Philani Makhaye

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Centre Handyman

For almost 2 years, Philani has managed to fix and make our items for sale look like new again. He also maintains the buildings and other handy DIY jobs

Nelisiwe ‘Nellie” Shelembe

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Retail Cleaner

Nellie has been with us for 3 and a half years and is a huge asset to us at our Main Street Centre

Bisisiwe “Busi” Mlotshwa

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Retail Assistant

Busi has been with us for 5 and a half years and is our Retail Manager’s ‘right hand lady”, joining him at auctions and other places in order to buy stock for our shops. She is always helpful, smiling and knows exactly how our retail division works.

Tholani Vilakazi

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Centre Gardener

Tholani has only recently joined us but has already made such a difference in our Nursery Corner. His blooms are well looked after.

John Lewis

John Lewis : Committee

John Lewis : Committee

Member of the uMngeni SPCA Executive committee

Vanessa Van Zuydam

Vanessa : Secretary

Vanessa : Secretary

Our new Main Street Receptionist (please take Bronwen Duranty off) – Vanessa has been with us since the 18th March 2015 and is a breath of fresh air as you walk into our centre. She is willing to help wherever she can and runs the front office with efficiency and friendliness.

Lynne Norton


Lynne has been on the Events Committee for a couple of years and is always ready and willing to help with all functions and fundraising events for our SPCA. She has a smile as wide as the universe and keeps all of us in good spirits! Lynne and her husband, Mike, are avid travellers and have spent many happy holidays all over Africa exploring our beautiful land.

Denise Slatter


Denise has always been involved with the uMngeni SPCA and this year (2014), we managed to convince Denise to join our Events Committee. Denise is very well organized and has her raffle, street collection and Tree of Love teams in Hilton well sorted before any of us get to it! She loves all animals and is always concerned for their wellbeing. Denise is also very actively involved in our current 1000 Paws Walk for SPCA committee.

Renee Karssing


Renee is an active and proactive member of the Events Committee. She is incredibly passionate about the welfare of all animals and goes above and beyond to assist in fund raising and creating awareness for our Society. Renee is the proud mum of two daughters, that, like her, are extremely compassionate to our four legged friends. She is also a long time teacher at Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road.

Eva Bishop

Eva is a very active member of the Events Committee and has very capably taken on the task of collecting the tins from the various venues around Howick and the Midlands when they are full, and replacing them with new tins. As you can imagine, this is not always an easy task as there are tins in many outlets and keeping a record of where they are, when they need replacing and maintaining them can sometimes be difficult. However, under Eva’s management, this form of fundraising is smoothly handled and we continue to receive a good boost to the coffers, thanks to Eva. In her spare time, Eva and her husband, affectionately known as Bish, love to travel.

Meet the team

Njabula Hlongwane

Njabula HlongwaneNjabula is a Receptionist and a Trainee Inspector. He helps out at the front desk with general office work and assists Jean and Linda when needed. He has been with the uMngeni SPCA for 18 months and is our friendly man who always has a smile on his face when you meet him.

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