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Zanele Mbeki

Our Patron

Mrs Mbeki is Founder and Chairman of the WDB Trust. She is also a Trustee/Director of several national and international Boards which promote social and economic development in poor communities: namely WEF’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (Geneva); El Taller for Human Rights (Tunis, India); Localvoice4Development (Netherlands) and Kagiso Trust. She is a retired Chancellor of the CIDA City Campus University (South Africa). She is also Patron and life-member of the IWFSA and Founder and Patron of SAWID

She studied Social Work in South Africa (Wits University) and postgraduate studies in the UK (London School of Economics and The Institute for Social Work Training) and the USA ( Brandeis University)