Board of Directors

Donald Chiloane

Donald Chiloane is Mavu’s Chairperson since September 2013. heading the Soccer Development Acadamy of Mamelodi Sundowns. He was part of the establisment of SASCOC and a former CATHSSETA board member.

Dr. Mbulaheni Mulaudzi
(Deputy Chairperson)


Dr Mbulaheni Mulaudzi has a vast knowledge and experience on socio-economic development. As a director in the department of Social Development he gained a tremendous amount of experience in community development. He finished his Doctorate in 2015 in Philosophy in Politics. Dr Mulaudzi holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pretoria. He also holds Bachelor of Arts  Honours Degree in Politics.  The Venda born has served in various student structures such as South African Student Congress (SASCO), and SRC formations. His interest in sport grew during his student period. And he has been a fan for Orlando Pirates since.

Richard Mkhombo

Richard Mkhombo is director of Masana Holdings (Pty) managing large contracts in cleaning services and construction. A subsidiary is Masana Hygiene Services which is responsible for all Gautrain stations, Woolworths in Gauteng and several big shopping malls.

Richard has a vast internal audit and financial management experience. Richard previously worked for Afrox as the finance manager and national retail manager. He conducted internal audits in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana and Nigeria and several other African countries. Richard has a degree in Bcom accounting, and holds an MBA and CIS diplomas.

Tshavhu Mukhodobwane


Tshavhu Mukhodobwane is Head of Department: Norms Standards and Quality, at SITA. Tshavhu is highly experienced in the public IT sector. She studied microbiology and chemistry but soon after ended up in the Information Technology sector.

After changing jobs for several years she ended up as Deputy Director – IT at the Gauteng Department of Health. After 2 years she took up a job as the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Public Service and Administration. 3 years thereafter and gained a lot of experience she left DPSA for SITA (State Information Technology Agency) as a general manager: research and development. After several different positions in SITA she is now a head of department.

Kirsten Nematandani

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Kirsten Nematandani is a highly experienced sports administrator. He started his career as a coach for Chibuku Young Stars (1986-1988), where he became the President of Venda football Association (1988-1992).

After numerous leadership positions in  sports he took up a job as the deputy director of the Limpopo Sports Department (1994-2002).  After that he became the deputy president and later on president of the South African Student Association.  Thereafter Nematandani got in evolved in numerous positions at the South African Football Association (SAFA) and soon was elected to one of the most prestigious positions available in South African sports;  he became the president of SAFA (2009-2013) , and sat on the Board of Directors of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He currently is a board member of the Confederation of African Football and of the African Association of Sport Management. Born in 1958, Mr Nematandani is a sport administrator with vast experience and a priceless addition to Mavu’s board of directors.

 Sandile Mthembu

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Mr Mthembu is an experienced sport administrator. Initially MrMthembu is teacher by profession. But his passion for sport made him to follow various sports and recreation courses. He then was appointed a Presidential Project Coordinator for the Revival of Indigenous Games of South Africa. He is currently the national sport manager of Correctional Services. Mr Mthembu represented South Africa abroad on numerous occasions as a team manager. With the Department of  Correctional services he lead the South African squad to de World Police & Fire Games with 13 sporting codes and he also managed to get the team to attended the SADC Games.

Lydia Monyepao


Lydia joined our board in September 2014. With her experience in 10644987_10152796889711830_891409483639810999_nfinance and sports she will be able to contribute significantly to Mavu’s board. She holds degrees in Commerce and A
ccounting and she obtained a Master (MSc) Sports Management degree in the UK.

Lydia achieved a remarkable milestone when she finished last years comrades marathon, which is 89,2 km long! Lydia played 20 times for the national Soccer team between 1998 and 2004, represented South Africa during the World Student Games twice and even competed in the national student basketball team before her soccer career took over.

In 2007, Lydia was a finalist in the Shoprite Checkers/SABC2 Woman of the Year Awards. In 2010 she was appointed Marketing Coordinator (Soccer City) during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee. After that she took up a position at the university of Witswatersrand as the sports communications officer. In February 2012 she was appointed Banyana Banyana team manager leading the team to the 2012 London Olympics and the 8th CAF African Women Championship where the team came 2nd overall. Lydia was appointed Deputy Director: Support Services at TuksSport (University of Pretoria) in March 2014. A position she still holds today.

Khathochelo Mbanda

Khatho joined our board in December 942946_10151932494074466_1101375770_n2014. She currently is a PR Manager at Public Relations agency TheGrind PR, where she manages PR for sport portfolios that include Sasol’s sponsorships of Banyana Banyana and the Sasol League and Castle Lager sport sponsorship properties.

Khatho previously worked for PSL teams AmaTuks (Media Officer) and Bidvestwits FC (Marketing/Media/Match Day Coordinator). Before that she finished her honors degree in B.A. Dramatic Arts whilst captaining the Wits Football Ladies team. Khatho has a passion for sport, with her expertise and experience she will add value on our board.


In memoriam

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Victor Ravhuanzwo was Mavu’s first chairperson. Regrettably he passed away, March 2013. He was full of life and had committed himself to spend a tremendous amount of spare time to the development of Mavu’s mission. Unfortunately, before he could start fulfilling his promise, his health started to decline. Not too long after, his problems appeared to be fatal. We are confident that he is currently in a better place and his positiveness and intelligence shines over Mavu’s work. We will not forget Victor. Therefore we will keep this memoriam on our website.


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