BOARD CHAIR: DR DUDUZILE NDWANDWE
Dr Duduzile Ndwandwe holds a PhD in Molecular Mycobacteriology from the Witwatersrand. She joined the team at Cochrane South Africa to work on the Clinical Trials Registry projects. Duduzile engages with strategic stakeholders nationally and regionally as key promoters of transparency of evidence generated in clinical trials and works on various vaccine implementation projects and works on vaccine projects. She recently submitted a Masters in Vaccinology with the University of Lausanne facilitated by a scholarship from the Research Capacity Development (RCD) Unit of the SAMRC. She also holds a National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka grant to advance vaccine implementation research and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles. Another aspect of her work is to impart knowledge to young researchers. She is involved in postgraduate student supervision, and mentoring upcoming researchers, with three master's students graduated and one PhD student currently being supervised. Dudu also contributes to peer-reviewing activities for reputable journals and serves on local and international working groups, and serves on the Eh!woza board as the inaugural chair.
BOARD SECRETARY: LEE BURGERS
Lee Burgers is an experienced project and logistics professional with a demonstrated history of working in both commercial and non-commercial industries. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Hons) at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2012, Lee practised as a sculptor and after that, as an art advisor to private collectors. She held the title Head of Operations at SMAC Gallery between 2016-2019, where her passion for strategic planning started. Teamwork and cross-project support informed her love for the strategic and creative application of resource management to increase project or organisational outputs. Lee joined the Eh!woza team in 2020 as Project Manager to assist with the project’s formalisation as an independent Non-Profit Organisation. In 2021, she was appointed as Registrar and Collections Management for Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa but remained on the Eh!woza board, serving as Secretary.
NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER: A/PROF HANIF ESMAIL
Hanif is an academic infectious diseases doctor based in the UK. In 2010 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to undertake a PhD based at the University of Cape Town, where his research focused on characterising subclinical tuberculosis in the context of HIV infection, working with study participants in Khayelitsha. While in Cape Town, he was one of the early members of the Eh!woza team. He returned to the UK in 2014, first taking up a Clinical Lectureship at the University of Oxford and then his current post as Clinical Associate Professor at University College London. His primary research interests lie in tuberculosis, and he retains close ties with South Africa leading research projects as an Honorary Researcher at the University of Cape Town. He continues to work clinically as an Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis specialist at University College London Hospitals.
NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER: HANNAH LEWIS
Hannah Lewis lives and works in Cape Town. She graduated with a BA (FA) (Hons) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2012, and in 2013 became director of the Contemporary Art Development Trust, a non-profit organisation aimed at platforming emerging artists from South Africa and the region, encouraging experimentation and diversity in local arts practice, and developing new audiences through projects such as the annual Art Week Cape Town. In her capacity as CADT director, Hannah also served as the regional coordinator for the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) in the Western Cape, with a mandate to promote industry knowledge, resources, and networks. For the last few years, she has worked as associate director of blank projects, a Cape Town-based art gallery with a focused exhibition programme. Collaborating with local and international artists and other practitioners, Hannah seeks to contribute to raising the profile of, and strengthening the critical discourse around, contemporary art in South Africa. Her involvement in the Eh!woza board is driven by the possibilities of change through the visual arts.