Thifulufheli Sinthumule


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. Email:


Gloria Makxeta

Finance and Administrative Officer

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 in Economics and Business Management from Tshwane University of Technology and BCOM in Financial Management and as well as certificates in bookkeeping and 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 BCOM Honours degree in 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 and lead audit process and respond to queries from Auditors. Loading Payment on FNB online banking and forex payments for authorisation. Payroll sign off, Employees timesheets and Vat returns, QuickBooks and XERO bookkeeping, Approval Max, Dext (receipt bank- Petty Cash), compliance with funders contract terms and accounting procedures, reconcile all bank accounts, and projects financial report of the organization. Email:

Nombulelo Ndlovu

Cleaner and Office Admin

Nombulelo Ndlovu has worked for CoRMSA since 2008. She is currently studying towards a Certificate in Office Administration. She keeps the office in order and does office administration and event organisation.




 Muluti Phiri

Advocacy Officer

Muluti Phiri holds a Masters in Migration and Displacement Studies from the University of Witwatersrand. She is currently in her final year studying Masters in Clinical Social work at the University of Johannesburg.  She also 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 of work experience which includes working 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 contribute 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 through concerted efforts with stakeholders and member organisations, the rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers can be recognised and met.



Vimbai Mataruse

Communications and Media Officer

Having recently joined Cormsa in May 2021, Vimbai Mataruse works as a Communications and Media Officer with extensive NGO experience whose main responsibility lies within the Communications and media department. She has worked as a Communications Assistant at Access Chapter 2 (a Human rights NGO). She joined Greenpeace (an environmental NGO) as a volunteer from 2015 up to date. In addition, she has also done her research for her Masters Degree at Gender Links (a Human rights NGO).

She is currently in her final year studying a Masters in Communication Science with the University of South Africa. She has also recently enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with the University of South Africa. She also holds an Honours Degree in Communications from the University of South Africa, a B. A Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a Diploma in Public Relations from the London Chambers of Commerce Industry, an Executive Certificate in Community Development and Humanitarian Project Management and a Certificate in Commuters from the University of Zimbabwe.

Aligned to her responsibilities, she coordinates the production of communication products, write and edit copies for communication products, contribute to media monitoring, analyse media coverage and identify media opportunities related to CoRMSA work, build strategic relationships with stakeholders, ensures that CoRMSA norms and code of conducts are maintained as well as managing all media communications. Her passion lies in promoting and protecting the human rights of Asylum seekers, migrants and refugees through communication. Email:

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