Having joined CoRMSA in August 2012 as an Advocacy Officer, in 2015 he was appointed the National Programme Coordinator leading to his appointment as the Acting Director in January 2018 and later in April 2018, He was appointed the Executive Director for CoRMSA. Thifulufheli possesses vast institutional memory for CoRMSA and migration experience. Thifulufheli arrived with a solid human rights background having worked for Black Sash Trust as a Paralegal Advisor, where he led the Refugee Task Team, as well as Social Auxiliary Worker and Research Fieldworker experience for various organisations. He recently completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg, Certificate in Project Management from University of Cape Town and Certificate in Report Writing from University of Pretoria which he built on a BA in Social Work and a Certificate in Sociological Research. He is undertaking a Certificate Course on Leadership Management with the University of Stellenbosch. His main interest is the human protection and access to basic services by asylum seekers, refugees and other international migrants in South Africa with a particular focus on children and women.
Gloria Makxeta is the Finance and Admin officer at CoRMSA. She is responsible for Cormsa’s financial, reception and administration dept. She joined CoRMSA in February 2015. She has got vast NGO experience. She holds a National Diploma in Commercial Practice majoring with Economics and Business Management from Tshwane University of Technology and as well as certificates in bookkeeping, financial Accounting, Quickbooks payroll and arts and Culture administration. Her past experience including working with Inzalo Dance and Theatre Company, Cultural Development Trust and Market Theatre Foundation( Market Lab), and Sangonet. She is currently pursuing her third year in BCOM -Financial Management. In her day to day job, she prepares periodic summaries of financial transactions which may include balances, revenues and expenditure statements, statistical cost and operating reports to support annual reports. She interprets and explains rules, regulations, and policies regarding financial programme to staff to ensure compliance with contract terms and accounting procedures. She plays an advisory role to all departments on budgetary control measures. Prepare books for auditing. Quick Books bookkeeping, reconcile bank accounts, petty cash and projects financial report of the organization.
Muluti Phiri holds a Masters in Migration and Displacement Studies from the University of Witwatersrand. She has an honours degree in Social Work from the University of South Africa and several professional certificates including counselling, HIV and psychosocial support. She have more than 8 years work experience which has includedworking with youth in adolescent and youth reproductive health, community outreach programmes, strengthening children/adolescents HIV projects, trainings and offering psychosocial support for orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers.
Muluti is committed to effectively contributing to the plight of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in South Africa. She has a passion for working with vulnerable groups of people especially women and children. She is a member of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work in South Africa and empahthises closely with migrant sex workers and the precarious conditions in which they operate. She hopes thorugh concerted efforts with stakeholders and member organisations, the rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers can be recognised and met.
Abigail holds a Masters in Development Studies, Sociology from the University of Witswatersrand. Her activist and academic interests have focused on migration in a South African context. Her Masters dissertation studied the importance of food spaces and food histories for migrants living in Yeoville, Johannesburg. She is a qualified social worker and offers voluntary counseling for migrant women and children. She hopes to bring change to the current public and global narrative on migration through effective and creative communication, networking, lobbying and advocacy to ensure social justice for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.