SAHA Staff

An insight into the SAHA team

The current team is made up of three core staff members and one interns, who between them hold various degrees and diplomas in disciplines including law, library and information studies, international relations, project management, history, museum & heritage studies, political science, economics and tax. The team speaks, between them, nine of South Africa's official languages, with some also conversant in Japanese and Shona. The team members have spent time working as far and wide as England, Japan and Canada.

The SAHA team




Dr Geraldine Frieslaar, Director, SFJP Coordinator

Geraldine holds a PhD in History, M.A degree  in Public and Visual History, Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of the Western Cape, (UWC), and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Stellenbosch. Geraldine started work as a teacher in Japan, before moving to the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town as an education assistant, then to the District Six Museum as a researcher and subsequently to the UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives, where she worked as an archivist and completed her doctoral dissertation on the International Defence and Aid Fund archival collection housed at the Mayibuye Archives. Her research and professional interests are the cultivation of critical citizenship and advocacy for social justice through archival activism. 


Zandile Nkumane, Support Service Officer

Zandile joined SAHA as a Support Services Intern in September 2017 intake. She holds a B Com degree in Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Management and Economics from the University of KwaZulu- Natal and her career interest focuses more on economic development and equality in South Africa. She strongly believes this opportunity will enable her to make contributions in the civil society in the aspects of ethical procurement and finance processes. 





Andile L. Mthupha, Canadian Bar Association Intern

Andile is a volunteer at FOIP through the Canadian Bar Association's Young Lawyers International Program. He holds an LL.B from the University of Botswana as well as an LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School through York University. Andile has experience in the Criminal Defence practice area in Canada. Whilst at FOIP, he plans on engaging with the local community, researching through numerous legal and FOIP records, and using ATI laws to promote the Rule of Law and foster government transparency and accountability.




 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.







Consultants / Contractors 


         Nozipho Mahlangu - Consulting Bookkeeper





         Mumsy Malinga - Facilitator (History education










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Visiting SAHA?
SAHA is situated on the East Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. You can find us at the Wits History Workshop in Room 217, 2nd Floor, Robert Sobukwe Block.