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Our team


Our CEO, Roger Etkind, has worked in the field of adult education and training for 30 years. During that time he has developed, delivered and evaluated training programmes in Zimbabwe, Canada and South Africa. In the early 80s he built a technical training institution for the emerging cooperative movement in Zimbabwe. In South Africa he developed and implemented training for national organisations before accepting an offer to join the faculty in the Communication Department of a major North American tertiary institution.

When he returned to South Africa he was initially seconded to the Division for Lifelong Learning at UWC. He has since been working as a consultant, with a clientele amongst South Africa’s leading blue chip companies. He has a Masters degree from Cambridge University. He is also a qualified Skills Development Facilitator.

Mswati Dlamini is a transformation, Employment Equity and Diversity Management specialist. He facilitates a wide range of workshop processes. In a 10 year career in banking, mostly with Wesbank, he rose to the position of Human Resources Manager, before spending a period as the Head of the Employment Equity Department at the Diversity Institute. He has an in-house MbiA from Wesbank. As well as English, Mswati works in isiZulu, siSwati, seTswana/seSotho and isiXhosa.



Roger Dickinson has worked extensively as a facilitator, trainer and organisational development practitioner for over 20 years. He has worked with faith-based groups across Southern Africa, spearheading HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in 5 countries across Africa. He was the initiator and co-developer of the community HIV-competence framework and a number of other social mobilisation processes. His training and facilitation work has included large scale group training work with Vodacom, Anglo Coal, Samancor, Northam Platinum and others. In addition he has facilitated organisational development   processes with the Institute for Security Studies, the Starfish Foundation and the Department of Social Development.

Roger is also a Social Entrepreneur who has founded and directed programmes with the Gauteng Department of education. He is the author of the book The Game and was named an African Leadership Initiative Fellow by the Aspen Institute in 2005. He holds a BA in Education from Wits University and post graduate qualifications in public and corporate management from Wits Business School (WBS) where he is currently working towards a Masters in executive Coaching.

Sgidi Sibeko has managed international projects with clients including the UN, World Bank and SADC. He has conducted participatory assessments and trained multi functional teams for a similar clientele. He has specialised in work on gender, including the facilitation of conflict management processes on gender-based violence. This work led to the presentation of a paper at the Commonwealth South Asia Policy Dialogue in Sri Lanka on addressing masculinity, “working with men and boys to achieve gender equality and social justice”. He also conducts project evaluations.


Terry Shott combines Organisation Development and Information Systems expertise. He has worked in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors as a consultant on project and change management. Prior to 2003 he held a senior IT management position in a global media company.