Meet the New Leaders of Badisa: Champions of Social Development

Badisa, a registered non-profit organisation* and a public benefit organisation**, has elected a new Members’ Meeting and Management Board for the next three-year term (2023-2026). These individuals are dedicated to making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable people in South Africa, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the team. At Badisa, social development is at the heart of everything we do. Our community-based programs span across the Western, Northern, and Eastern Cape, reaching those who need it most.

Corporate Governance

Badisa adheres to the principles of good corporate governance as outlined in the King IV Report, and places great importance on effectively managing the resources provided by donors, supporters, and government. To ensure compliance, Badisa has established structures that align with these principles, and our policies and protocols are regularly reviewed while monitoring their implementation across all levels.

Badisa’s Organisational Structure and Legal Status

The organisational landscape in South Africa has undergone significant changes since Badisa’s establishment in 2003, therefore requiring that we regularly reevaluate our structure and legal status. To effectively support those in need Badisa, as a collective entity or through our individual programmes, must establish ourselves as a strategic partner. By aligning and forming partnerships with similar, or like-minded NGOs, we can enhance our impact on civil society. As such, a dedicated Task Team was formed to address this matter.

Our Management Structure

Badisa’s management structure consists of the Members’ Meeting, Management Board, Management Programme (management team, middle management, and support staff) and the governing boards of the programmes (branches) at local level. The strategic management function is based on the Members’ Meeting, Management Board and Management Team. The Management Board is supported by committees made up of experts.

Overall, this structure promotes ownership at the local level, while stability and a uniform approach in terms of strategy, policy and a common identity serve the interests of primary stakeholders, namely the UR Church (Cape) and the DR Church (Western Cape).

Specifically, Badisa’s constitution requires the Members’ Meeting structure to consist of the following:
  • Equal representation from the two churches (10 members each)
  • Fourteen representatives of the programs from the seven regions of Badisa
  • Two ministers in Synodal Service (Diaconia)
  • Four expert members
  • Badisa’s Chief Executive Officer

The Management Board is elected from the above members, while regional representation in the Members’ Meeting is made up of elected chairmen of the Governing Boards.

We welcome the following newly elected representatives:

Representatives of the Uniting Reformed Church (URCSA)
  • Rev Charlton Crowley
  • Rev Shaldon Julies
  • Rev Xholani Mhobo
  • Rev Derick Myburgh
  • Rev Malcolm James
  • Rev Clinton Petersen
  • Rev Marite Frantz
  • Rev Eugene Vaas
  • Rev Kenny van Rensburg
  • Rev Gerome Haupt
Representatives of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)
  • Rev Charl van Rensburg
  • Rev Corne Kemp
  • Rev Leon Marais
  • Rev Jacobus Snyders
  • Rev Karla Smit
  • Rev Attie Botha
  • Rev Bertine Malan
  • Rev Lounette Engelbrecht
  • Rev Carel van der Merwe
  • Rev Jannie Du Plessis
Regional Representatives
  • Mr Martin de Klerk
  • Ms Jacoba Visagie
  • Rev Dawid de Wet
  • Dr Marietjie Strydom
  • Rev Julian Coetzee
  • Past Mark Solomon
  • Ms Augusta Stewart
  • Dr Christo van der Walt
  • Mr Gerald Davids
  • Rev Nelis Janse van Rensburg
  • Mr Wilbur van Niekerk
  • Rev Danie le Roux
  • Ms Sarie Snyman
  • Mr Neil Rademeyer
Specialist members
  • Mr Wouter Hugo
  • Ms Julia Zingu
  • Mr Stefanus Malherbe
  • Dr Willie van der Merwe
The Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Basie van Wyk

* NPO 011-891
** PBO 930 006 348