Umtapo Centre

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Umpato Board Members

Mrs Ntsiki Biko

Community leader and health professional. Wife of the late Steve Biko and Board member of the Steve Biko Foundation.
 
Professor Bennie Khoapa

Social scientist. Former vice chancellor of the Natal Technikon (now DUT). Was executive director the Black Community Programmes when it was banned in 1977. Went into exile for almost 15 years. Former Chairperson of the South African Association for Literacy and Adult Education.
 
Dr James Marsh

Political activist and educationist. Was imprisoned on Robben Island for 5 years at the age of 17. Spent many years in exile in Germany before returning to SA.
 
Ms Asha Moodley

Ex-teacher. Political and gender activist. Banned and house arrested for many years during the 70's. Wife of the late Strini Moodley. Recently retired from the Legal Resources Centre.
 
Mr Jay Reddy

Attorney and activist.

 
Dr Farida Patel

Deputy Principal at Centenary High School in Durban, one of the educators trained in PHARE and who had started a Peace Club at her school. Volunteer at Life-line and part-time lecturer at Edgewood Teacher Training College.
 
Mr Deena Soliar

Founding member and Director of Umtapo. Former Secretary General of the South African Association for Literacy and Adult Education and Assistant Director of the African Community Education Association.
 
Ms Linda Yhukutwana

Educationist. Former teacher at Dr Mandela High in Western Cape, was one of first educators trained in PHARE and started a Peace Club at her school. Currently, lecturing at the Crawford College in Cape Town.