Molebatsi - Chairperson
Caesar Molebatsi is a long standing champion for social justice and empowerment in South Africa, and has worked in youth and economic development on many fronts. His media involvement include facilitating ‘Two Way’, a popular television audience participation show, reflecting and encouraging the “pulse” of South Africa. He also facilitated the television series, ‘Search for Common Ground’, and the Peace Radio programme, ‘The Full Story’. Caesar is a corporate consultant and international speaker on such issues as Transformation, Justice & Reconciliation, Human Rights, Social Responsibility, Management of Diversity, Organisational Communication, Empowerment: The Product of Good Business, African Renaissance, & Youth Leadership Training.
He has a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School, and chairs a number of key development and business organisations within the South African context, including the Accountability Institute.

Professor Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo
Professor Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo obtained his Bachelors Degree at Lincoln University and his Masters and Ph.D degrees at the University of Delaware in the USA. He was appointed Commissioner to the Public Service Commission by Mr Nelson Mandela, after the first democratic elections in South Africa. He is founder and Chairperson of the National Policy Institute of South Africa which conducts analyses on domestic and international policy, develops scenarios and policy projections. He served as Associate Professor of Public Policy, Public Administration and Political Science and was also Chairperson of the Political Science and Public Affairs Department at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania in the USA. He has publications in academic and scientific journals and books
internationally and locally. He has conducted applied research on the public service, organisational development, technology on the public service, ethics and efficient and effective delivery services. He has presented papers at international and local scientific congresses and research institutions. He is currently Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
Margie Worthington-Smith
Margie Worthington-Smith is a founding member and director of the Triple Trust Organization (TTO) which was established as a Section 21 company in 1988 and is based in Cape Town. TTO's mission is to train unemployed people to be self employed. Margie is currently Managing Director of the Institute for Development Services (IDS). IDS provides a range of consulting services including research, project management, local economic development and organisational development. IDS also develops entrepreneurship learning resources for youth and
adults in South Africa and licenses development agencies internationally to use these resources.

Sarojini Persaud
Sarojini Persaud has been actively engaged with public, private and voluntary sectors organizations since 1985 in designing and implementing processes and structures that embed a culture of learning to promote organizational excellence and work place democracy. Graduating with a Masters Degree in Work Environments in 1985 (York University – Canada) for which she wrote a paper on “Industrial Democracy for Co-operative Organizations”, Saro set about applying her formal training to facilitate organizational reengineering with the aim of improving organizational performance through externally and internally focused participative processes and structures. In 1991 she broadened her focus to include the promotion and protection of workers’ human rights as a prerequisite for industrial democracy and organizational
effectiveness. She has a law degree from Queen’s University (Canada) and combines it with her taining and 15+ years of experience to promote corporate, public & not for profit accountability and transparensy. Saro has identified an acute need for rigorous organizational performance measurement methodologies designed according to democratic principles to augment good business strategic management. It is from this perspective that Saro has become passionate about the Accountability challenge and works to develop and promote appropriate Accountability frameworks for the South African region.

Dr Molefe Samuel Tsele
Born in Daveyton Township, Benoni, South Africa on the 7th December 1956 where he studied till his Matriculation in 1976. Briefly enrolled for a Law Degree at the University of the North in 1977, but had his studies interrupted following unrest and the closure of the University after Steve Biko=s death in detention. He was an Executive Committee member of the Azanian Students Organisation(AZASO) founded in 1979 serving as its first Treasurer. Proceeded with his studies through UNISA where he obtained his Bachelor of Theology and Honours Degrees (Theological Ethics), and at the same time entered for the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was ordained and served as a minister from1982 and served parishes in the Kagiso (Krugersdorp) and the Soweto townships of Phiri and Dobsonville. He worked as a Research
Officer with the Institute for Contextual Theology and was involved in the drafting of the Kairos Document - 1985. He was a founder member of the Soweto Parents Crisis Committee (SPCC) formed in 1985 and later became Secretary of the National Education Crisis Committee(NECC). He served more than two years as a State of Emergency Detainee between 1986 and 1988 and was later released under restrictions. He left the country for the United States in 1989 where he earned a Masters and Doctoral Degree(Th. D - Political Ethics) at the Lutheran School pf Theology in Chicago. He returned to South Africa in 1995 and assumed a teaching post at the Lutheran Seminary in Mapumulo, Natal. He was appointed Executive Director on the newly established desk on economic affairs of the South African Council of Churches known as the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation(ESSET). He was the former member and Chairperson of the Jubilee S A. From June 2000 he served as the Advisor to the Premier of the North-West Province. Dr Tsele is currently General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. He has extensive international experience where he attended and addressed conferences and seminars on theological, political and economic matters. He is also a member of the Black Economic Empowerment Commission appointed by the State President to advise on how the economic empowerment process can be taken forward. He has published essays and articles on Theology, Social Ethics, Development, Poverty Eradication, Globalization and is married to Modiehi Bookholane and has three children - Tshepo, Palesa and Bogosibotsile.

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Mrs Bridget Backman
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Ms Rebecca Hlabatau
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Ms Connie Shumba
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Mr Mpho Makoana
Mpho Makwana is Chief Executive of marketing communications company Saatchi & Saatchi – the Ideas Company. He is a business management strategist with expertise in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Organisational Development and Change Management. Makwana has worked in the Parastatals, government, motor and financial services sectors. He set-up the Organisational Transformation Division of the Black Management Forum; during which period, he also represented the organisation in the RDP Council. He set-up the Directorate Equal Opportunities in the Department of Labour and led the drafting team that developed the employment equity policy. He is serves a non-executive director on the boards of ESKOM Holdings Limited and Tourvest Limited. Makwana is also President of the
Institute of People Management, Chairman of the Association for Communication & Advertising. He qualified at the Universities of Zululand, Pretoria and UCT and also has a range of management diplomas from local and international institutions, among these, an EDP from the Kellog Graduate School of Management, North-western University Chicago.

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Ms Nolitha Fakude
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