Velaphi Mamba

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Education Programme Manager

Velaphi Mamba is currently the Programme Manager for Education at the regional level (Southern Africa) for the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) – a position he occupied in April 2015. His work is located in eleven countries in the SADC including Angola, DRC, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

He leads the Foundation’s efforts at supporting the cause for inclusive, equitable and quality education in the region through strategic grant making, advocacy and other interventions. Professionally, Velaphi is a teacher having been trained at the University of Swaziland for both undergraduate and graduate studies. He has tutored at the University of Swaziland’s Institute of Distance Education (IDE) for a period of three years (2007 – 2010). He also has a passion for writing and has published within the school system in Swaziland.

Velaphi is currently pursuing his second graduate qualification in Development Studies – which forms part of his academic interests. Velaphi is also a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni – a programme under President Obama’s flagship project for young African leaders.



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