The Umlambo Foundation is led by a creative, forward-thinking group that is enthusiastic about the development, employment prospects, and educational opportunities for our children.


Our Team Members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, but they are all united by one goal: to provide our youth with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. That passion is what propels the Umlambo Foundation forward.


Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is former United Nations Under- Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was awarded a doctorate in Technology and Education from Warwick University. She has authored several scholarly and other opinion pieces. A Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Centre for Public Leadership. She became a Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister of Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of Minerals and Energy, and finally as Deputy President of South Africa in 2005 to 2008, Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka worked tirelessly on programmes and policies to reduce inequality. As the head of the UN women, she has been a global advocate for women and girls. She established initiatives such as the HeForShe for men and boys to address gender Equality. She also successfully mobilized an historic $40 billion USD for women and girls around the world. She is a founder and leader of Umlambo Foundation which is dedicated to the improvement of education and digital literacy training for educators. She is currently the Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg.

Prof. Mmaki Jantjies

Prof. Anthoni Van Nieuwkerk

Ms. Mpho Letlape

Ms. Palesa Tyobeka

Bongane Sibanyoni