Our Board

GFSA’s Board is made up of seven committed and active members:


Yolande Baker


Executive Director, Child Safe

Felicity Harrison


Head of Sustained Dialogues Programme, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Angelica Pino


Grants Manager and Capacity Strengtening Specialist, Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Malose Langa

Board Member

Professor and registered psychologist and lecturer at the School of Community and Human Development, University of Witwatersrand

Palesa Madi

Board Member

Attorney and Acting Deputy Director of Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of Witwatersrand

Sithombo Maqungo

Board Member

Professor and Head of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town

Richard Matzopoulos

Board Member

Chief Specialist Scientist and Co-Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Burden of Disease Research Unit and Honorary Professor, Public Health Medicine Division, University of Cape Town

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