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Executive Committee for 2014

Chairperson and Founder member

Rev. CMK Dlamini

Rev. Dlamini spent forty years in the ministry in many varied parishes throughout South Africa. Since his retirement he has been an Executive Committee member of many forums and is presently the chairperson of the GJ Crookes Hospital Board and the Dududu Primary Health Care clinic. His work and interest in the field of HIV and AIDS is extensive and he has been instrumental in setting up the Man to Man programme. He is a well known figure throughout the community and brings energy, practical support, heartfelt prayer and spiritual guidance to UVHAA in a number of ways.  He represents UVHAA on the Ugu District Aids Council.

Vice Chairperson

Mr. Armstrong Luthuli

Mr. Luthuli represents the Amandawe Community Care Centre on the Committee. He is a widely experienced administrator who worked for SAPPI SAICCOR at Umkomaas until retirement. He is active in many community ventures which relate to health, housing and the care of the aged.


Mrs. Bonnie van Deventer

Mrs. Van Deventer has many years of secretarial experience as a private secretary and has been involved in many different businesses. In addition to carrying out secretarial duties for UVHAA she is the Project Manager for all the orphans and vulnerable children’s programmes run by UVHAA. Mrs. Van Deventer is also secretary for the Alexander Park Retirement Home.

Treasurer and Founder Member

Mrs. Maurean Whitfield

Mrs. Whitfield was employed by the Department of Health as district coordinator for Ugu North before retiring and since then has been actively involved with UVHAA. She has more than 15 years of experience in setting up and operating health programmes and holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Health Service Management and Management of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace.  Mrs. Whitfield is a Board member for GJ Crookes Hospital.

Mr. Prince Khuluse

Mr. Khuluse lives in Mkhunya where he is a key community figure and lay preacher. He has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the Enkanini Creche which is supported by UVHAA. He works at Sappi Saiccor as a peer educator and first aider and has introduced the “Man to Man’ programme successfully to the workplace. Sappi Saiccor is presently introducing the programme to all their workplaces under his guidance


Mrs. Ernestia Khanyile.

Mrs. Khanyile is a senior professional nurse who was employed by the Department of Health at Park Rynie as a clinic Operational Manager.  Since her retirement Mrs. Khanyile has been involved with UVHAA Home Based Care teams and she has been responsible for the supervision of the HIV home testing programme.  She has also assisted with the evaluation and monitoring of UVHAA programmes.

Mr. Albert Luthuli.

Mr. Luthuli is an experienced community health coordinator who was previously employed by the Department of Health at Park Rynie Primary Health Care Centre. He represents the Robert Mbili Centre on the Committee.  Mr. Luthuli worked with UVHAA for 18 months as the Development Manager and trainer for the Support Group Capacity Building Course.  He lives in the Mkhunya area.

Consultants to the committee

Financial consultant

Mr. Bill Mason

Before retirement Mr. Mason was a bank manager and internal auditor for First National Bank. He brings a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise to the financial management of all UVHAA programmes. As a previous Committee member he now provides an invaluable service to the Committee and ensures all financial procedures are correctly carried out.

Library consultant

Mrs. Jill Mansfield

Mrs. Jill Mansfield has been an active supporter of UVHAA for many years and is always ready to turn a hand for whatever task is required. She is responsible for organisation of the library at the Robert Mbili Centre. She also acts as secretary to her father, Dr. David Palmer, and also deputises for the UVHAA secretary when required.