SAHA Staff

Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy, Director

Catherine holds a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Cape Town and has worked in the South African book trade, developed accessible online library services and information literacy training within universities in the UK, and promoted libraries to support teaching and learning in Tanzania. Catherine joined SAHA in December 2007. Her professional interests revolve around the development of inclusive information services to promote and defend human rights and to foster participatory democracy. 


Nala Ramohlokoane, Administration & Information Officer

Nala Ramohlokoane, Administration and Information Officer

Nala's background is Information Technology (technical) and Communications. She has worked for government, United Nations and the private sector. She joined SAHA in April 2014 and she supports the SAHA team administratively and on the communications side.


Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP)

Toerien van Wyk

Toerien van Wyk, FOIP Coordinator

Toerien joined SAHA in 2014 after having worked as a research associate in the office of the CEO and COO of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and later as a legal consultant to the Gauteng provincial office of the SAHRC. She is an admitted attorney with an LLB degree from the University of South Africa who has experience in many facets of human rights law. Toerien started her legal career at Dreyer and Dreyer Attorneys where she completed her articles and has previously worked as a lecturer, teaching various legal courses at Varsity College and Damelin.




Thandeka Zulu. SAHA FOIP Intern




Thandeka Zulu, FOIP Intern

Thandeka is a recent graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in political studies and international relations. With a keen interest in serving the public she looks forward to getting her post-graduate honours degree in public service. Thandeka joined SAHA in June 2015. 


Thomas Crankshaw, FOIP Research Intern

Thomas holds a BA Honours (English Literature) from Wits University, a Masters in Public Policy from the Brandt School of Public Policy in Germany and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University, London. He has previously interned with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and joined SAHA in August 2015 as a research intern to broaden his experience in the non-commercial sector.


Struggles for Justice (SFJ) Programme

Debora Matthews

Debora Matthews, Archival Coordinator

Debora joined SAHA in 2009 to continue her archival career after nine years at the Alan Paton Centre and Struggle Archive on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She started her career in the heritage field in the mid-1980s in Pietermaritzburg at the then Natal Provincial Museum Service. She has a BA (Honours) in Afrikaans Cultural History from Stellenbosch University and a post-graduate National Higher Diploma in Archival Studies from Technikon SA. Debora was for many years the archivist of the St Stithians Boys' College on a part-time basis.


Nonhlanhla Ngwenya, Archival Assistant

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya, Archival Assistant

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya is the Archival Assistant of SAHA’s Struggle For Justice Programme (SFJP), she joined SAHA in 2010 as a community intern for the Entering Tembisa Oral and Photographic History Project.

Sameena Khan, Archival Intern


 Sameena Khan, Archival Intern

Sameena is a History and Archaeology Honours major from the University of Cape Town. She joined SAHA as an Archival Intern in May 2015 after having done some work in the NGO field. Her main career interest is looking at the place that heritage occupies in a modern world. 


Consultants / Contractors working on current SAHA projects

Dr Dale McKinley - Consultant (Civil society and the South African Constitution)

Michelle Friedman - Facilitator (History education workshops)

Gille De Vlieg - Researcher/Photographer (Land Act Project)

Marj Brown - Facilitator - Students' workshop (Land Act Project

Lloyd Ross - Digitisation (Shifty Records Project)

Frances Andrew - Consultant (Struggle t-shirt Project

Mumsy Malinga - Facilitator (History education workshops)


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Send an enquiry to the SFJ archival team

Contact Details
Tel: +27 (0) 11 718 2560
Fax: +27 (0) 865 001 600
Postal Address
Box 31719
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