We are delighted to announce SAWIP’s three Team Managers for 2015 – Sibahle Magadla (SAWIP Alumna 2013), Sibusisiwe Maseko  (Allan Gray Orbis Fellow & University of Cape Town Student) who are based in the Western Cape and Cara Mazetti-Claassen (SAWIP Alumna 2013) who will be based in Gauteng. The Team Managers will be assisting in the recruitment of a wide pool of candidates, the implementation of the SAWIP curriculum, and inspiring team members to reach their potential.

Sibahle was the STEP project leader for the Student Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO), a tutoring outreach project for students in Khayelitsha. She will be a junior research analyst for the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) from January 2015, assisting with research on poverty, inequality and unemployment problems in South Africa.Sibahle is passionate about transforming public health and intends to further her studies in the area of Development and Health Economics.


Sibusisiwe Maseko is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is looking to pursue her Masters in 2015. She is passionate about science and social entrepreneurship; and how the problems of communities guide the development of technology. Sibusisiwe’s passion for science, technology and how it can be used as a vehicle for social change has spilt over into her work as a project manager for Engineers without Borders. She has also been involved in many student societies as well as women development programmes.
Cara Mazetti-Claassen, will in December 2014 graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science undergraduate degree with a triple major in Public Policy and Administration, Political Science and International Relations from the University of Cape Town. 2015 will see Cara start a new chapter in Johannesburg where she will serve as the SAWIP Team Manager for Gauteng whilst completing her Honours degree in Development Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. The focus of her degree will be on Human Security, Sustainable African Cities and the Politics of Economic Co-operation in Africa. Cara’s research for the University will investigate the possibility and potential design for an alternative model for the South African grant system. This is in preparation for a career in Development Strategy, which she aims to pursue after returning home from travelling and completing her masters abroad.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome these three inspiring dynamic and passionate young women to the SAWIP management team as we look forward to 2015.