Qhubeka has an independent, volunteer board of directors:
Tsatsi Phaweni - Executive Director
Tsatsi is Managing Consultant at Little Swift Investment, where she provides consulting expertise to clients in the fields of labour law, organisational effectiveness and general human resources functions.
Previously she was HR manager at Axiz, Pfizer Laboratories Pty (Ltd.) and Sizwe Ntsaluba vsp. She has also worked as an HR consultant for Equal Access Consulting, and as a strategic planner at Lintas advertising agency.
Tsatsi holds a BProc Degree from the University of Zululand, a National Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from AAA School of Advertising, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from RAU. She has also completed the Advanced courses in Labour Law, Law of Patents and Trademarks, Company Law, through Unisa. She has also completed her Legal Practise training through LEAD SA.
Anthony Fitzhenry - Founder
Anthony founded Qhubeka in 2005 with the goal of changing 1 million people’s lives in South Africa, using bicycles.
Anthony believes that bicycles are the most cost-effective and efficient means of bringing last-mile delivery of resources to people. The impact of bicycles is immediate and bicycles are a tool that empowers people to change their own lives.
Anthony is also the founder of Axiz (Pty) Ltd. From its founding in 1989, it grew to become the largest IT distribution company in Africa. In 2003, Anthony spearheaded the development of an Employee Ownership Trust, which allowed all Axiz employees to become employee-owners and to democratically influence and benefit from the future growth of their company.
He is a founding member of ‘Inqolobane’, The Employee Ownership Association Africa, an organisation that fosters entrepreneurial democratic equity participation for the employees of enterprises in Africa.
In 2006, Anthony was named ICT Personality of the Year by the Computer Society of South Africa, and in 2009, the South African State Information Technology Agency named Anthony one of its 15 ICT Legends for his contribution to the development of ICT in South Africa.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys travelling rural South Africa and photographing its people.
Craig Brunsden – Non-executive Director
Craig has been involved with Qhubeka since its inception and serves as chairman of its board of directors.
He is Managing Director of Axiz (Pty) Ltd, the leading IT Infrastructure and Software distributor in Southern Africa.
Qhubeka was founded in 2005, and Craig has been involved with and committed to Qhubeka ever since.
His passion for the charity stems from witnessing the genuine desire to facilitate change that first sparked the initiative, and his continuing belief that bicycles can change people’s lives.
He is married with two children and is a keen sportsman who enjoys running, mountain biking and golf. In June 2017, he competed his 20th Comrades Marathon, raising funds for 20 Qhubeka Bicycles.