Deon Le Roux


Deon is married to Kim and they have three children, Danielle, Josie, and Seb. He is the Managing Director of Global Composites, a company that manufactures cabs for Bell Equipments dump truck range. When not working, he enjoys fishing, playing hockey, pottering around on the plot with his kids, and more fishing. As a committed Christian, Deon believes that his skills and talents, such as problem solving, are gifts from God. When his desire to get involved for God coincided with an invitation to join iThemba as a trustee, it was an easy offer to accept.

Kholeka Zama - Treasurer


Kholeka was born in Scottburgh, and is the daughter of Oscar and Viola Zama. She is a mother to Ayema Gumede. Kholeka is currently the Head of Audit at British American Tobacco SA (Pty) Ltd. She enjoys traveling, walking, reading, and is particularly interested in the subject of Neuro Leadership. Kholeka is a member of the Education Committee (EDCO) of SAICA. She qualified as a CA in 2004 after having served her articles at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. Kholeka believes that through Jesus, nothing is impossible with God.

Linda Pluke


Linda is married to Rob and has three wonderful children, Dylan, Meagan, and Matthew. Linda runs and owns a bookkeeping and tax consulting business. When Linda is not being mom’s taxi, she enjoys reading, spending time out walking in our our beautiful country, and working in her veggie garden. Linda got involved with iThemba because she believes God prompted her to help bring about God’s kingdom on earth. She believes that iThemba is working towards that.

Locke Purdon - Chairman


Locke is married to Sonja and has three children, Luke, Simon, and Andrew. Locke lives in Hilton and has done so for nine years. He owns and manages three companies, the first of which was established in 1994. These companies serve the Trucking Industry by providing Risk Management services and insurance products and services. Locke also has a passion for helping underprivileged and previously disadvantaged people who want to uplift themselves.

Richard Jacob


Richard is married to Kathy and they have two children, Hannah and Abigail. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Hulamin Limited, a JSE listed company. Richard is a committed Christian and has served as an elder and chairman of the executive at Hilton Baptist Church. He enjoys golf, running, cycling , music, woodwork, fixing things, and travel. Richard sees empowerment of all God’s people, with a specific focus on education, as an important part of his life’s work.

Sam Nkosi


Sam heads up the Masihambisane outreach programme at Grace College, a local Christian high school. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, having been at various times a teacher, educator, school inspector, and project leader for a number of education projects. Sam is married to Girlie and they have four children, two sons and two daughters. Sam is passionate about the work iThemba is doing in the community, particularly iThemba’s huge impact on the preschools and children in the Sweetwaters area.

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