Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provide strategic governance and consists of highly skilled professionals from a range of backgrounds and experiences - 71% of DAG's board of directors is black and 42% is female.

Current directors are:

thabo Thabo Mashologu (DAG Chairperson)
Thabo is the founder and Managing Director of Msingi Projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Quantity Surveying and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management, both from the University of Cape Town. He is also a registered professional construction project manager with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions. He has over 15 years of experience in the field.
robert Robert (Bob) Hindle (DAG Vice-Chairperson)
Bob currently works as an Academic and Business Consultant whilst running his own family business, Zedcore CC. He lectures in Construction Management, Project Management and Strategic Management with several tertiary institutions in South Africa. He is a registered Project Manager.
adi Aditya Kumar (Executive Director)
Aditya Kumar is the Executive Director at Development Action Group. Previously, Adi worked as the Deputy Director at Community Organisation Resource Centre. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked on post disaster, post conflict and informal settlement upgrading across the world. His practice focuses on intersectoral partnerships, strengthening community action and housing policy.
wilhelmina Wilhelmina Trout (Executive Board Member)
Wilhemina is an international gender activist and trade unionist. She has a resilient education background, especially with Community Adult Education and currently works as an independent consultant to the labour movement.
steve Steve Kahanovitz (Executive Board Member)
Steve works in the Cape Town office of South Africa's public interest law group the Legal Resources Centre. He spent many years representing clients facing an oppressive apartheid state before serving as legal and later national director of the LRC. Since the adoption of the Bill of Rights in a democratic South Africa he has been litigating in cases regarding socio economic rights, particularly the right of access to housing on behalf of the LRC's clients. He has recently returned to the LRC having spent a year as an acting judge of the Land Claims Court of South Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (BA); the University of the Witwatersrand (LLB) and the London School of Economics (LLM).
Qureisha Qureisha Nagdee (Executive Board Member)
Querisha is the local consultant for the Dreikonigsaktion, an Austrian donor organisation. She is responsible for South Africa and joint partnerships in Africa. She also works as an independent facilitator and consultant. She has a background in and expertise in social development, organisational development and the NGO sector.
batembu Batembu Lugulwana (Executive Board Member)
Batembu is a consultant who has a range of expertise that include local government, economic development and youth development. He has been actively involved in various public participation processes and the training of ward committees and government officials.
tasleema Tasleema Mohamed (Executive Board Member)
Tasleema has expertise in the field of Architectural Education and the Built Environment with special interest in Earth Architecture. She is currently lecturing at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.