Staff Members

DAG's staff team is made up of diverse, well-qualified and experienced individuals, volunteers and interns who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the urban poor. The current staff compliment is 53% female and 47% male. 76.5% of DAG staff members are black.


The current staff TEAM consists of:

Management Team

Aditya Kumar (Executive Director)
Helen Macgregor Rourke (Programme Coordinator)
Kathy Aranes (Operations Director)
Zamikaya Mgwatyu (Programme Coordinator)

Programme Staff

Akhona Siswana (Project Officer)
Boyisile Mafilika (Project Officer)
John Spiropoulos (Part-time Urban Technical Advisor)
Loyiso Kaite (Intern)
Naeemah Sadien (Project Support Officer)
Ryan Fester (Project Support Officer)
Willard Matiashe (Researcher)
Yolisa Madaza (Project Support Officer)


Support Staff

Helena Hendricks (Accountant)
Neliswa Nobatana (Cleaner)
Ntombizakhe Reshane (Office Assistant)
Thobeka Maliza-Ntongana (Receptionist)
Zinzi Gatyeni (Programme Support Officer)







Bob Hindle (Interim Executive Director)


Cavan Davids (Financial Director)


Kathy Aranes (Operations Director)