TEAM STATISTICS

Team members that
draw a salary (including the
Board of Directors)

The average time
donated by each team
member monthly

Entrepreneurs and
Business Owners
in our Team

75%

Team members with
personal experience of
intimate partner abuse.

OUR BOARD OF EXECUTIVES

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SAMANTHA LE ROUX

FOUNDER

Samantha Le Roux is an enthusiastic, determined, and passionate woman who left high school at 14, to run their family restaurant business. She continued her career in hospitality both in South Africa and London. Upon her return to South Africa, Samantha began a career in IT industry with some of South Africa’s leading blue chip companies.

After achieving accolades for her consistent performance, Samantha realised her true strength lay in developing people and left the IT industry to establish a successful mentorship business. Her passion for enlightening and uplifting those not fully resonating a life well-lived became her focus. Today, Samantha is the inspirational founder of Cornerstone Woman born out of Samantha’s personal experience of domestic abuse. She is the proud single mother of three children.

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HAPPY MOLEFE

CHAIRPERSON

Happy Molefe is currently a co-founder and a CEO of Bayajula (Pty) Ltd, an advisory company focusing on Technology, Outsourcing & Resourcing, Training as well as Business Management Consulting. Happy’s career spans for about twenty years in human capital management, business management consulting, corporate management and project management combined experience. She has held strategic and executive positions in various companies, including public services entities.

Happy obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Advanced Biology and Genetics from Wits University. She holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Management through the University of Pretoria, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Principles - Systems Thinking (PGDM) at the University Of Cape Town School Of Business and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) through Unisa School of Business Leadership (Unisa SBL). 

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KHANYISILE MADLALA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Khanyisile Madlala, is a published author, life coach and public speaker. She is passionate about brands, which she expresses through her boutique public relations agencies ZOE PR Communication Managers. As a life coach and public speaker, Khanyisile is dedicated her life to share her knowledge about spiritual and mental wellness of the humankind.

Such drive emanates from experience, which he shares in detail through her bestselling book titled arrested by his love. Khanyisile, is also the CEO of Cornerstone woman, an international nonprofit organisation that empowers abused women to live a better life, through a broad service offering and practical interventions, allowing her to actively pursue her people passion to call positivity impact lives.

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MARILEY LIEBENBURG

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Mariley is a strategic analyst with a heart for capacity building of non-profit organisations through sustainable fund development services and training. She has over 12 years’ experience in fund development, working with numerous organisations, from small grassroots community projects to large national networks, on strategic fund development solutions. Mariley was responsible for the Foundations and Trust Portfolio at The University of Pretoria and gained extensive experience in various sections of strategic fund development. She established SDG Consultants in 2013 with the vision to support and enable non-profit organisations to become financially sustainable.

Mariley held the title of Mrs. Gauteng 2014 and was also a Mrs. South Africa Semi Finalist for 2016, using this platform to empower women through her own story of living with a life-threatening illness. She is an internationally certified NLP Life Coach with a passion for people, relationships and identifying prospective collaborations between corporate and community partners. Personally, and professionally, Mariley is closely associated with charitable causes in South Africa and is directing her focus to developing CSW as the vehicle for empowerment and restoration for those affected by trauma. She is a devoted wife to her husband of 18 years and mother to two teenagers who inspire and motivate her to become the best version of herself in her journey to inspire others and be a voice for those in need.

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KEVIN VAN DER BYL

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Kevin Van Der Byl has over 23 years’ experience in the financial services and automotive sectors, with a focus on the marketing, sales, account management, and asset-based finance industries. His core skills range from marketing, product development and design, sales and business management with a focus on business plan design, implementation and analysis, corporate strategy and operational management.

Kevin has been married for 21 years and is the proud father of five children. He enjoys his role as a youth coach at his local church, and lends his business skills to assist organisations who provide social services. Kevin has a marketing diploma with the North-West University and an MBA with Milpark Business School

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YANOULA MENIKOU

HEAD OF COUNSELLING

Born in Gauteng to Greek Cypriot parents. I am a South African citizen.

My passion is to serve people with love and show them they are worthy .

I have been in many different industries over the years but now am confident that my place is to serve and have found that opportunity in CSW .I have done various courses over the years that add value to this role and will be the Head of counselling

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RUDI VAN DER VYVER

STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

Rudi served the conference industry through his tenure as CEO of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI). Rudi having successfully completed the international masterclass on the Neuroscience of Event Design and
Architecture is one of only 18 event practitioners in Africa to hold this distinction.

Bringing a wealth of management and eventing experience from the financial services, business consulting and hospitality industries as well as having played a crucial role in driving the business events sector forward in Southern Africa. Rudi is passionate about event strategy, psychology, creating experiences and driving return on investment for clients through effective and creative event management principles.

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ESTELLE FILEN

HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

I am the founder and owner of Vigour Gifts & Clothing, specialising in corporate & promotional as well as custom & personalised gifts & clothing.

I have walked the path with Cornerstone Woman for the past 6 years & being a part of this organisation has helped me with my own personal traumas which is why I am & always will be involved!

YOU'VE MET THE BOARD, NOW MEET THE REST OF OUR TEAM

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