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Reference Advisory Group

Our multi-disciplinary advisors group are highly regarded in and outside of South Africa and are long-standing experts in their respective fields. Drawing on their expertise in law, public health, economics, scientific advancement, policy development, activism and community engagement, the inaugural advisors will guide the HJI on its governance, strategic focus areas and partnership models.  


Our Reference Advisory Group

Dr Francois Venter (Ezintsha, WITS), Phumi Mtetwa (JASS Southern Africa), Dr Francois Bonnici (Schwab Foundation), Phumeza Mlungwana (IBP-SA), Dr Els Torreele, Professor Tshepo Madlingozi (CALS), Justice Kate O’Regan (Bonavero Institute), Noncedo Madubedube (Equal Education), Dr Linda Gail Bekker (Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation) and Dr Shuaib Manjra.

Professor Francois Venter-min

Professor Francois Venter


Phumi Mtetwa-min

Phumi Mtetwa

Regional Co-Director: JASS Southern Africa

Phumeza Mlungwana-min

Phumeza Mlungwana

Senior Programme Officer: IBP-SA

Noncedo Madubedube-min

Noncedo Madubedube

General Secretary, Equal Education

Professor Tshepo Madlingozi-min

Professor Tshepo Madlingozi

Director: CALS: University of the Witwatersrand

Doctor Els Torreele-min

Doctor Els Torreele

Medical Innovation and Access Activist

Doctor Shuaib Manjra-min

Doctor Shuaib Manjra

Medical Doctor, Senior Honorary Lecturer: UCT School of Public Health

Justice Kate O’Regan-min

Justice Kate O’Regan

Inaugural Director: Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University

Doctor François Bonnici-min

Doctor François Bonnici

Director: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Doctor Linda Gail Bekker-min

Professor Linda Gail Bekker

Deputy Director: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and Chief Operating Officer: Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation