Meet the Team

Board of Directors Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Ms Sanet Steenkamp

Ms Sanet Steenkamp

Board member of Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Sanet Steenkamp is the Permanent Secretary of Education, Arts and Culture. She has a wealth of experience in leadership and management. 

Tsamkxao #Oma 

Tsamkxao #Oma 

Board member of Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Tsamkxao #Oma is the head of the Ju/‘hoansi Traditional Authorities, who’s authority is recognised by Namibian government. Affectionally known as ‘Chief Bobo’. 

/Ui Kunta

/Ui Kunta

Co-founder and Vice- President of Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

/Ui Kunta is a qualified freelance tour guide. He has exceptional knowledge of flora and fauna of the Kalahari. He resides in Tsumkwe. 

Kaeqce N!ani

Kaeqce N!ani

Board member of Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Kaeqce N!ani works for the Ju/‘hoansi Traditional Authorities, and speaks three languages. He’s passionate about education. 

Bruce Parcher

Bruce Parcher

Board member Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Bruce Parcher is an education specialist, with seven years of experience working with the Ju/‘hoansi Bushmen. He works for The University Centre for Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN) in Tsumkwe. 

Dr Allen Zimbler

Dr Allen Zimbler

Board President Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Allen Zimbler is the former Executive Director and Chief Integration Officer, Investec Group (retired) and board member for the African Leadership Institute. A former professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, his interest in the Bushmen of the Kalahari has spanned over 40 years.

Simon Steyn

Simon Steyn

Board Secretary Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

Simon Steyn is a lawyer at L&B Commercial Services. Simon is passionate about the Ju/‘hoansi Bushmen and supports the Ju/’hoansi Development Fund in all legal matters.  

 

Advisory Board Ju/'hoansi Development Fund

/Ui sa /Ui

/Ui sa /Ui

Principal of Nyae Nyae Village Schools

/Ui sa /Ui is the Principal of Nyae Nyae Lower Primary Village Schools. He was the first San to qualify for a Basic Education Teachers Diploma in Namibia. 

David Bruce

David Bruce

Co-founder Ju/'hoansi Development Fund and Project Manager

David Bruce studied fine art and graphic design before taking up photography at the University of Arts in London. The Ju/'hoansi call David 'Bagon/hui', loosely translated it means 'able to hear'. With a hearing below speech level David wears a bone anchor hearing aid. 

Nina Maritz

Nina Maritz

Architect for the Nyae Nyae Lower Primary Village Schools

Nina Maritz’s work incorporates a full spectrum of private, government and corporate design and construction work. She has a strong focus on environmental, sustainable and community-based projects. 

Nicolette van der Meer

Nicolette van der Meer

Project Manager for the Nyae Nyae Lower Primary Village Schools

Nicolette van der Meer has over twenty years of experience in project management, and will be supporting the Village School Project for 5 years.