TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

The Moshal Scholarship Program is administered by a small team of professionals, who seek to make Martin Moshal’s vision a reality.

We bring a host of skills and considerable passion to our work. We also collaborate closely with many partners in South Africa and Israel to make our program run effectively while maximizing the money we spend directly on our students.

The team is made up of Program Coordinators who act as the scholar’s advisers throughout their time with Moshal, Career Coordinators who assist in preparing the Moshal Scholars for the workplace, as well as a support team.

MEET THE TEAM

Jodi BAILEY
Country Manager, South Africa
Jodi joined the Moshal Scholarship Program right at its infancy in SA and has watched it grow considerably over the past 8 years. Jodi obtained a BA (HDE) from the University of Natal and spent a number of years teaching overseas before returning home. During her years with Moshal, she has played a pivotal role in growing and developing the South African team, increasing the number of students and ensuring consistency across the country’s programs. Seeing the students transition into alumni has been the highlight of her journey. “With Moshal Alumni as our future leaders, our country’s future is very bright”.

Nicole PETERSEN
Head Moshal Careers, South Africa
Nicole joined the team as Career’s Coordinator in December 2017 for the southern part of South Africa. As an HR business partner by trade her passion has always been within the young talent development space. For Nicole it is a great privilege and honour to contribute the competencies she gained within corporate SA, to the Moshal Scholarship Program. She sees coaching and developing Moshal scholars for the world of work as her true calling and passion. Nicole has a B.Com post graduate qualification in Industrial Psychology.
Pamela CHERRY
Careers Coordinator, South Africa
Pamela joined the team as Careers Coordinator in June 2019. She is a career development coach, currently studying towards becoming an NLP Practitioner. Prior to joining Moshal she was a graduate recruitment marketing specialist, with over 10 years of experience in Youth Marketing. She holds a BCom degree in Marketing and Management from Monash University. Pamela has always had a passion for youth development with a particular focus on preparing graduates for the working world. She is dedicated to mentoring and coaching young talent to help them harness their unique talents and unlock their potential.
Debra CAIRNS
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Debra joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in June 2016 as the psycho-social Coordinator for the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She has a BA in Social Sciences and an MA in Counselling Psychology, as well as a diploma in higher education teaching from Monash University. Debra’s experience lies in education and assessment, and she has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with an emphasis on student support in teaching and learning. Social upliftment is close to Debra’s heart and she feels privileged at the opportunity to be further involved in this through supporting young people in education.
Mandy WALLER
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Mandy joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in August 2015. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at UKZN in Psychology and French and is an accredited Associate Strengths Coach. Mandy’s career has included both international and local experience in administration, finance, business strategy and coaching. Mandy’s position allows her the inspiring opportunity of guiding UKZN Moshal scholars to reach their true potential, with a focus on positive psychology and using our natural talents to full capacity.
Shanaaz Kapery RANDERIA
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Shanaaz joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in South Africa as the Program Coordinator for the University of the Witwatersrand. She obtained her BA Honours in Psychology from the University of South Africa and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Liverpool with an emphasis on child and adolescent development and HIV/AIDS in the Public Health sector.
Carien SMIT
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Carien Smit is the Psycho-Social Coordinator for the Free State in South Africa. She completed her degree in BSc Occupational Therapy at UCT and with an empathetic perspective for individuals and developing their potential she has since obtained her accreditation as an NLP life coach and further broaden her interest in ADHD and Mental Health in adults. Carien enjoys the outdoors, a good cup of coffee and harness herself in finding new, restorative ways to respond to challenges. Working with the Moshal Scholarship Program is a privilege and a way to help our students create their future, by integrating their autonomy, personal development and emotional intelligence.
Nokuthula ZAMA
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Nokuthula joined MSP in February 2018 and supports students at UP and UJ as well as Wits medics. She is a Golden Key Society member who holds an MPhil degree from UCT, BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology degree from UNISA and BA Industrial Psychology & Sociology degree from the University of Witwatersrand. She is passionate about youth development and leadership. Her role affords her the opportunity to make a positive and meaningful impact, and to assist MSP scholars develop into holistic individuals who thrive in their academic and personal spheres
Dale CHOUDREE
Program Coordinator, South Africa
Dale joined the Program in February 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from UCT, with a postgraduate degree focused on Gender & Policy Transformation and Decolonial Theory. Dale began his career as a researcher and lecturer and subsequently moved into student support and career development. In 2019, he completed the first phase as an Integral Life Coach. His guiding principle is rooted in the belief that every person’s deepest need is to have their humanity acknowledged. Dale brings his passion for personal and professional development to his engagements with Moshal scholars
Val JANSEN
Finance officer, South Africa
Val joined in May 2017 after many years in the corporate space of international finance and supply chain. Offering proven ability to lead in a global environment, taking a direct, high-energy approach to cost saving & improvement initiatives and the application of best practices. She has BCom and MBL from Unisa. Val is delighted to add her energy to the Moshal team.
Carin BOOYENS
Communication Consultant, South Africa
Carin joined the Moshal Scholarship Program in 2018 as Communication Consultant. She has a BA in Marketing Communication and an Honours in BCom Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg. Carin previously worked in Corporate SA (banking sector). Carin is passionate about digital marketing, as well as keeping everything Moshal touches on-brand.
Aluwani MBUVHA
Evaluation Specialist, South Africa
Aluwani joined Moshal Scholarship Program as an Evaluation Specialist. Her experience in evaluation spans the education, psychosocial trauma healing, and social integration sectors. She holds a B.Bus Sci (Finance) from UCT and a Master’s degree in Peace and Development Studies from Linnaeus University. She is passionate about education and through her role, looks forward to strengthening evidence informed programming for the benefit of scholars, and society more broadly.
Leah ISAACS
Careers Coordinatior, South Africa
Leah joined the team as Career’s Coordinator in July 2020 for the southern part of South Africa. After spending more than a decade in Talent Acquisition within corporate SA, her passion has always been impacting and developing the lives of SA youth through graduate recruitment and selection. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. Having led strategic projects such as implementation of new human capital recruitment processes, she is honoured to be a part of Moshal Scholarship Program where the main objective is to enable social mobility through higher education.