Nonhlanhla joined International Budget Partnership South Africa as a Junior Researcher in April 2020. In this capacity, she provides support to the research team by gathering information which relates to metro budgets, service delivery standards and institutional arrangements. Nonhlanhla is also involved in the primary data collection and analysis of informal settlement resident’s information during the Asivikelane campaign.
Before joining IBP, Nonhlanhla worked as a research intern at the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa under the Research and Market Intelligence division. Her areas of focus include human settlements policy analysis, Local Economic Development and people’s interactions with the housing asset. Through this work she has authored an international conference paper. Nonhlanhla holds a Master of Urban Studies degree in the field of Housing and Human Settlements and a BSc (Honors) in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Nonhlanhla is passionate about the development of African cities and she believes that her work experience and recent involvement in the Commonwealth Association of Planners Young Planners Network will help shape her vision for human settlements development in Africa.
Claudi joined International Budget Partnership South Africa in April 2021. She is a former journalist who most recently wrote about politics, including municipal, provincial and national governance, for the Business Day and the Financial Mail in SA. She has a BA Languages (journalism) degree from the University of Pretoria, and is currently studying towards an LLB at the University of South Africa.
Chumile Sali is a human rights activist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Chumile joined IBP in October 2020 and is currently serving as a Senior Program Officer in the IBP South Africa office.
Chumile is currently studying toward a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law degree at the University of South Africa. Chumile holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B), Certificate in Policy Making and Analysis for Africa’s Development and a Certificate in Basics of Total Quality Management.
Chumile previously worked for the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum as a Project and Research Officer and worked as a Head of Safety and Justice Programme at the Social Justice Coalition.
Phumeza Mlungwana is the head of strategy with International Budget Partnership South Africa. She is the former General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition and is currently completing an Mphil in Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Cape Town. Phumeza is one of 25 recipients of the OSFSA Commemorative Scholarships and in 2019, completed a writing fellowship with the Social Change Initiative where she co-authored a book called Fragments of Activism. She is most passionate and committed to the advancement of social justice.
Thando Mhlanga joined the International Budget Partnership South Africa in 2019 as the Coordinator of the Social Audit Network (SAN). The SAN, hosted by IBPSA, is a network of civil society organisations and communities that conduct social audits across South Africa. Thando has been involved in several social audits and have trained close to 200 community members, paralegals, and organisations conducting social audits and has contributed to the strategic growth of the SAN.
Thando spent 2015 and early 2016 interning at the Republic of South Africa Presidency in the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluations in the Evaluations and Research Unit. While interning she was involved in the first stages of the Human Settlements Evidence Map and the first stages of the Impact Evaluation of the Land Restitution Programme for the Department of Human Settlements. She has a degree in Development Studies and a degree in Audiovisual Communications from the University of Johannesburg.