Board members

Thokozani Nokuthula Radebe



Current Chairperson, Thokozani Nokuthula Radebe, has been serving on the Board for 12 years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and Law, as well as a Masters in Financial Planning Law.

Thokozani is currently employed at one of the leading financial service providers. Her motivation for joining the Board was her love for children and a desire to give back to the community. This was also an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to run a successful non-profit and utilise her skills for the benefit of the organisation.

Sithembiso Cele

Vice Chairperson


Sithembiso Cele has been serving on the Board since 2009. He has a Bachelor of Laws Degree and qualified Advocate. Sithembiso hopes to pursue a Masters Degree in Child Protection Law.

Sithembiso is currently working at a printing company. As a past resident himself, his motivation for joining the board stems from his desire to give back to the organisation and its current and future residents.


Grant Fincham



A qualified Chartered Accountant with a background in finance and financial management.

Currently the Director of Ameropa Commodities, he joined the Board of the Durban Child and Youth Care Centre in 2016 and is committed to ensuring that finances are well managed in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation.

Thami Hadebe


Thami is currently a Branch Manager for Old Mutual Finance and a Pastor of the Vision Centre Ministries, he is qualified in Television Production and experience in radio presenting and producing.

As a past resident of the organisation, Thami is very much aware of the needs of children in care and is also involved in his community’s social welfare through his Church.

Ansuya Ram Deputy Chief Education Specialist

Ansuya Ram


Ansuya Ram is currently employed by the KZN Provincial Department of Education (Inclusive Education Directorate) as an Education Specialist supporting Special Schools and learners with Specials needs. Ansuya has previous teaching and managerial experience as Deputy Principal of V.N. Naik School for the Deaf. She holds a BA in English and Psychology, Higher Diploma in Education, BA Honors in Psychology, M.ED (Special Needs Education) and a PhD in Social Justice – Deaf Education. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of providing Education for learners with disabilities.

Ansuya has served on our Board for 13 years.

Alan Beesley


Alan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Development Studies. Alan has extensive experience working in the private equity field. In 2007 Alan followed a calling to work within the development sector and has been involved in developing and implementing market driven approaches in providing sustainable solutions to the various developmental issues facing South Africa.

Alan has vast amounts of experience in the Non-Profit Sector and his experience will be a great support to the organisation.

Nhlakanipho Bhengu


Nhlakanipho currently runs his own project design and management compnay. He studied architecture at the Durban University of Technology and later obtained a Diploma in project management at Varsity College.

In his spare time, he worked with an organisation, Phumlani F Foundation which linked children from previously disadvantaged areas with mentors. Through his charitable work and passion for helping others, we know that Nhlakanipho has the best interest of the organisation at heart.

Nikita Smith

Nikita currently manages the Public Relations portfolio for Shoprite Checkers KZN.

She has obtained her Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from the Durban University of Technology and has vast experience in the public relations, communications, fundraising and event planning fields. She has worked with recognised NGO’s such as Oxfam Australia and in her current position, is involved in projects dealing in the holistic growth and development phase of children at Early Childhood Development centres.

An organisation you can trust

Department of Social Development:

The DCYCC is registered with the Department of Social Development, for both the Children’s Homes and the Siyakhula Rehabilitation Centre.

Non-Profit Directorate:

The DCYCC is registered with the NPO directorate as a Non Profit Organisation.
NPO number: 002-363


The DCYCC has met the requirements of the South African Revenue Service and is exempted from tax income. We are able to issue Section 18 A tax certificates to our donors.

Governance SA:

We recognise that NPOs are value-based institutions, which stand in a position of trust towards their various constituencies – including beneficiaries, donors, and society as a whole – and that we have a continuing duty of accountability.


In terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No.2 of 2000 (PAIA), and SEction 18 of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA) please click here to download our Information Manual.

Audited Financials:

The organisation is audited annually by Baker Tilly Morrison and Murray. Click here to view the Annual Report.

If you would like to view any of the above documents, please email us at and we will gladly send them through to you.

Of the children, youth and families served:

0 %
are Black
0 %
have disabilities


This entitles donors to claim points in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act No. 53 of 2003.


Donors who are South African tax payers, may claim rebates on donations made to the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre, in erms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

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