Governing Council

The school’s voluntary board, the Governing Council, meets three times a year to oversee the management of the school. Current Governing Council members are:

  • Dr Sibongile Gumbi (Chair)
  • Mr Andy Foose (Vice-Chair)
  • Ms Jackie Otula (Principal)
  • Mr Ashley Green-Thompson
  • Ms Catherine Hunter
  • Mr Pierre Bide
  • Mr Sandile Hlophe
  • Ms Lindi Zwane-Churchyard
  • Dr Nhlanhla Msomi
  • Mr Tineyi Mawocha
  • Mr Robert Creighton
  • Derilene Marco
  • Khulekani Msweli
  • Linda Zwane
  • Stephenson Ngubane

Invited Members

  • Donovan King – Deputy Principal: Pastoral
  • Lisa Simelane – Deputy Principal: Academic
  • Milliscent Muchabaiwa – Bursar: Interim
  • Tracey Stewart – PA to Principal
  • Celiwe Dlamini – Director: Advancement Office
  • Two representatives from the Student Representative Council
  • Two Staff representatives
  • Two representatives of the Parent – Staff Association

Central Management Group

The Central Management Group (CMG) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school. It meets on weekly basis to take operational decisions and ensure smooth implementation of the school’s programme. Members of CMG are:

  • Jackie Otula – Principal
  • Donovan King – Deputy Principal: Pastoral
  • Lisa Simelane – Deputy Principal: Academic
  • Milliscent Muchabaiwa – Bursar: Interim
  • John Storer – Director of Admissions and University Advisor
  • Tracey Stewart – Director of Residences
  • Celiwe Dlamini – Director: Advancement Office
  • Steve McGuire – Eco Estates Manager
  • Dulile Maphanga – Human Resources Manager
  • Kassandra Cowles – Staff Representative


The Parent and Staff Association (PSA), is governed by the Constitution of the PSA and comprises of all parents having students at Waterford-Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa. The term “parents” includes natural or legal guardians, foster parents or step-parents of students at the College. These are referred to as ‘Parent Members’. The Principal and permanent members of staff of the school, referred to as ‘Staff Members’ also form part of the PSA. The PSA committee has at least 7 members, one of which is a staff member. The PSA meets on the first Tuesday of the month during term time at the Advancement Office at 6pm. A detailed copy of the PSA Constitution can be made available on request to the Chairperson.

  • To act as a supporting and advisory body to the Principal and the College
  • To foster communication between the College and the parents.
  • To raise funds and encourage sponsorship for the College and its various projects to support students and staff to enhance their learning and school experience, and
  • To uphold the UWC core values

The PSA has a number of sub-committees, comprising of PSA representatives and management /staff members, who are actively involved to ensure continued school support and overall wellness of all at WK. The committees are:

LINK FAMILIES: To foster a home-away-from-home environment for students by pairing them with local families. Successfully running for many years and led to life-long bonds even beyond time at WK and international borders.

EVENTS: To fundraise and support the school events that need PSA funding such as Annual Golf Day, Kamhlaba Day and the Biannual 24 Hour run.

FOOD: To evaluate and guide nutritional value of meals served including Tuck Shop. The menu now includes healthier options.

PARENTS LINK NETWORK: Aim is to connect parents from outside Eswatini with parents within the country.

MENTAL TASK TEAM: to be run inconjunction with the Governing Council

KAMHLABA PARENTS SERIES: A talk series covering a wide range of comfortable and uncomfortable topics. Held via zoom so can include all parents. Held generally on the first Thursday of each month during term time.

SMALL PROJECTS: To evaluate and co-ordinate requests annual projects, including funding gifts for teachers and support staff, pre-orientation program for non-English speaking students and Help Fund (starter packs).

AD-HOC PROJECTS: To co-ordinate and implement ad hoc projects which support the students, teachers and school.

The PSA derives its funding from fundraising events to support the numerous requests for funding on various school projects. The main fundraising event is the annual PSA Golf Day normally held in October.

The PSA 2023 committee members are:
  • Jackie Otula – Principal
  • Donavan King – Vice Principal
  • Fiona Millin – Chair
  • Hellen Wambui – Secretary
  • Paula Marques – Treasurer
  • Andreas Schott
  • Bridget Farrell
  • Rudo Kuwengwa
  • Vanessa Flora
  • Johannes Lebede
  • Julie Thring
  • Helen Martins
  • Fanele Chester
  • Dr Mekdim Ayana
  • Nomvuyo Khumalo
  • Rain Mudadi
  • Raksha Ayiathurai
  • Yael Uzan-Tidhar
  • Sindi Sihlongonyane (Teacher rep)
  • Mlungisi Dlamini (Teacher rep)
PSA pic 1
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Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the highest level of student governance within the school. Their duties include organising school events, reporting student grievances to the school executive and providing a medium of communication between students and staff. Click here to download the Constitution of the SRC. The current SRC Executives are:

  • Chido Murambiwa (IB2)
  • Anotida Musiya (IB2)
  • Jayden Scott-Long (IB2)

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