New Director of Operations S’Phesihle Radebe is originally from the Ufafa Valley Community. Much to his family’s delight, he has returned home after being away for 10 years, in order to take up this position at Woza Moya. Sphe was born and raised in Mashakeni Village, the last of 7 children. Despite losing his father at a very young age, and experiencing hardship, S’Phesihle continued to have big dreams. Supported by a scholarship from the National Research Foundation, he recently completed his Masters in Environmental Management at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. S’Phesihle’s academic career began at UKZN where he obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Rural Resource Management, followed by Honours in Geography and Environmental Management. Working with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) for a few years, Sphe became passionate about community development especially in relation to water, sanitation, invasive alien plants, waste and environmental management, and other ecological concerns. S’Phesihle also has a strong interest in social change and mentoring young people.