Lebogang Montjane grew up in Johannesburg but completed his schooling in New York. He read for a BA in Government and History at Connecticut College and was then awarded an MA in Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
On his return to South Africa, Lebogang read for a law degree at Wits University and was admitted as an attorney by the High Court of South Africa. Following articles at Bowman Gilfillan Inc, Lebogang was retained as an Associate at the firm. He has also worked as a Director of Business Leadership South Africa.
Confidence Dikgole joined ISASA at the start of 2015 having previously worked for nine years at Umalusi. Confidence holds a Bachelor of Education Honours from the University of Pretoria and an M.Ed degree from Concordia University in the United States.
Confidence is a member of the boards of the Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).
Prior to joining ISASA as its Director of Membership and Operations, Sandy Sagar held the positions of Deputy Head and then Business Manager at Epworth School in Pietermaritzburg. She has also lectured accounting and auditing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Sandy is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Diploma in Taxation Law.
Laura Kelty previously held the position of Financial Manager at ISASA. Prior to joining ISASA she was a Senior Manager at KPMG Inc.
Laura obtained her Bachelors of Commerce and Accounting Science degrees, as well as a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting from the University of Pretoria. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009.
Siphamandla Nxumalo joined the ISASA policy team in July 2016. Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Manager for ten years at Umalusi.
He is currently studying for an LLB at UNISA and has recently been promoted to the position of Senior Policy Analyst.
Nlhamulo Mvelase joined the Policy Unit in May 2017. He is an admitted attorney who completed his articles at the Legal Resources Centre.
Nhlamulo previously worked at Corruption Watch and is a Bachelor of Law graduate of the University of Witwatersrand.
Maria Mhlongo who has worked at ISASA for 11 years and previously for the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the World Bank.
Maria supports the Policy Unit and also assists with the work of ISASA Publishing.
Amy Barr-Sanders joined ISASA in April 2015 as the Academic Coordinator for the Maths & English Programme and was subsequently acting Programme Coordinator as M&E underwent its restructuring into the current SAMSTIP programme. In 2017 she became the first incumbent in the new role of Senior Officer: Research, Communications and Training.
Prior to joining ISASA, Amy taught for seven years at Brylin Independent Learning Centre in Port Elizabeth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Cum Laude) both from Nelson Mandela University and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.
Simon is ISASA’s Information and Technology Manager and one of the longest-serving ISASA staff members.
Simon has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Wits. His high level of expertise, helpful and calm demeanour and institutional memory is recognised and valued throughout the ISASA membership.
Debbie provides assistance to the Director of Membership and Operations, Sandy Sagar. She is also involved in overseeing many of the operational aspects of the ISASA offices, such as catering and cleaning services. Debbie has been with ISASA for seven years.
Lesiba Langa was appointed as the Coordinator of the South African Maths and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) Programme at the start of 2017.
Before joining ISASA, Lesiba was a Deputy Chief Education Specialist for Technical Mathematics and Technical Sciences in the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). He also spent 11 years in the classroom as a Mathematics, Mathematics Literacy and Natural Sciences teacher.
Lesiba has a Secondary Teachers Diploma, an Advanced Certificate in Education (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Karen Smith is the personal assistant to ISASA Executive Director, Lebogang Montjane.
Karen also manages most aspects of the ISASA travel itinerary, including arrangements for delegates to attend the various ISASA, SAHISA and SABISA council and executive meetings.
Sandra Morudu is ISASA’s receptionist and general administration officer. She is the first contact for outsiders calling into ISASA.
Sandra also provides ad hoc support to the ISASA Finance department.
Tshiamo Moiloa joined ISASA as Head of Catering Services in 2018. Tshiamo Moiloa has a Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree from the University of Pretoria and a Grande Diploma in Culinary Arts from the Prue Leith Chefs Academy.
Her appointment has enabled ISASA to be self-sufficient for all its catering needs, especially during its quarterly meetings.
Mathlodi is ISASA’s bookkeeper. She was previously employed at First National Bank (FNB) where she worked for over 12 years.
She has a Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from Damelin Business College and is currently enrolled for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Milpark Business School.
David Lea manages all of ISASA’s publications, including Independent Education magazine and the various ISASA guideline books.
David was formerly the Managing Director of Book Promotions and former Managing Director of Hodder & Stoughton Educational Southern Africa and Ravan Press. David has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree from the University of Sussex.
Fiona is the editor of ISASA’s flagship publication, Independent Education magazine.
Fiona has many years of publishing and teaching experience. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes University, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from UNISA and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Arts and Dramatic Arts from Wits University.