Board of Trustees

Although SANAC is the high level public face of the HIV, TB and STI response in the country, the legal entity through which it operates is the ‘SANAC Trust.’ The Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Secretariat and are appointed by the Deputy President.

On 14 November 2015, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new Trustees of the SANAC Trust at the SANAC Plenary meeting held at the Protea Hotel, OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. He thanked them for accepting the invitation to become part of the critical work that SANAC is doing. The Board of Trustees is chaired, in an acting capacity, by Dr. Ayanda Ntsaluba, a former Director-General in the Departments of Health and International Relations and Co-operation, he is also a former Executive Director for Discovery Health LTD.


dgDr. Ayanda Ntsaluba
Acting Chairperson of the SANAC Board of Trustees

Dr. Ayanda Ntsaluba graduated with a medical degree from the then University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu Natal: Nelson Mandela School of Medicine) in 1982 and worked as a doctor at Mthatha General Hospital before going into exile in the late ’80s. He also completed a Master of Sciences Degree with specialisation in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Economics (University of London). Between 1991 and 1995, he undertook his specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology and was subsequently admitted as a fellow at the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of South Africa.

Dr. Ntsaluba chaired the steering committee of the SA AIDS Vaccine Initiative and served as a member of one of the Working Groups of the WHO Commission on Macro-Economics and Health.

The SANAC Trustees are:

  • Dr. Ayanda Ntsaluba (Acting Board Chair)
  • Sheila Mbele
  • Mluleki Zazini
  • Pholokgolo Ramothwala
  • Steve Letsike
  • Dr. Yogan Pillay
  • Mthetho Tshemese
  • Kholeka Mlisana
  • Thandi Orleyn

Board of trustees

Standing: Pholokgolo Ramothwala, Mluleki Zazini, Sheila Mbele, Dr. Yogan Pillay, Mthetho Tshemese
Seated: Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa (vacated her position as Board Chair), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Steve Letsike