Vuyiseka joined the HIV movement when she was 22 after testing HIV positive in 2001. At the time, she was studying for her post-matric qualification and working to finance her studies. She started as a volunteer of the Treatment Action Campaign in SamoraMachel in Phillipi a township in the Cape Flats outside of Cape Town. She soon became employed and was instrumental in building in the TAC’s Prevention and Treatment literacy programme, which she led for six years as a programme coordinator for the province. Over the years she rose as a strong leader to finally be elected as the General Secretary in 2008. In 2012 she was re-elected. Vuyiseka holds a B.A. in health sciences and social services: majoring in Psychology from the University of South Africa, 2008. In 2011, she completed her Masters in HIV management from the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently doing a PHD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal focusing in HIV policy and Public health administration.
Nomzamo is an advocate who, until recently, ran a public law practice at the Johannesburg Bar. Her areas of focus included immigration, administrative action, and education. She is currently pursuing personal literary and entrepreneurial projects.
Doron Isaacs is Deputy General Secretary of Equal Education, a leading South African social movement struggling for quality and equal education. He co-founded Equal Education in 2008 after completing degrees in law and finance at the University of Cape Town. As a student he founded Students for Law & Social Justice, and before that was head of Habonim South Africa, a Jewish youth organisation.
Michelle Adler is currently the operations manager at Equal Education. Born and schooled in Johannesburg she has a BCom and Business Economics Honours from Wits University. Michelle has been working in Khayelitsha for the past 4 years and has been responsible for the internal management of EE as it has developed from a small community based organisation into a medium sized organisation but more importantly a mass movement of learners, teachers, parents and community members across South Africa.
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