Our Team

SJC leadership is elected every two years. The Secretariat is responsible for the organisation’s overall political direction

An Annual General Meeting is held every year where members formally adopt the SJC’s priorities through branch commissions, discussions, and resolutions. The Executive Council, effectively the highest decision making body after AGMs, is made up of the elected leadership of all branches and provides strategic leadership and guidance throughout the year.

Every two years there is an elective AGM where the SJC’s Secretariat is elected. The General Secretary is the head of the organization and the General Secretary’s office coordinates all day-to-day work of the SJC, providing overall management of governance, programmes, operations and political education. The Operations Department manages our human resources, finance, and administration.

The Local Government Programme leads our organising for the rights of informal settlement residents to dignity, equality, and justice. The Safety and Justice Programme leads our campaigns to ensure all people have access to a democratic and effective police and criminal justice system.

Thozama Dyum

Office Keeper

Xolani Klaas

Head of Governance & Finance

Mandisa Dyantyi


Nomathemba Masemula

Communications and Media Officer

Khensani Motileni

Head of Policy and Research

Nkosikhona Swaartbooi

Head of Advocacy and Organising

Nthabiseng Mokoena

Finance & Office Administrator

Sibusiso Mdlankomo


Siyabonga Boesman

Human Resources Officer

Thandokazi Njamela

Office Administrator

Khadija Bawa


Justin Jaftha
Justin Jaftha


Siham Surve

Operations Manager

Ntebaleng Morake

Education Co-ordinator

Bonga Zamisa

Political Educator

Zingisa Mrwebi


Nosiphelele Msesiwe


Ntuthuzelo Vika

Branch Support officer

Zukiswa Qezo

Provincial Organiser

Nontando Mhlabeni


Xoliswa Mbadlisa