WHO WE ARE
The Migration Project is an initiative of the European Union, facilitated the Democracy Development Program, an NGO based in Durban that works to help deepen the practice of democracy in the country.
Lily Hlophe – Project Manager
Lily is an accomplished academic scholar who is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology, at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Her achievements include a Master’s degree in Sociology and two Honours degrees, in General Psychology and Psychological Counselling, to name just a few.
Having been trained by the University of Wits, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the University of Los Angeles (UCLA), she is a skilled researcher, with over 7 years’ experience in research in the social sciences. Moreover, she is passionate about skills development and rural and township-based research with the aim of developing custom-made interventions, for the betterment of the lives of the residents of these areas.
Lily is a member of the South African Sociological Association (SASA) and she is also an ETDP-SETA-accredited Skills Development Facilitator and Assessor.
Noxolo Sithole – Project Coordinator
Noxolo holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law, as well as a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree in Policy and Development Studies, both obtained at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She developed her passion for Monitoring and Evaluation during her undergraduate degree, when she discovered the growing importance of prioritizing M&E as a platform for learning and accountability, this importance being caused by the growing voice of civil society’s scrutiny on good governance and demand for efficient public administration.
Thobile Khumalo – Project Admin Assistant
Thobile holds a diploma in Community Extension from Mangosuthu University of Technology. She has a wealth of experience in admin and community projects as a Community Extension Officer and Consultant for various organisations.
Thobile works very well with people and excels in any environement she is in. She is also a trained councillor and facilitator.