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Meet Ndileka Mandela

Founder and CEO : Thembekile Mandela Foundation.

As a former nurse pays particular attention to detail and precision.  Having been close to Nelson Mandela, as his first grandchild, have a lot of contacts.  A stickler to cooperative governance. As a philanthropist believes in the uplifment of the poor and disadvantaged. Very strong organizational skills. Sits in the fund raising committee for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Ndileka worked at St Aidan’s Hospital for 6 years. While at St. Aidans she trained and qualified as a renal ICU nurse at King Edward VII. She then left nursing to work as a pharmaceutical representative with Sandoz and Scherag. Ndileka worked as a Phlebotomist in a pathology laboratory. Upon leaving the path laboratory she worked as a community nurse at Prime Cure Clinic, which was a group private primary health care facilities. While working at Prime Cure she was promoted to the marketing division of Prime Cure in Centurion Pretoria. She has also worked in the medical aid industry for 2 years, working for Sizwe Medical Aid as a business development manager . In the medical field she has gone 

full circle from different health related industries, thus giving her more than 15 years’ experience in the medical field. In 2007 she worked as a project coordinator for an RDP housing project until its completion in 2010. The RDP project was worth R173m. In July 2012 after her grandfather’s birthday July 18, she visited Clarkebury High School, where her grandfather schooled. Upon finding that the school was in a state of disrepair, she adopted the school as her project.  The seed for Thembekile Mandela Foundation was born. Unfortunately due to the illness of her grandfather late 2012, the registration of the foundation was delayed till February 2014. She now works full time at the foundation to raise funds and run programs espoused by the foundation of which the two main pillars are Health and Education. Serves as a council member for the Nelson Mandela Museum
Global Fund Champion for HIV, TB and Malaria from June 2019. Author of own Biography I am Ndileka.


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